Regular listeners know how much Bill loves Jason Isbell’s music, so the idea that he sold his tickets to the band’s PNC Pavilion show to see Kelsey Waldon at MOTR might surprise some folks. But any time you can see a native of Monkey’s Eyebrow, Kentucky, you do what you have to do.
Bob is back from France where he ate 42 different cheeses, drank 24 types of wine, and played with goats. Unfortunately, his return marks the official end of his birthday season. To salve the burn of having to return to the real world, he and Bill play some excellent selections from the Legendary Shack Shakers, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys, and Reverend Horton Heat to name a few.
Bill flies solo for this week’s show since Bob is on a boat. In France. Meandering down a river. Probably sipping a crisp chardonnay. He’ll regret taking that trip when he hears about Bill’s playlist for tonight which includes songs by Rodney Crowell, Brandi Carlile, Birds of Chicago, and Weezer’s excellent cover of Toto’s “Africa”. C’est la vie, Bob.