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Peach State Festival
Thursday  8pm - 10pm
"The Sagebrush Boogie Radio Programme of The Air"
Hosted By Dave Chamberlain


"Sagebrush Boogie" is hosted by the less-than-hirsute Dave Chamberlain, and is the Thursday night installation of the WRFG "Peachstate Festival". "Sagebrush Boogie" has aired since 1984, thowin' down a mix of Western Swing, Rockabilly, Classic Country music, Hawaiian music and even the dreaded YODEL! Enclosed, you'll find playlists from recent "Sagebrush.." broadcasts, updated as the mood hits - accurate, but perhaps not timely....
So join us from 8 PM to 10 PM as we blow the dust off some cheesy vinyl and slide on down the rhythm trail!
~And of course, be a good friend and neighbor and call us at the Bunkhouse Of The Air: (404)523-8989....and follow "Sagebrush.." on FACEBOOK, too!



On May 15th, 2015 the Kris Youmans Band came back to reassert the sound of REAL Country music at the Sagebrush Studios. The trio was composed of Kris Youmans on Martin rhythm guitar and voice, David Puett at the Gibson ES-175 take-off electrical guitar, and Warren Hall on the Sho-Bud Pro III Custom pedal steel guitar. The sound was the real deal. I mean, PEDAL STEEL and Country music - what can go wrong with that???
In addition, we paid homage to the great, great, great Johnny Gimble, a giant of Western Swing...


Joe Goldmark - Theme From Route 66
George Jones - Color Of The Blues
Justin Tubb - Sugar Lips
Charlie Ryan - Hot Rod Hades
Jerry Byrd Trio - Waimeha
Hot Club Of Cowtown - Deed I Do
Bryan Deere - Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
Rhythm Future Quartet - Caravan
Jody Nix - Hang Your Head In Shame
Jody Nix - She Won't Let Me Forget Her
Luke Wills - I'm A Married Man
Chris Scruggs -Honky Tonkin'
The Barnstormers - Tennessee Saturday Night
Jimmy Bryant w/ Speedy West - Stratosphere Boogie
Johnny Gimble - Fiddlin' Around
Johnny Gimble - Nellie Grey
Johnny Gimble - Have A Nice Day
Jerry Byrd - Ring Around The Moon
The Bonebrake Syncopators w/ Dave Stuckey - Sweet Sue
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


May 7, 2015. The generosity of Sagebrush listeners was proved again and again as they responded to WRFG's plea for love and understanding and much-needed financial help.
The soundtrack for this remarkable evening of giving went as follows:


Buddy Emmons - Take Me Out To The Ballgame
Playboys II - Texas In My Soul
Charlie Feathers - One Hand Loose
Johnny Gimble - Blue Again
Luke Wills & His Rhythm Busters - Shut Up And Drink Your Beer
High Noon - Rockin' Wildcat
Sam Makia & His Waikikians - Song Of Old Hawaii
Bill & Audrey - Looking Back To See
Merle Haggard & The Strangers - Hammin' It Up / I Take A lot Of Pride In What I Am / Corrine Corrina
Howard Fishman Quartet - World On A String
Mike Dowling - My Walking Stick
Han Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys - Tuxedo Junction
Jody Nix - Bottle Baby Boogie
Starline Rhythm Boys - Is It True what They Say About You?
Ray Price - Don't You Ever Get Tired Of Hurting Me?
Moon Mullican - Make Friends
Vaughn Monroe - Ghost Riders In The Sky
Jerry Byrd - South
Jerry Byrd - Hukilau
Jerry Byrd - Show Me How To Do The Hula
Jerry Byrd - Mauna Kea
Don Kelley Band - Hung It Up
Hot Club Of Cowtown - Ida Red
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Shotgun Boogie
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant - Frettin' Fingers
Ken Emerson - Swinging In Paradise
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


On April 30, 2015 we welcomed the mighty Bonaventure Quartet back to the Bunkhouse for a bracing draught of Gypsy Jazz. As is usual when they play, Django Reinhardt's ghost strolled in, lit a cigarette and whispered "C'est Magnifique!"
There were other tunes played, and they're listed here.


Matt Munisteri & Whit Smith - You Just Take Her
Foy Willing & The Riders Of The Purple Sage - Stampede!
The Riders In The Sky - Here Comes The Santa Fe
The Bonaventure Quartet - The World's Greatest Lover
The Bonaventure Quartet - Henry And June
The Bonaventure Quartet - Lily's On The Prowl
Sol Hoopii - Kilohana
Cactus Pryor - Can't Yodel Blues
Playboys II - Bye Bye Blues
Starline Rhythm Boys - Masquerade for Heartache
Mitch Miller & The Sandpipers - Davey Crockett
Deke Dickerson& His Ecco-Fonics - Find My Baby For Me (Live On Sagebrush Boogie, year 2000!)
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


On April 23, 2015 The Cigar Store Indians appeared at the studio, instruments in hand, yet not a stogie to be seen.
The band was: Ben Friedman, vox & rhythm guitar, Micah Cadwell, sizzling and thoroughly jazz-informed lead guitar, Todd Kerstetter at the doghouse basso profundo, and Mr. Charlie Blevins on the lightly brushed snare drum. They were also joined by our Junior Radio Sidekick of The Air, Mr. Jody James Chamberlain who just happened to have his student trombone handy. The result was an entirely swinging 5 song set from a band with chops and humor to spare. A great night of radio!!
These songs were also spun:


Evan Marshall - William Tell Overture (Finale)
Sammy Masters - Is Anybody Going To San Antone?
The Bonebrake Syncopators w/ Dave Stuckey - Hula Blues
Tex Williams & his Western Caravan - Suspicion
Starline Rhythm Boys - She Don't Live Here No More
Jody Nix - New Road Under My Wheels
Deke Dickerson & His Ecco-Fonics - What's That Cookin'
The Rhythm Future Quartet - Night And Day
Johnny Bond - Smoke, Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette
Robby Turner - O Sole Mio
Patsy Montana - Shy Anne from Old Cheyenne
Sol Hoopii - I Like You
Rob McNurlin - Blow Whistle Blow
Annie Sellick & The Hot Club - Sugar
Frankie McWhorter - Little Green Valley
Marty Grosz & Mike Peters - Stage Fright
Marty Grosz & Mike Peters - Jubilee
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


April 16, 2015. We invited the jazz guitarist Wayne Wilkinson to the Sagebrush studio as he was in town for the Atlanta Jazz Party and we'd heard he was a good picker. WRONG! He's a spectacular plectrist, able to beam up and down the fretboard while sustaining melodies, basslines and all kind of cool fast runs and wizardry in general. Whew! What a surprise!
Here's what got played in addition:


George Barnes - Hot Guitar Polka
Tom Morrell & His Timewarp Tophands - Hurry Home Or I'll Be Gone
Dave Stuckey & The Rhythm Gang - Daddy's Got A Brand New Love
Dave Stuckey & The Rhythm Gang - You Better wake Up Babe
Ray Price - Kissing Your Picture Is So Cold
Marco DiMagggio - Cats On Fire
Thumbs Carllile - Autumn Leaves
Red Stick Ramblers - Blue Drag
Gene Vincent & The Bluecaps - Cruisin'
Cactus Pryor - My Heart Bawls for You
High Noon - Let's Go Daddy-O
Jimmy James - The Back Door Of Hell
The Rhythm Future Quartet - Ornithology
The Emersons - Aloha Oe blues
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails



April 9, 2015. The fiddler player known as Elana James called in for a fine interview on the state of swing and "hot" fiddle. She is a longstanding member of the volcanic Hot Club Of Cowtown and she was eager to expound on how one becomes a respected Western Swing musician.
In addition, these fine tunes were launched into the ozone...


Hot Club Of Cowtown - Draggin' The Bow
Elana James - Oklahoma Hills
Elana James - Goodbye Liza Jane
Elana James - High Upon A Mountain
Texas Playboys - Whose Heart Are You Breaking Now
Ray Price- Another Bridge To Burn
Speedy West - Flippin' The Lid
Homer & Jethro - On A Slow Boat To China
Martin Pahinui - Mama E
Deke Dickerson - This Is Ecco-Fonic
Whitey Knight - Another Brew Bartender
Matt Munisteri - Cry Cry Cry
Thumbs Carllile - Bill Bailey
Johnny Western - The Lilies Grow High
Hank Thompson - Pop A Top
Frank Vignola Trio - Tears
Gene Vincent & The Bluecaps - Blues Stay Away From Me
Western Swing Authority - Miles And Miles Of Texas
Jeff beck & The Big Town Playboys - Hold me, Hug Me, Rock Me
Tiny Moore & Jethro Burns - Groovin' High
Hawaii Calls - Teach Me How To Do The Hula
Craig Chambers - Cherokee Medley
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

April 2, 2015. Grady Martin is a guitar player whose work in Nashville and beyond defined the sound of the Golden Age of Country Music. His impending induction into the Country Music Hall Of Fame is a cause for celebration among guitar players and music fans alike. With this in mind, we felt it was a good time to phone Nashville superpicker Mr. Chris Scruggs and ask about the mighty Mr. Martin. It was a conversation that could have lasted hours- that's how much Chris knows about Grady Martin!

Grady Martin - San Antonio Rose
Red Foley w/ Grady Martin & The Winging Strings - My Window Faces The South
Burl Ives & Grady Martin with The Slewfoot 5 - Diesel Smoke, Dangerous Curves
Johnny Burnette & The Rock And Roll Trio - Rockabilly Boogie
Johnny Carroll & His Hot Rocks - Crazy Crazy Lovin'
Johnny Horton - I'm Coming Home
Buck Owens & His Buckaroos - I Don't Believe I'll Fall In Love Today
Matt Munisteri - Don't Think Twice, It's All Right
Robert Wagoner - Cowboy Serenade
Elana James - High Upon A Mountain
Herby Wallace - Lonesome Road
Warren Smith - Pick Me Up On Your Way Down
Hawaii Calls - Show Me How To Do The Hula / I'm Going To Teach The Hula
Little Jimmy Dickens - Hillbilly Fever
Dave Stuckey & the Rhythm Gang - They Did The Boogie
Floyd Tillman - Battle Of The Bottle
Jack Marshall - Pistol Packin' Mama
B.E.D. w/ Eddie Erickson - This Will Make you Laugh
Riders In The Sky - There Goes The Santa Fe
Sol Hoopii - Right Or Wrong
Elana James - Roly Poly
Ka'au Crater Boys - Palolo
Kenny Roberts - When I'd Yoo Hoo In The Valley
Joey Miskulin & friends - Happy Trails


March 26, 2015. The final week of the Spring Marathon was spent convincing our studio guests to raise their voices not in song, but with a YODEL. This isn't an easy thing to do as yodeling is usually relegated to a tiled bathroom during a long shower, and not to the airwaves. Nevertheless, 6 brave people volunteered their amateur yodels in the service of fundraising. We applaud their courage and their apparent lack of modesty.
Between the howling, we enjoyed these professional yodelists..


Slim Whitman - Chime Bells
The McKean Sisters - Gymkhana Yodel
Don Walser - Texas Tophand
Carolina Cotton - Three Miles South Of Cash (In Arkansas)
Carolina Cotton - I Love To Yodel
The Riders In The Sky w/ Devon Dawson - Jessie The Yodeling Cowgirl
Yvonne Devaney - Yodelin' Swing
Wylie & The Wild West - Ol' Montan
Bill Snow - The Yodeling Ranger
Yodeling Slim Clark - When You're Blue, Just Yodel
Wesley Tuttle - Yodeling Boogie
Roy Rogers - Hawaiian Cowboy
Don Winters - In The Mood
Don Winters - Yodeling Our way To The USA
Yodelin' Tex Carter - The Swiss Yodeler
Johnny Dilks & His Visitacion Valley Boys - Yodel Till I Turn Blue
Carolina Cotton - Yodel Yodel Yodel
The Unknown Yodeler (**No artist identity listed on the record album or jacket!?!)- Yodel Train
Janet McBride - Daddy's Yodel
Austin Lounge Lizards - The Lonely Yodeler
The McKinney Sisters - Will There Be Any Yodeling In Heaven?
The Riders In The Sky - That's How the Yodel Was Born
Jimmie Rodgers - Muleskinner Blues (Blue Yodel #8)
Betty Lou Lobb - Chime Bells
Sandler & Young - In Garmisch-Parten Kirchen Town
Ramona Reed - If I Could Only Learn to Yodel
Don Edwards - Texas Plains
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails



The second week of the Marathon saw the Ol' Rumpled Record Bag overflowing with swinging music, and by that I mean Bob Wills, plus Hawaiian music, to be exact.
Bob Wills rampaged thru our first hour, hollering and fiddling like a deranged cowboy with impulse control problems.
The second hour was a languid escape to the soothing sounds of our 50th State. Steel guitars slid all over the place, ukuleles plunked, and "Aloha" was said with love.
Beyond all this, the phones rang and happy folks donated to WRFG. The date was March 19, 2015.


Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Time Changes Everything
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Big Beaver
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - New San Antonio Rose
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Blue Prelude
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Texas Playboy Rag
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Stay A Little Longer
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Ida Red
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - My Window Faces The South
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - The Gal I Left Behind Me
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Three Guitar Special
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Blackout Blues
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Cadillac In Model A
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Straighten Up And Fly Right
Johnnie Lee Wills - Rag Mop
Billy Jack Wills - Crazy Man Crazy
Linda Dela Cruz - Royal Hawaiian Hotel
Andy Iona - Na Pua
Hank Snow - Everybody Does It In Hawaii
Ohta San - Hawaiian War Chant
Junior Brown - Lovely Hula Hands
Werner Muller & His Orchestra - Hawaiian Eye
Sol Hoopii - Patches
Puamana - Ulupapakua
Hawaii Calls Orchestra - Hukilau Song
Bob Brozman - Paauau Waltz
The New Hawaiian Band - Song Of The Islands
Joey Miskulin & friends - Happy Trails




March 12, 2015. For the first week of the 'RFG Spring marathon, Mr. James Kelly, a/k/a "Slim Chance" made his way down to the Sagebrush Studio Of The Air for a two-hour trip into his fascinating record collection. We spun some cool steel guitar tunes plus some of the recorded work of James's father, Jimmy Kelly who was a Nashville Country musician back in the 1960's.
It was compelling listening and the pledges were plentiful, too!


Lenny Breau - Medley
Pete Drake - Hot Rod Guitar
Larry Kingston - Down The drain
Jimmy Day - No One to Blame But Yourself
Sorrells Pickard - See Ruby Fall
Jay & Tommy Scott - Did You
The Scott Brothers - Yuggi Duggi
Jay & Tommy Scott - Angela
The Scott Brothers - Bonne Wee Jeannie McCall
Jimmy Kelly - Katy
Jimmy Kelly - Who's Gonna Cry For You
Jimmy Kelly - The Baby Cried
Slim Free - It Could Easily Be You
The Calhoun Twins - Leavin' Me For Bad
Rusty Diamond - Skellykins'
Mona Taylor - Now I Lay Me Down To Cry
Larry Kingston - Scratch Your Dog
Darvin Sturgill - Don't Borrow Sugar
Buddy Emmons - Wichita Lineman
Jimmy Day - I'm Walkin'


March 5, 2015. Mr. Marshall Ruffin came in with his battered cap, a Johnson resonator and a gi-normous voice and Lord have mercy, he rattled the Bunkhouse walls.
He is a serious young man, soft of voice and manner until he decides to sing something - then, Dang! Stand back!!
We predict his talent will reverberate through popular music for years to come. He's really that good...
We also played these gems in between.


Jim Loessberg - Slow Boat To China
Bear & The Essentials - Livin' Doll
Lorne Greene - Sand
Elana James - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
Rob McNurlin - Are On The Rock And Roll?
The Whipoorwills w/ Roy Lanham - Elementary Canal
The Sundowners - Cigarette State
Hal Aloma - My Blue Heaven
Bones Maki & The Sundodgers - Billie Mae
Dugg Collins - Bubbles In My Beer
Dugg Collins - Careless Hands
Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys - Green Light
Johnny Bond - X-15
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails



On February 26, 2015, the Bunkhouse phone rang and it was Rory Hoffman calling. Rory is one of the most original musicians to ever call Nashville home, and his guitar stylings have to be seen to be believed - He's an unbelievable picker!
We talked about growing up musical, his guitar collection and about life in Music City, U.S.A. It was a good conversation, for sure!

Rory Hoffman - Cantina Band
Hank Thompson - Smoke, Smoke, Smoke (That Cigarette)
Carl Smith - Trademark
Gene Summers - Please Tell Me Why
Artur Smith - 12th Street Rag
Ray Price - Walk Me To The Door
Rory Hoffman - Autumn Leaves
The Sweet Hollywaiians - Ten Tiny Toes
Rob McNurlin - Blue Guitar
Link Wray - I Sez Baby
Buck Owens & His Buckaroos - I'll Catch You When You Fall
Jim Loessberg - Cherokee
B.E.D. featuring Becky Kilgore - Deep Water
Sons Of The Pioneers - Buffalo
Lorne Greene - Wagon Wheels
Hal Aloma - At Sundown
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

The guest seat at the Ol' Sagebrush Bunkhouse was vacant on February 19, 2015 so we made use of an ample heap of cheezy vinyl to entertain a possible listener out there.

Eddie Pennington - Sweet Georgia Brown
Charlene Arthur - Looking At The Moon And Wishing On A Star
Dale Watson - Drink Drink Drink
Marti Brom & The Cornell Hurd Band - Feudin' & Fightin'
Weldon Myrick - Take The A Train
Jon Sholle - Mississippi Gal
Matt Munisteri - Still Runnin' Round In The Wilderness
Frankie Laine - City Boy
George Barnes - Quiet Two Gibsons At Work
Merle Travis - Kentucky Means Paradise
Sons Of The Saqn Joaquin - Texas Plains
Ray Price's Cherokee Cowboys - Devil's Dream
Craig Chambers - Cherokee Medley
Merle Haggard - Blues Stay Away From Me
Chris Sprague - Let's Get Drunk And Truck
Jackie Phelps - Tennessee Traveler
Ray Scott & The Demons - Boppin' High School Baby
Spade Cooley - Oklahoma Stomp
Bob Wills - What Makes Bob Holler
Harry Adams & Buffalo Johnson - Milk Bucket Boogie
Dugg Collins - Roly Poly
Ray Price - The Kind Of Love I Can't Forget
Rory Hoffman - Cantina Band
Jon Sholle - Sweet Kind Of Love
Mitch Miller & The Sandpipers - Jim Bowie
Musette Explosion - La Folle
Robert Wagoner - Song Of The Sierra
Justin Trevino - Walk Me To The Door
The Don Kelley Band w/ J.D. Simo - Get Rhythm
Rory Hoffman - Avalon
Lefty Frizell - Stepping Out
The Bonebrake Syncopators - Baby Won't You Please Come Home
Roy Clark - Kerry Dance
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

February 12, 2015.... The tunes just kept a' rollin'out of the Ol' Rumpled Record Bag and the phone sang out in need. It was a good night for the Sagebrush staff and management, for sure.

Jim Campilongo & The Ten Gallon Cats - Blue Hen
Bones Maki & The Sundodgers - Rock And Roll Baby
Eddy Arnold - It Makes No Difference Now
Thumbs Carllile - Blue Skies
Thumbs Carllile - Steel Guitar Rag
Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys - Just An Old Photograph
Steve Jordan - At Sundown
Jack LaDelle - Song Of The Islands
Justin Trevino - Two Arms Two Lips Too Lonely Too Long
The Time Jumpers - Along the Navajo Trail
The Country Gentlemen - Dust Devils
Chris Casello - Rocker From Uranus
Frankie Laine - Rawhide
Bob Wills - Faded Love
Whit Smith - Baby Steps
Tex Williams & His Western Caravan - With Men Who Know Tobacco Best
The Don Kelley Band - Ghost Riders
Link Davis - Grasshopper Rock
Biller & Wakefield - Foggy Island
Chuck Hess & The Chuckriders - Country Scotchmen
Dangerous Doug Stone - Brakeman's Blues
The Hi-Lo Playboys w/ Dave Stuckey - Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon
Craig Chambers - Cowboy Serenade
Robby Turner - El Cumbanchero
The Bellefuries - Mr. Locomotive
Lorne Greene - Shadow Of The Cactus
Leon McAuliffe - The Three Bears
Rex Allen - The Last Roundup
Mike Dowling - Evening
Matt Munisteri - Little High Chairman
Bob Wills - When You Leave Amarillo

February 5, 2015. A new record- 34 short songs in two short hours.

Robby Turner - Star Trek Theme
Sons Of The Pioneers - There's A Roundup In The Sky
Genoa Keawe & Her Hawaiians - Hawaiian War Chant
Douglas Bragg - Tiger Lily
Bones Maki & The Sundodgers - Lost In Outer Space
Chris Scruggs - Oklahoma Stomp
Jerry Byrd w/ Rex Allen - Steelin' Is His Business
Sons Of Tennessee - Whoopie Ti Yi Yo
Musette Explosion w/ Matt Munisteri - A Recurring Dream
Cowboy Envy - Wagons Ho!
Bob Boatright - Whose Heart Are You Breaking Now
Chris Casello Trio - Apache
Mitch Miller & The Sandpipers - Lonely Rider
The Time Jumpers - Stay All Night
The "Unknown Hawaiians" - Polynesian Rhythm
The Don Kelley Band - I've Been Everywhere
Justin Trevino - Loud Music & Strong Wine
Melvin Endsley - The Blues Don't Mean A Thing
Whit Smith - Brave Companion
Patsy Cline - There He Goes
Patsy Cline - Loving In Vain
Eddie Hill - Knock It Off
Eddy Arnold - I'm Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter
George Barnes - Crazy Man Crazy
Bonebrake Syncopators - A Porter's Lovesong (To A Chambermaid)
Bill Mack - Cat Just Got Into Town
Sonny Fisher - Rockin' daddy
Les Paul Trio - Coquette
Brian Setzer - Get Rhythm
The Don Kelley Band - Ghost Riders In The Sky
Ray Price - Pride
Deke Dickerson - Trumpet
k.d Lang - Sugar Moon
Speedy West - Hubcap Roll
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

January 22, 2014. Great things happen when Mr. Dante Harmon sits down behind his steel guitar: feet start to tap, heads start to bob, and a certain spirit fills the room. That's what happened when Dante, guitarist Kinta Johnson and vocalist Lawrence King really turned up the soul on Thursday night. The Bunkhouse of the Air quickly became the Little Chapel of Rhythm! Whew!

Biller & Wakefield - Them There Shoes
Jeff Beck & The Big Town Playboys - Blues Stay Away From Me
Chris Scruggs - Georgia Steel guitar
Asleep At The Wheel w/ Leon Rausch - It's A Good Day
Benny Chong - Cute
The Time Jumpers - Route 66
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Deed I Do
Eddie Hill - Mountain Jam
Bones Maki & The Sun dodgers - Lost In Outer Space
Smith's Ranch Boys - Bodger's Boogie
The Reinsmen - Trail Dreamin'
Joey Miskulin & Froends - Happy Trails


The 78 rpm disc is a delicate creature, yet moody and inclined toward hissy behavior. All of these things come into play when you own and play 78's, and so on January 15, 2015 we devoted a full two hours to the music of the cantankerous 10-incher. Scratches and all..

The Plainsmen - New San Antonio Rose
Eddie Hill - The Hot Guitar
Andy Iona - Hawaiian War Song
Leon McAuliffe and Western Swing Band - Panhandle Rag
Andy Iona - Hawaiian Drinking Song
Bonnie Lou - 7 Seven Days
Boots Faye & Idaho Call - Grinnin' Like A Possum
Louie Innis & The Stringdusters - Goodnight Cincinnati, Good Morning Tennessee
Little Jimmy Dickens - I Had To Turn Around And Get Married
Lefty Frizzell- My Little Him And Her
Curly Allen - Curly's Boogie
Patsy Montana - Shy Anne From Old Cheyenne
Ernie Lee - Ukulele Baby
Ernie Lee - I'm In A Kissing Mood
Jerry Byrd's Stringduster - Gold Coast Blues
Tex Ritter - I Love My Rooster
Spade Cooley - It's Dark Outside
Gordon Mcrae - Mule Train
Roy Rogers - Come And Get It
Roy Rogers - Hoofbeat Serenade
Foy Willing & The Riders Of The Purple Sage - That's What I Like About The West
Red Foley - Tennessee Polka
Eddie Hill - Mountain Jam
Molly Bee - Honky Tonk Mountain
Goldie Hill - I Let The Stars Get In My Eyes
Charline Arthur - Heartbreak Ahead
Sol Hoopii - To You Sweetheart Aloha
Lani McIntyre's Hawaiians - You're The One Rose
Louie Innis - Suicide
Oakie Jone - Love Fever
Bob Wills - Cowboy Stomp
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

January 8, 2015. The Cigar Store Indians quartet dropped by the Bunkhouse for a pow-wow and some exciting live music. The band: Ben Friedman, singer and rhythm guitarist; Todd Kerstetter, acoustic bass; Charlie Blevins, snare drum; and Micah Cadwell, lead Telecaster-ist, played rock and roll with the kind of swing that makes you pat your foot while you play air guitar. All in all, a wonderful way to inaugurate yet another season of live pickin' from the Bunkhouse of The Air.
In addition, the following tunes were played:


George Barnes - Sweet Sue
Dave & Deke Combo - Chew Tobacco Rag
Asleep At The Wheel w/ Leon Rausch - Sugar Moon
Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed - Nut Sundae
Little Jimmy Dickens - Country Boy
Time Jumpers - Write Myself A Letter
The Unknown Hawaiians - Polynesian Rhythm
Robert Wagoner - Song Of The Sierra
Lorne Greene - Devil Cat
Carl Smith - Rose Of Old Pawnee
Bill Kirchen - Tombstone Every Mile
Red Foley - Tennessee Hillbilly Ghost
Bobby Flores - Lonely Street
Roy Clark - Indiana
The Paladins - 2 Minute Love Affair
Johnny Cash - Get Rhythm
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


January 1, 2015. 2015 marks the beginning of 32 years at WRFG. 3 decades of Western Swing ain't a bad thing...
Probably the greatest joy I've found at WRFG is to find and invite musicians to the studio for live, spontaneous sessions and in-depth guitar geek conversation.
So, in keeping with that, expect quite a bit more live picking and technical talk from the humble Radio Bunkhouse in the coming months.
In addition, here are the recorded sounds that rang in the New Year...


Whit Smith - Baby Steps
Hal Aloma - I'm A Happy Hawaiian
Bill Kirchen - Bottle Baby Boogie
R. Crumb & The Cheap Suit Serenaders - Hula Girl
Tailor Made Band - Trouble In Mind
Bucky Pizzarelli & Frank Vignola - Whispering
Bonebrake Syncopators - A Porter's Love Song To A Chambermaid
Deke Di*kerson - Do You Think Of Me
Bobby Flores - I Guess I Had It Coming
Red Foley - Giles County Pulaski Post Office
Geronimo Valdriz - Golden Sands Of Waikiki
Les Paul Trio - Short Circuit
Boots Gilbert - Song Of The Club
Dale Thomas Band - Undecided
Cowboy Envy - Wagons Ho!
Merle Travis - John Henry
Lloyd Green - Cold Cold Heart
Biller & Wakefield - Steel Crazy
Ray Campi & The Sidekicks - Let The New Year In Your Heart
The Derailers - My Heart Skips A Beat
George Barnes - Hot Guitar Polka
George Barnes w/ Di*k Williams - Hillbilly Rock
George Barnes - Just Squeeze Me
George Barnes a/k/a Dean Hightower - Twangin' Fool
George Barnes w/ Janis Martin - Cracker Jack
The Emersons - I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
Lefty Frizzell - My Rough And Rowdy Ways
R. Crumb & The Cheap Suit Serenaders - Singing In The Bathtub
Chris Scruggs - Coconut Grove
Little Jimmy Di*kens - Take An Old Cold Tater And Wait
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


As a salute to our "30-Wonderful" (31) years of Sagebrush, we invited in some performers who always make the Ol' Bunkhouse feel a little bluesy and strange....
Delta Moon, led by Tom Gray and Mark Johnson came in with funky twin slide guitars and a heap of songs that made us sit up and pay attention.
And if that wasn't enough, guest vocalist Col. Bruce Hampton, Ret., dropped in and shouted some surreal blues , backed up by Tom and Mark. Damn! What a night of live music it was!!
In between, we spun some Christmas tunes to fit the mood...


Buddy Emmons - Sleigh Ride
Riders In The Sky - The Christmas Yodel
Loretta Lynn - To Heck With Ole Santa Claus
Thumbs Carllile & Herby Wallace - Blue Christmas
Walter Brennan - A Good Year For Christmas
The Vaude Villains - Christmas Time Is Here
Sam Pilafian & Frank Vignola - Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Faron Young - I'm Gonna Tell Santa On You
Red Simpson - Truckin' Trees For Christmas
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Santa's On His way
Brenda Lee - I'm Gonna Lasso Santa Claus
Buck Owens & His Buckaroos - One Of Everything
Jim Campilongo - Jingle Bells
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


On December 11, 2014 an old friend popped in... Deke Dickerson, guitar guru, bookseller and the owner of a beautiful Stetson hat was at the Bunkhouse for a conversation that covered A-LOT of ground. Among many other things, we talked about George Barnes,guitar addiction, Greg Germani, car repair and double neck guitars. Deke is THE font of coolness, an undisputed fact!
In between, we played tunes picked out by The Legendary Vinylologist, Mr. Greg Germani!


Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant - Stainless Steel
Tom Morrell & The Timewarp Tophands - It's My Lazy Day
Rob McNurlin - Rhinestoned
Roy Lanham & The Whipoorwills - Dimples And Cherry Cheeks
Ray Price - San Antonio Rose
Buck Jones - A Box Of Grass
Chris Scruggs - Fireball Mail
Porter Wagoner - Confessions Of A Broken Man
Deke Dickerson & His Eccofonics - Guitars In Orbit
Deke Dickerson & His Eccofonics - Snatchin' & Grabbin'
George Barnes - Crazy Man Crazy
Ray Price - All Right, I'll Sign The Papers
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


On December 4, 2014 we interviewed guitarist, songwriter, singer, producer and jazz star Mr. Matt Munisteri. He is one of Sagebrush Boogie's favorite performers and we worked for months to set up a chat with the engaging plectrum god.In a far-ranging conversation we talked about his complicated life as a sideman, frontman and axeman in the service of swing. Matt's the coolest!
In between the guitar talk, we also found time to spin some favorites:


Matt Munisteri - Bryant's Bounce
Musette Explosion w/ Matt Munisteri- Automne
Musette Explosion w/Matt Munisteri - - Douce Joie
Matt Munisteri - Still Runnin' Round In The Wilderness
Matt Munisteri - We'll Have A New Home In The Morning
Catherine Russell w/ Matt Munisteri - Kitchen Man
Matt Munisteri - Orange Crate Art
Whit Smith - Fretboard Jungle
Floyd Tillman w/ Merle Haggard - I Gotta Have My Baby Back
Deke Dickerson & His Eccofonics - I Think You Gotta Pay For That
George Barnes - Lover Come Back To Me
Sol Hoopii - Most Of All I Want Your Love
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

November 20, 2014 will be remembered as the night the Theremin came to WRFG. Under the gently waving hands of Mr. Kris Dale, the electronic instrument buzzed, burped and wheezed its sci-fi tones all over the Bunkhouse Of The Air.
Kris was accompanied by his colleagues R.L. Martin on the baritone ukulele and Tim Delaney on the electric bass.
In addition, Mr. Dale also slyly slid around on his 8 string lap steel. The evening was a triumph of exotic proportions...


The Vanduras - In The Dark
George Barnes - Moon Rocket
Deke Dickerson & His Eccophonics - You Can't See The Forest For The Trees
Deke Dickerson & His Eccophonics - Let's Take The Long Way Home Tonight
Sol Hoopii - Chimes
Sol Hoopii - Sweet Lei Lehua
Linda Dela Cruz - Kauhoa Mai
Hank Penny - Bloodshot Eyes
Hank Penny - I Hope You're Satisfied
Zeb Turner - How Can I?
Tom Morrell & The Timewarp Tophands - I Got A Right To Cry
Rex Allen - Trail Of The Lonesome Pine
Ray Price - Kissing Your Picture Is So Cold
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - Rosetta
Bob Williams - Hot Rod Race
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


November 13, 2014. The tunes we gathered for airplay were a diverse lot: 12 instrumentals chosen for their exceptional bouquet and aftertaste, and 22 vocals plucked at the peak of their lyrical potency.
A tasteful and nourishing broadcast, to be sure..


Billy Mure - Limehouse Blues
Deke Dickerson - Snatchin' & Grabbin'
Joe & Rose Lee Maphis - Ridin' Down Ole 99
Jerry Byrd - Chime In
Jean Shepard - Wherever You Are
Bobby Flores- Your Old Used To Be
Link Wray - Big City Stomp
Kris Dale - Airdrop
Junior Brown - Highway Patrol
Ernest Tubb - Kansas City blues
Ray Campi - Rockabilly Rebel
Jim Campilongo & The Ten Gallon Cats - Big Bill
Caroline & The ramblers - I Never Knew
Roy Lanham & The Whipoorwills - When My Sugar Walks Down The Street
Roy Lanham & The Whipoorwills - Someone's In The Kitchen With Dinah
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sunday Barbecue
Whit Smith - Passing Lane
Little Jimmy Dickens - Hillbilly Fever
Robert Wagoner - Grand Canyon
The Frank & Joe Show ( Frank Vignola & Joe Ascione)- The Sheik Of Araby
Justin Trevino - All Right, I'll Sign The Papers
Deke Dickerson - I Got A Date to Cut A Cake
Joe Venuti & Eddie Lang - I Got Rhythm
Elana James - What's The Matter With The Mill
Linda Dela Cruz - Akaka Falls
Becky Kilgore - Sagebrush Symphony
Billy Contreras - Sugarfoot Rag
Rex Allen - The New Frontier
Bob Wills - Spanish Two Step
Kenny Vaughan - Mysterium
Matt Munisteri - Lonely Acres In The West
Floyd Tillman w/ Merle Haggard - This Cold War With You
Whit Smith - Fretboard Jungle
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


November 6, 2014. This Thursday night 30 songs selflessly offered themselves up for service on the dangerous airwaves. They had all trained intensely for the moment when they'd leap blindly from the Bunkhouse to entertain the ultra critical and hard-to-please Sagebrush followers.
We also enjoyed several cuts from our friend Whit Smith's new instrumental CD, plus a few gems from Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys. A very good night for music, fer sure...


Whit Smith - Pet Names
The Dempseys - 8 At The Bar Boogie
Charlie Ryan - Side Car Cycle
Spade Cooley - Steel Guitar Rag / Home In San Antone
Junior Brown - Lovely Hula Hands
The Frank & Joe Show ( Frank Vignola & Joe Ascione)- Don't Fence Me In
Noel Boggs - Little Coquette
Tom Morrell & His Timewarp Tophands w/ Chris O'Connell - If You're So Smart (How Come You Ain't rich)
Sol Hoopii - Patches
Phil Baugh w/ Vern Stovall - No Deposit, No Return
Whit Smith - Dead Reckoning
Kenny Vaughan - Stay Outta My Dreams
Linda Dela Cruz - Kuhio Beach
Scotty Anderson - Columbus, Georgia
Bob Wills - My Window Faces The South
Bob Wills - Miss Molly
Bob Wills - Got A Letter From My Kid Today
Bob Wills - Roly Poly
Eric Johnson & Mike Stern - Benny Man's blues
Chris Sprague - Speed Traps, Weigh Station & Detour Signs
Deke Dickerson- Let's Take The Long Road Home Tonight
Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge - For Critter
Bobby Flores - Talk To Me Oh Lonesome Heart
Andy Iona - The Palm Trees Sing Aloha
Buddy Emmons - Cherokee
Andy Iona - My Tane
Zeb Turner - Rag Man Boogie
Whit Smith - Brave Companion
Thom Bresh - Smoke Smoke Smoke That Cigarette
Merle Haggard - The Bottle Let Me Down
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


The last week of the "Sagebrush.." Marathon was broken in two. The first half was devoted to instrumentals by our favorite pickers, and the second was a languid musical trip to Hawaii's flowery shores.. The date was October 30, 2014.

George Barnes - Hot Rod Rag
Deke Dickerson - Jumpin' Bean
George Barnes - Strollin' Slow
Phil Baugh - Country Guitar II
Chet Atkins - Can't Buy Me Love
Buddy Emmons - Oleo
Jim Campilongo & The Ten Gallon cats - Harlem Nocturne
Bonebrake Syncopators - Seven Come Eleven
Danny Gatton / Buddy Emmons & The redneck Jazz Explosion - Joy Spring
Bucky Pizzarelli & Frank Vignola - Moonglow
Thumbs Carllile - Autumn Leaves
Sol Hoopii - Twelfth Street Rag
Sol Hoopii - I Ain't Got Nobody
Sol Hoopii - Hula Blues
Sol Hoopii - When My Sugar Walks Down The Street
Linda Dela Cruz - Ku'i Tree
Linda Dela Cruz - Beautiful One
Andy Cummings - Get Hep To swing
Andy Cummings - Waikiki
Jerry Byrd - Hoi Mai
Alfred Apaka - Hawaiian Hula Eyes
Alfred Apaka - Makalapua
Hawaii Calls - Hawaiian War Chant
October 23, 2014. YODEL-RAMA......The WRFG Marathon stirs something mischievous and possibly malicious in our breast. Yes, it is a compulsion to unleash a contagion of infectious yodeling on the airwaves. YODELING? Yes, that frightening word uttered only when WRFG could use some cash.
So, please study these following examples of pure Yodelist Expressionism....


Roy Rogers - Hawaiian Cowboy
The Decibelles - Lucy's Blue Yodel
Joan Ridgway - Cuckoo Yodel
Yodelin' Tex Carter - Yodelin' Mad
Ken MacKenzie & Simone The Mrs. - Cannonball Yodel
Rex Allen - Queen Of The Rodeo
Marge & Debbie Rhoads - First Whipoorwill Song
Johnny Dilks - Yodel Till I Turn Blue
Janet McBride - Yodeling On The Grand Ole Opry
Wylie & The Wild West - Yodelin' Fool
Riders In The Sky - At The End Of The Rainbow Trail
Betty Cody - I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart
The McKinney Sisters - Will There Be Any Yodeling In Heaven
Eddy Arnold - Cattle Call
Yvonne DeVaney - Yodelin' Swing
Austin Lounge Lizards - The Lonely Yodeler
Don Walser - Rollin' Stone From Texas
Weslety Tuttle - Yodeling Boogie
Hank Snow - The Texas Cowboy
Slim Whitman - I'm Casting My Lasso Towards The Sky
Don Winters - In The Mood
The Riders In The Sky w/ Devon Dawson - Jessie The Yodeling Cowgirl
The Unknown Yodeler - Yodel Train
K.G. & The Ranger - I'm An Old Cowhand
George Payne - I'm Looking For A Girl That Can Yodel
Elton Britt - Chime Bells
Elton Britt - That's How The Yodel Was Born
Elton Britt - Give Me A Pinto Pal
Kenny Roberts - The Yodel Polka
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

Great things tend to happen when we invite the mighty Bonaventure Quartet (Charles Williams, Dan Coy, Gabe Granitz & Mark Bynum) over to play some swingin' tunes at the Bunkhouse of the Air.
On October 9, 2014, the foursome invoked the exotic spirit of Django Reinhardt and made the world seem right with their breezy gypsy spirit. They were also kind to invite the young vocalist Jody James Chamberlain to sit in on a new tune called, oddly enough, "Sagebrush Boogie"!


Django Reinhardt - I'ze A Muggin'
Lena Machado - Keyhole Hula
Billy Jack Wills - Twin Guitar Special
The Vanduras - In The Dark
Hank Snow - Hula Love
Cornell Hurd - w/ Justin Trevino - The Genitalia Of A Fool
Tom Morrell & His Timewarp Tophands - Lupus #1
Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives - Geraldine
Merle travis & Joe Maphis - Eight More Miles To Louisville
Bob Wills - Rosetta
Jimmy Lee Fautheree - I'm Gonna Cry When I Call Your Name
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

On October 2, 2014 we put together an elite team of 30 tunes ready to tackle the rigorous challenge of spinning around on a turntable and pleasing a small but appreciative coterie of Sagebrush savants...

Marv Weyer - Jaguar Shuffle
Harry Adams w/ Buffalo Johnson - Milk Bucket Boogie
Eddie Cochran - Sweetie Pie
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant - Hub Cap Roll
Ray Price - Punish Me Tomorrow
Craig Chambers - Sometimes This Old Cowboy Gets the Blues
Chuck Hess & His Chuckriders - The Virtue Special
Willie Nelson - Man With The Blues
Dave Stuckey - (Ol' Daddy's Got A ) Brand New Love
Evelyn Scott - Medley: Caravan, Guitar Blues, Little Brown Jug..
Charlie Walker - Don't Put Down The Honky Tonks
Amber Digby - How You Drink The Wine
Red Sovine - I'm Only 17
Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives - I'm Blue I'm Lonesome
Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives - Sad House Big Party
Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives - Uncloudy Day
Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives - Angels Rock Me To Sleep
"The Unknown Yodeler" (Seriously... the artist name is not listed on the album cover or disc!) - Yodel train
Matt Munisteri - Don't Think Twice It's Alright
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys - It's A Mystery To Me
The Vaudevillains - Walkin' Out
Chris Scruggs & The Air Castle Allstars - Walking The Dog
Jaye P. Morgan w/ George Barnes - Pepper Hot Baby
Riders In The Sky - Back In The Saddle Again
The Hi-Lo Playboys w/ Dave Stuckey - Won't You Ride In My Little Red Wagon
Sol Hoopii - 12th Street Rag
Lena Machado - Ho'Onanea
Jerry Byrd - Sand
Billy Jack Wills - Teardops In My Heart
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails





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