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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!


January 12, 2017. Django Reinhardt's shadow still looms over the world of the guitar many years after his unfortunate passing. He inspires those who want to play like quicksilver, and he frustrates those who find their fingers just won't cooperate.
For the first time, the staff of Sagebrush Boogie decided a 107th birthday celebration was in order for the genius guitarist, and so we invited "The So-Po Playboys" (Charles Williams, Mike Begara and Dan Coy) to play their best gypsy licks live in the studio and play some of their favorite Django recordings, too. Their performance was loaded with the perfect streams of notes and ferocious chords that all gypsy jazzers aspire to... We will do that again!!


The Bonaventure Quartet - Nuits De St. Germain
Ishmael Reinhardt - Fascinating Rhythm
Gonzalo Bergara - Leopold
Django Reinhardt - Billet Dout
Django Reinhardt - Dinah
Django Reinhardt - Swanee River
Django Reinhardt - Hungaria Version One
Django Reinhardt - Hungaria Version Two
Django Reinhardt - I'll Never Be The Same
Django Reinhardt - Blue Lou
Django Reinhardt - Place De Brouckere
Django Reinhardt - Dream Of You
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


On January 5th, 2017 Sagebrush Boogie rolled over the ol' calendar page again, this time celebrating 34 (!) years at WRFG's Bunkhouse Of The Airwaves.
This year,"Sagebrush Boogie" will be filled with more live music than ever before. Atlanta has so much talent, both traditional and innovative, and here's hoping WRFG can be the outlet for a lot of it on a weekly basis.
So, here are the tunes that got spun during the raucous anniversary celebration...


Thumbs Carllile - Thumbs Guitar Boogie
The Starline Rhythm Boys - Keep The Home Fires Burning
Elana James - Memories Of You
Jon Rauhouse - Million Dollas Mermaid
Little Jimmy Dickens - They've Stole My Steel Guitar
Maynard Horlick - Go Go Rip Van Winkle
The Cigar Store Indians - This Town Ain't Cool
The Carlisles - Unpucker
Johnny A. - Wichita Lineman
Mike Dowling - Freight Train Boogie
Walter Brennan - A Man Needs To Know
Dale Watson & His Tennessee Two- Elbow Grease, Spackle And Pine Sol
John Hall - Minoi Minoi
Lyle Ritz & Becky Kilgore- Aren't You Glad You're You
Freddie Powers - Texas Barbecue
Wayne Hancock - Kansas City Blues
Ernest Tubb - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant - Skiddle-Dee-Boo
Johnny Horton - The Wild One
Jack Kittel - Psycho
The Moonlighters - Makin' Wickey-Wackey Woo In Waikiki
The Bonebrake Syncopators - Sweet Sue, Just You
Rusty Locke & The Western Swing Band - Robin's Nest
Bill Lincoln & Jerry Byrd - Moku O Keawe
Joe Maphis - Kansas City Special
The Reinsmen - Timber trail
Joe Glazer - Timber-r-r-r!
Tom Morrell & His Timewarp Tophands - Miss Molly
Redd Volkaert - Big Big Love
Neil Parker - Tennessee Cat
Gene Vincent & The Blue Caps - You Told A Fib
Biller & Wakefield - Guitars On Fire
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

12/29/2016. The Sagebrush broadcast year ended gracefully with a long set of moldy oldies and a few new tunes thrown in. We now roll the calendar forward for the 34th (!) anniversary of playing music for the concerned few.

Speedy West - Steel Strike
Deke Dickerson & His Ecco-Fonics - This Is Ecco-Fonic
Andy Iona - Minnehaha
Spade Cooley - Yodeling Polka
The Sons Of The Pioneers - It's A Sin
Dale Watson - Down Down Down Down
Ray Price - Heartaches By The Numbers
The Les Paul Trio - Stompin' At The Savoy
Ronnie Dawson - High On Love
Johnny Gimble - Rosetta
Peter Ecklund - Jubilee
Moon Mullican - Pipeliner's Blues
Mac Curtis - Grand Daddy's Rockin'
Matt Munisteri - Tain't So, Honey, Tain't So
Billy Jack Wills - Rock-A-Bye Baby Blues
Lyle Ritz - Pick A Lily
Elana James - Memories Of You
Amber Digby - So Easy To Forgive Him
George Hamilton IV - Truck drivin' Man
Tiny Murphy & The Bar 69 Boys - Hot Steel
Cactus Blossoms - Mississippi
Chris Sprague - I'm Comin' Home
Ernest Tubb & The Texas troubadours - Drivin' Nails In My Coffin
Jerry Byrd - Torchy
The Sons Of The Pioneers - Roly Poly
Wayne Hancock - Gone Gone Gone
Tom Hobson - Grandma's Gone Down Yonder
Speedy West - Space Man In Orbit
Mike Dowling - Save The Bones
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails




On December 22, 2016 Marla Feeney brought her 7 piece (violin, tuba, acoustic bass, accordion, guitar, trombone and drums) into the plush but confining space of the RFG broadcast booth for a bracing set of Klezmer/Christmas tunes. If you know what Klezmer music is, then you probably are tapping your foot right now, and in the expert hands of Marla's great band, the airwaves throbbed with passionate playing....
In addition, these songs got played..


The Gypsy Hombres - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
The Prarie Ramblers - Cowboy Santa Claus
Joel Paterson - I'll Be Home For Christmas
Billy and Amanda Contreras - I Love December
Bill Kirchen & Austin De Lone - Santa Claus Wants Some Lovin'
Red Simpson - Toys For tots
Commander Cody - Daddy's Drinkin' Up Our Christmas
Bones Maki & The Sundodgers - Lost In Outer Space
C.W. Stoneking - On A Desert Isle
High Noon - Fishin' Hole Boogie
Chet Atkins - Jingle Bell Rock
Hank Williams - You Win Again
Eddie Kamae & The Sons Of Hawaii - Ho Onanai I Ka Hale
Homer & Jethro - Santa's Movin' On
Hank Snow - Christmas Cannonball
Les Paul - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Shawn Colvin - Christmas Time Is here
Tuck Andress - Jingle Bells
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - Santa's On His Way
The Riders In The Sky - The Christmas Yodel
The Three Suns - Sleigh Ride
Joey Misklulin & Friends - Happy Trails

December 15, 2016. Sometimes you have to work to make cool things happen. So, with several well placed text messages, we managed to get the bluesy Delta Moon band (Tom Gray, Mark Johnson, & Frahner Joseph) and Dante Harmon together for a sit-down at the Sagebrush studio complex in Little 5 Points.
Delta Moon is an estimable trio of veterans, celebrated worldwide for their scrappy slide guitars and their sly wordplay. Mr. Dante Harmon comes straight out of the Sacred Steel tradition with a beautiful singing sound from his tiny red lap steel guitar.
Not surprisingly, these four men gave the blues a whoopin' and took 'em down to church. So, in other words, it definitely had the feeling..
In addition these holiday-esque tunes got played.


Los Straitjackets - Here Comes Santa Claus
Dale Watson & His Lonestars - Christmas To Me
Tom Morrell & His Timewarp Tophands -Mississippi River Trilogy
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Bootheel Drag
Nelson Young - Rock Ol' Sputnik
Weldon Rogers - I'm Building A ??? On The Moon
The Davis Sisters - Christmas Boogie
Asleep At The Wheel - Swingin' Drummer Boy
Sol Hoopii - Hawaiian Queen
Jerry Byrd - Christmas Island
The Riders In The Sky - The Christmas Yodel
Chris Scruggs - Will You Sleep Inside This Christmas?
The Three Suns - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Kenny Vaughan Trio - Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer





December 8, 2016.
The songwriter Marshall Ruffin came by to play and sing, and afterward, things were better and the crazy world made a little more sense.
Marshall Ruffin has the musical brilliance that only comes around once in a while, so hearing his lovely music and his diamond-like lyrics are like getting a blessing.
He'll be invited back soon, for sure....


The Country Allstars - Tennessee Rag
Peter Ecklund with the Howard Fishman Quartet - Here Comes Santa Claus
Chris Scruggs - Will You Sleep Inside this Christmas
Grace Adele & Brazilbilly - Christmas Island
The Three Suns - Jingle Bell Rock
Tom Morrell & The Timewarp Tophands - No Time Like The Past
Jerry Byrd - Mele Kalikimaka
The Southernaires - Hot Rod Blues
Sol Hoopii - The Lei Vendor
Joel Paterson - Jingle Bells
Red Simpson - Get On The Road For Christmas
Chet Atkins & Les Paul - Out Of Nowhere



December 1, 2016. The holidays are looming and that means we go to the dusty reaches of the record vault and drag out the trusty and somewhat cheezy tunes from the last Christmas season...
Herein lies the song listing:


Tom Morrell & The Timewarp Tophands - Lupus #1
Marti Brom - Feudin' & Fightin'
Chris Scruggs - Will You Sleep Inside This Christmas?
Marco DiMaggio - Lula's Memories
Roy Drusky - St. Louis Blues
Dale Watson - Christmas To Me
The Jacks w/ Chuck Atkins - Ghost Riders
Red Simpson - Christmas Wheels
Red Simpson - The Christmas Truck
Ray Campi - Somebody Took My Teeth (On Christmas Eve)
Roy Smeck - At Sundown
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Brain Cloudy Blues
The Starline Rhythm Boys - Drunk Tank
The Sonics - Don't Believe In Christmas
Bill Haley & The Comets - Rock Beatin' Boogie
Billy & Amanda Contreras - I Love December
Buck Owens & The Buckaroos - Christmas Ain'tChristmas
Los Straitjackets - Little Drummer Boy
Terry Donovan - Rock On Mars
John Gray - Caravan
Pee Wee King - Catty Town
Tommy Blake & The Rhythm Rebels - Honky Tonk Mind
George Jones - Lonely Christmas Song
Kenny Vaughan Trio - Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
Matt Munisteri - Don't Think Twice
Walter Brennan - A Good Year For Christmas
The Puppini Sisters - Mele Kalikimaka
Herby Wallace & Thumbs Carllile - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
The Quebe Sisters - Across the Alley From The Alamo
Deke Dickerson & The Eccofonics - Find My Baby For Me
Jimmy Lee - Blowin' And Goin'
Buddy Emmons - Blue Christmas
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

November 17, 2016. 31 songs and two hours of fun. Sometimes that's just what it's all about.

Jimmy Day - Bootheel Drag
Jimmy Roy's 5 Star Hillbillies - My Baby's Just Like Money
Andy Iona & His Islanders - A Hawaiian War Chant
Jerry Byrd - Cocoanut Grove
Ernest Tubb's Texas Troubadours - Silent Partner
Ernest Tubb's Texas Troubadours - Buddie's Boogie
Jimmy Lee Fautheree - Big Mama Blues
Tex Ritter - I Dreamed Of A Hillbilly Heaven
Willie Nelson - City Lights
The Country All Stars - Stompin' At The Savoy
Ira Louvin - Yodel, Sweet Molly
The Modern Sounds - Caravan
Rex Allen & Don Edwards - Doggone Cowboy
Bobby Black - On A Little Street In Singapore
Red Johnson - There's A Grand Ole Opry Show Playing Somewhere
Sol Hoopii - My Hawaiian Queen
The Starline Rhythm Boys - Flooding My Mind With You
Leon McAuliffe - I Don't Love Nobody
Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives - Mr. John Henry, The Steel Drivin' Man
The Swingbillies- Casey Jones
George Barnes & Carl Kress - Clap Yo Hands
Deke Dickerson - I Gotta Date To Cut A Cake
Speedy West & Jimmy Bryant - Serenade To A Frog
Duke Heitger - Song Of The Islands
Merle Travis - Divorce Me C.O.D.
Roy Clark - Sweet Georgia Brown
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys - Do You Have to Torture me?
Ray Campi - Rockabilly Music
Marco DiMaggio - Cherokee
Ranger Doug - Where the Wild Winds Blow
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


November 10th, 2016 was the last night of the WRFG Fall Marathon for "Sagebrush..", and so there was the expectation that we'd do something new, different and risky to climax these three weeks. So with those things in mind, Country singer Kira Annalise and Her Trainwrecks dropped by the Sagebrush Broadcast Booth for a short and twang-filled set. Singer/songwriter Kira Annalise was more than ably backed up by Cody Jung on Telecaster, Chris Carter on Fender bass and Paul Wagner on a minimal drum kit. Country Music is not dead, folks.
The rest of the show was devoted to the wordless work of some fabulous instrumentalists...


Marco DiMaggio - Tiger Rag
Bobby Black - Quiet Village
Lenny Breau - Nine Pound Hammer
George Barnes & Carl Kress - Memories Of You
Jeff Beck - Sleepwalk
Whit Smith - Dead Reckoning
Al Caiola - Ghost Riders In The Sky
Chet Atkins & Les Paul - Caravan
Buddy Emmons - Wills Point
George Barnes - Rockin' The Weasel
The Vanduras - Lost Beach
Herby Wallace & Thumbs Carllile - Speedin' West
The Whipoorwills - Elementary Canal
Chet Atkins - My Little Waltz
Jerry Byrd - Kohala March
Roy Clark - Blues & Clark
Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed - First Born
Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed - Major Attempt On A Minor Thing
Merle Travis - Bicycle Built For Two
Jimmy Day - Steelin' The Blues
Duane Eddy - Sugarfoot rag
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails




November 3, 2016. THE YODEL-RAMA, Chapter 10,000.
We're proud to say the misunderstood and sometimes maligned YODEL will always have a safe haven at the Bunkhouse Of The Air, and for that we're very proud, and there is always a special thrill when filling the Ol' Rumpled Record Bag with nothing but cherished yodel recordings.
After all, it takes years of practice to master yodeling, and it requires the courage of a lion to do it in public, so there is A LOT going on when someone opens their mouth to let out a loud stream of strange sounds...
So, here is a listing of the evening's mighty yodelists...


The Hillbillies - Lily Lucy Lane
The Reinsmen - Skyball Paint
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Blue Yodel #1
Grandpa Jones - Tritzem Yodel
Polly Jenkins w/ Texas Rose - I'm Gonna Straddle My Saddle
Janet McBride - Yodeling Tribute
Roy Rogers - Hawaiian Cowboy
Ernest Tubb - Since That Black Cat Crossed My Path
KG & The Ranger - I'm An Old Cowhand
Yvonne Devaney - Yodelin' Swing
Suzy Boggus - Night Riders Song
Johnny Dilks & His Visitacion Valley Boys - Yodel Till I turn Blue
Don Winters - In The Mood
The Riders In The Sky - That's How The Yodel Was Born
Austin Lounge Lizards- The Lonely Yodeler
The McKinney Sisters w/ Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - Will There Be Any Yodeling In Heaven?
Betty Lou Lobb - Chime Bells
Ramonas Reed - If I Could Only Learn To Yodel
Carolina Cotton - Yodel Yodel Yodel
Betty Cody - I Want To Be A Cowboy's Sweetheart
Marge & Debbie Rhoads - The First Whipoorwill Song
Kristyn Harris - Yodeling Crazy
Sandler & Young - In Garmisch Parten Kirchen Town
Elton Britt - Chime Bells
Elton Britt - Give Me A Pinto Pal
Kenny Roberts - The Yodel Polka
Kenny Roberts - Just A Yodel For Me
Don Edwards - Texas Plains
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails



October 27, 2016. Bob Wills and his younger brothers Johnnie Lee, Luke and Billy Jack Wills were certainly the most talented family in the exciting world of Western Swing. So, with that in mind, the first week of the WRFG Fall Marathon was set aside for a salute to Bob and his passel of swinging siblings.

Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Steel Guitar Rag
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Trouble In Mind
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - O Monah
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - I'm A Ding Dong Daddy
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - I'm Putting My Eggs In One Basket
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Hubbin' It
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - It's My Lazy Day
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Three Miles South In Arkansas
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - My Shoes Keep Walking Back To You
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Roly Poly
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Three Little Kittens
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Playboy Chimes
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Snatchin' And Grabbin'
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Straighten Up And Fly Right
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Red Hot Needle
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Twin Guitar Special
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - What's the Matter With The Mill?
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Mean Woman With The Green Eyes
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Take Me Back To Tulsa
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Hometown Stomp
Billy Jack Wills & His Western Swing Band - Cadillac In Model A
Billy Jack Wills & His Western Swing Band - Rock-A-Bye Baby Blues
Billy Jack Wills & His Western Swing Band - Crazy Man Crazy
Billy Jack Wills & His Western Swing Band - Kissin' Bug Boogie
Johnnie Lee Wills & His Boys - Rag Mop
Johnnie Lee Wills & His Boys - Time Changes Everything
Johnnie Lee Wills & His Boys - Milk Cow Blues
Johnnie Lee Wills & His Boys - Talkin' Bout You
Luke Wills & His Rhythm Busters - The Texas Special
Luke Wills & His Rhythm Busters - Oklahoma Blues

October 20. 2016. In all, it was an excellent night at the Radio Bunkhouse Of The Air - 2 hours, 32 songs, and lots of phone calls.

Matt Munisteri - Bryant's Bounce
Johnny Edson - A Man's Gotta Eat
Bob Wills - Sittin' On Top Of The World
Marty Grosz - Sposin'
Merle Haggard - Time Changes Everything
George Kainapau - Mauna Kea
Dorothy Shay - I've Been To Hollywood
Hardrock Gunter - The Blue Guitar
High Noon - Rock Too Slow
Jimmie Davis - Walkin' My Blues Away
The Paladins - Long Way To Town
Thumbs Carllile - Springfield Guitar Social
Johnny Gimble - Limehouse Blues
Webb Pierce - Back Street Affair
The Bellfuries - Hey, Mr. Locomotive
Leon McAuliffe - Sweet Georgia Brown
Robert Wagoner - Sunrise On The Prarie
Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge - Someone To Watch Over Me
Noel Boggs - Liza
Deke Dickerson & His Eccofonics w/ Carl Sonny Leyland - I Think You Gotta Pay For That
Gene O'Quin - No Parking Here
Link Wray - Ain't That Lovin' You Babe
Aaron Till - My Sugar Is So Refined
Ray Price - You Don't Care What Happens To Me
Eddie Hill - Whittlin' On A Piece Of Wood
Mitch Miller & The Sandpipers - Tales Of Wells Fargo
Jerry Byrd - Limehouse Blues
Sammy Masters - Real Rock Drive
Rory Hoffman - Powder Keg Polka
Luke Wills & His Rhythmbusters- Shut Up And Drink Your Beer
Danny Gatton & The Redneck Jazz Explosion - Raisin' The Dickens
Joey Miskulin & Friends- Happy Trails


October 13, 2016. The totally obsolete 78 rpm disc has a fragile beauty; it can shatter like your grandma's china and yet carries often beautiful sounds from another world... Such was the case with the music during tonight's "78 rpm only" show. The crackle and hiss of ancient shellac was as prominent as the music itself, and yet the rarity of these never-made-it-to-vinyl songs overwhelmed any audio objections...

Curly Allen - Curly's Boogie
Lefty Frizell - I've Been Way Too Long
Louie Innis - Suicide
Roy Rogers - Come And Get It
Tex Williams & His Western Caravan - Tambouritza Boogie
Cliff Carlisle - Seven Years With The Wrong Woman
Ernie Lee - Ukulele Baby
George Barnes Sextet - Blue Lou
Cliff Bruner - That's What I Like About The South
Cliffie Stone w/ Judy Hayden - He's A Real Gone Okie
Leon McAuliffe - Twin Fiddle Rag
Bob Wills - Silver Dew On The Bluegrass
George Barnes Sextet - Quiet, Two Gibsons At Work
Spade Cooley - It's Dark Outside
Gordon McRae - Mule Train
Red Foley - Tennessee Polka
Louis Prima & Foy Willing And The Riders Of The Purple Sage - Vout Cowboy
Corky Carpenter & The Texas Playboys - Midnight
Pale K. Lua & David Kaili - Happy Heine March
Martha Carson w/ Merle Travis - Singin' On The Other Side
Moon Mullican - Moon's Tune
Cecil Campbell & His Tennesseeans - Put Some Meat On Them Bones
Tex Williams & His Western Caravan - I Got Texas In My Soul
Ernie Lee - I've Got My Heart On A Budget
Sol Hoopii's Novelty Five - To You Sweetheart Aloha
The Willis Brothers - Who Pptt Tobacco
Speedy West - Hub Cap Roll
The York Brothers - Motor City Boogie
Dorothy Shay - Feudin' And Fightin'
Louie Innis - Boogie Woogie Baby
Ernie Lee - I'm In A Kissin' Mood
Johnny Bond - X-15
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


October 6, 2016. Here are the 31 tunes that scampered down the runway to the Radio Launchpad Of The Air...


Richard Smith - The Chet Shuffle
The Western Flyers - No Moon At All
Asleep At The Wheel - Roly Poly
Buddy Emmons - Canadian Sunset
Bernadette Seacrest & Kris Dale - Pretty Bottles
The Cactus Blossoms - Change Your Ways Or Die
Sonny George - Big Iron
Hank Thompson & His Brazos Valley Boys - Honey Honey Bee Ball
Don Edwards - Chant Of The Wanderer
Tom Morrell & His Timewarp Tophands - Let's Ride With Bob
Tom Morrell & His Timewarp Tophands - You Don't Care What Happens To Me
Buck Owens & His Buckaroos - If You Aint' Lovin'
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - San Antonio Rose
Al Allen - Caravan
Link Wray - I Sez Baby
Willie Nelson - I'll Be There (If You Ever Want Me)
Jimmy Bryant - Stratosphere Boogie
Tommy Collins - Shindig In The Barn
Aaron Till - That's What
Merle Travis - Full Moon Over The Motel
Mike Kindred - Bankable Boogie
Riders In The Sky - Texas Sand
Leokane Pryor - Kaimu
Jim Campilongo w/ Norah Jones - Sweet Dreams
Jerry Byrd - Saki Punch / Sand Waltz
Craig Chambers- The Cowboy Serenade
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - You're From Texas
Joe Venuti & George Barnes - Lover
The Dave & Deke Combo - Go Ahead on
Sean Mencher - America the Beautiful
Rory Hoffman - I Didn't Realize
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails



The Ol' Record Bag was bulging with musical goodies on September 29, 2016. Here is what got played during the two hour Bunkhouse soiree....

Buddy Spicher & Calvin Vollrath - Air Mail Special
High Noon - Too Much Trouble
The Dave & Deke Combo - You Ain't As Dumb As You Look
The Gypsy Hombres - Smokin' Joe
Dale Watson & His Lone Stars - Deep In The Heart Of Texas
Billy Burnette - Tear It Up
Jerry Byrd - Haole Hula
Tom Morrell & His Timewarp Tophands - Mean Woman With The Green Eyes
Mike Dowling - Quiet Whiskey
Rory Hoffman - Ballad For James Bond
Leon Rausch - Houston Means I'm One Day Closer To You
The Carlisles - I'm Wearing The Britches
The Starline Rhythm Boys - Where The Rio De Rosa Flows
Bill Haley & The Comets - Pat A Cake
Bobby Wayne - Bobby's Boogie #1
Bob Wills - Roly Poly
Chris Scruggs - Chattanooga Shoe Shine Boy
Ernest Tubb - Wine Me Up
Buddy Spicher - I Don't Love nobody
Thumbs Carllile - I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
C.W. Stoneking - On A Desert Isle
Leon McAuliffe - Tulsa Straight Ahead
Steve Jordan - It Happened In Monterey
Craig Chambers - Albuquerque
Chet Atkins - Indiana
John Keawe - My Yellow Ginger Lei
Catherine Russell - The Late Late Show
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

September 22, 2016 was the night that the Voice Of Rockabilly was heard at the Radio Bunkhouse. Sean Mencher, known as a leading voice of echo-laden electric guitar and member of the High Noon trio was our guest. Calling in from Massachusetts, Mr. Mencher explained the thrill of electric guitars and the unbridled passion of 50's rock and roll. He was one of the best guests in the long history of "Sagebrush.." guitar conversations, and probably the most enthusiastic, too!

Jimmy Bryant - Stratosphere Boogie
Al Dresser's Super Swing Revue - Corrine Corrina
Ernest Tubb - the Cold Hard Facts Of Life
Hign Noon - Let's Go Daddy-o
Sean Mencher - America the Beautiful
High Noon - Crazy Fever
Sean Mencher - How High The Moon
Roger Bellow & Paul Anastasio - Love Is Just Around the Corner
Lyle Ritz & Rebecca Kilgore - Surrey With the Fringe On Top
Starline Rhythm Boys - Dreama
Aaron Till - Crazy Rhythm
Aaron Till - The Staying Kind
Riders in the Sky - Here Comes the Santa Fe
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - Ida Red Loves The Boogie
Dick Mcintire - Mulliwai Hula
Chris Scruggs - Crash And Burn
Matt Munisteri - Lazy Bones
Bernadette Seacrest & Kris Dale - Tip Toe Thru the Tulips
Al Bruno - Panhandle Rag
Rory Hoffman - I Didn't Realize
Sons Of Tennessee - Timber Trail
Starline Rhythm Boys - I Need A Good Girl Bad
The Western Flyers - You're from Texas
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


September 15, 2016. Berne Poliakoff (voice), Gwen Hughes (voice), Matt Kaminski (accordion) and L.A. Tuten (acoustic bass & voice), collectively known as "Back In The Saddle" were our guests at the Thursday night Bunkhouse bash. Their vocal harmonies were sparkling and the accordion solos were pungently jazzy. If you've ever wondered what happened to great 'Western' music, listen closely to these cowpokes, and you'll find out!
In addition, these tunes jumped out of the Ol' Rumpled Record Bag...


Time Jumpers - Enchantment to The View
Sons Of The San Joaquin - Cowboy Jubilee
Sons Of The San Joaquin - Song Of The Bandit
Robert Wagoner - Navajo Trail
Buck Reams - Paper Moon
Kenny Vaughan - Hot Like That
Kenny Vaughan - Lily Mae
Back In The Saddle - Rawhide
Sons Of The Pioneers - Song Of The Wanderer
Rory Hoffman - Half As Much
Dave Stuckey & The Rhythm Gang - Dinah
Lyle Ritz & Rebecca Kilgore - I Love A Ukulele
Chris Scruggs - Scruggs Style
Hot Club Of Cowtown - Exactly Like You
Sons Of The Pioneers - The Wonders Of God's Green Earth
Herb Steiner - Perdido
Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives - Long Walk Home
Norman Blake & Friends - Sweet Georgia Brown
Tom Hobson - Cow Cow Boogie
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails








No musicians crossed the threshold on September 8, 2016, so many records were spun. A sizeable list of those recordings follows:

The Western Flyers - I'll See You In My Dreams
Rob McNurlin - Blow Whistle Blow
High Noon - It's The Beat
Les Paul - Guitar Boogie
Asleep At The Wheel w/ Leon Rausch - It's A Good Day
Bud Hobbs & His Trail Herders - Pickup Truck
Riders In The Sky - Jingle Jangle Jingle
Marty Grosz & Mike Peters - Minuet In Miniature
Lorne Greene - Ghost Riders In The Sky
Gabby Pahinui - Blue Hawaiian Moonlight
Andy Cummings - Maui Girl
Rory Hoffman - I'm An Old Cowhand
Hot Club Of Cowtown - Deed I Do
Amber Digby & Justin Trevino - Right Combination
Ray Campi - Pinball Millionaire
Billy Mure - Sleepwalk
Crazy Joe - I Like My Chicken Fryin' Size
Charlie Thompson - Ain't Never Gonna Get Married Again
Back In The Saddle - I'm An Old Cowhand
Jim & Bob The Genial Hawaiians - Song Of The Range
Red Foley - Tennessee Hillbilly Ghost
Gene Vincent & the Blue Caps - You Told A Fib
Kenny Vaughan - Mysterium
Smith's Ranch Boys - Leave Me Like You Found Me
George Barnes - Kilroy Is Here
Riders In The Sky - Wa Hoo!
The New Hawaiian Band - The Hukilau Song
Rory Hoffman - I Didn't Realize
Sol Hoopii - It's Hard to Say Goodbye
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


September 1, 2016. Our musician guests at the Bunkhouse were stellar in abilities, looks and attitude. They were: Bernadette Seacrest singing, Marlon Patton stroking a snare drum, and Kris Dale, thumbing metallically on six string bass and making sci-fi soundtrack sounds with his trusty Theremin. It was a delectable blend of late night textures and lyrics, and Sagebrush Boogie never felt as chic...
In between, these tunes were spun...


Kris Dale - Munster Plantation
Lorne Greene - Saga Of The Ponderosa
Sweet Hollywaiians - Ten Tiny Toes
Kris Dale - Bathysphere
Matt Munisteri & Whit Smith - Singin' The Blues
Mike Dowling & Pat Donahue - Drive Time
Willie Nelson & Ray Price - I Fall To Pieces
The New Hawaiian Band - The Hukilau Song
Hoot Hester - Roly Poly
Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - Hometown Stomp
Annie B. - Blue Shadows
Richard Smith - The Watkins Man
Hoot Hester - Blues For Dixie
George Barnes - When I Take My Sugar to Tea
Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge - Any Old Time
Charlie Thompson - A Blue Million Miles
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails



A great treat is watching musicians perform live and up close at the Bunkhouse Of The Air, and on August 25th,2016, four great ones came in to show off their deep chops. Led by guitarist Micah Cadwell, The Fender Benders Quartet (archtop guitar, 8 string lap steel, acoustic bass, and drums) pulled off a high octane blend of downhome twang and bop sophistication.
In addition to the burning live sounds, these fine tunes were spun...


Bob Wills & The Texas Playboys - Ida Red
Starline Rhythm Boys - On The Back Row
Western Flyers - Sweet GA Brown
Jorma Kaukonen - Blue Railroad Train
Jerry Byrd - Hilo March
Robert Wagoner - Song Of The Sierra
Charlie Thompson - We're Buggin' Out
Marco DiMaggio - Double Talkin' Baby
Noel Boggs - Little Coquette
Ray Price - Just Call Me Lonesome
Biller & Horton - Sneak-A-Roo
Biller & Horton - Deep Eddy
Ken Emerson - Maile Swing
The Texas Troubadours - Steel Guitar Rag
Matt Munisteri & Whit Smith - Along The Navajo Trail
Mike Dowling - I Hope Gabriel Likes My Music
Sol Hoopii - Sweet Lei Lehua
Glen Douglas - Used Up Love
The Wilburn Brothers - I Close My Eyes
Ernie Hagar - Steel Boogie Twist
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails




August 18, 2016. Assisted by Junior Sidekick Of The Air Mr. Jody James Chamberlain, the show moved along in a safe and dependable fashion. Twangy songs were played, my foot tapped on the floor and the phone rang out with regularity.

Johnny A. - Two Wheel Horse
The Western Flyers - No Moon At All
The Heck Harper Band - Smile, Smile, Smile
Tom Hiddleston & The Saddle Spring Boys - Hey Good Lookin'
Jerry Byrd - Blues Boogie
Smith's Ranch Boys - Just Can't Make My Mind Up Blues
Willie Nelson & Ray Price - Release Me
The Modern Sounds - Atomic Cocktail
Buddy Emmons - Mansion On The Hill
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Ida Red
Milton Brown & his musical Brownies - Garbage Man Blues
Mike Dowling - Trying To Get To Heaven
Ken Emerson & Michaelle Edwards - Maile Swing
Charlie Thompson - So Long
George Barnes - Hot Shortnin' Bread
High Noon - Rocks Me Right
Johnny Paycheck - If I'm Gonna Sink
Chris Scruggs - Wreck Of The Old 97
Country Cabin Boys - Wounded Knee Polka
Ramona Jones - Don't Sell Daddy Any More Whiskey
Marty Stuart - Old Old House
Marco DiMaggio - King Creole
Pete Drake - I'm Sorry
Rosie Flores & Ray Campi - There Ain't A Cow In Texas
The Western Flyers - The Wild Dog
Joe Goldmark - Theme From Route 66
Ray Price - Bright Lights And Blonde Haired Women
Hoyle Nix - Bob Wills Boogie
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails



August 11th, 2016 seemed like a good time to get a quick fix of Gypsy Jazz with the spontaneously named, ad hoc "So-Po Playboys". This little trio of two gypsy guitars and one acoustic bass, manned by Charles Williams, Nick DiSebastian and Mark Bynum made the little studio vibrate, and the ghost of Django Reinhardt smiled and peeked in the door for a moment...
In addition to the guitar fireworks, these fine recordings were played....


The Bonaventure Quartet - My Window Faces The South
Tiny Moore & Jethro Burns - Jethro's Tune
Big Sandy & The Fly-Rite Trio - It's Time
Chet Atkins - Heartaches
Playboys II - Trouble In Mind
Django Reinhardt - Swing 39
Noel Boggs - Steel Guitar Rag
Noel Boggs - Steelin' Home
Sol Hoopii - Patches
Jeff Beck & The Big Town Playboys - Blues Stay Away From Me
Pete Drake - Gone
Justin Trevino - Loud Music And Strong Wine
Quebe Sisters - Every Which A Way
The Paladins - Goin' To The City
Roger Bellow & Paul Anastasio - No More Nothing
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Trio - One Sided Love
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


August 4, 2016. When I want to hear from a fantastic guitar player, I always scurry around and get Whit Smith on the phone. Setting his Gibson L-5 aside for a moment, he called in from his Western headquarters in Tulsa, OK. for a high level guitar briefing.
With his great band The Hot Club Of Cowtown, Whit has happily kept the whole notion of "hot" guitar virtuosity alive in a sad world of underachieving and un-swinging music. Plus, he's a nimble and funny conversationalist!
In addition to our hour of chatter, these fine tunes got played....


The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Cherokee Shuffle
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Pray for The Lights To Go Out
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Fuli Tschai (Foolish Girl)
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - I Had Someone else
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Sleep
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - When I Lost You
The Hot Club Of Cowtown - Way Down Yonder In The Cornfield
Matt Munisteri & Whit Smith - Hell Among The Hedgehogs
Whit Smith - Baby Steps
Whit Smith - Pet Names
Mitch Humphrys - Your Sweet Embrace
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Trio - Love Me To Cinders
Wayne Hancock - Smell That Bread
Sol Hoopii - I Like You
George Barnes - Ain't She Sweet
The Quebe Sisters - Every Which A Way
The Red Stick Ramblers - Evenin'
Roy Lanham - Sophisticated Swing
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails

July 28th, 2016. Aided by several tiny, trusty 45 rpm discs, the show chugged along in the properly approved twangy fashion....

Noel Boggs - Caravan
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Trio - Goodnight Rock
Kay Adams - Husband Stealer
Joan Herndon - City Lights
Al Terry - No Shrimp Today
High Noon - Railroad Crossing
Johnny Bond - X-15
Al Allen - Egg Head
Lee Bonds - Wild Cattin' Woman
Kenny Vaughan - Stay Outta My Dreams
Rusty Locke & His Western Swing Band - Blue Suede Shoes
Riders In The Sky - Cherokee
Tom Glazer - Let's Go To The Rodeo
Hot Club Of Cowtown - You Took Advantage Of Me
George Barnes - Hot Shortnin' Bread
Tom Hobson - Cow Cow Boogie
Liz Masterson - When You're Blue Just Yodel
Marty Grosz & His Hot Combination- I'd Rather Be With You
Bob Sandy - I'll Sail My Ship Alone
Roy Lanham - Kerry Dance
The Waikiki Wanderers - Step Lively
The Quebe Sisters - Green Light
Colleen Wilson - Rose City"66"
Marco DiMaggio - King Creole
Marty Stuart & The Fabulous Superlatives - Mercy #1
The Modern Sounds - South Of The Border
Sol Hoopii - Midnight's Near
Vern Stovall - Dallas
Jeff Beck & The Big Town Playboys - Hold Me, Hug Me, Rock Me
Whit Smith - Baby Steps
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails



July 21, 2016. The finale of the 'RFG Summer marathon was dedicated to the noble men and women who courageously put their voices and reputation on the line when they....yodel.
Yes, it was the umpteenth "Sagebrush.." YODEL-RAMA show; two hours of the window-shattering, flamboyant vocalizing we have come to vaguely understand.
These are the songs that launched a thousand phone calls, some of them complimentary.


Don Winters - In The Mood
Riders In The Sky - Riding The Winds Of The West
Rex Allen - Queen Of The Rodeo
Rosalie Allen - I Want To Be a Cowboy's Sweetheart
Janet McBride- Best Dern Yodeler
Roy Rogers - Night Guard
Sandler & Young - Garmisch Parten Kirchen Town
Patsy Montana - Out On The Lonesome Prairie
Eddy Arnold - Cattle Call
KG & The Ranger - Cowboy Jubilee
Kasey Musgraves - Texas Yodeler
Grandpa Jones - You And My Old Guitar
Ken Mackenzie & Simone The Mrs. - Texas Plains
Liz Masterson & Sean Blackburn - Wide Rollin' Plains
Marge & Debby Rhoads - The First Whipoorwill song
Frank Ifeld & The Backroom Boys - The Yodeling Song
Austin Lounge Lizards - The Lonely Yodeler
Roy Rogers - Hawaiian Cowboy
Bill Snow The Yodeling Ranger - Chime Bells
Don Edwards - Texas Plains
Don Walser - Rolling Stone From Texas
Betty Lou Lobb - Chime Bells
Ramona Reed - If I Could Only Learn To Yodel
The reinsmen - Ridin' Down to Santa Fe
Elton Britt - That's How The Yodel Was Born
Elton Britt - St. James Avenue
Elton Britt - The Alpine Milkman
Johnny Dilks & His Visitacion Valley boys - Yodel Till I Turn Blue
Kristyn Harris - Yodelin' Fever
Kenny Roberts w/ Elton Britt - Cannonball Yodel
The McKinney Sisters - Will There Be Any Yodeling In Heaven?
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails



July 7th, 2016 - It was the first week of the long anticipated WRFG Summer marathon and a good opportunity to showcase some deserving talent. So, to start, Ms. Liz Brasher (pronounced Bray-zher) showed up with her great voice, white Telecaster, 5 songs, and enough echo to silence a Rockabilly purist. She was aided in her twangy pursuits by Todd Kerstetter on doghouse bass and Lee Corum on lonely snare drum. The results were predictably great and the phone rang out with praise of the performers and several much needed pledges...

Link Wray - Fat Back
Gene O'Quin - Pinball Millionaire
Buddy Emmons & The Swing Shift band - Bogg's Boogie
Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Trio - Draggin' It Boogie
Ernest Tubb - Mississippi Gal
Bob Boatright - Lady Be Good
Carolyn Martin - Three Little Words
Sol Hoopii - Charleston
Leokane Pryor - Haleakala Hula
Roy Rogers - w/ The Sons Of The Pioneers - I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes
Robert wagoner - My Kind Of Country
Ishmael Reinhardt - Fascinatin' Rhythm
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - It's The Bottle Talking
Red Foley - Hot Rod Race
Jeff Beck - Sleepwalk
Back In The Saddle - Ghost Riders In The Sky
Jim Owen - The Keys in The Mailbox
The Ear Regulars - Sposin'
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Chicken Road
Ken Emerson - Hawaiian War chant
Matt Munisteri - Don't Think Twice
Joey Miskulin & Friends - Happy Trails


The passing of our musician heroes is not to be taken lightly, and in the case of Scotty Moore, there is definitely a need to pause and reflect.
Mr. Moore brought the newly minted, irreverent sound of rock and roll guitar as Elvis Presley's six string sidekick. His sound is the template for Rockabilly as we know it- the country-esqe picking, the echo, the snarling tone; all of these things made us aware of not only Elvis, but of the electric guitar itself.
To best salute Scotty Moore, we invited Mr. Chad Proctor,rocking guitarist, to assess the landmark Elvis /Scotty recordings and to also demonstrate (with his mighty fine Gibson ES-350) the way to get that elusive Scotty Moore sound.
In addition, these fine recordings were enjoyed:


Les Paul - Feed Back
Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys - Liza Pull Down The Shades
Jody Nix - Sooner Or Later
Jim Campilongo - Freaky Dreiky
Playboys II - You Don't Love Me ( But I'll Always Care)
Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Trio - Love Me To Pieces
Robert Shafer - Beam Me Up Scotty Moore
Elvis Presley w/ Scotty Moore - Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis Presley w/ Scotty Moore - That's All Right
Elvis Presley w/ Scotty Moore - Blue Moon Of Kentucky
Elvis Presley w/ Scotty Moore - I Want You, I Need You, I Love You
Elvis Presley w/ Scotty Moore - You're A Heartbreaker
Elvis Presley w/ Scotty Moore - I Forgot To Remember To Forget
Elvis Presley w/ Scotty Moore - My Baby Loves Me
Elvis Presley w/ Scotty Moore - Money Honey
Scotty Moore - Have Guitar Will Travel
Elvis Presley w/ Scotty Moore - Just Because
Elvis Presley w/ Scotty Moore - Good Rockin' Tonight
Chet Atkins & Jerry Reed - Limehouse Blues
Ernest Tubb - Do What You Do Do Well
Hot Club Of Cowtown - She's Killing Me






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