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The Old Fashioned #60

If you saw my feature about Tony Rice and Gordon Lightfoot, you’ll understand how my appreciation for the late, great Canadian songwriter was awakened and enhanced by the fandom of the late, great bluegrass star. It was a match made in roots music heaven, but Tony was far from the only bluegrasser to cover Gordon beautifully. I took this show – hosted solo by me – as an opportunity to explore that thread of history with Lightfoot songs as interpreted by Mac Wiseman, the Country Gentelmen, Claire Lynch, Chris Jones and others. Also here, the first single in advance of Molly Tuttle’s newly announced 2023 album City Of Gold, a new one from Robbie Fulks’s superb new Bluegrass Vacation album and Gina Furtado interpreting Bill Monroe.

Justin Moses - Locust Hill
Molly Tuttle - El Dorado
Brittany and Natalie Haas - The Volunteer
Will Ellis - Blue Lake Rag
Infamous Stringdusters - Will You Be Lonesome Too?
Adam & Mikayla Burrows - Lonely Heart Blues
Patrick McAvinue - First Day In Town
Robbie Fulks - Lonely Ain't Hardly Alive
Gina Furtado - True Life Blues
The Horseflies - Jenny on the Railroad
Tony Rice – Cold On The Shoulder
Emerson & Waldron - Early Morning Rain
Chris Jones - Ribbon of Darkness
Special Consensus - Alberta Bound
Mac Wiseman - Steel Rail Blues
Front Porch String Band - Go My Way
The Country Gentlemen - Redwood Hill

Craig Havighurst is WMOT's editorial director and host of <i>The String, a weekly interview show airing Mondays at 8 pm, repeating Sundays at 7 am. He also co-hosts The Old Fashioned on Saturdays at 9 am and Tuesdays at 8 pm. Threads and Instagram: @chavighurst. Email: craig@wmot.org</i>