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Friday, June 23, 2006

Americana Highway #79 - June 25, 2006

Girls with Guitars, and Banjos, and Fiddles, and Mandolins, and Pianos, even a Girl with an Upright Bass! That's right...this week on WIVK's Americana Highway it's some very talented women who not only sing...but also play fantastic bluegrass, Americana and true country music!
And just who is that girl playing the upright bass? Why it's Jack's very special in-studio guest: Amy LaVere! You may have seen her in the Johnny Cash movie "Walk The Line"...or if you're familiar with the Memphis music scene you might know of her work with the band The Tramps. But she's got a brand new cd out on Archer Records and she'll be stopping by and bringing with her some of the great new music off of it...and she'll share a few stories as well.
As always, if there's a song you'd like Jack to play on The Americana Highway - this week or any week - just send an email with your request to:
Oh and this just in: Now you can listen to the show right here on! Yep, just look over to the panel on the right and you'll find our new "Listen On Line" section where you can listen to streams of both this week's show and last week's show. And you can also go back and listen to previous programs in the "Podcast Archive" section.
  • Cumberland Gap by Cia Cherryholmes
  • Ask Me by Susan Cagle
  • Tim McGraw by Taylor Swift
  • Honey Darling by Bridgette Demeyer
  • Oh So Sexy by Robinella
  • Day Like Any by Amy LaVere
  • Cowgirl Pride by kd lang
  • Travelin' Thru by Dolly Parton
  • It's Not You It's Me by The Little Willies (featuring Nora Jones)
  • Satisfied by Ashley Monroe
  • Dancing Shoes by The Ginn Sisters
  • Nightingale by Amy LaVere
  • Faith by Jen Cass
  • Step Out Of The Shade by Amy Speace
  • You'll Never Know by Allison Moorer
  • You've Still Got It by Alecia Nugent (with Alison Krauss)
  • Long Day by The Bittersweets
  • Never Been Sadder by Amy LaVere
  • Bless His Heart by Karen Taylor-Good
  • Girl Next Door by Julie Roberts
  • Things That You Know by The Wailin' Jennys
  • Heartbreaker's Alibi by Rhonda Vincent & The Rage
  • What I Wouldn't Give by Holly Brook
  • Leaving by Amy LaVere

When you listen to this week's stream on the "Listen On Line" section located on the far right panel of this website, you'll be treated to a few "bonus" selections from the new Amy LaVere cd on Archer Records called "This World Is Not My Home". Enjoy!

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Shawn Mullins - Exclusive Acoustic Performances

Listen to live, acoustic versions of both "Beautiful Wreck" and "Blue As You" by Shawn Mullins from WIVK's Americana Highway with Jack Ryan.
Click below to hear "Beautiful Wreck (Live)" by Shawn Mullins:

Click below to hear "Blue As You (Live)" by Shawn Mullins:

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Americana Highway #78 - June 18, 2006

Happy Father's Day!
As you can see from the photo above Jack is a very proud Papa this year with his precious Baby Rose getting bigger and bigger each day! And since it is Father's Day this weekend, what better way to pay tribute to all the great Dad's out there than with a musical tribute including the very best Bluegrass, Americana and Country tunes about Pops?
This week on WIVK's Americana Highway, as he celebrates his first Father's Day as a Father, Jack Ryan will be toasting Papaws everywhere with tunes from Dolly Parton, Lee Roy Parnell, Scott Miller, Lost & Found, Sonya Isaacs, The Del McCoury Band, Randy Travis, Reba McEntire, and many others!
As always, if there's a special song you'd like to hear on the show, just send Jack an email via or leave a message on this blog entry.
  • Thank You Father For My Dad by Jeff Barbra & Sarah Pirkle
  • To Daddy by Dolly Parton
  • Papa Wants To Go Back by Lost & Found
  • My Father's Son by Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder
  • Between A Father & A Son by Jace Everette
  • My Dad Said by Jen Cass
  • My Daddy Never Was by Randy Travis
  • Old Grandad by Tony Holt & The Wildwood Valley Boys
  • Daddy Raised A Boy by Scott Miller & The Commonwealth
  • Forgive Me Father by Lee Lindsey
  • Papaw Taught Me by Blue Moon Rising
  • Only Daddy That'll Walk The Line by Jack Ingram
  • Daddy by Reba McEntire
  • Don't Worry 'Bout Daddy by Lonesome River Band
  • Daddies & Daughters by Lee Roy Parnell
  • Father & Daughter by Bobby Osbourne & The Rocky Top X-Press
  • Jesus, Daddy & You by Rebecca Lynn Howard
  • Grandpa's Farm by Ten Mile Tide
  • Dance With My Father by Kellie Coffey
  • Daddy On His Knees by New Tradition
  • I Have A Father Who Can by Sonya Isaacs
  • Texas Girl At The Funeral Of Her Father by Kim Richey
  • Fathers & Sons by The Del McCoury Band

Friday, June 09, 2006

Americana Highway #77 - June 11, 2006

This week on WIVK's Americana Highway head on over to your favorite Honky Tonk, belly up to the bar, order a double with a beer chaser, and hoist a glass to toast our special Happy Hour of drinkin' songs! Great bluegrass, Americana and country music that's all 100 Proof!
Got a drinkin' song on your favorites list? Then why not request it? Just shoot Jack Ryan an email with the name and artist you'd like to hear on the show. The email address is
  • Drank by Shawn Camp
  • Chasin' Whiskey by Julie Roberts
  • The Lord Knows I'm Drinkin' by Wildfire
  • Drinkin' About You by Big & Rich
  • I'll Drink No More Wine by The Steep Canyon Rangers
  • I Gotta Get Drunk by The Little Willies featuring Nora Jones
  • Too Much Whiskey by Houston Marchman
  • One Bud Wiser by Gretchen Wilson
  • White Lightning by The Grascals
  • Rednecks & Whiskey by Digney Fignus
  • Drinkin' In My Sunday Dress by Susan Haynes
  • What Made Milwaukee Famous (Has Made A Loser Out Of Me) by Del McCoury
  • The Whiskey Ain't Workin' Anymore by Marty Stuart
  • Whiskey Bottle by Sean Reefer & The Resin Valley Boys
  • Homemade Wine by Shawn Mullins
  • Bikinis & Beer by Mike Dekle
  • As Long As The Bottle's Full by Dale Watson
  • When I Get To Drinkin' by Jay Clark
  • Whiskey Lullaby by Melonie Cannon
  • Cold Beer, Hot Women & Cool Country Music by The Derailers

Friday, June 02, 2006

Americana Highway #76 - June 4, 2006

This week on WIVK's Americana Highway we're singing the blues...literally! Because Jack Ryan will be playing some of your favorite bluegrass, Americana and country artists singing songs that all have the word "Blue" in the title. Whether it's Nora Jones singing how "The Grass Is Blue" or Keith Urban singing about his "Blue Jeans" or Cherryholmes singing about those "Workin' Girl Blues"'ll be hearing songs of a similar hue: Blue!
As always if there's a song you'd like to hear, be sure to type out your request in an email and send it to

  • Feelin' Blue by Tony Holt & The Wildwood Valley Boys
  • Blue Bird by Fanny Grace
  • Another Kind Of Blue by Slaid Cleves
  • All American Bluegrass Girl by Rhonda Vincent
  • Blue Country by Logan Murrell
  • Clear Blue Sky by George Strait
  • Blues In A Honkytonk by Leslie Satcher
  • Hurricane Blues by Jeff Walburn
  • Long Gone Lonesome Blues by Sheryl Crow
  • Autumn Blues by Eric Hanke
  • Invitation To The Blues by Jessie Lee Miller
  • Blue As You by Shawn Mullins
  • That Bluegrass Music by The Gibson Brothers
  • The Grass Is Blue by Nora Jones
  • Milk Cow Blues by IIIrd Time Out
  • Red, White & Blue by Alecia Nugent
  • Luther's Got The Blues by Sarah Harmer
  • Interstate Blues by Jeff Talmadge
  • Workin' Girl Blues by Cherryholmes
  • I'll Be Blue by Danielle Howle
  • Blue Jeans by Keith Urban
  • Company Blues by Chatham County Line
  • My Blue Tears by Dolly Parton

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