Highway Songs and Earth Day

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Wed, 04/06/2022 - 5:30am to 7:00am
Pastures of Plenty 040622
Songs about highways and back roads, and songs for Earth Day

One of the classic American myths is the lure of the highway, of adventure on the open road, wherever it may lead. We’ll take a musical journey down lonesome roads and blue highways for the first hour of the show, then we’ll hear a musical tribute to Earth Day, a celebration of our only home, which has been observed on April 22 since 1970.

Featured artists include Gordon Lightfoot, James Taylor, Willie Nelson, Kate Wolf, Anais Mitchell, Big Joe Williams, Big Bill Broonzy, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Tom Lehrer, Joanne Shenandoah, and Portland artists Lloyd Jones, Tom May, and Kate Power and Steve Einhorn.

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Episode Playlist

  • Time
    5:30
    Artist
    The Band
    Song
    Endless Highway
    Album
    To Kingdom Come
    Label
    Capitol Records
  • Time
    5:35
    Artist
    Gordon Lightfoot
    Song
    Carefree Highway
    Album
    All Live
    Label
    Rhino
  • Time
    5:37
    Artist
    Lloyd Jones
    Song
    Key to the Highway
    Album
    Highway Bound
    Label
    Underworld Records
  • Time
    5:40
    Artist
    Michael Parks
    Song
    Long Lonesome Highway
    Album
    Long Lonesome Highway
    Label
    MGM Records
  • Time
    5:45
    Artist
    Big Bill Broonzy
    Song
    Lonesome Road Blues
    Album
    Lonesome Road Blues - Single
    Label
    Okeh Records
  • Time
    5:48
    Artist
    James Taylor
    Song
    Country Road
    Album
    One Man Band (Live)
    Label
    Hear Music
  • Time
    5:52
    Artist
    Willie Nelson
    Song
    On the Road Again
    Album
    Live at Farm Aid 2020
    Label
  • Time
    5:54
    Artist
    Tom May
    Song
    Blue Roads, Red Wine
    Album
    Blue Roads, Red Wine
    Label
    Waterbug
  • Time
    6:01
    Artist
    Johnsmith
    Song
    Backroads
    Album
    Backroads
    Label
    Johnsmith
  • Time
    6:04
    Artist
    Anais Mitchell
    Song
    Backroads
    Album
    Anaïs Mitchell
    Label
    BMG Rights Management (US) LLC
  • Time
    6:07
    Artist
    Kate Wolf
    Song
    Back Roads
    Album
    Live in Mendocino
    Label
    Owl Records
  • Time
    6:13
    Artist
    Big Joe Williams
    Song
    Highway 49
    Album
    Blues On Highway 49
    Label
    Delmark
  • Time
    6:15
    Artist
    Mississippi Fred McDowell
    Song
    61 Highway
    Album
    Portraits: The First Recordings
    Label
    New Rounder
  • Time
    6:18
    Artist
    Bob Dylan
    Song
    Highway 61 Revisited
    Album
    Highway 61 Revisited
    Label
    Columbia
  • Time
    6:21
    Artist
    Kate Power & Steve Einhorn
    Song
    Highway 101
    Album
    Live at Alberta Rose Theater 2019
    Label
  • Time
    6:25
    Artist
    Tom Lehrer
    Song
    Pollution
    Album
    That Was the Year That Was
    Label
    Shout!
  • Time
    6:28
    Artist
    Matt Shenk
    Song
    Mercy, Mercy Me (The Ecology Song)
    Album
    Live at WLOQ Jazz Jams
    Label
  • Time
    6:31
    Artist
    Neil Young
    Song
    Mother Earth
    Album
    Live at Farm Aid 1993
    Label
  • Time
    6:40
    Artist
    Colin Davies
    Song
    Gaia
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:44
    Artist
    Joanne Shenandoah
    Song
    Mother Earth Speaks
    Album
    Once In a Red Moon
    Label
    Canyon Records
  • Time
    6:46
    Artist
    Joni Mitchell
    Song
    Big Yellow Taxi
    Album
    Ladies of the Canyon
    Label
    Rhino/Warner Records
  • Time
    6:49
    Artist
    Shirley Șerban
    Song
    Hallelujah (for Ukraine)
    Album
    Label
  • Time
    6:55
    Artist
    Rodrigo Y Gabriella
    Song
    Stairway to Heaven
    Album
    Rodrigo Y Gabriella
    Label
    ATO Records

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