Life's Rich Pageant

Life's Rich Pageant is a radio show hosted by Ben and broadcast on Tuesdays from 6a to 8a on WEVL, wevl.org and 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee. The playlist is zesty rock burgoo, featuring alt-country, alternative, folk, and americana, often from the American Southeast.
Life’s Rich Pageant is on the air.  Call me.  901.528.1990. (at WEVL 89.9 FM)

Life’s Rich Pageant is on the air. Call me. 901.528.1990. (at WEVL 89.9 FM)

I am super excited about tomorrow’s Life’s Rich Pageant, including new tracks by Tim O’Brien & Darrel Scott, The Wild Feathers, Wild Ponies, and Thom Lyons. Here’s a preview: the first single by new “supergroup” Tired Pony (feat. R.E.M.’s Peter Buck), “All Things All At Once.”

Life’s Rich Pageant is on the air (and the interwebs).  E-mail benr@wevl.org or call 901.528.1990 with requests, suggestions, thoughts on the VMAs, etc. (at WEVL 89.9 FM)

Life’s Rich Pageant is on the air (and the interwebs). E-mail benr@wevl.org or call 901.528.1990 with requests, suggestions, thoughts on the VMAs, etc. (at WEVL 89.9 FM)

Playlist: 20 August 2013

Nancy L. Wilson, “Same In Any Lingo”
R.E.M., “There She Goes Again”
Thom Lyons, “Mary”
Lily & Madeleine, “These Great Things”
Turnpike Troubadours, “Shreveport”
Wrinkle Neck Mules, “Catfish & Color TVs”
* The Connells, “Fun & Games”
American Aquarium, “Katherine Bell”
Fruition, “Mountain Annie”
Good Oak, “Like the Man Said”
Joshua James, “Tie One”
Big Head Todd & the Monsters, “It’s Alright”
* John Hiatt, “Have a Little Faith in Me”
Doc Dailey & the Magnolia Devil, “‘Til Death Do Us Part”
Rosco Bandana, “Radio Band Singer”
R.E.M., “Discoverer”
Todd May, “St. Alban’s Girl”
American Aquarium, “St. Mary’s”
Underdog, “I Melt With You”
Ben Harper, “Get It Like You Like It”
The Decemberists, “I 4 U & U 4 Me (Home Demo)”
Big Head Todd & the Monsters, “Beast of Burden”
R.E.M., “Near Wild Heaven”
The Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, “Ain’t No Easy Way”
Nora Jane Struthers, “The Baker’s Boy”
Joshua James, “Coal War”
Black Prairie, “Nowhere, Massachusetts”
Menage, “Tell Me”
The Decemberists, “Foregone”

* by request

Life’s Rich Pageant is on the air.  Join the club and drop me a line: 901.361.5385 or benr@wevl.org! (at WEVL 89.9 FM)

Life’s Rich Pageant is on the air. Join the club and drop me a line: 901.361.5385 or benr@wevl.org! (at WEVL 89.9 FM)

Playlist: 13 August 2013

Sons of Bill, “Turn It Up”
Indigo Girls, “Three County Highway”
Tom Petty, “Square One”
* Elvis Presley, “If I Can Dream”
Son Volt, “Windfall”
The Dirty Guv’nahs, “Good Luck Charm”
Dire Straits, “Walk of Life”
Ned Van Go, “Drunk Like Shane MacGowan”
Over The Rhine, “Called Home”
Thieving Birds, “Stuck in Memphis”
Pimentos for Gus, “Laissez Fair”
Wrinkle Neck Mules, “The Wicks Have Met”
* The Decemberists, “Down by the Water”
Elvis Presley, “Kentucky Rain”
The Rolling Stones, “Dead Flowers”
The Head and the Heart, “Shake”
* Uncle Tupelo, “New Madrid”
Sons of Bill, “Radio Can’t Rewind”
Union Specific, “Annie Hall”
Mama Sweet, “Angels and Devils”
Over The Rhine, “Meet Me At The Edge Of The World”
The Band, “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”
* Matthew Sweet, “Evangeline”
The Bravery, “Believe”
Elvis Presley, “Blue Moon of Kentucky”
Ned Van Go, “Where Ya Gone Virginia?”

* by request

Life’s Rich Pageant is on the air.  Without your requests, this show’s gonna be a bust!  E-mail benr@wevl.org or call 901.528.1990! (at WEVL 89.9 FM)

Life’s Rich Pageant is on the air. Without your requests, this show’s gonna be a bust! E-mail benr@wevl.org or call 901.528.1990! (at WEVL 89.9 FM)

Happy Elvis Week!  Celebrate with Life’s Rich Pageant, tomorrow, Tuesday, from 6-8a on WEVL.  E-mail benr@wevl.org with your requests. (at WEVL 89.9 FM)

Happy Elvis Week! Celebrate with Life’s Rich Pageant, tomorrow, Tuesday, from 6-8a on WEVL. E-mail benr@wevl.org with your requests. (at WEVL 89.9 FM)

Playlist: 6 August 2013

The Grateful Dead, “Box of Rain”
Delta Rae, “If I Loved You”
Fort Atlantic, “Let Your Heart Hold Fast”
John Fulbright, “Jericho”
John P. Strohm, “Somebody’s Baby”
Foy Vance, “Dark Horse”
Duquette Johnston, “Back to Jesus”
Will Hoge, “Nothing to Lose”
Logan Vath, “Kentucky”
Ned Van Go, “Lost in the Trouble”
Amy Ray, “Black Heart Today”
The Dirty Guv’nahs, “Good Luck Charm”
R.E.M., “I Remember California”
The Replacements, “Alex Chilton”
Jerry Castle, “Calm”
Bombadil, “Learning to Let Go”
Will Hoge, “Too Old to Die Young”
Futurebirds, “Serial Bowls”
Soulhat, “Here”
Trapper Schoepp & the Shades, “Wishing Well”
Amy Ray, “I Didn’t”
Logan Vath, “Top Shelf”
Drew Holcomb & the Neighbors, “Long Ride Home”
R.E.M., “Get Up”
Fox Street Allstars, “Upstream”
Jerry Castle, “Precious Time”
The Dirty Guv’nahs, “Live Forever”

Life’s Rich Pageant pantheon favorite Sons of Bill is giving away their latest album FOR FREE on Noisetrade!  Great stuff!

Life’s Rich Pageant pantheon favorite Sons of Bill is giving away their latest album FOR FREE on Noisetrade!  Great stuff!