The Bottomless Pit

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For February 8

by Marshall Crenshaw
The Louvin Brothers

There will be nothing recorded after 1968 on this week's "The Bottomless Pit," somewhat of a departure from usual business. I'll put the "audio spotlight"* on a favorite album of mine, A Tribute to The Delmore Brothers by The Louvin Brothers. We'll also hear the Delmores themselves and some classic hillbilly boogie by one of the The Delmore Brothers' musical partners, the great Wayne Raney.

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For February 1

by Marshall Crenshaw
The Bottle Rockets (photo: Tuan Lee)

This week's "The Bottomless Pit" is a big exercise in cronyism, featuring records by actual friends or acquaintances of mine. The Bottle Rockets, who I am on tour with at this very moment, are plugging a new twofer CD reissue of their first and second albums. These are classic records in my world. We'll hear as much of that stuff as the law will allow.

On the acquaintance side of the ledger, at least as of this moment, is the great Brendan Benson, who was born in the same hospital (in 1970) where my appendix was removed (in 1964). How about that!! We'll enjoy some selections from Brendan's great new album, You Were Right.

The Bottomless Pit With Marshall Crenshaw For January 11

by Marshall Crenshaw

As of right now "The Bottomess Pit" is going on an Everly Brothers binge of indefinite duration. Every week, for the foreseeable future, there'll be something by the Brothers on the show — maybe one tune, maybe several, but always something.

This week's show is a rerun from September 14 and features an extended Everly Brothers tribute segment during Part 1, one of my favorite things that I've ever done on the show.