Rural Ledge-ucation #16: 4th of July W/The Goddess and Maxwell!

I must apologize for the lack of a Live Ledge post this past Friday. The beautiful and talented Goddess did indeed make it to the Ledge Studios, and we thought we put together a great high-energy, angry 4th of July primer. Unfortunately, there was a snafu at the conclusion of the show and the file was lost forever.

The Goddess returned to the studio this morning, though, and brought with her the perfect cohost. Four year-old Maxwell is a radio natural, and entertained the Rural Ledge-ucation listeners with his giggle and stories of his visit to South Dakota. Someday he make take over The Ledge empire!

The theme for today was also this weekend's holiday, albeit a much quieter and more melodic set of Independence Day tunes. Listen to it via the android/iPhone app, through iTunes, or grab a direct download here.

Here's the setlist:

1. Dave Alvin, 4th of July
2. Chuck Berry, Back in the USA
3. The Byrds, Chimes of Freedom
4. Tom Petty, American Girl
5. Voxtrot, Firecracker
6. The Fleshtones, American Beat '84
7. Rave-Ups, Freedom Bound
8. Elvis Costello, Crawling to the USA
9. Nick Lowe, American Squirm
10. Graham Parker, I Discovered America
11. Bill Callahan, America!
12. Galaxie 500, Fourth of July
13. Billy Bragg & Wilco, Christ For President
14. Wilco, Ashes of American Flags
15. Billy Bragg, Help Save the Youth of America
16. Grant Lee Buffalo, America Snoring
17. R.E.M., Little America
18. Idlewild, American English
19. Blue Mountain, Generic America
20. Drive-By Truckers, Aftermath USA
21. Ryan Adams, Firecracker
22. Lucinda Williams, Metal Firecracker
23. Neko Case & Her Boyfriends, Thrice All American
24. The Decemberist, July July!
25. The Blasters, American Music
26. Chuck Prophet, American Man
27. Robyn Hitchcock, America
28. The Pogues, The Body of an American
29. X, 4th of July


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