Warner Corner – Lake Marie

A few weeks back now, JVG’s theme for the RRR radio show was ‘bodies of water that evoke memories/emotion’.

Yep, quite a theme – thanks Jon!

One of the most astounding songs I’ve ever heard that incorporates water and memory and metaphor is John Prine’s Lake Marie. I was lucky enough to see John perform the song live at the Palais Theatre in Melbourne (thanks to my mate Gerard). I remember on that night, another muso mate – James Kenyon – was sitting not far from me, in the front row. I remember James’s head swaying through the gig, and that he was wearing a green trucker’s hat with ‘Lake Marie’ printed on the front of it.

So, we gave the song a go on the show – sounds a bit weird with my Australian accent. Vale John Prine. What a writer. D

Lake Marie:  Bass – Nathan Farrelly; Lap steel – Ed Bates; Accordion and BVs – Dave Evans; Guitar & Vocal – Dan Warner

As Pumpy was away that Sunday – we played a bonus track: Nanci Griffith’s Banks of the Pontchartrain…

Banks of the Pontchartrain: Bass – Nathan Farrelly; Lap steel – Ed Bates; Accordion and BVs – Dave Evans; Mandolin and vocal – Greg Field; Guitar & Vocal – Dan Warner


This is the sole release of the celebrated Melbourne 90s duo – Dan Warner and Al MacInnes. Dan & Al were known for their long residencies at The Punters Club, The Corner and The Great Britain.

All the tracks are single takes, recorded either live at a gig or live in the studio.

Warner Corner – Protest

This week, JVG’s theme for the radio show was ‘Protest’.

Many years ago, in the ’90s, I sent these lyrics to my good friend Sally Dastey from the band, Tiddas. Sally wrote the perfect music and melody for the words – a song all about words.

The song is called Anthem and the definitive version, believe me, is on Tiddas’s self-titled record from, I think, 1996.

Incredibly disappointing that this song is still relevant today.

D

Bass – Nathan Farrelly; Lap steel – Ed Bates; Accordion and BVs – Dave Evans; Guitar & Vocal – Dan Warner

 

 

 

 

 

Warner Corner – Blue

This week, JVG’s theme for the RRR show was ‘Blue’.

Yes, I love Roy Orbison, but I love Linda Ronstadt even more…

Luckily Barb Waters was in at the station that weekend and saved the day with some beautiful harmonies.

Thanks Barb!

Dan

BVs – Barb Waters; Accordion & BVs – Dave Evans; Mandolin & BVs – Greg Field; Guitar & Vocal – Dan Warner; Recorded and mastered by Mike Thatcher

 

 

 

 

 

Warner Corner – George

This week, JVG’s theme for his RRR radio show was ‘George’.

Many will know I’m a big Rod Stewart fan, some even say I look a little like him (hmmmm).

I’m also a fan of protest songs – who would have thought that Rod would have been one of the first artists in the ’70s to pen a song about gay rights.

Onya Rod…

Dan

Accordion & BVs – Dave Evans; mandolin, Violin and BVs – Greg Field; bass and BVs – Nathan Farrelly; lap steel – Ed Bates; guitar & vocal – Dan Warner

 

 

 

 

 

Warner Corner – Wisdom

This week, JVG’s theme for the radio show was ‘Wisdom’.

I wrote this song years ago, ‘She Remembers Everything’, about a person who is spending some time in a kind of emotional cocoon – mulling things over, learning from experience – so it seemed the right kind of song for the theme.

As the band was playing another song with Georgie on the day, I thought I’d bash this one out alone. Took both Jon and me back to the early days of the show, in the late 90s, when I’d perform solo each week. Over 20 years ago!

Sheesh.

Dan

Guitar & Vocal – Dan Warner