Homegrown Music Concerts

S11 E8 | FULL EPISODE

The Badlees

The Badlees are probably the region's best-known band. Together for nearly a quarter century they have enjoyed national recognition and remained very independent. Late in 2013, they released Epiphones and Empty Rooms, with their augmented personnel. The Badlees have been appearing on Homegrown Music since their start, and we are pleased to welcome them back to perform their new material.

AIRED: March 26, 2015 | 0:48:15
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>> IT'S ONE OF THE REGION'S BEST

KNOWN BANDS.

THE BAND'S PERSONNEL REMAINED

SOME WHAT INFLUX AROUND THE TIME

OF THIS PERFORMANCE IN FEBRUARY

2014 FEATURING BRETT ALEXANDER

ON THE VOCALS.

NOT LONG AFTER THE SHOW WAS

TAPED THE BAND ORGANIZED AGAIN

WITH BRETT AND THE BASSIST

DEPARTING TO PURSUE OTHER

PROJECTS.

BUT THIS VERSION WAS IN FINE

FORM AND WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS

PERFORMANCE.

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♪ I DON'T CARE IF IT'S WRONG OR

RIGHT ♪

♪ WELL I DON'T CARE WIN OR

LOSE ♪

♪ WELL I JUST WANT A LATER NIGHT

TO WASH AWAY BY APPALACHIAN

BLUES ♪

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>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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>>> TONIGHT'S MY WEDDING

ANNIVERSARY.

SO, YEAH, YOU KNOW I KNOW YOU

MARRIED COUPLES OUT THERE BUT

ANYWAY, 13 YEARS AGO, ME AND

KELLY GOT MARRIED AND ABOUT

RIGHT NOW 13 YEARS AGO THERE WAS

A SOMEONE PLAYING AND THERE WAS

THIS BIG HUDDLE FORMING WITH MY

WIFE IN THE MIDDLE OF IT WITH A

WHOLE BUNCH OF DRUNK POLISH IN

LAWS AND I ASKED WHAT WAS I

SUPPOSED TO DO?

HE SAID I THINK YOU'RE SUPPOSED

TO GET HER OUT OF THERE.

BUT ANYWAY, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO

THE MRS.

SHE'S MY BEST FRIEND AND MOST

TRUSTED ADVISOR AND A WHOLE LOT

OF AWESOME.

MOTHER OF MY TWO KIDS.

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>> ALL RIGHT.

AND RIGHT NOW SHE'S LIKE -- ♪♪

>> I ADMIT BECAUSE I KNOW IT'S

TRUE.

I'VE BEEN THROUGH A TIME OR TWO.

ALL THE THINGS THAT I PUT YOU

THROUGH, WELL I CAME AROUND.

EVERYONE'S GONE EXCEPT FOR YOU.

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♪ EVERYONE'S GONE EXCEPT FOR

YOU ♪

♪ AND THAT'S JUST FINE ♪

♪ ALL THE RICHEST HE COULD STAND

HE JUST KEEPS CARRYING ♪

♪ EVERY LAST LITTLE BIT OF HOPE

WAS GONE, HE HAD HIS SADNESS IN

A SONG.

ALL THE ANGELS SING ALONG ♪

♪ EVERYONE'S GONE EXCEPT FOR

YOU ♪

♪ THE ONLY ONE THAT STUCK AROUND

WHILE I MADE UP MY MIND ♪

♪ EVERYONE'S GONE EXCEPT FOR

YOU ♪

♪ AND THAT'S JUST FINE ♪

♪ I REMEMBER THE WORDS YOU

SAID ♪

♪ YOU GOT TO GET OUT OF YOUR OWN

HEAD ♪

♪ ALL THE PAGES THAT YOU READ ♪

♪ LOVE IT AIN'T NO FAIRY TALE ♪

♪ IT AIN'T NO CHECK COMING IN

THE MAIL ♪

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♪ ALL MY ROADS YOU WERE

STANDING.

I'M SO GLAD THAT YOU'RE STILL

STANDING WITH ME ♪

♪ EVERYONE'S GONE EXCEPT FOR

YOU ♪

♪ EVERYONE YOU'RE THE ONE THAT

STUCK AROUND WHILE I MADE UP MY

MIND ♪

♪ EVERYONE'S GONE EXCEPT FOR

YOU ♪

♪ BUT THAT'S JUST FINE ♪

♪ THAT'S JUST FINE.

THAT'S JUST FINE ♪

♪ THAT'S JUST FINE ♪

♪ THAT'S JUST FINE ♪♪

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>> THANK YOU.

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>> ON A MORE SERIOUS NOTE MY

FATHER PASSED AWAY FIVE YEARS

AGO THIS WEEK AND I WANT TO PLAY

THIS SONG FOR HIM.

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♪ YOU GOT TO WAKE UP NOW ♪

♪ YOU GOT TO WAKE UP NOW ♪

♪ GET BACK ON YOUR FEET ♪♪

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>> IF YOU'RE JUST TUNING IN

WE'RE LISTENING TO THE MUSIC OF

THE BADLEES ON A LIVE HOME GROWN

MUSIC CONCERT HERE ON WVIA.

GROUP THAT'S BEEN TOGETHER

AWHILE.

SOME WHAT REVISED PERSONNEL.

BRETT ALEXANDER ON THE LEAD

VOCALS MOSTLY GUITAR.

PAUL SMITH IS ON THE BASE.

RON THE DRUMMER.

HE ALWAYS WANTS ME TO SAY RON

THE DRUMMER.

A COUPLE OF NEW GUYS IN THE

BAND.

DUSTIN ON THE GUITAR AND BACK UP

VOCALS AND I'M TOLD THAT IT'S

NIKE.

ON THE VIOLIN.

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YOU'VE JUST RELEASED A CD CALLED

EPIFONES AND EMPTY ROOMS.

A LOT OF GREAT MATERIAL ON THAT.

IT'S BEEN AWHILE SINCE YOU GUYS

HAVE BEEN HERE.

YOU HAVE BEEN KEEPING BUSY.

WE HAVE BEEN KEEPING BUSY AND

VARIOUS THINGS HAVE BEEN

HAPPENING.

>> TRAVELING AROUND AND GETTING

BACK INTO IT.

>> ONCE IT GETS IN YOU IT STAYS

IN YOU.

>> YEAH.

>> SO ANY PARTICULAR.

>> LOTS OF INTERESTING STUFF IN

THE WORKS.

WE HAVE BEEN PLAYING AND

TOURING.

WE JUST DID A SONG FOR A BEATLES

COMPILATION AND OTHER STUFF IN

THE WORKS.

>> IT'S GREAT TO HEAR THAT YOU

GUYS KEEP ACTIVE AND KEEP DOING

WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

SO HERE'S A LITTLE MORE OF THE

DOINGS OF THE BADLEES HERE ON

WVIA.

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♪ TOOK A RIDE UP THROUGH THE

MOUNTAINS ♪

♪ TO THE END OF MY HOMETOWN ♪

♪ MADE ME FEEL JUST LIKE AN

ANGEL LOOKING DOWN ♪

♪ OF ALL THE PLACES I REMEMBER ♪

♪ ALL THE PEOPLE ♪

♪ ALL THE THINGS I RAN AWAY

FROM ♪

♪ ALL MY LIFE ♪

♪ BACK HOME ♪♪

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♪ THERE AIN'T NOWHERE THAT YOU

CAN RUN TO ♪

♪ THERE AIN'T NOWHERE THAT YOU

CAN GO ♪

♪ THEY SAY NOTHING LASTS

FOREVER ♪

♪ THEY SAY THAT ALL WILL BE ♪

♪ BUT I SAY THAT ♪♪

♪ THERE MAY NOT BE FORGIVENESS

FOR ALL THE THINGS I'VE DONE

♪ BUT I'M STILL MY MOTHER'S

CHILD AND FATHER'S SON ♪

♪ ALL MY LIFE IS LIKE A FLIGHT

BACK HOME ♪

♪ KEEP ME SINGING ♪

♪ ALL MY LIFE IS LIKE A DRIVE

BACK HOME ♪

♪ THERE AIN'T NOWHERE THAT YOU

CAN RUN TO ♪

♪ THERE AIN'T NOWHERE THAT YOU

CAN GO ♪

♪ THERE AID AND ABET NOWHERE

THAT YOU CAN GO ♪

♪ THERE AIN'T NOWHERE THAT YOU

CAN RUN TO ♪

♪ THERE AIN'T NOWHERE THAT YOU

CAN GO ♪

♪ THERE AIN'T NOWHERE THAT YOU

CAN RUN TO ♪

♪ THERE AIN'T NOWHERE THAT YOU

CAN GO ♪♪

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>> THIS NEXT SONG IS CALLED FEAR

OF FALLING AND IT GOT A LOT OF

RADIO PLAY AROUND THE AREA.

TO THIS DAY A BIG CLAIM TO FAME

IN THE BACKGROUND OF WOMEN'S

FIGURE SKATING.

IT WASN'T WHAT WE HAD IN MIND

BUT THAT'S WHERE IT ENDED UP.

GOT IT?

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>> PLEASE GIVE IT UP FOR HIM.

ON LEAD GUITAR, DUSTIN.

ON THE DRUMS, RON THE DRUMMER.

HIS LEGAL NAME.

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>> ONCE AGAIN WE'RE THE BADLEES

WE HAVE A GOOD TIME.

WE'LL PLAY ONE MORE FOR YOU.

THIS IS AN OLD BLIND WILLIE

DIXON SONG.

A LOT OF COVERS OF THIS SONG OUT

THERE BUT THIS IS OURS AND WE

LOVE PLAYING IT.

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>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

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