On episode 169 of the Americana Music Show, Rick Shea talks about covering Hank Williams, producing The Good Intentions, and taking train trips in Mexico when he was a “broken-hearted kid.” He also sets up and plays three tracks from his album, Sweet Bernadine.
Also on this epiosde, newgrass from The Avett Brothers, gothic folk from The Paper Hill Casket Company, bluegrass from The Railsplitters,…Continue
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On episode 168 of the Americana Music Show, Doug and Telisha Williams talk about the origin of the name Wild Ponies, what they learned living on the road, and their radio show. They also set up and play three tracks from the Wild Ponies debut album, Things That Used To Shine.
Also on this episode, heartland rock from the Bottle Rockets, honkytonk from Sturgill Simpson, Memphis soul from…Continue
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On episode 167 of the Americana Music Show, the women of Underhill Rose talk about their fan-funded album, the Asheville music scene, growing their fan base out west, and teaching kids the music of Doc Watson and Libba…Continue
Added by Americana Music Show on November 25, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments
Todd talks about tripping on mushrooms and ecstasy, Chris Robinson’s drug of choice, his new book, recording with the Turbo Fruits, joining a band called The Hard Working Americans, sending mix tapes to Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jerry Jeff Walker stories, John Prine stories, meeting Chuck Berry, making a movie with Elizabeth Cook, advice to…Continue
On episode 166 of the Americana Music Show, Ed Jurdi talks about the new Band Of Heathens line up, why they record their albums live, moving to Asheville, and being “bootleg friendly.” He also sets up and plays three…Continue
Added by Americana Music Show on November 18, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments
On episode 165 of the Americana Music Show, Yarn front man Blake Christiana talks about meeting Caitlin Cary at Sadlacks, the Lou Reed influence on his music, and turning fans into friends. He also sets up and…Continue
Added by Americana Music Show on November 11, 2013 at 4:59am — No Comments
Ray Wylie Hubbard chats with Otis about hanging out with pro wrestling royalty in the 1970's, seeing Lightnin' Hopkins, vintage guitars, circus graveyards, etc.
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On episode 164 of the Americana Music Show, Chris Kokesh and Jonathan Byrd from The Barn Birds tell the story of how they met, discuss “social music” vs “performing music,” and make the call of the barn birds. They also perform three tracks from their debut, self-titled album.
Also on this episode I feature kick drum blues from Lincoln Durham, chitlin circuit rock from Southern Culture On The Skids,…Continue
Added by Americana Music Show on November 4, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments
On episode 163 of the Americana Music Show, I feature highlights from the Gram Parsons tribute show produced by Jeff Hart and The Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC, September 20, 2013. Highlights from the show include covers from Ashley Carter, George Huntley, Kenny Roby, Tom Meltzer, Jill Kuhn Sexton, Lynn Blakey, Michael Rank, Jeffro, Rebecca Newton, Tonya Lamm, Jeffrey Dean Foster, John Howie Jr, Tress Chicas,…Continue
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On episode 162 of the Americana Music Show, Mando Saenz plays three tracks from his album, Studebaker, and talks about his song writing collaborations in Nashville, songs about people's “checkered past,” and the challenges of playing the tambourine.
Also on this episode, I feature experimental folk rock from The Wood Brothers, beautiful string band music from the Stray Birds, let night rock & roll…Continue
Added by Americana Music Show on October 21, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments
On episode 161 of the Americana Music Show, Chris Wood talks about starting the Wood Brothers with his brother, their father's folkie influence, and writing great songs that don't make perfect sense. Chris also sets up and plays three tracks from The Muse.
I also play hard…Continue
Added by Americana Music Show on October 14, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments
On episode 160 of the Americana Music Show, Big Sandy plays three tracks from What A Dream It's Been and talks to Rick Cornell about his early days playing rockabilly on the beach boardwalk, playing “American” music on High Tone, and his European cult classic.
Also on this episode, I feature cowpunk from Two Cow Garage, boogie blues from the North Mississippi Allstars, bare knuckle soul from Barrence…Continue
Added by Americana Music Show on October 7, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments
Hayes chats with Otis about bingo parlors, crayon autographs, competing in drag shows, Croatian handball, Wrecks Bell, lion tamers, getting high with Guy Clark, etc.
Listen to the entire archive of Thanks For Giving a Damn at this link. …Continue
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On episode 159 of the Americana Music Show, Bill Kirchen plays three tracks from “Seeds and Stems” and talks about his “slack-jaw ham-fisted rock & roll,” predating the outlaw movement, and passing his songs on to the next…Continue
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Jason and the Scorchers' guitarist talks with Otis about growing up on an Army base in Germany, his musical parents, seeing Merle Haggard as a kid, moving to Nashville in 1973, playing in his parent's band, seeing The Ramones and The Police at the Exit In, his first guitar, touring with Bob Dylan, meeting Jason Ringenberg,…Continue
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Ian talks with Otis about sneaking into Graceland to meet Elvis, seeing Buddy Holly live, refusing to meet Jerry Lee Lewis, getting arrested in Indianapolis, swimming with Mick Ronson, seeing Pelé make two banana kicks etc.
All other episodes of Thanks For Giving A Damn are available for free at this link:…Continue
On episode 158 of the Americana Music Show, Leo Rondeau talks about his Austin gigs, his non-crybaby song, working with R.S. Field, and the false starts making Take It And Break It. He also introduces and plays three tracks from the album.
Plus, bare knuckled soul from Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, indie rock from Pat Todd and the Rankousiders, retro roots rock from Tim Easton, Texas blues from…Continue
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On episode 157 of the Americana Music Show, Jon Shain and Lightnin' Wells perform piedmont blues from Rev Gary Davis, and blues from Robert Johnson, Blind Boy Fuller, Taj Mahal, and more at the Billsborough Live Music…
Added by Americana Music Show on September 16, 2013 at 12:30am — No Comments