ROOTS - noun: Something that is an origin or source (as of a condition or quality) - The part by which an object is attached to something else.
Broadcasting live from the corner of 4th & Tibbs, Dirty Roots Radio is a Quentin Tarantino-ization of a spaghetti western style old-school record show featuring renegade country, vintage gospel, raw blues, greasy soul, punk, and funk.
Join your host Ryan Mifflin every Thursday night from 8 to 10 p.m. (central) as he explores the twisted roots and branches of American music.
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I’ve heard a lot of really unique descriptions of Lydia Loveless’s new album, “Somewhere Else”. It’s always X + Y that supposedly equals a new sound. None of them seem to capture the essence of the record for me. On […]
I can remember periods of my life that, when I look back, are marked by the discovery of new music. After I lost my “dream job” in St. Louis and returned home to this small, rural town, I was disillusioned […]
I was heartbroken today to hear the news of T-Model Ford’s passing. T-Model was a frequent guest on my Dirty Roots Radio Show and I’m very honored and proud to have been able to get to know him over the […]
Johnny Cash is known as “Our Founder” at Dirty Roots Radio. I give him that distinction because he was probably the gateway that led to what has become my musical taste today. It’s an honor intended to recognize his fearlessness […]
Much has been made about the somber content of Kris Kristofferon’s latest album – out today on his own KK Records label. The thing IS called “Feeling Mortal”, after all. Right out of the gate he indicates, a cappella for […]
Alan Light was a senior editor at Rolling Stone, founding music editor and editor-in-chief of Vibe, and editor-in-chief of Spin Magazine. He has been a contributor for The New Yorker, GQ, Entertainment Weekly, Elle, Mother Jones, and the Oxford American. […]
Freakin’ January. It’s all cold and desolate. Everyone’s tapped out so there’s nothing happening anywhere. Businesses are cutting back. People stay in. Artists don’t usually release new albums or material in January because, again, everyone’s broke from Christmas and pinching […]
BEST OF THE BEST 1. Bob Dylan – Tempest The toughest part of this list was determining whether the top spot would be occupied by Bruce Springsteen’s “Wrecking Ball”, my emotional favorite of the year, or Dylan’s “Tempest”, by far […]
I have no idea if this is at all appropriate for the No Depression music community. I fully realize that what the world doesn’t need right now is one more voice talking about the school shooting today in Connecticut. But […]
Rapping with Kinky Friedman is always a great experience. He’s been a guest on my Dirty Roots Radio show twice prior to this interview. The process isn’t without its challenges, though. You don’t so much “interview” Kinky as you just […]
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