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Americana Music Show Episodes

Interviews and music from bands and singers making hand-picked, road tested, american music. Think americana, roots, rock, blues, soul, and country. americanamusicshow.com


Americana Music Show Episodes

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Ep234 - Dick LeMasters - Dick LeMasters plays blues rock tracks from One Bird, Two Snakes and talks about the songwriters he admires and the importance of perseverance. Also on this episode, rock & roll from Ryan Bingham, live music from Eilen Jewell, string band music from John Lilly, blues from 6 String Drag, Louisiana Swamp music from JeConte, beautiful music from Gretchen Peters, swing jazz from Anne McCue, and country rock from Parker McCollum.

Ep234 Dick LeMasters finds power in The Blood & the power in The Snake

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Ep233 - JJ Grey - On Americana Music Show #233, JJ Grey plays tracks from Ol’ Glory and talks about learning to stop and smell the roses, soul music, and the origin of ‘mofro.’ Also on this episode, pub rock from Josh Buckley, country rock from Parker McCollum, brand new music from Eilen Jewell, a ballad from James McMurtry, blues from Steve Earle & The Dukes, and latin rock from The Mavericks.

Ep233 JJ Grey writes musical post-it notes to himself

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Ep#232 - 6 String Drag - Kenny Roby talks about getting 6 String Drag back together after 15 years, his inspiration from Doug Sahm, and plays tracks from the new album. Also on this episode, rapturous soul from JJ Grey & Mofro, traditional bluegrass from Robert Earl Keen, poignant love song from James McMurtry, new Latin-pop from The Mavericks, blues from Steve Earle & the Dukes, deep twang from Jim Lauderdale, and alt-country from The Menders. americanamusicsho...

Ep232 6 String Drag gets their Roots Rock ‘N’ Roll groove back

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Ep231 - Lachlan Bryan - Lachlan Bryan plays tracks from Black Coffee and talks about Australia’s tradition of dark story telling and stepping into small town life. Also on this episode, alt-country from American Aquarium, an american songbook classic from Bob Dylan, newgrass from the Black Lillies, bluegrass duet from Robert Earl Keen and Lyle Lovett, ragtime jazz from the Bumper Jacksons, blues form Steve Earle and the Dukes, and southern rock from the Plott Hounds.

Ep231 Lachlan Bryan takes it hot as hell and black as pitch

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Ep#230 - Ronnie Fauss - Ronnie Fauss plays tracks from Built To Break & talks about the Dallas Red Dirt scene, his regular joe vibe & keeping in touch with his old life. Also on this episode, new blues from Steve Earle & The Dukes, R&B from Chuck Prophet, southern rock from The Plott Hounds, a brand new ballad from James McMurtry, a track from the Bob Dylan basement tapes, new music from Joe Pug, rock & roll from Victor Krummenacher, and alt-country from The Highballers.

Ep230 Ronnie Fauss taps into his his rock & roll ethos

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Ep229 - Mary Johnson Rockers & The Spark - Mary Johnson Rockers & The Spark play live in-studio and talk about collaborative songwriting and the supportive Raleigh-Durham music scene. Also on this episode, piano boogie from Marcia Ball, honky-tonk from Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, tin pan alley blues from the Bloodhounds, brand new country rock from James McMurtry, zydeco from Ganey Arsement, country from Whitey Morgan & The 78s, indie rock from the Reverse Cowgirls.

Ep229 Mary Johnson Rockers & The Spark find their bridge

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Ep228 - Stoney LaRue - Stoney LaRue plays tracks from Aviator and talks about playing the Grand Ole Opry and Woody Guthrie’s influence on the Red Dirt Music scene. Also on this episode, a haunting murder ballad by Mary Johnson Rockers & The Spark, big time honky-tonk from Whitey Morgan & The 78s, indie rock from Matt Ellis, country rock from The Highballers, country from Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, soul from Genie Brooks, and country rock from Al Huckabee.

Ep228 Stoney Larue does the Red Dirt circuit

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Ep227 - Jmac & Junior - Ep227 - Jmac & Junior - Jmac & Junior play tracks from their Miles album and talk about working together in their post-Rustlanders era and the storm that follows them around. Also on this episode, cowpunk from the Reverse Cowgirls, indie rock from Matt Ellis, beautiful slow feel-good music from Mary Johnson Rockers & The Spark, country rock from Marty Stuart, blues from Hurray For The Riff Raff, roots rock from The Bloodhounds, and indie rock from Superchunk

Ep226 - Best of 2014, part 2 - features albums #15#1 from Americana Music Show’s Best of 2014 list, including music from Luther Dickinson, Shelley King, Rod Melancon, Cory Branan, Corb Lund, the Ben Miller Band, Eden Brent, Jimbo Mathus, Lucinda Williams, Scott H Biram, Old 97s, Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires, J.P. Harris and the Tough Choices, John Howie Jr. & The Rosewood Bluff, and St. Paul & The Broken Bones.

Ep226 Americana Music Show's Best of 2014, part 2

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Ep225 - Best of 2014, part 1 - Features albums #30-16 from Americana Music Show’s Best of 2014 list, including music from The Loudermilks, Brigitte DeMeyer, Will Kimbrough, Town Mountain, Old Crow Medicine Show, Turchi, Drive-By Truckers, Chuck Ragan, Cahalen Morrison & Country Hammer, Ronnie Fauss, Luke Winslow-King, Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Paul Thorn, Candi Staton, and Jonathan Byrd.

Americana Music Show's Best of 2014, part 1

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Best of 2014! - Come check out the top forty albums submitted to the show this year. There's some great music on this list!

Americana Music Show's Best of 2014

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Ep224 - Kelly Pardekooper - Kelly Pardekooper plays tracks from his Milk In Sunshine album and talk about owning the bar scene and intertwining music with real life. Also on this episode, country rock from Whitey Morgan and the 78s, alt-country from The Highballers, R&B honky-tonk from Los Straightjackets and Deke Dickerson, bluegrass from Leftover Salmon, country music from Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, blues from Scott H Biram, and rock & roll from Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires.

Ep224 Kelly Pardekooper owns the bar scene

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Ep223 - Jonathan Byrd - Jonathan Byrd plays tracks from You Can’t Outrun The Radio and talks about the benefits of recording live to tape and talks about living as a homeless man. Also on this episode, garage rock from the The Bloodhounds, Shinyribs covering a Lydia Loveless tune, western swing from Lee Sims, folk-rock from Jesse Lenat, indie rock from Kelly Pardekooper, sister act harmonies from The Secret Sisters, and some classic rock from The Kinks.

Ep#222 - Cahalen Morrison - Cahalen Morrison plays track from The Flower Of Muscle Shoals and talks about playing with the language of country music and writing songs about his wife.Also on this episode, country rock from Stoney LaRue, dark country from Hiss Golden Messenger, indie rock from the Christian Lopez Band, jam band rock from the Hard Working Americans, jump blues from the Carolyn Sills Combo, alt-country from Cracker, country blues from Lucinda Williams, piano boogie from Marcia Ball.

Ep#222 Cahalen Morrison messes with the standard progressions

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Ep#221 - J.P. Harris - J.P. Harris plays tracks from Home Is Where The Hurt Is and talks about how to spot a good honky-­tonk and the Keep It Country festival. Also on this episode, garage rock from The Bloodhounds, country blues from Lucinda Williams, indie rock from Kelly Pardekooper, roots rock from Blitzen Trapper, heartland rock from NQ Arbuckle, country music from Jim Lauderdale, blues from John Lee Zeigler, and jump blues from The Bumper Jacksons.

Ep#220 - Luke Winslow-King - Luke Winslow-King plays tracks from Everlasting Arms and talks about ending up in New Orleans and the song he dedicated to "Uncle" Lionel Batiste. Also on this episode, garage rock from The Bloodhounds, jump blues from The Carolyn Sills Combo, country blues from Lucinda Williams, alt-country from Jason McIntyre & Junior Tutwiler, roadhouse rock from Cracker, beautiful country from Jesse Lenat, folk from Bob Dylan, and country rock from Stoney LaRue.

Ep#220 Luke Winslow-King pays his dues up front

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Ep#219 - Music Maker Relief Foundation - Tim Duffy from the Music Maker Relief Foundation tells stories about the blues musicians they have worked with and their new double CD. Also on this episode, new alt-country from Lucinda Williams, new basement tape recordings from Bob Dylan, smooth country from Cracker, pub rock from Maynard and the Musties, honky-tonk from JP Harris and the Tough Choices, old school country from Johnny Cash, and country rock from Ronnie Fauss.

Ep#219 Music Maker Relief Foundation saving the blues

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Ep#218 - The Ben Miller Band - Ben Miller plays tracks from Any Way, Shape, or Form and talks about touring with ZZ Top and letting the song tell you what it needs. Also on this episode, roots rock from the Christian Lopez Band, country music from Lee Sims, country rock from J.P. Harris and the Tough Choices, indie rock from Kelly Pardekooper, blues from Dick LeMasters, gospel from James Hand, rock & roll from Ronnie Fauss, and some blistering jump blues from Joel DaSilva and the Midnight Howl.

Ep#218 Ben Miller throws a counterpunch

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Ep#217 - Janiva Magness - Janiva Magness plays tracks from Original, discusses her songwriting collaborations and how her fans were her safety net for going indie. Also on this episode, jump blues from Joel DaSilva, R&B from Johnny Rawls and Otis Clay, honky-tonk from JP Harris and the Tough Choices, country rock from Ronnie Fauss, stomp blues from Jason McIntyre and Junior Tutwiler, dirty blues from Scott H. Biram, and country rock from Luke Winslow-King.

Ep#217 Janiva Magness finds her safety net

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Ep#216 - Cory Branan - Cory Branan plays tracks from The No-Hit Wonder and talks about the triple-whammy of song writers that got him started writing roots music. Also on this episode, Texas rock from Ronnie Fauss, new music from John Mellencamp, honky-tonk from J.P. Harris and the Tough Choices, blues rock from Jason McIntyre and Junior Tutwiler, blues from Luke Winslow-King, stomp blues from Mulebone, blues-rock from Dick LeMasters, and newgrass from Arty Hill.

Ep#216 Cory Branan writes second-helping songs

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Ep#215 - The Loudermilks - Alan and Chad Edwards of the Loudermilks play tracks from their band's debut album and talk about the new band name and writing really sad music. Also on this episode, country rock from Jonathan Byrd, old school blues from Dave Ray, revival string band music from Luke Winslow-King, honkytonk from JP Harris and the Tough Choices, anthem rock from NQ Arbuckle, a crooner from Emma Swift, jump blues from Macavine Hayes, and 30's era blues from Dom Flemons.

Ep#215 The Loudermilks get honest with themselves

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Ep#214 - Elvin Bishop - Elvin Bishop plays tracks from Can’t Even Do Wrong Right and talks about the joy & danger of having your songs played at weddings. Also on this episode, country rock from Nancarrow, a Leadbelly cover by Dave Ray, a ballad by Jonathan Byrd, a rock & roll anthem by NQ Arbuckle, roots rock from Eliot Bronson, boogie blues from John Dee Holeman, a beautiful crooner by Emma Swift, folk-rock from Shakey Graves, and some swingin’ blues from Luke Winslow-King.

Ep#214 Elvin Bishop isn't playing football - Interview and music

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Ep#213 - Town Mountain - Robert Greer plays tracks from Town Mountain‘s Live At The Isis, talks about the winning an IBMA award and what it means to be a tarheel. Also on this episode, rock & roll from the Ben Miller Band, Piedmont blues from Beverly “Guitar” Watkins, folk rock from Jonathan Byrd, jive blues from Luke Winslow-King, roots rock from Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes, a beautiful waltz by Mandolin Orange, soul music from Elvin Bishop, and a country crooner from Lee Ann Womack.

Ep#213 Town Mountain knows how fast they're goin'

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Ep#212 - Paul Thorn - Paul Thorn plays tracks from Too Blessed To Be Stressed, and talks about his feel-good anthem songs and kissing babies on the campaign trail. Also on this episode, blues rock from The Heckhounds, a beautiful country crooner from Emma Swift, alt-folk from Shakey Graves, bluegrass from the Whiskey Gentry, roots rock from Tim Easton, Appalachian folk from Malcolm Holcombe, honkytonk from Tyller Gummersall, swamp punk from Les Claypool’s Duo DeTwang.

Ep#212 Paul Thorn writes some feel-good anthems

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Ep#211 - Grace Askew - Grace Askew talks about "bluntry," admiring the growls and tenacity of Howlin' Wolf and Lightnin' Hopkins, and being inspired by virga. Grace askew also plays three tracks from her latest album, Scaredy Cat. Also on this episode, cowpunk from Cory Branan, alt-folk from Shakey Graves, heartland rock by Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes, country rock from the Old 97's, boogie blues from Elvin Bishop, and some meltdown blues from Gary Clark Jr.

Ep#211 Grace Askew gets janky and raw

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