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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.

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Americana Music Show Episodes

Americana Music Show Episodes

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Ep256 - Dale Watson - Dale Watson plays tracks from Call Me Insane and drives down I-35 while talking about Lloyd Maines, covering Tony Joe White, and his Jimmy Kimmel gig. I’ve also got the new album from Jason Isbell and it’s fantastic. I’m also real excited to share with you the Bow Thayer jam band album and the new cajun honky-tonk album from Kevin Sekhani. I’ve also got more tracks from Amy Black, Shinyribs, and Eilen Jewell. And finally I’ve got a very old recording of Lead Belly.

Dale Watson supports his trucking habit by playing music (Ep256) - Americana Music Show Podcast

Ep255 - Beth McKee - Beth McKee plays tracks from Sugarcane Revival, tells the stories behind her songs, and talks about “troubling the waters” with her “swamp sistas.” This episode also features new country music from Kacey Musgraves, soul from Amy Black, rock from the Plott Hounds, ameripolitan music from Dale Watson, blues from the Kentucky Headhunters, folk from Malcolm Holcombe and much more on this special two hour episode of the show.

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Ep254 - Ray Wylie Hubbard - Ray Wylie Hubbard shares tracks from Ruffian’s Misfortune, tells a story about Mother Hubbard, and talks about “grit, groove, tone, and taste.” Also on this episode, new Muscle Shoals soul music from Amy Black, new rock & roll from the Plott Hounds, new indie rock from Ocean Carolina, and hillbilly boogie from Woody Pines.

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Ep253 - Jimmy LaFave - Jimmy LaFave plays tracks from The Night Tribe and talks about the origins of that band name, his open mic pet peeves and the early Red Dirt Music scene. Also on this episode, I’ve got the new soul album from Amy Black, the new Hot Texas Swing Band, rock & roll from Ryan Bingham. twangy rock from Shinyribs, jump blues from Eight O’Five Jive, and indie rock from Ike Reilly.

Ep253 Jimmy LaFave finds his tribe - Americana Music Show Podcast

Ep252 - Mandolin Orane - Andrew Marlin and Emily Frantz of Mandolin Orange play tracks from Such Jubilee and talk about the themes in the new album and supporting other musicians. Also on this week’s episode, new twangy music from Shinyribs, roadhouse blues from the Kentucky Headhunters, a new album from the Hot Texas Swing Band, folk from Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams, more from the knock-out Beth-McKee album, lo-fi blues from Left Lane Cruiser, string band music from Woody Pines

Ep252 Mandolin Orange dodge their wrecking ball - Americana Music Show Podcast

Ep251 - Doc Fell - Doc Fell plays tracks from Scissor Tail, talks about music as a social & community activity, and paints a picture of life in Tahlequah. OK. Also on this episode I’m excited to share with you the new indie rock album from Ike Reilly and the new funky twangy album from Shinyribs. I’ve also got some new garage rock from the Zombie Garden Club, another track from that knock out Beth McKee album, new lo-fi electric blues from the Left Lane Cruiser, and a new stringband track from

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Ep250 - Dayna Kurtz - Dayna Kurtz plays tracks from Rise And Fall, talks about writing as if she were on staff at Stax covering Bobby Charles, and shares her “Dan Penn” song. Also on this episode, new music from Dale Watson, the Deslondes, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Beth McKee. I’ve got another track from that knock out Eilen Jewell album, some R&B from Alabama Shakes, and new blues from the Kentucky Headhunters.

Ep250 Dayna Kurtz finds her country soul

Ep249 - Jimbo Mathus - Jimbo Mathus plays tracks from Blue Healer and talks about learning the mandolin as a child, his rock & roll career post- Squirrel Nut Zippers, and the origin of the blues. Also on this episode, I’ve got the new Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard album. I’ve got some jump blues from Woody Pines. Another track from that knock out Eilen Jewell album. I’ve got a very timely song from that new Dale Watson album, more honky-tonk from Whitey Morgan

Ep249 Jimbo Mathus gets a visit from the blues - Americana Music Show Podcast

Ep248 - Eight O'Five Jive - Lee Shropshire from Eight O’Five Jive plays tracks from Too Many Men, and talks about their journey into jump blues and being inspired by Ruth Brown. I’ve also got the new blues album from Eilen Jewell and the new country album from Christian Lopez. I’ll be playing another cut from that new Alabama Shakes album and Whitey Morgan covering a classic country song. Plus a whole lot more on this two hour episode.

Ep248 Eight O’Five Jive finds some jump and attitude - Americana Music Show Podcast

Ep247 - Eilen Jewell - Eilen Jewell plays three tracks from her Sundown Over Ghost Town album, talks about returning to Boise, and the new member of their lineup. Also on this episode, brand new soul music from Beth McKee. A really nice debut from a band out of Asheville called Tellico. New rock & roll from Dan Montgomery. Another track from that knock out Alabama Shakes album. We’ve also got new California country from Grant Langston, a southern rock track from Jimbo Mathus

Ep247 Eilen Jewell returns to small town life - Americana Music Show Podcast

Ep246 - John Moreland - I'm gonna play another track from that new Alabama Shakes album. I’ve got new honky-tonk from Whitey Morgan and the 78s. The Old Ceremony has a new indie-rock album coming and we’ll hear a track from that one too. Plus new Calexico, new Grant Langston and a whole lot more.

Ep246 John Moreland writes for the church kids outside the punk rock show - Americana Music Show Podcast

Ep245 - The McCrary Sisters - Ann McCrary plays tracks from The McCrary Sisters’ album, Let’s Go, and talks about The Fairfield Four and working as backup singers. Also on this episode, R&B from Alabama Shakes, alt-country from June Star, blues from the Reverend Freakchild, stringband music from Mandolin Orange, cajun from Feufollet, country from The Honeycutters, blues from The Grahams, southern rock from Jimbo Mathus.

Ep245 The McCrary Sisters have Jesus and That’s Enough - Americana Music Show Podcast

Ep244 - Malcolm Holcombe - Malcolm Holcombe plays tracks from The RCA Sessions, talks about getting inspired at the Salvation Army Store, and the tools of his trade. Also on this episode, southern rock from Jimbo Mathus, folk-rock from Tom Rhodes, stringband country from The Honeycutters, cajun rock from Feufollet, country from Sarah Gayle Meech, alt-country from June Star, country/soul from Dayna Kurtz, and a rock ballad from John Moreland.

Ep244 Malcolm Holcombe plays pliers with wires - Americana Music Show Podcast

Ep243 - JeConte - JeConte plays tracks from Down By The Bayou and talks about working with Anders Osborne, his stage name, and his tribute to his father. Also on this episode, southern rock from Jimbo Mathus, gospel from The McCrary Sisters, alt-country from June Star, folk rock from John Moreland, folk from Malcolm Holcombe, jump blues from Eight O’Five Jive, indie rock from Matt Bradford, americana from Sam Lewis, and blues rock from Hurricane Ruth.

Ep243 JeConte gives his Everything

Ep242 - AJ Ghent Band - AJ Ghent plays tracks from Live At Terminal West, shares his secrets for putting on a great show and talks about his lap steel legacy. Also on this episode, new rock & roll from Ray Wylie Hubbard, folk from Malcolm Holcombe, gospel from The McCrary Sisters, 30’s blues from Eilen Jewell, jump blues from Eight O’Five Jive, western swing from Asleep At The Wheel and Carrie Rodriguez, bluegrass from Robert Earl Keen, and beautiful soul music from Allison Moorer.

Ep242 AJ Ghent does the funky suit and tie thing

Ep241 - Hurricane Ruth - Hurricane Ruth plays tracks from Born On The River and talks about her big sound and river life in Beardstown, Illinois. Also on this episode we’ve got a full on blues set from Charlie Musselwhite, Stacy Jones, Back Pack Jones, Missy Anderson, The Reverend Shawn Amos, and Ray Goren.

Ep241 Hurricane Ruth parties on the levee - Americana Music Show Podcast

Ep240 - Allison Moorer - Allison Moorer plays tracks from Down To Believing and talks about raising her son, swapping songs Mary Gauthier, and working with Kenny Greenberg. Also on this episode, Appalachian folk from Malcolm Holcombe, country blues from Ray Wylie Hubbard, old-school blues from Lead Belly, rock & roll from Ryan Bingham, stringband music from Pharis and Jason Romero, bluegrass from John Lilly, country from Sarah Gayle Meech, and R&B from the AJ Ghent Band.

Ep240 Allison Moorer swaps songs and stories - Americana Music Show Podcast

Ep239 - Sam Lewis - Sam Lewis plays tracks from Waiting On You and talks about singing like Lee Dorsey, opening for Haggard and his “hotel sessions.” Also on this episode new badass rock ‘n roll from Ray Wylie Hubbard, a new country shuffle from Sarah Gayle Meech, old-time music from Spuyten Duyvil, blues from Pops Staples, blues rock from Ted Hefko, western swing from Asleep At The Wheel and Elizabeth Cook, bluegrass from the Band of Ruhks, and blues rock from Steve Earle & The Dukes.

Ep239 Sam Lewis does that country Lee Dorsey thing

Ep238 - Ryan Bingham - Ryan Bingham plays tracks from Fear And Saturday Night and talks about playing the dive bars, finding success, and how he met his wife. This week I’ve got a cut from that posthumous Pops Staples album, a road tune from Justin Mather. a jumpin' string band tune from Spuyten Duyvil, a Bob Wills tribute from Asleep At The Wheel and Lyle Lovett, a knock out vocal track from Rhiannon Giddens, rock & roll from Liz Longley, and a going home song from American Aquarium.

Ep238 Ryan Bingham tattoos his soul

Ep237 - Parker McCollum - Parker McCollum plays tracks from The Limestone Kid and talks about managing his first tour, shooting music videos, and keeping faith in his music. Also on this episode, new music from that Allison Moorer album and that Joe Pug album, roots rock from The Mavericks, country rock from Whitehorse, blues from 6 String Drag, a foot tapper from Lily Hiatt, southern rock from The Beltways, western swing from that Bob Wills tribute album, country rock from Marty Stuart.

Ep237 Parker McCollum drives a truck from the 70’s

Ep236 - Americana Music Show - BJ Barham plays American Aquarium’s Wolves, talks about their fan base, winning the Hardest Working Band award, and toasts the Old North State. Also on this episode, rock & roll from Ryan Bingham, swamp rock from JeConte, swing era jazz from Eilen Jewell, western swing from Asleep At The Wheel, blues from Rhiannon Giddens, blues from Ted Hefko and the Thousandaires, 70’s throwback from Jackie Stahl, and roots rock from 6 String Drag.

Ep236 American Aquarium gets hungry like a wolf - Americana Music Show Podcast

Ep235 - Anne McCue - On Americana Music Show #235, Anne McCue plays tracks from Blue Sky Thinkin’ and talks the sounds of Charlie Christian and Django Reinhardt and swing era music. Also on this episode, haunting soul from Rhiannon Giddens, New Orleans blues from Ted Hefko and the Thousandaires, roots rock from 6 String Drag, swamp rock from JeConte, country rock from Ryan Bingham, pub rock from The Beltways, country from Don Pedigo, and country from Eilen Jewell.

Ep235 Anne McCue plays that Charlie Christian / Django Reinhardt guitar

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

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

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