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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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