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On episode 172 of the Americana Music Show, I feature #15 through #1 of the 2013 Best Of Americana Music Show list. 

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode172

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On episode 171 of the Americana Music Show, I feature #30-#15 of the 2013 Best Of Americana Music Show list. 

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode171

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John Paul Keith talks about his work with Roland James, the early Knoxville music scene, and sneaking “hot dog guitar stuff” into his songs. He also plays three tracks from his album, Mempis Circa 3AM

Also on this episode, country-soul from Kandia Crazy Horse, newgrass from the Avett Brothers, honkytonk from Casey James Prestwood, roots rock from D.B. Rielly, cowpunk from Two Cow Garage, alt.country from The Bottle Rockets, coutnry-rock from Southern Culture On The Skids, a jam band ballad from The Deluge, and a country duet from Motel Mirrors.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode170 

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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.”

Plus, newgrass from The Avett Brothers, gothic folk from The Paper Hill Casket Company, bluegrass from The Railsplitters, folk music from James Tristan Redding, country rock from The Bottle Rockets, a rock & roll ballad from The Wild Ponies, honky tonk from Casey James Prestwoood tha the Burning Angels, and boogie blues from the North Mississippi Allstars.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode169 

  

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Doug & 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.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode168 

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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 Cotten. They also play three tracks from their latest album, Something Real.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode167 

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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 tracks from Sunday Morning Record 

Also on this episode, Memphis soul from John Paul Keith, country rock from Lydia Loveless, classic alt.country from the Bottle Rockets, backwoods lounge music from Southern Culture On The Skids, foot stomp blues from Lincoln Durham, dark string band music from the Paper Hill Casket Company, and Appalachian soul from Malcolm Holcombe.

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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 plays three tracks from Yarn's latest albium, Shine The Light On. 

Also on this episode, blues from Whelan, honkytonk from Sturgill Simpson, country rock from the Kieran Ridge Band, blues rock from Lydia Loveless, greasy rock and roll from Southern Culture On The Skids, Memphis soul from John Paul Keith, and cow punk from Two Cow Garage.

 http://americanamusicshow.com/episode165

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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. The also perform live acoustic versions fo three of the tracks from their debut album. 

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode164

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Highlights from the Gram Parsons Tribute show produced by Jeff Hart and The Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC, September 20, 2013.

Featuring Gram Parsons 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, and Jeff Hart.  

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode163

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Mando Saenz plays three tracks from his Studebaker album 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 play experimental folk rock from The Wood Brothers, beautiful string band music from the Stray Birds, let night rock & roll from Michael Rank & Stag, gospel from the Blind Boys Of Alabama, classic soul from Swamp Dogg, electric blues from Pete Anderson and americana from John Fogerty.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode162

 

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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.

Also on this episode, I play for ya some hard hitting electric blues from Left Lane Cruiser, southern rock from Rob Nance, southern funk from the North Mississippi Allstars, a long slow burn from Tony Joe White, classic soul from Big John Hamilton, Texas soul from Mando Saenz, old school crooner from Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, indie rock from the Motel Mirrors, and retro roots rock from Tim Easton.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode161 

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Big Sandy plays three tracks from What A Dream It's Been and talks 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 Whitfield, R&B from Swamp Dogg, folk rock from The Wood Brothers, heartland rock from I See Hawks In L.A., cajun music from Ganey Arsement, travelin' music from Mando Saenz, country rock from the Wild Ponies, and americana from John Fogerty.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode160

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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 generation.  

Also on this episode, I feature country rock from The Wild Ponies, beautiful string band music from Mandolin Orange, soulful folk from The Wood Brothers, americana from John Fogerty, bogie blues from the North Mississippi Allstars, classic soul from Doris Allen, new acoustic music from Yarn, and rockabilly from Tim Easton.  

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode159

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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.

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 Mike Stinson, an amazing soul cut from yesteryear by Big John Hamilton. New swamp rock from the Tony Joe White, travelin music from Mando Saenz, string band music from the Barn Birds and a new take on a John Fogerty classic.  

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode158

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Jon Shain and Lightnin' Wells perform piedmont blues from Rev Gary Davis, Robert Johnson, Blind Boy Fuller, Taj Mahal, and more.

This episode is sponsored by Billsborough Live Music Hall in Hillsborough, NC, featuring live bands, singer songwriters, bluegrass, jazz, live comedy, beach music, DJ's, blues, and more.  

Plus, Americana from John Fogerty, cajun dance music from Ganey Arsement, bare knuckle R&B from Barrence Whitfield, slow burning swamp blues from Tony Joe White, beautiful folk from Mandolin Orange, country rock from Mando Saenz, and classic soul from Big John Hamilton.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode157

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Ethan Anderson from Massy Ferguson talks about their “big, industrial, dirty” band name, their first video and their blue collar bar anthem. He also plays three tracks from Victory and Ruins from the Massy Ferguson band.

Plus Texas rock & roll from Mike Stinson, travelin' blues from Jason Daniels, a beautiful duet from The Barn Birds, a new take on an americana classic from John Fogerty, dirty rock from the Hickoids, greasy blues from Patrick Sweany, country rock from Matt Dmits, rag time jazz from Who Hit John?, and country music from The Bo-Stevens.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode156 

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Mike Stinson talks about his L.A. Days, his song about being late, his move to Houston, working with R.S. Field, and what Dylan did for songs. Mike Stinson also plays three tracks from his Hell And Half Of Georgia album.  

Plus, country rock from Truth & Salvage Co., Texas twang from Shinyribs, folk from The Barn Birds, amercana from John Fogerty, rock&roll from Massy Ferguson, Texas rock from Guthrie Kennard, western swing from Corb Lund, old school jazz from Luke Winslow-King, and classic funk funk from Swamp Dogg.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode155

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Ronnie Fauss tells the story of the title of I Am The Man You Know I'm Not, why he covered Gram Parsons, and watching the Old 97's' record. Ronnie Fauss also plays three tracks from I Am The Man You Know I'm Not.

Plus, southern rock from the Truth & Salvage Company, rockabilly rock from Tim Easton, blues rock from Too Slim and the Tail Draggers, southern rock from Mike Stinson, roots rock from The Coal Men, country rock from The Whiskey Bottles, twang from The Coals, newgrass from The O's, and old school R&B from Fats Domino. 

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode154

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Tim Easton talks about moving to East Nashville, how his daughter changed his music, getting into the man chords, and his 'Otis Redding jam. He also plays three tracks from Not Cool.

Plus southern rock from Mike Stinson, newgrass from The O's, rock & roll from South Rail, gospel from Mavis Staples, country rock from the Massey Ferguson Band, rock & roll from Ned Van Go, soul from Charlie Faye, string band music from Underhill Rose, and old school R&B from Fats Domino.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode153

  

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Yvette Landry talks about her new band line up, the cajun influence in her music, song writing advice, and back porch jams. She also plays three tracks from her latest album, No Man's Land.

Plus rock & roll from Ned Van Go, country-rock from Two Tons Of Steel, twang from The Whiskey Bottles, folf rock from The Wood Brothers, funk from Swamp Dogg, blues rock from Steven Casper & Cowboy Angst, electric bluse from RB Stone, beautiful California feel good music from Smooth Hound Smith, southern rock from Anthony Neff, and Tex Mex punk from the Piñata Protest

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode152

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Zach Smith from the duo Smooth Hound Smith talks about living out of his van, Mississippi John Hurt, and how to make songs “thick and gritty.” Plus he plays three tracks from the debut Smooth Hound Smith album.

Plus honkytonk from Yvette Landry, Two Tons Of Steel covering a Ray Charles song, sounthern rcok from Mike Stinson, country rock from New Country Rehab, gospel from Mavis Staples, new music from Slaid Cleaves, old school rockabilly from Earl Poole Ball, rock & roll from Highballers, and electric blues from RB Stone

 http://americanamusicshow.com/episode151

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Woody Pines talks about “the viper blues,” making mix tapes, finding old family audio tapes, and his “American diner tour.” He also plays three tracks from his Rabbits Motel album.

Plus country rock from Two Tons Of Steel, road music from DL Marble, southern rock from Mike Stinson, blues from Smooth Hound Smith, Jim Lauderdale covering Paul McCartney, experimental folk from The Wood Brothers, Cajun music from Leo Rondeau, new music from Slaid Cleaves & Anthony Neff, plus swamp soul from JJ Grey & Mofro.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode150

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Shannon McNally talks about her Bobby Charles tribute, strong yet non-existent egos, “gospel songs in hiding,” and rocking out “Mavis-style.” She also plays three tracks from her album Small Town Talk.

Plus rock and roll from Too Slim and the Taildraggers, country rock from Leo Rondeau, swamp funk from JJ Grey, twang from Yvette Landry, blues rock from RB Stone, old time sister act jazz from The Carper Family, and new music from Slaid Cleaves. 

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode149

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Russell Mefford talks about why he “never got in the boat,” the logistics of recording with marching bands, and the Muscle Shoals music scene. He also plays three tracks from The Fiddleworms' album, See The Light.

Plus, Tex-Mex Punk from Piñata Protest, rock and roll from Too Slim & The Taildraggers, Country Rock from Leo Rondeau, gospel from Mavis Staples, swamp funk from JJ Grey, The Wood Brothers covering Paul McCartney, new music from Slaid Cleaves, and old school roots rock from Earl Poole Ball.  

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode148

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Jeb Puryear & Tara Nevins from Donna The Buffalo talk about making feel-good music, building a tribe like “The Herd” and recording in analog.

Plus swamp funk from JJ Grey and Mofro, Ollabelle with americana cover of a Paul McCartney song, new country rock from Leo Rondeau, rock and roll from Too Slim and the Taildraggers, country rock from Tracy Walton, new music from Slaid Cleaves, and some old school blues from Ursala George  

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode147

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Slaid Cleaves plays three tracks from Still Fighting The War and talks about Operation Homefront, growing up with Rod Picott, writing songs about blue collar folk, and song writing challenges. 

Plus experimental folk rock from The Wood Brothers, old school Piedmont blues from Hans Theessink, country rock from Michael and the Lonesome Playboys, Tex-Mex punk from The Piñata Protest, swamp rock from JJ Grey and Mofro, rock and roll from Switchback, and a soulful Paul McCartney cover from the McCrary Sisters.  

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode146

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Hans Theessink talks about the Vienna blues scene, giving himself a birthday present, the Piedmont blues, and meeting Doc and Merle Watson.

Plus swamp funk from JJ Grey and Mofro, honkytonk from Yvette Landry, country rock from D.L. Marble, rock and roll from I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House, twang from HalleyAnna, swing music from the Hot Texas Swing Band, and some high octane string band music from Sarah Alden.  

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode145

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Kenny Roby talks about the characters in Memories & Birds, singing in a natural voice, cowboy movie music, and “doing the Prince thing.”

Plus rock and roll from I Can Lick Any Sonofabitch In The House, brooklyn honkytonk from Maynard and the Musties, classic soul from Swamp Dogg, evangelical stomp from Guthrie Kennard, indie rock from Massy Ferguson, a Texas love song from Slaid Cleaves, and exprimental jazz folk from The Wood Brothers.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode144 

  

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Todd May talks about dusting off old songs, "thinking like Al Green," the advantages of living in Ohio, and meeting Exene Cervenka at SXSW.

Plus Texas Twang from Shinyribs, Delta blues rock from Les Dudek, R&B from JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, classic folk from Hans Theessink, indie rock from Beth Lee and the Breakus, rockabilly from Wayne Hancock.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode143

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Javi Garcia talks about learning song phrasing the hard way, his admiration of Chuck Berry, and rewriting the lyrics to one of his songs.

Plus Texas rock from Guthrie Kennard, classic soul from Swamp Dogg, indie rock from The Del Lords, old school electric blues from The Communal Well, new orleans street music from Shannin McNally, piano blues from Molly Venter and Eben Pariser, and country rock from the Massy Ferguson Band.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode142

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Eric Ambel talks about the history of the Del Lords, his favorite night as owner of the Lakeside Lounge, and the demise of rock in the 80's.

Plus Texas twang from Shinyribs, New Orleans R&B from Shannon McNally, blues from Marshall Chapman, Emmylou Harris covering John Denver, blues from Hans Theessink, and jump blues from Luke Winslow-King,

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode141 

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Beth Lee talks about Lucinda Williams' and Wanda Jackson's influence on Beth Lee and the Breakups and the pros and cons of working in Austin.

Plus roots rock from The Del Lords, rockabilly from Wayne Hancock, stringband music from Steel Wheels, folk-rap from Alex Culbreth and the Dead Country Stars, southern rock from Deadstring Brothers, soul music from the Ruff Kutt Blues Band, rock and roll from Javi Garcia.  

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode140

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Maya Lerman from Maya and the Ruins talks about recording in Lafayette, working as a music archivist, and tying songs together with her voice.

Rock and roll from Javi Garcia, Willie Nelson and Family covering Carl Perkins, string band music from Woody Pines, blues from Marshall Chapman, Texas twang from Shinyribs, old school guitar blues from Hans Theessink, and Old Crow Medicine Show's tribute to John Denver, and blues from Luke Winslow-King  

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode139

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Carrie Rodriguez talks about working fiddles into her songs, the influence New York had on her music, and channeling Alejandro Escovedo.

Plus feel good rock from Marshall Chapman, roots rock from The Del Lords, Texas twang from Shinyribs, a tribute to Louis Armstrong from the Dukes of Dixieland, new country from Ashley Monroe, and bluegrass from Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen.  

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode138

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Hannah Thomas talks about Georgia being a “musical mashup,” admiring Steve Earle, and listening to the highway men growing up.

Plus a Willie Nelson cover of a Dorothy Fields song, Shannon McNally Covering Bobby Charles, Amos Lee covering John Denver, the Howlin' Brothers covering Muddy Waters, country music from Carrie Rodriguez, rock and roll from Alex Culbreth and the Dead Country Stars, southern rock from Fiddleworms, roots rock from SemiTwang, and more...

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode137

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Steve Dawson of Dolly Varden talks to Rick Cornell about why he moved to Chicago, listening to sad songs in the 70's and taking his own song writing advice.

Plus rock and roll from Javi Garcia, southern rock from the Deadstring Brothers, alt.country from David Hardin, a Carl Perkins cover by Willie Nelson, string band music from Woody Pines, altcoutnry from Gurf Morlix, country form Ronnie Fauss, and roots rock from Beth Lee and the Breakups.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode136 

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Ryan Bailey of The Riverbreaks talks Rick Cornell about his time in Chapel Hill, rebelling against country music, and writing songs in the jungle.

Plus rock and roll from the Electic Rag Band, roots rock from Beth Lee and the Breakups, southern rock from Fiddleworm, altcountry from Carrie Rodriguez, String band music from Woody Pines, alt.coutnry from Alex Culbreth and the Dead Country Stars, roots rock from Semi-twang, country rock from Kelly Willis and Bruce Robinson, delta blues from Steve Azar, country from Ronnie Fauss, and roots rock from Johnny and the MoTones.  

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode135

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Ben Plaase of The Howlin' Brothers talks about driving more than playing, playing the upright bass and making New Yorkers dance to bluegrass.

Plus indie rock from Javi Garcia and Caitlin Rose, arena rock from Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck, a John Denver tribute from Lucinda Williams, New Orleans blues from Hadden Sayer, coutnry blues from May and the Ruins, alt.country from Dave Hardin, roots rock from Beth Lee and the Breakups, country rock from Farmington Hill and honky tonk from Grant Langston.  

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode134

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Alex Culbreth talks about getting rowdy with the Dead Country Stars, who inspires his punchy writing style, and his folk-rap song.

Plus country rock from Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck Farmington Hill, Alt.country from David Hardin, southern rock from Fiddleworms, delta blues rock from Steve Azar. Country from Ronnie Fauss and Gurf Morlix, and some jump blues from Johnny and the MoTones.  

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode133

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Amanda Pearcy talks to Rick Cornell about the quintessential Texas small town, her favorite listening room venue, and her tribute to “party dolls.”

Plus roots rock from Johnny and the MoTones, blues from Maya and the Ruins, twang from Kelly Willis and Bruce Robinson, country-rock from Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck, roots rock from Semi-Twang, beautiful country from Caitlin Rose, old school R&B from Fats Domino, and some coutnry rock from the Tim Lee 3.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode132

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Rachel Brooks talks about what the blues has that modern music doesn't, her Fats Domino cover, and why she included a xylophone on her album.

Plus alt.country from Left Arm Tan, lo-fi blues from the Reverend Freakchild, indie songwriting from Gurf Morlix, country-rock from Ronnie Fauss, rockabilly from Billy D and the Hoodoos, goth rockabilly from the Dance Hall Pimps, rock and roll from The Walkabouts, twang from Sanders Willis and hjonky tonk from Davidson Kingsbery Hart.  

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode131

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Steve Storms and Steve Celestini of the gravy boys talk about how to make the apocalypse fun and keeping a band together with brutal honesty

Plus southern rock from the Tim Lee 3, a boozy ballad from J Shorgren, gothic western music from, Canadian rock from Enter The Haggis, twang from Sarah Gayle Meech, rocka billy from Semi-Twang, country rock from Black Bird county and Davidson Hart Kingsbery, and onk from Grant Langston.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode130

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Michael Rank, Ron Bartholomew, and Marc Smith play songs from In The Weeds and a new song from Michael's “Valentine's Day Trifecta.”

Plus rockabilly from semi-twang, southern rock from the Tim Lee 3, new rock and roll from Carrie Rodriguez, country rap from Alex Culbreth. Travelin music from the electric rag band, newgrass from the howlin' brothers, a new ballad from J Shogren, and hep cat jive from Li'l Mo' and the Monicats.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode129

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Jon Shain talks about the Piedmont Blues, making slow songs interesting, how Ordinary Cats got electrified, and his ambiguous duet.

Plus newgrass from The Brothers Comatose, cosmic americana from Colin Linden, sing-along rock from Bart Budwig, Texas twang from AJ Downing, alt.folk from Stella, old school R&B from Fats Domino, and Appalachian rock from Chelle Rose.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode128

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Amanda Cevallos talks to Rick Cornell about singing Tejano music, her Doug Sahm show, playing the Broken Spoke and why she wears a cowboy hat.

Plus blues rock from The Delta Saints, alt.folk from Stella, a dark ballad from Mark Lucas, country rock from Alex Culbreth & The Dead Country Stars, rockabilly from Mark Robinson, string band music from the Woody Pines, and New Orleans style R&B from Fats Domino.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode127

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Mary Gauthier talks about the joy of house concerts, the sugar cane industry, hobo kings, and her song about the wheel of eternity.

Plus evangelical rock from Crankshaft and the Gear Grinders, blues rock from the Delta Saints, lo-fi blues from the Reverend Freakchild, a tragic ballad from Alex Culbreth, rock from local legend Michael Rank, classic R&B from Aaron Neville, new twang from Dale Watson, and string band music from The Locust Honey String Band.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode126

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Ben Ringel of The Delta Saints talks about his homage to Robert Johnson, his bucket list gig, and playing a gig in a bull fighting stadium.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode126 

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Bettye LaVette talks about adlibbing Dylan lyrics; seeing Motown stars broke drunk and naked; and interpreting songs vs and covering them.

Plus music from The Delta Saints, Rachel Brooke, Jarrod Dickenson, Rachel Harrington and the Knock Outs, Cabinet, Rod Picott, and James Hand.  

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode124

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Caleb Caudle talks about writing solo, his "wordiest and most unnecessary song title," and why he called his latest album Tobacco Town.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode123

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Tokyo Rosenthall talks about writing songs jet lag, getting laid off, and his Irish connections. 

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode122

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Rich Mahan talks about why he name checked Bobby Bare on his album, his song to help guys get laid, and getting in trouble in lower Alabama.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode121

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