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This week's episode 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. 

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode226

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Part 1 of Americana Music Show's Best of 2014. 

Part 1 includes albums 30-16 of the list. 

The complete list can be found at: 

http://americanamusicshow.com/bestof2014

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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 folk rock from The Dirty River Boys, gospel from Roosevelt Graves, country music from Marty Stuart & His Fablulous Superlatives, blues from Scott H Biram, and rock & roll from Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires. 

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode224

 

 

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Jonathan Byrd plays tracks from You Can’t Outrun The Radio and talks about the benefits of recording live to tape and living as a homeless man.

Also on this episode, garage rock from the The Bloodhounds, old-time gospel from The Primitive Baptist Choir of North Carolina,  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.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode223

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Cahalen Morrison plays track from The Flower Of Muscle Shoals and talks about playing with the language of coutnry 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.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode222

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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.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode221

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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, soul from the 60's from Big John Hamilton and Doris Allen, and country rock from Stoney LaRue.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode220 

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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 coutnry from Cracker, indie rock from KellyPardekooper, pub rock from Maynard and the Musties, honky tonk from JP Harris and the Tough Choices, old school country from Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, and country rock from Ronnie Fauss.  

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode219

 

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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 Lopex Band, country music from Lee Sims, country rock from J.P. Harris and the Tough Choices, indie rock from Kelly Pardekooper, Country from Laura Benitez, 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. 

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode218

 

 

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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 old-school counry tune from Mac Wiseman, and country rock from Luke Winslow-King.  

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode217

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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.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode216 

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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.

 http://americanamusicshow.com/episode215 

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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.

 http://americanamusicshow.com/episode214 

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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 Sleepy John Estes cover by Dave Ray, a beautiful walts by Mandolin Orange, soul music from Elvin Bishop, and a country crooner from Lee Ann Womack.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode213

  

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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, electric blues from Sean Chambers, Appalachian folk from Malcolm Holcombe, honkytonk from Tyller Gummersall, swamp punk from Les Claypool's Duo DeTwang

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode212

 

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Grace Askew talks about "bluntry," admiring the growls and tenacity of Howlin' Wolf and Lightnin' Hopkins, and being inspired by virga.

Also on this episode, cowpunk from Cory Branon, alt-folk from Shakey Graves, a beautiful Townes VanZandt cover by Kathleen Grace, heartland rock by Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes, country rock from the Old 97's, boogie blues from Elvin Bishop, rockabilly from Tammy Lynn and Myles High, and some meltdown blues from Gary Clark Jr. 

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode212 

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Robert Reynolds plays tracks from The Mavericks' In Time, tells the story of how he and Raul Malo started the band and their link to the past.

Also on this episode, blues rock from Sean Chambers, country blues from Sarah Levecque, a beautiful ballad from Reed Foehl, country rock from Cory Branan, blues from Marcia Ball, bluegrass from Town Mountain, road music from Lachlan Bryan and the Wildes.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode210 

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Dom Flemons plays tracks from Prospect Hill and talks about the Music Maker Relief Foundation and southern black fife & drums.

Also on this episode, blues rock from AC Myles, country rock from Cory Branan, heartland rock from Lachland Bryan and the Wildes, blues from Elvin Bishop, trippy feel-good rock from The New American Farmers, honkytonk from Matt Hillyer, and a beautiful ballad from Greg Trooper. 

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode209 

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Marica Ball plays tracks from The Tattooed Lady And The Alligator Man and talks about her piano inspirations and the golden triangle.

Also on this episode, Stomp blues from The Ben Miller Band., pretty string band music from Mac Wiseman, country rock from Billy Joe Shaver, honkytonk from Cahalen Morrison and Country Hammer, boogie blues from Elvin Bishop, rock & roll from Waylon Speed, blues from Grace Askew, a ballad from Greg Trooper, soulful blues from Shelley King, and that Tulsa sound from Gavin Sutherland. 

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode208

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Mark Jungers plays track from I'll See You Again and talks about his recording studio, his ranch and how the drought is affecting his pecan trees.

Also on this episode, trippy country rock from the New American Farmers, honkytonk from Cahalen Morrison and Country Hammer,  New Orleans R&B from Marcia Ball, 70's era soul from Janiva Magness,  alt.country from the Canebreakers, blues from Shelley King, and bluegrass from Town Mountain.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode207

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Shelley King plays tracks from Building A Fire and talks about quitting her day job and developing an instinct for backup vocals.

Also on this episode, backwoods country rock from Shovels & Rope, soulful anthem from Ben glover, high speed bluegrass from Town Mountain, country rock from The Felice Brothers, outlaw rock from Waylon Speed, country from Billy Joe Shaver, blues from Paul Thorn, country from Philip Claypool, and lo-fi blues from Grace Askew. 

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode206 

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On episode 205 of the Americana Music Show, Greg Trooper plays tracks from Incident On Willow Street, talks about learning to not over write songs & what made him scream like a little girl. 

Also on this episode, rock & roll from The Felice Brothers, a country ballad from Lee Ann Womack, country rock from Parker Millsap, outlaw country from Billy Joe Shaver, soul music from Shelley King, backwoods rock & roll gospel from Red Eye Gravy, country music from Cahalen Morrison, lo-fi stomp blues from the Ben Miller Band. 

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode205

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On episode 204 of the Americana Music Show, you'll hear new rock & roll from The Felice Brothers, a country crooner from Lee Ann Womack, blues from the Heckhounds, a gospel number from Shelley King, country soul from Fayssoux, honkytonk from Cahalen Morrison, blues rock from Paul Thorn, a classic soul sound from Janiva Magness, Honkytonk from Jim Lauderdale, trippy lo-fi blues from the Ben Miller Bad, Piedmont blues from Jon Shain, a nice love song from Greg Trooper, some psychadelia from Ray LaMontagne, blues from David Olney, and an Allman Brothers Band cover from Eli Cook.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode204

 

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Steve Howell from The Backsliders plays three tracks from Raleighwood, talks about the new band line up and the story of the Raleighwood sign.

Also on this episode, southern rock by Jimmy Hall, a 70's soul sounding tune from Janiva Magness, a honkly tonk crooner from Jim Lauderdale, country rock from the Loudermilks, lo-fi garage rock from Shovels & Rope, a country classic from Yvette Landry, old-time string band music from Dom Flemons, and americana from Keb' Mo'.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode203

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Lee Bains plays 3 tracks from The Glory Fires' Dereconstructed and talks about the post-colonial theory behind the album title and dirt track racing.

Also on this episode, lo-fi blues from the Ben Miller Band, a honky tonk tear jerker from Jim Lauderdale, retro roots rock from Shovels & Rope, country rock from the Loudermilks,  gospel blues from Paul Thorn, a 70's era ballad from Jim Croce, and a blues number from David Olney. 

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode202

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Eden Brent plays 3 tracks from Jigsaw Heart, talks about her family's Mississippi roots, and talks about her apprenticeship with Boogaloo Ames.

 

Also on this episode, trippy rock from Ray LaMontagne, lonesome country by The Loudermilks, original stringband music from Old Crow Medicine Show, blues from Keb' Mo', garage rock from Cowbell, Canadicana from Corb Lund, and a love song from John Hiatt.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode201

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The Americana Music Show pays tribute to local bands and songwriters in the Carrbor, Chapel Hill, Durham, Raleigh NC area.

 

This week features over 30 local artists from the area including John Howie Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff, Lyn Blakey, Jefferson Hart and Ghosts of Old North State, Mandolin Orange, Jon Shain, Radar's Clowns Of Sedation, Kenny Roby, The Backsliders, Southern Culture On The Skids and many more....

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode200

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This is a rerun of the Best of 2013 shoe, part 2, while I'm out on summer break 

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This is a rerun of the best of 2013 show, part 1, while I'm on summer break. 

 

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Rod Melancon plays tracks from Parish lines and talks about growing up in Vermilion Parish, Louisianan and how he learned guitar from Hank Williams.

Also on this episode, trippy country rock from Ray LaMontagne, Appalachian blues from Malcolm Holcombe, newgrass from the Old Crow Medicine Show,  country rock from Corb Lund, piano boogie from Eden Brent, garage rock from Cowbell, folk rock from Carolina Story, stringband music from Dog & Gun,  rockabilly from Tammy Lynn & Myles High, country music from Willie Nelson, and a beautiful crooner from Red Molly. 

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode199

 

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Jefferson Hart from Ghosts of the Old North State plays tracks from Corolla Ponies In The Snow and tells the story of the video that inspired it.

Also on this episode, southern rock from Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires, garage rock from The Ghost Wolves, country rock from Corb Lund, indie rock from the Old 97s, blues from Malcolm Holcombe, newgrass from the Old Crow Medicine Show, Texas blues from Mark Jungers, rockabilly from Tammy Lynn & Myles High, and Louisiana rock from Rod Melancon.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode198

  

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Charlie Greene plays tracks from his self-titled album and talks about his Dead Man's Cattle Call project and his "middle eastern bridge."

Also on this episode, roadhouse blues from Corb Lund, Appalachian blues from Malcolm Holcombe, a beautiful walts from the Tumbling Bones, southern rock from Rod Melancon,  piano bar blues from Eden Brent, a Texas ballad from Mark Jungers, pub rock from the Hard Pans, and new rock & roll from Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires. 

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode197

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Tommy Malone plays tracks from Poor Boy and talks about the subdudes reunion, reading the Society Page and how everyone has a Katrina story.  

Also on this episode, rock & roll from Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires, southern rock from Jefferson Hart and the Ghosts of the Old North State, beautiful country from Red Molly, new Appalachian blues from Malcolm Holcombe, southern rock from Rod Melancon, blues from Jennie DeVoe, Texas rock from the Old 97's.

 http://americanamusicshow.com/episode196

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Ernest Troost plays tracks from O Love, and talks about his Piedmont Blues influences and what Alfred Hitchcock taught him about songwriting.

Also on this episode, rock & roll from Lee Bains III and the Glory Fires, southern rock from Rod Melancon, coutnry rock from Radney Foster, Texas rock from the Old 97's, jamband music from Grant Farm, power pop from Tony Shevlin, piano bar blues from Eden Brent, and southern rock from Jeff Hart and the Ghosts of Old North State. 

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode195

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Brigitte DeMeyer plays track from Savannah Road and talks about working with Will Kimbrough and Jano Rix and how Gregg Allman inspired her.

Also on this episode, rock & roll from the Hard Pans, newgrass from the Howlin' Brothers, stringband music from Tumblin Bones, New Orleans street music from John Oates, dark rock from Ernest Troost, tinpan alley jazz from The Bumper Jacksons, blues rock from Jenni DeVoe, backporch music from Tommy Malone, and alt.folk from the Secret Sisters.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode194 

 

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Hezekiah Goode plays three tracks from Two Billion Acres Of Salt and talks about writing songs about true stories and the happiest instrument.

Also on this episode, rock & roll from Rod Melancon, a crooner from Roy Orbison, new rock from Mary Gauthier, pub rock from the Hard Pans, a fun piano bar number from Eden Brent, country rock from Susto, beautiful country from Red Molly, and new country from Charlie Greene

 http://americanamusicshow.com/episode193

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Jonny Two Bags plays tracks from Salvation Town and talks about his early days in the Los Angeles punk scene and the skateboard as metaphor.  

Also on this episode, country rock from Charlie Greene, pub rock from the Hard Pans, country from Joseph Huber, newgrass from the Howlin' Brothers, soul from Candi Staton, a love song from Ernest Troost, folk from Jonathan Byrd, and tin pan alley jazz from The Bumper Jacksons 

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode192

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Candi Staton tells the story about her early days in music, how she met Rick Hall of FAME studios and plays tracks from Life Happens.

Also on this episode, blues rock from Tommy Malone, country from Moot Davis, alt-folk from The Secret Sisters, soulful blues from Brigitte DeMeyer, honky tonk from John Howie Jr. and the Rosewood Bluff and retro soul from St. Paul & The Broken Bones. 

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode191

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A couple of weeks ago, I was invited by David and Paul to be their guest on their show, the Homegrown Sunday Ramble on Homegrown Radio NJ.  I'm never going to turn down the chance to hang out and talk about music, so of course I said yes. 

They graciously gave me permission to share this episode of Homegrown Sunday Ramble on my feed.  So enjoy! And when you're done listening, mark your calendar to listen to their show on Sunday nights, from 7-9pm Eastern. 

http://americanamusicshow.com/bonus-20140511

Play List from Homegrown Sunday Ramble #18: 

  • Shit Shots Count / Drive-By Truckers / English Oceans / 4:10
  • Shake The Chandelier / The Gourds / Heavy Ornamentals / 4:21
  • Wishin' Well / Sioux City Kid / Minutes, Miles, Troubles & Trials / 2:49
  • Close To You / Candi Staton / Life Happens / 4:35
  • Half The City / St. Paul & The Broken Bones / Half The City / 3:17
  • Rattle My Bones / The Secret Sisters / Put Your Needle Down / 3:41
  • Saving Grace / Reagan Boggs / Quicksand / 4:19
  • Honey Hush / Brigitte DeMeyer / Savannah Road / 3:06
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John Howie Jr plays three tracks from Everything Except Goodbye, tells the story behind the new band name and why Earnest Tubb deserves a tribute show.

Also on this episode, southern rock from Jimbo Mathus, west coast indie rock from Chuck Ragan, trance blues from Turchi, new soul music from Candi Staton, roots rock from Bill Kirchen, folk rock from Twin Forks, country from Rodney Crowell, and retro-soul from St. Paul & The Broken Bones.

 http://americanamusicshow.com/episode190 

 

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Edward David Anderson plays three tracks from Lies & Wishes and talks about his more direct acoustic-driven sound and the Gulf Coast music scene.  

Also on this episode, honkytonk from John Howie Jr., roadhouse blues from Rodney Crowell, southern rock from Jimbo Mathus, soul music from Candi Staton, retro-soul from St. Paul & The Broken Bones, indie rock from Chuck Ragan, country rock from Moot Davis, and traditional blues from Bobby Smith.

 http://americanamusicshow.com/episode189

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Jimbo Mathus plays tracks from Dark Night Of The Soul, talks about going from "sepia tones to ultrachrome" and the "crazy Mississippi white boy chain."

Also on this episode, indie rock from Bobby Bare Jr., heartland rock from Jonny Two Bags, country rock from Rodney Crowell, road tripo music from Chuck Ragan, soul from St. Paul & The Broken Bones, country rock from John Howie Jr., kudzu boogie from Turchi, tin pan alley blues from Auburn, indie rock from Edward David Anderson, folk rock from Twin Forks, and honky tonk from Moot Davis. 

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode188 

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Reagan Boggs plays 3 tracks from Quicksand and talks about writing songs about tough ladies and the value of simple songs.

Also on this episode, heartland rock & roll from Chuck Ragan, indie rock from Jonny Two Bags, southern rock from Jimbo Mathus, honky tonk from John Howie Jr., kudzu booie from Turchi, newly released rockabilly from Johnny Cash, beautiful stringband music from The Henry Girls, and brand new soul music from St. Paul & The Broken Bones.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode187

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James Trimble plays 3 tracks from The Dirty Guv'nahs' Hearts On Fire and talks about the band's backstory and singing from the top of the mountain.

Also on this episode, New Orleans blues from Bobby Rush with Blinddog Smokin' and help from Dr. John, southern rock from Jimbo Mathus, retro soul from St. Paul & The Broken Bones, indie rock from Jonny Two Bags, country rock from Moot Davis, classic alt-country from Uncle Tupelo, folk rock from the Twin Forks, classic country from Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, and americana from The Henry Girls.

 http://americanamusicshow.com/episode186 

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Karen Jonas plays 3 tracks from Oklahoma Lotter and talks about writing songs about great American stores like Bonnie & Clyde and Grapes of Wrath.

Also on this episode, country rock from Gunther Brown, downtempo blues rock from Reagan Boggs, rockabilly from The Howlin' Brothers, acoustic rock from Luther Dickinson, newly discovered coutnry from Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, surf guitar from the Dex Romweber Duo, coutnry rock from Nancarrow, soulful music from The Dirty Guv'nahs, blues from Chuck Mead, and rock from The Drive-By Truckers.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode185

 

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Reed Turchi plays three tracks from Can't Bury Your Past and talks about his stolen song title, airplane drunks, and being attacked by coons.

 

Also on this episode, country rock from Nancarrow, acoustic blues rock from Luther Dickinson, newgrass from the Howlin' Brothers, rock & roll from the Drive-By Truckers, retro roots rock from The Dex Romweber Duo, country rock from Karen Jonas, travelin music from The Far West, folk from the Stray Birds, and hippie jam music from The Dirty Guv'nahs.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode184

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Lee Briante from The Far West plays three tracks from their album Any Day Now and talks about his Bakersfield DNA, and how Waylon brought the band together.

Also on this episode, retro surf rock from The Dex Romweber Duo, rock & roll from the Drive-By Truckers, acoustic blues rock from Luther Dickinson, smoky blues from Karen Jonas, alt-country from Uncle Tupelo, a honky tonk fiddle number from Hezekiah Goode, string band music from The Knights Of Mentis, country music from Brandy Clark, and soul music from Big John Hamilton and Doris Allen.

 http://americanamusicshow.com/episode183

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Rod Picott plays three tracks from his latest album, Hang Your Hopes On A Crooked Nail. Rod Picott talks about wrecking his car while studying a Who song. writing a break up song with Amanda Shires, and seeing Chrissy Hynde in leather pants.

Also on this episode, new rock & roll from the Drive-By Truckers, indie rock from Lydia Loveless, country-rock from The Far West band, retro-60's Bakersfield country from The Palominos, 30's-era jazz from Roosevelt Dime, alt-country from Uncle Tupelo, road music from Girls, Guns, and Glory, travelin' music from Hurray For The Riffraff, hoky tonk from the Bastard Sons Of Johnny Cash, and some border music from Chuck Meade.

 http://americanamusicshow.com/episode182

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The Sioux City Kid talks about escapism in the Pacific Northwest, his obsession with Howlin' Wolf and Blind Willie Johnson, and his surprise in Wichita Falls. He also plays three tracks from his Minutes, Miles, Troubles, and Trials album.

 

Also on this epiosde, travelin' music from The Far West, retro-Bakersfield twang from The Palominos, old-school jazz from Will Kimbrough, country-rock from Rod Picott, rock & roll from Lydia Loveless, beautiful country music from MaryLeigh Roohan, alt-country from Uncle Tupelo, backwoods swamp music from Les Claypool's Duo De Twang, and stomp blues from Scott H. Biram.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode181

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Kristina Murray talks about the Allman brothers influence on her music, the "Eddie Vetter" line in her album and the importance of not compromising. She also sets up and plays three tracks from her debut album, Unravelin'.

Also on this episode, bluegrass from Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, country rock from MaryLeigh Roohan, alt-country from Uncle Tupelo, folk from Rod Picott, classic country from Suzy Bogguss, blues rock from Blackie and the Rodeo Kings, lo-fi stomp blues from Scott H. Biram, and a classic jazz tune from Roosevelt Dime.  

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Ray Benson talks about his his friend JJ Cale, how he started the Texas Music Scene TV show, and playing in a band with over 100 members. He also sets up and plays three tracks from hs latest solo album, A Little Piece.

Also on this episode, alt.country from Uncle Tupelo, lo-fi blues from Scott H Biram, coutnry rock from Boo Ray, and more rock from the Sioux City Kid, Texican rock from Los Lonely Boys, retro roots from The Dublin City Rounders, backwoods swap blues from Les Claypool's Duo De Twang, and New Orleans street music from Hurray For The Riff Raff. 

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Will Kimbrough talks about social networking taking over the world, conversations with guitars, and his “Zen sex poetry over a blues beat” song. He also sets up and plays three tracks from his latest solo album, Sideshow Love.  

Also on this episode, heartland rock from the Sioux City Kid, honkytonk from Wylie and the Wild West, country from Kristina Murray, surf rock from D.B. Rielly, roots rock from the Shoebox letters, rock & roll from the Hard Working Americans, gospel from The Blind Boys Of Alabama, and cowpunk from Pierce Edens and the Dirty Work.  

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D.B. Rielly talks about why he writes feel good music, his love of the accordion, his Chris Isaak/Roy Orbison song, how to appeal to NYC hipsters. He also sets up and plays three tracks from his album Cross My Heart + Hope To Die.  

Also on this episode, southern rock from the Iron Bridge Band, gospel from the Mercy Brothers, beautful country from Rosanne Cash, rock & roll from the Hard Working Americans, honkytonk from Wylie and the Wild West, some Tulsa blues from Ray Benson, country rock from Brandy Clark, and some hard edged blues rock from the Sioux City Kid.

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Kandia Crazy Horse talks about the Allman Brothers influence on her life, the beauty of the Sierra Madres, her NSACAR obsession, and modern cowgirls. She also sets up and plays three tracks from her album, Stampede.  

Also on this episode, rock & roll from the Hard Working Americans, beautiful counry from Rosanne Cash, blues from Ray Benson, honkytonk from Wylie and the Wild West, blues rock from the Sioux City Kid, a tear jerker from D.B. Rielly, and some country rock from Kristina Murray. 

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Todd Snider talks about why he put together the Hard Working Americans, the least necessary part of music, and his lost 'Tommy' story. He also set sup and plays three tracks from the debut, self-titled Hard Working Americans Album

Also on this episode, power pop from the American Babies, roots rock from D.B. Rielly, beautiful country from Rosanne Cash, hard edged blues from Left Lane Cruiser, cowpunk from Pierce Edens and the Dirty Work, a country crooner from Brandy Clark, classic soul from Big John Hamilton and Doris Allen, and country rock from Kristina Murray.

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Rick Miller from Southern Culture On The Skids talks about the original Kudzu Ranch, being a DIY band, and getting inspired by a septic tank. He also sets up and plays three tracks from the band's latest album, Dig This!  

Also on this episode, cowpunk from Pierce Edens and the Dirty Work, twangy blues from Rick Shea, old-time string band music from Eric Lambert and Friends, a country ballad from Brandy Clark, indie rock from Pat Todd and the Rank Outsiders, honkytonk from Casey James Prestwood, country rock from D.B. Rielly, and a country tear-jerker from the Wild Ponies.

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Pierce Edens talks about reconciling with his vocal style, Montana as metaphor, and being the guy having the most fun in the room. He also sets up and plays three tracks from the Live labum from Pierce Edens & the Dirty Work.

Plus backwoods rock from Scott Fant, country stringband music from Eric Lambert & Friends, newgrass from the Avett Brothers, roots rock from Kandia Crazy Horse, blues rock from D.B. Rielly, blues from James Tristan Redding, and string band music from Mipso.

http://americanamusicshow.com/episode173

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