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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.


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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.  


Direct download: tmf0131.mp3
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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.


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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.


Direct download: tmf0129a.mp3
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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.


Direct download: tmf0128.mp3
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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.


Direct download: tmf0127.mp3
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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.


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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.


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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.  


Direct download: tmf0124a.mp3
Category:amershow -- posted at: 10:54am EDT

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


Direct download: tmf0123.mp3
Category:amershow -- posted at: 7:27pm EDT