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Juliet Dinallo talks to Rick Cornell about the Lonesome Romeos, her favorite Charlie Rich song, her under-the-radar picks from Boston, and plays 3 tracks from No Regrets.


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The Magnolia Collective joins Calvin at the WCOM studio for live acoustic performances of songs from their Ghost Stories EP. They tell the story about how they came together to lead an Americana night at The Station at Southern Rail and their experiences writing songs and playing music as a group. They also talk about their contribution to the “Couch by Couchwest” music festival


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Otis Gibbs talks to Rick Cornell about his CD, Harder Than Hammered Hell; how many trees he’s planted in his life time; his early record collection; his favorite car; life in East Nashville; and living in the age of YouTube.


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Cornell Hurd talks about the elements of western swing and being inducted into the Cow Town Society of Western Music’s Hall of Fame. He tells the story of his first bands in high school, how Leroy Van Dyke’s “Walk On By” got him interested in country music and how we considers himself to be a “direct linear descendent of Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen.” He also says “I saw Dan Hicks in a white sport coat with two girls singing ‘How Can I Miss You When You Won’t Go Away’ and I knew that’s what I wanted to do.” Cornell gives us a peek at what it was like trying to promote your music in the pre-internet era of 1977. And he wraps up singing the praises of the Broken Spoke, “the last of the great Texas Dance Halls.” 

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Chelle Rose talks about growing up in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina, writing a song to pacify the ghost of her boyfriend, hearing Malcolm Holcombe play live, why she’s drawn to minor chords, how she learned to depend on herself in her musical career, the thrill she got working with the McCrary sisters, and the preacher that inspired her song, “Rufus Morgan.” 

Rotation #313 

Set 1:

Coricidin Bottle / Ray Wylie Hubbard / The Grifter's Hymnal / 2:00

Runnin' Like A River / Jason Heath & The Greedy Souls / Packed For Exile / 3:23

Walk Away From The Wine / The Cornell Hurd Band / Drop In On My Dream / 2:52

   *** Cornell Hurd to be my interview guest on the next episode of the show. 

Cheese & Crackers / The Two Man Gentlemen Band / Two At A Time / 2:48

Set 2: 

Sugar / Lisa Biales / Just Like Honey / 3:09

Long Gone Long John / Woody Pines / You Gotta Roll EP / 2:46

She's Got A Crush On Me / Paul Thorn / What The Hell Is Goin' On? / 3:00

Queensbury Rules / Moot Davis / Man About Town / 2:50

   *** Moot Davis was my guest on episode 90 http://americanamusicshow.com/episode90

Set 3: 

Locked Down / Dr. John / Locked Down / 4:59

This CD was produced by Black Keys guitarist and uber-fan Dan Auerbach.   As I understand Dan Auerbach had been after him for years trying to get the chance to work with him. They performed together at Bonaroo in 2011 and ater that started laying down the instrumental tracks. It turned out just like you’d expect from such a collaboration: trippy, atmospheric, jazzy, urban, funky, garage, 70's soundtrack kinda music. This CD could make anyone want to live on the streets of New Orleans.

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Joel DaSilva talks the tracks on the Joel DaSilva and the Midnight Howl CD,  about how he snuck into bars as a kid to see blues legends like Buddy Guy,  his transition from rockabilly to blues, and how he managed to include his father on the CD.


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