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On Americana Music Show #322Karen Jonas plays three tracks from Country Songs, tells the story behind the title track and her slide into the twangy side of life and talks about her Shakesperean country song.

Also this week, I’ve got the new Bob Weir album, the new Southern Culture On The Skids album, and I’m very excited to bring you the new Karen Jonas album. MPlus more music from the Drive-by Truckers, The Stray Birds, Bruse Springsteen, Reckless Kelly, and Shovels & Rope.


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Americana Music Show #321 is a bonus episode of the Americana Music Show sponsored by Howlin’ Dog Records. That’s Howlin’ without the g Dog Records Dot Com featuring music from Alamosa to Austin & Beyond. Howlin Dog Records specializes in original Americana, folk, country, and roots music in the southwestern tradition from both emerging and veteran artists

On this bonus episode I’ve got an awesome interview with two Texas Troubadours, Mr. Shake Russell and Mr. Michael Hearne. We’ll get to hear the stories from their decades of traveling the southwest and playing their tunes and we’ll get to hear how their music careers are intertwined.

Also on this Howlin’ Dog Records bonus episode, I’ve got music from Don Conoscenti, The Rifters, Ry Taylor, 2-Bit Palomino, Bob Livingston, and Bob Cheevers.
You can get the playlist for this episode, links to the music and more information about Howlin' Dog Records at


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On Americana Music Show #320, Seth Walker plays three tracks from Gotta Get Back & talks about his North Carolina roots, how he ended up in the Big Easy, and working with Jano Rixx.

This week I’ve got an unusual track from Bruce Springsteen. See if you can recognize it! I’ve also got the new Stray Birds album, Arty Hill’s first live album ever, and a blues rock album from Liz Mandeville. I’ve also got more music from that Drive-by Truckers album, Reckless Kelly, The Walcotts, Joanna Connor, and Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms.



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On Americana Music Show #319, Dave Wilson of Chatham County Line plays tracks from Autumn and tells the band’s origin story, talks about playing to the fan base and laments cell phones at shows.

Also this episode I’ve got the new Drive-by Truckers album, the new Shovels & Rope album and more new music from Tim Easton, Sarah Jarosz Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. Plus I’ve got a Nitty Gritty Dirt Band live reunion album.


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On Americana Music Show #318, Michael Rank plays three tracks from Red Hand and talks about listening to early folk rock through his sister’s bedroom door & how he produces his albums.

This week I’ve got new rock & roll from music from Reckless Kelly, blues from Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials, americana fom 3hatrio, plus more music from The Walcotts, Reagan Boggs, and Seth Walker.



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On Americana Music Show #317, Dustin Arbuckle plays tracks from Promised Land Or Bust and talks about bonding with his Dad over the blues, why he plays harmonica, & how he met Aaron Moreland.

Also this week, I’ve got some great blues rock from Own Campbell, the new Walcotts album, I’ve got a track from the Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, Emmylou Harris reissue. I’ve got that new bluegrass album from John McEuen too. Plus more tracks from Dale Watson, Dex Romweber, Seth Walker, Tim Easton and Chatham County Line.




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On Americana Music Show #316Ben Todd of Lonesome Shack plays three tracks from The Switcher and tells the story behind the band’s name, talks about his North Mississippi blues influences and the band’s latest video.

This week I’ve got that new acoustic Macy Gray album, the new Dex Romweber blues album, and pop rock from Jon Herington. I’ve also got more new music from Dale Watson, Tim Easton, John Doe, Michael Rank and yes another track from that Kiefer Sutherland album.


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On Americana Music Show #315, Boo Ray plays three tracks from Sea Of Lights and talks about growing up in the North Carolina Mountains, his hardscrabble career path, and recording on Bob Dylan’s tape deck.

Lots of great music going into rotation this week. I’ve got the new Seth Walker album, the new Tim Easton album and the new Chatham County Line album. Plus I’ve got a track from the Kiefer Sutherland album. Yes, that Kiefer Sutherland! Plus more new music from Michael Rank, Eli Paperboy Reed, Kelsey Waldon, Dale Watson, and Bill Kirchen.


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Blake Christiana of Yarn plays tracks from This Is The Year and talks about the band’s rebuilding year, writing country music in NYC, and the positive vibes in their music.

Also on this week’s episode I’ve got the new rock & roll album from Hymn For Her and new music from Waiting For Henry, Josh Harty, Silver Lake 66 and the Royal Hounds. I’ve also got more new music from Mudcrutch, Willie Nelson, Dale Watson, & Lydia Loveless.


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On Americana Music Show #313Sara Watkins plays tracks from Young In All The Wrong Ways and talks about her solo work, maturing as a songwriter, and the videos she’s making to support the album.

This week I’ve got the new live Dale Watson album and the nee Lydia Loveless rock album. Plus another track from that amazing Michael Rank album, more from Eli Paperboy Reed, Mudcrutch, Tift Merrit, BJ Barham, and an old school blues track from Leadbelly.


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