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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.  


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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.  


Direct download: tmf0158.mp3
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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.


Direct download: tmf0157.mp3
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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.


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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.


Direct download: tmf0155.mp3
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