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On Americana Music Show #248, Lee Shropshire from Eight O’Five Jive plays tracks from Too Many Men, and talks about their journey into jump blues and being inspired by Ruth Brown.

Also on this episode, I’ve got the new blues album from Eilen Jewell and the new country album from Christian Lopez. I’ve also got a time-capsule album from 1973 that’s never been released before and it’s amazing. I’ll be playing another cut from that new Alabama Shakes album and White Morgan covering a classic country song. Plus a whole lot more on this two hour episode.



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On Americana Music Show #247, Eilen Jewell plays three tracks from her Sundown Over Ghost Town album, talks about returning to Boise, and the new member of their lineup.

Also on this episode, brand new soul music from Beth McKee. A really nice debut from a band out of Asheville called Tellico. New rock & roll from Dan Montgomery. Anothe track from that knock out Alabama Shakes album. We’ve also got new California country from Grant Langston, A new string band tune from April Verch, another southern rock track from Jimbo Mathus and a lot more in this two hour episode.



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On this week’s episode,I’m experimenting with a 2 hour show format. Why? Because I want to share even more great music with you. This is just an experiment. Gonna try it a few weeks and see how it goes. I’m gonna play another track from that new Alabama Shakes album. I’ve got new honky-tonk from Whitey Morgan and the 78s.  The Old Ceremony has a new indie-rock album coming and we’ll hear a track from that one too. Plus new Calexico, new Grant Langston and a whole lot more.

My interview guest this episode is John Moreland. He is going to play tracks from his new album for us. It’s called High On Tulsa Heat. I’m going to ask him about the theme running through the album and I’m going to ask him about what it was like to self-produce the album. I’m also going to get him to tell his gateway drug story.


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Ann McCrary plays tracks from The McCrary Sisters’ album, Let’s Go, and talks about The Fairfield Four and working as backup singers.

Also on this episode, R&B from Alabama Shakes, alt-country from June Star, blues from the Reverend Freakchild, stringband music from Mandolin Orange, cajun from Feufollet, country from The Honeycutters, blues from The Grahams, southern rock from Jimbo Mathus.


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