On this episode I feature albums #27- #1. I’m gonna count them down on this episode so you can hear the best of this year’s americana.
Listen to the honorable mentions and albums 40 – 28 from the Best of Americana Music Show 2016 list.
Becky Warren tells the sorta true story behind the story arc on her album War Surplus, talks about her solo career and plays three tracks from the album.
Also on this episode, I’ve got a sneak peek at the upcoming Band Of Heathens album, some great rock & roll from Heath Green, Mark Porkchop Holder, & Matt North. Plus more new music from Blair Crimmins, The Crawdaddies, Pickxen and Les Claypool’s Duo De Twang.
Arty Hill plays tracks from Live: Church On Saturday night and talks about getting into country music growing up, his double band line up, and his songwriting secret sauce. Also this week I’ve got the debut album from Becky Warren, plus new music from Courtney Granger, Pete Sinjn and Wayne “The Train” Hancock. Plus I’ve got more new music from Aaron Lee Tasjan, Southern Culture On The Skids, Joe Rut, and classic tracks from Bruce Springsteen, Steve Earle, and the Allman Brothers.
Eli Paperboy Reed plays three tracks from My Way Home tells the story behind his stage name, talks about his favorite gospel singers and gives the listeners homework. On this week’s episode I’m excited to bring you the UK band The Good Intentions, plus a new album from Cris Jacobs, and the new Mike Zito album. Plus I’ve got more new music from The Drive-by Truckers, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Weir, The Stray Birds, Shovels & Rope, and Owen Campbell.
Karen 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 and the new Southern Culture On The Skids album. Plus more music from the Drive-by Truckers, The Stray Birds, Bruce Springsteen, Reckless Kelly, and Shovels & Rope.
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 from 3hattrio, plus more music from The Walcotts, Reagan Boggs, and Seth Walker.
Hayes Carll plays tracks from Lovers and Leavers and talks about writing for this phase of his life, his recent Merle Haggard cover, and his run in with Townes Van Zandt fans.
Also this week I’ve got that new Michael Rank album and the new Boo Ray country rock album Plus there’s more of that Eli Paperboy Reed album, the awesome blues album from Lonesome Shack, another track from that Bonnie Bishop soul album, some John Doe & The Sadies, Mudcrutch, Wild Ponies, Tony Joe White, and Colvin & Earle.
Ana Egge plays tracks from Say That Now and talks about working with the Sentimentals to craft the songs and why she chose to go in a rock & roll direction this time.
Also this week I’ve got that Shawn Colvin Steve Earle collaboration, new rockabilly from Ruby Dee, soul from Bonnie Bishop, honkytonk from The Bakersfield Glee Club and a classic Carl Perkins track.
Jesse Langlais from Town Mountain plays tracks from Southern Crescent and talks about playing the Grand Ole Opry and the band’s democratic songwriting.
Also on this episode, I’ve got the new Left Lane Cruiser album, plus new music from The Everydays, Bonnie Bishop, The Felice Brothers, Massy Ferguson, Sara Watkins, and more.