Episode 187: Reagan Boggs

Reagan Boggs

Reagan Boggs plays 3 tracks from Quicksand and talks about writing songs about tough ladies and the value of simple songs. Also on this episode, heartland rock & roll from Chuck Ragan, indie rock from Jonny Two Bags, southern rock from Jimbo Mathus, honky tonk from John Howie Jr., kudzu boogie from Turchi, newly released rockabilly from Johnny Cash, beautiful stringband music from The Henry Girls, and brand new soul music from St. Paul & The Broken Bones.

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Rollin’ & Tumbl(r)in’

Muddy Waters

The Americana Music Show is now on Tumblr! Muddy Waters was so excited by the news he wrote a song to celebrate!

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“Broken Bones &Pocket Change” by St. Paul and The Broken Bones

St. Paul and the Broken Bones

You’d think that St. Paul and The Broken Bones invented soul music on Half The City. The lead singer Paul Janeway sings like he’s in a gospel choir.

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John Howie Jr. & The Rosewood Bluff – Everything Except Goodbye

John Howie Jr. & The Rosewood Bluff

On Everything Except Goodbye from John Howie Jr and the Rosewood Bluff, Howie plumbs new depths with his voice. We’re talking Junior Brown levels of baritone here. We’re talking mile long drawls. And when John Howie Jr. sings the chorus of the title track on Everything Except Goodbye and drawls out “goodbye” into about 17 syllables, it’s both an amazing feat of vocal control and a tribute to the sounds of vintage country music, like we like to remember it.

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Bobby Bare Jr – Undefeated

Bobby Bare Jr

Bobby Bare Jr’s Undefeated is more emo than I’d usually tolerate, but the sonic walls of distorted guitar and trance blues make it worthwhile.

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From the holler – Americana Music News

Americana Music News

April 14, 2014 Howdy, This week my wife and I traveled to Annapolis, Maryland to visit her daughter and son-in-law and to attend the annual croquet match between St. John’s College and the U.S. Naval Academy. This is probably the most genteel rivalry in all of college sports and it’s the social event of the […]

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“65 Falcon” by Rod Picott

Rod Picott 65 Falcon

Rod Picott sings about his $100 car, his girlfriend, and his dreams on “65 Falcon” from Hang Your Hopes On A Crooked Nail.

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Twin Forks – LP

Twin Forks

The thing about folk rock, the good stuff anyway, is there’s an unleashed exuberance and that’s exactly what you get on the Twin Forks’ self-titled LP.

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The Henry Girls – Louder Than Words

The Henry Girls

The Henry Girls’ album Louder Than Words is a melodic trio of beautiful feminine voices singing about modern troubles, modern joys, and modern faith.

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From The Mountain Top – Americana Music News

Americana Music News

The Dirty Guv’nahs are this week’s guest. Plus new music from St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Bobby Rush, & Auburn. Plus an album giveaway from The Stray Birds

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Episode 186: The Dirty Guv’nahs

Dirty Guv'nahs

James Trimble plays 3 tracks from The Dirty Guv’nahs’ Hearts On Fire and talks about the band’s backstory and singing from the top of the mountain. Also on this episode, New Orleans blues from Bobby Rush with Blinddog Smokin’ and help from Dr. John, southern rock from Jimbo Mathus, retro soul from St. Paul & The Broken Bones, indie rock from Jonny Two Bags, country rock from Moot Davis, classic alt-country from Uncle Tupelo, folk rock from the Twin Forks, classic country from Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, and americana from The Henry Girls.

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Auburn – Nashville

Liz Lenten

Auburn is a British band fronted by Liz Lenten and they’ve released Nashville which reminds you of speak-easy blues and golden era Nashville women singers.

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Jonny Two Bags – Salvation Town

Jonny Two Bags

Social Distortion guitarist Jonny Wickersham has an indie rock / americana solo project called Salvation town under the stage name Jonny Two Bags,

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“Bright Side” by The Far West

Far West - "Bright Side" from Any Day Now

The Far West perform “Any Day Now” from their album Any Day Now at the weekly Grand Ole Echo gathering at the Echo club in Lost Angeles.

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Bobby Rush With Blinddog Smokin’ – Decisions

bobby rush

The music on Bobby Rush’ Decisions ranges from sound track music for your next blacksploitation film, to danceworthy funk, to classic 12 bar blues tracks.

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St. Paul & The Broken Bones – Half The City

St. Paul and the Broken Bones

On Half The City, St. Paul & the Broken Bones completely, so completely, nail the soul-as-secular-gospel music form you’d think they invented it themselves.

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Episode 185: Karen Jonas

Karen Jonas

Karen Jonas plays 3 tracks from Oklahoma Lottery and talks about writing songs about great American stores like Bonnie & Clyde and Grapes of Wrath. Also on this episode, country rock from Gunther Brown, downtempo blues rock from Reagan Boggs, rockabilly from The Howlin’ Brothers, acoustic rock from Luther Dickinson, newly discovered country from Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, surf guitar from the Dex Romweber Duo, country rock from Nancarrow, soulful music from The Dirty Guv’nahs, blues from Chuck Mead, and rock from The Drive-By Truckers.

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Great American Stories – Americana Music News

Americana Music News

Karen Jonas interview & 3 tracks from Oklahoma Lottery. New music from Jimbo Mathus, Johnny Cash, & Moot Davis. Good god what a great week for music.

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Moot Davis – Goin’ In Hot

Moot Davis Goin' In Hot

On Goin’ In Hot, Moot Davis adds a few rhinestones to his suit-and-tie country music with lots of well timed word play, honky tonk shuffles, and electric guitars.

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“Anyone Can Do It” by John Paul Keith

John Paul Kieth and the One Four Fives

John Paul Keith and the One Four Fives perform “Anyone Can Do It.” I like that his messages is that rock & roll is’n about killing yourself in a flashy way.

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