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All Americana/Singer-Songwriter Episodes

June 11, 2022

Marco Benevento

When you’re a master craftsman, as Marco Benevento is, and have a wealth of tools at your disposal, as is also the case with Marco’s extensive inventory of many different types of keyboards and synths, creating on a whim, bri...

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May 28, 2022

Nicki Bluhm

One of our favorite female singer songwriters, Nicki Bluhm will be releasing Avondale Drive in early June on Compass Records. This is, Nicki’s second solo record, a follow up to her 2018 record To Rise You Gotta Fall. Nicki h...

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April 29, 2022

Adam Weinberg

The pandemic was no doubt a tough time for everyone. Being huddled in your home, away from socializing, going out with friends, or even attending shows. A glimmer of hope though for many was the absolutely awesome Phish cover...

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Dec. 3, 2021

Tim and Greg from The Mother Hips

Mother Hips co-founders Tim Bluhm and Greg Loiacono have been at it now for 30 years. The pandemic allowed the pair to work on their record Glowing Lantern a great representation of their career to date. Master songwriters, p...

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Nov. 29, 2021

Jake Shimabukuro

Admittedly, I’ve gotten to the Jake Shimabukuro story a little late. For those unaware, Jake is the Jimi Hendrix of the ukulele. That is to say, many play his instrument, but few have the skill, dexterity and finger strength ...

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Nov. 15, 2021

Jim Scott

Neal Casal was a brilliant musician, singer, songwriter, and music aficionado who we lost way to early back in 2019. Like everyone else who crossed his path, I was devastated to hear that Neal sadly took his own life, just …

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Nov. 1, 2021

Neal Francis

There has been a palpable buzz over the last little bit for singer songwriter Neal Francis whose album "In Plain Sight" is due out November 5th on ATO Records. This Chicago based piano player is a bit of a throwback …

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July 19, 2021

Steve Berlin of Los Lobos

43 years into making records, Los Lobos, who actually formed in 1973 wanted to do something different for their latest release, the first on New West Records. Originally the plan was to do an all covers record, something the ...

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July 16, 2021

Midnight North

Like you, we’ve been following the Midnight North story for a while now. For the uninitiated though,they are a roots rock Americana quartet out of the Bay Area. While there have been personnel changes over the years, the cons...

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June 27, 2021

Gabe Dixon

You’ve been listening to Lay it on Me, the title track from Gabe Dixon’s recently released solo record. I’ve been a fan of Gabe’s work, dating back to his 2008 debut album The Gabe Dixon Band, which also included Wood …

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June 25, 2021

Oliver Wood

You may know Oliver Wood as one half of the Wood Brothers, the other half being Chris Wood who also plays in Medeski Martin and Wood. Always Smilin’ is Oliver’s first solo record, but this savvy music veteran isn’t a …

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June 20, 2021

Amy Helm

Many musicians who grow up in the shadow of their famous musician parents desperately try to shake their heritage in favor of setting their own path. Singer-songwriter Amy Helm isn’t one of those people. Instead she continues...

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May 21, 2021

The High Hawks

I first heard about the High Hawks, an all-star Americana outfit consisting of players from mostly the jamgrass scene from Chad Staehly of Hard Working Americans and Great American Taxi when I talked to him a few months back ...

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Oct. 29, 2020

Steep Canyon Rangers

Grammy award winning Steep Canyon Rangers recently released their first album of 2020 Arm in Arm. I say that somewhat tongue and cheek, because this latest release follows two great releases in 2019 North Carolina Songbook an...

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Oct. 11, 2020

Reid Genauer

Reid Genauer has decided to release an album, Angels and Alibis as part of a Patreon campaign. While Reid has dabbled in other crowd sourced campaigns, it’s the first time he’s used Patreon. So we sat down with this talented …

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