Saturday, 30 September 2017

Hear the classics of tomorrow -- today!

Lloyd Spiegel
Great new music XLLS
this week on

Brand new stuff from
Matt Patershuk,
Lloyd Spiegel and
Ciara Sidine. The classics of tomorrow -- hear them today!

Also, new music from Bill Booth, Amelia White and Jim Byrnes. This show's a winner!

The Band * The Weavers

Patty Loveless * Alison Krauss

Johnny Otis * Etta James

Amos Garrett * Maria Muldaur

and more!

Don't miss this one! Hear it here.
And crank it!

-- M.D. 

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Where Did Our Love Go?

Diana Ross
Baby, baby ... yes, we have Diana Ross and the Supremes on this week's Big Fat Wide Americana Hour, with the first of their 10 U.S. number one hits.

And for lovers of classic soul, we also have Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye. Great stuff!

We have great blues with B.B. King, John Hammond and Marcia Ball. And classic Americana with Dave Alvin as well as Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch and Fats Kaplan.

And so much more!

Dwight Yoakam * Dolly Parton

Whitney Houston * The Righteous Brothers

Leonard Cohen * Bob Dylan 

Roy Orbison * Fleetwood Mac

All in all a great show! Don't miss it! Hear it here!

And crank it!
-- M.D. 

Saturday, 16 September 2017

Great producers, great tracks!

Don Was
Sometimes even the best artists can't break through until they work with the right producer. Take Bonnie Raitt -- who, despite nine fine albums, was still more or less a cult figure.

Her 10th album, Nick of Time, produced by Don Was, won the 1989 Grammy for Album of the Year, and catapulted her to broader fame. That was no coincidence.

This week's Big Fat Wide Americana Hour presents a couple of great songs from each of three of the most successful music producers ever -- Willie Mitchell, Don Was and Owen Bradley.

Plus, of course, our usual eclectic variety -- soul, americana, folk, blues, country and more. Some of it classic. Some of it brand new!

Delbert McClinton * John Mellencamp

Al Green * Ray Charles

Matt Patershuk * Amelia White

Patsy Cline * Crystal Gayle

Peter Wolf * Emily Barker

And so many more. Don't miss it.  Hear it here. And turn it up!

-- M.D. 

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Blues, Soul & High-Octane Country!

Big Maybelle
Like great blues?
How about Big Maybelle,
Walter Trout 
and Charles Brown?

Classic soul?
How about The Temptations, 
The Four Tops and
The 5th Dimension?

High-octane country?
What about Kelly Willis, 
Kim Richey and Allison Moorer?

That and so much more on the new edition of

Boz Scaggs * Peter Wolf

Matt Petershuk * Pokey LaFarge 

Jerry Douglas * Lyle Lovett

And so much more! Hear it here!

And turn it up!

-- M.D. 

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Variety -- the Spice of Life!

John Hiatt
This week, 
The Big Fat Wide Americana Hour celebrates the 65th birthday of 
John Hiatt -- one of the best Americana songwriters ever.

We rejoice in one of his best songs, and we enjoy a couple of great covers of his other songs by artists in different genres.

Plus, of course, we have our usual wonderful variety -- folk, blues, country, soul, etc.-- from all eras right up to the present day.

Roy Orbison * Jesse Winchester

Gretchen Peters * Greg Brown

Bonnie Raitt * Aaron Neville

Brand new stuff from 
Walter Trout and Bill Booth

Classic stuff from 
Linda Ronstadt and Jeannie C. Riley

And so much more!

Hear it here!

-- M.D. 

Monday, 14 August 2017

Elvis, 40 years on ...

Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley died 40 years ago this week,
at the age of 42.

we remember him with two of his songs plus a great cover by one of the people you'd think would be least likely to do one.

All that and our regular variety -- soul, country, bluegrass, jazz, blues, you name it.

Nathan Bell * Alison Brown * Dolly Parton

Dr. John * Delbert McClinton * Fontella Bass

Lizz Wright * Fleetwood Mac * Big Mama Thornton

Clare Lynch * Justin Johnson * Eden Brent

... and many more.

Here it here.

-- M.D. 

Thursday, 10 August 2017

Gentle On Our Minds

Glen Campbell
Glen Campbell rose from small-town Arkansas to the top of the music world, selling more than 45 million records and having no fewer than 80 of his songs make it onto one chart or another. 

And at the end, when he was diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease, he bravely shared the diagnosis with the public, recorded an album, and embarked on a farewell tour of the world.

For all that he is familiar to us, he had a bigger hand in shaping modern American music than many of us realize. Before he hit the big-time, he was a session musician much in demand for his guitar skills. He backed up stars too numerous to list -- Sam Cooke, Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, the Righteous Brothers, Dean Martin, the Monkees and on and on.

The Big Fat Wide Americana Hour is celebrating the life and music of Glen Campbell, through his songs and those of others. Join us, won't you? As one and all lift their voices and make a joyful noise.

See you there. Click here to hear the show.

-- M.D.