Saturday, 18 March 2017

Great music -- all kinds, all eras!

Don't miss the new edition of The Big Fat Wide Americana Hour!

Country? Dwight Yoakam.

Blues? Dave Alvin.

Soul? Betty Everett!

New stuff? Rhiannon Giddens. Old stuff? Jennifer Warnes. Older stuff? Jim Croce.

Great stuff? All of it! Click now to listen!

Your friend,


Saturday, 11 March 2017

Great New Music On The Big Fat Wide Americana Hour!

Emily Barker
New week, new show!

Brand new music on The Big Fat Wide Americana Hour -- from Emily Barker, Rhiannon Giddens, Nathan Bell & Alison Krauss

Click to listen

Last week's mystery theme? A full hour of Americana music -- and not one of the artists was from the U.S. Shows how this music has gone clear around the world.

-- M.D.

Saturday, 4 March 2017

Great music -- and a mystery theme!

Carlos Santana
New show, great music -- and can you guess the mystery theme?

Wonderful stuff from Carlos Santana, Kasey Chambers, Eric Clapton, Ian Tyson, Van Morrison -- and so many more!

All on this week's edition of The Big Fat Wide Americana Hour!

And when you guess the theme, write to me at I'll read your name out on next week's show. Global fame awaits!

Click now to listen!

Your friend,


Saturday, 25 February 2017

Funny Songs by Funny Writers

Roger Miller
Like to laugh and tap your feet at the same time? 

This week on The Big Fat Wide Americana Hour we offer musical humor from some of America’s wittiest songwriters!

John Prine * Chris Smither * Paul Thorn  
Lyle Lovett * Roger Miller 
 Pokey Lafarge * Keb’ Mo 
Robert Earl Keen * and more!

Plus, for your listening pleasure … 
a short segment on erotic love.

This show’s a fun one. Don’t miss it!

-- M.D.

Saturday, 18 February 2017

'Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us'

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Sister Rosetta Tharpe inspired so many rock and soul musicians.

This week on The Big Fat Wide Americana Hour, we listen to some of them, including Aretha Franklin and Al Green.

Plus a variety of other artists:

Alison Krauss * Paul Thorn * Rosanne Cash * The Little Willies * The Devil Makes Three * Old Crow Medicine Show * Slaid Cleaves * Walter Hyatt * The Mills Brothers * Rhiannon Giddens * & more!

And it all leads up Emily Barker's stunning new single:  "Sister Goodbye"

See you there!


Saturday, 11 February 2017

One Year of Musical Fun!

Nathan Bell

It's the first anniversary of The Big Fat Wide Americana Hour

And we have a special treat -- an interview with the superb guitarist and songwriter Nathan Bell, along with some of his music.

Not to mention songs from artists as diverse as O.V. Wright and Steve Forbert. And so many more. Hear some classic old soul and some brand new blues. 

We think this one is a great, great show!

Celebrate with us! It's nothin' but fun!

Your friend,


Monday, 6 February 2017

Songs of Protest, Unity & Hope

Pete Seeger
This week on 

Pete Seeger * John Mellencamp * The Weavers *
Creedence Clearwater Revival * Nathan Bell * Sam Cooke * 
Maria Muldaur * Judy Collins * Nanci Griffith * Marvin Gaye * 
& many more!

Let us raise our voices together!
In the name of hope.