Saturday, 24 June 2017

Americana Crosses The Atlantic!

Maria Muldaur
This week we feature a wonderful diversity of styles on The Big Fat Wide Americana Hour – Taj XLLM    Mahal's blues, some soul from Maria Muldaur, some rock 'n roll from Roy Orbison.

Plus, a special section on American-European collaboration. Remember The Traveling Wilburys? How about U2 & B.B. King?

Also on the show this week:

Greg Brown, Gretchen Peters, Rosanne Cash
Nat King Cole, Barb Jungr, Curtis Salgado
State of the Union, Hans Theesink & Terry Evans
Betty LaVette, Chris Smither
And the great Guy Clark!

The best musical variety online! Don't miss it. Click here to listen!

Your friend,


Friday, 16 June 2017


Bob Dylan
Get your hankies out! This week,
brings you a selection of the best break-up songs ever.


Bob Dylan (right), Dolly Parton
Roger Miller, Kevin Welch
Kirsty McGee, Jesse Winchester
The Del McCoury Band
Robert Cray, Susan Tedeschi
B.B. King, Etta James 
The Temptations, The Righteous Brothers
Whitney Houston and Alison Krauss & Union Station

Great songs! Turn it up!

-- M.D. 

Saturday, 3 June 2017

True American Originals!

Janis Joplin
Great music from true blue American originals


Janis Joplin, Nathan Bell, Rhannon Giddens
Bobby "Blue" Bland, 
Alison Krauss, Pure Prairie League
Roger Miller, Keith Whitley
Robert Cray, Tom Petty
                               Dean Martin, The Mills Brothers
                                 Tony Joe White, Aretha Franklin
                         and more!

         All genres, all eras!

Don't miss it. Click here to join the fun!

Saturday, 27 May 2017

Of Ruin and Redemption

John Hiatt
Songs of drink, songs of hope.
A show both inspirational and fun!


John Hiatt (above), Lynyrd Skynyrd
The Devil Makes Three, Charles Brown
Frank Sinatra, Elvin Bishop
Kieran Kane, Kevin Welch & Fats Kaplan
Otis Rush, Elvin Bishop, Guy Clark

Click here to listen!

-- M.D. 

Saturday, 20 May 2017

A Tribute to Jesse!

Jesse Winchester
Jesse Winchester was one of the best American songwriters of the past 50 years. This week, The Big Fat Wide Americana Hour pays tribute to his work, performed both by him and by others.

The show, as always, also features a unique variety of musicians, including Dolly Parton, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Lizz Wright, Marvin Gaye, Wilson Pickett, The Mavericks and many more.

Join is for tons of musical fun, won't you? Click here to listen.

-- M.D. Spenser

Saturday, 13 May 2017

Delbert, Boz, John Lee & so many more

John Lee Hooker
Delbert McClinton, Boz Skaggs and John Lee Hooker --
all on the same show?

Must be the new edition The Big Fat Wide Americana Hour
And that's just be beginning!

How about Aaron Neville, Leo Sayer, Robert Cray, 
Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams and so many more? 

Don't miss it! Hear it here!             

                                         -- M.D. 

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Emily Barker: Interview and Music!

Emily Barker
An interview with the wonderful singer and songwriter Emily Barker

Plus music that influenced her and her new album:
Peformances by Aretha Franklin and Al Green!
Songs by Burt Bacharach and Dan Penn!

And so much more:
Robert Cray, Kelly Willis, The Mavericks
Randy Travis, Eric Bibb & others.

Don't miss it. Click here to listen.

-- M.D.