Saturday, 25 June 2016

Wowza, what a show!

Marvin Gaye
What a show we have for your this week on The Big Fat WideAmericana Hour!

Steve Forbert, Maria Muldaur, ZZ Top, the Del McCoury Band, Samantha Fish, and so much more.

Soul? Check. A crooner? Check. Doo-Wop? Check. Killer cover of a Graham Parsons song? Definitely.

A former full-figured porn star turned blues singer? Why, of course!

Steve Forbert
The best ending song we’ve ever chosen? Probably – but you be the judge.

And we lead it all off with an icon you probably love but haven’t heard in ages.  

The Big Fat Wide Americana Hour – the best variety of American music you’ll hear anywhere. New edition now on-line.

And remember, turn it up. I mean, crank it!

Your friend,


Candye Kane

Friday, 10 June 2016

Variety -- the spice of life!

Wilson Pickett Americana Hour
Wilson Pickett
Where are you going to find Wilson Pickett, John Prine and Dolly Parton all on the same show? How about a James Taylor-Alison Krauss duet? 

Along with songs from Albert Collins, Tony Joe White and … Louis Armstrong?

Dolly Parton
Only one place, that’s for sure – The Big Fat Wide Americana Hour!

All that, and so much more is on tap on the show that begins this Saturday, June 11.

You like variety in, um, other areas of life, right? Well, variety in music will get you off, as well. 

Give it a try. Join music-lovers in 29 countries who already listen to the show. It’s a sensation!

And remember … turn it up. I mean, crank it!

Louis Armstrong
Your friend,

M.D. Spenser

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Variety Squared!

Betty Lavette
Variety’s our watchword on The Big Fat Wide Americana Hour, and with our next show we’ve outdone ourselves. And a great collection of music it is.

Want some super soul? Betty Lavette qualifies, and how. What about some country? Johnny Cash would seem to fit the bill. Not to mention Dwight Yoakam singing about Hank Williams’ last ride.

Doo-wop? The 5 Royales hold up that end of the spectrum admirably. 

Just plain cute? How about “Ain’t She Sweet,” done by Nat King Cole and his two back-up singers, both of them later famous – Carole Cole, who was 9, and Natalie Cole, who hadn’t yet turned 4. We’re talking exponential cuteness here.

And we’ve got not one, but two singers who would rather be blind. Different songs, but the same wish. I’d just as soon skip it, myself, but what can you say about these darn musicians?

Or perhaps a bit of wisdom? We know you've been waiting to hear Chris Smither’s take on the origin of species. And lyrics don’t get much more profound than “Ooh Poo Pah Doo” – done here by Taj Mahal.

And that ain’t all. But the amazing thing is how it all fits together. That – and how much fun it all is to listen to.

So, enjoy! It all starts Saturday. And don’t forget … turn it up! I mean, crank it!

Your friend, 


The 5 Royales