Saturday, 29 July 2017

From Satchmo to Jimmie!

Louis Armstrong
The latest edition of The Big Fat Wide Americana Hour brings you music ranging from Louis Armstrong to Jimmie Dale Gilmore -- and everything in between!

The widest variety, and the most fun, of any radio show online! We've got soul, blues, country, folk, bluegrass, jazz and more! Don't miss it!

Great soul from Sam & Dave and Percy Sledge

New country from Amanda Ann Platt & The Honeycutters 

Bluegrass from Jerry Garcia & David Grisman
Jimmie Dale Gilmore

Blues from Luther Allison and Guy Davis 

Americana from Los Lonely Boys, not to mention Bob Dylan

And so much more! Don't miss it. Hear it here.

And turn it up! I mean, crank it!

-- M.D. 

Saturday, 22 July 2017

Keep On Running!

Bruce Springsteen
Yes, we've reached back to The Spencer Davis Group, for "Keep On Running," as we bring you the widest variety 
of American music of any show online.
That was originally a Jamaican ska song.

The Spencer Davis Group's version was a hit in 1966. And the shouting you can hear in the background? 
That's Jimmy Cliff, who was in the studio, 
whooping with excitement
as the band laid the track down.

We've got it all this week on 
-- soul, blues, country, bluegrass, and loads of fun.

And we've got a few songs where 
the backup singer was as famous 
as the lead performer -- or even more so.

Hold on a second, is that really Bruce Springsteen
in the background there on a Joe Ely song?
Sure is.

Among the other performers featured this week:

Gladys Knight, Rhiannon Giddens, Marvin Gaye
Paul Simon, Randy Newman, Delbert McClinton
Robben Ford, Rhiannon Giddens

Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro
Carly Simon, Taj Mahal and Robben Ford

Not to mention some very famous backup singers.

Enjoy! And crank it!

-- M.D.

Saturday, 15 July 2017

War! Good God, y'all!

Edwin Starr

We've got some 
great soul on this week's edition of
-- including Edwin Starr, Clarence Carter and Betty LaVette.

But that's not all. 
Not by a long shot. 
Our specialty is all genres, all eras
 -- all good.

We've got new bluegrass from The Orange Circus Band.

And new country from Amanda Ann Platt & The Honeycutters.

And classic country, too -- and classic blues!

Among the artists featured this week:

Little Milton, Steve Forbert and Reba McEntire

Rosanne Cash, Big Maybelle and Shirley Bassey
Kane, Welch &; Kaplan as well as Diana Krall
The great Emily Barker 
and the equally great Delbert McClinton
Not to mention Greg Allman 
and Derek and the Dominos! 

What a lineup. Here it here!

And crank it!-- M.D. 

Saturday, 8 July 2017

Brenda Lee
Great women of song? How about Brenda Lee,
Nanci Griffith, Billie Holliday and Aretha?

Wonderful variety? Steve Forbert, Dion and Elvis!

Plus a tribute to the producer John Hammond, 
through some of the musicians he helped
 -- including Bob Dylan.

This week's show also features:

Cornelius Brothers & Sister Rose, The Byrds

Old Crow Medicine Show, Tom T. Hall 

Ray Charles, plus some Northern Soul

Little Milton, Alvin Youngblood Hart

And more!

Don't miss it. Hear it here.
-- M.D.  

Saturday, 1 July 2017


Jimmie Vaughan
Have we got variety for you this week on

Jimmie Vaughan singing

And of course, his younger brother,
Stevie Ray Vaughan, is on the show, too.

Also featured:

Old stuff from Three Dog Night and Aaron Neville.

New stuff from Alison Reynolds and The Orange Circus Band.

Blues from John Lee Hooker, John Hammond 
and Lowell Fulson.

Not to mention great music from:

Chris Smither, Nina Simone, Dave Alvin
Dwight Yoakam, Ruthie Foster
Paul Thorn and Mavis Staples.

Don't miss it! Hear it here.

-- M.D.