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. 

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Best Variety, Most Fun!

Robert Cray
Great new soul from 
Robert Cray! 
Great old soul from 
Joe Tex!

Great old country from 
                                       Roger Miller! 

Great new folk from 
Applewood Road!

Bluegrass, americana, rock 
and everything in between. 

Terry Evans * J.J. Cale

Ciara Sidine * Robert Earl Keen w/ Lyle Lovett 

Steve Earle * Keith Whitley

Tift Merritt * Buddy Miller

Tony Joe White * Marcia Ball

Delbert McClinton * Z.Z. Hill ... and more!

Don't miss it! Hear it here! 

-- M.D.