A guided tour through the world of independent folk music
SWRFA Jam 1 - James Lee Stanley & John Batdorf - All Wood And Stones
September 08, 2012 08:28 AM PDT
This is the first of a series of shorter, music-intensive shows featuring live performances from last year's Southwest Regional Folk Alliance in Austin, TX. In this episode, James Lee Stanley and John Batdorf showcase their acoustic versions of Rolling Stones classics. Their 2005 CD is called All Wood and Stones.
This year's SWRFA is just around the corner, September 27-30. To learn more or get tickets, go to swrfa.com.Fun-Size 5: Lori Holyfield - Pay Attention
June 10, 2012 12:35 PM PDT
On the last day of the Kerrville Folk Festival, here's a recording from the first song circle of the year at Camp Stupid. Sociology professor Dr. Lori Holyfield lays down some musical wisdom.
Visit Dr. Holyfield's page at U of Arkansas to learn about the Veterans Oral History Project.Episode 9 - A First Time For Everything
March 11, 2012 08:38 PM PDT
This episode, we sit in on the First-Timers showcases at the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) and talk with Charlie Stewart of Handshake Management. Includes live recorded tunes from the following artists:
December 20, 2011 08:02 PM PST
For this episode, John Voorhees sets up his microphone in the lobby of the Austin Midtown Holiday Inn during registration for the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance music conference (SWRFA). Among the passing players are Tom Corbett, Rob Lytle, Jim Jones, John Scholten and 2 Bit Palomino. We also talk with organizer Dalis Allen about the difference between SWRFA and Kerrville Folk Festival (which she also coordinates).Episode 7 - Monster Jam Session
October 30, 2011 04:45 PM PDT
We return with a groovy, ghoulie Halloween episode, featuring monstrous melodies from Kyle Howe, John & Tanya, Joe McClure and Butch Morgan, plus keyboard creepies from Julie Bonk and a little harmonic salvation from Brother Sun!Quick Update
September 27, 2011 05:09 AM PDT
Tomorrow morning I'm heading off to the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance in Austin! Here's where we stand.Fun-Size 4: David Allan - Alone
September 15, 2011 04:00 AM PDT
David Allan plays in the Austin area, and I'm still looking to find a good link for him. Great song, though.Fun-Size 3: Joanna Howerton - River Child
September 12, 2011 04:39 AM PDT
Joanna Howerton of the Hill Country Penguins rocks Camp Stupid at the Kerrville Folk Festival with the help of Gary Sapone's searing harmonica.Fun-Size 2: Bill Oliver - Act Of God
September 07, 2011 06:53 PM PDT
I talked with eco-troubadour Bill Oliver back in episode 3 of That's Soundacious, and this is a very timely song about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the "response" of Texas governor (and current Republican Presidential candidate) Rick Perry. You can hear more of Bill's music at his website, mrhabitat.net.
September 05, 2011 06:18 PM PDT
This is the first of several shorter, more frequent episodes of the podcast through the course of September ... and possibly October. Expect Fun-Size shows every Monday and Thursday.
The first "Fun-Size" features Claude "Butch" Morgan singing Mr. Blue at a house concert in McHenry, MS. He is backed up on guitar and harmony vocals by Ken Gaines.
Here are the websites of this episode's featured artists:
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