Americana Music Profiles

Americana Rhythm Music Magazine's special audio feature, Inside Track. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.

Music Interviews
Music History
Mara Levine Interview
Folk singer, song interpreter, Mara Levine's previous album, Facets Of Folk, Charted #1 on the FAI Folk chart and netted 9 songs in the top 20. Her recent video releases are gaining national attention. Mara joins us on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
27 min
Shayne Cook Interview
Long time Melbourne based singer songwriter, Shayne Cook actually recently just launched his solo career in 2020. This past February saw the release of his latest project, a Top 25 UK iTunes chart single, "Miles Away." Shayne joins me on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
20 min
Ten Penny Gypsy Interview
Arkansas singer/songwriters Justin Patterson and Laura Lynn Danley join us on this edition of Americana Music Profiles to chat about their roots as the duo, Ten Penny Gypsy, and their latest single release, "River N Me."
25 min
Province Of Thieves Interview
Formed in 2012, This all-acoustic, modern folk quintet earned the Carolina Music Award Folk Band of the Year honors in 2018. Co-founder Greg Moore joins Americana Music Profiles to talk about the band and their latest release, Whitecaps In The Cornfield.
22 min
Amelia Hogan Interview
"Taking Flight" is the latest from California Celtic singer, Amelia Hogan. Amelia is our guest on Americana Music Profiles as we talk about her Irish, Scottish, British influenced music.
22 min
Mary Beth Carty Interview
Nova Scotian singer-song writer, Mary Beth Carty, brings her authentic, Canadian Celtic roots front and center on her latest project, Crossing The Causeway. She is my guest on the latest edition of Americana Music Profiles.
25 min
Pete Price Interview
Dayton, Ohio is home for Pete Price, the lead guitarist for The Fries Band for the last 30 years. The covid lockdown left the band with no place to play, and Pete with lots of song ideas to write down. The result is his first solo project; The Department Of The Interior. Pete joins us on Americana Music Profiles to talk about that musical journey.
21 min
Lance "Ralph Nix" Blackwell Interview
This Mississippi born, Americana singer/songwriter was raised in a family with deep musical roots, and they are reflected so honestly throughout his Blues, Gospel, Country, Rock, and Bluegrass flavored music. Ralph is my guest for this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
17 min
Bobcat Interview
Long Island's Bobcat is a one-man-band drawing on inspirations from rock, soul, rhythm and blues, Americana, and more. His unique approach to music make him a fascinating guest on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
26 min
Eric Hagen Interview
Eric Hagen released his first solo album in 2020, and in 2021, his single, "Dying Alone", was a International Songwriting Competition semi-finalist. Just recently signing with Spectra Music Group, Eric is planning the 2023 release of his next album in just a few months. He joins us on this edition of Americana Music Profiles to talk about his new solo career.
20 min
Scott Smith Interview (North County Band)
Six musicians from Redding, Connecticut got together in 2020 to form a Country cover band. It wasn't long before they recognized a mutual interest in creating original music - so they did. Their debut EP released this past October. They've already earned a "Rising Star" nomination, and looking ahead to a full length project later in 2023. Founding member Scott Smith joins us on this edition of Americana Music Profiles to dive into this exciting journey.
20 min
The Curse of K.K. Hammond Interview
K.K. (Kris) Hammond lives an isolated life deep in the country side of Buckinghamshire, England where she works woth troubled horses. And, masters the blues - Delta blues, to be specific. Her long awaited debut album, Death Roll Blues, is set to drop in March '23. Join me for this exciting edition of Americana Music Profiles as Kris and I talk about how she came to pursue her passion for the blues.
24 min
Sun King Rising Interview
In 2020 John Blangero, a.k.a Sun King Rising, began a new leg of his career releasing his first solo album of what he called "The rebirth of Classic Southern Rock & Soul." In October of this year he released his second album in line with that spirit - Signs and Wonders. John is my guest on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
22 min
Dave Benson Interview (Ludlow Creek)
Five close friends from Dayton, Ohio formed a cover band back in 2013. They quickly realized there was too much talent being left on the table, so they changed their name from Southbound to Ludlow Creek and began writing an recording their own indie Americana music. Guitarist and Vocalist Dave Benson joins us for this edition of Americana Music Profiles to talk about their latest album, "Which Way Is Forward."
22 min
Jeremy Parsons Interview
San Antonio Texas native was inspired at an early age by the by the sounds of Texas dance halls. He taught himself to play guitar in high school and began writing songs. After a decade in Nashville writing songs he moved back to Texas to rekindle his performance career. He joins us on this latest edition of Americana Music Profiles to talk about new music and his latest single, "Tickin'."
25 min
JJ Voss Interview
JJ Voss picked up his dad's old flat top guitar at 8 years old, and it was love at first strum. Growing up in southern Saskatchewan on a 100 year old family farm, JJ was filled with memories as he began writing and performing music. His latest single, "A Letter To Dad," is an honest look at what it was like to grow up that way, and a tip to the working class people that keep this world running. JJ joins me on this edition of Americana Music Profiles to share his story.
22 min
Kevin Arizona Interview
Originally from Calgary Alberta, Kevin "KAZ" Arizona now splits his time between there and Arizona in the US, making and sharing his brand of Americana music. His latest single, Crazy Town, is the latest single of his forth coming 2023 EP. KAZ joins us on this edition of Americana Music Profiles to chat about his musical journey and the new music.
22 min
David Arn Interview
Fredrick, Maryland, singer-songwriter, David Arn has been making his brand of Americana music for the past 10 years. His latest effort, Watershed, and the subsequent video/single, is a very moving look at the effects of PTSD. David joins us on this edition of Americana Music Profiles to talk about the specifics of this song, and his latest album effort.
25 min
Trent Summar Interview
Trent Summar spent 20 years of his professional music career in Nashville writing songs. before moving to Santa Barbara, CA to enjoy the fruits of his labor and do his own thing for a while. Trent joins us on this edition of Americana Music Profiles to talk about his songwriting career and his latest EP, I Might Get Used To California.
24 min
Eddy Mann Interview
Philly native, Eddy Mann, is in the midst of releasing his latest of 17 albums, Trio. He traces his music roots to a be-bop pianist father and culturally creative mom, and says, even still today, he's "driven to write, record, and perform." Eddy is our guest on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
25 min
Darren Beachley Interview
Darren Beachley has spent 30 plus years in the bluegrass music business playing with such greats as Bill Harrell and Doyle Lawson. He brings his music full circle with his latest project, The Road Not Taken, a great blend of Bluegrass and Americana. Darren our guest for this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
25 min
Colin Hay Interview
Scotland born Colin Hay is probably best know for his work with the 80's smash band Men At Work, and hits like "Who Can It Be Now," and "Down Under." He's still writing songs and performing music all across the world. I caught up with Colin right before a show at Merlefest in Wilkesboro, NC., to talk about his life in music and his most recent album, Now And The Evermore, on this episode of Americana Music Profiles.
16 min
Glen Harrell of Volume Five Interview
Glen Harrell began playing music in high school, first with guitar, then fiddle. In 2002 he joined Marty Raybon's band. In the back of his mind he knew he always wanted to sing lead and run his on band, and in 2008 he formed the now nationally acclaimed, Volume Five. Glen joins us for this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
17 min
Vince Vanguard Interview
Soulful Americana musician Vince Vanguard has spent many years helping others realize their musical dreams - it's only fitting that it's now his turn to do so as well. On this edition of Americana Music Profiles, Vince joins us to talk about his life journey and realizing the joy of releasing his debut album, Spirit Blues.
20 min
Jaelee Roberts Interview
Jaelee Roberts, just in her early 20s, has already found herself in a musical career dream scenario. Last fall she received the IBMA Momentum Vocalist award, and became a member of the IBMA awarded / Grammy nominated band Sister Sadie. Jaelee's our guest on this edition of Americana Music Profiles to talk about her experience and her debut CD, Something You Didn't Count On.
19 min