Western Australian artist Andy Micheals took his musical motivation from a near fatal auto accident in his teens. His latest project, Incendiary Heart has been earning him plenty attention as he sets his sights for a hopeful tour of the states. He's...
The River Ratz Interview
Charlotte North Carolina's Margie Ratliff joins me for this edition of Americana Music Profiles to talk about their Americana, roots band, The River Ratz.
Mara Levine Interview
Mara Levine is a song interpreter. Rather than pen originals, she picks songs she loves, envisions them sounding a little different, and then creates a new, beautiful interpretation of the song. Mara and I talk about that process and her career in...
Rod McCormick Interview
Australian artist, Rod McCormack, songwriter and producer, has been helping other make music for years. Now it's his turn. We talk about Rod's debut CD, Fingerprints, in this latest edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Leslie Brown Interview
Kentucky musicians Leslie and Dewey Brown love making music and creating space for music to happen in their home town. Leslie is my guest on this edition of Americana Music Profiles as we talk about Dewey, Dr. Ralph Stanley, and the Brown's new band.
Zack Walther Interview
Zack enjoys being able to make music full time. On this episode of Americana Music Profiles, we talk career and his latest CD, The Westerner.
LaTresa Smith Interview
Born into a musical, religious family, LaTresa was bound for a career in bluegrass and gospel music. Although a full time ESL teacher in Nashville, she still finds time to make and perform music. We talk about her latest CD, The Blood And The River.
Jay Elle Interview
New York Singer/Songwriter joins us for this episode of Americana Music Profiles to talk about his musical journey and new single, "Ease Up."
David Hoffman Interview
In 1965 a young David Hoffman traveled from New York to the Appalachian mountains North Carolina to capture a story about Bascom Lamar Lunsford who was running a music festival in Ashville, NC for mountain music dancers and singers. The result became...
Zoe & Cloyd Profile
Former Red June co-founders Natalya Weinstein and John Miller make up the new Appalachian style duo Zoe & Cloyd. The Carolina couple are our guests on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
King Of Birds Profile
Scottish brothers Charlie and Stirling Gorman talk about almost making it big, walking away, and finding their music all over again with their new CD, I Hope We Don't Fall In Love. They're my guests on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Jim Stephens Profile
After releasing his fourth CD in 36 months, New Orleans based Jim Stephens say he's not done yet. We'll find out about that and more in this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Gina Furtado Profile
IBMA nominated, Virginia based banjo player Gina Furtado strikes out on her own. We get the full scoop in this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Bobby Messano Profile
Meet award winning, hall of fame blues guitarist, Bobby Messano in this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Maureen Toth interview
Maureen Toth's love of writing and performing songs has been a life long passion - One that she and I get to talk about on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Small Town Therapy Profile
Friends and band mates Leif and Adam, part of Front Country, collaborate musically for a side project called Small Town Therapy. Their latest CD is a refreshing combination of acoustic jazz with grass and roots undertones. Learn more about their music...
Scott Slay Profile
Sam Bush and New Grass Revival concert inspired Scott Slay at the early age of six. His latest CD, The Rail, is full of great songs and bluegrass musician friends. We talk about it here on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Den Of Ashes Profile
Visiting his grandparents legacy, Ashley Beck, a.k.a. Den of Ashes shares stories of his musical journey and connection to famous Western Music heritage here on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Jim and Lynna Woolsey Profile
Jim Woolsey is a two time Chris Austin Songwriting Contest finalist. He and Wife Lynna have a new CD - Long Ago - and we talk about their career and new CD here on Americana Music Profiles.
Unspoken Tradition Interview
These Western North Carolina bluegrassers started out as a basement band, and quickly elevated to, "one of the bands you need to check out this year." One of the founders, Audie McGinnis joins us to talk about the band's roots and approach to their...
Kristi Stanley Profile
Kristi Stanley steps back into music for the first time as an adult with her debut CD, Heart Wide Open. She's our guest on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Bob Dylan goes to Sweden - well not really - but his music has received a Swedish interpretation thanks to Swede folk artist Reine Johanasson. Get the whole store here on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Yale Strom Interview
With 15 CDs to his credit, violinist Yale Strom a summer Holiday collection to his listeners for his latest project. We talk Shimmering Lights in this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Jake Bartley Profile
The Jake Bartley Band, from South Carolina, is all about fresh rhythms and soulful, roots oriented music. Their recent CD, Brotherhood, is out now and includes a track with friend Vince Gill. Jake is my guest on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Danny Burns Profile
Irish traveling folk artist Danny Burns is my guest as we talk about the roots of his music, growing up in Ireland, and his debut CD, North Country.
Riddle Brothers Music Profile
Brothers Mike, Charlie, and Mark Riddle grew up playing music together - and in their adult years finally came together professionally after a performance at their sister's birthday party. One CD behind them, the trio embarks on new performing journey...
Tarpestry's Ted Swartzbugh interview
A unique kind of waterproof ground blanket - that's what Ted Swartzbaugh's company, Tarpestry, has created, and he's my guest on this edition of Americana Music Profiles as we talk about the product and how it came to be.
Harrison Country Interview
Annapolis, MD based Harrison Country has a unique story to tell for sure - learn how Lacrosse trips abroad inspired one songwriting dad to write and record an Americana CD with his entire family. Don Harrison is my guest for this edition of Americana...
Juliet Dinallo profile
We chat with singer songwriter Juliette Dinallo about her life in music and her latest work on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Cary Morin Profile
Crow tribal member, award winning singer/songwriter Cary Morin is my guest on this edition of Americana Music Profiles as we talk about his new CD, When I Rise.
Tellico's Anya Hinkle Profile
Anya Hinkle, lead singer for the Ashville-based, Appalachian roots band, Tellico, is my guest on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Artie Tobia Profile
New York Singer/Songwriter Artie Tobia hangs out with us to take about his latest CD, Driven, on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Los Goutos Profile
Mark Wayne Glasmire Profile
Can't Be Denied is the latest CD from Texas singer / songwriter Mark Wayne Glasmire. Mark and I talk about his new music, and his musical journey on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Rick Monroe Profile
Rick Monroe's new CD, Smoke Out The Window, is one he's quite proud of. Rick joins me as we talk about that, and the life of a Nashville musician and songwriter.
Carrington Kay Profile
Rob Smith, band leader of Carrington Kay brings, us up to speed on the band's evolving sound, new songs, and new CD on the way, in this episode of Americana Music Profiles.
Jim Stanard Profile
Jim Stanard's new CD, Bucket List, is exactly that. Although it came later in life, he's proud to accomplish it none-the-less. Jim and I talk life, music, and reaching your goals in this episode of Americana Music Profiles.
Billy Droze Profile
Join us as we talk to Nashville songwriter/bluegrass artist Billy Droze for this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Appalachian Road Show Profile
Darrell Webb joins up to talk about the new group, Applalachian Road Show in this episode of Americana Music Profiles.
Alan Bibey Profile
Alan Bibey has been a noted member of the Bluegrass community since the early 80s. He's been fronting his current band, Grasstowne for nearly 8 years, and their recent CD, Grasstowne 4, yielded three #1 hits. Alan is our guest for this episode of...
Sister Sadie Profile
The all female super-group featuring Dale Ann Bradley, Tina Adair, Deanie Richardson, Gena Britt, and Beth Lawrence, known as Sister Sadie are my guests on this edition of Americana Music Profiles - all five of them.
Sarah Harris Interview
The Trinity River Band has a slightly new sound mixed with a whole lot of talent. In this episode I speak with Sara Harris and family about their new album, Unbroken, and the diversity needed to stay relevant as a touring bluegrass band.
Banjo Bones Interview
Banjo Bones has a new CD, Ghostly Musings from the Delta. He's got a great story about discovering the banjo for the first time - and we talk about it on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Cindy G Interview
Cindy G's roots come from the northern most reaches of Appalachia; specifically southwestern Pennsylvania. Cindy and I talk, not only bluegrass, but her journey through R&B as well, before returning to her first love.
Spayed Koolie Interview
Neal Phillips of Central Florida's Spayed Koolie is our guest on this edition, as we talk about the origins of the band and their Americana/country/southern rock style of music.
Tom Eure Interview
Tom Eure's latest CD, The Coin, The Prayer, & The Crow breathes new energy and a revival of spirit into his music. This latest creation is a joyful retrospective of Tom's Celtic and Appalachian influences. In this episode of Americana Music Profiles,...
Becky Buller Podcast
Becky Buller was the 2015 IBMA songwriter and Emerging artist of the year - and the 2016 IBMA Instrumentalist and Vocalist winner; the first ever to win both in the same year! Her new CD, Crepe Paper Heart, her first in four years, is our conversation...
Rick Lang Podcast
Rick Lang is a long time hardwoods miller, and noted songwriter too. He's written for many other folks, however he also records his own music, and teaches others about the craft. Rick is my guest for this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Mountain Natives Podcast
Phillip Pappas took inspiration from a successful bout with cancer to propel him into a life of music and doing what he loved most - encouraging people through song. Phillip and his wife, Lauren, form the duo, Mountain Natives. They are my guests on...
Jakobs Ferry Stragglers Podcast
In this episode we talk to Jakob's Ferry Stragglers founder, Gary Antol about his musical journey and the band's new CD, Poison River.
Johnny Chops Podcast
Johnny "Chops" Richardson has a day job many dream of - he plays music for another band. But he still has time to write, record, and perform his own music. With his new, self titled CD out, we talk about his own music, and new project in this edition...
Sam Karr Interview
Sam Karr turned a backyard birthday party into a Southern Ohio tradition - The SamJam Bluegrass festival. Want to know how? Sam is my guest for this edition of Americana Music Profiles!
Banjo Nick Interview
Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches has a new CD, Get Us Out Of Fearland, and we talk with band leader Nick Russo and wife/songwriter, Betina Hershey in this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
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Lorraine Jordan Podcast
Lorraine Jordan and her band Carolina Road have a new CD you'll definitely want to check out! It's called True Grass; Why Can't Blue Grass be True Grass Again. And it features the return of Tommy Long as lead singer after a stint on the sidelines...
Raven and Red Podcast
Brittany Jones and Mitchell Lane, along with Mitchell's brother Cole are Raven and Red, a young, up and coming grass act from Nashville. They are our guests on this edition of Profiles.
Tennessee Jed Podcast
In a world where labels seem to matter, Jed Fisher, a.k.a. Tennessee Jed, has a new one of sorts - Pimp Grass. Find out what that is in this episode of Americana Music Profiles.
NeFesh Mountain Podcast
Eric Lindberg and Doni Zasloff lead this unique Bluegrass band steeped in traditional mountain culture and the rich Jewish heritage from which the come.
Aris Paul Interview
Pittsburgh PA's Aris Paul is our guest on this episode as we chat about his new, debut full length CD, Drive All Night.
The Moselys Interview
After husband and wife musical duo Rachel and Stephen Mosley won a Zac Brown song writing contest, it launched a long overdue musical career, and now a new CD, Ordinary Times. Join us as we chat about there journey into music.
Sweet Potatos Profile
Eddie Van Halen, Who's Line Is It Anyway, Disney; what do they have to do with Americana Music Profiles? Tune into this episode and fine out as I chat with the Sweet Potatoes!
Jaylan Crossland Interview
When we caught up with Jalan Crossland he was on hiatus living in the Arizona desert. "Too cold for my clothes in Wyoming," he said. In this episode we talk about life on the road, songwriting, and his album, Singalongs for the Apocalypse.
Eduardo "Brown Kid" Interview
Alabama's Eduardo, a.k.a. Brown Kid, is gearing back up to hit the road sharing music form his recent CD, Rusty Strings, and his new single, Sunrise. We talk with Eduardo about his life and music in this latest edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Les Bohem Interview
Les says he was part of the great Los Angeles music scare of the early 80s. That get your attention? Mine too - so we asked Les about that and his latest work in this episode of Americana Music Profiles.
Norm Brunet Interview
Ottawa, Canada based Norm Brunet sits down with us to talk about his first new project in several years; It Don't Get Better Than This, in this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Kim Robins Interview
Kim Robins started her recording career late in life, but that hasn't stopped her success as a bluegrass artist. Her second project is already turning heads - she's my guest for this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Carolina Blue Interview
Bobby Powell and Tim Jones are the masterminds behind Carolina Blue - a unique bluegrass band from Brevard, NC. Bobby and I talk about their latest CD, Sounds Of Kentucky Grass, on this episode of Americana Music Profiles.
Brad Hudson Interview
From singing and playing in church, to the stages of Dollywood and beyond - Brad Hudson talks with us about his life and music on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Melanie Wilson Interview
Melanie Wilson, founder of Wilson Pickin's Promotions is my guest on this episode as we talk about media managers and booking agents.
The Two Tracks Interview
David Huebner and Julie Szewc talk with me about the Wyoming based band, The Two Tracks, and their new CD, Postcard Town, in this edition of AMP.
Marc Daniels Interview
Mar Daniels says he's finally found his "truest sound" and a full on country singer. We chat about that journey in this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Jason Lee Mckinney interview
Jason Lee McKinney says that the Jason Lee McKinney band is Alternative Country at the heart, even if their sound drifts here and there. So they released their new project as three separate EPs. We talk about that idea in this episode of AMP.
Barbara Jo Kammer Interview
Barbara Jo Kammer has just recorded her first CD project ever - at 62. We talk about that experience on this episode of Americana Music Profiles.
Craig Bignell Interview
Craig Bignell and Suzanne Levesque make up the Canadian duo called Over The Moon. Craig and I talk drums, banjo, and newgrass in this episode.
Charlie Markwart interview
Michigan singer/songwriter Charlie Markwart is my guest as we talk about her new solo CD project, No Direction Home.
Don Brown Interview
Author, musician Don Brown is my guest as we discuss his new book; SIMPLE TRUTHS IN MUSIC AND LIFE. It's inspired by his time spent as a student and friend with Uwe Kruger of the Kruger Brothers. Yes, the book is about the art and craft of songwriting...
Chicago's Chris Pluska, founder of the band Curio, is my guest on this edition of Americana Music Profiles as we talk about living the musician's life in Chicago, and his new CD, Tall Tales.
Matthew Fox Interview
Minneapolis based, singer/songwriter Matthew Fox is my guest on this episode of Americana Music Profiles. We talk life, song writing, and his latest CD, That Crooked Stage.
Steve Wilson Interview
Bluegrass bands form for all sorts of reasons but most often it’s because a group of folks enjoy picking together; they feel the chemistry is right, and decide to give it a run. South Carolina’s Wilson Banjo Company has a slightly different beginning....
Russell Lynch Interview
Join me as I talk with Virginia Beach, VA’s Russell Lynch. Russell has his music steeped in traditional country music culture, and peppered with notes of Americana and a bit of a rockabilly edge to it This is just like his fans like it, apparently. He...
Rebekah Todd Interview
At 11 years old, Benson, North Carolina native Rebekah Todd’s father gave her a black acoustic Washburn guitar and taught her to play it. She’s been filling her life with music ever since. Upon graduating from East Carolina University in 2012, Rebekah...
Mountain Deer Revival Interview
Wichita, Kansas is home to the up and coming Americana, roots rock band, Mountain Deer Revival. MDR plays what they call Red Dirt Music, which seems to have its roots Oklahoma. It’s a Southern Rock foundation that can be traced back to the early...
Mollys Kiss Interview
Molly’s Kiss are our feature in this edition. They are evidence that the influence of American roots music is far reaching. As they define themselves, Molly’s Kiss is “a folk band, lost in the middle of France.”
Formed in 2013, the band consists of...
Jim and Lynna Woolsey
In this episode we feature Jim and Lynna Woolsey. They have, "that magical quality of being tuned in to real life, attention to the small stuff, and open heartedness that makes for great songs, and great friends,” said Louisa Branscomb, Founder,...
Branded Bluegrass Interview
Our guest is Larry Norfleet. He and his is band, Branded Bluegrass, received nine nominations at the SPBGMA awards ceremony this past February in Nashville, TN, making them one of the top nominees. Their brand of traditional bluegrass is turning...
Amy White Interview
Al Petteway and Amy White, a.k.a. Al & Amy, have been charming fans for years with their uniquely crafted Celtic-Appalachian influenced music that even marries in the occasional hints of Blues, New Age, and even Jazz. Amy is my guest on this edition...
Chris Jones Interview
XM's Bluegrass Junction host, singer/songwriter Chris Jones has a new CD, and he is my guest on this episode of Americana Music Profiles.
Joseph Henry Interview
American country/folk New Jersey native Joseph Henry is my guest on this episode of Americana Music Profiles.
Mike Felten Interview
Former record store owner, singer/songwriter Mike Felten talks Vinyl and a budding music career in this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Banjo Nickaru & Western Scooches are our feature on this edition of Americana Music Profiles. The NYC Based band is out with a new CD, Very Next Thing, and we talk to founder Nick Russo to find out about their great story.
Holly Norman Interview
Nashville singer Holly Norman loves Elvis - and her new tribute album, Taking Care Of Bluegrass - is a cool twist on some classic and not so known Elvis tunes. Listen in as we learn more about Holly and her new CD.
Robert Mabe Interview
West Virginia bluegrass / banjo musician Robert Mabe has a new solo CD, Somewhere In The Middle, and he is our guest for this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Michael McLain Interview
Michael and Jennifer McLain team up for their new bluegrass band, featuring Dan Kelly. In this episode we talk with Michael about their journey, and the new CD, Hit The Road And Go.
Annie Savage Interview
Annie Savage, violinist, author, songwriter, and lead singer with her band, The Savage Hearts, is our guest for this episode of Americana Music Profiles.
Free Dirt Records Podcast
John Smith, co-founder of Free Dirt Records is my guest on this episode or Americana Music Profiles, as we talk about their history, offerings, and latest projects.
Michael Rhodes Podcast
Colorado singer/songwriter Michael Rhodes is finding new life with his music and his most recent single, "The Only Song," from his new record, After All These Years. He's our guest on this episode of Americana Music Profiles.
Bow Thayer Podcast
Vermont musician Bow Thayer shares his creative energy with us as we talk about his latest project, Sundowser on this episode of Americana Music Profiles.
Beth Marlin Podcast
Folk/Americana singer/song writer Beth Marlin is our guest for this episode of Americana Music Profiles as we talk about her long and colorful career and new CD, Railroad.
Angie and the Deserters interview
West Coast Americana Rockers, Angie (Bruyere) and The Deserters are our guest for this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Joseph Hott Interview
West Virginia's Joseph Hott, founder of the Short Mountain Boys is our featured guest on this episode as we discuss their brand of traditional WV Bluegrass.