UK singer-songwriter Israel Portnoy lost his guitar collection, lyric books, poetry, notes and all of his personal belongings in a village fire two years ago. The only guitar to survive was the one he took with him when he left his house that morning. That guitar helped him recover, and is now the center piece of his latest project, Through The Fire, Featuring Guilda. He joins us on Americana Music Profiles to talk about that story and his new CD.
Jesse Wilde Interview
New Zealand's Jesse Wilde turned a USA rock pilgrimage into chance encounters with two of his musical heroes. He joins us on this edition of Americana Music Profiles to share those stories and more!
Randy Seedorff Interview
Randy Seedorff's Americana, country rock style on his latest project, Begin Again, brings his 30 plus year musical journey back home to his roots. This prolific songwriter saw two of his songs hit number one on the Christian charts back in 2017. Randy is our guest on this edition of Americana Music Profiles!
Gary Pratt Interview
Gary Pratt grew up in a small PA coal mining town where he fronted several local bands before spending time in Nashville honing his singing and songwriting skills. Gary joins us on Americana Music Profiles to talk about his music and new album, Something Worth Remembering.
Larry Jay Interview
Guitarist, singer-songwriter and New York native Larry Jay recently relocated to California and reconnected to his passion for songwriting. Larry joins us on this edition of Americana Music Profiles to talk about his life in music and his recent single, "Here's To Us".
Track Dogs Interview
Two Irishmen, an Englishman, and an American hook up in Spain to form the Folksy, Acoustic, Latin Americana group, Track Dogs. American Robbie Jones joins us on this episode of Americana Music Profiles to talk about this impressive quintet.
Ron McNeill Interview
Over 60 of songwriter Ron McNeill's songs have been cut, but the new album, Waiting On The Day, is his debut solo CD. We explore his career in this edition of Americana Music Profiles!
From traditional Americana, to Appalachian mountain music and western swing, the Haymakers have a lot of good stuff going on in their new album, Live At Art Church. We talk about it here on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Izzie's Caravan Interview
After a several year hiatus, Izzie's Caravan returned to the music scene in 2019. On this edition of Americana Music Profiles, we talk about that journey with Izzie, and their upcoming new album, Blow The Lid.
Matt Westin Interview
Pittsburgh PA's Matt Westin joins us on this edition of Americana Music Profiles to talk about his debut album, Legacy, and a series of new, more recent single releases.
Richard Lynch Interview
Waynesville, OH Country music traditionalist, Richard Lynch, has been living the dream for nearly 40 years. He shares his story and latest record, My Guitar Drips Country, with us on this edition of Americana Music Profiles!
John McDonough Interview
Austin singer-songwriter John McDonough recently moved to Chicago to be closer to family and continue pursuing his craft. He joins us on this edition of Americana Music Profiles to talk about his latest CD, Second Chances.
Grace Pettis Interview
Grace Pettis joins us to talk about her latest CD, Working Women, on this edition of Americana Music Profiles!
Cory Keefe Interview
Cory Keefe talks about his brand new debut CD, I'll Keep It Country, with us on this edition of Americana Music Profiles!
Hugh Phillips Interview
Hugh Phillips left the working world in 2016 to pursue his dreams of making music full time. Finally dropping his debut CD in October, 2020, Hugh joins us to talk about his musical journey and new CD, It's Been A Long Time.
The Dinallos Interview
Massachusetts residents and long time musicians, Juliet and Michael Dinallo finally get to team up on a family project with their debut duo CD project. They join us on this edition of Americana Music Profiles!
Steve Wilson Interview
Steve Wilson of Wilson Banjo Company joins us to talk about his new CD, Six Degrees Of Separation, here on Americana Music Profiles!
Karl Mullen Interview
Irish born Celtic singer-songwriter Karl Mullen wraps six decades of culture and tradition into his latest project, Fear Less. He is our guest on this edition of Americana Music Profiles!
Jason McDaniel Interview
Melbourne, Australia is home for Americana Music Profiles guest, Jason McDaniel. He's just released his latest album, Honky Tonk Life.
GF Morgan Interview
GF Morgan's latest album, Driftwood, is his third Celtic endevour. The multi-instrumentalist's career spans four decades. GF is our guest on this edition of Americana Music Profiles!
Rik Ferrell Interview
Florida singer-songwriter Rik Ferrell is our guest for this edition of Americana Music Profiles as we chat about his upcoming EP, Ugly Babies, and preview his latest single, "Well I Never."
Barry Abernathy Interview
Appalachian Road Show Founding member, Barry Abernathy, joins us to talk about a solo release project that's near and dear to his heart, on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Alan Bibey Interview
Alan Bibey, IBMA's 2019 and 2020 Mandolin Player of the Year winner and leader of Grasstowne, is our guest on Americana Music Profiles!
Rae Leigh Interview
Australian singer-songwriter Rae Leigh joins Americana Music Profiles to chat about her personal life journey with music and her debut singles from the forth coming EP, Powered By Love.
Mette Kirkegaard Interview
Copenhagen based singer-musician Mette Kirkegaard is our guest on Americana Music Profiles as we talk about a new genre' of music, Nordic Americana, initiated by her 2006 EP, Dry Wood,
Dan Cimaglio Interview
Chicago singer/songwriter Dan Cimaglio joins us for this edition of Americana Music Profiles to talk about his debut CD, Let The Light Shine.
Miss Freddye Interview
Miss Freddye, Pittsburgh's "Lady Of The Blues" joins us for this edition of Americana Music Profiles brought to you by Americana Music Magazine!
Nate Gusakov Interview
Clawhammer banjoist, singer-songwriter from the mountains of Vermont Nate Gusakov joins us to talk about his musical journey and his new album on this episode of Americana Music Profiles.
He Is The Artist Interview
He Is The Artist (HITA), an American Christian singer-songwriter from Central Islip, New York, is our guest on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Mauri Dark Interview
Finland's Mauri Dark joins us for a candid conversation about his life and his music in this edition of Americana Music Profiles brought to you by Americana Music Magazine.
Jeremy Parsons Interview
Austin Texas is home for singer/songwriter Jeremy Parsons joins us on Americana Music Profiles to talk about his new album, Things To Come,
John-Arne Gundersen, guitarist and lead singer with the Norwegian trio, Sweetheart, join us for this edition of Americana Music Profiles brought to you by Americana Music Magazine.
Ed Roman Interview
Canadian singer/songwriter Ed Roman is my guest on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Vanessa Delaine Interview
New Zealand born Vanessa Delaine has had a very successful career as an Australian singer/songwriter. Her latest release, One Girl Band 25 Years has already earned five prestigious songwriting awards. Vanessa joins us on this edition of Americana...
Timothy Jaromir Interview
Zurich based singer songwriter Timothy Jaromir joins us for an international conversation about his latest project, Hiraeth. The album is enhanced by his English and Czech roots, and his experiences with wife's Canadian culture as well.
Bill Abernathy Interview
After taking time off to raise a family, Bill Abernathy picked up his guitar and began playing music again. In December 2018, Billboard magazine name him as an "Emerging Artist." His latest project, Crossing Willow Creek has already netted him...
David Sprague Psychopath Etiquette Interview
David Sprague along with his brother Paul, formed Psychopath Etiquette in 2019. "If Folk and Rock music had a baby, it would sound like Psychopath Etiquette." David joins us for this edition of Americana Music Profiles to talk about the brothers...
David Arn Interview
Virginia Beach, VA based singer songwriter, David Arn's latest album, Traveler Tales, has charted singles all the way to South Africa where the single, "Mother's Day," reached #1. The album tells the tale of 14 travelers each telling a tale. David and...
Fuzzy And The Rustbelts Interview
Fuzzy and The Rustbelts have touched a nerve with their audience - a good nerve; it's that desire for authentic, all-American folk, rock, country soul music. And they play it well. Since debuting on 2018 they have amassed quite a following. Founder,...
The Grassifieds Interview
Although the Grassifieds have been entertaining audiences since 2006, they are just now getting the time to introduce their debut CD, What We Are. Founder Jim Grubbs joins us for this edition of Americana Music Profiles as we chat about their unique...
Robert Wagner The Little Wretches Interview
Born out of the 70s Punk scene, Robert Wagner's The Little Wretches opted for a toned down approach simply so the audience could truly hear what they had to say through Wagner's passionately thought out lyrics. Robert joins us for a conversation about...
Ed Taylor Interview
Ed Taylor Collective is the new musical experience from Auckland's Ed Taylor. He's was a 2019 semi-finalist in the USA International Songwriting Competition. Ed hopes his latest single, "M & C Shuffle" might take off and become the next line-dance...
Banjo Bones Interview
Sacramento California's Banjo Bones has just released his 6th studio project, Lucifer's Hand. The self produced project deals with the idea that much of what we call evil actually comes from inside of us. This "darker side of Americana" features all...
Ryan Warner Interview
Columbus, Ohio singer-songwriter Ryan Warner is set to soon release his self recorded project from his own Creative Wild studio. The self taught, then classically trained guitarist is also a visual artist, and enjoys the synergy between the two forms....
John Vento Interview
Although John Vento came later in life to the professional music scene, he hasn't wasted any time, landing an IMEA award, and named Billboard's Emerging Artist for 2019. John is my guest on this edition of Americana Music Profiles as we talk about his...
Raveis Kole Interview
Laurie Raveis and Dennis Kole are a duo singer-songwriting couple hailing from Bellingham Washington. Their single, "Thanksgiving" is an appropriately timed release for the season. Their recent album, Electric Blue Dandelion - Nashville Sessions,...
Aly Cook Interview
New Zealand's Aly Cook's latest project, Caught In The Middle, has netted her several songs with chart action, including the release, "Red Dirt Road Trip," hitting number one on several charts. Aly joins us for this edition of Americana Music Profiles...
Christopher Griffiths Interview
Christopher Griffiths was playing in bands by the time he was 13, and was pursuing a Nashville career by the time he was 22, after attending Berklee College of Music. His latest single, Take On You, is set to release on October 29th. Christopher is...
Ten Penny Gypsy Interview
Justin Patterson and Laura Lynn Danley make up the duo, Ten Penny Gypsy. Their latest album is entitled Fugitive Heart. In this edition of Americana Music Profiles we chat with the Arkansas singer/songwriters about their sophomore project, and even...
Brad Lauretti Interview
Brad Lauretti, a.k.a. This Frontier Needs Hero's fifth album release, Go With The Flow, has netted him a finalist position in Merlefest's Chris Austin Songwriting Contest with the track, "Dakota." Brad is our guest on this edition of Americana Music...
Thomm Jutz Interview
German born Thomm Jutz has spent his adult career in Nashville, TN as an accomplished songwriter penning six number on Bluegrass hits, and nominated for songwriter of the year by the IBMA three years in a row. His latest project, "To Live In Two...
Gary Van Miert Interview
Jersey City, New Jersey is home for Gary Van Miert. His band is the Sensational Country Blues Wonders, and their forte is 50s and 60s Memphis, Sun Records style covers and originals. In fact, their first full album of original material is working it's...
Justin Howl Interview
A man with a guitar and a harmonica - you just can't beat that sound. Justin Howl is doing his darnedest to master it too. His latest release, Wanderlust, is scheduled for release on December 1st, 2020. Justin talks with us about his blues roots and...
Shayne Cook Interview
Although Shayne Cook has played in bands for much of his life, but this is his first venture as a solo artist on his own merit. The debut CD from this Melbourne artist is Epiphonetics. Shayne is my guest on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Jim Stanard interview
Jim Stanard bought his first guitar in his teens with his childhood coin collection - an Martin D-28. He put it aside though, in his 20s, to focus on family and business. After retirement, he re-engaged his music, and two years ago recorded his first...
Sugarcane Jane Interview
Sugarcane Jane is Anthony Crawford and Savana Lee - the Alabama Americana duet with a fresh new project, Ruffled Feathers; Songs In The Key Of Me. Anthony and Savana join us for this edition of Americana Music Profiles as we talk about song writing,...
Emmanuel Dron Interview
Emmanuel Dron has always wanted to record an album in the style of his favorite kind of artists - the classic rock feel of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. With the world shut down for four months, He created the Foolks with musician friends from...
Dennis Lynch Shenandoah Valley Music Festival
The Shenandoah Valley Music Festival series is one of the few live events that are actually happening this summer. Kicking off Labor Day weekend and running through September 19th, the festival will host five acts, including the Steeldrivers, Seldom...
High Fidelity Interview
2020 IBMA New Artist of the Year nominees, High Fidelity joins us for this edition of Americana Profiles. Formed in 2014, this traditional bluegrass act prides themselves on keeping the traditional sounds of the 50s and 60s alive and fresh for the...
Jerry Salley Interview
2019 Nashville songwriter of the year nominee, Jerry Salley has just released his 6th solo project, Bridges and Backroads. The 2018, 2019 IBMA Songwriter of the year gathered an assortment of his favorite songs into this new project. Jerry is my guest...
Barbara Jo Kammer interview
Barbara Jo Kammer didn't recorded her first CD until she was 62. She had so much fun she did it again - and it's out now. With "Big Blue Sky In The Morning," Barbara got to work with guest artists Greg Blake, and Darrell Scott. She joins me for this...
Gram Phillips Interview
British-American national, Alt. Country singer, Gram Phillips, a.k.a. Tupelo Lime, loves singing stripped down Americana. Gram's new single "The Orange Rain" is out now. He is our guest all the way from England on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Lucie Tiger Interview
Australian Singer/Songwriter Lucie Tiger has turned childhood memories of family road trips listening to popular US Southern artists into a career channeling that classic sound with a fresh feel she calls Roadtrip Americana! We talk to Lucie about her...
KC Beck Interview
Veteran KC Beck parlays a challenging life journey and experience as a wounded Vet into a singer/songwriter career with grit and determination. Learn more about his story and his music in this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
James Reams Interview
James Reams is a Bluegrass Ambassador, leading his band, the Barnstormers, for nearly three decades. His latest accomplishment - a documentary about his life and career - is available now on DVD. James joins us for this edition of Americana Music...
Silas Hite Interview
Silas Hite is a composer by day, but his alter ego is as the front man for his Americana band, The Satin Cowboy & The Seven Deadly Sins. It's great Western Americana music, catchy, and full of story. His new CD, Amigos is due out in August. In this...
Jenny Lauren Interview
Carolina girl, Jenny Lauren leads the alt-classic country act, Diamonds and Whiskey. This 2019 Carolina Country Music band of the year is nominated once again for 2020. Jenny is my guest on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Katie Knipp Interview
Northern California Blues artist, Katie Knipp joins us for this edition of Americana Music Profiles as we discuss her 20 year career, and juggling being songwriter and musician, as well as a mom of two young children.
Bobbo Byrnes Interview
Americana Rock, singer/songwriter Bobbo Byrnes joins me on this edition of Americana Music Profiles as we discuss pandemic life for a musician in Southern California, but more importantly, his new album, Sea Green Number 5.
The Vignatis Interview
Tracy and Fabrice Vignati join us as we talk about their new CD, and their new genre of music, Gypsybilly, on this episode of Americana Music Profiles.
Tim and Sarah Williams Interview
Singer-Songwriter Timothy Scott Williams, along with his wife Sarah join us for this edition of Americana Music Profiles, as we talk about their career as songwriting partners, and how that plays over into Tim's new CD, Dreaming Small.
Andy Penkow Interview
Australian Singer-Songwriter Andy Penkow joins us for this edition of Americana Music Profiles as we talk about his new EP, Chasing The Sun, and the fast tracking single, "Drowning In Whiskey."
Kristian Montgomery Interview
From church choir to Gravel Church - Kristian Montgomery joins us on this edition of Americana Music Profiles to talk about his musical journey and his new CD, Gravel Church.
Daryl Mosley Interview
From New Tradition, to the Osborne Brothers, to the Farm Hands, to a solo career, Daryl Mosley has enjoyed a long career in performance entertainment. We talk about that journey, and his new solo venture on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Lauren Calve Interview
Lauren Calve started singing and playing guitar at 15, but it was a summer season on a dude ranch that found her exploring singing in front of people, and eventually writing her own songs after returning to her Washington D.C. roots. Her new EP,...
Peter Fand Interview
Singing mandolinist Peter Fand fronts the band Tin Toy Car, based in Las Vegas, NV. Their Americana Roots themed second CD, Hello Pariah, is set to release on May 15th. Peter is my guest on this edition of Americana Music Profiles.
Sammy Shelor Interview
Sammy Shelor has been with The Lonesome River Band for the past 30 years - a band that spans nearly four decades. They're well know as one of the long standing pillars of the bluegrass industry. And while they will celebrated 38 years on the road this...
Darren Nicholson Interview
Darren Nicholson is a member of the 11 time IBMA winners, Balsam Range. Darren joins me to talk about his musical career, the Darren Nicholson Band, and his upcoming new CD release featuring the single, "Any Highway."
Fireside Collective Interview
Ashville, NC is home for the funky eclectic bluegrass ensemble, know as Fireside Collective. Jesse and Tommy join me to talk about the band's music and new CD, Shadows and Dreams.
Eli Smith Interview
Brooklyn Folk Festival's founder Eli Smith joins us to talk about this unique, 12th annual folk music event.
Brandon Allen Interview
Boxcar Junkies front man Brandon Allen joins us for the edition of Americana Music Profiles as we talk about his music, his mission, and their latest CD release, Est. 1973.
Lee Sims Interview
Lee Sims taught himself how to play as a youngster in the 60s. This retired postal service worker is now dedicating all his time to writing and touring with his music. His new CD, A Few More Miles To Go released on December 26th, 2019. Lee is our...
Steve Thomas Interview
Steve Thomas has been playing music since high school - winning the Galax fiddlers convention, and Virginia State mandolin championship right our of high school. Steve has a new band, The Time Machine, and a new CD in the works, Learn more in this...
Frances Mooney Interview
Frances Mooney has been playing bluegrass music for over 50 years - She joins me on this edition of Americana Music Profiles to talk about her interesting musical career and her new CD project, Wild and Free.
Sowell Family Band Interview
The Family Sowell is a family band from Knoxville, TN. Two of the band members, brother and sister, Abigail and John Mark join us for this edition of the Americana Music Profiles podcast to talk about being on tour as a family, and their new project,...
Andy Michaels Interview
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.