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Turchi #1413

Turchi #1413

Turchi’s new album, Can’t Bury Your Past, comes out this week on Devil Down Records. How Reed Turchi has time to write, record, and tour behind a record is a mystery of space and time. As label director for the recently revived Ardent Music (part of the larger Ardent Studios family), Turchi spends most of […]

Featured Archive:  #1212 James McMurtry

Featured Archive: #1212 James McMurtry

Some songwriters craft tunes with the intent of making social commentary, but rarely do those same songs last through two Presidencies and manage to incite emotion from both sides of the political aisle. Such is the case for James McMurtry, who observes what he sees, but does not claim control of where his songs may […]

Jonny “2 Bags” Wickersham #1412

Jonny “2 Bags” Wickersham #1412

I did not grow up with country music. The first time I heard “Ring Of Fire,” was on a Social Distortion album. So for me, twang comes from a punk source as logically as it does anywhere else, and Southern California has a distinct take on the music that I love. One of the first […]

Featured Archive: #1213 Patrick Sweany

Featured Archive: #1213 Patrick Sweany

AmericanaFest always amazes me: such an incredible collection of roots music showcases, where it is impossible to catch every “must see” show.

Alumni Update

Belle Adair Audiovore Session

Belle Adair Audiovore Session

Our alumni, Belle Adair, and our friends at the Audiovore, recently filmed a great session! Buy Belle Adair’s music h or here on iTunes.

New Country Rehab

New Country Rehab

Country Fried Rock alumni, New Country Rehab, are offering their latest EP for free download! Buy their music here on Amazon or here on iTunes.

Lingua Musica:  Danny Barnes

Lingua Musica: Danny Barnes

Country Fried Rock alum, Danny Barnes, is a smart, interesting, experienced guy, who happens to be an incredible musician pushing the edges of what a banjo can do and challenging how listeners may think it should sound.  His lyrics are usually hilarious, but often sweet and thoughtful, too.  I have seen him play with Yonder […]

Nu-Blu

Nu-Blu

In our first full season, we featured a bluegrass band from North Carolina, Nu-Blu. Here’s a new video from their recent homegrown series for y’all! Buy Nu-Blu’s music h or here on iTunes.

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Bonnaroo

Bonnaroo

Dex Romweber Duo #1410

Dex Romweber Duo #1410

Dex Romweber Duo‘s brand new album, Images 13, derives its name from the cover art, an existing piece from Romweber’s own portfolio, although not enumerating the tracks (of which there are 12). Romweber was particularly forthcoming in our conversation, reflecting on his affinity for film noir, working with his friends in music, and how he […]

The Woggles #1408

The Woggles #1408

The Professor Mighty Manfred of The Woggles flips between his radio persona and reflective musician, as if he momentarily forgets that he is being recorded and just…talks. As a daily host on Little Steven’s Underground Garage on SiriusXM, his garage rock expertise and larger-than-life character make listeners smile. As the frontman for The Woggles for […]

Featured Archive:  #1229 Jimbo Mathus

Featured Archive: #1229 Jimbo Mathus

Best of 2012 musician, Jimbo Mathus, has a new album out called Dark Night Of The Soul. Please enjoy this archived program following his EP, Blue Light, in anticipation of White Buffalo. The podcast at the bottom of this page is still one of our most popular. –SS Jimbo Mathus describes himself as “original,” a […]

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Leaked Tracks

The Wilhelms

The Wilhelms

Enjoy this song from the Wilhelms — click the downward-pointing arrow to download the song, if you would like. Buy music from The Wilhelms on BandCamp.

Ray Bonneville

Ray Bonneville

Download this new track, “Love Is Wicked,” from Ray Bonneville’s new album, Easy Gone.

Blitzen Trapper

Blitzen Trapper

Ooh! We just got this free album outtake from Blitzen Trapper‘s 2013 album, VII. I’m looking forward to catching them this spring as they head my way twice. It’s been about 4 years since I saw a Trapper show, and I cannot wait. Buy Blitzen Trapper’s music here on Amazon.

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Robert J. Hunter

Robert J. Hunter

Download this free tune from Robert J. Hunter! I also like the traack, “Turning,” on the EP. Buy Robert J. Hunter’s music here on Amazon. From his bio: Thriving on the cold winters and the melancholy breeze. Gruff but dulcet tones. Moving from island life in Guernsey to the big smoke of London, writing, performing […]

CFR Video Picks

Nick Dittmeier “Light Of Day”

Nick Dittmeier “Light Of Day”

Nick Dittmeier is a singer-songwriter from southern Indiana. He fronted the alt-country band Slithering Beast for five years. In early 2013, he branched out and started performing under his own name and established a new band. His first release was an EP called “Extra Better.” It garnered local and regional attention and radio play, while […]

Lingua Musica Live:  Aaron Burdett

Lingua Musica Live: Aaron Burdett

Aaron Burdett is a well-known songwriter from Western North Carolina, but lesser-known outside of the region. His most recent album, Fruits Of My Labor, continues his path in the Americana style, fusing blues and bluegrass with with his acoustic folk songs. The result translates well to both full-band and solo performances, such as his recent […]

Belle Adair

Belle Adair

Country Fried Rock alumni, Belle Adair, of Alabama have made their mark at SXSW, stopped in for another CXCW (Couch By CouchWest), and filmed a couple videos recently. Check out our conversation with them here. Buy Belle Adair’s music here on Amazon or here on iTunes.    

Drive-By Truckers “Sh!+ Shots Count”

Drive-By Truckers “Sh!+ Shots Count”

From their brand new album, English Oceans. NSFW language Buy the Drive-By Truckers’ latest album here on Amazon.

Random Goodness

Coming Soon To Lingua Musica Live

Coming Soon To Lingua Musica Live

Grab your seat now for Lingua Musica Live near Asheville, North Carolina Friday, 4/4 at 7:30 PM: Western NC’s Red June, who will perform music from their forthcoming record Ancient Dreams Buy Red June’s music here on Amazon or Red June on iTunes. Saturday, 4/19: Asheville’s Emily Easterly with an interview followed by her performance […]

Knights Of Mentis

Knights Of Mentis

Knights Of Mentis from the UK have a new record out, New Pound Coin. Enjoy! Buy Knights of Mentis’ music here on Amazon or here on iTunes. New Pound Coin by The Knights of Mentis

Dos Ringos

Dos Ringos

Couch By Couch West gets better every year, and has hit the point where there’s no way I can post every fabulous moment. Here’s a band we discovered this year that you may enjoy, Dos Ringos. Buy Dos Ringos’ music here on Amazon or here on iTunes.

? & The Mysterians

? & The Mysterians

I have loved “96 Tears” by ? & The Mysterions my whole life. I’ve never known anything about the band until this recent post in Vice. Not really sure I get the whole “punk or not” discussion, but this song is critical in the garage rock influences in my personal playlist of life. Buy ? […]

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