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Jim White #1501

Jim White #1501

Jim White’s songwriting and visual art are some of the tangible fruits of his sometimes dark thoughts, but he is not the tortured Southern Gothic poet of his past. When Packway Handle Band (previously featured on Country Fried Rock HERE), sought White’s assistance in producing their new record, they ended up collaborating in a back […]

By January 26, 2015 Read More →
The Mastersons #1427

The Mastersons #1427

The Mastersons’ second album, Good Luck Charm, shares Eleanor Whitmore and Chris Masterson’s depth of connection both personally and after hundreds of shows together. Whether playing as a duo or band, they communicate musically in a way that brings the audience in, never crossing over into uncomfortable intimacy or leaving out the listener. Whitmore and […]

By November 13, 2014 Read More →
Ben Glover #1426

Ben Glover #1426

I first discovered Ben Glover’s music when I interviewed Mary Gauthier. They had just returned from touring overseas together and she mentioned some songs they were writing; turns out, one of these is mentioned in this conversation. Even more “the internet makes for a small world” freaky, Glover has also been part of fellow featured […]

By October 22, 2014 Read More →
Steelism #1425

Steelism #1425

The first time I saw Steelism play, I did not realize that they had their own band going; I was at The 5 Spot in East Nashville where they were just returning from a European run with Caitlin Rose. I knew they were sought-after players in mainstream pop country from various television awards shows, but […]

By September 29, 2014 Read More →

Alumni Update

Best Of 2014

Best Of 2014

Country Fried Rock’s listeners vote with their visits for our “Best of” lists. Combining podcast downloads with website traffic and run through a factor of the time since the program’s debut, the magic math machine yields our Top 13 of 2014! 13. Dex Romweber Duo 12. Corb Lund 11. Devil Makes 3 10. Dom Flemons […]

By December 20, 2014 Read More →
John Moreland

John Moreland

John Moreland has been called a “grand secret waiting to be uncovered.” Fans who have already discovered this Tulsa, Oklahoma musician can’t get enough. He was one of the talented musicians we featured in Oklahoma: The State of Songwriting, though his appeal reaches far beyond the Midwest. The gritty cable TV hit Sons of Anarchy […]

By November 3, 2014 Read More →
Top 5 Emerging Oklahoma Songwriters

Top 5 Emerging Oklahoma Songwriters

Oklahoma is rich with material for folk music. It’s where hardheaded pioneers met hardscrabble conditions; where tradition and progress converge and conflict; where tornadoes sweep across the plains; and where the dusty open road beckons from all directions. Songs from the state continue to seep into the psyche of the American songwriter, and often-covered pieces […]

By September 27, 2014 Read More →
Tea Leaf Green

Tea Leaf Green

Our 2013 alumni, Tea Leaf Green, have been “leaking” the tracks from their new album one by one. As Trevor Garrod shared in our conversation, the band has not shied away from making massive changes in their sound or lineup, and this roller coaster keeps the ride interesting. LISTEN Unfortunately, you cannot listen to this […]

By August 21, 2014 Read More →

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Best Of 2014

Best Of 2014

Country Fried Rock’s listeners vote with their visits for our “Best of” lists. Combining podcast downloads with website traffic and run through a factor of the time since the program’s debut, the magic math machine yields our Top 13 of 2014! 13. Dex Romweber Duo 12. Corb Lund 11. Devil Makes 3 10. Dom Flemons […]

By December 20, 2014 Read More →
John Moreland

John Moreland

John Moreland has been called a “grand secret waiting to be uncovered.” Fans who have already discovered this Tulsa, Oklahoma musician can’t get enough. He was one of the talented musicians we featured in Oklahoma: The State of Songwriting, though his appeal reaches far beyond the Midwest. The gritty cable TV hit Sons of Anarchy […]

By November 3, 2014 Read More →
Bourbon Country Playlist

Bourbon Country Playlist

Kentucky breeds great music, not just bourbon, basketball and bluegrass. From barn dances to enormous festivals, the state has a thriving and diverse music scene that pairs perfectly with bourbon. Click here to listen to the playlist.

By August 31, 2014 Read More →
The Infamous Stringdusters #1420

The Infamous Stringdusters #1420

The Infamous Stringdusters tour so much that they even have their own festival, The Festy, with a fabulous lineup including our alumni, New Country Rehab. Chris Pandolfi and Andy Hall are so in sync that they alternate answering questions and finish each others’ sentences. For their fifth album, Let It Go, the Stringdusters opted to produce […]

Random Goodness

Andrew Combs

Andrew Combs

Andrew Combs has a new record coming out 3 March 2015! Look for lots of European dates in January and February. (I couldn’t find a website, just a Bandcamp page for him.)

By December 28, 2014 Read More →
JD McPherson

JD McPherson

Woohoo! JD McPherson finally has a new album, Let The Good Times Roll, coming out in February 2015! He’ll be touring the Netherlands, UK, France, & Belgium in January ahead of the release.

By December 27, 2014 Read More →
Year Of October

Year Of October

I missed this band this past year and wish I had listened earlier. Year Of October has a new album, called Golden Days, and their previous one, Stories, is available for free on Bandcamp.

By December 26, 2014 Read More →
Top 5 Emerging Oklahoma Songwriters

Top 5 Emerging Oklahoma Songwriters

Oklahoma is rich with material for folk music. It’s where hardheaded pioneers met hardscrabble conditions; where tradition and progress converge and conflict; where tornadoes sweep across the plains; and where the dusty open road beckons from all directions. Songs from the state continue to seep into the psyche of the American songwriter, and often-covered pieces […]

By September 27, 2014 Read More →