Episodes

#1130 Jimmy Wallace

#1130 Jimmy Wallace

We first heard Jimmy Wallace’s tribute to the Peanuts cartoon characters at the Station Inn, Nashville, during Americana Music Festival 2010, capping off a showcase from his other band, 18 South. Little did we realize at the time, that two of our favorite records of the year involved the same piano-player from Louisiana. After years on […]

#1007 Courtney Jaye

#1007 Courtney Jaye

…perhaps the oddest description we have ever read for an album. Jaye’s latest release highlights her lovely voice on songs that meld her beloved Kauai and her Nashville locale. Ethereal connotes breathy, but her voice is crisply clean, angelic but powerful. Jaye sings without overwhelming her songs, unlike many women with such vocal prowess and […]

#1103 The Mother Truckers

#1103 The Mother Truckers

Teal Collins and Josh Zee of Austin’s The Mother Truckers both grew up in music-filled homes.  Teal’s dad was a jazz DJ and friends with Les Paul, while Josh’s dad was a folk singer who taught him to play guitar.  They each learned to play while young, with some differing forays into performance.  Collins started […]

2011 Archives Stephanie Fagan

2011 Archives Stephanie Fagan

Stephanie Fagan married, started her second record, moved to Germany, waved her husband goodbye while he went to Iraq, returned to South Carolina, finished the record, played to a standing room only CD release party, and went home to Germany–all in less than a year. The twenty-something songwriter from the country takes it all in […]

#1170 Blackberry Smoke

#1170 Blackberry Smoke

Looking like the lost love children of Lynyrd Skynyrd and the Allman Brothers Band–in a good way–Blackberry Smoke rocks a country tune.  Charlie Starr brings his father’s appreciation for old time bluegrass gospel together with his mother’s love for Elton John, the Beatles, and Bob Dylan, and his own early rock influences of the Rolling […]

#1101 Dehlia Low

#1101 Dehlia Low

The second of our musicians with names derived from card playing, Dehlia Low brings their twist on old time music to new audiences.  Greg Stiglets, “Stig,” began playing an air organ as a child, rocking popular movie themes, and picked up the guitar at 14 when he realized that instrument held more appeal for teenage […]

#1002 Stonehoney

#1002 Stonehoney

Driving back from the beach in a torrential storm, I finally pulled off in an abandoned hotel parking lot near UCLA (Upper Conway, Lower Aynor, South Carolina) when the wind was blowing the rain sideways and my econobox was hydroplaning.  About 15 other trucks and cars waited for the rain to let up.  I opened the […]

#1001 Danny Barnes

#1001 Danny Barnes

…not your typical “Dueling Banjos” style at all. Country Fried Rock chatted with Danny Barnes about his recent album Pizza Box and his mathematical, but not mechanical, songwriting style. Pizza Box streams live on his site, and can be purchased digitally or via CD. Barnes explains his motives for creating and following his own lead […]

FEATURED ARCHIVE #1151 Joe Pug

FEATURED ARCHIVE #1151 Joe Pug

Joe Pug spent three years and countless dollars studying to be a playwright, only to discover that he really likes to read.  While college may not have been the correct format for his writing, he brings a lot of theatre theory to his songwriting.  Pug humbly describes his room for growth with arrangements in his […]

FEATURED ARCHIVE Nora Jane Struthers

FEATURED ARCHIVE Nora Jane Struthers

UPDATE June 2013: Nora Jane Struthers’ latest album, Carnival, is a great extension of her writing and playing.  She’s no longer pulling double-duty with Bearfoot, and has put together a fun new band, The Party Line. Buy this record HERE ON AMAZON or HERE ON ITUNES. Nora Jane Struthers is one of the most intelligent […]