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In Memory of Chris Porter:  Andrea Juarez #1704

In Memory of Chris Porter: Andrea Juarez #1704

Andrea Juarez never planned to release an album, but it seemed like the best way to honor her fiance, Chris Porter, who passed away on tour October 2016, when their van was rear-ended on the interstate. Mitchell Vandenburg also was killed, and Adam Nurre miraculously survived the horrific wreck. Porter was mostly finished with tracking […]

By October 16, 2017 Read More →
Sally Jaye #1703

Sally Jaye #1703

Sally Jaye launched Cafe Rooster Records with a legendary guerrilla party at AmericanaFest 2016 in Nashville, TN. The cooperative record label began with friend and co-founder, Darrin Bradbury’s album, Elmwood Park, quickly adding a vinyl release of Jaye’s band, Ladies Gun Club, a vinyl re-issue of her solo album, Amarillo, and a digital release of […]

By October 6, 2017 Read More →
Drivin N Cryin:  Mystery Road Re-issued

Drivin N Cryin: Mystery Road Re-issued

It’s crazy and weird and fantastic to have bands I snuck out of the house to see (R.E.M. and Drivin N Cryin) continue to matter to music fans so much that their albums get re-issued. I’m pretty sure I’ve told y’all the story of not getting hired at a Columbus, Ohio, radio station in the […]

By September 27, 2017 Read More →
How to Cold Pitch Digital Media for DIY Musicians

How to Cold Pitch Digital Media for DIY Musicians

After decades working in corporate radio, print and digital media, and PR, I’ve developed a few tips for independent musicians to increase the likelihood of gaining media coverage. At the AmericanaFest 2017 conference, I mentored several songwriters in quick ten-minute sessions. Everyone should have access to the #PRoTip nuggets of wisdom, so spread the word! […]

By September 21, 2017 Read More →
“Shit Got Dark” from Upcoming Posthumous Album, Porter & the Bluebonnet Rattlesnakes

“Shit Got Dark” from Upcoming Posthumous Album, Porter & the Bluebonnet Rattlesnakes

Long-time pal and friend to everyone he ever met, Chris Porter‘s final album, Don’t Go Baby It’s Gonna Get Weird Without You from Porter & the Bluebonnet Rattlesnakes, will be released 10/20 on Cornelius Chapel Records. Porter recorded with fellow Country Fried Rock alumni and friends, Will Johnson (Centro-Matic), John Calvin Abney, Shonna Tucker (former […]

By September 11, 2017 Read More →
Gift & Gear Guide

Gift & Gear Guide

Here are some of the nifty items we have enjoyed this year: Amazon Gift Cards: Let Them Buy Whatever They Want Ear Filters: we like Etymotic, Alpine, and EarPeace HD for long-wear comfort Bluetooth Tracker Devices: Find lost items with Trackr Superior Business Cards from MOO Paleo Meals to Go: Lightweight, Tasty MREs Without Soy […]

By December 13, 2016 Read More →
In Memory of Chris Porter, Part 1

In Memory of Chris Porter, Part 1

As most of y’all know, our friend, Chris Porter, passed away in a terrible car wreck while on tour (along with touring partner, Mitch Vandenburg, and survived by drummer, Adam Nurre). I’ve been going through my old hard drives to the early days of this show, when it was a daily feature on select country […]

By November 3, 2016 Read More →
AmericanaFest 2016

AmericanaFest 2016

Decided to do a quick podcast update from my 3 favorites at AmericanaFest 2016. Lots more video to come, but here’s a taste of my favorite band that I did not previously know: Ladies Gun Club (Sally Jaye/Sarah Roberts). I also dug a #CFRalumni band that I had never seen play live and the band […]

By September 29, 2016 Read More →
PREMIERE Jon Latham “Lifers”

PREMIERE Jon Latham “Lifers”

Jon Latham‘s pals are lifers. Capturing the heart of why Country Fried Rock exists, Lifers highlights songwriters who create because they must — driven to write, driving in vans. In this song premiere of the title track, dedicated listeners to this radio show will be able to guess who the song is about: a couple […]

By September 19, 2016 Read More →
PREMIERE:  Scott Low “Kiss You Again”

PREMIERE: Scott Low “Kiss You Again”

Country Fried Rock alum, Scott Low, feels like he is finally getting life right. Since we featured his (former) band, Efren, years ago, Low has released several records and toured relentlessly, but his personal life has had enough upheaval for several lifetimes. Lucky for us, Low writes about all of it. On his upcoming album, […]

By June 7, 2016 Read More →
Spring Tee 2016

Spring Tee 2016

Woohoo! Order your 2016 Spring tee today. ┬áSale ends 13 April 2016.  

By March 23, 2016 Read More →
Best of 2015

Best of 2015

Our listeners choose Country Fried Rock’s Best of 2015 list by streaming or downloading our podcasts throughout the year. Usually, this leads to a very clear selection of songwriters, but there were several ties this year, so the Top 10 are actually the top 14! Even better! As always, thank you so much for listening […]

By November 30, 2015 Read More →