Year of October #1515

Phlecia & Josh Sullivan are Year of October, creatively and personally joined together. Originally from Kentucky, the band has been in Nashville for a few years, touring regionally and self-recording and self-producing their two albums thus far. Year of October is outside of our circle within Nashville, and I actually discovered them via Bandcamp!

Buy Year of October’s music here.


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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.


Farewell Drifters

Early features on Country Fried Rock, The Farewell Drifters, have shared a new video from their recent Music City Roots performance!


We did not podcast yet back in 2010, but here is what we had to say about their release at the time.

Buy The Farewell Drifters’ music in the iTunes store or over here on Amazon mp3 and physical music. We especially like their older record, Yellow Tag Mondays.

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 earning him a nomination for “Songwriter of the Year” at the First Annual Louisville Music Awards. Relentless performances ensued, while writing a new record. The new album, “Light of Day” is slated for release in April of 2014.

Buy Nick Dittmeier’s music here:

JD Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers #1338

JD Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers went electric on Wild Moon, and if you only knew their old time acoustic debut, Wake Up Sinners, and have not seen them live recently, you might be as shocked as audiences hearing Dylan go electric at Newport Folk Fest.  Well, maybe not, but that sort of hyperbole is de rigeur for showman, songwriter, harmonica player, illustrator, author, and cartoonist, JD Wilkes.  Frequently using his honorary moniker of “Colonel,” as in Kentucky Colonel, a distinction given by the governor to notable Kentuckians, Wilkes is the creative mind behind the entire sideshow and brand of the Dirt Daubers, including his latest book chronicling small town picking parties and barn dances across Kentucky.  He is as intense a conversationalist as you might imagine, spewing one-liners and ideas like hot popcorn without a lid.  I love his vision and how he ties everything together — like “performance art.”

Liner Notes

Sam Hadfield

UPDATE: 12/22/13 Just got a new video from Sam Hadfield!
Enjoy some new music from Sam Hadfield.

Buy his music here on Amazon .

Bryan Himes

I crossed paths with Bryan Himes on Twitter. He makes good music.

Here’s his bio:
Part Cherokee, part Chinese, part English, part Dutch,
Bryan Himes is a melting pot of Human DNA. Diversity is found in his Blues reaching into a rhythmic World view with a song for everyone.
Bryan has played with Everlast, Chip Taylor, Tommy Womack, Carrie Rodriguez, Paul ‘Wine” Jones, to name a few. His urgent
message to look inside and find your Power is inspirational.