Elijah Wald talks about Bob Dylan’s infamous electrified performance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.
Elijah Wald shares a ton of great stories about Dave Van Ronk.
Joe Bussard’s collection of old 78s is believed to be the best in the world. Joe shares stories of how he found these records while going door to door in rural Appalachia in the1950s and beyond.
Otis talks about the events that lead to Woody Guthrie writing his iconic classic, This Land Is Your Land.
Bob Mehr, author of Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements, shares stories about The Replacements’ ill fated and sometimes disastrous gigs in Nashville.
Pete Finney talks about the wonderfully strange and disorganized time he spent playing pedal steel with the great Doug Sahm.
Pete Finney is the co-curator of the Dylan, Cash and The Nashville Cats exhibit at The Country Music Hall Of Fame and he shares a ton of great stories about Dylan’s friendship with Cash and how it changed how we… Continue Reading
Otis talks about Billy Holiday’s version of Strange Fruit and the 1930 lynching in Marion, Indiana that inspired it.
Ken Sanders talks about his friendship with Edward Abbey and shares stories about Abbey’s friendship with Robert Crumb.
Duncan Phillips talks about his father, Utah Phillips and shares stories about the legendary folk singer, joining the Army, fighting in the Korean War, writing Rock Salt And Nails, Rosalie Sorrels, Dylan, Johnny Cash stories, Ammon Hennacy, riding trains, running… Continue Reading
Jeremy Harmon of the Salt Lake Tribune talks about the life, death and legacy of iconic folk singer, Joe Hill.
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Gurf Morlix talks about Marty Robbins’ classic album, Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs.
Otis tells the personal, painful and hilarious story of when he and Amy left their home Indiana and moved to Nashville.
John Knowles shares stories about his friendship with Jerry Reed.