Slim Jim Phantom declares that the Stray Cats were more country than anyone! Plus we talk about his new book, "A Stray Cat Struts: My Life As A Rockabilly Rebel," his love of jazz and prog, and all things rockabilly.
Mickey Raphael never officially got asked to join Willie Nelsons band, he was just never asked to leave, and has been going strong with him since 1973. On this weeks episode he blows a little harp and tells a few tales while sitting backstage at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles.
Taylor Goldsmith from Dawes goes deep on subjects like songwriting, growing up in Malibu, and how his band has the most mispronounced name in rock'n'roll!
Populism abounds in this conversation with the hardest working man in Americana - BJ Barham!
Cubs fan Lydia Loveless is determined to be "less of a punk ass this time around" while promoting her current record Real, and we believe her! Stay tuned until the end of the episode for her acoustic version of "Longer."
Singer/songwriter Robert Ellis might be my long lost cousin (by way of marriage, twice removed). He's also a phenomenal guitar player and we get deep in the weeds talking shop on this episode. Stay tuned to the end for his acoustic rendition of "Drivin'" from his self-titled latest record.
Tulsa, OK based singer/songwriter John Moreland discusses his childhood dreams of NBA stardom, the progression from punk rock to fingerstyle, his approach to songwriting, and even plays an unreleased track, "There's No Glory In Regret."
Chris and superstar boxing trainer Freddie Roach discuss preparation & planning for Manny Pacquiao's upcoming fight!
Amanda Shires talks Western Swing, balancing parenting with touring, & how showing up with gear that works sometimes is all you need to land a gig, on this week's episode of Walking The Floor!