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Country Fried Rock features interviews with roots rock musicians, like hanging out at a late-night diner after a show. The topic is music, but the podcast itself does not contain music.

Country Fried Rock features interviews with roots rock musicians, like hanging out at a late-night diner after a show. The topic is music, but the podcast itself does not contain music.

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United States

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Podcasts

Description:

Country Fried Rock features interviews with roots rock musicians, like hanging out at a late-night diner after a show. The topic is music, but the podcast itself does not contain music.

Language:

English


Episodes

Crush Rush #2008

6/13/2020
Photojournalist, Crush Rush, shares the power of images in historic events. With frank conversation about the importance of photojournalism, anti-racism, and his experience as a Black man in America, we delve into some of the difficult topics necessary to change our world. If you "don't like talking about this stuff all the time," you need to listen to this podcast.

Duration:00:32:35

IDWTTY #2007

5/22/2020
Read Cowtownchad’s (AKA Chad Cochran) photo essays about mental health, I Didn’t Want to Tell You –IDWTTY, as part of Country Fried Rock podcast miniseries, Rock N Roll Book Club. Chad Cochran, known in the photography world as Cowtownchad, coaxes comfortable photos from uncomfortable subjects — both the people and the topics. As he transitioned...

Duration:00:07:27

The Muscle Shoals Legacy of FAME #2006

5/22/2020
Read The Muscle Shoals Legacy of FAME by Blake Ells, part of the Country Fried Rock podcast miniseries, Rock N Roll Book Club. Blake Ells loves music and Alabama. Ells ties together his passion for the music made in his home state with his journalistic storytelling. The resulting book brings the history of Aretha Franklin...

Duration:00:12:46

Judy Blank #1907

9/24/2019
Dutch Americana songwriter Judy Blank records in Nashville. Blank tours in Europe because of the prohibitive cost of US work visas for musicians. American audiences will have to live off videos and her album, Morning Sun, to enjoy her take on nuanced songwriting. European Americana Songwriter While hip hop prevails among younger audiences in the...

Duration:00:10:30

Cafe Rooster Records #1906

9/24/2019
Sally Jaye runs Cafe Rooster Records. The songwriter, musician, and creative entrepreneur crafts her own art. Through her independent music label, she elevates that of others, too. Jaye’s ear for art pushes boundaries. She refuses to stagnate creatively, nor allow others to wallow in complacency, either. The Minks just released their debut LP on Cafe...

Duration:00:06:49

Beth Bombara #1903

9/24/2019
Midwestern roots rocker, Beth Bombara, recently released Evergreen. After regular touring, Bombara headed to the Rocky Mountains to clear her head. The mountain air let her reset mentally, and when she returned to St. Louis, Bombara wrote the songs for her new album. Bombara and her band honed their communication through a solid tour schedule....

Duration:00:09:49

I Didn't Want to Tell You by Cowtownchad #1902

9/24/2019
Chad Cochran, the photographer known as Cowtownchad, created his I Didn’t Want to Tell You, Normalizing the Conversation About Mental Health project nearly 5 years ago. With a fully crafted concept, Cowtownchad refined his approach, and recently debuted the first part of this series via the coincidentally-titled No Depression roots music magazine. (The magazine title...

Duration:00:08:43

Fox Theatre Revival #1901

9/12/2019
What could get us out of semi-retirement more than a member of R.E.M. playing our favorite venue? Nothing! Grab your tickets to the Fox Theatre Revival, hosted by Kevn Kinney of Drivin N Cryin. The show happens Friday 9/13/19 at the fabulous Fox Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia. Drive-By Truckers, Michelle Malone, and Dodd Ferrelle and...

Duration:00:10:39

Don Gallardo #1805

5/18/2018
Don Gallardo‘s latest album, Still Here, shares his signature sound with fresh vocal phrasing and deep instrumentation. The lush, beautiful album leans more folk-country or indie folk than the current "take" on Americana music. Subtle background vocals and harmony complement Gallardo's voice. Notable contributors include Erin Rae and Luella. Gallardo shares raw, honest insight into independent music making. He reveals the situation that nearly ended the album mid-recording. While many...

Duration:00:25:47

Caleb Caudle #1804

2/18/2018
Caleb Caudle‘s new album, Crushed Coins, builds dreamy, ethereal landscapes. The newest Country Fried Rock podcast (below) features an in-depth conversation with Caudle about recording in Los Angeles and Nashville and expanding his sound. With familiar players from his previous albums, Caudle found new sounds by keeping the plan flexible. The pedal steel goes ambient rather than country, yet it's clearly a Caleb Caudle record. Partnering with Cornelius Chapel Records and touring extensively...

Duration:00:20:23

JD Wilkes #1803

2/8/2018
Debut Studio Solo Album from JD Wilkes of Legendary Shack Shakers JD Wilkes, the vibrant front man of the Legendary Shack Shakers and the Dirt Daubers, releases his debut studio solo album, Fire Dream. Bruce Watson of Fat Possum Records produced, calling upon his Mississippi hill country cadre of stellar players, including fellow Country Fried Rock alum, Jimbo Mathus (also of Squirrel Nut Zippers), Matt Patton (Drive-By Truckers), and Dr. Sick. Fire Dream whirls like a sideshow fire dancer,...

Duration:00:25:45

Tim Nielsen of Drivin N Cryin #1802

1/17/2018
Atlanta's Home Town Band Tim Nielsen co-founded Drivin N Cryin with Kevn Kinney in Atlanta in 1985. Drivin N Cryin were hometown heroes before their debut album, Scarred But Smarter, was even released, as R.E.M. had already "made it huge" for a Georgia band by then. Whisper Tames the Lion was their major label release on Island Records, who also re-released SBS. By the time Mystery Road came out, Drivin N Cryin were on the road to major rock band stardom. Catch the almost-rise, and...

Duration:00:13:57

Banditos Announce Their Third Album

1/9/2018
Nashville via Birmingham band, Banditos drop hints about their third album. Their current release, Visionland, was named for a defunct amusement park in rural Alabama. Between 200 shows a year, the band finds new ways to spark creativity and connect with their music.

Duration:00:17:23

In Memory of Chris Porter: Shonna Tucker #1707

11/19/2017
Shonna Tucker emerged from self-imposed music exile to play bass for Chris Porter‘s final album, Don’t Go Baby It’s Gonna Get Weird Without You. After she left the Drive-By Truckers, she formed a band and released a great album that we featured on a previous podcast. Later, she questioned whether she was meant to play music, and drove a tractor and fed pigs on a farm. Porter’s call to Tucker to play bass came at the perfect time and was just what she needed to jump back into music with both...

Duration:00:22:54

In Memory of Chris Porter: The Mastersons #1706

11/6/2017
Friendships run deep when you are a musician, and those with whom you can pick up right where you left off after months on the road become family. Chris Porter had a gift for forging deep, fast friendships with people in every little town he toured across the country, but especially with his tight-knit chosen family of fellow "lifers." Eleanor Whitmore and Chris Masterson of The Mastersons were family for Porter. Integral to the sound of his prior album, This Red Mountain, they dropped into...

Duration:00:14:17

In Memory of Chris Porter: Will Johnson #1705

10/30/2017
Will Johnson (Centro-Matic, South San Gabriel) produced Chris Porter‘s final album, Don't Go Baby It's Gonna Get Weird Without You, as well as his previous record, This Red Mountain. Both albums were recorded with Johnson producing and Britton Beisenherz engineering and mixing at Ramble Creek Studio in Austin, Texas. The bands differed in each project, as did Porter's vision for each album. On Don't Go Baby, Porter was ready for a rollicking rock record, bringing in multi-instrumentalist...

Duration:00:25:12

In Memory of Chris Porter: Andrea Juarez #1704

10/16/2017
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 his album, Don't Go Baby It's Gonna Get Weird Without You, which he had recorded in marathon sessions with Will Johnson (Centro-Matic) producing, and Shonna...

Duration:00:16:33

Sally Jaye #1703

10/6/2017
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 fellow co-founder Brian Wright's album, The Sneak Ups. Within the first year, Cafe Rooster also released their first two albums "outside" the...

Duration:00:21:30

Boo Ray's Sea of Lights Now on Vinyl

10/1/2017
Boo Ray recently released Sea of Lights on vinyl, the debut release from Kindercore record pressing in Athens, GA. With a fresh mastering for vinyl and successful showcase at AmericanaFest 2017, Boo Ray and his band continue to tour the US with his distinct brand of Jerry Reed-inspired rock and roll. He’s a heckuva picker and performer and just as laid back and easy-going as you could imagine, laughing at his own jokes because they’re funny.

Duration:00:08:53