SPIRIT AND ROOTS EPISODE #28 w/ JAMIE HOOVER & ELENA ROGERS – NOW UP ON MIXCLOUD

My featured guests for the 28th episode of Spirit and Roots were the North Carolina dream team of Jamie Hoover and Elena Rogers. 


We talked about how their collaboration works; how they go about writing; and what plans they have in the pipeline.


You can listen to the entire show and interview here:


Episode 28 Playlist

1/ THE CASUALS – Jesamine – Jesamine

2/ BONNIE LIGHT HORSEMAN – Deep In Love – Bonnie Light Horseman

3/ PETER WOLF & NEKO CASE – Green Fields of Summer – Midnight Souvenirs

4/ CHARLIE DANIELS – Longhaired Country Boy – Fire On The Mountain

5/ UNCLE WALT’S BAND – Don’t You Think I Feel It, Too – Uncle Walt’s Band

6/ WILCO – Impossible Germany – Sky Blue Sky

7/ THE KENNEDYS – Great Big World – The Case For Case

8/ GEORGE HARRISON – Run Of The Mill – All Things Must Pass

9/ THAT DOG – Old L.P – Old L.P

10/ ELENA ROGERS – Average Joe – Single

11/ HOOVER & MARTINEZ – The Scene Of The Cryin’ – Single

12/ ELENA ROGERS – Summer Sun – Single

13/ HOOVER & MARTINEZ – Battle Scars – Single

14/ BOB LIND – Maybe It’s The Rain

15/ OINGO BOINGO – Running On A Treadmill

16/ AL ANDERSON – Be My Woman Tonight – Al Anderson

17/ R.E.M – Strange Currencies – Monster

18/ DAVID KEENAN – Love In A Snug – A Beginner’s Guide To Bravery

19/ DOC WATSON – Leaving London – Portrait

All artist links can be found in the YouTube and MixCloud footnotes.

SPIRIT AND ROOTS EPISODE #27 w/ MATT HILL – NOW UP ON MIXCLOUD

My featured guest for the 27th episode of Spirit and Roots was Billy Bragg-endorsed British songwriter, Matt Hill.


We talked about his great new album, Savage Pilgrims, and what it means to him to be an artist and make music.


You can listen to the entire show and interview here:


Episode 27 Playlist

1/ STEVIE WONDER – Love’s In Need Of Love Today – Songs In The Key Of Life

2/ BESSIE JONES – You Better Mind – Get In Union

3/ DES HORSFALL & PETE TOWNSEND – Chameleon – The Bastard’s Tin

4/ SAM LEWIS – Runaway Bride – Solo

5/ PHOEBE BRIDGERS – Chinese Satellite – Punisher

6/ MATT HILL – Stone and Bone – Savage Pilgrims

7/ MATT HILL – Four Corners – Savage Pilgrims

8/ MATT HILL – If Love Should Rise – Savage Pilgrims

9/ GUY CLARK – Desperadoes Waiting On A Train – Old #1

10/ RYAN ADAMS – Oh My Sweet Carolina – Live

11/ THE LA’S – Looking Glass – The La’s

12/ THE HIGHWOMEN – Highwomen – The Highwomen

13/ ROD STEWART – The Killing of George (Part I and II) – Live 1976-1998: Tonight’s the Night

14/ MATT HILL – Save Your Pity – Savage Pilgrims

15/ JACKSON BROWNE – For A Dancer – Late For The Sky

All artist links can be found in the YouTube and MixCloud footnotes.

SPIRIT AND ROOTS EPISODE #26 w/ JOHN MCCUTCHEON – NOW UP ON MIXCLOUD

My featured guest for 26th episode of Spirit and Roots was the legendary John McCutcheon, American folk music’s renaissance man and 6-time Grammy Award nominee.


We talked about his new quarantine-inspired album; the influence of Pete Seeger and Woody Guthrie; and what it means to him to be an artist and make music.


You can listen to the entire show and interview here:


Episode 26 Playlist

1/ RHIANNON GIDDENS – At The Purchaser’s Option – Freedom Highway

2/ ANNA & ELIZABETH – Jeano – The Invisible Comes to Us

3/ STEVE EARLE – It’s About Blood – Ghosts of West Virginia

4/ MON LIKE THEE – Oldham Tinkers – A Fine Old English Gentleman

5/ ROBBIE FULKS – Baby Rocked Her Dolly – Upland Stories

6/ OLLABELLE – Riverside – Riverside Battle Stories

7/ SAM COOKE – Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen – Night Beat

8/ STICK IN THE WHEEL – White Copper Alley – Follow Them True

9/ DARRELL SCOTT – Men With Broken Hearts – Darrell Scott Sings the Blues of Hank Williams

10/ JOHN MCCUTCHEON – The Night John Prine Died – Cabin Fever: Songs from the Quarantine

11/ JOHN MCCUTCHEON – The Front Line – Cabin Fever: Songs from the Quarantine

12/ SI KAHN – Gone, Gonna Rise Again – Aragon Mill: The Bluegrass Sessions

13/ JOHN MCCUTCHEON – Sheltered In Place – Cabin Fever: Songs from the Quarantine

14/ WOODY GUTHRIE – 1913 Massacre – Struggle

15/ JOHN MCCUTCHEON – Christmas In The Trenches – Winter Solstice

16/ MARTIN CARTHY – Stitch In Time – Carthy Chronicles

17/ PETE SEEGER – We Shall Overcome – We Shall Overcome

18/ PETER CASE – Water From A Stone – HWY 62

19/ DAVID EASTERLING – My Soul To Keep – My Soul To Keep

20/ JIMMY LAFAVE – My Back Pages – Peace Town

All artist links can be found in the YouTube and MixCloud footnotes.

SPIRIT AND ROOTS EPISODE #25 w/ CHRIS WOOD – NOW UP ON MIXCLOUD

My featured guest for the 25th episode of Spirit and Roots was one of England’s best songwriters, Chris Wood – multiple winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Music Awards.


We talked about his love of Gillian Welch; the inspiration behind his songs; and the importance of folk music in preserving our stories ⭐️


You can listen to the entire show and interview here:


Episode 25 Playlist

1/ GREG TROOPER – They Call Me Hank – Live At the Rock Room

2/ JUNE TABOR – Out of Winter – Waltzing’s for Dreamers – A Quiet Eye

3/ JAMES MCMURTRY – We Can’t Make It Here Anymore – Childish Things

4/ RANDY NEWMAN – Louisiana 1927 – Good Old Boys

5/ NORMA WATERSON – Moving On Song – Joy of Living: A Tribute to Ewan MacColl

6/ ALISON KRAUSS & UNION STATION – The Captain’s Daughter – Johnny Cash: Forever Words

7/ CHRIS WOOD – This Love Won’t Let You Fail – So Much To Defend

8/ CHRIS WOOD – None The Wiser – None The Wiser

9/ NIC JONES – Rose of Allendale – Live at Knaresborough Folk Club, 1981

10/ CHRIS WOOD – Hollow Point – Handmade Life

11/ GILLIAN WELCH – Hard Times – The Harrow & The Harvest

12/ SHIRLEY & DOLLY COLLINS – Our Captain Cried All Hands – Anthems in Eden

13/ CHRIS JONES – Asparagus – Handmade Life

14/ QUIET LONER – As Precious As Life Gets – Spectrology

All artist links can be found in the YouTube and MixCloud footnotes.