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Americana music.
It was originally a marketing term for a broad spectrum of musical styles that didn’t fit into the mainstream radio genres; debate still rages as to what kind of music it actually describes. Many other names are thrown around: roots music, alt/country, country/rock, but as time goes on, the Americana genre, being ever inclusive, also celebrates music influenced by blues, bluegrass, folk, soul, R&B and rock.
Your guide on this trip is John Ford, Laguna Beach resident and musician, born and raised in Southern California, with an affinity for the melodic and harmonic sounds born of a confluence of styles in the South. Join John as he explores the world of Americana music!
Welcome to episode #57 of AM Radio – a bit of this and that in this episode, with a minor theme running through it – see if you can pick it out – enjoy!
Welcome to the 56th episode of AM Radio – in this installment, we feature a selection of material from the huge and influential career of T Bone Burnett, from launching the careers of the likes of The Counting Crows, Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings, to his musical direction in movies such as O Brother Where […]
Greetings americana aficionados – welcome to AM Radio episode #55 on KX93.5, the only FM in Laguna Beach! This week we have in-studio guests Blue Deux – a fantastic string duo featuring Elias Schwartzman on fiddle, and Calvin Anderson on guitar – spinning music from artists that have influenced them, and breaking out the instruments […]
Welcome to episode #54 of AM Radio, on KX93.5, in which we welcome Americana artist Lindi Ortega in studio conversation and music, including live performances of music from her newest EP ‘Till The Going Gets Gone”.
Welcome to AM Radio, episode #53 – thius week we are visited by Michael Ubaldini, the ‘Rock n Roll Poet’ – sharing some of his favorite music, and playing some of his own material live for us in the studio!  Great show – enjoy!
Welcome to AM Radio – episode #52 – which I guess means I’ve been doing this a year now! Thanks to the family at KX93.5 for letting me play all my favorite music every week! This week we pay tribute to recently passed Jimmy LaFave, and play new music from John Moreland, Jason Isbell, Justin […]
Welcome to AM Radio, episode #51 – where AM stands for Americana Music – broadcast every Tuesday evening from 7-9pm on KX93.5 – enjoy music from John Paul White, Jason Isbell, Drive-by-Truckers, Lindi Ortega and more!
Welcome to episode #50 (50!) of AM Radio – AM stands for Americana Music – this installment includes music from the Flying Burrito brothers, Dylan, Jason Isbell, and new music from Nikki Lane and Billy Bragg/Joe Henry – good stuff – sit back and enjoy!
Today (5/2/127) I had the pleasure of hosting a quartet of kids from Laguna Beach High School and Thurston Middle School – they were in-studio to talk about raising funds to travel to Knoxville, TN at the end of this month for the Global Finals of Destination Imagination – a team-based activity where they solve challenges […]
Welcome to AM Radio, episode #49 – this week our special in-studio guest is Doug Schmude – and what a great show we had!  A ton o’ fun – Doug picked *all* the music, and even played some!  Great guy! Check him out at Sit back, listen and enjoy!
Welcome to AM Radio, episode #48 – yes, the AM stands for ‘Americana Music’, and it only happens every Tuesday night from 7-9pm on KX93.5 – In this episode, we are paid a special visit from Lil’ Sassy and the Dirtdoggs – or more accurately, Kenny Cosca and Ashly Mowry, the core of the group […]
Hello – and welcome to the 47th episode of AM Radio, where the ‘AM’ stands for… well you know – but I found some great new music from Greg Graffin, The Wild Reeds – and some *local* new music from Watts & Wagner – just to start with. Sit back and enjoy!
Welcome to episode #46 of AM Radio – where the ‘AM’ stands for ‘Americana Music’ – which is what we do, every Tuesday, from 7-9pm here on KX935. Lots of new music this week from Ruthie Foster, Rhiannon Giddens, Jason Isbell, the Mavericks – and more!  Sit  ack and enjoy…
In this episode #45 of AM Radio on KX935, I am privileged to have as guest on my show the co-host of KX935’s own Radio Neighboring Show (heard from 10-12am every Saturday) – Ida Mae! Ida Mae and I trade songs, and geek out over some of our favorite Americana music – specifically, Texas Twang […]