AM Radio


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 #68 of AM Radio (where the AM stands for Americana Music), featuring The Fallen Stars, local favorites from Anaheim.  We play songs of their choosing, and they play a few live as well – a good time had by all. Also, we pay tribute to Tom Petty, who’s sudden departure from this […]
Welcome to episode #67 of AM Radio (where AM stands for Americana Music).  Just a couple hours of good music from Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, Bell the Band, Ray Wylie Hubbard, new music from Lucinda Williams and Eilen Jewell – and much more! Enjoy…
Welcome to episode #66 of AM Radio – Americana Music Radio in Laguna Beach – tonight we spotlight nominees and winners from the Americana Music Association Honors & Awards show, held Wednesday, September 13th, in Nashville, at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum – as part of the yearly Americanafest. Listen and hear […]
Welcome to episode #65 of episode of AM Radio – this episode features my friend Bradley Weinholtz – Brad shares music that influenced him and his process, music from his latest CD ‘Alive at 55’ …and! he plays some of his tunes live in the KX935 Pearl St studio. Enjoy!
Welcome to AM Radio – episode #63 – AM stands for Americana Music, and we fill the Laguna Beach airwaves with just that kind of music every Tuesday night from 7-9pm – and of course you can stream it live on This episode is chockfull of great music fro Lucinda Williams, Lily *and* John […]
Welcome to episode #61 of AM Radio (where the AM stands for Americana Music), blasting great music from KX93.5, Laguna’s only FM – every Tuesday night from 7-9pm. This week, no theme – we’re just playing great music – tunes from Guy Clark, John Prine, Townes Van Zandt, Lindi Ortega, Brandi Carlile and much more […]
Welcome to AM Radio, episode #60!  This week we pay tribute to Glen Campbell, who recently passed – truly a loss for Country/Americana, and indeed the whole music world. Listen to recordings from not only Glen Campbell, but also the many other band’s sounds to which he contributed.  Enjoy!
Just a bunch of great music for this episode of AM Radio – Americana Music form The Flying Burrito Brothers, Emmylou Harris, Guy Clark, Lucinda Williams, Tedeschi Trucks Band and more! Enjoy…
This week on AM Radio (where the AM stands for Americana Music), we ran a theme – every song has something in common.  That commonality is… Emmylou Harris.  Her body of work includes not only her own music, but *pages, and pages* of credits – singing and playing with all of music’s legends and helping […]
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 […]