AM Radio

Background

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 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 www.dougschmude.net 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 […]
Welcome to episode #44 of AM Radio, on KX935, home of Human Crafted Radio – this episode we pay tribute to Chuck Berry, maybe the most influential pioneer of rock and roll – songwriter, performer… sit back and enjoy!
Lotsa great music in this episode #43 of AM Radio on KX935, Laguna’ only FM – new music from Ryan Adams, and others – sit back and enjoy!
Welcome to episode #42 of AM Radio – where AM stands for ‘Americana Music’ – on KX935, Laguna’s only FM.  Sit back and enjoy music from Neil Young, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Grateful Dead and much more. Also, tonight we pay tribute to Valerie Carter, recently passed, long-time backup singer to James Taylor, and […]
Here’s episode #40 of ‘AM Radio’, on KX93.5, where the ‘AM’ stands for ‘Americana Music’ – I hope you all have enjoyed listening to the music as I have!  Lot’s of great music in this episode, including new music from Rhiannon Giddens, the Old 97s, Ryan Adams! Enjoy…
Welcome to episode #40 of AM Radio – were the ‘AM’ stands for ‘Americana Music’.  This show is broadcast every Tuesday evening from 7-9pm on KX93.5, the only FM in Laguna Beach.  Music from Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell, Amanda Shires to delight your ears, as well as new music from Allison Krauss and Nikki Lane. […]
Welcome to AM Radio episode 38 – some favorites from Wilco, Laura Cantrell, Don Henley, Flaco Jiminez,  as well as new music from Nikki Lane – Enjoy!
Welcome to episode #37 of AM Radio – where the ‘AM’ stands for ‘Americana Music’, broadcast every Tuesday evening from 7-9pm on KX93.5, the only FM Radio Station in Laguna Beach. This episode is special – because we have The Fallen Stars, local legends from Huntington Beach – in studio for music, conversation, and *live* […]
Welcome to AM Radio, episode 35, part 2 – we’re broadcast every Tuesday night, 7-9pm – live over the airwaves (in Laguna Beach) and word-wide on the internet – from the Pearl St. studios of KX93.5 in Laguna Beach. This hour we feature Eagles, John Mellencamp, Blasters and more – enjoy!