JUNKYARD TWANG -- Paul Rolland
3 pm - 6 pm, Sundays -- Americana
Originally a rockin' alt.country format, now roots-based Americana variety featuring ALL NEW RELEASES. Creatively programmed into 6 half-hour sets (roots rock, junkyard twang, shamblin', alt.gospel, ladies choice, singer-songwriter), starts loud and upbeat, gradually mellows into what is essentially folk music. Expect the occasional curveball (swing jazz, protest, cowboy, dreadgrass, etc).
I'm a gainfully employed old guy. Still have hair, teeth, and most of my wits. Member of the music bureau. Review and language check 100-200+ new CDs a year for the station. Good ear. Decent guitarist. Live music hound, any style. If they can play, I'll go. Really admire bands that put a new spin on roots music like Old Crow Medicine Show and the Avett Brothers. Always looking for the next great singer-songwriter... just a person and a guitar... what more do you need?
(Spring 2008) Romantica – AMERICA, Eric Bibb – GET ONBOARD, Kathy Mattea – COAL, Gary Louris – VAGABONDS, Jim White – TRANSNORMAL SKIPEROO, The Wood Brothers –
LOADED, Tim O’Brien – CHAMELEON, Beat Circus – DREAMLAND, Old 97s – BLAME IT ON GRAVITY, Hayes Carll – TROUBLE IN MIND, Van Morrison – KEEP IT SIMPLE, Kathleen Edwards – ASKING FOR FLOWERS, The Waybacks – LOADED, Kris Delmhorst – SHOTGUN SINGER, Lissa Schneckenburger – SONG, Tom May – BLUE ROADS, RED WINE, Firewater - GOLDEN HOUR.
(Winter 2008) The Gougers - A LONG DAY FOR THE WEATHERVANE, Anders Osbourne - COMING DOWN, Eric Lindell - LOW ON CASH RICH ON LOVE, The Bridge - THE BRIDGE, Mando Saenz - BUCKET, Sugar Bayou - DANCE HALL INCIDENT, Drive-By Truckers - BRIGHTER THAN CREATIONS DARK, Shelby Lynne - JUST A LITTLE LOVIN', Lisa Haley - KING CAKE, Caroline Herring - LANTANA, Griffin House - FLYING UPSIDE DOWN, Ray Bonneville - GOIN' BY FEEL, The BoDeans - STILL.
(Summer 2007) Okkervil River - THE STAGE NAMES, David Olney - ONE TOUGH TOWN, Peter Karp - SHADOWS & CRACKS, Elana James - ELANA JAMES, Mike Farris - SALVATION IN LIGHTS, Gretchen Peters - BURNT TOAST & OFFERINGS, Lori McKenna - UNGLAMOROUS, Ryan Adams - EASY TIGER.
Check out my playlists on Spinitron and my show's MySpace site.