Jim Hoke, Aqua Man – 9.2.15

  Music City Roots has something in common with what I love about baseball, in that even though the big picture stays constant, every episode brings something new and surprising. Take this week. It’s Friday morning and I’m on the phone with master musician Jim Hoke, getting some background on his vintage suave band Aqua… Read more »

The Love Show – MCR 8.26.15
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Get comfortable; this could take a while. Wednesday’s Roots was like two shows in one, each with its own personality and integrity. Act One featured three wildly different but complimentary musical visions. Act Two was a coming out party for a superb album by a beloved Nashville musician. Together they added up to a night… Read more »

Andrea Zonn’s “Rise”
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This week’s show will be epic for all of us and a bit personal for me. Last winter I got a call asking to help out with the press notes for an upcoming album by a musician I’ve long admired and a person I adore, Nashville fiddler, singer and songwriter Andrea Zonn. That led to… Read more »

Roots Radio Interview with Phil Madeira

Phil Madeira has been a quiet accomplice to some of the finest roots music projects of the past decade. He’s been a band member for Buddy Miller and Emmylou Harris. He’s also a prolific songwriter and producer who earned acclaim for his anthology Mercyland: Hymns for the Rest of Us. Phil talks with Craig about… Read more »