This Texas native has spent much of his career in the liner notes of other artists' albums as a songwriter, having penned songs for Lee Ann Womack, Miranda Lambert, Midland and many more. Now he's back with a renewed focus on his own career as an artist.
This writer of idiosyncratic American folk has toured with Levon Helm, Bon Iver, and My Morning Jacket. He stops by the show to talk about his years on the road and his creative process in the studio.
This auteur of what has been called "murderfolk" music, discusses the origins of his dark musical tone and building an audience through relentless touring.
The namesake of this Mexo-Americana inspired outfit joins the show to talk about traveling to Mexico to learn about their folk music culture and building a touring and recording business over the last decade.
Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent make up this Charleston SC duo who are perennially at the vanguard of roots music.
The Ozarks raised troubadour discusses his early success in Europe, moving to the Texas Hill Country, and the advantages of working in your own studio.
This troubadour who originally hails from Wisconsin has played with Roseanne Cash, John Hiatt, Guy Clark and many others. He's built a following the old-fashioned way, great records and hard touring.
Michael Trotter Jr. and Tanya Blount are the married couple that make up this critically acclaimed band, they've shared the stage with Elvis Costello, John Prine, and Al Green among many others.
Musician and author Matthew Chaim joins us to discuss the opportunities that Web 3.0 will offer songwriters and artists in the digital realm.
This phenom from Oklahoma talks about his early years playing music the Pentecostal church and recording his latest album with indie-rock stalwart John Agnello.
This founding member of the critically celebrated group Big Thief steps into the spotlight with his latest solo effort and stops by the show to talk about his musical journey.
The Semisonic frontman and writer of Adele's hit "Someone Like You" stops by the show to tell the stories behind composing his hits on our 100th episode special.
This troubadour from Louisiana found his commercial success in music later in life; he reflects on the journey that brought him to that peak.
This critically acclaimed songwriter and Rounder Records recording artist stops by to talk about her musical underpinnings.
The songwriter at the vanguard of modern folk music returns to the show to talk about his journey through addiction and back into sobriety.
Ben Nichols, the leader of this seminal Memphis rock outfit, stops by the show to talk about his journey so far.
The Texas troubadour now makes his home in Nashville and he returns to our show to tell us how he's making his way in art and business these days.
Taylor Goldsmith, the songwriter and singer for this L.A. rock quartet, stops by the show to discuss how they almost didn't record their first hit, the reason they committed to touring so heavily, and the gratitude he feels for his musical journey so far.
This Indiana-born musician co-founded indie rock stalwarts Blake Babies with Juliana Hatfield, was a member of The Lemonheads during the peak of their success, and now runs the iconic roots music label Rounder Records.
The St. Louis by way of Michigan troubadour talks about her time touring as a side-woman in other people's bands and how she stepped into the spotlight to front her own project.
Sean and Sara Watkins are a sibling musical duo who got their start on the national stage in the bluegrass group Nickel Creek, they stop by the show to talk about their writing with archetypes and their new album.
The Alberta native discusses his unique style of country balladry, growing up in the tradition of Cowboy music, and staying fiercely independent.