Jim Rooney has spent the past fifty years or so playing, writing, promoting, recording, and producing American folk music – both traditional and contemporary. He is, perhaps, best known these days as the record producer for Nanci Griffith, Iris Dement, John Prine, and many others – a body of work for which he was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award by the AMERICANA MUSIC ASSOCIATION in 2009.

He also has a Facebook page for current happenings. Feel free to “Like” it

This program is the twenty- eighth installment broadcast by Royalton Community Radio in Vermont, a sort of companion soundtrack to Jim’s new memoir IN IT FOR THE LONG RUN, his third book about the history of this music

March 2015

Listen to the whole show Podcast #29 here

or in sections:


Returning to Ireland, and ending up producing singer Sean Keane.



Part 2

More Sean, and great experience with The Lee Valley String Band


Part 3

Resumption of work on John Prine’s “DUETS” album

John Prine - In Spite of Ourselves

John Prine – In Spite of Ourselves



29.01 In It For The Long Run Jim Rooney
29.02 Like I Used To Do Sean Keane
29.03 Killing the Blues Sean Keane
29.04 No Stranger To The Rain Sean Keane
29.05 May Morning Dew Sean Keane
29.06 Oh My Little Darling Lee Valley String Band
29.07 Out In The Snow Lee Valley String Band
29.08 My Heart’s Tonight In Texas Lee Valley String Band
29.09 In Spite Of Ourselves Iris Dement & John Prine
29.10 In A Town This Size Iris Dement & John Prine
29.11 I Know One John Prine & Emmylou Harris
29.12 Til A Tear Becomes A Rose John & Fiona Prine