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 thirtieth 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
Listen to the whole show Podcast #30 here
or in sections:
Songs written by Jim Rooney with Herb McCullough
The great folk singer-songwriters Ian Tyson and Tom Paxton
The gospel according to Iris