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

March 2015

Listen to the whole show Podcast #30 here

or in sections:


Songs written by Jim Rooney with Herb McCullough

CD: MY OWN IGNORANT WAY - JIm Rooney and the Irregulars




The great folk singer-songwriters Ian Tyson and Tom Paxton


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The gospel according to Iris



30.01 In It For The Long Run Jim Rooney
30.02 Point Of View Jim Rooney
30.03 Devil’s Level Jim Rooney
30.04 Hello, Baby, It’s You Jim Rooney
30.05 You Ask Me To Jim Rooney
30.06 Lord Lovell Jim Rooney
30.07 Ross Knox Ian Tyson
30.08 Looking For The Moon Tom Paxton
30.09 Early Snow Tom Paxton
30.10 The Bravest Tom Paxton
30.11 Leaning On The Everlasting Arms Iris Dement
30.12 Near The Cross Iris Dement
30.13 The Old Gospel Ship Iris Dement