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 thirty-first 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 #31 here
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John Prine returns from a bout with cancer and revisits some of his past works for the album SOUVENIRS. Then back Ireland to work with singer Sean Keane.
More of Sean Keane, then a return to work with cowboy poet Paul Zarzyski, backed by multi-instrumentalist Jim Hoke and other Nashville pickers.
Old Harvard cohort comes around to do his first studio work for 30 years.