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-fourth and final 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

May 2015

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Playlist #34

34.01 In It For The Long Run Jim Rooney
34.02 Drop Down Mama (Live) Tom Rush
34.03 Urge For Going (Live) Tom Rush
34.04 Reasons & Rhymes Mickey Clark
34.05 Take Me Back To Kentucky Mickey Clark
34.06 Song For Rudell (Stitch) Mickey Clark
34.07 Mayor Of MacDougal St Tom Paxton
34.08 Skeeters’ll Gitcha Tom Paxton
34.09 Redemption Road Tom Paxton
34.10 Wrong Road Again Jim Rooney
34.11 Ready For The Times To Get Better Jim Rooney
34.12 We Must Believe in Magic Jim Rooney
34.13 No Expectations Jim Rooney