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 podcast is the sixth 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.
An earlier one covers this period in detail:
April 8, 2014
Folksingers 'Round Harvard Square
Download the whole show here or listen to segments
Joan Baez getting guitar lessons
The urban folk blues of Eric Von Schmidt
Jug band music - any old way you choose it
Playlist Podcast #6