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 eighth 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 31,  2014

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Meeting Bill Monroe, seeing Doc Watson and Pete Seeger in NC concert watson_st_B000000EHR       seegerp_sruggle_B00000611U





Part II

The 1963 Newport Folk Festival

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New folk songwriters






Playlist Podcast #8

8.01 In It For The Long Run Jim Rooney
8.02 Reuben’s Train Rooney / Monroe
8.03 Sitting on Top of the World Doc Watson
8.04 We Shall Overcome (Live) Pete Seeger
8.05 Devil’s Dream Bill Monroe
8.06 On and On Bill Monroe /Del McCoury
8.07 Where Is My  Sailor Boy? Doc Watson / Bill Monroe
8.08 Coffee Blues (Live) Mississippi John Hurt
8.09 Did You Hear John Hurt? Tom Paxton
8.10 The Last Thing on My Mind Tom Paxton
8.11 Ballad of Ira Hayes Peter LaFarge
8.12 Blowin’ in the Wind Bob Dylan
8.13 Don’t Think Twice Joan Baez
8.14 We Shall Overcome The Freedom Singers