PODCASTS #1-5

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

 

These podcasts are installments 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 Podcast #1 here

Program #1  Beginnings: The Lilly Brothers/ Hayloft Jamboree/Nelson Bragg/Hillbilly Music

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Listen to Podcast #2 here

Program #2  Beginnings: Symphony Sid/ R & B/ Gospel Music/Jazz
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Listen to Podcast #3  here

Program #3  Beginnings: The Book Clearing House/ Folk Music Records/Country/Blues/Appalachian Music
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Listen to Podcast #4  here

Program #4  Branching Out:  Modern Jazz at Amherst College; meeting Bill Keith and returning to music of the Lilly Brothers, getting into Bluegrass
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Listen to Podcast #5  here

Program #5  Bluegrass with Bill Keith at Club 47, Cambridge
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