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 ===================================== Listen to Podcast #2 here Program #2  Beginnings: Symphony Sid/ R & B/ Gospel Music/Jazz ===================================== Listen to Podcast #3  here Program #3  Beginnings: The Book Clearing House/ Folk Music Records/Country/Blues/Appalachian Music ===================================== 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 ===================================== Listen to Podcast #5  here Program #5  Bluegrass with Bill Keith at Club 47, Cambridge ==================================