Americana is contemporary music with an ‘old spirit.’ It’s new music that relies heavily on traditional country, roots-rock, folk, and bluegrass. Join me Saturday nights from 10 to Midnight to hear today’s best singer-songwriters, folk acts, and string bands.
If you don’t know them already, I’ll introduce you to artists like Old Crow Medicine Show, Jason Isbell, Sturgill Simpson, Lucinda Williams, James McMurtry, The Avett Brothers, Justin Townes Earle, Nikki Lane, Buddy Miller, Robert Earl Keen, Rodney Crowell, The Wood Brothers, Robert Ellis and many more.
A little about Shawn
For me, one of the greatest joys in the world is hearing a great new song for the first time. That started when I got my first portable radio for Christmas at age eight. That radio and I couldn’t be separated.
I spent hours emulating the disc jockeys I heard on St. Louis radio stations. The cassette deck allowed me to record myself introducing songs and interviewing imaginary guests. Some of those embarrassing tapes are still in my garage. In college, I finally had a chance to work ‘on air’ for real, and it was a blast!
Today, I love music as much as ever. And, while radio is not a full time career for me, I’m thrilled to host my very own show, playing music that I love – Americana.