Click the link below and listen to the full three-hour show via KEXP‘s audio archive. Or get the KEXP  app for smartphones. It’s Free This one is for all the folk heads. The hard core. Not the pop-folk, orchestral, or light and lovely granola style of late. But the real sound of folk music, which […]


This KEXP special radio show is all about American traditional songs. The one’s that have been around forever, sung by everybody, and have a million versions. Songs about folk legends like John Henry and Casey Jones, to trains called The Midnight Special and places like St James Infirmary and The House Of The Rising Sun. […]


PLAYBACK this one via KEXP’s streaming archive (audio good until Sept 10th) It’ll take you back! Click the link below and “rock on”. This annual program has become known as The Summer Sell-Out show because it’s a diversion from our usual KEXP mission of providing alternative music not heard on today’s commercial radio. But for one night […]


The AST interview with daughter, Jett Williams. By Gwendolyn Elliott. Trends in country music come and go nowadays, but it was Hank Williams who set an indelible standard for decades. One of the first inductees into the Country Music Hall of Fame, over the course of his short career, his catalog of iconic hits— “Move […]


We highly recommend Ramblin’ Jack Elliott @ Triple Door Sunday May 25th. **See the review and a clip of the doc The Ballad Of Ramblin’Jack Elliott on our homepage** Simply leave a COMMENT in the comment section below (you must register if you haven’t already) by Thursday May 22nd and you could attend this show. For […]


By Bart Cameron  You write the lines “Like the feelings from a photograph/ before its meanings all get told/ The words I say can be silver, but what’s unsaid can be gold.” You learn your instruments very well. You get signed to a major label. Then what? After half a decade of constant touring, Dawes […]

Al Kooper

by Christian Fulghum: Al Kooper. If you are of a certain age, and have a thing for reading liner notes, this name conjures up memories of really great vinyl records from the mid-sixties until at least the mid-seventies. But perhaps you were not a liner-note nerd, or perhaps you are a bit young to remember […]