SWRFA Jam 1 – James Lee Stanley and John Batdorf – All Wood And Stones

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This is the first of a series of shorter, music-intensive shows featuring live performances from last year’s Southwest Regional Folk Alliance in Austin, TX. In this episode, James Lee Stanley and John Batdorfshowcase their acoustic versions of Rolling Stones classics. Their 2005 CD is called All Wood and Stones.

This year’s SWRFA is just around the corner, September 27-30. To learn more or get tickets, go to swrfa.com.

Episode 9: A First Time For Everything

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This episode, we sit in on the First-Timers showcases at the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) and talk with Charlie Stewart of Handshake Management. Includes live recorded tunes from the following artists:

Charlie Stewart’s Handshake Management has offered to answer any management questions listeners might have. Email Charlie at  Handshakemgt@aol.com and mention That’s Soundacious in the subject line.


Episode 8: Let’s All Go To The Lobby

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For this episode, John Voorhees sets up his microphone in the lobby of the Austin Midtown Holiday Inn during registration for the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance music conference (SWRFA). Among the passing players are Tom CorbettRob LytleJim JonesJohn Scholten and 2 Bit Palomino. We also talk with organizer Dalis Allen about the difference between SWRFA and Kerrville Folk Festival (which she also coordinates).

Fun-Size Folk

If you’re a subscriber to the podcast (and if you aren’t, why aren’t you?), then you may have noticed a change to the release schedule this week. Up until now, I’ve been releasing 30-40 minute episodes every 2 weeks. But suddenly the shows are shorter and more frequent. What up wid dat?

It’s a new little sumpin-sumpin I’m calling the Fun-Size episodes, named after the mini-candy bars one tends to get in one’s Halloween bag. My September is booked tighter than usual with opportunities to collect more music and interviews for the ‘cast, which means less time to sit down for hours and produce a carefully crafted, thematically linked episode. Fun-Size shows are one-song specials, and I can get them done much more quickly. I’ll be releasing two a week, Mondays and Thursdays, until the end of October.

Originally, this was just going to be a stopgap measure, but I’ve gotten enough positive feedback on the Fun-Size format already that I think I’ll keep it around. Maybe I’ll release full-size and Fun-Size on alternate weeks? What do you think?