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?

Fun-Size 1: Butch Morgan – Mr. Blue

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This is the first of several shorter, more frequent episodes of the podcast through the course of September … and possibly October. Expect Fun-Size shows every Monday and Thursday.

The first “Fun-Size” features Claude “Butch” Morgan singing Mr. Blue at a house concert in McHenry, MS. He is backed up on guitar and harmony vocals by Ken Gaines.

Here are the websites of this episode’s featured artists: