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.
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:
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 Corbett, Rob Lytle, Jim Jones, John 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).
I talked with eco-troubadour Bill Oliver back in episode 3 of That’s Soundacious, and this is a very timely song about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the “response” of Texas governor (and current Republican Presidential candidate) Rick Perry. You can hear more of Bill’s music at his website, mrhabitat.net.
John Voorhees talks with Ken Gaines about the origins of Camp Stupid at the Kerrville Folk Festival and how to know folk music when you hear it. Plus, tunes from Gary Sapone, Hans York, Val D’Alessio and Dave Tinder.
Here are the websites of this episode’s featured artists: