Tomorrow morning I’m heading off to the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance in Austin! Here’s where we stand.
David Allan plays in the Austin area, and I’m still looking to find a good link for him. Great song, though.
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?
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.
As promised, here’s The Flyin’ A’s out of Austin performing Butch Morgan’s Mr. Blue.
Listen to more of their stuff at theflyinas.com.
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: