Rank #1: Gram Parsons Tribute Show
Highlights from the Gram Parsons Tribute show produced by Jeff Hart and The Cat's Cradle in Carrboro, NC, September 20, 2013, featuring Gram Parsons covers from Ashley Carter, George Huntley, Kenny Roby, Tom Meltzer, Jill Kuhn Sexton, Lynn Blakey, Michael Rank, Jeffro, Rebecca Newton, Tonya Lamm, Jeffrey Dean Foster, John Howie Jr, Tress Chicas, and Jeff Hart.
Oct 28 2013
Rank #2: Ep398 Brandi Carlile
Calvin plays a double shot of the new album from Brandi Carlile. Calvin also features Bettye LaVette’s new Bob Dylan cover album. Plus you’ll hear the new country rock album from Sam Morrow, the new Kacey Musgraves album, and the new blue-eyed soul album from Anderson East. There’s also some classic gospel from Marie Knight and the new country rock album from Sarah Shook and the Disarmers.
Apr 03 2018
Rank #4: Donna The Buffalo
Jeb Puryear & Tara Nevins from Donna The Buffalo talk about making feel-good music, building a tribe like “The Herd” and recording in analog; and they play four tracks from Tonight, Tomorrow, and Yesterday.
Plus swamp funk from JJ Grey and Mofro, Ollabelle with americana cover of a Paul McCartney song, new country rock from Leo Rondeau, rock and roll from Too Slim and the Taildraggers, country rock from Tracy Walton, new music from Slaid Cleaves, and some old school blues from Ursala George
Jul 08 2013
Rank #5: Ep252 Mandolin Orange dodge their wrecking ball
Jun 23 2015
Rank #8: Tim Easton
Tim Easton talks about moving to East Nashville, how his daughter changed his music, getting into the man chords, and his 'Otis Redding jam. He also plays three tracks from Not Cool.
Plus, southern rock from Mike Stinson, newgrass from The O's, rock & roll from South Rail, gospel from Mavis Staples, country rock from the Massy Ferguson Band, rock & roll from Ned Van Go, soul from Charlie Faye, string band music from Underhill Rose, and old school R&B from Fats Domino.
Aug 19 2013
Rank #9: Randall Bramblett brings southern music into modern times (Ep267)
Randall Bramblett plays tracks from Devil Music & talks about the bottom end loops, ambient noises, & strange sounds he uses in his modern music. On this week’s episode I’ve got the new country rock album from the Turnpike Troubadours. I’ve also got the new Don Henley Americana album. Plus we’ve got album from two rootsy North Carolina bands I think you’re gonna like, not to mention cowpunk from Nocona, bluegrass from the Welfare Liners, and rock from Blitzen Trapper.
Oct 06 2015
Rank #10: Whitney Rose learns to be a “musician to the bone” (Ep265)
Whitney Rose plays tracks from Heartbreaker Of The Year and talks about her gypsy spirit, listening to her grandparents music, and working with Raul Malo.
Also on this episode, I’ve got the new album from Kevin Gordon and it’s fantastic. I’ve also got some amazing twangy and beautiful rock & roll from Michael Rank and Heather McEntire. I’ve also got new music from The Pollies, Randall Bramblett, Jason Boland, Shemekia Copeland, the Bottle Rockets, and the Legendary Shack Shakers on this two hour episode of the show.
"Whitney Rose learns to be a “musician to the bone” (Ep265)" originated from Americana Music Show.
Sep 22 2015
Rank #15: The Who Is Lydia Loveless? documentary shines a light on the rising stars of rock (Ep299)
Calvin talks to Lydia Loveless & Gorman Bechard about the Who Is Lydia Loveless? Documentary and plays three touchstone tracks from Lydia’s career.
Also on this episode, I’ve got the new retro rock album from Beth Lee & The Breakups! Plus I’ve got the new blues album from the Mike Eldred Trio, the new rock & roll album from The Wild Ponies, and the new albums from Robert Ellis, Yarn, & Hot Buttered Rum. I’ve also got more new music from Hayes Carll, Moreland & Arbuckle, Alice Wallace, Town Mountain, Margo Price, Stone Cupid, & Keegan McInroe.
May 10 2016
Rank #16: Episode 186: The Dirty Guv’nahs
James Trimble plays 3 tracks from The Dirty Guv'nahs' Hearts On Fire and talks about the band's backstory and singing from the top of the mountain. Also on this episode, New Orleans blues from Bobby Rush with Blinddog Smokin' and help from Dr. John, southern rock from Jimbo Mathus, retro soul from St. Paul & The Broken Bones, indie rock from Jonny Two Bags, country rock from Moot Davis, classic alt-country from Uncle Tupelo, folk rock from the Twin Forks, classic country from Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, and americana from The Henry Girls.
Apr 07 2014
Rank #17: Wood Brothers
Oct 14 2013
Rank #18: Dale Watson supports his trucking habit by playing music (Ep256)
Dale Watson plays tracks from Call Me Insane and drives down I-35 while talking about Lloyd Maines, covering Tony Joe White, and his Jimmy Kimmel gig. I’ve also got the new album from Jason Isbell and it’s fantastic. I’m also real excited to share with you the Bow Thayer jam band album and the new cajun honky-tonk album from Kevin Sekhani. I’ve also got more tracks from Amy Black, Shiny Ribs, and Eilen Jewell. And finally I’ve got a very old recording of Lead Belly queued up just for you on this two hour episode of the show.
Jul 21 2015
Rank #19: Webb Wilder goes full circle on Mississippi Moderne (Ep272)
Webb Wilder plays tracks from Mississippi Moderne, and talks about working with R.S. Field, his personal credo, and covering bands with whacked out songs.
I’ve also got the new southern rock album from Dash Rip Rock, country rock from Corb Lund, blues from Marc Stone. I’ve got another great track from that new Wood Brothers album and god help me, I’ve got a track from Ryan Adams’ Taylor Swift cover album.
"Webb Wilder goes full circle on Mississippi Moderne (Ep272)" originated from Americana Music Show.
Nov 10 2015
Rank #20: Ep246 John Moreland writes for the church kids outside the punk rock show
John Moreland plays 3 tracks from High On Tulsa Heat and talks about being a self-produced artist, and the tells the story about his "gateway drug."
May 12 2015