audio by genre rock

13:35 minutes (18.66 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

KRUU host, Keith DeBoer, had a  brief, but informative, afternoon chat with Benson Ramsey (son of guitarist Bo Ramsey) about his songwriting process and his hot new indie folk, band The Pines.

Interview: Grammy nominee Mathew Santos on March 6, 2012

11:47 minutes (16.18 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Keith DeBoer caught up with Grammy nominee Mathew Santos at his home in Chicago, just after his recent tour (and bike ride around the neighborhood). They discuss 'on the road' stories, collaborations with Lupe Fiasco, following your dream, playing solo vs. with his band, and more.

24:32 minutes (33.7 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

KRUU host, Keith DeBoer  spent an entertaining and deeply personal half hour with the husband and wife duo Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart. The discussed their 400,000 miles of touring in the same vehicle, their new album (Dedication) and its piano driven ballads, its Beatlesque undertones, life, love and the pursuit of musical happiness.

Paul Thorn Interview Feb 1, 2013

30:32 minutes (41.94 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Keith DeBoer leads a delightful 30 minute conversation with rising star Paul Thorn about his music, his songwriting, skydiving, his career as a professional boxer and losing his virginity while listening to Men At Work. Paul pulls no punches and does some straight talkin on topics like family, life on the road, American Idol, selling his folk art, race relations in the deep south and much more.  All of Paul's recent albums have spent time at the top of the Americana charts so check out this up and coming roots rocker!

Drew Nelson Interview April 23rd 2013

12:09 minutes (16.7 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Rust Belt-born, Navy veteran Drew Nelson talks to KRUU host Keith DeBoer about his mix of Americana and roots-rock with traditional folk influenced by Bo Ramsey, Jimmy LaFave and John Gorka. Topics include life in a small town, his approach to character based songwriting, his native American Indian roots and hot yoga as a substitute for a sweat lodge. Check out this lively interview with an up and coming roots-rock player you'll be hearing a lot more from in future years.

Lynn Miles Interview August 2013

23:28 minutes (32.24 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

An interview with award winning, Canadian singer-songwriter, Lynn Miles. She has twelve albums to her credit and is the winner of multiple Canadian Folk Music awards (2011 English Songwriter of the Year), and a 2003 Juno award (Canada's version of the Grammy's)  for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year. Her last three albums also received Juno award nominations. Her brand new album, Downpour, is currently listed at #12 on the Euroamerican chart and received a 5 star review from Maverick Magazine saying: "Lynn Miles excels at esquisite melancholy and delivers another aurally addictive course of intensive treatment." KRUU DJ Keith DeBoer met with Lynn this summer after her performance at the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival in Colorado and engaged her in a lively and informative interview about her life, her passion and her music. 

60:00 minutes (54.94 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

After graduating from Drury University in Springfield, Missouri with degrees in Philosophy and Theatre, John Dillon co-founded the band The Ozark Mountain Daredevils. The band signed a recording contract with  A & M Records in 1973 that resulted in eight albums that sold millions, and earned them four gold records in the US and Canada.

The Daredevils' first radio hit was "If You Want To Get To Heaven" a song John co-wrote. Their second album "It'll Shine When It Shines" included the song "Jackie Blue" which became a #1 hit worldwide.

John's insider knowledge of the music industry, his talent as a composer and lyricist, and his years of experience on the road were the motivating factors behind the creation of a new, more inclusive paradigm for the discovery of new artists and their music. A creative partnership was formed with three other innovative people who shared that same vision. ArtistSignal is the result.

John and The Ozark Mountain Daredevils continue to tour, write and record. John's additional industry talents contribute to the Meridian Creative Alliance including original licensing placements.

It's been a long wonderful road for The Ozark Mountain Daredevils.  Open the November issue of Rolling Stone and John Dillon's picture will remind you of how wonderful it's been.  In a world of one hit wonders John Dillon and The Ozark Mountain Daredevils look like they still have the whole world in front of them as artists and consultants developing and implementing innovative new business models.