Archive of Roots Rock Roadhouse

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. 

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.

Interview with Gavin Jones

22:58 minutes (31.55 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

KRUU host Keith DeBoer has an informal afternoon chat with Gavin Jones. A singer-songwriter whose sound has been described as a sweet, soft, and unique acoustic folk that shares a melodic lineage with Jeff Buckley, Bon Iver and James Vincent McMorrow. His gentle falsetto and soaring melodies lead listeners to a silent contentment and takes them on a journey through the human heart.  His album, called simply, The Fountain, features homespun tales of relationships, nature, God, honesty, frailty and strength.  A rare and perfect intersection of heart, mind, wood, string and a voice that explores the depths of our universal soul.

10:46 minutes (14.79 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

In this succinct and refreshing discussion, KRUU host Keith DeBoer chats with award winnning songwriter Maya de Vitry about her musical passion and her band, The Stray Birds.  Maya waxes philosophic on the band's motivations for performance, creating "space" in their music and the inspiration behind her award winning songs: Sparrow, Harlem and others.

- Roots Rock Roadhouse - 20130305-Mike Mangione

21:59 minutes (20.13 MB) Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

This week's feature is the soulfull folk rock of Mike Mangione and The Union. I'll be playing tracks from their brand new and unreleased album. Bo Ramsey (of Greg and Pieta Brown) says: "When I first saw Mike and his band I thought, this is a real band--unique and dynamic!"  Mike Mangione's band consists of the usual drums, bass and guitar but adds violin and cello to create its special sound. They will be performing at Cafe Paradiso on Friday March 8th. 

Well the night’s busted open on those two lanes to anywhere
There’s a kiss on my cheek and it burns so I leave it there
I step on the gas and something begins to shake

It’s my heart and it’s singing, boy, this is more than you can take

--Mike Mangione, You Don't Wann Leave


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!

David Olney Interview January 8, 2013

25:44 minutes (23.57 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

David Olney has been described as the Leonard Cohen of Americana music. He has been lauded by Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle and many others. His songs have been recorded by Emmy Lou Harris, Linda Ronstadt and more. David was kind enough to join Keith DeBoer in a frank and personal discussion of his early folk music roots, life on the road, his approach to live performance and how inspiration and perspiration become the fine art of songwriting.

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.

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.

Interview with Bill Kirchen August 7, 2012

17:45 minutes (16.25 MB) Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

A lively interview with Bill Kirchen, dubbed by Guitar Player magazine as the "Titan of the Telecaster".  KRUU host, Keith DeBoer finds out that Bill's stunning guitar work is matched only by his energy, enthusiasm and wonderful sense of humor.

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 with - Arthur Lee Land on May 22, 2012

31:07 minutes (42.74 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)




Keith DeBoer talks with the wizard of "afro-grass electronika" Mr. Arthur Lee Land. Arthur stopped by the studio to tell us about his latest album, his recent transformations as well as a live performance of a couple of his songs. 


Interview with Anais Mitchell April 20, 2012

44:38 minutes (61.3 MB) Stereo 44kHz 192Kbps (CBR)

Anais Mitchell stopped by for a tea time chat with Keith DeBoer, about her current tour, her traveling 'band' of musicians, and her amazing, highly acclaimed new album: Young Man in America. Plus an intimate Q&A on her unique vocal, guitar and performance styles. Not to mention live in-studio performances of three of her songs.

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