Archive of Gravel Road Radio

26:58 minutes (24.69 MB) Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)

The Awful PurdiesLauryn Shapter talks with The Awful Purdies' Nicole Upchurch about the band's history and their upcoming September 17 show at Cafe Paradiso in Fairfield.

- 20110906 - Gravel Road Radio - Butch Hancock

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Butch HancockGravel Road Radio is honored to interview Butch Hancock, the West Texas native songwriter, who along with friends and fellow Texans Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Joe Ely, founded the legendary trio, The Flatlanders.  Hancock graces Fairfield with a rare appearance at Cafe Paradiso, on Sunday, September 11.


- 20110524 - Gravel Road Radio - Greg Brown

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Greg BrownIf any one musician can be said to represent the Iowa roots music sounds, it's unarguably Greg Brown. Greg Brown joins Lauryn Shapter for a conversation about life in rural Iowa, music, song writing, his lovely wife Iris, and what being in the music "business" for the better part of four decades has meant to this self-described "old boy" from Iowa.  One of our fair state's truly great songwriters, Greg has managed to land himself firmly among the more respected artists of his generation while still living a quiet life on a gravel road in rural Iowa.  Listen in to find out more about this unique and brilliantly talented song writer.

- Gravel Road Radio - 20071127 - Betse Ellis Interview

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- Gravel Road Radio - Starlings

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Dennis James interviewed the Starlings on Gravel Road Radio May 29, 2007.

Starlings - Aimee, Tom, Joy (photo: Eliza Truitt)Having captured the ears of fans both in the Northwest and beyond following their 2006 release of debut album “Songbook”. Based out of Seattle, The Starlings have had a successful 2006: accolades from notable sources as Maverick Magazine and Americana UK; a live appearance on renowned radio station KEXP's Audioasis; eight weeks on John Richards’ (KEXP) “Top Ten Northwest Bands”; prominent performances shared with the likes of Todd Snider, The Avett Brothers, Michelle Malone, and numerous NW artists. Featured in a 2-page spread in the March 2007 issue of Maverick Magazine (UK), The Starlings are bringing their blend of Americana country and folk music to an ever broader stage, garnering fans from all corners of the musical spectrum.

1 - Gravel Road Radio - Romi Mayes

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Canadian roots songstress, Romi Mayes spends some time with Gravel Road Radio ahead of her Des Moines appearance.
Calling from Texas, " of the hardest working independent musicians in Canada" talks with Dennis James about her upcoming performance in Iowa, working with Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams, Warren Zevon, Buddy & Julie Miller), the craft of writing, the state of country music, and her distinct, straight forward style.

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