Monthly Archives: November 2017

Podcast 66: Johnny and Ray Cash

This is a rehearsal for the talk Colin gave in Dyess, Arkansas, in October on the relationship between Johnny Cash and his father Ray, which is part of his book, Country Boy: The Roots of Johnny Cash. In the outro, … Continue reading

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Podcast 68: Stan James

Stan James plays drums for two bands: the southern metal group Iron Tongue and the alt-country outfit Jeff Coleman and the Feeders. Stan talks about playing music from an early age, his days with Cry Havoc, the Little Rock music … Continue reading

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Podcast 63: Brendan Wolfe

He works in Charlottesville now, but Brendan Wolfe is a native of Iowa. This year, he published a book on Davenport jazz legend Bix Beiderbecke. Brendan worked more than ten years on Finding Bix: The Life and Afterlife of a … Continue reading

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Podcast 67: Arkansas

Colin is back in Arkansas to do research on the prisons and give a talk on Johnny Cash. Along the way, he reconnects with some friends, visits historic Dyess yet again for a concert featuring Rosanne Cash and Kris Kristofferson, … Continue reading

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Podcast 64: Las Vegas/Tom Petty/Johnny Cash

It was a horrible beginning of the week, but it got better, right? Colin discusses the tragedy that took place in Las Vegas and the sadness of Tom Petty’s unexpected passing. He also talks about a rare date night and … Continue reading

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Podcast 65: Patrick Carr

Patrick Carr knows music. A writer for the Village Voice and Country Music Magazine, Patrick collaborated with Johnny Cash on his second autobiography, which was published in 1997. Patrick talks with Colin about growing up in northern England and his … Continue reading

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