American Music Innovators
When I have time, I put together a podcast that explores that aspect of American music culture (either contemporary or historic) which is about risk taking: musicians who have followed their hearts to the outskirts of Sound Town. Some musicians I interview are world famous, people who have opened up new kinds of music to millions; others are just fascinating bands I’ve discovered over the years who put out inspiring and renegade tunes.
My foray into podcasting started out with a more ambitious agenda – the first two episodes are bigger programs called ‘What I Reckon’ with other segments, including a ‘good news’ segment. Unfortunately, I no longer have the time to pull all this together, so please just sit back and enjoy my occasional interviews – all the musicians are well worth listening to.
Where can I hear the show?
At the moment, right here is the only place you can hear the whole show. However, excerpts (badged ‘The Rebel Spirit’) will be broadcast on the excellent show ‘The Rhythm Divine‘, on Australia’s national broadcaster ABC Radio National on the following dates: Friday 4 June at 9.05 pm and then the first Friday in July and August.