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Country Fried Rock: Town Mountain Interview

Town Mountain rides the Southern Crescent all the way to Louisiana, making an album where award-winning bluegrass players boogie.

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Country Fried Rock: Patrick Sweany Then

Patrick Sweany used to live in an apartment so close to the bar next door that he could call over and order a drink, then open his window and lean out to pick it up.

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Country Fried Rock: T. Hardy Morris (Dead Confederate, Diamond Rugs)

T. Hardy Morris keeps the touchpoint of the Meat Puppets when critiquing his new songs.

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Country Fried Rock: Caleb Caudle Interview

There's a steamy pathway from North Carolina to New Orleans and back, that pulls songwriters seeking and running away from their problems.

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Country Fried Rock: Justin Townes Earle Interview

When you are named for one of the most revered songwriters in American folk music, people expect you to either live up to the honor or crash and burn. Justin Townes Earle has done both in his lifetime.

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Country Fried Rock: The Mastersons

The Mastersons are much more than the opening act as they write songs for their own band and are sought-after writing partners and players for their friends and legends. Coming out from behind the scenes musically was a little more of a transition than they anticipated.

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Country Fried Rock: Todd Grebe and Cold Country

Alaska native, Todd Grebe, knows about Cold Country -- not just the weather, but his band. After years playing music more influenced by bluegrass than country, his buddy and band mate decided to pick up a Telecaster. The ensuing songs and record took the band back to Nashville, to record with several #CFRalumni.

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Country Fried Rock: Jacob Furr

After his young wife's death from a brain tumor, songwriter Jacob Furr hit the road of his native Texas for some windshield therapy.

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Country Fried Rock: St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Opening for the Rolling Stones might intimidate some bands, but in the case of St. Paul and the Broken Bones, it's Mick Jagger who might have reason to be afraid to come on stage.

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Country Fried Rock: Great Peacock Interview

Great Peacock's Southern indie anthems make the headliners for whom they open nervous. When the warm-up act has the crowd singing along, you know this emerging band will fly far.

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Country Fried Rock: Year of October

When you dive into Bandcamp to find new music outside of your normal circles, you sometimes hit paydirt. Enter: Year of October.

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Country Fried Rock: Lilly Hiatt Interview

Lilly Hiatt may be John's daughter, but she's very much her own person. Her unique and quirky personality comes clearly through on her newest record, Royal Blue.

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Country Fried Rock: Hollis Brown Interview

New York City rock band Hollis Brown have a new album, 3 Shots, that hits the listener with collaborations including Bo Diddley and Nikki Lane.

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Country Fried Rock: Mic Harrison and the High Score

Knoxville, Tennessee country legend Con Hunley, collaborated with roots rock regional favorites, Mic Harrison and the High Score, on a special 7" for charity with Waynestock.

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Country Fried Rock: James McMurtry Interview

Some people label James McMurtry a political songwriter; in his view, he's just an observer.

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Country Fried Rock: Bones of JR Jones Interview

At a dreary March gig one Wednesday night in the Catskills, the Bones of JR Jones performed for five people. What could have been his worst gig of the year turned into the one where he met a benefactor who funded his first album.

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Country Fried Rock: John Moreland Interview

John Moreland just cannot write a happy song. That's not a critic's assessment: he says so himself.

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Country Fried Rock: M. Lockwood Porter, an Okie in California

Oklahoma native M. Lockwood Porter left for California as a teenager, following his musical passions and inspired by the songs of Chris Bell (of Big Star fame).

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Country Fried Rock: Andy Gabbard Interview (Buffalo Killers)

Buffalo Killers' songwriter Andy Gabbard debuts his solo album, Fluff, which is anything but that.

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Country Fried Rock: Lee Gallagher Interview

Lured by the history of the music scene and revered venues, Lee Gallagher has embodied his new music home in San Francisco.

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Country Fried Rock: Cale Tyson

Cale Tyson's upcoming country soul album that he is recording now at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama was not the only big surprise he shared in our conversation.

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Country Fried Rock: Ben Miller Band

Ben Miller Band brings punk sensibility to homemade instrumentation. Don't let the washboard fool you: their live shows still outshine their records.

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Country Fried Rock: Steve Earle Interview

Steve Earle's new album, Terraplane, takes this lyrical master down to his Texas blues roots.

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Country Fried Rock: 6 String Drag

6 String Drag was a regionally beloved Southern roots rock band, who seemingly fell off the face of the earth at the top of their game. Bass player, Rob Keller, tells what happened and how they made it back.

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Country Fried Rock: Mike Zito

Mike Zito's departure from Royal Southern Brotherhood may have been sudden, but given the exciting path ahead of him, it was certainly with good reason.

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