By Niki King
In honor of our Roots ‘n Boots music issue, ex-App Oscar Parsons shares his story of how he got to be a fiddler in a bluegrass band in a flat, almost mid-western city miles away from his mountain south home. Read more
Did you miss our appearance on DJ Michael Young‘s radio show “Roots ‘n’ Boots” on WFPK last Sunday?
Fear not, the segment is now posted online for you to hear over and over again. Do we sound like you thought we would? Michael was a gracious host and led us in a great conversation about the similarities between our two platforms and our shared audiences. We also met The Country Gentleman, an icon of bluegrass radio programming, Mr. Berk Bryant who has hosted the program “Sunday Bluegrass” for more than two decades. We stopped short of asking for his autograph (Dude has a pompadour!).
Check out the interview over on WFPK’s Website and hear why we started The HillVille and what topics and stories we have planned for you!
Also, remember if you live in a desert of good radio, you can stream live both these good fellas’ shows from wfpk.org. “Roots ‘n’ Boots” is on each Sunday from 5-8pm and “Sunday Bluegrass” is on from 8-11pm.
By Beth Newberry
Photos by Jeremy Brooks and Darrell Mankin
Air Devil’s Inn is most alive on a summer night when the humidity is high, and the heat makes your clothes feel a little closer to your skin, a little heavier on your body. Air Devil’s Inn, or ADI to the regulars, is the first bar I found when I moved to Louisville. Read more
By Niki King
Here are a few fave rootsy music reads we’ve come across recently, loved well through the years and are looking forward to in the near future. Read more
We’re plum tickled to be appearing this Sunday, March 11, 2012, on the Roots ‘N ‘ Boots radio show, which airs from 5-8 p.m. (EST) on WFPK (91.9) out of Louisville, Ky. Fear not, friends who live outside of the Louisville listening area, you can stream the program live via WFPK’s Web site. Read more
by Beth Newberry
Old school Mountain Dew cans. Miniature moonshine jugs. Outhouse-themed ceramics. Are these mass-produced items of hillbilly, pop culture kitsch or valued items in a museum collection? Read more