title

The String

WMOT/Roots Radio 89.5 FM

3
Followers
13
Plays
The String
The String

The String

WMOT/Roots Radio 89.5 FM

3
Followers
13
Plays
OVERVIEWEPISODESYOU MAY ALSO LIKE

Details

About Us

The String is weekly think radio featuring conversations and features on culture, media and American music - anchored by veteran journalist and broadcaster Craig Havighurst. Music makers, enablers, instigators and documentarians are featured with enough time to go deep and burrow into issues, while letting the music play too. Music news, previews, Time Machine Tape and 90 Second Spins round out the hour.

Latest Episodes

AmericanaFest 2019 #2

Episode 111: This week, one last round of visits with great artists visiting Nashville to showcase during AmericanaFest 2019. My guests include two songwriter artists from the United Kingdom who’ve made American music their own - veteran New Orleans piano man Jon Cleary and Northern Ireland’s soul-singing dynamo Foy Vance. Up first, an absolutely amazing songwriter from Portland, OR, Anna Tivel. Her album The Question is widely seen as one of the finest of the year.

59 MIN1 w ago
Comments
AmericanaFest 2019 #2

Andrew Combs plus Erin Enderlin

Episode 110: Ideal Man, the fourth full-length album from Nashville songwriter Andrew Combs has been praised by major outlets including Rolling Stone Country. Is it a country album? Is Combs a country artist? Well he undoubtedly was when his first records emerged. His debut album Worried Man had steel guitar and a snapping rhythm section and songs that got right to the point about loss and love.With 2017’s Canyons of My MInd, a swooning lush atmosphere wafts in, and Combs voice - always full of emotion and carefully wrought - stepped up a few levels. It’s one of the more seductive and involving male voices in Americana, in the same zone as John Paul White and Combs friend Dylan LeBlanc. It marked real growth and refinement, and Ideal Man does too. Also in the hour, Music Row songwriting success Erin Enderlin leans harder than ever into her artist career with the moving and deeply country Faulkner County.

59 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Andrew Combs plus Erin Enderlin

The Bluegrass Episode 2019

As I browsed World of Bluegrass in Raleigh last September, I caught up with four artists who make for a pretty good cross section of the genre circa 2019: Tim Stafford of Blue Highway, an iconic band celebrating its 25th anniversary, Irene Kelley, a veteran songwriter who's on top of the charts as an artist, Appalachian Road Show, a new super-group with a cultural mission and The Dead South, a young band of Canadian folk rockers who represent the adventuresome edge of bluegrass music. Notes and full versions of these edited interviews can be found at WMOT.org.

59 MINNOV 7
Comments
The Bluegrass Episode 2019

Shawn Colvin plus Logan Ledger

Episode 108: The album Steady On in 1989 marked the pivot in Shawn Colvin's life between playing bars to make the rent and being a leader in the singer songwriter movement. Through a string of albums, including the hit-producing A Few Small Repairs, she became a multi Grammy winner and an Americana Lifetime Achievement Award winner. This year, she's revisited Steady On, recording and performing it in her signature solo acoustic guitar style. Stripped to its essence, the songs speak as clearly now as they did 30 years ago. Also, an introduction to new Rounder Records artist Logan Ledger, a Nashville transplant with a voice so arresting, his demo led to a production deal with T Bone Burnett.

59 MINOCT 30
Comments
Shawn Colvin plus Logan Ledger

AmericanaFest 2019

Episode 107 features three conversations held on the run during AmericanaFest 2019 in Nashville, Sept. 10-14. Billy Strings represents the cutting edge of bluegrass and improvisational acoustic music. He's a breakout bandleader and a guitar player's guitar player. His second album is recently out, called Home. Jontavious Willis is another guitar-playing youngster, but his thing is traditional country blues. He's been mentored by Taj Mahal and Keb Mo. Kevin Russell is the songwriter and band leader known as Shinyribs - a legend of the Austin scene and a wildly entertaining showman.

59 MINOCT 22
Comments
AmericanaFest 2019

Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show

Episode 106: Ketch Secor is the fiddler and front man of the uncanny success story Old Crow Medicine Show. As they enter their third decade as a band, they can claim to have revived and re-imagined old-time string band and blues music for new generations. They've added at least one hit song to the country music repertoire in "Wagon Wheel" and reached millions with a show full of passion and classic country music values. Their latest, Live At The Ryman, is a collection of hand-picked tracks from roughly a decade of live recordings at the Mother Church. Ketch talks about the band's origins, the legacy of its forty-odd shows at the Ryman and being part of Ken Burns' Country Music documentary.

59 MINOCT 15
Comments
Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show

Kelsey Waldon and Foggy Mountain Breakdown

In her new song "1988," Kelsey Waldon tells the story of the year she was born in Western Kentucky and what happened after that. What music fans know is that she brought her songs to Nashville and found community among the top emerging figure in East Nashville, including Margo Price and Erin Rae. She's just released her third album and it's special because White Noise/White Lines is a debut for John Prine's Oh Boy Records, part of a renewal of that decades old indie label. He's her songwriting hero, and their relationship is at the core of this conversation. Also in the hour, Raleigh NC writer Tommy Goldsmith talks about his new book, the definitive account of Earl Scruggs and his famous bluegrass instrumental "Foggy Mountain Breakdown."

61 MINOCT 8
Comments
Kelsey Waldon and Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Del McCoury, Jim Lauderdale and IBMA 2019

Del McCoury is a bluegrass hall of famer and repeat host of the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards. Jim Lauderdale is a beloved Nashville songwriter whose wide range of projects and songs includes Grammy Awards in bluegrass. Their personalities are as big as their resumes, so they'll make memorable co-hosts of the 2019 IBMA Awards in Raleigh. In a joint interview in front of a live audience, Jim and Del talk about the World of Bluegrass and their past and potential future as banjo players. You never know what might happen. Also in the hour, the next wave of the genre with Bluegrass Ramble showcase artist Jaelee Roberts. The 18-year-old is a new voice and songwriter who's being welcomed by leading musicians into her first steps as a recording artist. IBMA's World of Bluegrass runs Sept. 24-28 in Raleigh, NC.

60 MINSEP 23
Comments
Del McCoury, Jim Lauderdale and IBMA 2019

Aubrie Sellers and Brian Wright

Episode 103 features two artists who are showcasing at AmericanaFest 2019 with new albums ready for early next year. Brian Wright has lived and made music in Texas, Los Angeles and Nashville, where he's been a guitar-slinging sideman and the co-founder of Cafe Rooster Records. His next opus is the sonically experimental Lapse of Luxury. Aubrie Sellers grew up around the country music business in Nashville but took her time finding her own vision as an artist and writer. We talk about the run-up to her second album, Far From Home.

59 MINSEP 10
Comments
Aubrie Sellers and Brian Wright

Kendell Marvel plus Aaron Lee Tasjan

Episode 102: Kendell Marvel, native of rural southern Illinois, isa veteran professional Music Row songwriter whose work has been recorded by Gary Allan, George Strait, Lee Ann Womack, Chris Stapleton and others. He’s fought for country music values inside the system, even as it’s often let him down. He also put his performing and band-leading dreams on hold for years while raising a family. Now he's back, leading a periodic pop-up honky tonk at the Exit/In and writing new albums. Coming in October, Solid Gold Sounds, recorded at and for Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Records. It's a 70s tinged classic country album that's good for the soul. Also, a catch up with Aaron Lee Tasjan, who's just released an entirely new version of his 2018 album called Karma For Cheap Reincarnated.

61 MINSEP 3
Comments
Kendell Marvel plus Aaron Lee Tasjan

Latest Episodes

AmericanaFest 2019 #2

Episode 111: This week, one last round of visits with great artists visiting Nashville to showcase during AmericanaFest 2019. My guests include two songwriter artists from the United Kingdom who’ve made American music their own - veteran New Orleans piano man Jon Cleary and Northern Ireland’s soul-singing dynamo Foy Vance. Up first, an absolutely amazing songwriter from Portland, OR, Anna Tivel. Her album The Question is widely seen as one of the finest of the year.

59 MIN1 w ago
Comments
AmericanaFest 2019 #2

Andrew Combs plus Erin Enderlin

Episode 110: Ideal Man, the fourth full-length album from Nashville songwriter Andrew Combs has been praised by major outlets including Rolling Stone Country. Is it a country album? Is Combs a country artist? Well he undoubtedly was when his first records emerged. His debut album Worried Man had steel guitar and a snapping rhythm section and songs that got right to the point about loss and love.With 2017’s Canyons of My MInd, a swooning lush atmosphere wafts in, and Combs voice - always full of emotion and carefully wrought - stepped up a few levels. It’s one of the more seductive and involving male voices in Americana, in the same zone as John Paul White and Combs friend Dylan LeBlanc. It marked real growth and refinement, and Ideal Man does too. Also in the hour, Music Row songwriting success Erin Enderlin leans harder than ever into her artist career with the moving and deeply country Faulkner County.

59 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Andrew Combs plus Erin Enderlin

The Bluegrass Episode 2019

As I browsed World of Bluegrass in Raleigh last September, I caught up with four artists who make for a pretty good cross section of the genre circa 2019: Tim Stafford of Blue Highway, an iconic band celebrating its 25th anniversary, Irene Kelley, a veteran songwriter who's on top of the charts as an artist, Appalachian Road Show, a new super-group with a cultural mission and The Dead South, a young band of Canadian folk rockers who represent the adventuresome edge of bluegrass music. Notes and full versions of these edited interviews can be found at WMOT.org.

59 MINNOV 7
Comments
The Bluegrass Episode 2019

Shawn Colvin plus Logan Ledger

Episode 108: The album Steady On in 1989 marked the pivot in Shawn Colvin's life between playing bars to make the rent and being a leader in the singer songwriter movement. Through a string of albums, including the hit-producing A Few Small Repairs, she became a multi Grammy winner and an Americana Lifetime Achievement Award winner. This year, she's revisited Steady On, recording and performing it in her signature solo acoustic guitar style. Stripped to its essence, the songs speak as clearly now as they did 30 years ago. Also, an introduction to new Rounder Records artist Logan Ledger, a Nashville transplant with a voice so arresting, his demo led to a production deal with T Bone Burnett.

59 MINOCT 30
Comments
Shawn Colvin plus Logan Ledger

AmericanaFest 2019

Episode 107 features three conversations held on the run during AmericanaFest 2019 in Nashville, Sept. 10-14. Billy Strings represents the cutting edge of bluegrass and improvisational acoustic music. He's a breakout bandleader and a guitar player's guitar player. His second album is recently out, called Home. Jontavious Willis is another guitar-playing youngster, but his thing is traditional country blues. He's been mentored by Taj Mahal and Keb Mo. Kevin Russell is the songwriter and band leader known as Shinyribs - a legend of the Austin scene and a wildly entertaining showman.

59 MINOCT 22
Comments
AmericanaFest 2019

Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show

Episode 106: Ketch Secor is the fiddler and front man of the uncanny success story Old Crow Medicine Show. As they enter their third decade as a band, they can claim to have revived and re-imagined old-time string band and blues music for new generations. They've added at least one hit song to the country music repertoire in "Wagon Wheel" and reached millions with a show full of passion and classic country music values. Their latest, Live At The Ryman, is a collection of hand-picked tracks from roughly a decade of live recordings at the Mother Church. Ketch talks about the band's origins, the legacy of its forty-odd shows at the Ryman and being part of Ken Burns' Country Music documentary.

59 MINOCT 15
Comments
Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show

Kelsey Waldon and Foggy Mountain Breakdown

In her new song "1988," Kelsey Waldon tells the story of the year she was born in Western Kentucky and what happened after that. What music fans know is that she brought her songs to Nashville and found community among the top emerging figure in East Nashville, including Margo Price and Erin Rae. She's just released her third album and it's special because White Noise/White Lines is a debut for John Prine's Oh Boy Records, part of a renewal of that decades old indie label. He's her songwriting hero, and their relationship is at the core of this conversation. Also in the hour, Raleigh NC writer Tommy Goldsmith talks about his new book, the definitive account of Earl Scruggs and his famous bluegrass instrumental "Foggy Mountain Breakdown."

61 MINOCT 8
Comments
Kelsey Waldon and Foggy Mountain Breakdown

Del McCoury, Jim Lauderdale and IBMA 2019

Del McCoury is a bluegrass hall of famer and repeat host of the International Bluegrass Music Association Awards. Jim Lauderdale is a beloved Nashville songwriter whose wide range of projects and songs includes Grammy Awards in bluegrass. Their personalities are as big as their resumes, so they'll make memorable co-hosts of the 2019 IBMA Awards in Raleigh. In a joint interview in front of a live audience, Jim and Del talk about the World of Bluegrass and their past and potential future as banjo players. You never know what might happen. Also in the hour, the next wave of the genre with Bluegrass Ramble showcase artist Jaelee Roberts. The 18-year-old is a new voice and songwriter who's being welcomed by leading musicians into her first steps as a recording artist. IBMA's World of Bluegrass runs Sept. 24-28 in Raleigh, NC.

60 MINSEP 23
Comments
Del McCoury, Jim Lauderdale and IBMA 2019

Aubrie Sellers and Brian Wright

Episode 103 features two artists who are showcasing at AmericanaFest 2019 with new albums ready for early next year. Brian Wright has lived and made music in Texas, Los Angeles and Nashville, where he's been a guitar-slinging sideman and the co-founder of Cafe Rooster Records. His next opus is the sonically experimental Lapse of Luxury. Aubrie Sellers grew up around the country music business in Nashville but took her time finding her own vision as an artist and writer. We talk about the run-up to her second album, Far From Home.

59 MINSEP 10
Comments
Aubrie Sellers and Brian Wright

Kendell Marvel plus Aaron Lee Tasjan

Episode 102: Kendell Marvel, native of rural southern Illinois, isa veteran professional Music Row songwriter whose work has been recorded by Gary Allan, George Strait, Lee Ann Womack, Chris Stapleton and others. He’s fought for country music values inside the system, even as it’s often let him down. He also put his performing and band-leading dreams on hold for years while raising a family. Now he's back, leading a periodic pop-up honky tonk at the Exit/In and writing new albums. Coming in October, Solid Gold Sounds, recorded at and for Dan Auerbach's Easy Eye Records. It's a 70s tinged classic country album that's good for the soul. Also, a catch up with Aaron Lee Tasjan, who's just released an entirely new version of his 2018 album called Karma For Cheap Reincarnated.

61 MINSEP 3
Comments
Kendell Marvel plus Aaron Lee Tasjan
hmly
himalayaプレミアムへようこそ聴き放題のオーディオブックをお楽しみください。