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Radio Friendly

Talking with artists and DJs about the Americana airwaves.

Bill runs a weekly Americana podcast called "The Freight Train Boogie Show," as well as a two-hour show on KRSH in Santa Rosa, CA.

Radio Friendly

Talking with artists and DJs about the Americana airwaves.

Bill runs a weekly Americana podcast called "The Freight Train Boogie Show," as well as a two-hour show on KRSH in Santa Rosa, CA.

Forty Years of Country Music and "Related Forms"

Nice piece, Bill. It captures a quality of openess to musical experience that too  few people allow themselves. Thanks. - Ted

Excellent! I really enjoyed reading this and learned a lot. Thank you!

Terrific piece/interview on Sully...really enjoyed it Bill...regarding her color associations and Mark O'Connor, I had a guitar teacher for a few lessons once...I can read music a little but mostly don't and I'm a decent player...this guy was the best guitar player I've ever seen (seriously, he could have played sessions withe the Wrecking Crew or dueled with Al DiMeola and John McLaughlin), and he didn't care if you read music or not, or even if you were any good...you just sat with him and he showed you how to play various things and what to work on to figure out your style, no lesson plan at all, technique things...he would frequently ask about colors and music..."What color do you think this chord is?"...so the colors and music thing is real for great players, and music afficianados..he thought playing guitar was inherently related to mathmatics too...and was distracted by music playing in his head often...some folks are just attuned to different things...your subject Sully being one of them...