121 episodes

New Slang is (mostly) an interview-based podcast hosted by music journalist Thomas Mooney. For the most part, it's an hour-long conversation with singer-songwriters, musicians, and bands within the Americana, country, folk, and rock realms. We discuss influences, albums, songwriting, and all things within that artist's life. Thomas Mooney has been published in the likes of Texas Monthly, Rolling Stone Country, Lone Star Music Magazine, Texas Music Magazine, Wide Open Country, and several other music publications.

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New Slang is (mostly) an interview-based podcast hosted by music journalist Thomas Mooney. For the most part, it's an hour-long conversation with singer-songwriters, musicians, and bands within the Americana, country, folk, and rock realms. We discuss influences, albums, songwriting, and all things within that artist's life. Thomas Mooney has been published in the likes of Texas Monthly, Rolling Stone Country, Lone Star Music Magazine, Texas Music Magazine, Wide Open Country, and several other music publications.

    New Slang: 121 Tony Kamel of Wood & Wire

    New Slang: 121 Tony Kamel of Wood & Wire

    On Episode 121, I'm joined by Tony Kamel of Austin band Wood & Wire. The bluegrass Americana outfit just released their fourth studio full-length, the excellent No Matter Where It Goes from Here, a few weeks back. Working out of The Zone out in...

    • 1 hr 27 min
    New Slang: 120 Brennen Leigh

    New Slang: 120 Brennen Leigh

    In this episode of New Slang, I’m joined by singer-songwriter Brennen Leigh. At the end of this week (Friday, September 18), Leigh released Prairie Love Letter, a worthy ode to her roots and childhood home, the rural open plains of Western Minnesota and...

    • 1 hr 10 min
    New Slang: 119 Jaime Wyatt

    New Slang: 119 Jaime Wyatt

    On Episode 119, I'm joined by singer-songwriter Jaime Wyatt, who released her excellent full-length album, Neon Cross, this past May. So much of Neon Cross is shaped by Wyatt's time living out in Los Angeles and coming to terms with addiction, relapse,...

    • 1 hr 19 min
    New Slang: 118 Waylon Payne

    New Slang: 118 Waylon Payne

    On Episode 118, I am joined by singer-songwriter Waylon Payne. At the end of this week (Friday, September 11), Payne will be releasing Blue Eyes, The Harlot, The Queer, The Pusher and Me, the long-awaited follow-up to his 2004 debut album, The Drifter....

    • 1 hr 11 min
    New Slang: 117 Tennessee Jet

    New Slang: 117 Tennessee Jet

    On Episode 117, I catch up with country singer-songwriter Tennessee Jet to talk about his excellent new album, The Country, due out Friday, September 04. As the title suggests, it's a sprawling ode to American music with road-weary ramblers, lonesome...

    • 1 hr 30 min
    New Slang: 116 Karen Jonas

    New Slang: 116 Karen Jonas

    I'm joined by singer-songwriter Karen Jonas for Episode 116. Jonas just recently released The Southwest Sky and Other Dreams this past Friday (August 28). As the title alludes, 10 songs of The Southwest Sky are character-driven vignettes largely...

    • 1 hr 3 min

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