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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. Follow on Instagram and Twitter at @_NewSlang.

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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. Follow on Instagram and Twitter at @_NewSlang.

    200: Quaker City Night Hawks

    200: Quaker City Night Hawks

    On Episode 200, I'm joined by Sam Anderson and David Matsler of Fort Worth rock band Quaker City Night Hawks. During this one, we talk about early roots, discovering music in the late '90s, collaborating with Mike and The Moonpies, and how the pandemic has had them reaccess their approach to songwriting, releasing albums, and tour schedules. 

    This episode's presenting partner is Desert Door Texas Sotol, The Blue Light Live, and Charlie Stout Photography.

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    199: Rod Gator

    199: Rod Gator

    On Episode 199, I'm joined by Louisiana singer-songwriter Rod Gator, who is releasing his latest album, the radiant For Louisiana, this Friday, September 17. During this conversation, we talk about his Louisiana roots, writing about natural disasters & conflict, hear stories about near-death experiences, recording and collaborating with Adrian Quesada of Black Pumas and Will Walden, and dive into more film and TV talk about Michael Mann, True Detective, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

    This episode's presenting partner is Desert Door Texas Sotol, The Blue Light Live, and Charlie Stout Photography.

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    *Pre-Order The Lubbock Way, the debut book by Thomas Mooney, here.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thomasdmooney)

    • 1 hr 21 min
    198: Luke Dick

    198: Luke Dick

    On Episode 198, I'm joined by singer-songwriter Luke Dick. During this conversation, we talk about the intersection of art & commerce, releasing music in 2021, writing & collaborating with the likes of Eric Church, Miranda Lambert, & Natalie Hemby, navigating the Nashville songwriting world, and his latest single, the excellent "Some Things Change."

    This episode's presenting partner is Desert Door Texas Sotol, The Blue Light Live, and Charlie Stout Photography.

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    The Neon Eon Podcast
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    *Pre-Order The Lubbock Way, the debut book by Thomas Mooney, here.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thomasdmooney)

    • 1 hr 9 min
    197: Marathon Songwriters Festival: Josh Grider & Kelley Mickwee

    197: Marathon Songwriters Festival: Josh Grider & Kelley Mickwee

    Episode 197 is Part 2 of a two-parter recorded down in Marathon, Texas at the Marathon Songwriters Festival. This Part is conversations about West Texas and songs with Josh Grider and Kelley Mickwee. Part 1 was with Courtney Patton, Walt Wilkins, and Drew Kennedy.

    This episode's presenting partner is Desert Door Texas Sotol, The Blue Light Live, and Charlie Stout Photography.

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    *Pre-Order The Lubbock Way, the debut book by Thomas Mooney, here.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thomasdmooney)

    • 48 min
    196: Marathon Songwriters Festival: Courtney Patton, Walt Wilkins, & Drew Kennedy

    196: Marathon Songwriters Festival: Courtney Patton, Walt Wilkins, & Drew Kennedy

    Episode 196 is Part 1 of a two-parter recorded down in Marathon, Texas at the Marathon Songwriters Festival. This Part is conversations about West Texas and songs with Courtney Patton, Walt Wilkins, and Drew Kennedy. Part 2 with Josh Grider, Kelley Mickwee, and Bobby Hamrick comes out later this week.

    This episode's presenting partner is Desert Door Texas Sotol, The Blue Light Live, and Charlie Stout Photography.

    New Slang Patreon
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    The Neon Eon Podcast
    The Neon Eon Merch Store

    *Pre-Order The Lubbock Way, the debut book by Thomas Mooney, here.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/thomasdmooney)

    • 1 hr 10 min
    195: The Red Clay Strays

    195: The Red Clay Strays

    On Episode 194, I'm joined by Drew Nix and Andrew Bishop of The Red Clay Strays. During this one, we talk about the collaborative writing process, how they navigated a difficult year of staying afloat during 2020, what their record plans are going forward, and hear a few stories about the road, breaking down, and the interesting characters they meet along the way.

    This episode's presenting partner is Desert Door Texas Sotol, The Blue Light Live, and Charlie Stout Photography.

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    The Neon Eon Podcast
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    *Pre-Order The Lubbock Way, the debut book by Thomas Mooney, here.





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    • 1 hr 13 min

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