35 episodes

Americana Podcast: The 51st State is a platform dedicated to sharing and expanding on the Americana genre's roots, reach, and definition. Each episode is told from the point of view of the musicians that have dedicated their lives to it. Robert Earl Keen, Americana pioneer and host, interviews musicians, exploring their unique histories, creative processes, successes, failures, and everything in between.

Americana Podcast American Songwriter, Robert Earl Keen

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    • 4.8 • 258 Ratings

Americana Podcast: The 51st State is a platform dedicated to sharing and expanding on the Americana genre's roots, reach, and definition. Each episode is told from the point of view of the musicians that have dedicated their lives to it. Robert Earl Keen, Americana pioneer and host, interviews musicians, exploring their unique histories, creative processes, successes, failures, and everything in between.

    Vince Herman | Salmon and Solos

    Vince Herman | Salmon and Solos

    So join this episode as our host, Robert Earl Keen goes song by song with Vince Herman. Exploring the parts that make up a musical life and identity.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Paul Thorn | Pimps, Preachers, and Blues Singers

    Paul Thorn | Pimps, Preachers, and Blues Singers

    Recorded at Natchez 4th of July Celebration in Natchez, MS- Blues singer-songwriter, Paul Thorn, joins host Robert Earl Keen, to discussing his musical history, opening for Sting, songwriting, and his latest record "Never Too Late to Call". With a special bonus interview at the end with blues/funk group The B3

    • 52 min
    Billy Bob Thornton, JD Andrews (The Boxmasters) | Resource and Influence

    Billy Bob Thornton, JD Andrews (The Boxmasters) | Resource and Influence

    Happy Birthday Billy Bob Thornton! Join our host, Robert Earl Keen, as he speaks with Billy Bob Thornton and JD Andrews from The Boxmasters about musical influences, recording styles, and their latest and upcoming projects.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Jim Lauderdale | Zen There, Done That

    Jim Lauderdale | Zen There, Done That

    If it’s one thing that we love here at americana podcast, it is the concept of the artistic process. We’re not alone in this, it seems that when anyone speaks about artists, musical, visual, conceptual- you name it- one of the first things people will go into or ask about, is how a piece of art came to exist. Jim Lauderdale is here to tell us.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Rob Bleetstein | The Man with a Thousand Tickets

    Rob Bleetstein | The Man with a Thousand Tickets

    Join us as our host Robert Earl Keen speaks with radio host and producer, Rob Bleetstein, about the early days of Americana, his experiences as a long-time music lover, his contributions to shaping the genre, and who to look forward to in the future.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Americana Podcast | Artist's Archive

    Americana Podcast | Artist's Archive

    As we look to the future of this show, we take a moment to fondly remember our favorite moments from past episodes

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
258 Ratings

258 Ratings

The only Lovey ,

Making old music new again

So many hidden gems. This is a great podcast for those of us who love great lyrics and nice tunes.

me just an average working guy ,

Huge fan

Picked up on REK While working in the little state of Texas a couple years ago, the lyrics the music blew me away. So glad to have a podcast to spread some new to me and probably old to most musicians. The party never ends.

Big Country Grizz Chew ,

Volume up

Good podcast but could you turn up the volume a bit?

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