If you remember the romance of radio road trips, or if you’re too young for all that and just wish podcasts could introduce you to exciting new music and let you eavesdrop on the kinds of conversations that happen among artists at late-night diners after gigs, Country Fried Rock is for you. If your job is to make your radio station sound interesting, or if you’re just a fan of great music, come on in. You can smell the soul in the air as the door closes behind you and your mouth begins to water. Everything is better when it’s country fried, right?
Crush Rush #2008
Photojournalist, Crush Rush, shares the power of images in historic events. With frank conversation about the importance of photojournalism, anti-racism, and his experience as a Black man in America, we delve into some of the difficult topics necessary to change our world. If you "don't like talking about this stuff all the time," you need to listen to this podcast.
Read Cowtownchad’s (AKA Chad Cochran) photo essays about mental health, I Didn’t Want to Tell You –IDWTTY, as part of Country Fried Rock podcast miniseries, Rock N Roll Book Club. Chad Cochran, known in the photography world as Cowtownchad, coaxes comfortable photos from uncomfortable subjects — both the people and the topics. As he transitioned...
The Muscle Shoals Legacy of FAME #2006
Read The Muscle Shoals Legacy of FAME by Blake Ells, part of the Country Fried Rock podcast miniseries, Rock N Roll Book Club. Blake Ells loves music and Alabama. Ells ties together his passion for the music made in his home state with his journalistic storytelling. The resulting book brings the history of Aretha Franklin...
My Heart Sings the Harmony: Twenty Years of Writing About Music #2005
Read My Heart Sings the Harmony: Twenty Years of Writing About Music by Jason Warburg, part of the Country Fried Rock podcast miniseries, Rock N Roll Book Club. Jason Warburg’s knack for writing about music engages non-musicians in his analysis. He manages to write about prog rock without boring the reader and review albums thoughtfully...
Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge #2004
Read Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge by Mark Yarm, part of the Country Fried Rock podcast miniseries, Rock N Roll Book Club. Mark Yarm combines his love for grunge with his comfortable way of storytelling. While clearly a fan of the music, Yarm delves into the lesser-known behind the scenes jostling...
Read Bandlife: Tips on How to Survive Life in a Band and Other Lives Too… by Matthew Paige, part of the Country Fried Rock podcast miniseries, Rock N Roll Book Club. Matthew Paige realized that he could make life a lot easier for other musicians embarking on a life on tour. Geared towards bands with...
It's just OK
Could be a lot better. I start out the podcast not knowing some of the artists or their style then listen to them tell me how they got into music. Would be nice if you started the podcast with one of their songs then went into interview, that way I could get a better feeling of the artists music. Otherwise the interviews are good. Listen to the guys on WNCW interview a bluegrass artist, they have the format you need.