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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.

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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.

    188: Jesse Daniel

    188: Jesse Daniel

    On Episode 188, I'm joined by rising country songwriter Jesse Daniel, who at week's end (July 30), will release Beyond These Walls, his third full-length album. During this one, we talk about further developing as a storyteller with songs like "Clayton Was a Cowboy," expanding his sonic palette with the embrace of Mexican-influenced music, passing time as a fisherman during 2020, how his long-time sobriety helped him tackle the lockdown's restless weeks, and easing back into touring came naturally.

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

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    • 58 min
    187: Jonathan Tyler & Joshua Ray Walker

    187: Jonathan Tyler & Joshua Ray Walker

    On Episode 187, I'm joined by songwriters Jonathan Tyler and Joshua Ray Walker. The pair of Texas songwriters were playing a show at The Blue Light Live in Lubbock last week so we sat down for a conversation after soundcheck. During this one, we talk about upcoming projects, navigating the pandemic and quarantine, writing practices, and venturing into Nashville for collaborations and co-writes.

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

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    186: Dallas Burrow

    186: Dallas Burrow

    On Episode 186, I'm joined by Texas songwriter Dallas Burrow, who at the end of the week (July 23), will be releasing his excellent sophomore album, Dallas Burrow. During this conversation, we talk about the songs and themes that make up the self-titled, working with Bruce Robison (who produced the effort), the influence and impact of his artist father, Texas songwriters, and how relationships and family are wells in which he continously returns to time and again.

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

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    185: Zoe Cummins

    185: Zoe Cummins

    On Episode 185, I'm joined by rising singer-songwriter Zoe Cummins. This Friday (July 16), she'll be releasing her soaring and soulful debut self-titled EP. During this one, we talk about growing up in rural Oklahoma, moving to Nashville, hustling and navigating songwriting circles, rounds,  and open mics, and hear some of the stories behind the songs.

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

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    184: Butch Hancock

    184: Butch Hancock

    On Episode 184, I'm joined by singer-songwriter Butch Hancock of The Flatlanders. During this conversation, we talk about Hancock's West Texas Waltzes & Dust-Blown Tractor Tunes, driving tractors and working on cotton farms around Lubbock, discipline & dedication within songwriting, the diverse Flatlanders song catalog, the impact & evolution of the radio, and The Flatlanders' latest album, Treasure of Love (July 09). 

    Note: This is the first in a three-part installment of interviews with Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, and Butch Hancock of The Flatlanders.

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

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    183: Joe Ely

    183: Joe Ely

    On Episode 183, I'm joined by Joe Ely, the acclaimed singer-songwriter and member of the legendary Lubbock band The Flatlanders. During this conversation, we talk about The Flatlanders' newest album, Treasure of Love (July 9), lost band names, other Ely supergroups, albums like Panhandle Rambler & Hi-Res, the collaboration musical Chippy, playing with Bobby Keys, and hear a few Stubb's stories. 

    Note: This is the first in a three-part installment of interviews with Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely, and Butch Hancock of The Flatlanders.

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

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    • 1 hr 18 min

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91 Ratings

91 Ratings

ToddxOlsen ,

Good work man

This is great stuff. Enjoy it. Keep em coming.

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Love it

As a Lubbock guy, I love how we have Thomas representing the town as well as the Blue Light. He gets great interviews and always asks the right questions. I would also like to request my man Vincent Neal Emerson. -jackhenson12

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Amazing

Absolutely love the take on music here, amazing guests, and even better conversation!

I would love to hear an interview with Benjamin Tod!

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