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New Slang is an interview-based podcast hosted by music journalist Thomas Mooney. It's mostly hour-long conversations 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, & more.

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New Slang is an interview-based podcast hosted by music journalist Thomas Mooney. It's mostly hour-long conversations 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, & more.

    212: Caleb Lee Hutchinson

    212: Caleb Lee Hutchinson

    On Episode 212, I'm joined by singer-songwriter Caleb Lee Hutchinson. This past Friday, Hutchinson released the cosmic-swept space country album Southern Galactic. With anthemic barnburners like the tone-setting "Silverado" and honky-tonk juke joints like "At Least I'm Drunk" and "Good at Being Bad," Hutchinson captures adventurous sonic punches while delivering familiar country themes. Still, heartbreak, lonesomeness, and existential dread do the heaviest lifting on Southern Galactic. As a songwriter, Hutchinson continues to take giant strides as a storyteller and embraces those deep, dark, and often difficult moments on songs like "I Miss You," "Quarter Life Crisis," "Used Too," and "She Didn't Drink with Me." It's in those moments where everything comes together--Hutchinson's brooding baritone matches the heartbreak and unsureness of his lyrics while the vast chasm of deep space rumbles through with Western tinges and '80s synth. 

    During this episode, we talk about Hutchinson working with producer Titanic Sinclair, exploring the studio space, existential dread, our first pickup trucks, and the songwriting of Southern Galactic. 


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    211: Dallas Burrow

    211: Dallas Burrow

    On Episode 211, I'm joined by Texas singer-songwriter Dallas Burrow. This past summer, Burrow released his latest full-length, the country and folk rambler Blood Brothers. With fellow Texan songwriter/producer Jonathan Tyler at the producing helm, Burrow continues establishing himself as a vivid storyteller with a knack for delivering a compelling, hearty punch. "Motel 6" is a road-weary charmer that'll fill your coffee cup for the drive back home. Songs like the wistful "Starry Eyes," haunting honky tonking "Out My Window," and the sad country waltzer "A Lot of It Was" showcase Burrow's (and Tyler's) dynamics as storyteller and bandleader. Still, the crisp title track "Blood Brothers," a certified Texas epic built on lore, adventure, heritage, and everlasting oaths, is perhaps Burrow's greatest moment.

    During this episode, we talk about writing "Blood Brothers," covering Townes Van Zandt, working with Jonathan Tyler, and becoming buddies with the likes of Texas legend Willis Alan Ramsey.

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    Theme music is "Turnpike" and "Yard Sale" by Silent Partner.
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    210: Cleto Cordero of Flatland Cavalry

    210: Cleto Cordero of Flatland Cavalry

    New Slang returns with Episode 210, where I'm joined by singer-songwriter Cleto Cordero of Flatland Cavalry. During this conversation, we talk about Flatland's latest EP, Songs To Keep You Warm, working with the great Bruce Robison on projects, finding your true self in songwriting, Far West Texas inspirations, the new Panhandlers EP, West Texas Is The Best Texas, and Flatland's sonic journey over the past few short years.

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    209: Thomas Csorba

    209: Thomas Csorba

    On Episode 209, I'm joined by singer-songwriter Thomas Csorba. During this conversation, we talk about growing up in Houston, discovering Texas songwriters, recording with Beau Bedford & The Texas Gentlemen, writing during the Pandemic, how songwriting has evolved and changed over the past few years, Randy Newman songs, and what he has planned going forward in 2022.

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

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    208: Grady Spencer

    208: Grady Spencer

    On Episode 208, I'm joined by singer-songwriter Grady Spencer, who in January released Wait, his fourth full-length with his band Grady Spencer & The Work and sixth overall. During this interview, we talk about writing Wait, the sonic palette that was influenced by the mood and feel of the past few years, the significance of songs like "Therapy's Good," touring the country, growing up in West Texas, why Matchbox Twenty still holds up, and putting his own spin on '90s Country.

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

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    207: William Beckmann

    207: William Beckmann

    On Episode 207, I'm joined by singer-songwriter William Beckmann. During this conversation, we talk about his Del Rio roots, border radio influences, splitting time between Texas and Tennessee, finding his voice as a writer, navigating co-writes with songwriting heroes, sage advice from Radney Foster, and what new music he has on the horizon.

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I looked up to Thomas a lot in college. Glad to see he is doing well. I hope you enjoy creating this content as much as I enjoy listening.

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