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20 minutes | Sep 8, 2012
SWRFA Jam 1 - James Lee Stanley & John Batdorf - All Wood And Stones
This is the first of a series of shorter, music-intensive shows featuring live performances from last year's Southwest Regional Folk Alliance in Austin, TX. In this episode, James Lee Stanley and John Batdorf showcase their acoustic versions of Rolling Stones classics. Their 2005 CD is called All Wood and Stones. This year's SWRFA is just around the corner, September 27-30. To learn more or get tickets, go to swrfa.com.
11 minutes | Jun 10, 2012
Fun-Size 5: Lori Holyfield - Pay Attention
On the last day of the Kerrville Folk Festival, here's a recording from the first song circle of the year at Camp Stupid. Sociology professor Dr. Lori Holyfield lays down some musical wisdom. Visit Dr. Holyfield's page at U of Arkansas to learn about the Veterans Oral History Project.
37 minutes | Mar 11, 2012
Episode 9 - A First Time For Everything
This episode, we sit in on the First-Timers showcases at the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) and talk with Charlie Stewart of Handshake Management. Includes live recorded tunes from the following artists: Tony Denikos Hamp & Janet Dave Morrison Kira Small Bev Barnett & Greg Newlon Ky Hote Twangtown Paramours Charlie Stewart's Handshake Management has offered to answer any management questions listeners might have. Email Charlie at Handshakemgt@aol.com and mention That's Soundacious in the subject line.
39 minutes | Dec 20, 2011
Episode 8 - Let's All Go To The Lobby
For this episode, John Voorhees sets up his microphone in the lobby of the Austin Midtown Holiday Inn during registration for the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance music conference (SWRFA). Among the passing players are Tom Corbett, Rob Lytle, Jim Jones, John Scholten and 2 Bit Palomino. We also talk with organizer Dalis Allen about the difference between SWRFA and Kerrville Folk Festival (which she also coordinates).
28 minutes | Oct 30, 2011
Episode 7 - Monster Jam Session
We return with a groovy, ghoulie Halloween episode, featuring monstrous melodies from Kyle Howe, John & Tanya, Joe McClure and Butch Morgan, plus keyboard creepies from Julie Bonk and a little harmonic salvation from Brother Sun!
4 minutes | Sep 27, 2011
Tomorrow morning I'm heading off to the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance in Austin! Here's where we stand.
6 minutes | Sep 15, 2011
Fun-Size 4: David Allan - Alone
David Allan plays in the Austin area, and I'm still looking to find a good link for him. Great song, though.
9 minutes | Sep 12, 2011
Fun-Size 3: Joanna Howerton - River Child
Joanna Howerton of the Hill Country Penguins rocks Camp Stupid at the Kerrville Folk Festival with the help of Gary Sapone's searing harmonica.
6 minutes | Sep 7, 2011
Fun-Size 2: Bill Oliver - Act Of God
I talked with eco-troubadour Bill Oliver back in episode 3 of That's Soundacious, and this is a very timely song about the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, and the "response" of Texas governor (and current Republican Presidential candidate) Rick Perry. You can hear more of Bill's music at his website, mrhabitat.net.
7 minutes | Sep 5, 2011
Fun-Size 1: Butch Morgan - Mr. Blue
This is the first of several shorter, more frequent episodes of the podcast through the course of September ... and possibly October. Expect Fun-Size shows every Monday and Thursday. The first "Fun-Size" features Claude "Butch" Morgan singing Mr. Blue at a house concert in McHenry, MS. He is backed up on guitar and harmony vocals by Ken Gaines. Here are the websites of this episode's featured artists: Butch Morgan Ken Gaines
37 minutes | Aug 22, 2011
Episode 6 - I'm With Stupid
John Voorhees talks with Ken Gaines about the origins of Camp Stupid at the Kerrville Folk Festival and how to know folk music when you hear it. Plus, tunes from Gary Sapone, Hans York, Val D'Alessio and Dave Tinder. Here are the websites of this episode's featured artists: Ken Gaines Hans York Val D'Alessio Joanna Howerton's band, The Hill Country Penguins The only incidental music in this episode is Asking For Trouble from the album Asking For Trouble by John Voorhees.
42 minutes | Aug 7, 2011
Episode 5 - The Wisdom Of Wilcox
This is the second half of the interview between pianist-songwriter Allie Farris and former A&M artist and relentless seeker David Wilcox. (Part 1 is in Episode 4.) David's views on the personal journey of songwriting and the importance of listening to your inner truth are particularly poignant after the sudden death of Amy Winehouse. I play several fragments and songs of Dave's through the course of this show, and you can hear them complete and buy your own copies through the following links: Glory from Turning Point (1997) The Kid from How Did You Find Me Here (1989) Turning Point from Turning Point (1997) All The Roots Grow Deeper When It's Dry from Big Horizon (1994) Open Hand from Open Hand (2009) Next episode in two weeks on Monday, August 22. Cheers!
42 minutes | Jul 24, 2011
Episode 4 - The Tao of Dave
This is the first half of an extraordinary interview between Allie Farris, a fiercely talented young performer looking for the secrets of songwriting success, and one of my musical heroes, David Wilcox. The end result is not just an overview of the logistical problems facing struggling musicians, but also a lesson in conscious and adventurous living that can apply to anyone trying to eke out a more creative existence. I feel privileged to have been at the right place and time to just put a microphone between these two. The interview transcript is available at thats.soundacious.com. I play several fragments and songs of Dave's through the course of this show, and you can hear them complete and buy your own copies through the following links: Language Of The Heart from How Did You Find Me Here (1989) Leave It Like It Is from How Did You Find Me Here (1989) Perfect Storm from Airstream (2008) What You Whispered from What You Whispered (2000) The second part of this talk will be available in two weeks, on Monday, August 8. Cheers!
30 minutes | Jul 10, 2011
Episode 3 - Collegiality 201 : Advanced Studies
In this episode, we hear the second half of our visit with the 2011 finalists of Kerrville Folk Festival's University Songwriters competition. We also get a lesson in KFF history from "eco-troubadour" Bill Oliver Want to hear more of this week's University Songwriters Finalists? Myles Duelm - Texas State Pete Okie Weiss - UT Here are the websites of this episode's featured artists: Bill Oliver Joanna Howerton's band, The Hill Country Penguins Jim Kam Incidental music: Jakob Martin - Whole Again from Masking The Mirror Episode 4 will be available Monday July 25, and will feature an interview with renowned folkie David Wilcox.
33 minutes | Jun 26, 2011
Episode 2 - Collegiality
In this episode, we hear the first half of a chat with the 2011 finalists of Kerrville Folk Festival's University Songwriters competition. Plus, there's tunes under the Camp Stupid tent from Phil Lancaster, Julie Bonk and Hans York.Want to hear more of the University Songwriters Finalists? Benton Leachman - Texas Tech Katrina Cain - University of North Texas Lindsay Harris - Texas A& M Check back in two weeks and you'll hear part two of the University Songwriters circle, featuring songs from Myles Duelm of Texas State and Pete Okie Weiss of UT. Here are the websites of this episode's featured artists: Phil Lancaster Julie Bonk Hans York Incidental music: Gary Jules - No Poetry from Trading Snakeoil For Wolftickets Patty Larkin - Solo Flight from Tango Episode 3 will be available Monday July 11, and will feature part 2 of John's conversation with the Kerrville Folk Festival University Songwriters finalists. And just to tease, episode 4 will include an interview with a highly famous folk musician! Stay tuned.
29 minutes | Jun 12, 2011
Episode 1 - What's Soundacious?
John Voorhees tries to give some sort of decent explanation why he should be telling you anything about folk music. He also talks chord progressions with Ken Gaines and chills out with a tune by Andrew Delaney and Julie Bonk. Here are the websites of this episode's featured artists: Ken Gaines Andrew Delaney Julie Bonk I didn't list the incidental music, so here it is: John Voorhees - A Girl Who Can from The Movie Jack Neilson - Home To Georgia from Here I Go Again Peter Mulvey - Black Rabbit from Rapture
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