The Show On The Road with Z. Lupetin

The day to day life of musicians and songwriters are dispatched from the road and beyond.

About the show

The Show On The Road features interviews and exclusive acoustic performances with songwriters, bandleaders and musicians from around the world. Hosted by Dustbowl Revival's Z. Lupetin, each episode features an in-depth and playfully creative conversation about the real day to day lives of artists and their inspirations.

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Episodes

  • Samantha Fish

    May 13th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  43 mins 29 secs
    americana, bgs, blues guitar, electric guitar, guitar, new orleans, roots culture redefined, roots music, samantha fish, show on the road, the bluegrass situation, women in music

    This week, we jump in our podcast time machine for a face-to-face (remember those?) interview with the acclaimed blues and roots guitarist and singer-songwriter Samantha Fish.

  • Lera Lynn

    May 5th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  55 mins 56 secs
    americana podcast, bgs podcast network, lera lynn, roots culture redefined, show on the road, show on the road podcast, songwriting podcast, t bone burnett, the bluegrass situation, the show on the road, the show on the road podcast, z. lupetin, zach lupetin

    This week, we bring you a deep dive with the silky-voiced southern gothic-folk songwriter Lera Lynn, who has recently gained notoriety for her mysterious and lushly cinematic sound, as heard in her haunting 2020 LP On My Own (on which she writes, produces and plays every instrument on each song) and in the music of HBO’s True Detective (produced by T-Bone Burnett), on which she also became a cast member in Season 2.

  • Ani DiFranco

    April 28th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 5 mins
    americana podcast, ani difranco, bgs podcast network, roots culture redefined, show on the road, show on the road podcast, songwriting podcast, the bluegrass situation, the show on the road, the show on the road podcast, z. lupetin, zach lupetin

    This week on The Show On The Road, we bring you a truly inspiring talk with the activist, author, and free-spirited feminist folk icon Ani DiFranco, who just released her lushly orchestrated twenty-second album: Revolutionary Love.

  • Parker Millsap

    April 21st, 2021  |  Season 4  |  59 mins 40 secs
    americana podcast, bgs podcast network, parker millsap, roots culture redefined, show on the road, show on the road podcast, songwriting podcast, the bluegrass situation, the show on the road, the show on the road podcast, z. lupetin, zach lupetin

    This week, we feature a conversation with one of the rising stars in our current roots music renaissance: a gifted Oklahoma-born singer-songwriter who grew up in the Pentecostal church and creates a fiery gospel backdrop behind his tender then window-rattling rock-n-roll voice: Parker Millsap.

  • Steve Earle

    April 14th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  36 mins 14 secs
    americana podcast, bgs podcast network, justin townes earle, roots culture redefined, show on the road, show on the road podcast, songwriting podcast, steve earle, the bluegrass situation, the show on the road, the show on the road podcast, z. lupetin, zach lupetin

    This week, a special rebroadcast of our conversation with the three-time Grammy award winning roots n roll poet and rogue founding father of the thriving Americana movement - Steve Earle. The conversation was recorded outside Romp Fest in Kentucky on Earle’s tour bus. Remember when we could do stuff like that?

  • Caroline Spence

    April 7th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 4 mins
    americana podcast, bgs podcast network, caroline spence, roots culture redefined, show on the road, show on the road podcast, songwriting podcast, the bluegrass situation, the show on the road, the show on the road podcast, z. lupetin, zach lupetin

    This week, we feature a conversation with one of most admired and sharp-witted singer-songwriters in the fertile Nashville Americana scene, Caroline Spence.

  • Bettye LaVette

    April 1st, 2021  |  Season 4  |  58 mins 40 secs
    americana podcast, bettye lavette, bgs podcast network, blues, r&b, roots culture redefined, show on the road, show on the road podcast, songwriting podcast, soul, the bluegrass situation, the show on the road, the show on the road podcast, z. lupetin, zach lupetin

    This week, we feature an intimate conversation with beloved soul and R&B singer Bettye LaVette.

    Covering her remarkable six decades in show-business, we dive deep into her beginnings as a Detroit hit-making teenager during Motown’s heyday (her neighbor was Smokey Robinson), to her early career touring with Otis Redding and James Brown, and the hard times that followed as a music industry steeped in racist and sexist traditions largely turned its back on her.

  • The Tallest Man On Earth

    March 24th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  57 mins 28 secs
    americana podcast, bgs podcast network, roots culture redefined, show on the road, show on the road podcast, songwriting podcast, sweden, swedish musician, the bluegrass situation, the show on the road, the show on the road podcast, the tallest man on earth, z. lupetin, zach lupetin

    This week, we take the show to the countryside of Sweden for an intimate talk with Kristian Matsson, poet-songwriter and masterful acoustic multi-instrumentalist who has released five acclaimed albums and two EPs over the last decade and a half, performing as The Tallest Man on Earth.

  • The Allman Betts Band

    March 17th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  52 mins 58 secs
    allman betts band, americana podcast, bgs podcast network, devon allman, dickey betts, duane betts, gregg allman, roots culture redefined, show on the road, show on the road podcast, songwriting podcast, the allman betts band, the bluegrass situation, the show on the road, the show on the road podcast, z. lupetin, zach lupetin

    This week - it’s a rock-n roll-family affair with a special conversation with Devon Allman and Duane Betts - two guitar-slinging sons of the iconic Allman Brothers Band who formed their own soulful supergroup in 2019 - The Allman Betts Band.

  • Low Cut Connie

    March 10th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 7 mins
    americana podcast, bgs podcast network, low cut connie, roots culture redefined, show on the road, show on the road podcast, songwriting podcast, the bluegrass situation, the show on the road, the show on the road podcast, z. lupetin, zach lupetin

    This week, we call in to Philadelphia for a conversation with the highly-theatrical pianist and tireless, much-adored performer Adam Weiner, who for the last decade has gained a cult following around the world fronting his soulful bizarro-rock outfit Low Cut Connie.

  • Béla Fleck and Abigail Washurn (Rebroadcast)

    March 3rd, 2021  |  Season 4  |  53 mins 10 secs
    abigail washburn, americana podcast, banjo, banjo legends, bela fleck, bela fleck and abigail washburn, bgs podcast network, roots culture redefined, show on the road, show on the road podcast, songwriting podcast, the bluegrass situation, the show on the road, the show on the road podcast, z. lupetin, zach lupetin

    This week, we’re bringing back a favorite episode featuring banjo heroes Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn.

  • Shovels & Rope

    February 24th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  59 mins 1 sec
    americana podcast, bgs podcast network, cary ann hearst, michael trent, michael trent and cary ann hearst, roots culture redefined, shovels & rope, shovels and rope, show on the road, show on the road podcast, songwriting podcast, the bluegrass situation, the show on the road, the show on the road podcast, z. lupetin, zach lupetin

    This week, we celebrate the newest record by Charleston’s hellion harmonizers Shovels & Rope, with a new conversation with the married co-leads Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst.

  • The Lumineers (Jeremiah Fraites)

    February 17th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 42 secs
    americana podcast, bgs podcast network, jeremiah fraites, lumineers, roots culture redefined, show on the road, show on the road podcast, songwriting podcast, the bluegrass situation, the lumineers, the show on the road, the show on the road podcast, z. lupetin, zach lupetin

    This week, Z. talks to one of the founding members of beloved folk-rock hitmakers The Lumineers - drummer and pianist Jeremiah Fraites. After following his heart to Italy, Jeremiah dialed into the podcast from Turin - his wife’s hometown. Alongside juggling duties as co-songwriter and performer in one of the most successful acoustic groups of the last twenty years and raising his two-year-old son, Fraites released a gorgeous instrumental record called Piano Piano this January.

  • Blind Boys Of Alabama

    February 10th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  41 mins 43 secs
    americana podcast, bgs podcast network, blind boys of alabama, roots culture redefined, show on the road, show on the road podcast, songwriting podcast, the blind boys of alabama, the bluegrass situation, the show on the road, the show on the road podcast, z. lupetin, zach lupetin

    This week on the show, to help honor Black History Month, we bring you a conversation with members of the foundational gospel group The Blind Boys Of Alabama - including longtime singer Ricky McKinnie, and beloved senior member Jimmy Carter who has been with the group for four decades.

  • Langhorne Slim

    February 3rd, 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 7 mins
    americana podcast, bgs podcast network, langhorne slim, roots culture redefined, sean scolnick, show on the road, show on the road podcast, songwriting podcast, the bluegrass situation, the show on the road, the show on the road podcast, z. lupetin, zach lupetin
  • The Secret Sisters

    January 27th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 5 mins
    bgs podcast network, dustbowl revival, muscle shoals, roots culture redefined, saturn return, secret sisters, show on the road, show on the road podcast, the secret sisters, the show on the road, the show on the road podcast, you don’t own me anymore, z. lupetin, zach lupetin

    This week, Z. talks with Laura and Lydia Rodgers, Grammy-nominated songwriters and preeminent harmonizers from Muscle Shoals, AL, who for the last decade have recorded as The Secret Sisters.