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

  • Asleep at the Wheel (Ray Benson)

    September 30th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  44 mins 10 secs
    americana podcast, asleep at the wheel, austin, austin music, austin texas, bgs podcast network, bob dylan, country, country music, country podcast, emmylou harris, george strait, lee ann womack, lyle lovett, ray benson, roots culture redefined, show on the road, show on the road podcast, songwriting podcast, texas, texas music, the bluegrass situation, the show on the road, the show on the road podcast, western swing, willie nelson, z. lupetin, zach lupetin

    This week, we bring you a half-century-spanning talk with the Grammy-winning ringleader of one of American roots music’s most durable and iconic bands, Ray Benson of Asleep at the Wheel. The episode is a celebration of their fifty years of diligent song collecting, Western swing camaraderie and epic genre-spanning collaboration - and features first listens of their new record Half a Hundred Years which drops on October 1. The record covers old classics and tells new stories, with spritely cameos from fellow Texans Lyle Lovett and Willie Nelson.

  • Sammy Rae & The Friends

    September 16th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 7 mins
    americana podcast, bgs podcast network, jackie o, jackie onassis, pop, roots culture redefined, sammy rae, sammy rae and the friends, show on the road, show on the road podcast, songwriting podcast, soul, the bluegrass situation, the friends, the show on the road, the show on the road podcast, z. lupetin, zach lupetin

    This week, we talk to Brooklyn-based bandleader and jazz-roots singer extraordinaire Sammy Rae, who for the last four years has barnstormed the country with her kinetic octet The Friends.

  • Madi Diaz

    September 2nd, 2021  |  Season 4  |  54 mins 14 secs
    americana podcast, bgs podcast network, breakup, breakup album, folk, madi diaz, roots culture redefined, show on the road, show on the road podcast, singer songwriter, songwriter, songwriting podcast, the bluegrass situation, the show on the road, the show on the road podcast, z. lupetin, zach lupetin

    This week, we go on a deep dive with Madi Diaz, a sought-after Nashville-based songwriter who may have dropped among the most devastating and powerful break-up albums of the decade with her newest LP History Of A Feeling, a searing debut on Anti- Records.

  • Hiss Golden Messenger

    August 19th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  53 mins 17 secs
    acoustic, acoustic guitar, americana, bgs, california, durham, folk, folk music, guitar, hiss golden messenger, mc taylor, quietly blowing it, roots culture redefined, roots music, show on the road, singer songwriter, songwriter, the bluegrass situation

    This week, we dial into North Carolina for a comprehensive conversation with Grammy-nominated songwriter MC Taylor, who for the last decade and a half has created heart-wrenchingly personal and subtly political music fronting the acclaimed roots group Hiss Golden Messenger.

  • The Ballroom Thieves

    August 5th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  49 mins 17 secs
    americana, ballroom thieves, bgs, boston, folk, guitar, roots culture redefined, roots music, show on the road, the bluegrass situation, women in music

    This week, we bring you an intimate conversation with avant-folk instrumentalists and songwriting team Martin Earley (guitar, vocals) and Callie Peters (cello-vocals) - the driving forces behind New England’s The Ballroom Thieves.

  • Lake Street Dive

    July 22nd, 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 4 mins
    americana, bgs, funk, lake street dive, pop, pop music, roots culture redefined, roots music, show on the road, soul, the bluegrass situation

    This week, we bring you a conversation with members of the internationally loved soul-pop pioneers Lake Street Dive. Starting out as jazz nerds storming local folk festivals and tiny rock clubs around Boston, they’ve since become a well-oiled touring phenomenon, headlining Red Rocks, touring Europe, playing late night on Colbert and Kimmel, all while never settling into an easily nameable genre. In 2021, after three years since their last, they celebrated the release of their much-awaited seventh studio album 'Obviously.'

  • Menahan Street Band (The Daptone Sound)

    June 24th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  44 mins 10 secs
    bgs, daptone records, guitar, jay-z, mark ronson, menahan street band, roots culture redefined, show on the road, the bluegrass situation, the roots, the swampers, wrecking crew

    This week, we bring you a rare conversation with the braintrust behind the brass-forward instrumental supergroup the Menahan Street Band: Thomas Brenneck and Homer Steinweiss. If Tarantino and Scorsese ever needed a custom-made 1970’s greasy soul soundtrack, MSB might be the perfect choice. While the timeless Daptone Records sound has gone worldwide thanks to breakout stars like the late Sharon Jones and Charles Bradley, most don’t know the bandleaders and songwriters behind their intricately arranged works.

  • Robert Finley

    June 17th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  41 mins 26 secs
    america's got talent, americana podcast, bgs podcast network, blues, dan auerbach, louisiana, robert finley, roots culture redefined, show on the road, show on the road podcast, singer, songwriting podcast, soul, the black keys, the bluegrass situation, the show on the road, the show on the road podcast, z. lupetin, zach lupetin

    This week, we journey to northern Louisiana for a unique conversation with sprightly blues and southern rock singer Robert Finely, who began making music in his cotton-growing family in the 1960s, and has been rediscovered and empowered through his remarkable partnership with Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys.

  • Amy Helm

    June 10th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  1 hr 33 secs
    americana podcast, amy helm, bgs podcast network, bob dylan, classic rock, levon helm, live music, musician, roots culture redefined, show on the road, show on the road podcast, singer songwriter, songwriting podcast, the band, the bluegrass situation, the show on the road, the show on the road podcast, woodstock, z. lupetin, zach lupetin

    This week, we place a call into Woodstock, NY, where we speak to a respected singer, songwriter, sometimes drummer and beloved daughter of Levon Helm of The Band: Amy Helm. Growing up in the home of two working performers (her mother is singer Libby Titus, who wrote songs covered by Bonnie Raitt and Linda Ronstadt) wasn’t always the easiest for the introspective Helm, but it gave her a fertile proving ground to begin her exploration in creating her own soaring songs in the folk, blues and soul traditions. She waited until she was forty-four to release her acclaimed first solo record Didn’t It Rain, with her father lending his signature earthy drums on several tracks – and this year, she teamed up with multi-instrumentalist and producer Josh Kaufman (Taylor Swift, Bonny Light Horseman) to create What The Flood Leaves Behind, her most emotive and lushly-realized project yet.

  • CAKE (John McCrea)

    June 3rd, 2021  |  Season 4  |  50 mins 11 secs
    90s, 90s music, alt, alternative, bgs podcast network, cake, dustbowl revival, indie, indie music, john mccrea, music, music interview, music podcast, rock, rock music, roots culture redefined, the bluegrass situation, the show on the road, z. lupetin

    This week, a rare career-spanning interview with the ever-curious frontman, activist and rock hitmaker John McCrea, who founded one of the most beloved and yet misunderstood bands of our time - CAKE - in Sacramento in 1992.

  • 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.