January 14th, 2019 | Season 1 | 45 mins 39 secs
blues, dustbowl revival, modern blues, show on the road, sunny war, zach lupetin
This week, Zach speaks with folk blues guitarist and singer songwriter Sunny War.
January 7th, 2019 | Season 1 | 40 mins 18 secs
Zach talks with the honey-voiced singer songwriter Lindsay Lou.
December 31st, 2018 | Season 1 | 47 mins 52 secs
bgs, bluegrass, bluegrass situation, hot rize, tim o'brien
Starting in the late 1970s with the pioneering string band Hot Rize, Tim O’Brien has trailblazed a quietly powerful and influential solo career that includes 16 albums and multiple Grammy awards, writing what many consider to be the new standards of bluegrass music.
December 18th, 2018 | Season 1 | 54 mins 17 secs
dustbowl revival, mike merenda, music podcast, ruth ungar, the breakdown, the mammals, z lupetin
Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar of The Mammals talk to Zach about their devoted activism, big-hearted protest songs, and how songs can still make a difference.
December 10th, 2018 | Season 1 | 52 mins 58 secs
abigail washburn, banjo, bluegrass situation, béla fleck, music podcasts, show on the road, tour
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn - two legends and innovators who've brought the humble banjo across four continents and have won over 17 Grammys between them in the process - talk with Zach before their show at UCLA.
December 4th, 2018 | Season 1 | 1 hr 4 secs
allison russell, birds of chicago, folk music, jt nero, nomad, show on the road
Built around the electric energy of husband and wife duo Allison Russell and JT Nero, Birds of Chicago cook up a special brew of soulful rock n roll and goosebump-raising secular gospel music that is a much needed shot of pure and positive energy.
November 26th, 2018 | Season 1 | 36 mins 10 secs
boston, darlingside, folk music
Darlingside's Auyon Mukharj is this week's guest. He and Zach discuss his unexpected climb from being an unsure classical violinist as a kid to the height of the current folk music circuit.
November 19th, 2018 | Season 1 | 34 mins 44 secs
dustbowl revival, mandolin orange, north carolina, show on the road, z. lupetin
For nearly ten years, Mandolin Orange, the North Carolina folk duo comprising of Andrew Marlin and Emily Franz, have made their quietly powerful, deeply-entwined harmonies sing out from stages from Red Rocks to Newport Folk Fest.
November 12th, 2018 | Season 1 | 50 mins 12 secs
bluegrass, dustbowl revival, front country, roots
The boundary breaking bluegrass outfit Front Country is this week's guest. They are among the most fiercely intelligent, straight up wacky, and genuinely warm-hearted people playing music on the road today. The Show On Road host Z. Lupetin was initially only going to talk to a few band members for this episode, but this time the entire band got cozy and gathered around the mic for a casual and cool conversation.
November 5th, 2018 | Season 1 | 41 mins 10 secs
americana, country, dustbowl revival, folk, robbie fulks, roots
This week Zach talks to Chicago-based troubadour Robbie Fulks. They talk about how he's made his own brand of sharp-tongued country music for over three decades, and how he considers Hank Williams the Shakespeare of American Music. They also discuss how he’s become more fearless and less embarrassed to confront heartbreak and the darkness always lurking in America as he’s grown older.
October 29th, 2018 | Season 1 | 52 mins 51 secs
blues, elvis, poke salad annie, swamp rock, tony joe white
Zach talks to Texas Swamp Blues legend Tony Joe White. Sadly, Tony Joe passed away suddenly on November 25, but Zach was fortunate to speak with him at a hotel diner in Hollywood back in September about his storied career as a songwriter, guitarist, and touring musician.
October 18th, 2018 | Season 1 | 37 mins 52 secs
dustbowl revival, shook twins, the shook twins, zach lupetin
The Shook Twins are a psychedelic folk rock band out of Portland, Oregon, fronted by the effervescent twin sisters Laurie and Caitlin Shook. Zach talks to Laurie and Caitlin about their origins as renegade loop artists in Idaho, their process as songwriters, and how loneliness cannot exist when you have a twin sister.
October 17th, 2018 | Season 1 | 45 mins 11 secs
dustbowl revival, roots music, the wild reeds, zach lupetin
The Wild Reeds are a harmony-rich folk rock group with three female lead singers based in LA. Zach talks to them about their songwriting sisterhood, how you're supposed to act when you hear your own song being played at a Whole Foods parking lot in El Paso, and the rules of writing brutally honest breakup songs in the #metoo era.
October 11th, 2018 | Season 1 | 30 secs
musician, road, show
An introduction to The Show On The Road.