Chicagoan Francesca Folinazzo (Frank) founded Roots Music Rambler as a music and travel blog in a pre-pandemic world. COVID killed events and travel plus her desire to play her banjo. Falls texted her in 2023 and said, 'Let's bring it back as a podcast!' He was raised on John Prine, babysat on Waylon Jennings and taught to drink and cuss the proper, mountain way. He hails from Pikeville, Ky., the birthplace of Dwight Yoakum, whose annual festival is Hillbilly Days.

Falls ran into Mike Cooley on the street before a Friday night show in Louisville #rootsmusic

A new episode of Roots Music Rambler drops Friday and it is a very special one. Falls shares his interview with Mohammed Dohai, an Oud soloist from the United Arab Emirates. Dohai is an Oud performer and instructor who met Falls on his recent trip to Abu Dhabi to share the instrument with Roots Music Rambler’s audience. He even performed an original piece for the show.

Frank and Falls also tell stories from their recent Drive-By Truckers-laden weekend. Falls even ran into Mike Cooley on the street before a Friday night show in Louisville. Francesca saw Patterson Hood the same night in Chicago, then caught Cooley there the next night.

The episode drops Friday at rootsmusicrambler.com, the Roots Music Rambler channel on YouTube or wherever you get your podcasts.

#rootsmusic #americanamusic #countrymusic #americana #music #arabicmusic #mohammeddohai #uae #oud #oudsoloist #rootsmusicrambler

John Haywood shares that his family background did not embrace playing for many reasons (Highlights)

On the latest episode of Roots Music Rambler Francesca Folinazzo and Jason Falls chat with John Haywood, an accomplished old-time banjo player and heavy metal band lead singer. He grew up in Floyd County, Kentucky, in a traditional mountain family, “up a holler.” He discussed his family background and how he stuck out as a musician in a family that did not embrace playing for many reasons.

He likened his education as a musician in that environment to a Star Wars analogy, which was quite appropriate.

Hear the full interview and some cuts from his banjo and heavy metal music on Roots Music Rambler at rootsmusicrambler.com/johnhaywood, on the Roots Music Rambler YouTube channel or wherever you get your podcasts.

Get the full episodes here: https://bit.ly/RMRFullEpisodesYT
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Discover the real roots of music, from Americana, Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Soul, World and beyond.

Welcome to Roots Music Rambler!

Hosted by Francesca Folinazzo & Jason Falls. Roots Music Rambler, a podcast exploration of the where as much as the who or what. We’ll interview emerging and established artists, fans and others in Americana, Outlaw Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Roots, Soul, World and beyond. But we will always get to the stories of where they’re from and how that impacted the music we know and love.

It’s more than just their influences. It’s their families. Communities. Cultures. This show is a fun combination of music, travel, history and more. We dig into the stories from artists, musicians, songwriters, producers, fans and beyond, that don’t just expose their musical influences, but their life influences.

Music follows the path of human movement. We trace the steps to bring better understanding to what we hear today and why we love it.

Where music, travel, history and culture intersect

Join us for the exploration of the real roots of music on Roots Music Rambler. Available wherever you get your podcasts.

Be sure to subscribe on YouTube or wherever you get podcasts!

Website: https://rootsmusicrambler.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@rootsmusicrambler
Spotify: https://jasonfalls.co/rootsspotify
Apple Podcasts: https://jasonfalls.co/rootsapple

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John Haywood talks about Bluegrass Banjo vs. “Old time” Banjo! #rootsmusicrambler #johnhaywood

On Roots Music Rambler this week, mountain banjo expert John Haywood talks about the difference between bluegrass banjo and “old time” banjo playing, which he employs. The later of those has lineage back to African music and traditions as well as other minority influences.

Hear the full interview and more insights at rootsmusicrambler.com/johnhaywood, on the Roots Music Rambler YouTube channel or wherever you get your podcasts.

#rootsmusic #americanamusic #countrymusic #americana #music #johnhaywood #appalachitari #rootsmusicrambler #bluegrassmusic #tattooartists #banjomusic #banjo #mountainmusic #heavymetalmusic

John Haywood explains the difference between Bluegrass Banjo vs. “Old time” Banjo (Highlights)

John Haywood is an old time banjo player, not a bluegrass banjo player. He explained his background, influences and the difference between the two on the latest episode of Roots Music Rambler. Old time mountain banjo is actually influenced by African styles as well as other minority influencers. John’s discovery of that music helped give him motivation and purpose growing up in a depressed area of the country.

Hear the full interview on Roots Music Rambler at rootsmusicrambler.com, on the Roots Music Rambler YouTube channel or wherever you get your podcasts.

Get the full episodes here: https://bit.ly/RMRFullEpisodesYT
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Discover the real roots of music, from Americana, Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Soul, World and beyond.

Welcome to Roots Music Rambler!

Hosted by Francesca Folinazzo & Jason Falls. Roots Music Rambler, a podcast exploration of the where as much as the who or what. We’ll interview emerging and established artists, fans and others in Americana, Outlaw Country, Bluegrass, Blues, Roots, Soul, World and beyond. But we will always get to the stories of where they’re from and how that impacted the music we know and love.

It’s more than just their influences. It’s their families. Communities. Cultures. This show is a fun combination of music, travel, history and more. We dig into the stories from artists, musicians, songwriters, producers, fans and beyond, that don’t just expose their musical influences, but their life influences.

Music follows the path of human movement. We trace the steps to bring better understanding to what we hear today and why we love it.

Where music, travel, history and culture intersect

Join us for the exploration of the real roots of music on Roots Music Rambler. Available wherever you get your podcasts.

Be sure to subscribe on YouTube or wherever you get podcasts!

Website: https://rootsmusicrambler.com
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@rootsmusicrambler
Spotify: https://jasonfalls.co/rootsspotify
Apple Podcasts: https://jasonfalls.co/rootsapple

Follow us on socials!

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rootsmusicrambler/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RootsMusicRambler
Twitter: https://twitter.com/RootsMusicRmblr
TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@rootsmusicrambleon

#johnhaywood #tattooartists #banjomusic #banjo #mountainmusic #heavymetalmusic #rootsmusic #rootsmusicrambler #podcasts #americanamusic #countrymusic #americana #music #appalachitari

John Haywood talks about the irony of his musical prowess – his family was Old Regular Baptist

On the latest episode of Roots Music Rambler with Francesca Folinazzo and Jason Falls, banjo picker John Haywood talks about the irony of his musical prowess as his family was Old Regular Baptist, meaning they didn’t believe in musical instruments. He also shared a phrase his papaw used that, now reinterpreted, is the title of his latest album.

Hear the full episode at rootsmusicrambler.com/johnhaywood, on the Roots Music Rambler YouTube channel or wherever you get your podcasts.

#rootsmusic #americanamusic #countrymusic #americana #music #johnhaywood #appalachitari #rootsmusicrambler #bluegrassmusic #tattooartists #banjomusic #banjo #mountainmusic #heavymetalmusic