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.

Does Wilco Suck? Catch this latest episode! #doeswilcosuck #wilco #rootsmusicrambler

On the latest episode of Roots Music Rambler, hosts Francesca Follinazo and Jason Falls plant flags in the soil and debate perhaps the most important topic facing Americana music today: Does Wilco Suck?

Hear the debate, plus interviews with the co-hosts’s daughters and much more on the full interview. You can find it at or wherever you get your podcasts.

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Why Are We Switching To Audio Only Podcast? (Highlights)

A new episode of Roots Music Rambler drops Friday. The big topic: Does Wilco Suck? Frank and Falls also have a fun interview segment with their respective daughters and share new music for you to feast upon.

In this segment, Frank and Falls talk about shifting the focus of Roots Music Rambler to make a better audio podcast experience and the decision to shift away from full video episodes of the show. Falls explains.

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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.

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Falls dig into the amazing music festivals of Kentucky — Railbird and Bourbon & Beyond! #kentucky

On the latest episode of Roots Music Rambler, Jason Falls and Francesca Folinazzo dig into the recently announced lineups for RailBird and Bourbon & Beyond, two of the many amazing music festivals that call Kentucky home.

The episode also features a spirited discussion to answer the question: Does Wilco Suck? And, Frank and Falls interview their respective daughters about Boy Genius and more.

The full episode is live at wherever you get your podcasts!

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Francesca shares how Nathan Graham is apparently now playing her 50th birthday party! #nathangraham

New Episode alert! Roots Music Rambler drops Friday as Frank and Falls interview their daughters about music and debate the question, “Does Wilco Suck?” But Francesca also shares the story of how previous guest Nathan Graham is apparently now playing her 50th birthday party!

The episode drops Friday at or wherever you get your podcasts.

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