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.

Roots Music Rambler Official Store: Get your official Rambler shirt, hat and stickers online now!

A new episode of Roots Music Rambler drops Friday. Frank and Falls talk to singer-songwriter Sara Jean Stevens whose latest EP is due out in the coming weeks. She’s also a painter, muralist, make-up and hair stylist and more. Great conversation!

The Ramblers also announce the new addition to our website – The Roots Music Rambler store. Get your official Rambler shirt, hat and stickers online now!

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

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Ashley Best tells of his music heritage through his grandfather (Highlights)

Roots Music Rambler’s latest episode is a dandy. Country artist Ashley Best sits in with Frank and Falls to tell of his journey through alcoholism, losing a spouse and hitting rock bottom to come out sober, with new love and writing and recording songs again.

In this segment he tells of his music heritage through his grandfather, whose old reel-to-reel tapes helped him learn to play.

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!

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Ashley Best talks about the work ethic that came from being named “Best” #ashleybest #rootsmusic

On the latest episode of Roots Music Rambler, Jason Falls and Francesca Folinazzo talk with country artist Ashley Best. He talked about the work ethic that came from being named “Best” but also from building a dairy farm from scratch with his coal miner father who imparted some fine wisdom that has informed his career.

The full episode is live at rootsmusicrambler.com, on YouTube 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

#rootsmusicrambler #americanamusic #countrymusic #americana #music #vinylcollection #rockabillymusic #ashleybest #rootsmusicrambler

Ashley Best shares how much of helping in his father’s dairy farm influence his music (Highlights)

On this week’s episode of Roots Music Rambler, Francesca Folinazzo and Jason Falls chat with country music singer-songwriter Ashley Best. His journey through being a widower and falling victim to the bottle, then rising up to sobriety, new love and writing and recording music again is a true inspiration.

He also helped his coal miner father build a dairy farm from scratch and credits that experience with a tough work ethic that has helped him navigate the music business.

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

#ashleybest #rootsmusic #americanamusic #countrymusic #americana #music #vinylcollection #rockabillymusic #rootsmusicrambler

Ashley Best recalls losing his first wife at an early age #ashleybest #rootsmusicrambler #country

On an emotional episode of Roots Music Rambler, country artist Ashley Best recalls losing his first wife at an early age, then spiraling downward into alcohol. He talked to Francesca Folinazzo and Jason Falls on this week’s episode of the podcast.

Hear how he pulled himself out of it to get sober, find love again and start writing and recording music by listening to the full episode 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

#rootsmusic #americanamusic #countrymusic #americana #music #vinylcollection #rockabillymusic #ashleybest #rootsmusicrambler