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.

Frank and Falls interview rockabilly country honky-tonker Ashley Best! #ashleybest #rootsmusic

A new episode of Roots Music Rambler drops Friday. Frank and Falls interview rockabilly country honky-tonker Ashley Best about his journey from rock bottom to recording his first album.

Frank also tattle tells on her husband Tom who let the cat out of the bag on his Christmas present to her early. Falls and Frank discuss their respective vinyl record collections, review WFPK in Louisville’s top albums of 2023, and discuss Jason Isbell’s new teeth.

The episode drops Friday at rootsmusicrambler.com, the Roots Music Rambler channel 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/
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#rootsmusic #americanamusic #countrymusic #americana #music #vinylcollection #rockabillymusic #ashleybest #rootsmusicrambler

Mohammed Dohai explains the structure and make up of the Oud (Highlights)

Oud soloist and instructor Mohammed Dohai visits with Roots Music Rambler’s Jason Falls on his recent trip to Abu Dhabi for this week’s episode of Roots Music Rambler. In this segment, he explained the structure and make up of the Oud, which is a predecessor of the lute, mandolin and guitar, and is a popular lead instrument in what Dohai calls “Oriental Music.”

Hear the full interview including Dohai’s performance of an original piece 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

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

Mohammed Dohai performs an original piece just for the show! #mohammeddohai #rootsmusicrambler #oud

On Roots Music Rambler this week, United Arab Emirates-based Oud virtuoso Mohammed Dohai performs an original piece just for the show. He also talks with co-host Jason Falls during the episode to explain the Oud, Arabic music and much more.

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

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

Dohai shows us the Oud, an ancient instrument that makes up a lot of Arabic music (Highlights)

On this week’s episode of Roots Music Rambler, Jason Falls visits the United Arab Emirates to visit with Oud virtuoso and instructor Mohammed Dohai. He shows us the Oud, an ancient instrument that makes up a lot of Arabic music, talks about his path as a musician and more. In this segment, Falls asks him more about the Oud and other Arabic instruments.

Hear the full interview including Dohai’s performance of an original piece 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

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

Mohammed Dohai explains the instrument, plus performs an original piece just for the show! #oud

Get an amazing lesson in Arabic music and instrumentation on the latest episode of Roots Music Rambler. Co-host Jason Falls visits the United Arab Emirates and learns about the Oud with virtuoso performer and instructor Mohammed Dohai. He explains the instrument, plus performs an original piece just for the show!

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

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