Welcome to Episode 1 of Roots Music Rambler! What was once an off-shoot of a travel blog is now destined to become your favorite music podcast. Join us – hosts Francesca Folinazzo, who Jason calls “Frank,” and Jason Falls, who goes by “Falls” most of the time, as we explore the real roots of the music we love.
On this episode, we talk Oliver Anthony conspiracy theories, tobacco farming, Napster & more with up-and-coming country artist JD Shelburne. His new album “Neon Hallelujia” is out and the sixth in Shelburne’s efforts, all of which dig into hometown life in Taylorsville, Kentucky. The conversation wound around his childhood, his parents, his wife and 3-year-old son. We talked about songwriting, the evolution of his music, the temptations of the music industry and more.
And yes, we dug into Oliver Anthony and whether or not Shelburne thinks the conspiracy theories that Anthony’s explosion onto the music scene was all a set up.
As you hear in this premier episode of Roots Music Rambler, the show includes three main parts:
- Francesca and Falls open the show talking about a topic of the day in the music industry. In this episode, it was hard to not start with Oliver Anthony’s viral success that has flipped country music, the Billboard charts and iTunes on their collective heads.
- Our guest of honor comes in to talk about their background, music and beyond. That’s where Shelburne fits into this first episode
- Then Francesca and Falls finish off the show with our Pickin’ The Grinnin’ segment. That’s where both pick what music, artists, events and more make them grin this week. They share who their going to see live, what new artists they’ve discover and more.
Buckle up for what Falls called, “The Hoe-Down and the Throw-Down.” It’s the debut episode of Roots Music Rambler.
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