Radio Dreams Project – visits Johnson City, TN, Bristol, TN and Bristol, VA – April 4-7, 2018
I just spent a great week with John Gardner (my fave drummer who has played on many of my recordings since the mid 90s) and his wife Jennifer. John, who teaches music at ETSU University in Johnson City, TN, hosted songwriting and music business lectures with me at the ETSU Reese Museum and the Appalachian Studies Department. We played “live” shows on NPR Radio WETS-FM ‘Studio One’ (hosted by Dave Carter) and I did an interview with Susan Lachmann for WETS-FM “Women on Air.” Also did a live show on WBCM Radio at The Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol, Virginia “Early Morning Americana” (hosted by Josh Littleton.) Then we ate a burger at the famous Burger Bar (claim to fame being the last place Hank Williams ate.)
Happy to say that my Radio Dreams book is now in the book shop at the Birth Place of Country Music Museum where plans are now in the works for future events there.
We played a private house concert and book signing and then a gig at the famous Down Home venue with a stellar band of players John put together. The audience was fantastic.
Links and pictures are posted below along with excerpts from a couple of the radio shows.
The Birthplace of Country Music Museum, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, tells the story of the 1927 Bristol Sessions recordings by the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Ernest V. Stoneman, and others – recordings that were influential in shaping the sounds and practices of early commercial country music. The museum explores how this rich musical heritage lives on in today’s music, and how music from our region continues to influence music around the world.
Join Josh Littleton every weekday morning from 7:30am to 9:00am Eastern for “Early Morning Americana” featuring a wide variety of the most recent Americana releases with a healthy dose of bluegrass and classic country mixed in ensuring you’ll wake up bright eyed and bushy tailed.
Radio Bristol host Josh Littleton & Kimmie Rhodes Kimmie playing “live” with John Gardner
WETS-FM – ‘Studio One’ NPR – Johnson City, TN
(l-r) Mike Strickland, Kimmie Rhodes, Dave Carter (host) John Gardner
To listen to the entire WETS – FM show interview with DaveCarter and songs wit John Gardner press play below:
WETS-FM ETSU University “Women on Air”
This program, hosted by Susan Lachmann, promotes, supports and illuminates women’s voices. Now in its 27th year, the program features guests ranging from regional musician Amythyst Kiah to author Adriana Trigiani.
“Women On Air” previously aired on WETS-FM’s HD2 Americana stream on Sunday evenings and overnight on Fridays.
Listeners may tune to WETS-FM 89.5 or visit www.wets.org to listen to the HD1 live stream.
Susan Lachmann with Kimmie Rhodes
To listen to “Women on Air” WETS-FM phone interview with host Susan Lachmann press play below:
One Foot in Virginia and one foot in Tennessee