In this episode, Robert Gordon, author of "Memphis Rent Party" tells Nate some of his favorite stories about the under-sung musical legends of his home town of Memphis, including chewing tobacco with rockabilly legend Charlie Feathers, soul legend James Carr’s tragic tale of mental transubstantiation, the singer more frightening than Jerry Lee Lewis, the Lead Belly album that changed his life, and Jeff Buckley’s final days.
If you liked this episode you might enjoy hearing Nate's interview with Robert Gordon about Muddy Waters.
This week Nate is joined by author Joe Nick Patoski for the final of three episodes discussing his biography of Willie Nelson: An Epic Life
In this episode, Joe Nick tells us about the years when Willie, Waylon and the boys became the biggest stars in American pop music, Willie’s triumphant 80’s doing duets with everyone from Merle Haggard and Ray Price to Julio Iglesias, his battles with the IRS, touring with the Highwaymen and playing at the wedding of Bill and Melinda Gates and Ray Charles’ funeral.
Part 1 Willie Nelson The Honky Tonk Wilderness Years
Part 2 Willie Nelson Nashville's Not Enough
This is the second of Nate Wilcox's three interviews with Joe Nick Patoski, author of "Willie Nelson: An Epic Life".
In this episode Joe Nick tells us why Willie wasn’t satisfied as one of Nashville’s top songwriters and about his long struggle with the country music establishment.
Hear part 1: Willie Nelson The Honky Tonk Wilderness Years
part 3: Willie Nelson The Superstar Years
This is the first of three interviews Nate Wilcox conducted with Willie Nelson biographer Joe Nick Patoski author of "Willie Nelson: An Epic Life".
In this episode, Joe Nick tells us how a country boy from Abbott, Texas grew into a hard-core honky tonk hero, playing gigs from San Antonio to Portland, Oregon. Honing his skills as a singing radio DJ and selling everything from encyclopedias to classic songs for as little as $50 a pop.
Part 2 Willie Nelson: Nashville's Not Enough
Part 3 Willie Nelson Superstar Days
Let It Roll is a series of in-depth interviews with music writers like Ed Ward, Robert Gordon, Paul Trynka, Peter Doggett, Elijah Wald and more.