Countryroll 2: Roy Acuff, Bob Wills, Gene Autry & Woody Guthrie Lead Country Music Through Hard Times According to Ken Burns
Host Nate Wilcox & music writer James Porter discuss Ken Burns' documentary "Country Music" episode 2, "Hard Times." The conversation covers the Depression and World War 2 and the musicians who dominated the era: Roy Acuff at the Grand Ole Opry, Bob Wills in Texas & Oklahoma, Gene Autry in the movies and on record, The Maddox Brothers and Rose in California and Woody Guthrie in LA and NYC.
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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.