Blue Moon Americana

This show, broadcast Thursday mornings from 9 to 11 Pacific on KOWS 92.5 FM, features two hours of the newest Americana music out there and it’s also where you can relive some of the classics, and hear from some of our local Americana artists.  We are broadcasting live from the KOWS studios in the Cherry Street Historic District of Santa Rosa, California, in the heart of Sonoma County. Stream us live Thursday mornings or download the KOWS mobile app at

Coming up on Episode 447 Thursday, February 29, 2024
Of the many oddities that this day brings, February 29th that is, Rare Disease Day is one of them. Seems appropriate. Like elections, leap years occur every four years, a practice made nearly perfect by the Romans and scholars of ancient times. Still works for me. And you! I tell you what else works…Americana sounds. This week’s show features the usual selection of the new with tracks from Pokey LaFarge, Beyonce (!!), Charlie Parr, and Mipso lined up. Vintage tracks will be strictly the ladies:  a collection of tracks from some of the greats over the past years. There’s Tammy, Dolly, and Kitty representing the names ending in twin consonants and a ‘Y’ as well as Tanya, Patsy, k.d. and a few others. Tune in on Thursday morning on KOWS, streaming into your mobile device on That’s 9am Pacific, friends.

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Last week’s (Episode 446) show and playlist:
It’s a mixed bag of new and old, brought to you on KOWS Community Radio’s Blue Moon Americana. Tune in for new singles from Pokey LaFarge, Waxahatchee, and Maggie Rogers and some pretty fine selections from the deeper wells of country, R&B and local folks. Dave’s built a playlist for you once again, this time featuring the likes of Ernie K-Doe, Joe Ely, Carrie Rodriguez and Waylon Jennings. As we cruise through February, we’ll hope that the worst of winter has passed and this coming spring will offer the right blend of new sounds. As Sarah Jarosz’ mother told her: “water your garden and feed your head”. We need to do all of that and more as we’re getting ready for a streaming service change on KOWS, slated for February 28. The KOWS listen page is going through some minor changes to support those changes but trust that you’ll not miss a radio beat. 

200:00 Guy Mitchell C'mon Let's Go Amazon
307:40 Alejandro Escovedo Bury Me Amazon
412:15 Steve Earle City Of Immigrants (With Forro In The Dark) Amazon
516:26 Ernie K-Doe 'Tain't It the Truth Amazon
618:55 Bobby Hendricks Itchy Twitchy Feeling Amazon
727:46 Pokey LaFarge Sister Andre Amazon
830:46 Pokey LaFarge Central Time Amazon
933:38 Waxahatchee Right Back to It (feat. MJ Lenderman) Amazon
1038:04 Beyonce Texas Hold 'Em Amazon
1142:04 Waylon Jennings Bob Wills Is Still The King (Studio Version) Amazon
1251:58 The Rhythm Rangers I've Got a New Road Under My Wheels Amazon
1354:42 Charley Crockett $10 Cowboy Amazon
1458:39 Maggie Rogers Don't Forget Me Amazon
151:03:00 Carrie Rodriguez & Ben Kyle Fire Alarm Amazon
161:11:40 Della Mae Boston Town Amazon
171:15:08 Sarah Jarosz Runaway Train Amazon
181:18:03 Amelia White Get To The Show Amazon
191:21:46 Logan Ledger (Im Gonna Get Over This) Some Day Amazon
201:28:42 Alabama Shakes Don't Wanna Fight Amazon
211:32:31 Joe Ely Cold Black Hammer Amazon
221:36:09 Willie Nelson Ride Me Back Home Amazon
231:39:52 John Smith The Living Kind Amazon
241:43:07 Brenda Lee Dynamite Amazon
251:45:07 Roy Hamilton Dont Let Go Amazon
261:50:26 Tom Rush It All Comes Down To Love Amazon
271:54:17 Sarah Shook & The Disarmers Revelations Amazon

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