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 398 Thursday, March 23
Spring has sprung! Our state (including this county) continues to be making up for almost four years of drought as rain continues to visit every locale from North to South. But with Spring comes baseball so there’s an upside. Americana music this morning will be a delightful mix of new and old with the throwback sounds focused on Iris DeMent performances in celebration of her new album which is a solid listen. We’ll hear from her new album as well as new tracks from Daddy Long Legs, Laith, and James Intveld as we introduce you to new Americana sounds released over the past week. We’ve also got The Mavericks, John Prine, and Loudon Wainwright to take us around third and into home. Don’t miss this week’s show.

Links to past shows:
All shows from 2021
All shows from 2020
All shows from 2019
All shows from 2018

Last week’s (Episode 397) show and playlist:
Blue Moon sounds coming your way on a Thursday morning, just around the corner from classic country, rock and somewhere beyond the dark and the dawn. This week we’ll be featuring the songs of Butch Hancock, Joe Ely and Dave Alvin with a little bit of Gilmore and Kirchen. Couldn’t be much more of the Americana brand than that. We’ll also be spreading our wings with another heaping helping of new sounds including The Band of Heathens, Dom Flemons, Gruff Rhys, and Real Ones. Join us for a morning full of promise as blue skies break through here in downtown Santa Rosa, directly above the KOWS Community Radio studio. Live and livin’ and streamin’ on

200:00 The Flatlanders I'm Gonna Strangle You Shorty Amazon
307:03 Dom Flemons Slow Dance with You Amazon
409:56 Sharayah I'm Holdin' On To Something Amazon
512:54 The Flatlanders Just About Time Amazon
621:41 Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore Borderland Amazon
726:36 Dave Alvin California Snow Amazon
830:28 Joe Henry All The Eye Can See Amazon
933:52 Joe Ely Dallas Amazon
1043:03 Butch Hancock When the Good and the Bad Get Ugly Amazon
1146:51 White Owl Red Just Another Heartbreak Amazon
1250:44 Rachel Baiman Self Made Man Amazon
1353:31 The Blasters Border Radio Amazon
141:01:57 Bill Kirchen Little Bitty Record Amazon
151:05:12 Bill Kirchen Somebody's Going Home Amazon
161:08:56 James Intveld Lets Talk It Out Amazon
171:12:27 Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Papa's on the House Top Amazon
181:20:09 Gruff Rhys I Want My Old Life Back Amazon
191:22:44 The Band of Heathens Don't Let The Darkness Amazon
201:26:34 The War and Treaty Ain't No Harmin' Me Amazon
211:30:21 The Mavericks Ven Hacia Mi (Come Unto Me) [Conjunto Version] Amazon
221:35:38 Mya Byrne Lend You a Hand Amazon
231:39:05 Dave Alvin Abilene Amazon
241:39:52 The Blasters Trouble Bound Amazon
251:52:25 Bill Kirchen Devil With The Blue Dress (Album Version) Amazon
261:55:45 Real Ones Breathe Amazon

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