Blue Moon Americana

Blue Moon Americana
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 467, Thursday, July 25, 2024
We’ve got three more tracks from Johnny Blue Skies (Sturgill Simpson) as promised in this morning’s Blue Moon escapade. We’ll also be share a couple new tracks from a new album, just released last week, from one of our favorite performers: Jake Xerxes Fussell. That’s certainly not all there is in store for new releases: The Dip, Jake Neuman & The Jaybirds, and Johnny Cash are also featured. Vintage Americana will be filling out the playlists with some favorites from Steve Goodman, Jason Isbell, Robert Earl Keen and First Aid Kit. The dog days of summer are approaching although some around these parts would argue that they’ve already arrived. Drop in Thursday morning or the early morning hours of Saturday for another delightful run of Americana sounds from the studios of KOWS-LP, Occidental…where the redwoods lead us to the Pacific, from the Bohemian Highway to Coleman Valley Road. 

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Last week’s (Episode 466) show and playlist:
Join Dave Stroud on a Thursday morning filled with vintage sounds featuring the gospel sounds of Sam Cooke, Fern Jones, Mavis Staples and Mike Farris as well as just the right hint of soul from Irma Thomas and William Bell. Our roots are definitely showing here as we share some fine new music with listeners out there. Hard to beat these fresh tracks that include Dave Alvin with Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Maggie Rose, Carsie Blanton, Reckless Kelly and a few others. We understand there’s a gathering in Milwaukee bound and determined to force a criminal down our throats. Felonies and soiled diapers won’t stop hate and vitriol…I wonder what will? Stay tuned. In the meantime, though, you can tune into Blue Moon for fresh music from the true heartland here on KOWS Community Radio.

200:00 Sam Cooke Having a Party Amazon
306:30 Johnny Blue Skies & Sturgill Simpson Who I Am Amazon
409:32 Johnny Blue Skies & Sturgill Simpson Scooter Blues Amazon
512:43 Mike Farris and The Blind Boys of Alabama Respect Yourself Amazon
613:08 Cyrena Wages Robin Hood Amazon
716:30 JD McPherson Sunshine Getaway Amazon
828:50 Marty Stuart/Mavis Staples Move Along Train Amazon
932:26 Mavis Staples Worthy Amazon
1035:54 Galactic Does It Really Make a Difference (feat. Mavis Staples) Amazon
1145:54 Nicolai Dunger Melody Rules Amazon
1250:37 Johnny Blue Skies & Sturgill Simpson If The Sun Never Rises Again Amazon
1355:19 Pony Bradshaw Ginseng Daddy Amazon
1458:20 Johnny Cash ft. Dan Auerbach Spotlight Amazon
151:01:24 Carsie Blanton Hope Amazon
161:09:02 Irma Thomas Soul of a Man Amazon
171:11:57 Melissa Carper Lucky Five Amazon
181:14:16 Sam Cooke I'll Come Running Back To You Amazon
191:16:27 Maggie Rose Underestimate Me Amazon
201:24:03 William Bell Poison In The Well Amazon
211:27:11 Josh Morningstar As Fast As She Can Go Amazon
221:30:57 Reckless Kelly Keep Lookin Down the Road Amazon
231:35:11 Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore Why I'm Walking Amazon
241:38:17 The Fabulous Thunderbirds (Ft. Billy F. Gibbons) Payback Time Amazon
251:41:45 Fern Jones I Am A Pilgrim And A Stranger Amazon
261:44:13 Willie Nelson Uncloudy Day Amazon
271:51:33 Johnny Cash I Am A Pilgrim Amazon
281:53:53 Johnnie Taylor Testify (I Wonna) Amazon

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