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 382 Thursday, December 1
Neil Young’s new album is out and there’s even more…The Williams Brothers, Angela Strehli, and Chris Canterbury all have new releases and we’ll be spinning them this coming Thursday on Blue Moon.  As we creep our way into December with all the trimmings we look back on Black Friday and Cyber Monday as an anomaly in this post-pandemic, post-Trump, post-truth world. Remember: stifling and preventing the education of those who can least afford it continues to be the right’s big stick to wield power and combat the truth. An alternative reality is often the best way to make that happen and it’s usually through ‘magical deities’, not science. We’ll spend more time with music from Neil Young’s career in our throwback selections this chilly Thursday morning in Sonoma County. Hope you can be there.

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

Last week’s (Episode 381) show and playlist:
This week is a Thanksgiving temptation as we’ll be sharing new tracks from Honey Harper, Loudon Wainwright III, The Dust Collectors, and the Lone Bellow to start things off on the ‘new Blue Moon’ side of things. Join Dave Stroud from the KOWS studios as he staves off his morning peckishness with hopes of a special spread on this 2022 turkey day where we give Thanksgiving for all we enjoy. Throwback sounds won’t be in short supply as we make our way into the holiday season; but no jingling of the bells quite yet. Tune in as we celebrate Bruce Springsteen’s new release and salute the states of Georgia with Gladys Knight, Pennsylvania with MFSB, and Arizona with a former member of Paul Revere’s Raiders. So get ready to pop that bird in the oven and turn up the volume on a Thanksgiving morning.

200:00 Gladys Knight & The Pips Midnight Train To Georgia Amazon
308:29 Arlo Guthrie Alice's Restaurant Massacre Amazon
432:34 The Browns Nevada Amazon
535:19 The Teskey Brothers This Will Be Our Year Amazon
637:52 Bruce Springsteen What Becomes of the Brokenhearted Amazon
745:34 Mark Lindsay Arizona Amazon
848:22 The Lone Bellow Honey Amazon
952:54 The Dust Collectors Take A Dive Amazon
1055:30 Slaid Cleaves Through the Dark Amazon
1158:45 Mark Knopfler/Paul Franklin Do America Amazon
121:08:09 Joe Ely The Gypsy Lady Amazon
131:11:22 Melissa Carper Ramblin' Soul Amazon
141:14:09 Bruce Springsteen All I'm Thinkin' About Amazon
151:18:20 Bruce Springsteen Don't Play That Song Amazon
161:21:49 MFSB TSOP Amazon
171:30:35 Loudon Wainwright III Little Piece of Me Amazon
181:33:36 Jude Flannery Don't Mind You Asking Amazon
191:37:43 Arlo Guthrie City of New Orleans Amazon
201:42:06 Ruthie Foster Soul Searching Amazon
211:45:56 Etta James Let's Burn Down The Cornfield Amazon
221:52:10 Bruce Springsteen Glory Days Amazon

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