Tuesday, April 23, 2019


Americana pioneer, musical troubadour, and now podcast host, Robert Earl Keen, is excited to announce the launch of his new project, Americana Podcast: The 51st State at the end of the month. Scheduled to premiere on April 30, the first season will kick off with two episodes featuring guests Jamestown Revival and Lucero.

Americana Podcast: The 51st State is dedicated to sharing and expanding on the Americana genre's roots, reach, and definition. Each episode is told from the point of view of the musicians that have dedicated their lives to the genre. Host Robert Earl Keen, interviews musicians, exploring their unique histories, creative processes, successes, failures, and everything in between.

“Our mission is reflected in the title,” explains REK. “We want to define and expand the Americana music genre. Let’s unify the musical styles of folk, blues, bluegrass, country, string band, garage band rock into a powerful collectible under the same umbrella. Let’s make Americana, as Shakespeare said, ‘familiar in his mouth as household words.’ That is our mission. That is our goal. “

The first season of the show profiles six artists and with new episodes releasing monthly. Full of music, laughs, and insights, this podcast is a can’t-miss for music lovers.

Americana Podcast: The 51st State will be available for download on April 30. More information can be found here: www.americanapodcast.com

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