Californian Americana singer/songwriter Sam Outlaw explains the roots of his passion for country music - Emmylou Harris’s classic 1975 country debut ‘Pieces of the Sky’.
We talk about how the album introduced Sam to a litany of classic country songwriters, the Hot Band that Emmylou assembled to record the album, why she and Sam both used non-country players for their debut albums and how Emmylou is like the Foo Fighters.
This is our final regular episode for the year, but come back next week for a Christmas special featuring interviews with artists Kristian Bush, Lee Brice, Lydia Loveless, Will Hoge and Corb Lund and the Sydney Morning Herald’s Tim Byron.
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My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.
Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.
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