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The Show On The Road

Z. Lupetin

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The Show On The Road features interviews and exclusive acoustic performances with songwriters, bandleaders and musicians from around the world. Hosted by The Dustbowl Revival's Zach Lupetin, each episode features a conversation about the real day to ...Show More
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52:16 | May 1st

This week on the show, part one of Z's converstaion with Dom Flemons, the Grammy Award winning American songster who has made it his mission to reclaim and rejuvenate the lost acoustic music of the past and bring it whistling brightly into the future...Show More

52:46 | Aug 7th

This week Z. speaks with Dylan LeBlanc, the lithe Louisiana-born roots 'n roller who has one of those once-in-a-generation, ghostly-lilting voices that doesn’t seem of this time or place. His newest record "Renegade", produced by Dave Cobb, is out ...Show More

43:39 | Jul 31st

This week Z. speaks with Smooth Hound Smith, the fiery folk-blues duo from East Nashville who've spread their infectious honeyed harmonies and gritty finger-picked sonic essays all across the continent. Despite being two hilarious humans who got ma...Show More

59:27 | Jul 24th

This week, Z. speaks with The Slocan Ramblers. This fearless, fleet-fingered string band is adventurously advancing the high lonesome sound of southern bluegrass to great acclaim, and not from the swampy states where it‘s known best, but in a lakesid...Show More

45:12 | Jul 17th

This week, Jamie Drake: a Southern California based singer songwriter who transports listeners into a vibrant technicolor world with her deeply vulnerable finger-picked ballads and thornily theatrical story songs. Have you ever wondered what would ...Show More

36:09 | Jul 10th

This week, Z. speaks with Steve Earle. The three-time Grammy Award-winning roots ‘n’ roll poet and revered performer has been releasing fearless, roguish records for nearly four decades, accidentally becoming one of the founding fathers of the thrivi...Show More

1:07:18 | Jul 3rd

This week, Z's conversation with Freddy & Francine (AKA Lee Ferris and Bianca Caruso), a deeply soulful duo who have been lifting up audiences around the world with their gather-round-one-mic harmonies and been-through-hell-and-back love songs. Z. ...Show More

47:19 | Jun 26th

This week, Greg Holden - a Scottish-born singer songwriter and pop hitmaker with a series of increasingly personal, poetically powerful and daringly politically charged albums. Greg Holden finds himself in an interesting spot. He’s a major label ...Show More

49:48 | Jun 19th

This week, Z. speaks with the British born folk rock rebel and underground guitar icon, Richard Thompson. With his signature grimace that seems to dare you to look at his album covers, his salty slam poet vocal delivery, slashing finger picked guit...Show More

47:21 | Jun 12th

Z. speaks with Peter Rowan, the affable elder-statesman of folk music, who was there at the crucible beginnings of bluegrass, and has joyfully jaunted across a plethora of ethnic music styles in his five decade-long career. These days, despite it g...Show More

57:17 | Jun 5th

This week, Z.'s conversation with The War and Treaty. In just a few short years, the rapidly rising folk-soul duo has gone from playing high school auditoriums to opening for Al Green at Radio City Music Hall, singing with Mumford & Sons in Nashvil...Show More

57:00 | May 22nd

This week, a renegade guitar slinger for who has spent 20 years prowling stages around the world with the Foo Fighters and has become a soulful songwriter in his own right -- Chris Shiflett. His new record, “Hard Lessons”, is coming out June 14, an...Show More

59:49 | May 15th

Z. speaks Hot Club Of Cowtown -- the genre defining Western Swing trio that has quietly crafted over thirteen records, and has traveled a quarter of a century on the road together. On this episode, Z. was lucky enough to record two live performance...Show More

53:04 | May 8th

Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Jon leads one of the most sonically innovative, shreddingly mind expanding, and confoundingly impossible to categorize acoustic groups, the Jon Stickley Trio. Z. spoke with Jon in a hotel bathroom a while back to...Show More

47:45 | May 3rd

In this episode, we get to know a little bit more about Dom personally by calling his mom to get the inside scoop on his upbringing in Phoenix, and Dom talks about his time in The Carolina Chocolate Drops. Be sure to listen to Part 1, which came out ...Show More

52:07 | Apr 24th

This week, a folk-pop shapeshifter who effervescently sings in four languages and has rocked stages on four continents, Gaby Moreno. Born María Gabriela Moreno Bonilla in Guatemala City, she knew she wanted more as a teenager and journeyed to the U...Show More

43:06 | Apr 17th

This week on the show, Z. meets up with songwriter and rock n' roller Rayland Baxter on the road in Las Vegas. Beyond Rayland Baxter's mellow, easy going demeanor, lies a deeply perceptive and sharp as a knife craftsman who takes his songwriting dea...Show More

1:14:44 | Apr 10th

Fiddler and banjo picker Rachel Baiman calls her mom on this week's episode of The Show On The Road with Z. Lupetin. A Chicago native, Rachel became an Illinois state fiddling champion as a teenager and later went on to form Ten String Symphony with...Show More

1:15:42 | Apr 3rd

At 85 years old, Bobby Rush has been playing his brand of lovably raunchy, acoustically crunchy and soulfully rowdy blues for over six decades. Starting from his days as part of the Southern migration from his hometown of Homer, Louisiana, to the so...Show More

45:08 | Feb 27th

This week Z. speaks with the high priestess of Canadiana soul, Celeigh Cardinal. Growing up without having much connection to her indigenous heritage, Celeigh recently reconnected to the vibrant native community in Edmonton and has become a role mo...Show More

57:21 | Feb 20th

Z. speaks with multi-talented songwriter, singer, guitar slinger and activist Bhi Bhiman. For nearly a decade Bhi Bhiman has been diligently crafting poetic protesty earworms with his masterful guitar work and fuzzed out harmony, and all along the ...Show More

58:40 | Feb 11th

This week on the show, Z. speaks with Oakland’s soulful singing T Sisters. For this trio of sisters, singing harmony-rich songs isn't just their full time job, it's a way of life. It’s what they do - and damn do they do it well. Sisters Erika, Chloe ...Show More

1:08:43 | Feb 5th

This week Australian singer/songwriter Jordie Lane and his Aussie producing/harmonizing partner Clare Reynolds. Jordie has been making dark-hearted, voluptuously verbose folk music with a grinning rock ‘n roll spirit for nearly a decade. While he's j...Show More

48:46 | Jan 28th

Z. chats with Michigan electric folk trio, The Accidentals. The two leading ladies of The Accidentals met as violin and cello playing high schoolers in Traverse City Michigan where it was love at first jam, and soon after they had the courage to say ...Show More

54:54 | Jan 22nd

This week on the show, Z. talks to Rob Kolar and Lauren Brown of the theatrical space-rock duo KOLARS. Sure, many husband and wife bands try to stand out in their own way, but Rob and Lauren take it one step further. They’re both multi-talented multi...Show More

45:39 | Jan 14th

This week, Zach speaks with folk blues guitarist and singer songwriter Sunny War. Turns out that while Sunny War was playing her poetic brand of punky blues on the rowdy boardwalk in Venice beach, host Zach Lupetin was living just up the block and wa...Show More

40:18 | Jan 7th

Zach talks with the honey-voiced singer songwriter Lindsay Lou. For over a decade she has been making slow-burning soulful roots music, first with her Michigan band the Flatbellies and now with her Nashville crew that tours under Lindsay Lou. They ta...Show More

47:52 | Dec 31st, 2018

Starting in the late 1970s with the pioneering string band Hot Rize, Tim O’Brien has trailblazed a quietly powerful and influential solo career that includes 16 albums and multiple Grammy awards, writing what many consider to be the new standards of ...Show More

54:17 | Dec 18th, 2018

Mike Merenda and Ruth Ungar of The Mammals talk to Zach about their devoted activism, big-hearted protest songs, and how songs can still make a difference.

52:58 | Dec 10th, 2018

For over three decades now Béla has quietly revolutionized how the banjo is played, recorded and perceived - taking it from of the front porches of Appalachia and into jazz clubs, symphony halls and rock stadiums from his hometown of New York City to...Show More

1:00:04 | Dec 4th, 2018

Built around the electric energy of husband and wife duo Allison Russell and JT Nero, Birds of Chicago cook up a special brew of soulful rock n roll and goosebump-raising secular gospel music that is a much needed shot of pure and positive energy. Th...Show More

36:10 | Nov 26th, 2018

Darlingside's Auyon Mukharj is this week's guest. He and Zach discuss his unexpected climb from being an unsure classical violinist as a kid to the height of the current folk music circuit.

34:44 | Nov 19th, 2018

For nearly ten years, Mandolin Orange, the North Carolina folk duo comprising of Andrew Marlin and Emily Franz, have made their quietly powerful, deeply-entwined harmonies sing out from stages from Red Rocks to Newport Folk Fest. Zach talks with Em...Show More

50:12 | Nov 12th, 2018

The boundary breaking bluegrass outfit Front Country is this week's guest. They are among the most fiercely intelligent, straight up wacky, and genuinely warm-hearted people playing music on the road today. The Show On Road host Z. Lupetin was initia...Show More

41:10 | Nov 5th, 2018

This week Zach talks to Chicago-based troubadour Robbie Fulks. They talk about how he's made his own brand of sharp-tongued country music for over three decades, and how he considers Hank Williams the Shakespeare of American Music. They also discuss...Show More

52:51 | Oct 29th, 2018

Tony Joe White made trance like country blues with his signature ominous growl and slithering electric guitar for over 50 years. While many only know him for his novelty hit Poke Salad Annie (which was covered by a guy named Elvis), he also wrote for...Show More

37:52 | Oct 18th, 2018

The Shook Twins are a psychedelic folk rock band out of Portland, Oregon, fronted by the effervescent twin sisters Laurie and Caitlin Shook. Zach talks to Laurie and Caitlin about their origins as renegade loop artists in Idaho, their process as song...Show More

45:11 | Oct 17th, 2018

The Wild Reeds are a harmony-rich folk rock group with three female lead singers based in LA. Zach talks to them about their songwriting sisterhood, how you're supposed to act when you hear your own song being played at a Whole Foods parking lot in E...Show More

00:30 | Oct 12th, 2018

An introduction to The Show On The Road hosted by Z. Lupetin.