The Show On The Road

Z. Lupetin

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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Jon Stickley

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
Dom Flemons - Part 2

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
Dom Flemons - Part 1

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
Gaby Moreno

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
Rayland Baxter

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
Rachel Baiman

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
Bobby Rush

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
Celeigh Cardinal

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
Bhi Bhiman

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
T Sisters

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
Jordie Lane and Clare Reynolds

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
The Accidentals

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
Sunny War

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
Lindsay Lou

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
Tim O'Brien

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
The Mammals

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.
Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn

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
Birds of Chicago

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.
Mandolin Orange

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
Front Country

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
Robbie Fulks

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
Tony Joe White

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
Shook Twins

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
The Wild Reeds

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
The Show On The Road Intro

00:30 | Oct 12th, 2018

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