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Country Fried Rock

Series produced by Sloane Spencer

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Country Fried Rock introduces exciting new music and lets you eavesdrop on the kinds of conversations that happen among artists at late-night diners after gigs.

Musicians inspired by American roots music discuss their influences ranging from early rock and roll, traditional country, bluegrass, R&B, to soul. Listeners hear personal conversations about the early days of a musician's development, from cover bands and school band all the way to getting dropped by a major label and owing more than they made--to finding pleasure in writing music for its own sake, and forging a career in a new media world.

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are today's music discovery portals, and Country Fried Rock curates the best roots music, connecting with familiar themes and music that make even the most unusual band accessible.


82 Pieces

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Caption: Sadler Vaden cover
Sadler Vaden left South Carolina on the brink of his band's national success, in search of more collaboration for his guitar playing and more outle...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2016
  • Length: 58:01
Caption: Town Mountain, Southern Crescent, Credit: Official Album Cover
Members of Town Mountain, the award-winning bluegrass band from North Carolina, chat in a coffeeshop with Sloane Spencer, about their new album, So...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: James Hunter 6, Credit: Press Photo
James Hunter joined Sloane Spencer in South Carolina for a conversation about soul music, his new album Hold On!, and discovering new, old songs.

Bought by KHNS


  • Added: Aug 25, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Brace Yourself (album cover) , Credit: Joshua Mark Levy
After 2 members of the Allen Thompson Band broke their backs in separate freak accidents, the band re-evaluated their personal lives and the direct...

  • Added: Sep 29, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
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Neil Golden is more known for his keyboard and bass playing for other bands from Athens, Georgia, but this South Carolina native has finally releas...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Kevin Gordon, Credit: Official Press Photo
Kevin Gordon‘s latest album, Long Gone Time, continues his thoughtful, critical examination of reconciling your love for family with deeply held in...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Feb 27, 2016
  • Length: 58:06
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jeffrey Foucault, Credit: Official Press Photo
Jeffrey Foucault’s (pronounced Folk-alt) latest album, Salt As Wolves, brings the #CFRalum (previously featured on CFR) back to his rock and blues ...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
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Caleb Caudle will release Carolina Ghost on 2/26/16 via This Is American Music, a label featuring the best in Southern Independent songwriting.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Official Album Cover, El Scorpion
Adam Landry produced critically acclaimed albums by Deer Tick, Lilly Hiatt, Diamond Rugs, Rayland Baxter, and T. Hardy Morris, as well as recently ...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Danny Barnes with Bazouki, Credit: Official Press Photo
Danny Barnes recently won the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. The innovative musician fuses electronics and folk instrum...

Bought by KRPS and Prairie Public


  • Added: Dec 20, 2015
  • Length: 01:56:04
  • Purchases: 2
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Aaron Lee Tasjan writes folk songs for an indie rock crowd, weaving storylines with humor and social commentary.

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Nov 29, 2015
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Rayland Baxter grew up in Nashville, with a songwriter & pedal steel playing dad, but it wasn't until a lacrosse injury in college sidelined the yo...

Bought by KRPS and WSLR


  • Added: Oct 26, 2015
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Generic 30 second promo (23 seconds w/ 7 second localization tail) for Country Fried Rock. Dry.

  • Added: Oct 04, 2015
  • Length: :37
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T. Hardy Morris (Diamond Rugs, Dead Confederate) recently released his follow up solo album, Drownin' On A Mountaintop.

Bought by WSLR, KRPS, and WLPR


  • Added: Oct 10, 2015
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Kevn Kinney might not be from the South, but he got here as fast as he could. The cult-status songwriter recently saw his band of thirty year, Dri...

Bought by WLPR and KRPS


  • Added: Sep 30, 2015
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Citizen by Todd Grebe & Cold Country, Credit: Official Album Cover
Alaska-native, Todd Grebe, knows about Cold Country — not just the weather, but his band. After years playing music more influenced by bluegrass t...

Bought by KHNS, KRPS, KCMJ Community Radio, KKRN, and WLPR


  • Added: Aug 18, 2015
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Waterwalker by Folk Family Revival, Credit: Official Album Cover
Less folk, more family for Waterwalker, the latest album from a family band from Texas, Folk Family Revival.

Bought by KRPS, WLPR, KCMJ Community Radio, and KKRN


  • Added: Aug 07, 2015
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Lilly Hiatt, Royal Blue, Credit: Official Album Cover
Lilly Hiatt moves forward on her second album, Royal Blue. Her father, noted songwriter John Hiatt, wisely encouraged her to find her own path in ...

Bought by KKRN, KRPS, and WLPR


  • Added: Jun 09, 2015
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Terraplane by Steve Earle, Credit: Official Album Cover
Steve Earle's new album, Terraplane, takes the noted singer-songwriter back to his Texas roots.

Bought by Red River Radio Network, WLPR, WSLR, KRPS, and KKRN


  • Added: Feb 16, 2015
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Great Peacock, Making Ghosts, Credit: Official Album Cover
Great Peacock write Southern indie anthems: instant crowd sing-alongs with a distinctly modern flair.

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, KKRN, WLPR, and KRPS


  • Added: Jul 17, 2015
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4