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American Backroads

Series produced by WDCB

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Take an hour long journey exploring America's rich musical heritage without leaving the comfort of home. Join Greg Easterling as he features musical styles ranging from Blues to Bluegrass, Country to Americana, Folk to Roots Rock, and more.

American Backroads is a weekly roots music program that has been running on WDCB-FM (90.9) in the Chicago area for well over a decade and a half. Hosted and programmed by longtime Chicago area rock radio personality Greg Easterling (97.1 FM, The Drive, WXRT, Q101), American Backroads is a weekly hour long excursion into the heart of American music, focusing on music, with a minimum of commentary. From Johnny Cash to Buddy Guy, Willie Nelson to the Grateful Dead, John Mellencamp to Shawn Colvin and B.B. King to Hank Williams, American Backroads offers a variety of mostly American based styles that cuts across musical boundaries to create a real musical landscape: Americana, roots rock, classic and contemporary country, folk and acoustic music, blues and gospel.


12 Pieces

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Featuring music from The Band, Gregg Allman, Ray Sugar Blue, and more

  • Added: Oct 31, 2017
  • Length: 58:37
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Music from Bonnie Raitt, Mississippi Heat, Brandy Clark, Eric Church, and more

  • Added: Oct 31, 2017
  • Length: 57:51
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Featuring music from Eric Clapton, Norah Jones, John Prine, Lucinda Williams, and more

  • Added: Oct 31, 2017
  • Length: 57:42
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Leon Russell Remembered

  • Added: Oct 31, 2017
  • Length: 58:31
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Featuring music from the Bodeans, Sugar Blue, Ray Lemontagne, Waiting for Henry, and more

  • Added: Oct 31, 2017
  • Length: 57:43
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Featuring music from John Prine, Michael McDermott, Joanna Connor, John Scofield, and others.

  • Added: Oct 31, 2017
  • Length: 59:10
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Featuring 2017 releases from John Mellencamp, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Willie Nelson and Guy Davis

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:22
  • Purchases: 1
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Featuring recent releases from John Mellencamp, Guy Davis, Willie Nelson, Ray Davies and The Rolling Stones,

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 56:24
  • Purchases: 1
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Featuring 2017 releases from Chuck Berry, Glen Campbell, Steve Earle, and Chris Stapleton, plus classics from Doug Sahm, Johnny Winter, and others.

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 57:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Featuring recent releases from Norah Jones, Wilco, Mississippi Heat, Lurrie Bell, and others

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 01:02:12
  • Purchases: 1
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Featuring music from Creedence Clearwater Revival, Marty Stuart, Ryan Adams, Ronnie Baker Brooks, and others

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 58:23
  • Purchases: 1
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A musical "Tribute to Tom" featuring songs by the late Tom Petty

  • Added: Oct 27, 2017
  • Length: 57:36