A new Nashville Nobody Knows podcast, and a podcast program suggestion: A morning jog included listening on my gum-package-size MP3 player, this week’s The Nashville Nobody Knows from Candace Corrigan. If you like unplugged country, bluegrass, jazz, folk or intelligent country music — in other words, not the crap you hear on commercial country radio — then listen to this or one of her earlier shows — they’re all great.
This week, Candace’s guest is Kathy Chiavola, singer, songwriter, studio session musician, vocal coach, and guitarist. Kathy shares some of the recordings from three of her own CDs. A favorite performer around Nashville, Kathy includes some comments about each of the songs and gives a great performance, well inside the ”not strictly bluegrass” genre.
(Personal note: It’s wonderful to hear Randy Howard‘s fiddle. He died way to young and is greatly missed, but his music still inspires young fiddlers like the two who live with me.)
Okay, here’s the suggestion. While I love what Candace is doing, rumor has it there’s a thriving indie rock scene here (okay, thriving may be a stretch). Anyway, if there is not one already, I suggest someone (or, better yet, several people) do a show(s) like my friend Tim Germer’s Northwest Noise — except featuring music from bands either based here or appearing here. I know there are some college=radio programs like that on WRVU, but not with Tim’s, well, Wayne’s Worldliness (sorry, inside joke reference to his program today). Just a suggestion.