Freight Train Boogie Podcasts (general)
A bi-weekly Americana music show featuring mostly new releases from the best indie roots artists. Permission has been granted for all of the tracks played on the Freight Train Boogie podcasts.

FTB podcast #526 features 2 new albums, "Ramblin' Soul" by Melissa Carper and Vince Herman's "Enjoy the Ride". You'll also find new music from Caleb Caudle, Brian Blake, Long Mama, and Miko Marks & The Resurrectors. Full playlist:

Direct download: ftb-526.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:36am PST

FTB #524 is a grab-bag of single songs from many recent releases. Artists include John Doe, Jake La Botz, Sweet Megg, Amanda Shires and Bonny Light Horseman and more. Full playlist:

Direct download: ftb-524.mp3
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FTB podcast #514 features 2 fine new albums, Country Fresh by David Quinn and What Else Can She Do by Kaitlin Butts. Also new music from Paul Cauthen, Darden Smith, Roxi Copland, Greensky Bluegrass, and The Pine Hearts. 

Full playlist:

Direct download: ftb-514.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02pm PST

Show #505


Rodney Crowell - Heavenly Day  (Songs From Quarantine Vol. 2)

Jaime Wyatt - Need Shelter  (Highway Butterfly: The Songs of

Neal Casal)

Leftover Salmon -  We’ll Get By (Brand New Good Old Days)

The Steel Wheels - Time Is All I Need (Everyone A Song: Vol. Two)

(mic break)

Gurf Morlix - Blood On The Page (The Tightening of the Screws)

Dar Williams - Today and Every Day (I'll Meet You Here) 

Travis Linville - Blue Sky Bound  (I'm Still Here)  

William Bell - Check Out My Karma (Songs From Quarantine Vol. 2)

Marcus King - No One Above You  (Highway Butterfly: The Songs of Neal Casal)

(mic break)

Kiely Connell - The Blues That Really Burn (Calumet Queen)

Hank Erwin - Daddy Laughed (The Copper Album)

Will Rainier And The Pines - Tethered to the World  (Tethered to the World)

Stash - Queen Of The Highway  (Walk The Walk)

(mic break)

Steve Earle - Highway Butterfly (Highway Butterfly: The Songs of Neal Casal)

Shelby Lynne - Is There Any Love Left? (Songs From Quarantine Vol. 2)

Direct download: ftb-505.mp3
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Direct download: ftb-503.mp3
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Direct download: ftb-474.mp3
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Show #461


Terry Allen and the Panhandle Mystery Band - Abandonitis  (Just Like Moby Dick)

Bart Budwig - Human Again  (Another Burn on the Astroturf) 
Yarn - What For?  (Lucky 13, Vol. 2)  

Chad Kostner - Highway 63  (Highway 63)

(mic break)

The Haden Triplets - Ozark Moon  (The Family Songbook)

Ben Winship - Turtle Dove  (Acorns) 

Jamestown Revival - This Too Shall Pass  (San Isabel)

Della Mae - Headlight  (Headlight)

Terry Allen - American Childhood III: Little Puppet Thing  (Just Like Moby Dick)

(mic break)

The Wood Brothers - Little Bit Sweet  (Kingdom in My Mind)

Left Arm Tan - Pawn Shop Heart   (Left Arm Tan)

Elaina Kay - Widows Watch  (Issues)

Will Payne Harrison -  I'm over Thinking About You  (Living With Ghosts)

David Olney - Death Will Not Divide Us   (This Side Or The Other)

(mic break)

Terry Allen - Sailin' On Through  (Just Like Moby Dick)

Direct download: ftb-461.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:40am PST

Show #343


Rebecca Pronsky - Bag of Bones (Known Objects)

Darryl Purpose - Prince of the Apple Towns  (Still The Birds)

Josh Harty - The Kind  (Holding On)

Dave Insley - Drinkin' Wine and Staring at the Phone  (Just the Way That I Am)

(mic break)

Ted Russell Kamp - The Way Love Burns (Flying Solo)

Mary Chapin Carpenter - Something Tamed Something Wild  (The Things That We Are Made Of)

The Nouveaux Honkies -  Life Ain't Easy  (Blues For Country)

Rebecca Pronsky - Nothing Yet (Known Objects)

(mic break)

Darryl Purpose - The Meaning of My Love (Still The Birds)

Ashleigh Flynn - Don't Leave Me Lonesome (The Low Arc of the Sun)

Jeff Crosby -  The Homeless and the Dreamers  (Waking Days)

Shoebox Letters - Used To Believe  (Love Sick Town)

The Mike Eldred Trio - Bess  (Baptist Town)

(mic break)

Rebecca Pronsky - Gondwanaland  (Known Objects)

Darryl Purpose - The Birds  (Still The Birds)

Direct download: ftb-343.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:20pm PST

Freight Train Boogie Show #335

Show #335


Sarah Borges - Caught By The Rain (Good And Dirty)

8 Ball Aitken - Seven Bucks An Hour In A Chicken Suit  (8 Ball Aitken)

The Damn Quails - Out Of The Birdcage (Out of the Birdcage)

Mark Lucas & the Dead Setters -  Full Time Man (The Continental Drift)

(mic break)

Loretta Lynn (with Elvis Costello) -  Everything it Takes  (Full Circle)

Sim Ross -  When You Come 'Round  (Ohio City Songs)

Angela Easterling - Common Law Wife  (Common Law Wife)

Larry Keel - Lil Miss (Experienced)

(mic break)

Mike Jacoby -  Ready When You Are  (Northeastsouthwest)

Annette Conlon - Cedar Box  (Life, Death and the Spaces Between)

Dead Winter Carpenters - Midnight Ghost (Washoe)

Jesse Lafser - The Chores Song  (Raised On The Plains)

Malcolm Holcombe - Sweet Georgia  (Another Black Hole)

(mic break)

8 Ball Aitken - Sleepy (8 Ball Aitken)

Sarah Borges - Purple GTO  (Good And Dirty)


Direct download: ftb-335.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:53pm PST

Freight Train Boogie Show #318

Show #318


Webb Wilder - If It Ain't Broke (Don't Fix It) (Mississippi Moderne)

Ali Holder - From My Veins Will Fall  (From My Veins Will Fall)

Dan Montgomery -  The Drunken Mouth (Sin, Repent, Repeat)

Danny Click - Everything's Alright  (Holding Up The Sun)

(mic break)

Dawn and Hawkes -  Yours and Mine  (Yours and Mine)

Jason Heath And The Greedy Souls -  A Season Undone  (A Season Undone)

Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers - Love Your Loved Ones  (Loved Wild Lost)

Webb Wilder  -Too Much Sugar For A Nickel  Mississippi Moderne
(Webb Wilder interview)
Webb Wilder - I'm Not Just Anybody's Fool  (Mississippi Moderne)

(mic break)

Leigh Nash -  Cruel Heart  (The State I'm In)

Chuck Hawthorne  - The Gospel Hammer  (Silver Lining)

D.L. Marble - Drag Me Back   (Hard To Quit)

Lucero - Can't You Hear Them Howl  (All A Man Should Do)

(mic break)

Webb Wilder - Only A Fool  (Mississippi Moderne)

Direct download: ftb-318.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:12pm PST

Freight Train Boogie Show #294

Show #294


Jayme Stone & Friends - Lazy John  (Jayme Stone's Lomax Project)

The Pine Hill Project - Wichita (Tomorrow You're Going)

Puss N Boots - Always  (No Fools, No Fun)

Gill Landry - Just Like You  (Gill Landry)

(mic break)

Todd Burge - Time To Waste Time (Imitation Time)

Brandi Carlile - The Eye  (The Firewatcher’s Daughter)

The Carmonas - Human Hurricane  (The Carmonas)

Jayme Stone & Friends - Before This Time Another Year  (Jayme Stone's Lomax Project)

(mic break)

John & Judy Rodman - Somethin’ Like That (Here We Are)

Dick LeMasters - Lightning From A Clear Blue Sky (One Bird, Two Stones)

Calico The Band - Beautiful Lie  (Rancho California)

Mac Leaphart - The Bastards Won  (Low In The Saddle, Long In The Tooth)

(mic break)

Alice DiMicele - Old Life Back (Swim)

King of The Tramps - Wandering Kind (Joyful Noise)

(mic break)

Jayme Stone & Friends - Goodbye, Old Paint  (Jayme Stone's Lomax Project)



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(April 3rd, 2015)

Bill Frater

Direct download: ftb-294.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50pm PST

Freight Train Boogie Show #252

Show #252


SETH ADAM -Old Broken Ladder (Steel Tempered Pride)

RAE BILLING - I Only (Want It All)  (Walls and Fences)

FEARING & WHITE - Save Yourself  (Tea and Confidences)

(mic break)

LAURIE LEWIS - Garden Grow (One Evening in May)

WYATT EASTERLING - Why Did it Take So Long? (Goodbye Hello)

SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS - My House Has Wheels  (Dig This)

(mic break)

ROBERT SARAZIN BLAKE - Dingle to Tralee  (Robt Sarazin Blake)

MARE WAKEFIELD & NOMAD - Clementine  (Poet on the Moon)

SCOTT WOLFSON & OTHER HEROES - The Backseat and Me  (Life on Fire)

(mic break)

KATHRYN CAINE - Beacon  (Kathryn Caine And The Small Band)

DOGHOUSE FLOWERS - Meet Me in Milwaukee  (Chasing the Sun)

MICHAEL ONEILL - I Like It Like That  (I Like It Like That)


(mic break)

JESSE WINCHESTER - Mississippi, You're on My Mind  (Learn To Love It)



(April 17th, 2014)

Bill Frater

Freight Train Boogie

Direct download: ftb-252.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:19pm PST

Freight Train Boogie Show #251

Show #251


RILEY ETHERIDGE JR. - Another Time, Another Place  (The Straight & Narrow Way)

AMELIA WHITE - Old Postcard  (Old Postcard)

GUTHRIE KENNARD - Cross Your Heart  (Cross Your Heart)

GRADY KELNECK - Colorado  (Take My Hand)

(mic break)

SUSAN GIBSON - The Second Hand  (The Second Hand- Live at the Bugle Boy)

JOHN MAYOCK & THE HOMESTEADERS - Battle Cry  (John Mayock & the Homesteaders)

CHARLIE ROBISON -  The Girls From Texas  (High Time)

CARRIE ANN CARROLL - You'll Never Win  (You Should Know)

RILEY ETHERIDGE JR. - Song For Amy  (The Straight & Narrow Way)

(mic break)

THE SEA THE SEA - Love We Are Love (Love We Are Love)

THE HARMED BROTHERS - Ballad of Probably Not  (Better Days)

DEENA -  My Own Advice  (Rock River)

SPUYTEN DUYVIL - Temptation (Temptation)

THE CAROLYN SILLS COMBO - Betcha Don't Want Me  (The Carolyn Sills Combo)

(mic break)

RILEY ETHERIDGE JR. - The Maze (Of my Own Creation)  (The Straight & Narrow Way)



(April 4th, 2014)

Bill Frater

Freight Train Boogie

Direct download: ftb-251.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:16pm PST

FTB Show #138 with Verlon Thompson, Whitehorse, Charlie Faye and Southern Cunture On The Skids

FTB podcast #138 features the new album by VERLON THOMPSON called Works.  Also new music from WHITEHORSE, CHARLIE FAYE and SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS.  Here is the RSS feed: Download Works from iTunes for $9.99.

Show #138

VERLON THOMPSON - The Show We Call Business (Works)

LAURIE LEWIS - American Chestnuts  (Skippin' and Flyin')

ROBERT ELLIS - Two Cans Of Paint  (Photographs)

BRIAN LEDFORD AND THE CADILLAC DESERT - Kingdom Of Rust (From Sunlight Into Shadow)

(mic break)

CHARLIE FAYE - Two-Timer (Travels with Charlie)

BUCK OWENS - Down on the Corner of Love (Bound for Bakersfield 1953-1956 - The Complete pre-Capitol Collection)

THE DANG-IT BOBBYS - Big Trouble (Big Trouble)

VERLON THOMPSON - Barnegie Hall (Works)

(mic break)

WHITEHORSE - Killing Time is Murder (Whitehorse)


THE WILDERS - Mid November (The Wilders)

AMANDA SHIRES - Swimmer (Carrying Lightning)

JIM KELLER - Modern Girl (Soul Candy)

(mic break)

VERLON THOMPSON - Gone But Not Forgotten (Works)

(Oct. 27th, 2011)

Bill Frater

Freight Train Boogie
Americana Boogie

Direct download: ftb-138.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57pm PST


FTB podcast #103  is a mix of great new music from EMORY QUINN, SALLY SPRING, and 77 EL DEORA. The full playlist is posted below.  Check the artist's websites and order their CD's or downloads and tell 'em you heard the songs on the FTB podcast.  Please email me with any questions or suggestions for the podcasts. (
Here's the iTunes link to subscribe to the FTB podcasts.  Here's the direct link to listen now!  And this is the RSS feed for non-iTunes listeners:

Show #103

77 EL DEORA - (I Just Dodged a) Bullet - The Crown & The Crow's Confession 

MARTIN ENGLAND - Do What The Man With The Gun Says - Razed And Reconstructed 

KATHRYN CAINE - Settlin Down - Down Home Girl

THE GREAT RECESSION ORCHESTRA - Sadie Green - Have You Even Heard of Milton Brown?

(mic break)

GLENNA BELL - Honky Tonk Man -Perfectly Legal: Songs of Sex, Love and Murder

REVEREND FREAKCHILD - Sweet Sweet You - God Shaped Hole

SALLY SPRING - Made of Stars -Made of Stars

MIKE + RUTHY - Be the Boss - Million To One

(mic break)

DEREK PRITZL - His Words -Drifter

THESE UNITED STATES - Just This - What Lasts

EMORY QUINN - Hand In Hand -See You At The Next Light

JIM BYRNES - No Mail Blues - Everywhere West

MARTI BROM - Forbidden Fruit -Not For Nothin'

(mic break)

77 EL DEORA - Fire on the Mountain (Revisited) -The Crown & The Crow's Confession

(Jan. 21st, 2011)

Bill Frater

Freight Train Boogie

Direct download: ftb-103.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm PST


FTB podcast #102  features the new CD from JONATHAN BYRD called Cackalack.  Also great music from PHOSPHORESCENT, COYOTE GRACE, and THE STAGGER & SWAY. The full playlist is posted below.  Check the artist's websites and order their CD's or downloads and tell 'em you heard the songs on the FTB podcast.  Please email me with any questions or suggestions for the podcasts. (
Here's the iTunes link to subscribe to the FTB podcasts.  Here's the direct link to listen now!  And this is the RSS feed for non-iTunes listeners:

Show #102

JONATHAN BYRD - Chicken Wire -Cackalack

RED JUNE - Run Around -Remember Me Well

EMMA HILL - One Glass Too Many -Clumsy Seduction

THE STAGGER & SWAY - Sam Bond's Garage - Break Til You Bend

(mic break)

COYOTE GRACE - Man in the Moon - Ear to the Ground

THE BLACK LILLIES - Little Darlin' - Whiskey Angel

GREEN WHISKEY - Somewhere West of Thorndale -Triple Shot High

JONATHAN BYRD - Cackalack! - Cackalack

(mic break)

PHOSPHORESCENT - Nothing Was Stolen (Love Me Foolishly) - Here's To Taking It Easy

ROSS BELLENOIT - Mysterious Child (oh god!) -Eight Track Mind

BILLY ELI - Cheese Enchiladas - Hell Yeah!

GIRL HOWDY - Eenie Meenie Miney -Honky Tonk Hair

(mic break)

JONATHAN BYRD - I Was An Oak Tree -Cackalack

(Jan. 13th, 2011)

Bill Frater

Freight Train Boogie

Direct download: ftb-102.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:56pm PST

FTB podcast #91 features the new CD from Canadian JUSTIN RUTLEDGE entitled The Early Widows.  Also great  new music from  BOB REA SAHARA SMITH and THRIFT STORE COWBOYS. The full playlist is posted below.  Check the artist's websites and order their CD's or downloads and tell 'em you heard the songs on the FTB podcast.  Please email me with any questions or suggestions for the podcasts.

Here's the iTunes link to subscribe to the FTB podcasts.  Here's the direct link to listen now!

Show #91

JUSTIN RUTLEDGE - I Have Not Seen The Light - The Early Widows
SAHARA SMITH - The Real Thing Myth of the Heart
MALCOLM HOLCOLME - Whenever I Pray - For The Mission Baby
J.R. SHORE - Two Strike Foul - Reprise - Talkin' On A Bus
(mic break)
THRIFT STORE COWBOYS - Lean Into the Sway - Light Fighter
GUTHRIE KENNARD - Motorcycle - Matchbox
TONY JOE WHITE - Ain't Doing Nobody No Good - The Shine
JUSTIN RUTLEDGE -The Heart Of A River - The Early Widows
(mic break)
BOB REA - My Getaway - Ragged Choir
McMULE - Parasite - Whiskeytalk
ZACHARY RICHARD - Come On, Sheila - Snake Bite Love
STONEHONEY - Two Years Down - The Cedar Creek Sessions
LAWN CHAIR KINGS - Mama Carried a Heavy Load - Lawn Chair Kings II
(mic break)
JUSTIN RUTLEDGE - Jack Of Diamonds - The Early Widows

Bill Frater
Freight Train Boogie

Direct download: ftb-91.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am PST