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If you're brave enough to have made it this far, you might be fool enough to actually want to browse the Rootin' Around archives! With that in mind, here are links to all of the columns from January 1995 to present. Consider yourselves duly forewarned...

  • Rootin' 52: Nov/Dec 1998

    SPECIAL CHRISTMAS COLUMN! -- Featured artists and compilations include: The Wizard of Oz, Golden Smog, Tom Leach, Dave Insley, Michael Friedman, Howard Iceberg, Mike Seeger, Songs of Christmas: From the Alan Lomax Collection, The Squirrel Nut Zippers, Spike Jones, Steve Vozzolo and the Rookies, Diamond Cuts: Turning Two.

  • Rootin' 51: Aug/Sept 1998

    Featured artists and compilations include: Alan Lomax's American Patchwork Video Series, Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard, Suzanne Thomas, Eddy Lawrence, Dick Curless, Stoney Edwards, Louie Bluie soundtrack, John Fahey and Norman Blake.

  • Rootin' 50: May/June 1998

    Featured artists and compilations include Mike Ireland, Charlie Pride, Porter Wagoner, Waylon Jennings, Steve Earle, The Supersuckers, Arthur Dodge & the Horsefeathers, Jono Manson, Joe Flood, Ron Sunshine, Skip Heller, Oh Susanna and El McMeen.

  • Rootin' 49: Feb/Mar 1998

    Featured artists and compilations include Stephen Wade's Treasury of Library of Congress Field Recordings, Dock Boggs, John Fahey's American Primitive, Vol. 1 gospel collection, Merle Haggard, The Carter Family, The Stanley Brothers, Ralph Stanley, and Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery (soundtrack to the PBS documentary by Ken Burns).

  • Rootin' 48: Nov/Dec 1997

    SPECIAL CHRISTMAS COLUMN!!! -- Featured artists and compilations include Hungry for Music's Diamond Cuts baseball music collection, Lonesome Bob, Robbie Fulks, Seconds Flat, White Hassle, Slobberbone, Sam McGee, 5 Chinese Brothers, Andrei Codrescu, X-Mas Marks the Spot, bluegrass Christmas at Doobie Shea, Dan Crary, Ray Charles and A Holiday Feast, Volume II (Evan Johns, Bill Kirchen and other D.C. roots rockers).

  • Rootin' 47: Sept/Oct 1997

    Featured artists and compilations -- Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music, Close to Home: Old-Time Music From Mike Seeger's Collections, Oxford-American Magazine's "Special Double Issue on Music," Whiskeytown, Old 97s, Buddy Miller, Straight Outta Boone County, Claude Williams ("The King of Kansas City"), Mark Gardner & the Skirtlifters' Songs of the Santa Fe Trail

  • Rootin' #46: June/July 1997

    Featured artists and compilations -- The Byrds, The Jayhawks, Blue Mountain, Slim Chance & the Convicts, The Volebeats, Arthur Dodge & the Horsefeathers, Used to Be: Blues From the Pacific Delta, Woody Guthrie, Eddy Lawrence, Steve Earle, The V-Roys, Guy Clark, Tom Russell, Charlie Rich

  • Rootin' #45: Apr/May 1997

    Featured artists and compilations -- Nashville: The Other Side of the Alley, 5 Chinese Brothers, Simon Chardiet, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Maddox Bros. & Rose, Homer & Jethro, Mark Insley, Townes Van Zandt, Willie Nelson, Sacred Steel: Traditional Sacred African-American Steel Guitar Music in Florida

  • Rootin' #44: Feb/Mar 1997

    Music for the Not-So-Rooted -- Featured artists and compilations include Luna, Rod Stewart, Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Nat King Cole, Louis Prima & Keely Smith, Antonin Dvorak, Billie Holiday, Stephane Grappelli, El McMeen, Tanika Takirim, Fairground Attraction, Hank Williams, Townes Van Zandt, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones, The Nashville Sound, Willie Nelson, Mississippi John Hurt, Sam Cooke, Maggie Ingram, Van Morrison, A Rose of Swych Virtu

  • Rootin' #43: Nov/Dec 1996

    SPECIAL CHRISTMAS COLUMN!!! -- Featured artists and compilations include Snow Angels, Tinsel Tunes, Swingin' Christmas, Tiny Tim's Christmas Album, With a Christmas Vibe; Angola Prisoners' Blues, Dry Branch Fire Squad, When I Was a Cowboy, Jim Ringer, Out of the Gate Again -- 16 More From the Grain Belt, One Fell Swoop, Laura Cantrell, Rig Rock Deluxe -- A Musical Salute to the American Truck Driver

  • Rootin' #42: Aug/Sept 1996

    Featured artists and compilations -- The Land of Yahoe, Old-Time Music on the Air, Vol. 2, The Legend of Hank Williams, The Stanley Brothers, Reno & Smiley, Ernest V. Stoneman, Gid Tanner & the Skillet Lickers, Rock Boppin' Baby -- Sun Rockabilly, Vol. 3, Huelyn Duvall, BR5-49, The Haynes Boys, Bubbahey Mudtruck

  • Rootin' #41, June/July 1995

    Featured artists and compilations -- Harmonica Masters, Roots of Rap, Emmett Miller, Messed Up in Love, Booze & the Blues , Charlie Poole & the North Carolina Ramblers, Bascom Lamar Lunsford, Echoes of the Ozarks, Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard, Geoff Seitz, The Country All-Stars, Merle Haggard, Mr. Peter's Boom & Chime

  • Rootin' #40: Apr/May 1996

    Featured artists and compilations -- Street Dreams, Ah Feel to Party, The Big Bad Johns, John Fogerty: Wrote a Song for Everyone, Cigar Store Indians, Faron Young, Jean Shepard, Moe Bandy, George Jones & Melba Montgomery, Merle Haggard, Wanda Jackson, Tex Williams, Don't Fence Me In, Cattle Call, True Sounds of the New West, The Derailers, E.C. and Orna Ball, Whiskeytown, El McMeen, Robbie Fulks, Golden Smog

  • Rootin' #39, Feb/Mar 1996

    Featured artists and compilations -- Holding On: Dreamers, Visionaries, Eccentrics and Other American Heroes, Charlie Feathers, The Memphis Shieks, The Memphis Jug Band, Piano Wizards, Music From and Inspired by the Soundtrack of "Devil in a Blue Dress," Ron Sunshine, Jono Manson, Dash Rip Rock, Old 97s, Earl C. Whitehead & the Grievous Angels, Jolene, The Volebeats, Freakwater, Maggie Ingram

  • Rootin' #38, Dec 1995/Jan 1996

    SPECIAL CHRISTMAS COLUMN!!! -- Featured artists and compilations include Dewey Phillips, Defrost Your Heart, Billy Lee Riley, Sonny Burgess, The Waco Brothers, Wayne Hancock, Austin Country Nights, Buck Owens, Maddox Bros. & Rose, Wynn Stewart, Merle Haggard, Elder Roma Wilson, Marion Williams, Christmas Blues, The Rounder Christmas Album, Punk Rock X-mas, A Christmas Present for You, The Music Never Stopped -- Roots of the Grateful Dead

  • Rootin' #37, Oct/Nov 1995

    Featured artists and compilations -- Butch Hancock, Billy Joe Shaver, Junior Brown, Nick Lowe, The Vidalias, Steve Earle, Kieran Kane, Buddy Miller, Willie Nelson, Hillbilly Fever, Howdy! 25 Hillbilly All-Time Greats, The Delmore Brothers, Hollerin', Kneelin' Down Inside the Gate, Rock & Roll Sermon

  • Rootin' #36, Aug/Sept 1995

    Featured artists and compilations -- The Hangdogs, 5 Chinese Brothers, Tim Carroll, Buck Owens, Charlie Rich, The Louvin Brothers, George Jones, Jerry Lee Lewis, Mojo Nixon, The Treniers, Jason Eklund, Uncle Dave Macon, Old-Time Mountain Ballads, Doug & Jack Wallin, Hazel Dickens & Alice Gerrard

  • Rootin' #35, June/July 1995

    Featured artists and compilations -- Simon & the Bar Sinisters, Los Straitjackets, Sin Alley, Bloodshot Records' For a Life of Sin and Hellbent alt-country collections, Bubbapalooza Volume One -- Chronicle of the Redneck Underground, Nine Pound Hammer, Jason & the Scorchers, Wilco, The Jayhawks, Bottle Rockets, Alex Chilton, Don Walser, Dale Watson

  • Rootin' #34, April/May 1995

    Featured artists and compilations -- Hillbilly Boogie, Justin Tubb, Loretta Lynn, Heather Myles, Tulare Dust, Woody Guthrie, Mississippi Masters, Memphis Masters, Elvis Presley

  • Rootin' #33, Jan/Feb 1995

    Rootin' Around the USA -- The wayward author takes off on a three-month road trip and meets Eleanor Roosevelt, Joe Ely, Serene Dominic, Jono Manson, Charlie Maxwell, The Derailers and a whole lotta prairie dogs, Elvis statues, empty plains and greasy diners...

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