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Jared “Pete” Gile & Carly Evans of The Troubadour Podcast host long form, deep-diving interviews with some of today’s most popular touring musicians in the Red Dirt and Texas Country Music movement. The Troubadour Podcast provides listeners with a behind the scenes look at their favorite artists in the genres. The Troubadour Podcast prides itself in also being another avenue for established artists, as well as up and comers, to get their music discovered by new fans through the unique and re ...
 
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Welcome to Episode #105 of The Troubadour. This episode is another one in our unofficial series affectionately known as “the sidemen.” Our guest today is good dude, who showed up here complete with his own sound effects you’ll hear sprinkled throughout the episode; His name is Michael Tarabay. Tbay has made quite a career in the music business. It …
 
I’m sure we have quite a few successful and up and coming artists who listen to our podcast, so for all of you imagine this: Your very first quote, unquote gig is opening for Toby Keith…well, that was reality for today’s guest Jared LoStracco. You’ll hear all about how that happened in today’s episode. Jared LoStracco’s career as a musician wasn’t …
 
Email me at djfancyketchup@gmail.com for a chance to win Yellowstone Season 3. The explosive third season of Paramount Network's Yellowstone is now on Blu-ray and DVD! The Western epic starring Kevin Costner is back for more danger and suspense on the American frontier and the Blu-ray & DVD comes with all 10 episodes, plus over 4 hours of special f…
 
Welcome to Episode #103 of The Troubadour. We are honored to have another great songwriter on the show today. Bernie Nelson is a prolific writer and has had several hits including the #1 song, “Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind” for Confederate Railroad. His songs have sold over 25 million copies on artists such as Conway Twitty, Kenny Chesney, Wyn…
 
Today on the podcast we’re interviewing one of the best fiddlers and harmony singers in the Texas and Red Dirt Music scene. Jeremy Watkins played for years with Jason Boland and The Stragglers, Stoney Larue and a long list of others. I got to know Jeremy clear back in the year 2002 when I hired him to play fiddle and sing harmonies on my first reco…
 
I got teamed up on in this episode by two wonderful women who also happen to be great friends. My co-host Carly Evans and Megan Vaughan met years ago and worked together in Manhattan, KS at a radio station prior to moving on and up in both of their careers. Megan Vaughan has quite possibly one of the most refreshing attitudes and personalities I’ve…
 
This is a momentous episode for us here at The Troubadour! You are about to listen to episode #100 of a podcast that just started out as an idea in my vast and expansive cranium several years ago. I’m truly humbled by how many great artists and individuals have agreed to come on the podcast and share their personal stories and experiences with us. …
 
Today’s episode features Texas Country Music artist Clay Hollis. Clay was born in the Rio Grande Valley and raised in San Antonio. Clay decided to forego the‍ typical life of going to college and settling down in a comfortable job to pursue his dream of being a country music artist. A music fan as long as he can recall, Clay’s passion for performan…
 
Marc Methot – CARtoons Magazine We are off the beaten path this week with the creator of automotive enthusiast magazine, CARtoons that I used to read as a kid. But, it’s not really a magazine either; it’s more of a comic book. CARtoons magazine was out of publication for years until Marc brought it back to life. You can find out everything CARtoons…
 
Carly and I have got to talk to some incredible people and artists through this podcast and today is another notch in that gunstock. While this guest isn’t necessarily tied to music, he is a Texas artist in his own right. Actor Barry Corbin has had an impressive career spanning decades. One of his most recent roles that our audience would be famili…
 
This episode is the first of what we’re going to start referring to as the “Sidemen Series” on the podcast. If you are a regular listener you know that our wheelhouse is interviewing frontmen and artists with their names on the album cover. Well, behind all of those folks is usually a group of seasoned professional musicians helping them make the m…
 
Welcome to this week’s episode of The Troubadour. Imagine, if you will, being born an American citizen but then spending the majority of your youth in a third world country in Africa. Imagine if spending time in the Serengeti watching all of the wild creatures and animals that Africa has to offer was maybe just your version of a typical weekend as …
 
What do you get when you combine great musicians, killer harmony vocals and great songs? Well, you get one of the fastest-rising acts in the Texas Music scene: The Chad Cooke Band. Their song, “Whatever it Takes” set a record as the longest charting single on Texas Radio at 43 weeks. And I for one expect great things out of their latest single, Cow…
 
Hey everybody, welcome to The Troubadour! I’m super excited for today’s episode. Today we’re visiting with a guy I’ve wanted to have on the podcast since we started this thing. Corby Schaub is a multi-talented instrumentalist, studio player and producer I’ve been a fan of for a long time. So much so that I’d actually tried to hire Corby to play on …
 
Matt Skinner Before jumping right into the intro for this week’s episode, Carly and I want to remind everyone that with next weekend being a “holiday weekend” there won’t be a new episode released. So, we’ll hit you with something new the following weekend. Matt Skinner is a name I’d heard several times from several folks during my days of travelin…
 
If the name Mike Ethan Messick doesn’t ring a bell, and you are a fan of Texas Country and Red Dirt, you’ve still probably heard his music. Before the age of 20 Mike wrote The Everclear Song that Roger Creager later turned into a hit and is now a mainstay in Creager’s live shows. Mike and I met for the first time many years ago at the historic Chea…
 
Here’s episode #90 of The Troubadour featuring Ross Cooper. I apologize for the lack of a worthy and lengthy blog post here, but I’m putting this together from a motel room in Walden, CO that has real sketchy service and wifi. All of Ross’s social media links, music and merch can be explored by going to his website at https://www.ross-cooper.com/ H…
 
Rich O’Toole #2 Welcome to this week’s episode of The Troubadour. Our ol’ buddy Rich O’Toole is our guest again here on the podcast. Rich’s first appearance on The Troubadour came on episode #29. As all of our lives have been altered since the Coronavirus pandemic started, we visit a little bit about that in this episode with Rich including how it’…
 
Being raised the son of rodeo and country music royalty Chris Ledoux, Chris’ son Ned is starting to leave a mark of his own on the music business. Carly and I were super-excited to finally get a chance to get Ned on the podcast. As you can tell, Ned has a lot of his father in him and we only think there are great things to come for this young troub…
 
After years of playing fiddle for the Turnpike Troubadours, Kyle Nix has now taken on the role of a front man with the release of his own project and new album “Lightning On The Mountain & Other Short Stories”. The record is already making waves in the scene and receiving kudos from many of his peers. In the studio Kyle used most of the Troubadours…
 
Prolific Texas singer-songwriter, John Baumann is our guest on this episode of The Troubadour. Interestingly enough, John just release his latest album entitled Country Shade despite the challenges of doing so during the current Covid-19 pandemic. John is a member of the Texas super-group The Panhandlers along with other fellow West-Texans, Josh Ab…
 
Welcome to Episode #85 of The Troubadour Podcast. Today we take a little departure from the strictly Red Dirt and Texas Country vein and interview a person that had a pretty big impact on my songwriting. In the 90’s I was watching The Nashville Network on TV and saw a guy on a stool with just a guitar and he sang a song that rocked my emotions. The…
 
This episode is the final installment of our 4-part series with Double D. If you haven’t listened to the first 3 episodes, I highly suggest checking them out first! Enjoy! It’s hard to know where to start and where to stop with telling the story of today’s guest Deryl Dodd. When Carly and I record these interviews, they are usually in the neighborh…
 
This episode is Part 3 of our 4-part series with Double D. If you haven’t listened to Part 1 & 2, I highly suggest checking them out first! Enjoy! It’s hard to know where to start and where to stop with telling the story of today’s guest Deryl Dodd. When Carly and I record these interviews, they are usually in the neighborhood of 45 minutes to an h…
 
Deryl Dodd – Part 2 of 4 This episode is Part 2 of our 4-part series with Double D. If you haven’t listened to Part 1, I highly suggest checking it out first! Enjoy! It’s hard to know where to start and where to stop with telling the story of today’s guest Deryl Dodd. When Carly and I record these interviews, they are usually in the neighborhood of…
 
Hello everyone and welcome to episode #81 of The Troubadour. Today’s episode is special. Actually, the next 4 episodes you will hear are going to be special. As you longtime listeners know, we’ve had some pretty cool and special conversations since Carly and I began this endeavor many moons ago. But, I’ve got to say that this particular episode, an…
 
Today’s episode features a true Texas Songwriting Legend: Ray Wylie Hubbard. For those who follow Texas and Red Dirt Music you are almost certainly familiar with Ray. He’s a legend in the scene and tons of artists have covered his material. Many artists look at their chance just to co-write with Ray as a pinnacle in their careers. Known for his bar…
 
Once again, we’re brining you guys a stellar episode today. I’ve been a long-time fan of Texas Troubadour, Cory Morrow. Way back in my college days when I first heard his iconic songs like Texas Time Travelin, Nashville Blues and Big City Stripper it was simply hard not to like Cory’s music. Cory’s high energy shows and hell-raising reputation on a…
 
Born in Houston, TX and later living in Austin, Sunny Sweeny spent her formative college years at Southwest Texas State. While in college Sunny soon felt her free-spirit calling. So, she made the move to New York City to take a break from school. After the New York City experience had ran its course, she moved back to Texas, finished school, and st…
 
Blaine Younger took his passion for music all the way to Nashville soon after he graduated from Kansas State University. However, after a short stint in music city he made his way back to his home state of Kansas to pursue a career as a performer. He soon gained some well-deserved notoriety, especially in western Kansas as he was getting some airpl…
 
I’ve always been a fan of ladies with auburn hair, and when you combine auburn hair with a beautiful voice and top-notch songwriting, you end up with Oklahoma native and rising singer-songwriter in the scene, miss Kaitlin Butts. Carly and I really enjoyed our visit with Kaitlin and were glad we could finally make it happen. Kaitlin and I had been p…
 
On today’s show, Carly and I get to visit with Stewart Mann; front-man and primary songwriter for The Statesboro Revue out of New Braunfels, TX. Along with being somewhat of a visionary when it comes to his music, Stewart’s gears are always turning, but we’ll get to that in just a second. Formed in 2008, The Statesboro Revue, can be described as a …
 
David Adam Byrnes story is the quintessential one of somebody chasing their dream of stardom in Country Music. Right after high school he packed up and moved to Nashville ready to take on the world. However, he quickly realized that he probably wasn’t going to be an overnight success. So, he started gutting it out and grinding in the Honky-Tonks on…
 
Mike and the Moonpies front man, Mike Harmeier was singing in bars by his early teens. Don’t take my word for it though. Just check out their song, “Steak Night at the Prairie Rose” and that should give you a pretty good idea of just who Mike Harmeier is. Mike and the Moonpies were once known as Austin’s premier dancehall band with several residenc…
 
James Lann Texas Country artist James Lann is our featured guest this week on the podcast. James has performed in 20 countries all over the world and has had 7 chart toppers on the Texas Country charts. However, in this interview, as you might imagine with current state of things in regard to the Coronavirus pandemic throughout the world, much of o…
 
In the late 90’s and early 2000’s as Red Dirt and Texas Country Music was making it’s way north into my home state of Kansas some of the first bands I saw live were those like The Great Divide, Jason Boland & The Stragglers and Cross Canadian Ragweed. Through those 3 bands, me and my cohorts were gradually introduced to many of the other great acts…
 
Randall King is yet another one on the long list of great artists hailing from West Texas. While Randall isn’t necessarily a newcomer to Red Dirt and Texas Country Music, I have to admit I was relatively unfamiliar with his music and career until about a year ago. And, when Wade Bowen brought up Randall in one of our first episodes, I knew I’d bett…
 
In this episode take a listen to one of the first all girl rock bands Ace of Cups! Ace of Cups: www.aceofcups.com www.facebook.com/aceofcupsofficial www.twitter.com/aceofcupsband Thanks for listening! Contact: Email: southboundpodcast@gmail.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/sbi35 Intro/Outro Music: Down at the Diner by William Naughton via http:/…
 
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