The Americana Rock Mix is a weekly podcast featuring new music from mainstream and independent artists in the Americana (music) genre. The show is hosted by Von and is occasionally co-hosted with various friends whom are also musicians. Released each Thursday morning, the episodes are generally one hour in length and feature Von premiering a large playlist of new music and sometimes discussing things in his personal life. Based out of Bradenton, Florida, the show is heard by music fans around the world.
Country Fried Rock is a a one-hour, weekly radio road trip that features exciting off-the-radar artists talking about, and playing, the music that moves them. Hosted and produced by Sloane Spencer, CFR features a range of musicians, from legendary veterans like James McMurtry, to newcomers playing clubs and sleeping on couches. Each episode features an in-depth conversation that explores motivations, fears and victories as America’s truest musical artists unpack their own tunes and the songs that inspire them. The sounds may range from bluegrass to indie-rock, but the heart beats true.
Last Chance Records is an indie record label based in Little Rock, Arkansas. Many of their artists have performed for CXCW. Check out their website for CDs, vinyl, other merch, and some free downloads, from CXCW artists like Austin Lucas, Two Cow Garage, and Glossary.
When listening to music and watching videos, you obviously need snacks. That’s where Lusty Monk Mustard comes in. Lusty Monk is a family-owned, quality-conscious company, devoted to the idea that condiments should never be boring. All of the CXCW staff can vouch for their damn good (and spicy!) mustard. And thongs. Lusty Monk is back for a second year of couch sponsorship. Indulge. Repent. Repeat.
Bryan Childs calls himself a “Part time blogger. Full time hater,” but the reality is that the dude knows his music. He is the owner, editor, and head write for the nationally recognized blog NineBullets.net, and DJs the outstanding Nine Bullets radio on Saturday afternoons for WMNF 88.5 in Tampa, Florida. He also does a monthly podcast for NineBullets, and promotes live shows in the Tampa area. He has helped up spread the word about CXCW from it’s inception in 2011.
As This is American Music says “We are a record label: digital and physical, band management, marketing, hand holding, best friend, lover of dogs and old people, BBQ parties, rock and/or roll…facilitators in the deep, dark, dirty South.” They are also huge supporters of CXCW. They have some sweet deals on digital downloads from some of your favorite CXCW artists, like Joey Kneiser, The District Attorneys, The Pollies, Some Dark Holler, and 13ghosts.
Yer Bird Records is an independent label dedicated to the art of great folk and folk-inspired music. Based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Yer Bird is a tremendous supporter of CXCW. Several of their artists have participated in past festivals including Pickering Pick, Greater Pacific, John Statz, and Hezekia Jones.
Music Fog is a video dedicated venture promoting and celebrating the Americana music scene. Their intent is to deliver quality video and audio via the internet to anyone who seeks to find this truly American musical genre.
Our buddy Erk from Sydney, Australia, found us in 2011 and put together a podcast of CXCW 2011 and 2012 artists. He recently reposted it here for your listening pleasure.