Please tune in to KBOO.fm this Saturday for a special episode with singer, songwriter, musician, author, and professor (although he denies it) Willy Vlautin. Willy is the founder of Richmond Fontaine. His current ensemble, The Delines, have been described as "a southern country soul band whose music is a classy low-key cinematic opus of blue-collar melancholy". His songs are stories about characters living on the margins, dented, but not broken, inhabiting a world that would rather ignore them than embrace them. His words shine a light on the dark corners of the American soul.
Join me as he explains why Loretta Lynns “The Pill” can be political and really cool, and how cowpunk and Merle Haggard made him love country music.
Bonus questions: Willy’s three songs for a non-country music fan?
Gram Parsons – Las Vegas
Willie Nelson – Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground
Loretta Lynn – The Pill