This week, we’re previewing the 2017 Ponderosa Stomp with master of ceremonies Dr. Ike, who shares his memories of pioneering the yearly extravaganza that turns the spotlight on the unsung heroes of American music. We visit the archives for a conversation with this year’s headliner, R&B guitar-woman from Beaumont, TX, Barbara Lynn. We’ll also hear from Arizona Twangmaster Duane Eddy, who headlined back in 2010. We’re spinning tracks from artists that will be lighting up the stage at this year’s Stomp, including Gary US Bonds, Winfield Parker, and Linda Gail Lewis. Then, in the second hour, we’ll hear tunes from the Texas Gulf Coast and beyond as the region grapples with the challenges that follow a receding water line.
Ponderosa Stomp and Americana Swamp
By American Routes • Oct 3, 2017