Beth has extensive on-air radio DJ and production experience, as well as conducted exclusive interviews with artists such as Keb’ Mo’, The Boxmasters (Billy Bob Thornton), Bruce Iglauer (Alligator Records), Mitch Mann (Fiddleworms), David Hood (The Swampers), Jimmy Hughes ("Steal Away"), James Counts (The Midnighters), Paul Thorn, Kenny Neal, Southern Halo, Phil Vassar and so many more. Her "Beth’s Blues Break" segment can be heard weekly worldwide on her husband, James' Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour. They also do an Artist Spotlight Podcast Series interviewing musicians, actors and anyone of interest. She launched her new syndicated radio show called Boppin' With Beth in the autumn of 2020.
Riley also co-owns Old Fashioned Radio Publicity with James promoting artists in the Americana, Ameripolitan, Blues and Roots genres. They live in the birthplace of Rock & Roll and the Home Of The Blues in Memphis, TN!
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American country, rock & folk singer-songwriter Steve Earle is our "focus beam" artist this week. He's grounded in the roots which you can hear from his influences and contemporaries including Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Duane Eddy, Elvis Presley and Bruce Springsteen. Beth talks about his incredible and unique career and life as well as a couple of his tunes and one from his late son, Justin Townes Earle. Beth's Lightning Round returns this week with singer-songwriter (and Steve Earle fan), Sam Phelps and a track from him as well. Jammin' James Riley has an Eddie Cochran tune in Rockabilly Rewind and there's tracks from Mike & The Moonpies, Dallas Moore and The Shootouts too!