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New episode: Best of 2020 Volume 2

Host J.D. Reager and guest producer Brendan Danley present the second in a 2-part collection of favorite moments from the very first year of Back to the Light – and it’s a super-sized doozy! Clips include Kate Crowder (Two Way Radio), John Forbes (Tijuana Hercules, Mount Shasta), Kelly English (Restaurant Iris), Ross Johnson (Panther Burns, Alex Chilton), Roger Manning Jr.

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New episode: Best of 2020 Volume 1

Host J.D. Reager and guest producer Brendan Danley present the first in a 2-part collection of favorite moments from the very first year of Back to the Light! Clips include Ken Stringfellow (The Posies, Big Star), David Catching (Rancho de la Luna), The Modifiers, Joey Pegram (Shabbadoo, Two Way Radio), Joshua Cosby (Star & Micey), Steve Selvidge (The Hold Steady,

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New episode: We’re Adults with Tommy Bateman (The Passport Again, The Henrys, Benton’s Country Ham)

Host J.D. Reager kicks things off by playing two songs – one Christmas-y and familiar, one not – from the archives of his guest, longtime friend and former bandmate Tommy Bateman.  Then J.D. and Tommy have a deep conversation about their friendship and time together in The Hentrys, Rooms for Tourists and The Passport Again, Tommy’s work with The Rockwells,

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New episode: Threesome with Roger Manning Jr., Tim Smith and Eric Dover (The Lickerish Quartet, Jellyfish)

Host J.D. Reager kicks things off by spinning “Snollygoster Goon,” the new single off of The Lickerish Quartet‘s new E.P. Threesome Vol. 2.  Then he talks to Roger Manning Jr., Tim Smith and Eric Dover about collaborating in The Lickerish Quartet and Jellyfish, their individual work with Ringo Starr, Beck, Noel Gallagher, Slash’s Snakepit and Alice Cooper, and how the

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New episode: The Two Way Radio Episode with Andrew McColgan and Kate Crowder (Two Way Radio, The Downsprouts)

Host J.D. Reager celebrates the release of his old band Two Way Radio‘s long lost album Succinct Extinction by playing three of its key tracks, and by talking to fellow band members Andrew McColgan and Kate Crowder.  They discuss circumstances that lead to Succinct Extinction’s creation and ultimate demise, participating in the MTV series $5 Cover, winning the Memphis Pops

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New episode: Drifting Away with Charlotte Tolley (Nourish Knoxville) and Michael Graber (Graber Gryass)

Host J.D. Reager talks to his longtime friend and the founder of Knoxville’s Market Square Farmers Market, Charlotte Tolley, about their days together in school, her work with the non-profit group Nourish Knoxville and her budding professional relationship with former WWE champion Kane.  Then Memphis musician Michael Graber joins the show to share some new music by his band Graber

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New episode: Just Wait with Matthew Caws (Nada Surf)

Host J.D. Reager is joined by one of his all-time favorite songwriters, Matthew Caws of Nada Surf.  They talk about the election results and how Matthew found inspiration in America’s deep political divide, meeting and recording with Ric Ocasek, the band’s relationship to their breakthrough hit “Popular,” how the album Let Go brought them back after a career setback and

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New episode: Banking on Disaster with Alex Greene (Reigning Sound, Rolling Head Orchestra, Memphis Flyer)

Host J.D. Reager talks to Memphis musician and journalist Alex Greene about the results of the presidential election, the writing job they both wanted but Alex ultimately got, working on the new Reigning Sound album, touring with Tav Falco‘s Panther Burns and the evolution of his solo project, Alex Greene & the Rolling Head Orchestra.  Then J.D. plays a song

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