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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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New singles: J.D. Reager & Two Way Radio

Just in time for this November’s “Bandcamp Friday,” we present two hot new (actually, old – but previously unreleased!) singles from Back to the Light Records. The first is “Toy Boat” by Two Way Radio. This song dates back to when the band was still called Walkie Talkie, roughly 15 years ago. It was recently re-mixed and mastered for your

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New podcast and new merch!

As October comes to a close and we all brace ourselves for next week, Team BTTL is proud to announce the addition of a new music podcast, The Kudzu Conservationist League hosted by Joshua Travis! Joshua’s new podcast is an adaptation of his very fine weekly radio show of the same name, which can be heard Fridays on KUHS radio

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New episode: Election Anxiety SuperShow with Aaron Sayers and Katrina Coleman

Host J.D. Reager talks to returning guest Dr. Aaron Sayers, PhD Psychologist and practicing therapist, about techniques for dealing with the stress, anxiety and fear associated with the coming election and the ongoing pandemic and social unrest.  Then comedian Katrina Coleman (You Look Like, Memphis Comedy Festival) joins the show to talk about her election-related anxieties, why she’s voting for

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New episode: Glory Line with William Luke White (Snowglobe, The Coach and Four, Spiral Stairs)

Host J.D. Reager plays the new single, “Glory Line,” off of Memphis musician William Luke White‘s new self-titled solo EP before talking  to his old friend about the new record, collaborating with the late Clay Otis, his ongoing battle with cancer, touring with Pavement’s Spiral Stairs, the value of seeing a therapist and more.  Then William Luke White performs the

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New episode: Developing the Voice with Jared “Jay B” Boyd (WYXR, Daily Memphian, Beale St. Caravan) and Ben Crowell (Sheet Ghosts, Glassworks Coffee)

Host J.D. Reager talks to Jared “Jay B” Boyd about his high-profile gigs at WYXR 91.7 FM, the Daily Memphian and Beale St. Caravan, and the career journey that eventually brought him back to Memphis.  Then Chicago musician Ben Crowell joins the show to talk about his new project Sheet Ghosts and his small-batch coffee roasting operation, Glassworks Coffee. Also

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J.D. guests on the Tourror Stories podcast

Back to the Light founder J.D. Reager recently appeared on the Tourror Stories podcast to talk about some of his most memorable experiences on the road and more. It’s a fun talk between old friends with a shared history (Pezz), check it out!

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