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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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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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