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New episode: Fishing In Heaven with Mark Edgar Stuart

Host J.D. Reager talks to musician Mark Edgar Stuart about his journey from Arkansas to Memphis, the rise and fall of his band The Pawtuckets, playing bass behind Alvin Youngblood Hart, John Paul Keith and The Secret Service, finding solo success with Blues For Lou, the pitfalls of writing highly personal songs, making his new record Until We Meet Again

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New episode: Living My Dream Life with Andy Fleming (30 Characters, Character Assassination Roasts)

Host J.D. Reager talks to comedian Andy Fleming about appearing in TV commercials for his family’s furniture business as a child, coming up as a comedian in Memphis, leaving Memphis behind, adjusting to life as a Chicagoan, inhabiting characters on his podcast (30 Characters) and on stage at The Laugh Factory (Character Assassination Roasts), their shared love of Colt Cabana,

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New release: Jeremy Scott’s Bear Grease (LP & digital)

The day is finally here – Jeremy’s Scott‘s debut solo album Bear Grease is out on vinyl LP and in digital formats! You can buy the record here or stream it on Apple Music, TIDAL, Bandcamp, the dreaded Spotify and everywhere you do that sort of thing. ICYMI – here’s the video for “Fred Neil Armstrong,” the first single from

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New episode: Bear Grease with Jeremy Scott (Reigning Sound) and Graham Burks (Loose Opinions)

Host J.D. Reager talks to musicians Jeremy Scott and Graham Burks about their upcoming release show for Jeremy’s solo album Bear Grease, disappointing news for the Reigning Sound, collaborating with Alicja Trout and Harlan T. Bobo, working together in the studio, and more. J.D. also spins “What Am I Talking About” from Bear Grease, and Jeremy and Graham perform “Fred

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New episode: What Could Be with John Michael (96X)

Host J.D. Reager talks to alternative rock radio DJ John Michael about his early days in broadcasting, the original run of 96X in Memphis on terrestrial radio, the station’s demise, his journey to KROQ in Los Angeles and beyond, meeting big-time rock stars, the revival of 96X as a streaming entity, and more.  Available via Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn,

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New episode: Memphis Luck with Stephen Deusner (Where the Devil Don’t Stay)

Host J.D. Reager talks to music writer and author Stephen Deusner about his upbringing in Selmer, TN, moving on to Memphis and beyond, becoming a contributor to Pitchfork, Uncut, etc., writing his new book Where the Devil Don’t Stay: Traveling the South With the Drive-By Truckers, their shared love of Centro-matic, and more.  Available via Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn,

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New episode: Thundering Foamy Motion with Mark Akin and Jay Hines (The Subteens)

Host J.D. Reager talks to musicians Mark Akin and Jay Hines about their longstanding friendship and creative partnership, the nearly 30-year history of their band The Subteens, how addiction almost destroyed the group, working together on a new full-length album, and more. J.D. also plays a clip of the new Subteens song “I Don’t Think It’s Worth It.”  Available via

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A Very Back To The Light Christmas!

The Back to the Light Podcast Network is pleased to share a trio of Christmas-themed episodes! First, J.D. Reager shares his new single “Christmas Time (Again) and an eclectic playlist of personal favorite holiday tunes on a brand new Spotify-exclusive episode of the Back to the Light podcast: Also, ICYMI – the December episode of the Shangri-La Records Podcast has

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