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The Ultimate American Music Bucket List

The Ultimate American Music Bucket List

By Bill On The Road
Based on the book, The Ultimate American Music Bucket List, travel journalist Bill Clevlen (Bill On The Road) takes a deeper look into the people and places featured in this fun travel guide for road trippers and music lovers.

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Ep 10 What Ever Happened To The Site of Woodstock?
The Woodstock Music & Arts Festival happened in August of 1969, becoming one of the most notable gatherings in American history. Julia Fell, a curator at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, talks about visiting the historic site of "Woodstock" today and the museum that preserves first-hand accounts of people that were in attendance to witness it all.  You can purchase a copy of The Ultimate American Music Bucket List at:  Be sure to check out the other 9 episodes of the podcast as well! 
April 07, 2022
Ep. 9 Tina Turner's School House Museum in Brownsville, Tennessee
Tina Turner is the undisputed Queen of Rock and Roll with one of the most successful careers of any female singer in American music history. The schoolhouse where she attended class in segregated southwest Tennessee was saved from demolition and transformed into the world's only Tina Turner Museum. The museum features one-of-a-kind artifacts from Turner's personal collection including awards, costumes, and even her grade school year book when she was still known by her real name - Anna Mae Bullock.  The school house is part of the Ultimate American Music Bucket List. You can buy the book at: 
March 30, 2022
Ep. 8 Shotgun Tom Kelly on Radio's Role in American Music History
Legendary radio broadcaster, "Shotgun" Tom Kelly talks with Bill about his incredible career and shares stories about some of the most influential radio DJ's of the 1960's and 70's that played a role in promoting artists and their songs to the nation. Those DJs include The Real Don Steele and Kelly's friend, "Wolfman Jack".  Shotgun Tom, who spent 20 years doing Afternoon Drive on K-EARTH 101 in Los Angeles, earned a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in broadcasting. He currently hosts the evening request show on SiriusXM's 60s channel - 60's Gold. 
March 30, 2022
Ep. 7 Bill Monroe, Bluegrass Hall of Fame, & Mandolin 101
In this episode Bill travels to Owensboro, Kentucky to visit the childhood home of Bill Monroe, the father of Bluegrass music. Then, a quick stop at the Bluegrass Hall of Fame & Museum where veteran touring musician (Faith Hill, Tanya Tucker, Brooks & Dunn) Randy Lanham teaches Bill how to play the mandolin.  Get a copy of The Ultimate American Music Bucket List at: 
March 30, 2022
Ep. 6 XM Radio DJ Phlash Phelps On Playing 60's Hits & Traveling Across America
Phlash Phelps of XM Radio 60's on 6 Channel (Now called 60's Gold) is known for his road trip adventures and sharing his love of American geography with his listeners each morning on the hugely popular "Phlash Phelps Phunny Pharm". Phlash shared some of his favorite musical road trips and how he got into travel at such a young age. He also talked about some of the spots he's been to in Bill's book - The Ultimate American Music Bucket List. 
March 22, 2022
Ep 5 Hank Williams - A Legendary Career That Only Lasted Five Years
Beth Petty's father founded The Hank Williams Museum in Montgomery, Alabama. He met Williams for the first time as an eight year old when the singer bought him a Coca-Cola in the mid 1940s. More than 50 years later, he shared his personal collection of Hank Williams memorabilia with the world including personal stories like the time he helped Hank fix his flat-tire. The Hank Williams Trail is part of The Ultimate American Music Bucket List. 
March 10, 2022
Ep 4 Chuck Berry and the Birth of Rock & Roll in St. Louis
From The Beatles to Bob Dylan, nearly every musical icon of the last 60 years has given credit to St. Louis native, Chuck Berry as being the pioneer of rock and roll music. Berry was the first artist inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and had a string of popular hits including Johnny B. Goode, Roll Over Beethoven, and No Particular Place To Go. His later years included more than 200 monthly appearances at Blueberry Hill in the Delmar Loop neighborhood of St. Louis. Owner Joe Edwards was Berry's best friend for decades and talks about their friendship and what make Berry a musical genius. 
March 03, 2022
Ep. 3 Sun Studio, Stax Records, & FAME
Some of the most memorable experiences on the American Music Bucket List are tours of the very places where the music was born. Aretha Franklin's first big hit was recorded in the FAME studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Bill chats with Rodney Hall, son of legendary FAME founder Rick Hall. Bill also takes a trip to Memphis to visit Sun Studio and the Stax Museum of American Soul Music which sits on the very site of Stax Records - home to greats like Sam & Dave, Al Green, Booker T & The MGs and more. 
February 22, 2022
Ep. 2 Little Richard, Capricorn Studio, & The Musical Influence of Macon, Georgia
Macon, Georgia is an important city in the history of American music. Often underrated, musical icons like Otis Redding, James Brown, The Allman Brothers, and Little Richard all have ties to Macon. We talk to a local tour guide about the fascinating early days of Little Richard and his influence in rock and roll as well as the history Macon's own Capricorn Records and Capricorn Studio.
February 22, 2022
Ep. 1 Introduction
A quick introduction from travel journalist, Bill Clevlen of Bill On The Road, author of The Ultimate American Music Bucket List. Bill explains his love of music history and the reasons for writing this fun travel guide for music lovers in the U.S. 
February 22, 2022