EPISODES OF AMERICAN ROUTES WITH CHRIS HILLMAN
From the show "NEA Work Samples Summer 2023" originally aired on January 5th, 2023
From the show "Flying with the Byrds & the Burritos on American Routes Airlines " originally aired on April 12th, 2023
We get sonically aloft with musical memories of the Byrds and the Flying Burritos Brothers. The Byrds, the fabled folk-rock band known for their vocal harmonies and jangly guitar sound, gained huge fame between 1965-1968. We'll hear music that influenced the Byrds from Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger. Plus conversation with Byrds and Flying Burrito Brothers co-founder Chris Hillman about his bluegrass roots, the Byrds' shift toward country music on Sweetheart of the Rodeo, and forming country rock band the Flying Burrito Brothers with Gram Parsons. We'll also find out about songs in the land of love lost and found from Dr. John, Sam Cooke, Patsy Cline and Irma Thomas.