Tumbleweeds All the Way Down

Sundays from 8-9 p.m.
  • Hosted by Jack Fowler

Tumbleweeds All the Way Down is your weekly source for American roots music - country, blues, and folk. If it sounds like blood, sweat, heartbreak or alcohol, you will hear it here.

Host Jack Fowler is an Oklahoma City-based painter, musician, and writer.

Artists heard on the show: Lyle Lovett, Whiskeytown, Patti Page, Sturgill Simpson & more

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The year-end countdown list from Tumbleweeds All the Way Down host Jack Fowler is always a fun take on the annual feature. Here are his top five songs that remind him of the day a giant squid killed Esteban, his best deckhand. Enjoy.

5. Scrapper Blackwell - "Goin' Where the Monon Crosses the Yellow Dog"

In way only he can, Tumbleweeds All the Way Down host Jack Fowler created a fun year-end list of songs that he was surprised to learn were not performed by Jimmie Rodgers.

5. The Jackson 5 - "Blame it on the Boogie"

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Tumbleweeds All the Way Down host Jack Fowler created a year-end list of things he discovered in 2016, even if they didn't have anything to do with 2016.

1. The Deslondes

Great band from New Orleans that combines every kind of roots music imaginable without ever overdoing any of it.

We asked KOSU and Spy hosts to share songs they've been digging over the past month or so.

Below, you'll find music from Mitski, Julien Baker, BJ the Chicago Kid, Sound of Ceres, and more.

Mitski - "Your Best American Girl"

His career spanned the famous Bakersfield sound, the outlaw era, and 38 No. 1 hits on the country music charts. Now comes word that Merle Haggard has died Wednesday — his 79th birthday.

Early in Heads, his deep exploration of American psychedelic culture, Jesse Jarnow details how the Berkeley-based visual artist Rick Shubb drew up a peculiar new world map. Called "Humbead's Revised Map of the World" and appearing in underground magazines starting in 1968, it was a psychedelic Pangaea comprised primarily of hippie hubs like San Francisco, Cambridge and New York City.

There's a song out there right now that's catching a lot of people off guard. "S.O.B" sounds kind of familiar, maybe like a revived oldie, but it's not: It's fresh off the new self-titled album from the Denver ensemble Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats.

The Spy and KOSU will launch a new music show this Sunday at 8 p.m. that will continue our Sunday late afternoon / evening tradition of shows featuring the genres of country, Americana, roots, and red dirt music.

Tumbleweeds All the Way Down will showcase American roots music - country, blues, and folk. If it sounds like blood, sweat, heartbreak or alcohol, you will hear it here. The first episode features songs by Lyle Lovett, Whiskeytown, Patti Page, Sturgill Simpson and many more.