American Backroads

Series produced by Greg Easterling

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Take an hour long journey exploring America's rich musical heritage without leaving the comfort of home. Join Greg Easterling as he features musical styles ranging from Blues to Bluegrass, Country to Americana, Folk to Roots Rock, and more.

American Backroads is a weekly roots music program that has been running on WDCB-FM (90.9) in the Chicago area for well over a decade and a half now. WDCB is a listener supported public radio station located on the campus of one of the country's largest communitiy colleges, The College of Du Page (County) in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. John Belushi (and probably Jim too) once attended COD, longtime home to this award winning jazz station. In the evening and on the weekends, WDCB airs a variety of specialty music shows of which American Backroads is one. Hosted and programmed by longtime Chicago area rock radio personality Greg Easterling (97.1 FM, The Drive, WXRT, Q101), Ameriican Backroads is a weekly hour long excursion into the heart of American music that is mostly music with a minimum of commentary. When Greg talks, his focus is on the artist and the songs which is American Backroads' intent. From Johnny Cash to Buddy Guy, Willie Nelson to the Grateful Dead, John Mellencamp to Shawn Colvin and B.B. King to Hank Williams, American Backroads offers a variety of mostly American based styles that cut across musical boundaries to create a real musical landscape: Americana, roots rock, classic and contemporary country, folk and acoustic music, blues and gospel. Hide full description

American Backroads is a weekly roots music program that has been running on WDCB-FM (90.9) in the Chicago area for well over a decade and a half now. WDCB is a listener supported public radio station located on the campus of one of the country's largest communitiy colleges, The College of Du Page (County) in Glen Ellyn, Illinois. John Belushi (and probably Jim too) once attended COD, longtime home to this award winning jazz station. In the evening and on the weekends, WDCB airs a variety of specialty music shows of which American Backroads is one. Hosted and programmed by longtime Chicago area rock radio personality Greg Easterling (97.1 FM, The Drive, WXRT, Q101), Ameriican Backroads is a weekly hour long excursion into the heart of American music that is mostly music with a... Show full description


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