Noted bluegrass vocalist Tim Shelton, familiar to bluegrass lovers for his time at the helm of NewFound Road, has launched a podcast available at no cost in iTunes.
It’s been running now since February, with two or more episodes released each week where Tim discusses music, life, and whatever happens to be on his mind. Occasional guests appear alongside the host but it is often Tim on his own riffing about happenings in his world.
After a thunderous launch in the early aughts, the podcast craze died down a bit, though it has coming roaring back this past few years with some shows reaching millions of listeners on a regular basis. To be successful in this intimate setting, one needs to possess a listenable voice, a clever wit, and a habit for engaging conversation with their listeners. Comedians have especially found a ready and eager audience for this format, as it allows for uncensored access to their often stream-of-consciousness repartee, with or without guests.
Fans of Shelton’s music will surely appreciate this podcast, as will anyone with a fondness for bluegrass or independent acoustic music, who should enjoy his stories and insights into our business. Tim’s remembrance of Merle Haggard in the most recent episode (#17) is assuredly worth your time.
You can subscribe to The Tim Shelton Show for free in iTunes to have each new episode immediately downloaded to your computer, phone, or tablet as they are released. Tim tells us that he currently has subscribers in 40 states, and 7 different countries.
That’s a pretty good start. Check it out online.