Sonic Byways with Jamie Lynn

Welcome to Sonic Byways with Jamie Lynn

People of Note, Striking a Chord

Tune in right here. Scroll through your episodes, press play, and let the revelrie take you away. Sonic Byways, featuring music, interviews and insights with interesting people.

And comedy. Lots of comedy.

On the air, on the road; tune in to Sonic Byways, Saturdays at 8 p.m streaming on That’s Mountain Standard Time, so if you’re 4-wheelin’ in the Serengeti or listening on your Ipad 10,000 leagues under the Red Sea – check your local timetable.

Having been on-air in FM radio for over 15 years, Jamie Lynn is an enthusiastic music journalist and a perennial live music aficionado. She’s also a dedicated rock climber, life-long skier, frequent flier and endless road-tripper.

Convertible season brings music festivals, climbing trips and the open road—top down, heat up. With musical tastes all over the map, she’s taken many a scenic drive to soak up new sounds and learn more about existing favorites. Jamie Lynn’s Sonic Byways combines a love of a good lyric with an appreciation for the singer-songwriter, exploring connections between musical genres and musical regions from around the country.


The Topless Episode: Jesse Stockton and Philip Stokes

It’s a hot, steamy session of Sonic Byways, featuring Jesse Stockton and Philip Stokes as Moonlight Co. We’re in Jamie Lynn’s new recording studio/sweatlodge/warehouse digs at Wilmington’s Art Factory, and it’s positively dripping mojo. This week’s guests dole out candid conversation, an impromptu jam session, and why you should never sell a dryer on Craig’s List. But first–they take their shirts off.

Dawes, and the Legacy of the Laurel Canyon Sound

Every now and then, it feels good to cue up, wind down and get lost in the lyrics. The band Dawes is deep and has an established sound, that nostalgic, sunshine-infused Southern California folk-kind of rock and roll. From Joni Mitchell to CSN, Laurel Canyon has long been a creative enclave, and Dawes – hailing from greater Los Angeles – brings some new energy to the neighborhood. Throw in jam partner Conor Oberst and tour-mate Jackson Browne, and we’ve got ourselves an episode. It’s a feel good hour of Sonic Byways, now playing around the electronic campfire.

James Justin and Company: the Dive Bar Episode

This week on Sonic Byways, Jamie detains her favorite traveling band of friends in the back room of Reggie’s 42nd St. Tavern, for some hearty guffaws, the good word on the new album and to get a closer look at Bailey’s finely-coiffed moustache.

Tax Day from Folsom Prison

It must’ve been both sides and all the groovy liner notes on my Johnny Cash “Live at Folsom Prison” LP…cuz I finally got a tax refund. Thanks Johnny! Tune into a just-for-fun-and-refund episode of Sonic Byways, and join Jamie as she wades through receipts just long enough to flip to Side 2.

Bronze Radio Returns…

…let’s hope so! Jamie heads to the back room of the Soapbox Laundrolounge and Night Club, and tonight, the Sonic Byways Lair, to catch-up with Chris Henderson of Bronze Radio Return. An appreciative crowd soaked up the positive on-stage vibes, and rock and roll’s nicest lead singer effuses on the importance of positive energy, radios with knobs and writing original music–and in a confessional, never-before-recorded radio moment, Henderson admits he’s intimidated by cover bands.

Emily’s First Warren Zevon

It’s a dark and stormy night on Sonic Byways, a perfect time for a good visit from an old friend. And corralling her onto the mic. Emily Hyatt from Aspen, and now Baltimore, drives down to Wilmington, grabs Jamie, and drags her to a beach bungalow in Oak Island, North Carolina. Jamie straps Emily to the chair (this is getting good), introduces her to Warren Zevon, and peer-pressures her into co-hosting Sonic Byways. Emily provides her own one-liners; you just can’t script this sort of thing.

The Day the MP3 Player Died

What do Patrolled By Radar, Patti Smith, The Velvet Underground and The Wood Brothers have in common? They were playing across borders, in unison, the day the MP3 player died.

Never mind the end of the world. This was way more catastrophic.

Jamie, stuck in the Dominican Republic; tropical rain falling down, music blasting through the MP3 player and across the palm trees until–dead silence. Battery too low. System shutdown.

She had an outlet but unfortunately, she had no charger. So what were the last tunes on the desert island? An amalgamation of punk, folk and rockabilly, in no particular order. This week on Sonic Byways, we’ll revisit that fateful soundtrack. Turn it up, bring your chargers–or better yet, throw a gal an IPOD.

Listen Only After World Doesn’t End

Jamie’s sailing off the edge of the world before the ball drops, so here’s an advanced musical surprise. However: Do Not Tune In Before December 22, 2012. I’m serious. This is one present you can’t open early; you’ll jinx it, and then where will we be? Flailing about the universe without a post-apocalypic music bed. Come December 23, here’s a sublime Sonic Byways for those who wait.

Music for the Last Night on Earth

Is this it????? Really???? OK just in case, Jamie offers up some stellar new discoveries, reminiscent of old-school prophets and toned-down, lyrically-endowed melodies. Sonic Byways discovers “Searching for Sugarman,” featuring the music of Sixto Rodriquez, and thoroughly digests Neutral Milk Hotel upon Gravity Records of Wilmington’s life-changing musical recommendation. If the world carries on, Jeff Mangum of NMH will appear at the Brooklyn Arts Center on January 30. And if not? We always have this episode.