This episode features an interview with Mike, the host and creator of Thumbin Radio. Thumbin Radio is an online radio station that plays vintage country music from the 1900s-1970s, with an emphasis on regional labels and artists.
Mike starts off by talking about his love for Starday Label, which was an older label that had artists such as George Jones, Frankie Miller, and Eddie Noack. Mike then talks about some of his favorite artists, which include Eddie Noack, George Jones, Early Willie Nelson, and Frankie Miller.
Dave asks why modern fans of music seem to be into Polished Music verses the Raw Sound that you find in older music. Can Modern country go back to it’s Roots? Can Garth Brooks lead an old school Revival? All questions that are discussed.
Mike talks about the origins of Thumbin Radio and Korey asks if Mike ever envisioned hosting an online radio station. That leads into obtaining the rights of the music he plays and what that process is like.
Along the way the guys discuss the art of Vinyl Music, the perils and joys of collecting Vinyl Records, and what it’s like interviewing an idol.
You can find Thumbin Radio at a number of locations:
Also you can download the iPhone App, the Android App, and find it through Tune In and Shoutcast.