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THE TROUBADOUR PODCAST - The Premier Red Dirt, Texas Country and Independent Music Podcast

Jun 30, 2019

Holly Tucker has been performing and singing in front of people in her home state of Texas since she was only seven years old.  Then, at the ripe old age of 14 she released her first CD.  So, by the time she turned 19 and was selected as a contestant for Season 4 of The Voice, in 2013, she was already a seasoned...


Jun 23, 2019

On the eve of the release of their brand-new album, Hail Mary, Shane Smith of Shane Smith and the Saints, sits down with us for a visit and a trip down memory lane.

Shane picked up the guitar in his teens after his college-aged brother came home for Christmas break one time and showed him how to play a lick from the...


Jun 16, 2019

Rob Baird is a singer and songwriter who had the good fortune of being raised in the legendary music town of Memphis, TN.  He first picked up a guitar in his teen years.  During his career thus far he’s been signed by a label, been a staff writer on Music Row, has shared tour dates with many of the big stars in...


Jun 9, 2019

The Texas Country and Red Dirt Music genre is full of artists and bands who pride themselves on doing “their own thing”.  Most aren’t marching to the beat of an overbearing label’s insistence and direction in sticking to a certain “image” or a specific “sound”.  Many pride themselves in...


Jun 2, 2019

Brandon Rhyder’s backstory in becoming a modern-day staple of the Texas and Red Dirt Music scene sounds familiar, yet is totally unique.  In the beginning, a small spark is lit inside the aspiring artist.  They ponder their life and the gravity of the decision to seriously give the dream of being a touring...