S4E171 - The Byrds 'Sweetheart Of The Rodeo' with John Strohm

S4E171 - The Byrds 'Sweetheart Of The Rodeo' with John Strohm

John Strohm has had quite the eclectic musical ca…


John Strohm has had quite the eclectic musical career, from co-founding the indie-rock bands Blake Babies and Antenna to playing both drums AND guitar at various times for The Lemonheads to being named President of Rounder Records. Underneath it all he's an admittedly obsessive music fan, and he joined us in a Nashville hotel room to discuss a record that he came to a little late but soon discovered was ingrained in his musical DNA: "Sweetheart of the Rodeo" by the Byrds. With the addition of Gram Parsons and some key session musicians, the Byrds concocted a one-off country primer that confounded many at the time but went on to influence so much of what would eventually be coined 'Country Rock', Alt-Country' and 'Americana'. Warning: deep dive ahead...