With any type of success, particularly in the music industry, the natural pull might be towards repetition. Luckily, songwriter and front man Sean Hoots has been more interested in following where his deep passion for music of all types takes him.

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I was sitting on a rock, backstage at the FloydFest Music Festival deep in the Blue Ridge Mountains, desperate for two crucial human needs: a little bit of shade from the beating sun, and just one bar to tell me I had cell service.

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July 4th is Peter Rowan's 74th birthday, which seems kind of fitting for us. Nobody we know represents the great breadth of the genre now called Americana music better than Peter.

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In the tradition of American originals like Guy Clark and John Prine, Jeffrey Foucault is a songwriter’s songwriter. That’s not to say he considers himself a poet, as he tells us here.

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This week we celebrate an anniversary of sorts on 3-Minute Storyteller. It was a year ago that the idea of 3MS was formed and we interviewed a Native American storyteller in the Arizona desert. You can read more about that in yesterday's post.

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By popular demand, today we feature our 2nd Peter Rowan storyteller.

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For all the gifts of story we were given this year, this one was my favorite. Or, I should say, the prelude to my favorite gift. The actual gift I'm going to keep for myself for a little while.

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Today we feature Grammy-winning songwriter, Jim Lauderdale. Songwriters always fascinate us, especially inspired, prolific ones like Jim.

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In preparation for Thanksgiving, we were looking through our files for the most grateful among our storytellers.

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Today we feature powerhouse singer and songwriter Caroline Rose. She'll be supporting Nathaniel Rateliff in a string of dates starting this week. Listen to her wise-beyond-her-years take on living courageously. . . and get her music in your life!

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Today we feature the amazing women of Della Mae. In May, they released one of our favorite records of 2015. Go see them live when they return to the US next month. Read our piece in No Depression on them, buy "Della Mae," and get lost on YouTube watching them jam.

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Check out our first 3-Minute Storyteller Parlor Session, featuring a German Shepard, a great banjo player caught without his banjo, a couple of PBRs. What a great, great song.

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Moon Taxi's excellent studio album, Daybreaker, was released on October 2. That afternoon, we talked to Spencer Thomson and Wes Bailey at Austin City Limits Festival about their early influences and who inspired them as young musicians.

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