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CALIFORNIA COUNTRY SHOW RADIO PODCAST

The California Country Show is a weekly Radio Podcast hosted by Dave Bernal of Just Dave Band & Casey Cannon of Bluejacket & 29 Mules. Dedicated to the musical heritage of the West Coast and featuring artists both old and new, each podcast expands on a theme of how Manifest Destiny and the soul of California has touched all aspects of Roots music and created a unique genre all of its own: California Country.

EPISODE #15: “Last Minute Christmas Show”

December 20, 2014

This episode, Dave and Casey drink egg nog, play some holiday tunes from friends and legends alike, and even sing a tune together to keep your Christmas spirits alive! Ring them jingle bells!

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EPISODE #14: “Border Blaster Radio”

OCTOBER 26, 2014

This episode, we pay tribute to Wolfman Jack, Jim Ladd and the influence of unregulated radio towers in Mexico known as “Border Blasters” that influenced generation of southwest musicians.

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EPISODE #13: “California Cowpunk”

OCTOBER 9, 2014

This episode, Dave’s got a cold while Casey channels the grunts of different artists, and tells Dave to eat more vegetables.

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EPISODE #12: “Love: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly”

SEPTEMBER 23, 2014

This week’s episode is all about love: the heartache kind (mostly.)

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EPISODE #11: “Locals Only” – LOS ANGELES EDITION

AUGUST 19, 2014

In this episode, we pay homage to a stable of talented artists out of the current LA country scene. Listen, love ’em and look ’em up!

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EPISODE #10: “Lost on Laurel Canyon”

AUGUST 04, 2014

Laurel Canyon in the 1960’s gave rise to the seminal music scene that influenced rock-n-roll and country artists for generations to come. The woodsy LA neighborhood was home to Frank Zappa, the Mamas and the Papas, Jackson Browne, Gram Parsons, the Doors, the Byrds, Crosby, Stills and Nash. and Young. and more…

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EPISODE #9: “Songs About California” PART 2

JULY 26, 2014

California inspires so many great country songs, we couldn’t possibly fit them all in one episode– or even two. Here’s another round of west coast odes.

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EPISODE #8: California Pickers

JULY 19, 2014

This time around we’re talking about California Pickers: guitar and pedal steel greats. From the infamous Merle Travis to the legendary Phil Baugh, fast finger picking has been a California tradition.

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EPISODE #7: “Will the Circle be Unboken”

JULY 12, 2014

Death and Mortality. Life everlasting. These are themes that have pervaded country music and haunt anyone who has ever stood on the edge of the Pacific Ocean…

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EPISODE #6: “Dedicated to Y’all”

JUNE 28, 2014

Here’s to all the muses, to anyone who ever inspired a song: these are all songs with the names of the inspirational in the title. Cheers to you all!

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EPISODE #5: “Blood is Thicker than Water”

JUNE 28, 2014

This one is all about mamas– and papas and sisters and sons and all the family ties that bind.

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EPISODE #4: “Drinkin’, Smokin’ and Poppin’ Pills”

JUNE 02, 2014

Drinking songs are a folk tradition passed along by oral tradition– the foundation of country music. California has had a wild reputation since its pioneer days during the Gold Rush and whether a cautionary tale or rowdy sing-along, the tradition of drinkin’ and imbibin’ songs has evolved hand in hand with the golden state.

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EPISODE #3: “Trains, Trucks & Steel Horses”

MAY 27, 2014

You can’t write a country & western song without sayin’ “anything about mama, or trains, or trucks, or prison, or gettin’ drunk…” so here’s our ode to the top three.

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EPISODE #2: “Songs About California”

MAY 20, 2014

In this episode, we explore every artist’s fascination with the Golden State… from Waylon Jennings’s “California Sunshine” to Social Distortion’s “California Hustle & Flow” and all points in between.

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EPISODE #1: “Jail”

MAY  05, 2014

In our first episode, we explore the entrenched relationship country music in California has had with stints in prison… both literal and metaphorical.

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