Greg Vandy is the host of The Roadhouse, KEXP’s Sunday morning roots and American music show. He talks with Isabel Khalili about how the show is more about a feeling than a genre, and how he uses music to draw connections between the past and present. Then he shares three songs he’s been loving lately, from 60’s girl group harmonies to a soulful expression of joy, plus one lesser known track from the inventor of the power chord.

Lastly, we hear from KEXP Music Director Chris Sanley about a powerful indie collaboration recorded at Abbey Road Studios.

Songs featured:

  1. The Lostines - “A Tear”
  2. Scott Ballew - “True Love Can’t Surf”
  3. Allison Russell - “The Returner”
  4. Link Wray - “From Tulsa To North Carolina”
  5. IAN SWEET & Porridge Radio - "Everyone's A Superstar"

Listen to the full songs on KEXP's "In Our Headphones 2024" playlist on Spotify or the “What's In Our Headphones” playlist on YouTube.

Listen to Greg Vandy on The Roadhouse live every Sunday from 9am to noon Pacific Time, or anytime on the 2-week archive, at or the KEXP App.

Hosted and produced by: Janice Headley and Isabel Khalili
Mixed by: Emily Fox
Mastered by: William Myers
Editorial Director: Larry Mizell Jr.

Our theme music is “好吗 (Hao Ma)” by Chinese American Bear

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