Fri, May 30, 2014 -- 10:30 AM
American Nomad: 'Modern-day Troubadours' on Heartache, Lonely RoadsDownload audio (MP3)
Hassan El-Tayyab was a special-ed teacher going through a rough patch in 2009 when he decided to hop in his Chevy Malibu and take a road trip through America. He settled in Berkeley and formed a new Americana music group with singer-songwriter Shiloh Parkerson. The band, American Nomad, describes itself as "modern-day troubadours tramping the dark and dangerous highways of the human soul," from heartbreak to broken dreams, with a traditional folk sound. The group just released its new CD, "Country Mile." They join us for a conversation and live performance.
Host: Dave Iverson
- Shiloh Parkerson, singer-songwriter for American Nomad
- Hassan El-Tayyab, musician and songwriter for American Nomad
- Adam Lowdermilk, upright bassist
- Mikiya Masuda, dobro and pedal steel guitar player