Fri, May 30, 2014 -- 10:30 AM

American Nomad: 'Modern-day Troubadours' on Heartache, Lonely Roads

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Hassan El-Tayyab and Shiloh Parkerson of American Nomad
Hassan El-Tayyab and Shiloh Parkerson of American Nomad

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

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