The last time Lonely Planet's US editor Robert Reid was on the show, he shared Rock and Roll travel destinations, from St. Louis to Stonehenge. Now, he's back with a trip that's as easy as a train ride away.
Find out about a Hudson River Valley weekender that includes the Woodstock Museum, a kitschy boutique hotel from one of the members of the B-52’s, intimate ‘Midnight Ramble’ concerts at the home of the late musician Levon Helm, and more.
In this episode: Thao and the Get Down Stay Down, led by singer-guitarist Thao Nguyen, plays songs from their latest album, We The Common, in our studio.
Plus: Lonely Planet’s US editor, Robert Reid, presents a Hudson Valley rock and roll day trip that includes stops inspired by Levon Helm and the B-52s’ Kate Piersen.
And: Here in New York City, rap lyrics could be coming to a street corner near you. Street artist and graphic designer Jason Shelowitz – known as Jay Shells – explains his latest subversive project.
It seems like there are travel guides for most anybody these days -- the budget-conscious, the backpacker, the vegan. Now, there’s a guide for the music obsessive too. Robert Reid, U.S. travel editor for guidebook publisher Lonely Planet, has recently drawn on music for inspiration for his travels, and travel recommendations, in a list called “Top 40 Rock 'n' Roll Travel Sites.” He shares some of his favorite musical destinations, from Stonehenge to St. Louis, and he explains how songs can function as guidebooks. Read more about his favorite 'guidebook' songs here.
Below are some of Robert Reid's suggestions. Do you have a favorite rock and roll travel destination? What are we missing? Let us know!
Lonely Planet's U.S. Travel Editor explains how you can plan a trip using songs as your guide.
In this episode: Alt-country legend Emmylou Harris and veteran songwriter Rodney Crowell recently teamed up for a new album called Old Yellow Moon. They perform a special session recorded in The Greene Space.
Plus: Got some vacation days stockpiled? How about a rock ‘n’ roll pilgrimage? Robert Reid, U.S. Editor for Lonely Planet, suggests some musical destinations.
And: John Schaefer talks about a recent musical journey that he took -- all while sitting at his desk.