Flap Jones

Host, Not Necessarily Nashville

Pat “Flap” Jones has hosted Not Necessarily Nashville since 1987.  The program is dedicated to country music ignored by mainstream radio. Some call it Americana, but if you ask Flap, “It’s country, folk, bluegrass, rock and blues. I’m a child of the 1950s and '60s and was fortunate enough to grow up in family of music lovers. Our little record player played everything from Hank Williams and Tommy Dorsey to Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, The Beatles and The Stones.”

As a result, on Not Necessarily Nashville you’re likely to hear classics by Hank Williams or Jimmie Rodgers alongside laments from Hayes Carll, Townes Van Zandt or Guy Clark. You’ll hear newgrass from The Greencards and jam band music from The Waybacks followed by the old time bluegrass of Bill Monroe. Mix it all up with country legends like Merle Haggard, Tom T. Hall and Johnny Cash and the countless new artists that refuse to play along with the new country mainstream and you’ve got the best of the rest of country music. It’s the old and the new and hopefully you'll hear something you like.

Ways to Connect

Johnny Cash- Bull Rider (Silver)
Dale Watson- I Lie When I Drink (El Ranhco Azul)
Red Meat- Lolita (Alamedo County Line)
Sutton, Holt & Coleman- Down The Road (Ready For The Times)
Alison Krauss-Lay My Burden Down (Paper Airplane)
Bonnie Montgomery- Joy (Joy)
Carper Family- Bad Attitude (Old Fashioned Gal)
Carolina Chocolate Drops- Sally Ann (Donna Got A Ramblin Man)
Pokey LaFarge- One Town At A Time (Pokey LaFarge)
Gibson Brothers- Daddy's Gone to Knoxville (They Called It Music)

Marty Stuart- Hobo's Prayer (The Pilgrim)
Emmylou Harris- Gone (Songbird Sampler)
Bill Hearne- Lucky That Way (From Santa Fe To Las Cruces)
Steve Martin & Edie Brickell- Who You Gonna Take (Love Has Come For You)
Della Mae- Like Bones (This World Oft Can Be)
Junior Brown- I'm Headed Back To Austin Tonight (Volume Ten)
Steve Earle- After Mardi Gras (The Low Highway)
Amy Garland- Down Girl (Hang A Light)
Jimmy LaFave- Hard Travelin' (Woody Guthrie At 100)

The Devil Makes Three- Statesboro Blues (Do Wrong Right)
The Carper Family- I've Tried (Old Fashioned Gal)
Slaid Cleaves- God's Own Yodeler (Still Fighting The War)
Rockin Dopsie Jr- They All Asked For You (Who Dat?)
Tim O'Brien- When I Paint My Masterpiece (Oh Boy)
Bela Fleck- The Legend (Drive)
Hank Williams- Howlin At The Moon
Hank Williams- I Won't Be Home No More
The Amazing Rhythm Aces- Fool For The Woman (Too Stuffed To Jump)
Tom T Hall- Ravishing Ruby (Storyteller, Poet, Philosopher)

Steve Earle- Love's Gonna Blow My Way (The Low Highway)
Gibson Brothers- I Will Always Cross Your Mind (They Called It Music)
Amy Garland- Everything Around Her (Hang A Light)
Sutton, Holt, Coleman- Georgia Buck (Ready For The Times)
Peter Rowan-  Drop The Bone (The Old School)
Claire Lynch- Buttermilk Road (Dear Sister)
Tejas Brothers- That's Just Crazy "Live A Little More"
Wayne Hancock- Miller Jack & Mad Dog (A Town Blues)
Black Lillies- Smokestack Lady (Runaway Freeway Blues)

Steve Earle- Down The Road Pt II (The Low Highway)
Carolina Chocolate Drops-Political World (Chimes of Freedom)
Carper Family-Montana Cowboy (Back When)
Mary Gauthier-Wheel Inside The Wheel (Live At Blue Rock)
Amy Garland-Everything Around Her (Hang A Light)
Blue Mountain-The One That Got Away (Omnibus)
Steve Earle-That All You Got (The Low Highway)
Asleep At The Wheel-Snap Your Fingers (It's a Good Day)
Belleville Outfit-Nothings Too Good For My Baby (Time To Stand)
Big Smith- Fickle Hearted Man ( Big Rock)