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

Greasy Greens
Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Ahead of their reunion performance July 28 at Little Rock's Ron Robinson Theater, members of the Greasy Greens joined Flap Jones to talk about their music over the last four decades. 

The Wildflower Revue
Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

In advance of the release of their new record, members of the Wildflower Revue joined KUAR's Flap Jones on the air to talk about their music and play a few songs. The band is made up of Amy Garland Angel, Mandy McBryde and Bonnie Montgomery.

The visit on the air comes one week before the trio perform at a record release and benefit for Little Rock's historic Dreamland Ballroom on Saturday, January 21. You can learn more here.

Betse & Clark the Creek Rocks
Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Betse & Clarke, a fiddle and banjo duo from Kansas City, Missouri, performed with Springfield, Missouri group the Creek Rocks live on KUAR's Not Necessarily Nashville Saturday evening before a show later that night in Little Rock. You can hear segments of the broadcast above.

Not Necessarily Nashville
Michael Hibblen / KUAR News

Three stalwarts of the Little Rock music scene are performing together in a new band called The Wildflowers.  Bonnie Montgomery, Mandy McBryde and Amy Garland began playing as a trio this past weekend, in advance of a show Thursday, Sept. 18, opening for country music legend Billy Joe Shaver.

They also joined Not Necessarily Nashville host Flap Jones live in the studio at KUAR to perform and talk about some of their own songs.  You can listen to segments of the show above.

Steven Fromholz-If I Can't Get To The River (Live from Meridian TX)
Riders In The Sky - Way Out There (Silver Jubilee)
Merle Haggard - Uncle Lem (If We Make It Through December)
Wylie & The Wild West - 21st Century Blues (Relic)
Nanci Griffith - Last Train Home (Hearts In Mind)
Hank Williams - The Blues Come Around
Chris Thile - Dead Leaves and The Dirty Ground (Hits of Newgrass)
Tex Ritter - Froggy Went A Courtin' (The Very Best Shasta Masters)
Spade Cooley - Steel Guitar Rag (The Essential Spade Cooley)

Play List Jan 18, 2014

Jan 19, 2014

Bill Kirchen - Semi Truck (Seeds and Stems)
Townes Van Zandt - Two Hands (Sunshine Boy)
Ray Benson - I Ain't Looking For No Trouble (A Little Piece)
Lands End - Run Buddy Run (The Border Sessions)
Rhonda Vincent - Busy City (Only Me)
Alan Jackson - Blue Ridge Mountain Song (The Bluegrass Album)
Railroad Earth - Chasin' A Rainbow (Last of The Outlaws)
Stark Sands/Punch Bros - The Last Thing On My Mind (Inside Llewyn Davis Soundtrack)
Rosanne Cash - Money Road (The River and The Thread)
Funn Brothers - Guitar Man From Hell (Double Header)

John McEquen & Sons - Quicker At The Draw (For All The Good)
The Black Lillies - Whiskey Angel (Whiskey Angel)
Runaway Planet - Holdin' On (Tarnation)
Runaway Planet - Who's Gonna Work The Farm (No Part of Nothin')
The OKanes - I'm Lonely (Tired of The Runnin')
The Mulligan Brothers - One Trick Pony (The Mulligan Brothers)
Robbie Fulks - Guess I Got It Wrong (Gone Away Backward)
Jerry Lee Lewis - Dinkin' Wine Spodee Odee (Best of Jerry Lee Lewis)
Corb Lund - Hard On Equipment (Horse Soldier)

Hayes Carll - Good Friends (Little Rock)
Guy Clark - Old Friends (Old Friends)
Steve Goodman - I Gotta Hand It To You (Live At The Earl of Old Town)
Oscar Issac - Hang Me Oh Hang Me (Inside Llewyn Davis Original Soundtrack)
Oscar Issac & Marcus Mumford - Fare Thee Well  (Inside Llewyn Davis Original Soundtrack)
Della Mae - Hounds (This World Oft Can Be)
Salty Dogs - Happy New Year (Salty Dogs and Friends)
Todd Snider - Happy New Year (The Devil You Know)
Robert Earl Keen - Copenhagen (The Live Album)

Steve Goodman - Let's Give A Party (Live At The Earl of Old Town)
Steve Goodman - Rockin' Robin (Live At The Earl of Old Town)
Antsy McClain - She's Underneath The Mistletoe Again (Merry Christmas From The Trailer Park)
Rosanne Cash - A Feather's Not A Bird (The River & The Thread)
Seldom Scene - Muddy Waters (Live At The Cellar Door)
John Hartford & The Hartford String Band - Men All Want To Be Hoboes (Down On The River)
Steve Goodman - City of New Orleans (Live At The Earl of Old Town)

Rosanne Cash - The Sunken Land (The River and The Thread)
Sutton, Holt & Coleman - Ready For The Times To Get Better (Ready For The Times)
Driftwood - Brother (Driftwood)
Rosanne Cash - Etta's Tune (The River and The Thread)
Matraca Berg - If I Had Wings (Oxford American Southern Music)
Pokey LaFarge - La La Blues (Riverboat Soul)
Jim Lauderdale - Old Time Angels (Old Time Angels)
Robert Earl Keen - Bluegrass Widow (The Live Album)
Tim & Mollie OBrien - Papa's On The Housetop (Christmas at Mountain Stage)

Doc & Merle Watson - Going To Chicago Blues (Guitar Album)
Billy Joe Shaver - Sweet Mama (Salt of The Earth)
David Bromberg - Last Date (Only Slightly Mad)
The Belleville Outfit - Two Days of Darkness (Time To Stand)
Red Molly - Does My Ring Burn My Finger (Light In The Sky)
Kelly Willis - Losing You (Translated From Love)
Chet Atkins & Doc Watson - Medley: Black n White/Ragtime Annie (Reflections)
Buck Owens - Under Your Spell Again (Buck Em)
Dale Watson - Drink Drink Drink (El Rancho Azul)

John Prine - Glory of True Love (Fair & Square)
Dwight Yoakam - North To Alaska (Under The Covers)
Johnny Cash - Monteagle Mountain (Oxford American Music of Tenn)
Alison Krauss - Any Old Time (The Songs of Jimmie Rodgers)
Sid Selvidge - That's How I Got To Memphis (Oxford American Music of Tenn)
Gibson Brothers - Ophelia (Long Way Back Home)
Gibson Brothers - It's All Over Now (Red Letter Day)
Rodney Crowell - I Walk The Line (Revisited) (The Houston Kid)
Tenn Ernie Ford - Ain't Nobody's Business But My Own  (Oxford American Music of Tenn)

Special Willie Nelson program featuring music from To All The Girls

Junior Brown - Phantom of The Opry  (Volume Ten)
Dale Watson - Hello, I'm An Old Country Song (Carryin' On)
The Carper Family - My Old Chevy Van (Old Fashioned Gal)
Keller Williams & The Travelin McCourys - The Graveyard Shift (Pick)
Steve Goodman - This Hotel Room (Jessie's Jig & Other Favorites)
John Prine - Sour Grapes (Diamonds In The Rough)
The Avett Brothers - Please Pardon Yourself (Mignonette)
Sarah Jarosz - Over The Edge (Build Me Up From Bones)
Steep Canyon Rangers - Graveyard Fields (Tell The Ones I Love)

Cindy Cashdollar - Slide Show (Slide Show)
The Devil Makes Three - Hallelu (I'm A Stranger Here)
Asylum Street Spankers - Startin' To Hate Country
Laurie Lewis & The Right Hands - Here Today (They All Played For Us)
John Prine - Yes I Guess They Oughta Name A Drink After You (Diamonds In The Rough)
Taj Mahal - Fishing Blues (They All Played For Us)
Robert Keen - The Five Pound Bass (West Textures)
Todd Snider - Ballad of The Devil's Backbone Tavern (Happy To Be Here)
The Devil Makes Three - Dead Body Moving (I'm A Stranger Here)

Mark Bilyeu - Backwater (First One Free)
Hayes Carll - I Don't Wanna Grow Up (Trouble In Mind)
Hank III - Gettin Drunk and Fallin Down (Rebel Within)
Emmylou Harris,Sheryl Crow, Mary Chapin Carpenter - Flesh & Blood (Kindred Spirits)
Steve Earle - Hardin Wouldn't Run (Kindred Spirits)
Jim Lauderdale - One Piece At A Time (Fins,Chrome,& The Open Road)
The Mudcats - For Luther-I Walk The Line (Kindred Spirits)
Hank Thompson - California Women (Hank World)
Hank Thompson - I'll Be Your Sweetheart Forever (Hank World)

Augie Meyers - Prosperity Street (Loves Lost And Found)
Jerry Jeff Walker - Wingin' It Home To Texas (Live From Dixie's Bar & Bust Stop)
David Bromberg - Keep On Drinkin' (Only Slightly Mad)
Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours - The Ballad of Skippy & Rover (Heroes Last Forever)
Del McCoury Band - I Need More Time (Steets of Baltimore)
The Mulligan Brothers - One Trick Pony (The Mulligan Brothers)
Scott Miller - It's A Big Big World (Big Big World)
Steep Canyon Rangers - Boomtown (Tell The One I Love)

Playlist October 5, 2013

Oct 12, 2013

Nashville Super Pickers - Fiddlin' Around (Live From Austin City Limits)
Tanya Tucker - Ramblin' Fever (My Turn)
Pokey LaFarge - Home Away From Home (Pokey LaFarge)
Merle Haggard - Make Up & Faded Blue Jeans (Back To The Barrooms)
Roger Wallace - Give Me A Reason (It's About Time)
Rodney Crowell - Voila, An American Dream (Ain't Living Long Like This)
Townes Van Zandt - Pancho & Lefty (Heartworn Highways)
Loretta Lynn - Talking To The Wall (You Ain't Woman Enough)
George Jones - Best Guitar Picker (Complete United Artists Solo Singles)

Nashville Super Pickers - Fiddlin Around (Live From Austin City Limits)
Tanya Tucker - Ramblin Fever (My Turn)
Pokey LaFarge - Home Away From Home (Pokey LaFarge)
Merle Haggard - Make Up & Faded Blue Jeans (Back To The Barrooms)
Roger Wallace - Give Me A Reason (It's About Time)
Rodney Crowell - Voila, An American Dream (Ain't Living Long Like This)
Townes Van Zandt - Pancho & Lefty (Heartworn Highways)
Loretta Lynn - Talking To The Wall (You Ain't Woman Enough)
George Jones - Best Guitar Picker (Complete United artists Solo Singles)

Augie Meyers - But Not Now (Loves Lost And Found)
Mulligan Brothers - Lay Here (The Mulligan Brothers)
Betty Soo & Doug Cox - Oh Death 
Mulligan Brothers - Momma Gets My Soul (The Mulligan Brothers)
The Devil Makes Three - Do Wrong Right (Do Wrong Right)
Turnpike Troubadours - Diamonds & Gasoline (Diamonds & Gasoline)
Del McCoury Band - Butler Brothers (Streets of Baltimore)
Shook Twins - Growing Things (Window)
Steep Canyon Rangers - Bluer Words Were Never Spoken (Tell The Ones I Love)

Peter Rowan - Howling At The Moon (Crucial Country)
Gamble Rogers - The Black Label Blues (Heartworn Highways)
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - Bluebird Wine (Old Yellow Moon)
Tim O'Brien & Darrell Scott - Free Again (Memories and Moments)
Steep Canyon Rangers - Take The Wheel (Tell The Ones I Love)
Robbie Fulks - Guess I Got It Wrong (Gone Away Backward)
Wylie & The Wild West - Whoop Up Trail (Paradise)
Shook Twins - Ting Ting (Window)
Big Smith - Poison (Big Rock)

Steep Canyon Rangers - Stand and Deliver (Tell The Ones I Love)
Robbie Fulks - Where I Fell (Gone Away Backward)
Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys - Tennessee Border (Back At The Quonset Hut)
Daughters of Bluegrass - I Can Make It Happen (Pick It Like A Girl)
Daughters of Bluegrass - Hazel Creek (Pick It Like A Girl)
David Bromberg - Last Date (Only Slightly Mad)
Wayne Hancock - Get The Blues Low Down (Ride)
Peter Rowan - Tumbleweed (Crucial Country)
Steep Canyon Rangers - Hunger (Tell The Ones I Love)

Playlist Sept 7, 2013

Sep 8, 2013

Marty Stuart - Busy Bee Cafe (Busy Bee Cafe)
Mike Cross - Poor Lazarus (Irregular Guy)
The Devil Makes Three - Aces and Twos (Do Wrong Right)
The Civil Wars - From This Valley (The Civil Wars)
Leftover Salmon - Midnight Blues (The Nashville Sessions)
E Harris, A Krauss, G Welch - Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby (O Brother, Where Art Thou?)
Asleep At The Wheel - I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday (Asleep At The Wheel)
Austin Lounge Lizards - The Drugs I Need (The Drugs I Need)
Iris Dement - Go On Ahead and Go Home (Sing The Delta)

Billy Joe Shaver - Wacko From Waco 
Merle Haggard - I've Seen It Go Away (I Am What I Am)
Tim O'Brien - No Way To Stop The Flow (Chicken and Egg)
Tim O'Brien - Not Afraid o' Dyin' - (Chicken and Egg)
Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriquez (Let's Leave This Town)
O'Kanes - Rocky Road (Tired Of The Running)
Asleep At The Wheel - Alright, Okay, You Win (It's A Good Day)
Justin Townes Earle - Movin' On (Nothing's Gonna change The Way You Feel About Me Now)
Cindy Woolf - It Weighs Heavy (May)
Loretta Lynn - Wildwood Flower (Anchored In Love)

Playlist August 24,2013

Aug 25, 2013

The Devil Makes Three-For Good Again (Do Wrong Right)
Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriquez - Sweet Tequila Blues (Let's Leave This Town)
Dale Watson - Carryin' On This Way (Carryin' On)
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell - Black Caffeine (Old Yellow Moon)
Lyle Lovett - More Pretty Girl Than One (Step Inside This House)
Terry Allen - Room To Room (Human Remains)
The Greencards - Paddle the Torrens (Sweetheart of The Sun)
John Prine - Please Don't Bury Me (Sweet Revenge)
The OKanes - All Because of You (Tired of The Running)

Playlist August 17, 2013

Aug 19, 2013

Mark Knopfler - I Used To Could (Privateering)
Bill Kirchen & Too Much Fun - Hot Rod Lincoln (Seeds And Stems)
Pokey LaFarge - Won'tcha Please Don't Do It (Pokey LaFarge)
Ryan Adams - Oh My God Whatever, Etc (Easy Tiger)
Elvis Presley - You Asked Me To (At Stax)
Matt Lucas/James Burton/Charlie Musslewhite - Jambalaya (Back In The Saddle Again)
Mark Knopfler - Got To Have Something (Privateering)
Rosanne Cash - Motherless Children (The List)
Guy Clark - El Coyote (My Favorite Picture of You)

Playlist August 10, 2013

Aug 11, 2013

Carolina Chocolate Drops - Real Old Mountain Dew (Heritage)
Steep Canyon Rangers - Long Shot (Nobody Knows You)
Sam Bush - Ballad For A Soldier (Laps In Seven)
Riley Baugus - Lonesome Road Blues (Long Steel Rail)
John Hartford - I Wish We Had Our Time Again (Live At Mountain Stage)
John McEuen - I Am A Pilgrim (Acoustic Traveler)
Dirk Powell - Been All Around This World (Hand Me Down)
The Duhks - Pretty Boy Floyd/Stoney Point (Your Daughters & Your Sons)
Doc Watson - CC Rider (Round The Table Again)

Merle Haggard - The Legend of Bonnie & Clyde (60's Hits)
Bill Kirchen - Flip Flop (Seeds and Stems)
Pokey LaFarge - Home Away From Home (Pokey LaFarge)
Angel Band - Heart In The Middle (Shoot The Moon)
Seldom Scene - Dry Run Creek (Dream Scene)
Slaid Cleaves - God's Own Yodeler (Still Fighting The War)
Merle Haggard - Good Times (60's Hits)
Townes Van Zandt - T For Texas (Sunshine Boy)
Cody Canada & The Departed - If You're Ever In Oklahoma (This Is Indian land)

Playlist July 27, 2013

Jul 28, 2013

Bill Kirchen - Semi Truck (Seeds and Stems)
Bill Kirchen - Down To Seeds & Stems Again (Seeds and Stems)
JJ Cale - Clyde (Naturally)
Antsy McClain & The Trailer Park Troubadours - What I've Learned From Dogs (Living The Dream)
Guy Clark - The Death of Sis Draper (My Favorite Picture of You)
Guy Clark - My Favorite Picture of You (My Favorite Picture of You)
Bill Kirchen - Mama Hated Diesels (Seeds and Stems)
Del McCoury - Birmingham (Sail Away-Songs of Randy Newman)
The Carper Family - Old Fashioned Gal (Old Fashioned Gal)

Doc Watson - Blue Railroad Train (Definitive Doc Watson)
Doc Watson - St Louis Blues (Definitive Doc Watson)
Kasey Chambers & Shane Nicholson - The Quiet Life (Wreck and Ruin)
Pokey LaFarge - The Devil Ain't Lazy (Pokey LaFarge)
Pokey laFarge - Central Time (Pokey LaFarge)
Red Meat - Catfish Fry (Alameda County Line)
Merle Haggard - The Okie From Muskogee's Coming Home (Very Best of Merle...)
Nitty Gritty Dirt Band - Stuck In The Middle (Speed of Life)
John Hartford - You Asked Me To (Gum Tree Canoe)