Episode Summary

Once in a blue moon, a filmmaker hits record at precisely the right moment to capture lightning in a bottle. It happened in ’76 with music doc 'Heartworn Highways,’ which follows key players in the outlaw country music of the 1970s. Emboldened by the radical 60s, country musicians in Tennessee and Texas rejected the commercial “Nashville sound” and returned country music to its rougher honky-tonk roots. This episode of The Light In The Attic Podcast goes behind the scenes of our reissue of the soundtrack to this cult classic documentary that captured Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Jerry Jeff Walker, David Allan Coe, Steve Young, Steve Earle and many others before they hit it real big.

Episode Notes

Once in a blue moon, a filmmaker hits record at precisely the right moment to capture lightning in a bottle. It happened in ’76 with music doc 'Heartworn Highways,’ which follows key players in the outlaw country music of the 1970s. Emboldened by the radical 60s, country musicians in Tennessee and Texas rejected the commercial “Nashville sound” and returned country music to its rougher honky-tonk roots. This episode of The Light In The Attic Podcast goes behind the scenes of our reissue of the soundtrack to this cult classic documentary that captured Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Jerry Jeff Walker, David Allan Coe, Steve Young, Steve Earle and many others before they hit it real big.

Hosts/Producers: Hilary Staff & Jackie Allen Editor & Co-Producer: Michelle Lanz Guests: Matt Sullivan, Patrick McCarthy, Sam Sweet All music from the Heartworn Highways Original Soundtrack

About the Show

Hosted by two Light In The Attic staffers, this podcast tells the stories behind Light In The Attic releases. Episodes center around interviews with musicians, music industry creatives, and other interesting characters within the Light In The Attic community. You will hear music and liner notes from LITA releases and get to know the people making your records.