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Rockabilly N Blues

 Rockabilly N Blues

06:00 13:00

James Riley

All times are UK
Duration in Hrs
Live shows




Maple Run Band Keep On Truckin'
Moonshine Reunio Tired Of Drivin'
Johnny Dollar Big Rig Rollin' Man
Chris Sprague Diesel Made For Two
Dale Watson Phillip At The Station
Weldon Henson Haulin' Freight
Kay Adams Little Pink Mack
Bobby Braddock Gear Bustin' Sort Of A Feller
Watermelon Slim & Super Chikan Trucking Blues
Red Simpson Diesel Smoke Dangerous Curves
Dave Dudley Keep On Truckin'
Johnny Cash Monteagle Mountain
The Hi-Risers 18 Wheels Of Love
Tilford Sellers Tanker Full Of Tears
Jerry Reed Texas Bound and Flyin'
Dick Curless A Tombstone Every Mile
Sonny George Dixie Fireball
Ricky Nelson Truck Drivin' Man

Jammin’ James Riley bio

The term “old soul” has been used more often than not to describe James Riley. His mom’s Elvis albums and movies like American Graffiti and Buddy Holly Story helped shape his musical tastes as a kid growing up in Louisville, KY in the 70’s that continue to this day. Riley got a BA degree in Communication Arts at Georgetown College in Georgetown, KY where he took an active role at WRVG on campus. He’s been a fixture in the radio promotions scene since moving to Nashville in 1993 having worked for a variety of Christian record companies such as Word, Provident, Inpop and R.E.X. Records and now co-owns Old Fashioned Radio Publicity to focus Ameripolitan, Americana, Blues and other roots radio formats. After years of wanting to expand in the rockabilly & roots world, James began Rockabilly N Blues Radio Hour in early 2014 to continue expanding his musical passion.

The show is a unique blend of modern and vintage rockabilly, blues, Ameripolitan, Americana, surf, early country and rock & roll. It’s now heard on over 150 stations worldwide each week and contains exclusive interviews with artists such as Dion, John Fogerty, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Duane Eddy, Brenda Lee, The Beach Boys, Billy Burnette, Dale Watson, Dick Dale, Reverend Horton Heat, JD McPherson, Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin (The Blasters) and many, many more. In 2016, Riley was nominated for DJ Of The Year at the Ameripolitan Music Awards and again in 2017 when he won the award.

He can often be seen doing MC duties at various festival and concert events as well as with a microphone in front of new and heritage artists telling their stories to help keep this great music alive! He married his best friend, Beth Riley, in May 2020 and they work together on both the radio promotions side of things as well as a podcast and radio shows. Beth is developing a new show coming Fall of 2020!

For more information, check out

James Riley
(615) 945-5604
3160 Moriah Trl Apt 104
Memphis, TN 38115