Not Necessarily Nashville

Saturdays, 7-9 p.m. on KUAR

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.

You can access older playlists from Flap's show here.

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Not Necessarily Nashville
5:29 pm
Mon September 15, 2014

Bonnie Montgomery, Amy Garland & Mandy McBryde Perform On Not Necessarily Nashville

Bonnie Montgomery, Mandy McBryde, Flap Jones and Amy Garland in the studio of KUAR for Not Necessarily Nashville.
Credit 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.

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Not Necessarily Nashville
11:46 am
Sun January 26, 2014

Play List January 25, 2014

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)

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Not Necessarily Nashville
9:31 am
Sun January 19, 2014

Play List Jan 18, 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)

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Not Necessarily Nashville
3:32 pm
Sat January 18, 2014

Play List January 4, 2014

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)

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Not Necessarily Nashville
11:39 am
Sun January 12, 2014

Runaway Planet Performs Live On Not Necessarily Nashville

Members of Runaway Planet with Not Necessarily Nashville host Flap Jones. From left to right, Greg Alexander, Matt Stone, Flap Jones, Steve Brauer and Michael Proveaux.
Credit Michael Hibblen / KUAR

Little Rock bluegrass band Runaway Planet joined Flap Jones to perform live at KUAR on Saturday night, January 11, 2014. 

The band, which was originally formed in 2001, recently got back together and are performing again to enthusiastic crowds.  They will playing a free show Wednesday, Jan. 15 at South on Main in Little Rock as part of its local live series.

You can read more about the band on its website:

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not necessarily nashville
7:12 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Play List December 28, 2013

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)

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not necessarily nashville
7:04 pm
Fri January 3, 2014

Play List December 21, 2013

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)

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Not Necessarily Nashville
10:45 am
Sun December 15, 2013

Play List December 14, 2013

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)

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not necessarily nashville
5:16 pm
Mon December 9, 2013

Play List December 7, 2013

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)

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not necessarily nashville
7:04 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Play List November 30, 2013

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)

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