Not Necessarily Nashville

Saturdays, 7-8 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
6:53 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Play List November 23, 2013

Special Willie Nelson program featuring music from To All The Girls

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not necessarily nashville
7:09 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Play List November 9, 2013

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)

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not necessarily nashville
5:59 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

Play List November 16, 2013

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)

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not necessarily nashville
10:09 am
Sun October 27, 2013

Play List October 26, 2013

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)

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not necessarily nashville
9:55 am
Sun October 27, 2013

Play List October 19, 2013

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)

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Not Necessarily Nashville
8:10 pm
Sat October 12, 2013

Not Necessarily Nashville Playlist Oct. 12, 2013

This week's program, with fill-in host Michael Hibblen, featured several songs from Willie Nelson's new duets album To All The Girls, which will be released Tuesday, Oct. 15.  The 80-year-old music legend will be playing in Little Rock on Nov. 21 at Robinson Center Music Hall.  One of the artists Nelson recorded with for this album was Rosanne Cash, who will also be playing in Little Rock two days later, on Nov. 23 at South On Main.


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not necessarily nashville
8:13 pm
Sat October 5, 2013

Playlist October 5, 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)

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not necessarily nashville
10:16 am
Sun September 29, 2013

Playlist September 28, 2013

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)

not necessarily nashville
9:35 am
Sun September 22, 2013

Playlist September 21,2013

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)

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not necessarily nashville
9:09 am
Sun September 15, 2013

Playlist September 14, 2013

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)