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Once Wasn’t Enough for Eddy Harris

Eddy Harris is a brave man. In the 1980s, he bought a canoe and paddled the Mississippi on his own, a feat that is challenging for the most experienced canoeists, which he wasn’t. Before the trip Harris knew what a canoe looked like but had spent little time trying to paddle one. He started his […]

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Chris Thomas King

I’m still not sure what “river music” is exactly, or which musicians play it, but I know it when I hear it. Chris Thomas King, born in the Mississippi River city of Baton Rouge (Louisiana), plays it. King’s father, Tabby Thomas, was a well-known blues musician who opened a blues club when King was a […]

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Nick Spitzer on Roots Music

Nick Spitzer, host of NPR’s American Routes, talks about American roots music, river music, and changing the world.

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