XXVI: Old Enough to See Hank - Craig Havighurst


cover photo by Ed Rode

cover photo by Ed Rode

 Old Enough to See Hank: If you move to Nashville to become something other than a musician, it’s to become Craig Havighurst. He’s a writer, a multi-media producer, the show journalist for Music City Roots, and the music news producer of WMOT Roots Radio 89.5, an NPR affiliate dedicated to Americana and the Nashville music scene. He’s the host of The String and the author of Air Castle of the South, WSM and the Making of Music City. In episode 26 of The Path to Authenticity, Craig talks about the origins of his love for music and recounts the progression of his career in music journalism. You’ll also hear his take on the new Ken Burns documentary on the history of country music as well as his next book.  To learn more about the Craig, click here. Visit tomgentry.net. Email us at thepathtoauthenticity@gmail.com. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry; Music: Infinite Content - Arcade Fire, I Won’t Be Home No More – Hank Williams, Hot Burrito #1 – The Flying Burrito Brothers, Freight Train – Elizabeth Cotten, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).



XX: Walking the Right Path - Eric Bricker


Walking the Right Path: Eric Bricker is a licensed mental health counselor, specializing in substance use disorders as well as grief and loss. In this episode of The Path to Authenticity, hear Eric talk about why grief is such an important issue as it relates to the opioid epidemic, as well as his past work with the Seminole Tribe of Florida.  To learn more about Eric, click here. Visit tomgentry.net. Email us at thepathtoauthenticity@gmail.com. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry, all rights reserved; Music: Cold Slope – Wilco, Sweet Jane – The Velvet Underground, Life by the Drop – Stevie Ray Vaughn. performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI).



XIX: The Blues Chose Me - Mike Milligan


The Blues Chose Me: Music is as fundamental as family for Mike Milligan. For most of his life, the two have been intertwined. His band, Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel, has been at it for more than two decades, and is largely comprised of kin. In this episode of The Path to Authenticity, hear Mike talk about the how he defines success, the midwestern work ethic, and how the blues chose him. Listen closely and you can hear him in the background, noodling on his guitar. Mike Milligan & Steam Shovel are Shaun Milligan - bass, Robert “Tiny” Cook - drums and backing vocals, and Mike Milligan - lead vocals and guitar. To learn more about Mike, click here. Visit tomgentry.net. Email us at thepathtoauthenticity@gmail.com. Find the show on Patreon. Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

© Copyright 2019, Tom Gentry, all rights reserved; Music: Cold Slope – Wilco, Kokomo Blues – Mississippi Fred McDowell, performance rights acquired from Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI). Meat &Three, Doin’ it Right – Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel, used with permission from the artist.