Songwriters uncovered!

Back from spring break with the best writers in the business!

Online and on air: Friday, March 31 – Sunday, April 2 – Back from our jet-set spring break adventures, we’re tan, rested and ready… Ok, we’re ready!


Author: Tim Lee (I Saw a Dozen Faces … and I Rocked Them All: The Diary of a Never Was)

Music: Songwriters Kenny Roby and Bronwynne Brent

Hosts: Jim Dees and our house band, the Yalobushwhackers

Air times:

Friday, March 31 – 6 am WYXR 91.7 FM Memphis, TN.

Saturday, April 1 –3 pm (ET) University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

7pm (CT) Mississippi Public Broadcasting

9pm (CT) Alabama Public Radio

Sunday, April 2 – 3 pm (ET) WUOT | 91.9 FM, Knoxville




Tim Lee

Tim Lee’s rock memoir, I Saw a Dozen Faces … and I Rocked Them All: The Diary of a Never Was (Cool Dog Sound), chronicles the journey of a rock ‘n roll lifer who was part of the national independent music scene of the 1980s.

In 300 pages, with over 50 photographs, plus extensive discography and index, Lee tells the story of a “never was” who did it anyway: climbed in the van, drove the miles, loaded the gear, slept on the floors, counted the pennies.

All for that brief hour or so on stage that made it worth the effort.

“Often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, absolutely inspirational; this is required reading for any kid with a guitar and a dream.” – Ed Whitelock, co-author of Apocalypse Jukebox: The End of the World in American Popular Music

Tim Lee, a guitarist, songwriter and “new wave journeyman,” has toured with bands such as Let’s Active, Swimming Pool Qs, and Marti Jones. He is a founding member of the Windbreakers, Bark, Beat Temptation, among other projects.

Lee’s duo, Bark, with his wife, Susan Bauer Lee, won the 2020 Contemporary Music Composition Award from the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters for their album, Terminal Everything.

The Lees lives in Water Valley, MS with their basset hound, Sonny Boy.



Bronwynne Brent

Bronwynne Brent is a Mississippi-native songwriter. Her 2014 release, Stardust, saw her twice voted Female Performer of the Year by Americana UK, resulting in radio appearances on the BBC.

For her latest album, Undercover, the Greenville, Mississippi, native set up shop at Brooklyn’s legendary Daptone Studios. With producer Johnny Sangster, Brent concocted a deep Southern roux, a complex and flavorful brew of truth-imbued Americana.

“Brent’s simmering blue-flame delivery draws equally on jazz, blues, torch song and old-school C&W, as does her songwriting.” – New York Music Daily

Kenny Roby

Kenny Roby is a North Carolina-native singer-songwriter. He’s the former lead singer of 6 String Drag, an early 1990s ensemble that influenced what came to be called Americana music.

His latest album is the self-titled Kenny Roby. Reflecting Roby’s recent move to the Catskill Mountains near Woodstock, NY, the album features guest appearances by Amy Helm and John Sebastian.

His previous albums include The Reservoir and Tired of Feeling Guilty (25 Years of 6 String Drag).