Ambient Country

Ambient Country, hosted by Bob Holmes of SUSS, explores the wide range of instrumental music including new folk, ambient, electronic, soundscapes, Americana, jazz, and cosmic psychedelia. Each month, Bob features co-hosts who play music from their latest releases as well as share tracks that have influenced their music.

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Episodes

Ambient Country Episode 27

Wednesday Feb 14, 2024

Wednesday Feb 14, 2024

Bob Holmes of SUSS is joined by Michael Muller and Rob Lowe of the Austin, Texas neoclassic ensemble Balmorhea to discuss influences and favorite new music, including Ennio Morricone, Bing & Ruth, ML Buch, Fridge, Berlioz and much more.

Ambient Country Episode 26

Wednesday Jan 17, 2024

Wednesday Jan 17, 2024

Bob Holmes from SUSS, along with his co-host Stelth Ulvang from the Lumineers and Heavy Gus talk about his music and influences. They are also joined by Emily Smith from The Alt-Country Show podcast, playing music from Stelth as well as Christine Bougie, Fuubutsushi, Walt McClements, Mohave 3 and many more!

Wednesday Dec 20, 2023

Host Bob Holmes of SUSS is joined by co-host Stephen Brower of Amazon Music and "Cosmic Strings" to play and talk about their favorite artists and music of 2023, including Bill Orcutt, Chuck Johnson, Mary Lattimore, Hayden Pedigo, and many more!

Ambient Country Episode 24

Thursday Nov 09, 2023

Thursday Nov 09, 2023

In this episode, Bob Holmes from SUSS takes the listener on a journey through the Nashville ambient scene, including music and interviews with artists including Luke Schneider, Hammock, Rich Ruth, Eve Maret, Belly Full of Stars, Joseph Allred and many more.

Ambient Country Episode 23

Friday Oct 20, 2023

Friday Oct 20, 2023

Bob Holmes of SUSS is joined by his co-hosts Pat Irwin and Jonathan Gregg of SUSS, along with Andrew Tuttle to discuss their musical influences, particularly as they apply to their recent Longform Editions release of "Rising." They discuss the music of Aaron Copland, Oneohtrix Point Never, Ry Cooder, Matmos and many more.

Ambient Country Episode 22

Wednesday Sep 20, 2023

Wednesday Sep 20, 2023

Hosted by Bob Holmes from SUSS, Ambient Country explores the wide landscape of instrumental music. This episode features Colin Newman (Wire) and Malka Spigel (Minimal Compact) and their most recent project Immersion. This episode features music that inspires them including Popol Vuh, Felbm, Steve Reich, Mdou Moctar, SUSS and many more. 

Ambient Country Episode 16

Friday Sep 08, 2023

Friday Sep 08, 2023

In this episode, we explore the wide range of Cosmic Americana music. Co-hosted by Lara Bennett from Petal Motel, we feature instrumental artists from her new album release, "Compassion: a Petal Motel Compilation for Human Rights" which is a benefit project for the National Network of Abortion Funds. Some of the artists featured on this episode include Seawind of Battery, The Royal Arctic Institute, The Howard Hughes Suite, Droneroom, Bobby Lee, SUSS and many more.

Ambient Country Episode 21

Thursday Aug 24, 2023

Thursday Aug 24, 2023

Hosted by Bob Holmes of SUSS, Ambient Country explores the wide variety of instrumental music. This episode is co-hosted by Blake Conley of Droneroom as he guides listeners through the hinterlands of ambient country, including tracks by Date Palms, Pete Fosco, Departure Street, Cortege, Black Duck and many more. 

Ambient Country Episode 15

Tuesday Aug 15, 2023

Tuesday Aug 15, 2023

In this episode, Bob Holmes from SUSS amd his special co-hosts Patrick McDermott and Barry Walker, Jr. go on a wild ride through ambient coiuntry as they play music from Steve Tibbets, yes/and, Papa M, Tony Rice, John Hartford, SUSS and tracks from their band North Americans. 

Ambient Country Episode 18

Tuesday Jul 25, 2023

Tuesday Jul 25, 2023

This is part 2 of our two-part podcast with the musician Mark Nelson of Pan-American and Labradford., where he talks about his music and influences, as well as a few new favorites, including artists like Michael Grigoni, Walt McClements, More Eaze, SUSS and many more. 

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