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The Travis Book Happy Hour: Alexa Rose

Jul 10, 2023

The Travis Book Happy Hour: Alexa Rose

I started preparing for this episode when I was on a summer trip with my kids in Colorado which mostly involves listening to music. I’ll never forget driving toward Mt. Princeton with tears streaming down my face and I’ll never drive up that road to the hot springs again without thinking of Alexa and her music. Her quiet demeanor hides an absolute monster of a songwriter. Vivid imagery, unique yet familiar, the way she relays the feelings around relationships is unlike anyone I’ve ever heard, on par with the brilliant Robert Ellis. We had a great time on the show, the music was so beautiful and moving, I had to include as much of it as I could.


This podcast is an edited distillation of the full-length happy hour which aired live on August 24, 2022. Huge thanks to Alexa Rose and Julian Pinelli.


0:07 – Soundbyte
0:49 – Introduction
2:08 – Bill’s introduction
2:40 – Travis’ welcome
3:35 – “Rise Sun”
6:24 – Monologue
10:12 – “Back Home”
15:10 – Interview 1
20:41 – “Clearwater Park”
26:22 – “Big Sky”
31:16 – “Haywood”
35:21 – Interview 2
50:22 – “1999”
54:25 – “Pale Golden Flowers”
1:00:33 – “Medicine for Living”
1:06:07 – “Human”
1:10:31 – Outro

Editor’s note: The Travis Book Happy Hour is hosted by Travis Book of the GRAMMY Award-winning band, The Infamous Stringdusters. The show’s focus is musical collaboration and conversation around matters of being. The podcast is the best of the interview and music from the live show recorded in Asheville, North Carolina.

The Travis Book Happy Hour Podcast is brought to you by Thompson Guitars and is presented by Americana Vibes and The Bluegrass Situation as part of the BGS Podcast Network. You can find the Travis Book Happy Hour on Instagram and Facebook and online at thetravisbookhappyhour.com.

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The Travis Book Happy Hour: Alexa Rose
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