September 29, 2015

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama State Council on the Arts

Alabama Arts Radio Series - Anne Kimzey interviews the late country Songwriter Cast King

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Cast King portrait by marc gooch

This program is a rebroadcast of a 2005 interview by Anne Kimzey with musicians Cast King and Matt Downer from Sand Mountain. Guitarist and songwriter Cast King and his former band The Country Drifters recorded with Sun Records of Memphis in the 1950s. Matt Downer, a young musician, worked with Mr. King for a few years to learn his guitar style and to record his music and life history. During the program Mr. King performed three of the approximately 500 songs he wrote in his lifetime. Cast King died in 2007.

Cast King and Matt Downer

This special radio series will air every Tuesday at 9:00 to 9:30 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  

  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 

This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

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