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Episode 11: Joe Troop (Che Apalache) on the Activism Behind His New Album

In this episode, host Rachel Cholst welcomes the fierce and funny Joe Troop. The founder of GRAMMY-nominated stringband Che Apalache, Troop’s music is deeply embedded with his activism and inspired by his experience as a gay man. In addition to a spirited in-depth discussion, this episode premieres tracks from Troop’s upcoming solo album Borrowed Time, featuring Béla Fleck, Abigail Washburn, Tim O’Brien, and Charlie Hunter.


Country Queer Spotlight is available on all major podcasting services, including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music/Audible, and more. Previous episodes feature Jaimee Harris, Katie Pruitt, Amythyst Kiah, Aaron Lee Tasjan, and more. Subscribe!