Sat, 26 January 2008
Brad Hoshaw joins me in the studio and co-hosts the show. We feature music from Brad including an exclusive live performance of "Overflowed Gutters", we talk about all things Brad and get to know the man behind the beard just a little better. It's engaging, entertaining, humorous, heartwarming and at the very least - interesting.
Tim MacMahan also makes an in studio appearance and reads his article that was published in the Reader that includes Brad Hoshaw and offers an assortment of musical revelations and...well, you just have to hear it. (Sorry the audio is a bit lower quality on this segment - Helpful podcasting tip: Make sure all your cables are properly plugged in...)
As you can see, I have changed up the look of the site and am now posting logo links for sponsors that have helped out the show. If you would like to help sponsor the show and enjoy the ginormous benefits of being linked to the show site, then drop me an email.
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The show has a new phone number: 402.216.0825
Brad Hoshaw - "Take Me To You"
Brad Hoshaw - "Overflowed Gutters" Live in studio performance
Brad Hoshaw on Myspace
Fri, 11 January 2008
My interview with upright bassist Lee Rocker, known world wide as one of the Stray Cats and who is now promoting his new record "Black Cat Bone." He has been touring for years and has a killer band behind him and is keeping the Rockabilly banner flying high all over the world. For more, check out my story on Lee coming out in the Reader Magazine the week of the show.
FROM HIS BIO:
Since the release of his Alligator debut, Racin' The Devil, bassist/vocalist/songwriter (and Stray Cats co-founder) Lee Rocker's solo career has been skyrocketing. Publications from USA Today to Billboard and The New York Times raved about the undeniable power and foot-stomping fun of Rocker's Americana-based roots rock. OffBeat declared, "What's most satisfying about Lee Rocker is his ability to graft classic Sun licks and shuffles onto Americana. He bridges the gap between Bruce Springsteen and Hank Williams, Sr." Bass Player magazine simply said, "He absolutely kills." Lee's live shows, fueled by his barnstorming, rocking band, grow wilder each night out. And now, on the heels of the national Stray Cats 2007 summer reunion tour, Lee Rocker is back with his second Alligator album, Black Cat Bone. In the early 1980s, Rocker, with The Stray Cats, helped reintroduce rockabilly to a mass audience. His solo recordings continue igniting the roots music fire. Rocker's powerful, original songs, amazing musicianship, and passionate and vibrant vocals, bring depth and substance to a style of music noted for its ability to get people up and dancing. And when Lee and his band perform live, they leave audiences begging for more.
Hey and check out the Reader Magazine online to read all about the OEAs, a topic that I didn't really go over on this podcast as hey, MY BAND WON BEST ROCK BAND! which is actually silly to me as we haven't played that much and I thought Ladyfinger deserved it more. But it was the same ole shit, people getting awards, getting drunk (me), people leaving early, technical problems, deserved and undeserved accolades, you know, all the normal crap that comes from award ceremonies. I got wasted and got in an argument with my wife at the end of the night, so I don't remember much other than I am lucky she didn't take a crow bar to my other knee...
(Get the feeling I'm an asshole when I drink?)
Lee Rocker's website
The Reader Magazine
Wed, 2 January 2008
Happy New Year!
Well, 2007 is dead and gone and we are looking forward to a new year of happy human existence. Thanks for listening to my podcast and I hope that all of you have a safe and prosperous 2008. Lets make it better than last year.
"Dead Man Break" - The Pendrakes
"Anchor" - Civicminded
Marco Rossetti Photography (thanks for the show pic!)
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