The Marinade with Jason Earle Episode 22 | Chuck Ragan

Chuck Ragan is a mensch. Punk legend. Folk genius. Fishing guide. Author. Purveyor of hot sauce. Ragan is the stuff of legend. We caught up at the Sing Out Loud Festival in St. Augustine Amphitheatre right after Chuck poured his heart out to an eager crowd. After seemingly leaving it all on stage, Chuck still gave us a solid half hour of insight into his creative process. 

Check out the Spotify playlist that accompanies this episode featuring music from Chuck and some things I've been getting down on recently, including the excellent solo record from Heartless Bastards frontwoman Erika Wennerstrom.

Chuck Ragan's Website: http://chuckraganmusic.com/ 

The Marinade with Jason Earle Episode 21 | Austin Lucas

Austin Lucas slips his toes into The Marinade and we quickly end up drowning in heavy questions about process and existence. Austin made one of our favorite records of the year in 'Immortal Americans.' To catch up with Austin was an honor. Check out his brilliant record and find him on tour when he gets near your town. 

https://www.austinlucas.com/

Get down on our Spotify playlist that accompanies this episode.

The Marinade with Jason Earle Episode 20 | Sadler Vaden

Sadler Vaden teleports into The Marinade! Sadler is probably best known for his work playing guitar in Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, but he was also in Drivin' N Cryin' and has created some fantastic solo music. We discuss what he has learned from his famous bandmates, how he approaches the solo process, and just when the hell Oasis is going to finally reunite. Sadler is a massive guitar player, an impressive songwriter, and a supremely nice individual. Cheers, y'all.

Check out Sadler Vaden's music at sadlervaden.com

Also, enjoy music from Sadler, the bands we discuss, and some things I'm getting down on with our @spotify playlist

The Marinade with Jason Earle Episode 19 | Micah Schnabel Returns

Micah Schnabel graciously floats into The Marinade! Micah is a dear sweet soul. Already a songwriter with few peers, Micah recently release one of my favorite books of the year Hello, My Name is Henry. We focus on his process writing the book and dive into new tunes he is writing, why Wily Vlautin is so amazing, and so much more. Cheers, y'all.

Check out our @spotify playlist for this episode including one of the songs you heard on the episode, "Jackson, Don't You Worry." 

The Marinade with Jason Earle Episode 18 | Hannah Harber

Hannah Harber stomps her boots into The Marinade! Hannah is a singer, songwriter, and guitar player whose music is written and played with profound conviction. Hannah is a bright light and we learned a ton from this episode. We talk about her upcoming album with her band Hannah Harber and the Lionhearts, how yoga keeps Hannah centered, and why the truth is the most important ingredient of a song.

http://hannahharber.com/


The Marinade with Jason Earle Episode 17 | Vanessa Jean Speckman

Vanessa Jean Speckman makes her debut in The Marinade! Vanessa is a visual artist, poet, and all-around fascinating creative. Vanessa takes her wonderful art on the road for dozens of dates a year and she really opened up about her creative process during this conversation. This talk made me better and I hope it does the same for you. 

Check out Vanessa's art in her Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/VanessaJeanSpeckman

Also, our dear friend Micah Schnabel (Ep. 3) makes an appearance accompanying Vanessa on guitar while she reads some of her gorgeous poetry!

The Marinade with Jason Earle Episode 16 | BJ Barham Returns

BJ Barham makes a return splash into The Marinade. BJ and his band American Aquarium recently released a masterpiece of a record called Things Change. Since we last spoke on episode one of this show, BJ has welcomed a baby girl to the family, hired an all-new band, and toured the lower 48 states in support of his brilliant solo record Rockingham. We talk about the split with his former bandmates, how fatherhood has changed him, and what went into making Things Change. 

American Aquarium is currently on tour. Check out their tour dates at americanaquarium.com.

Huge thanks to Hannah Harber for sharing her experience opening for American Aquarium. Check out her music at hannahharber.com

The Marinade with Jason Earle Episode 15 | Travis Meadows

The bio on Travis Meadows' website reads,

"An orphan who turned into a preacher
A preacher who turned into a songwriter
A songwriter that turned into a drunk
A drunk that is learning to be a human being"

Travis is a songwriter and singer originally from Mississippi who now makes his home in Nashville. He has written songs for Wynonna Judd, Dierks Bentley, and Blackberry Smoke among others. We talk about alcoholism, getting clean, co-writing versus writing solo, his creative process, and so much more. Travis is an amazing guy and was so gracious with his time. Cheers, y'all.

travismeadows.com

Photos by jennrossphotography.com

Check out our Spotify playlist that accompanies this episode: https://open.spotify.com/user/marinadepodcast/playlist/5qOb5iqKRq5pZjYXTep6hU?si=xoJglCa_RWSt4uPqc-dJDg