Jason catches up with several artists while serving as emcee of the Rockin' Robinson festival in Orlando's Milk District. Andrew Yeomanson (aka DJ Le Spam) stops by The Marinade tent to talk about recording and performing with Spam AllStars, the universality of Johnny Cash, and what makes Miami special. Plus, Gainesville, Florida's Savants of Soul stop by after their set to talk creative process and break some big news! This is Part I of a two-part special Rockin' Robinson series.
Sarah Shook swills The Marinade. Sarah is a singer, songwriter, and the band leader of Sarah Shook and the Disarmers. What immediately stands out about Sarah the person is the warmth of her spirit and the quickness of her mind. She is present in every moment and that comes through on record as well. Check out all things Sarah at disarmers.com.
Also, check out the Spotify companion playlist to this episode featuring songs by Sarah Shook and the Disarmers, Kasey Anderson, Campdogzz, and more.
Erika Wennerstrom dips into The Marinade. Erika's album "Sweet Unknown" was our favorite in a crowded 2018 field. After her band Heartless Bastards went on hiatus in 2015, Erika set out to find her next creative outlet. The result is a brilliant solo effort.
Erika sits down with us backstage at The Plaza Live in Orlando, FL, before her show with Lucinda Williams and Drive-by Truckers. We talk about her experience with ayahuasca, how hiking in Big Bend opened the creative spigot and even enjoy a silent cameo from Patterson Hood of Drive-by Truckers.
You can buy Erika's excellent record and keep up with all things Erika Wennerstrom at erikawennerstrom.com.
Brian Killeen cruises into Marinade Studios to record the fourth of our 2018 in Review series. To end an outstanding year of music, we invited several artists whose work we respect to talk about some of 2018's highlights. Brian is an outstanding singer and songwriter based in Orlando, FL. We discuss "Double Negative" by Low, as well as get down about Brian's own creative process.
You can follow all things Brian Killeen at killeen.xyz. Also, check out the Spotify playlist that accompanies this episode.
Jordan Foley visits Marinade Studios to record the third of our 2018 in Review series. To end an outstanding year of music, we invited several artists whose work we respect to talk about some of 2018's highlights. Jordan and I discuss "Things Change" by BJ Barham (Episodes 1 & 16) then Jordan plays us a couple of tunes.
Luke Wagner and I belly up at Barley and Vine Biergarten in Orlando, FL, to record the second of our 2018 in Review series. To end an outstanding year of music, we invited several artists whose work we respect to talk about some of 2018's highlights. Luke and I discuss "Immortal Americans" by Austin Lucas (Episode 21) then Luke plays one of his own tunes.
Check out Luke's music at lukewagnermusic.com. Cheers, y'all.
Kevin Maines of The Volts strolls over to The Marinade Studios with guitar in hand to record the first of our 2018 in Review series. To end an outstanding year of music, we invited several artists whose work we respect to talk about some of 2018's highlights. Kevin and I talk about the Grammy-nominated album "One Drop of Truth" from The Wood Brothers, then Kev plays a couple of tunes for us- a cover of "River Takes the Town" by The Wood Brothers and an unreleased tune of his own! Cheers, y'all.
Check out Kevin Maines and The Volts at kevinmainesmusic.com.
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/