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.
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.
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.
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/
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.
Get down on our Spotify playlist that accompanies this episode.
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.
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."