On this episode, Brandon catches up with, Joe Leibovich (Lawyer/Comic) and the Plastic Revolution (Band – San Diego, CA)
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Dave Cousar, Shawn Zorn, Travis Cantrell, & Kate Mauldin
This week’s podcast comes to you straight from the front porch. Crickets, dogs, and secadas threaten to steal the spotlight from my guests Dave Cousar, Shawn Zorn, Travis Cantrell, & Kate Mauldin.
Dave Cousar is a hidden gem in this city. He is an amazing guitar player and lyricist that has played in and out of Memphis for decades with the likes of Rufus Thomas, Amy LaVere, Susan Marshall, Al Green, and Lucero to name a few. You can catch him most weeks at the Buccaneer. His shows are not to be missed.
Shawn Zorn is a local drummer who has been supporting Amy LaVere for the past year and has been in many Memphis bands.
Travis Cantrell is a singer-songwriter from Memphis. As front-man for the indie band Youniverse, he developed a wordy, yet fluid style of his own that can now be seen in his solo gigs around town. He is now playing guitar in Merge Records artist Apex Manor.
Kate Maudlin is currently completing a Bachelor’s Degree in American Studies in preparation for law school.
Follow them on Twitter: @DaveCousar @ShawnZorn @TravisCantrell @NopeNotKatie
-Music by M. Qualls & K. Rawlings, and Dave Cousar via YouTube and the Ardent Sessions-
Prepare your earholes a-holes! Its a new episode of Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark!!
Music by The Fists of Morocco
On this episode, Brandon catches up with, Memphis power couple, Pat Mitchell and Billie Worley.
(Pat is the director of development and communications at the Memphis Music Foundation, and Billie is associate producer for 1049 Productions and an actor and musician.)
Back in January, I heard that Mike Watt, “the man-in-the-van with a bass in his hand”, was coming to Memphis to record. So, I reached out to him via Twitter and much to my surprise, he responded right away! I asked him to come on the show and he agreed.
A few days later, after a few failed attempts to reach him, I’d given up on getting a chance to speak with him. I was home for lunch and saw that he posted photos from Cotton Row Studios here in town. I messaged him immediately and he replied back, “Can you be here in 15 minutes?”
Um, fuck yes.
I grew up on Mike Watt’s music. As if the Minutemen and his excellent solo work wasn’t enough to seal my life-long fandom, a few years ago he joined The Stooges, one of my favorite bands of all time.
Watt was sweetheart and we had a great talk. He has done more projects, or “proj’s” as Watt refers to them, than I can count and has sealed his place in history as one of the most prolific, unique, and respectable bass players alive. Check out this very special episode with the master of the thud staff, a sailor on the open seas, Mike Watt.
Mike Watt & the Missingmen return to Memphis October 27th at the Hi-Tone. You don’t want to miss it!
For all things Watt visit www.HootPage.com
-segue music by Jeff Baltz, Matthew Qualls, & K. Rawlings and Courtesy- www.courtesy.tv-
Welcome back! Holy Shit! It has been too long, but here we are. The new site is up and running and I’m finally getting to release this episode that I recorded way back in December!
Comedic actor Chris Parnell is a unique talent with too many credits to list: Saturday Night Live, 30 Rock, Archer, Suburgatory…I could go on… I convinced him to stop by the house and sit down with me for an in-depth rundown of his Memphis upbringing and how he got to be where he is now in his life & career. It was two days after Christmas and we were both very sick. He initially only promised a half-hour of his time, but ended up staying for two hours! It was noon and we were both a bit foggy and stopped up, so we swapped the usual drinks for some Robitussin and had a very nice chat. He couldn’t have been cooler.
I hope you enjoy this as much as I did recording it and many thanks to Chris!
-audio segues by Matthew Qualls & K. Rawlings and music bed for Rock 4 Love promo by Snowglobe & Dead Soldiers-
On this episode, Brandon chats music and basketball with his old friend Luke White. (Memphis musician)
On this episode Brandon and Mike shoot the preverbal shit and filmmaker Bart Shannon joins the discussion.
Check out the trailer for Bart’s film, Fresh Skweezed.
Mike and Brandon talk to Edward about movies and cat names!
On today’s episode Brandon sits down with his old friend PA, Mike does some time, and shit gets real.