June 28, 2016
Nashville singer-songwriter Tommy Womack explains why tractor trailer trucks beat Nissan Sentras and describes a day job that was “couldn’t have been more boring if it were a Prince’s Trust Concert.”
June 7, 2016
Janiva Magness talks about hitting the road in a van with more than 237,000 miles (and counting), a rehearsal space that is funnier now then when she was using it and the changes that she has seen in the music business.
May 24, 2016
Lloyd Cole talks about splurging on a Michelin 3 star restaurant while touring in France and celebrating his 50th birthday by playing heavy rock songs with his kids (songs like “Back in Black” and “Ace of Spaces”).
May 10, 2016
Fellow Creature’s Sam McCormally confesses to argument over whether Prince or Bruno Mars are cooler and talks about his first gig at a battle of the bands. They placed fourth. Out of four bands.
April 26, 2016
Scott Bomar of the Bo-Keys talks about the hazards of touring across middle America, why tracking down your musical income can be a full-time job and the lessons to be learned from his Memphis elders.
April 12, 2016
Robbie Fulks talks about what to do when you forget lyrics to a song why he can’t watch “The Office” and how the old Spanish proverb “wish your son luck and throw him into the sea” relates to the music industry.
March 29, 2016
Jon Langford and Dean Schlabowske of the Waco Brothers explain why they consider rehearsing to be a form of cheating or cowardice, hearing the first song they wrote used on “Sex in the City” and share some of their sound business decisions.
March 15, 2016
Brett Harris talks about why he was more nervous for his first solo gig than he was singing in front of a large crowd at the National Cathedral and a particularly memorable – and meaningful – first song.
March 1, 2016
Multi-instrumentalist and composer Brian Carpenter talks about the benefits of keeping a day job and recalls a memorable meal he and his band enjoyed while touring through Washington, D.C.
February 2, 2016
Paul Burch discusses listening to something that’s covered in magic marker ink, finding the fast food place that leaves you with the greatest satisfaction and waiting for the callback from his first gig… 45 years and counting.
January 19, 2016
Omer Leibovitz of Courtesy Tier reveals how the band transformed their rehearsal space with a dorm room blanket and a first gig playing Blind Melon’s “No Rain,” complete with a dancing bee.
December 15, 2015
Marshall Crenshaw reflects on his early years – imitating Elvis at the age of four and playing in a band with high schoolers when he was twelve. He also recalls the early years when he played music through the night and delivered newspapers into the morning.