Interviews

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1217: The Cocker Spaniels – Interview

    Episode 1217: The Cocker Spaniels – Interview

    We talk with Sean Padilla, who records as the Cocker Spaniels. His music spans many genres: folk-rock, power-pop, funk, grunge, dub, goth, punk, shoegaze, R&B or black metal, depending on the song. His latest album is “The Cocker Spaniels Are Alive and So Are You.” Joining in the conversation is Scott Parks, a patron of the pod who set up this interview.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1214: Robert Ellis Orrall – Interview, Part 2

    Episode 1214: Robert Ellis Orrall – Interview, Part 2

    Part 2 of our interview with Robert Ellis Orrall. In this episode, he talks about writing hit songs for other artists, the role he played in the early success of Taylor Swift, working with Leon Russell and more.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1213: Robert Ellis Orrall – Interview, Part 1

    Episode 1213: Robert Ellis Orrall – Interview, Part 1

    We talk with one of the coolest guys in music you will ever meet. Robert Ellis Orrall is an accomplished recording artist and songwriter, but later in life he founded noted indie label Infinity Cat. So he has worked in the center of the music industry and also at the fringes. He just released his latest solo album, “467 Surf and Gun Club,” a sort of concept album about the good times at the “Cathouse.”

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1194: Apollo 66 – Interview

    Episode 1194: Apollo 66 – Interview

    In anticipation of Suburbs Fest, we talk with the members of Apollo 66: Travis Hodges, Alex Morse and Shawn Henderson. The punkabilly band will play Night Two, Oct. 2, at American Legion Post 41 in Silver Spring MD.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1174: Radio DJ Mike Marrone – Interview

    Episode 1174: Radio DJ Mike Marrone – Interview

    We talk with Mike Marrone, former DJ and program director for The Loft channel on satellite radio. Mike now hosts “From the Basement with Mike Marrone” on Mixcloud. Check out mikemarrone.com for more info. (Thanks to Keith Jacobsen, a patron of the pod, for setting up this interview.)

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1121: Interview – J. Schnitt

    Episode 1121: Interview – J. Schnitt

    Get to know the awesome singer-songwriter J. Schnitt.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1095: Dash Rip Rock’s Bill Davis – Interview

    Episode 1095: Dash Rip Rock’s Bill Davis – Interview

    We talk with Bill Davis of Dash Rip Rock about the band’s new single, a cover of “Everybody Knows This is Nowhere.” It’s from upcoming album “Cherchez La Femme.” We also discuss other topics, like 4/20, swamp pop and a gold-flecked Billycaster.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1065: Town Meeting – Interview

    Episode 1065: Town Meeting – Interview

    We talk with Luke and Russ Condon of Boston band Town Meeting. The brothers also host a Neil Young podcast called “Long May You Young.” Thanks to Scott Parks, a patron of the pod, for setting up this interview.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1064: Black Crowes’ Steve Gorman – Interview

    Episode 1064: Black Crowes’ Steve Gorman – Interview

    We talk with Steve Gorman, former drummer for the Black Crowes and author of the memoir “Hard to Handle: The Life and Death of the Black Crowes.” Mike Wagner, a patron of the pod, set up the interview and joins the conversation.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1046: Drive-By Truckers – Interview, Part 2

    Episode 1046: Drive-By Truckers – Interview, Part 2

    Part 2 of our interview with Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers. They talk about life during the pandemic and their relationship with Jason Isbell, among other topics. With special guest co-host Mike Snider, a patron of the pod.