Interviews

  • Thumbnail for Episode 865: Jesse Dayton’s Badass Interview, Part 1

    Episode 865: Jesse Dayton’s Badass Interview, Part 1

    We check in with listener favorite Jesse Dayton, an outlaw country musician from Austin TX. We talk about meditation, his birthday livestream show on Facebook (8 pm ET Wed. May 27), his Gimme Country radio show, the Rolling Stones, Little Richard and a night out with Lemmy.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 812: Interview – Aspen Jacobsen

    Episode 812: Interview – Aspen Jacobsen

    For listener Keith Jacobsen’s patron episode, he invites his 15-year-old niece, Aspen Jacobsen, to join the Skype conversation. Aspen is a singer-songwriter from Michigan whose latest album, “Love Each Other Right,” was produced by Dominic John Davis, long-time bassist for Jack White.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 789: Interview – Heather Valley

    Episode 789: Interview – Heather Valley

    It’s a very special patron episode! Listener Scott Parks set up an interview with singer-songwriter Heather Valley of Hamilton, Ontario.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 714: Interview – Kid Brother, Part 2

    Episode 714: Interview – Kid Brother, Part 2

    Part 2 of our interview with indie band Kid Brother, from the Wilson Tiki Bar. In this installment, they talk about finding an audience in the world of streaming, developing a “cult” of fans in Virginia and writing a song in tribute to the “big sister.”

  • Thumbnail for Episode 713: Interview – Kid Brother, Part 1

    Episode 713: Interview – Kid Brother, Part 1

    From the Wilson Tiki Bar … we interview up-and-coming Virginia indie band Kid Brother. They talk about stage wear, their album “Baltimore Street Rat” and the importance of eclectic musical tastes.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 710: Interview – Jesse Dayton, Part 2

    Episode 710: Interview – Jesse Dayton, Part 2

    In part 2 of our interview with roots rocker Jesse Dayton, we talk about his social-justice song “Charlottesville,” his movie work with Rob Zombie and his radio show on Gimme Country.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 709: Interview – Jesse Dayton, Part 1

    Episode 709: Interview – Jesse Dayton, Part 1

    We interviewed roots rocker Jesse Dayton backstage at City Winery in Washington DC. In this part of the interview, we talk about Jesse’s latest album of covers, “Mixtape Volume 1,” and his past work with Waylon Jennings and Johnny Cash.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 703: Interview – Maggie Rose

    Episode 703: Interview – Maggie Rose

    Patrick interviewed soulful singer-songwriter Maggie Rose while at Bourbon and Beyond Festival in Louisville KY. This is an artist you need to know.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 674: Interview – Toledo Music Legend Steven J. Athanas, Part 2

    Episode 674: Interview – Toledo Music Legend Steven J. Athanas, Part 2

    Part 2 of Jim’s interview with Steven J. Athanas of Toledo OH. Steven J. talks about what makes for a successful wedding band, plus his solo albums and other side projects, including acoustic acts the Coosters and Chinese Purple. And as a visual artist, he made a mobile celebrating Captain Beefheart.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 673: Interview – Toledo Music Legend Steven J. Athanas, Part 1

    Episode 673: Interview – Toledo Music Legend Steven J. Athanas, Part 1

    Jim travels to his hometown of Toledo OH and sits down with Steven J. Athanas, the city’s dean of local music. Steven J. talks about his career arc, from new wave bands The Best, Wet Shavers and Loved By Millions to the Toledo’s biggest cover band, the Homewreckers. It’s a musical journey that you could probably equate artists in just about any American city. Plus, you get to hear Jim’s high school homecoming story and Steven J.’s encounter with Jerry Lee Lewis.