It’s a very special patron episode! Listener Scott Parks set up an interview with singer-songwriter Heather Valley of Hamilton, Ontario.
Drummer and Friend of Suburbs Pod Bobby Padavick offers this tribute to Rush’s Neil Peart, who died of brain cancer on Jan. 7, 2020 at age 67.
We laughed, we cried, we rocked. 2019 was an EPIC year for the pod. Relive the memories with us with this list of the most legendary episodes of the year.
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.
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.
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.
We crash a book signing event by Robert Dean Lurie, author of “Begin the Begin: R.E.M.’s Early Years.” Robert reads a passage from the biography, then answers some of our questions.
Record producer Andy Zax has compiled the comprehensive collection of Woodstock music – all 32 acts, 432 tracks, 36 hours of music on 38 CDs. We sat down with Andy to talk about this massive project.