Meet Michael Oakley, one of the genre’s leaders on the UK scene, which is really where the action is anyway. Michael is as cool and down-to-earth as he is talented, and that is truly saying a lot.
Dante White from Oozelles is with us today. This is a fun one. We talk about the band’s debut record, Dante’s love for books during the pandemic, the band’s interesting array of deeply underground influences and their never-ending quest to finally not just learn, but master “Louie Louie.”
Record Store Day is an interesting topic. Some love it and some choose to pass. Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, it is undeniable that the vinyl resurgence and the emergence of Record Store Day walk hand-in-hand.
Benny Benack is a third generation Jazz-head. His grandfather and father (both also named Benny) were a couple of “OG’s” from the long-standing, and criminally-underrated Pittsburg Jazz scene.
For as long as I’ve been alive, Fingers has been with WBAB, longer actually. I’ve never known the station without him. Many a long drives and afternoons stuck in traffic have been made that much more bearable with the help of Fingers and his Rock sets.
When you think of guitar, which artists do you think of? I suppose it’s all a matter of opinion, really. That said, Jerry Douglas is one of the top players out there today, and has been for 40 some odd years.
In the world of album deign, there aren’t many who have accomplished what Spender Drate and his partner Judith Salavetz have. Over 40 plus years, this legendary duo have designed albums for the likes of The Ramones, U2, Bon Jovi and Talking Heads.
It’s not often I get the chance to talk with the entire band, so I am happy to have Brandon Teskey, Bruce Jensen, Alyssa Swartz and Chris Tex all with us today. We talk about how the band is making out during the pandemic, songwriting, the blues and more.
When Andrew and I started Vinyl Writer, one of the first things I said to him was, “You gotta interview The Dave Kellan Band. They’re awesome.” I’m thrilled to finally have the chance to show the world just how awesome this band is!
Lia Ices has been spending the pandemic much like the rest of us have, trying to make sense of it all and working to get by. I think she’s done a pretty solid job of that, seeing as she has a wonderful new album out called “Family Album.”