Thursday, September 23, 2021

Musical Artist Interviews

Artown is on (with a few adjustments) 

Representatives from Artown, Reno’s month-long summer arts festival, announced detailed event plans this week. For festival regulars, some things will be just like you...

Punk family album

As an awkward 14-year-old hovering around the edges of Reno’s punk and hardcore music scene in 2006, I have some memories of chaotic nights...

New Saturday night stream offers a smorgasbord of art & music

Pandemic or not, when was the last time you went out on a Saturday night in Reno and saw multiple musicians perform, learned about...

A refuge and avenue called punk

Opinion Some teenage identities are born of a disillusionment with the suburban landscape found outside of many cities across this country.  When a person recognizes...

Marching on

Teagan Serink will turn 17 this weekend, and her days revolve around music. As a junior at Damonte Ranch High School, she’s currently taking...

Musician Interview Archive

Roger Blevins

Roger Blevins, front-man for the Austin-based band Mingo Fishtrap, tells me about the band’s new album, On Time, and how he was introduced to gospel music … funky, soulful words and music produced for KVMR radio, July, 2014 …

JD McPherson

Brian Bahouth chats with rocker JD McPherson … a jumping mix of words and music … June, 2014 …

Greg Gonzalez

Greg Gonzalez is bass player and founding member of the powerhouse Latin funk band Brownout. Brian Bahouth spoke with Gonzalez recently about the band’s upcoming Black Sabbath tribute album – Brown Sabbath. This mix of words and music was produced for KVMR radio, May, 2014 … have a listen …
Bill Frisell

Guitarist Bill Frisell and Brian Bahouth chat about his popularity in Europe, love of John Lennon songs and more … this mix of words and music produced for KVMR radio, April, 2014 …

Patterson Hood

Patterson Hood is co-founder of the alt-country rock band the Drive-by Truckers, and in this illustrated interview he tells me about the band’s 12th album and the origins of its songs … the LP is titled English Oceans. This rocking mix of words and music produced for KVMR radio, April, 2014 …

Ben Kaufmann

Ben Kaufmann, bass player and singer for the Yonder Mountain String Band, talks about his roots and the band’s latest EP, YMSB EP 13. A funky mix of words and music produced for KVMR radio, March, 2014.

Reverend Horton Heat

Jim Heath, a.k.a. the Reverend Horton Heat, and I chat about his latest LP, REV. This rocking mix of words and music produced for KVMR radio, March, 2014.

Tom Hamilton

Founder of American Babies Tom Hamilton shoots from the hip in this conversation about his forthcoming acoustic EP, Stark and Red, March 2014.

Tommy Castro

Blues, Soul and Funk artist Tommy Castro chats with Brian Bahouth about his latest album recorded with his band the Painkillers, The Devil You Know, March, 2014.

Ursula Knudsen

Singer and musical saw player Ursula Knudson discusses her role in the Fishtank Ensemble and also offers a tour of their album Women in Sin … this report is a rollicking mix of words and music produced for KVMR radio, February, 2014.

Clementine

Drummer and founding member of the all-female Led Zeppelin tribute band Zepparella chats with Brian Bahouth … a rocking mix of words and music produced for KVMR radio, March 2014.

Karl Denson

Multi-instrumentalist and arranger Karl Denson gives us a behind the scenes tour of the latest LP from Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, New Ammo. This danceable mix of music and words was produced for KVMR radio, January, 2014 … dig it …!

Nicky Mehta

Brian Bahouth chats with co-founder of the dynamic folk trio, the Wallin’ Jennys about their most recent recording, Bright Morning Stars, and more … a mix of words and music produced for KVMR radio, January, 2015.

Dave Alvin

Dave Alvin tells Brian Bahouth about his latest recording, Eleven Eleven, and more … a mix of words and music produced for KVMR radio, December, 2013.

“Trombone Shorty”

Troy Andrews, also known as “Trombone Shorty,” tells Brian Bahouth about his roots in the New Orleans brass community and the unique style of, “Super-Funk Rock,” he and his band “Orleans Avenue” display on their latest recording, “Say This to Say That” … this danceable mix of music and words was produced for KVMR radio, November, 2013.

Graham Nash

Brian Bahouth chats with two-time rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Graham Nash about his earliest musical influences, stardom, walking onto the stage at Woodstock, artistic ambition, civic activism, the origins of his most popular songs, and more. A mix of words and music produced for KVMR radio, November, 2013.

Tom Russell

Troubadour, artist, and iconoclast Tom Russell tells Brian Bahouth about his latest album, a live recording made with the Norwegian Wind Ensemble titled Aztec Jazz. He also talks about his 2011 album “Mesabi” and some of his classic anthems as well … this mix of words and music produced for KVMR radio, October, 2013.

Roger McGuinn

Roger McGuinn tells Brian Bahouth about his early days learning instruments and songs at the Old Town School of Music in Chicago, the formation of the Byrds, his very cool Folk Den project, and more … this mix of words and music was produced for KVMR radio, September, 2013.

Charlie Baty

Brian Bahouth spoke with the former leader of Little Charlie and the Nightcats about his recent collaboration with harmonica player Mark Hummel and Texas guitar genius Anson Funderburg and more … a jumpin’ mix of words and music produced for KVMR radio … dig it, September 2013.

Dr. John

John “Mac” Rebennack, also known as Dr. John, tells Brian Bahouth how his father’s record store inspired his interest in music. They also discuss key aspects of the Dr.’s vast and deep opus of work … a mix of words and music produced for KVMR radio, September, 2013.

James Harman

Brian Bahouth chats with bluesman James Harman about his fifty plus years on stage … a mix of words and music produced for KVMR radio, September, 2013.

Steve Adams – ALO

Animal Liberation Orchestra bass player and singer Steve Adams tells Brian Bahouth about his band’s creative process and their latest album. This piece is a mix of words and music produced for KVMR radio, July, 2013.

Eilen Jewell

In this interview singer/songwriter Eilen Jewell discusses her latest album, Queen of the Minor Key, with Brian Bahouth, Jun, 2013.

Antsy McClain

Brian Bahouth chats with Antsy McClain, of Antsy McClain and the Trailer Park Troubadours fame, about his artistic philosophy and latest recording, Living the Dream … a cool mix of words and music … June, 2013.

Three Leg Torso

Co-founding members of the band 3 Leg Torso, Béla Balogh and Courtney Von Drehle, tell Brian Bahouth about their diverse musical influences and their latest album, Animals and Cannibals. A mix of words and music, June, 2013.

Eric Stern

Brian Bahouth spoke with operatic tenor, accordionist and founder of the Vagabond Opera Eric Stern about his Neo-Cabaret ensemble and their latest recording, “Sing for Your Lives.” A fun mix of words and music, June, 2013.

Patty Larkin

Brian Bahouth spoke with singer/songwriter Patty Larkin about the role of literature in her music and her latest album “25.” This illustrated interview is a thoughtful mix of words and music, May, 2013.

Marcia Ball

I spoke with blues woman Marcia Ball about her early career and her latest recording – words and music, May, 2013.

Rhiannon Giddens

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens tells us about the string band tradition and her work with the Carolina Chocolate Drops … an informative and fun mix of words and music, May, 2013.

Commander Cody

George Frayne, a.k.a. Commander Cody, tells us about the origins of his smash hit “Hot Rod Lincoln” and other deep secrets in this lively mix of words and music, April, 2013.

Tony Furtado

In this illustrated interview I chat with sculptor and musician Tony Furtado about his latest album Live at Mississippi Studios – a cool mix of words and music, April, 2013.

Dan Hicks

In this interview I chat with legendary singer-songwriter Dan Hicks about his time in the psychedelic rock band the Charlatans and his decades long career playing with his “Hot Licks” band – an informative mix of words and music. Produced for KVMR radio, April, 2013.

Oliver Mtukudzi

In this illustrated interview I chat with Zimbabwean superstar Oliver Mtukudzi about his latest album – an informative and fun mix of music and words, March, 2013.

Grant-Lee Phillips

Singer-songwriter Grant-Lee Phillips and I take a tour of his latest album, Walking in the Green Corn … music and words. Produced for KVMR radio, March, 2013.

Joe Pug

In this interview I chat with singer-songwriter Joe Pug about his art and philosophy – a mix of words and music. This piece was produced for KVMR radio Nevada City, California, March, 2013.

Bill Champlin

Bill Champlin is a two-time Grammy Award winning songwriter and singer. His musical career spans nearly five decades, and some estimates put Champlin’s distinctive voice on more than 700 popular recordings. In addition to an ongoing relationship with his band The Sons of Champlin and a stint in the legendary group Chicago, Champlin has worked with Barbara Streisand, Donna Summer, George Benson and many many more, and if you remember the television show In The Heat of the Night, Champlin sang the theme song. In this interview we take a brief musical tour of Bill Champlin’s career, a thoughtful mix of words and relevant music, February, 2013.

Joe Ely

Altcountry legend Joe Ely talks about his time with The Flatlanders and also discusses his vocal part in the Clash song Should I Stay or Should I Go and his unlikely but fruitful relationship with the British rockers. And then there’s the story of how he became a serious song writer when he picked up a now famous troubadour hitchhiking – a tasteful mix of words and music makes this piece a short nineteen minutes. Produced for KVMR radio, February, 2013.

David Lindley

Artist and multi-instrumentalist David Lindley is well known for his many years as featured accompanist with Jackson Browne. Lindley is also a cherished studio musician and has recorded with Rod Stewart, Bob Dylan, Linda Ronstadt, Crosby and Nash, Warren Zevon and numerous others. During the 1960s, he was a member of the psychedelic world folk band, Kaleidoscope, and across decades, cross-cultural innovation remains the trade mark of his music, a diverse body of work that defies categorization. In his unique electro-acoustic style, Lindley incorporates an incredible array of stringed instruments including but not limited to Kona and Weissenborn Hawaiian lap steel guitar, Turkish saz and chumbus, Middle Eastern oud, and Irish bouzouki. This illustrated interview was produced for KVMR radio and combines words and a tour of David Lindley’s rich musical legacy, February, 2013.

Oliver Wood

Brian Bahouth spoke with one half of the Wood Brothers, Oliver Wood, about the unique mixture of styles and influences he and his brother Chris bring to their band. Produced for KVMR radio, January, 2013.

David Bromberg

Brian Bahouth spoke with musician and violin expert David Bromberg about his twenty-two year hiatus from playing music and his decision to return to the stage and recording studio. Plus, we also learn the identity of the woman who inspired his iconic stripper song, Sharon, January, 2013.

Mark Wenner

In this interview Brian Bahouth chats with blues harmonica virtuoso Mark Wenner. Wenner has been the front man for the iconic DC based blues band The Nighthawks for forty years, and in this conversation he candidly discusses the demands of making a living as an artist, October, 2012.