Ep. 7: Lauren Strange | The Pretty Killers

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Lauren Strange is an accomplished singer-songwriter who lives in Nashville. Her earlier music was more country, but she’s spent years honing her evolving craft. While she continues to perfect her own music, she decided to release an impeccable cover of one of the best songs from the nineties.

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Ep. 5: Samantha Hunt

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Samantha Hunt is a very successful author: she won the Bard Fiction Prize, was part of the National Book Foundation’s 5 Under 35 award, and was a finalist for the Orange Prize. After receiving critical acclaim for her first two novels, The Seas (2004) and The Invention of Everything Else (2008), she returned with one of the best books published in 2016: Mr. Splitfoot. Continue reading “Ep. 5: Samantha Hunt”

Ep. 3: Joel Marquard | Gospel Claws + Dear and the Headlights

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Joel Marquard is one of my favorite musicians. He was an original guitarist in Dear and the Headlights – one of the best bands to ever break out of Phoenix – and he is the mastermind behind so many more projects: Gospel Claws (not a gospel band), the Through and Through Gospel Review (a gospel band), Samuel L Cool J, and Spiritual Warfare.

I have been a super fan of his since I was in high school and was lucky enough to get to know him throughout the years. His bands have produced some of my favorite musical memories and I wanted to get to know more about what drove him to make some of the best pop songs I’ve heard.

You can listen to and purchase Spiritual Warfare music here.

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Ep. 2: Tony Smith (Teem, ex-Sleeper Agent)

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It was a pleasure to talk to Tony Smith, the former guitarist/vocalist of Sleeper Agent. The alt-rock band from Bowling Green, Kent. released two albums. It was during the peak of the first album when I first met the band at DeLuna Fest in Pensacola, Fla. before interviewing them a few months later in Chicago as they opened for Cage the Elephant for a New Year’s Eve bash.

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