Singer-songwriter Kenny Roby recalls the childhood composition that his siblings still sing to him and his first gigs (opening for Corrosion of Confirmity and Suicidal Tendencies).
Marc Perlman and Gary Louris of the Jayhawks chat about terrible eating habits on the road and recall their first gigs.
Singer-songwriter Peter Himmelman talks about the tortoise and the duck in his rehearsal space and recalls the lesson that he learned at his first gig.
Acclaimed songwriter and musician Sarah Siskind talks about coffee shop gigs, “Mr Mystery”, and writing for film and television.
Samantha Crain recalls the drum machine that accompanied her on her first gig and the time that someone put pepper in the tour van radiator.
Influential guitarist Dex Romweber recalls his first gig and a day job that was like working on a pirate ship.
Austin-based singer-songwriter Arkansas Dave talks about a tour van called “Stormtrooper” and reveals why he’s called “Swamp Thang”
Will Hoge talks about renting a rehearsal space from Todd Snider and why music is like the old roller coasters at Opryland.
Prolific folk singer John McCutcheon talks about the dustbin of his writing archive and recalls playing a union gig when he was a teenager
Renowned musician and songwriter Mac McAnally talks about an early gig at the family laundromat and the day job that inspired a song.