Swamp Dogg talks about how he earned a 1955 Crown Victoria and sings the first song that he wrote.
Chuck Prophet recalls getting stranding in a broken down tour van and talks about his appreciation of old school McDonald’s apple pies.
Amy Alvey (fiddle, guitar) and Mark Kilianski (guitar, banjo) of Golden Shoals talk about their custom tour van and the time they turned a street corner rehearsal into a profitable busking outing.
Billy Bright of Wood & Wire talks about an elephant’s birthday party and the ancient traveling techniques of the early minstrels and cowboys
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.