Have you ever been excited to discover a great new band for the first time during their live show? Well, that’s what happens to many people who cross paths with Chris Wilson and Planet Earth! With all the foot stompin’, hand clappin’, and those feel-good tunes, you’re sure to fall in love. Here’s an interview with this up-and-coming band, recorded during the Madison stop of their tour.
Who: Chris Wilson and Joe Cardillo; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach What: Chris and Joe talk about their history, traveling, music choices, and puka shells. Where: Murfie HQ, Madison, WI When: Tuesday, March 12th, 2013 How: Recorded by Kayla Liederbach File:mp3 version
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The David Mayfield Parade is making quite a stir in the music scene. With over 200 shows a year, a die-hard fan base, and support from renowned bands like The Avett Brothers, only good things are to come for this rootsy Americana band.
Who:David Mayfield; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach What: David chats about traveling, the new album, Paul Simon, and booze. Where: Murfie HQ, Madison, WI When: Wednesday, February 27th, 2013 How: Recorded by Kayla Liederbach File:mp3 version
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Some bands really have that “timeless sound”— and Harmonious Wail is one of those bands. With some essentials like a mandolin, bass, and a cardboard box, this group knows how to create the jazziest gypsy grooves one can imagine. This is an interview with Sims (mandolin) and Maggie (vocals, box) Delaney-Potthoff, recorded in a disc warehouse room right in the heart of Murfie.
Who:Harmonious Wail; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach What: Sims and Maggie chat about Gypsy Jazz, inspirations, favorites, and scissors. Where: Murfie HQ, Madison, WI When: Friday, February 1st, 2013 How: Recorded by Kayla Liederbach File:mp3 version
Bleeding Rainbow has just one request: Don’t ask about their band name! Focus on their sound. They’ve been described as “Psychedelic Shoepunk Post-gaze,” if that makes it any clearer. In this interview, band member and singer, Sarah, discusses the evolution of Bleeding Rainbow from a 2 to 4-piece, the current trend of super-strung-together-genre-classifications, and yes, their band name.
Who:Bleeding Rainbow; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach What: Sarah gives insight on the music scene that can only come from a real insider Where: Murfie HQ, Madison, WI When: Friday, January 18th, 2013 How: Recorded by Kayla Liederbach File:mp3 version
They play a ”multi-faceted blend of reggae and Americana that varies greatly on its exterior layers but only atop the organic rhythms of reggae music.” At least that’s what the band’s facebook pagesays. Let’s see what the band mates of The Simpkin Project say in person.
Who: Shawn Taylor and Phil Simpkin; interviewed by Kayla Liederbach What: The guys of The Simpkin Project talk about roots reggae and the new directions it can take Where: Murfie HQ, Madison, WI When: Friday, December 14, 2012 How: Recorded by Kayla Liederbach File:WAV version