Nearly three years ago, we packed our traps, cleared the windshield of wildfire residue, abandoned our trusty old avocado tree and beat it east to Baltimore. In that time, if I had a nickel for every time a new student, client, neighbor or friend demanded to know “Why in hell did you do that?” well, I wouldn’t be rich, but I’d have at least a pair of cargo shorts full of nickels.
They say the grass is greener and all that, and the saying couldn’t be more true in our case. We seem to have landed in a verdant land full of rich musical lifeforms of the most welcoming nature. And if you can tell me who is more fun to talk to than musicians—well, don’t even try because you’ll come up short every time.
I’ve been in this racket pretty much my entire life and much of that has been down time between gigs, on the bus, waiting in airports, talking shit in the coffee area while a tech is doing an autopsy on the vintage console—you get the idea. Musicians, being entertainers at heart, love to talk. We have ideas, opinions, studio lore, you name it, we’ll talk about it. And being competitive, we’re constantly going for the topper, the best story of the day—”Hey man, remember the time that singer showed up with a pet monkey and a case of Cheese Whiz?”,
The Baltimore Underground Radio Podcast is the perfect place to listen in as if you are on the bus, in the control room or hanging in the parking lot after the gig. I’m going to do my best to provide you with great stories and solid information from some of the most talented and interesting characters in the Baltimore music scene. I hope you enjoy listening to our conversations as much as we enjoy recording them.