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The guys welcome DL Rossi to talk about “Plans” from Death Cab For Cutie. Plenty of other discussion including DL’s new album “Lonesome Kind,” The Office & Scranton, getting produced by your brother, the arts scene in Grand Rapids, Van Plating, red state vs. blue state alternative music, economy of words, Raymond Carver, the genius of Ben Gibbard a…
 
Here is your Top 20 Countdown Requests Show, hosted by Matt Mittan and Michele Scheve. This Countdown is based on the weekly total votes by listeners of Buzz Radio Asheville. Original Aired on Sunday 10-17-21, at 1PM. This podcast is presented commercial free and is only available for streaming the week of the original airing and is then removed to…
 
The guys welcome Michael Citro of “Michael’s Record Collection” podcast to talk about Boston’s second album “Don’t Look Back.” Plenty of other discussion including the origin of Michael’s podcast, pod envy, pitfalls of editing, bucket list guests, why Michael chose this album instead of the legendary first Boston album, the legal battle of Epic Rec…
 
The guys welcome Patreon Revisitor Tim McKay to talk about Ray Lamontagne’s “God Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise.” Plenty of other discussion including about cities San Antonio & St. Louis & New York City, Carbon Leaf, you guys covered a Jewel album?, is there anyone who listens to every episode of our podcast, ghosted guests, cattle drives, fryin…
 
Guest co-host Alex Alt from the Sly Dog Music Cast joins Ben to welcome Leah Blevins to talk about “Trouble in Shangri-La” from the legendary Stevie Nicks. Plenty of other discussion including Leah’s excellent record “First Time Feeling,” Paisley Park, discovering Stevie Nicks via the Dixie Chicks, being told by Tom Petty to write your own songs, S…
 
The guys welcome Gabe Dixon to talk about Elton John’s “Tumbleweed Connection.” Plenty of other discussion including why Ben decided to do a SECOND episode about this classic album, the great advice Paul McCartney gave Gabe, singing the high parts for Supertramp songs, playing behind Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks (legends!), the Reno Gang (Wayne …
 
The guys welcome Tim Reed (one of our Patreon Revisitors) and welcome back Caroline Spence to talk about Bruce Springsteen’s classic “Born to Run.” Plenty of other discussion including Tim’s worthy cause “We Rock Cancer” in helping detect skin cancer, Brian Dunne, it’s Jon Landau (not John), Brandon Flowers’ “Nebraska,” sways vs waves, Eddie & The …
 
The guys welcome Ric Robertson to talk about “Nashville Skyline” from Mr. Bob Dylan. Plenty of other discussion including Ric’s new album “Carolina Child,” the Greensboro Grasshoppers, Po Boys and the music scene in New Orleans, Dylan has been punking his audience for over 50 years, Jerry Reed, shouldn’t Johnny Cash make your song better, and who i…
 
Alex Krug Combo: Life is at its very core about exploring. We can remain stagnant and rooted in place, or take a page out the Alex Krug Combo’s playbook and dive headfirst. The thrill of adventure looms ahead of this heart-driven blues-rock band, and with their brand new single, My Best launching September 9, 2021, the Asheville-based players strik…
 
The guys welcome Abigail Dowd to talk about Fiona Apple’s debut album “Tidal.” Plenty of other discussion including Abigail’s new album “Beautiful Day,” getting your house flooded not once but twice, living with in-laws, why we vetoed Abigail’s first record pick, 1998 Grammys, never is a strong word, riveting audio of Wayne clearing out his cache, …
 
Episode 200: Our favorite albums from 1976 The guys celebrate Hall & Oates style (duo style) to celebrate our favorite albums from the US bicentennial/200th year 1976. Plenty of other discussion including discussion of records from Bowie, Blondie, Boston, Bob, Eagles, KISS, Ramones, and more. Find out why Ben has been obsessed with The Allman Broth…
 
The guys welcome Van Plating and repeat revisitor Hannah Harber to discuss “Pieces of You” from Jewel. Plenty of other discussion including juggling family and the creative process, getting jealous about the first song Jewel ever wrote, Steve Poltz, some surprise scores, and find out what song divides the genders. Check out Van Plating at: https://…
 
The guys welcome Mark Bryan (Hootie & The Blowfish) to talk about “Who’s Next” from The Who. Plenty of other discussion including Mark's solo record "Midlife Priceless," Hootiefest, Pete, Keith, Roger, and John, when the new boss is the same as the old boss, what song from this album have The Who never played live, and will CSI & mattress commercia…
 
The guys discuss 1992’s “Wish” from The Cure and celebrate a first for the podcast (and we’re not talking about Ben’s microphone issues). Plenty of other discussion including Dookie and an album Ben has never listened all the way through, did Wayne wear a shirt for the 2nd time on an episode, The Cranes, sequencing decisions, FTEOTDGS, the perfect …
 
The guys welcome Peter Donovan and Zach Jones from The Rose Petals to talk about “Volume I” from The Traveling Wilburys. Plenty of other discussion including the inspirations behind some of the songs on the Rose Petals new album (spoiler alert...Dolly Madison is one), is Volume I all killer and no filler, is there a Springsteen beef, the brilliance…
 
The guys welcome listener Melanie Berg to talk about The Ramones “Road to Ruin.” Plenty of other discussion including Tik Tok and the cranberry juice drinking skateboarder, Tommy moving to engineering, Marky’s 1st record, boredom being one of the top punk themes, telling the difference between Dee Dee and Joey songs, and the song Melanie wants play…
 
The guys welcome Danny Golden to talk about the 1972 classic “Exile on Main Street” from The Rolling Stones. Plenty of other discussion including filming Danny’s video for “Aliens,” things to do in Austin, how the Stones know how to start albums, evading taxes, Linda Ronstadt, Mick Taylor, some listener scores and comments, and Keith is singing on …
 
Just like a Hootie concert, this episode is a party…a party of five. The guys welcome repeat revisitor Jeff Frame, listener Ryan Humbertson, and musician Kasey Andersen to talk about Hootie & The Blowfish’s “Cracked Rear View.” Plenty of other discussion including the music industry in 1994, Toad the Wet Sprocket, playing guitar with Hootie, making…
 
The guys welcome Dan Mills (another Jesse Humphrey referral) to talk about “Father of the Bride” from Vampire Weekend (2019). Plenty of other discussion including playing Carl Perkins, don’t play college chords, Court & Spark & Joni, The Dead, Jenny Lewis, near perfect sequencing, Tommy & Gina are gonna slap Ben silly, and is too much Danielle Haim…
 
The guys welcome Jon Latham to talk about Bruce Springsteen and “Born in the U.S.A.” Plenty of other discussion including Jon’s first word, the Braves, Graham Parker, writer’s block, The Grammys and We Are The World, how we define “Glory Days”, we all have a Bobby Jean, and songs that make us call our dads. Check out The Boss at: https://brucesprin…
 
The guys welcome Strays Don’t Sleep (Neilson Hubbard and repeat revisitor Matthew Ryan) to talk about U2’s “The Unforgettable Fire.” Plenty of other discussion including being defiantly hopeful, what really are sad songs, light & darkness, the evolution of the Edge, the brilliance of Eno & Lanois, and is “Unforgettable Fire” a spiritual record? Che…
 
Ben and guest co-host Eric Miller (Daily Bern & The Pods & Sods Network) welcome Reuben Bidez to talk about George Harrison’s “All Things Must Pass.” Plenty of other discussion including issues with Spotify algorithms, Joe Biden, course correcting guests, The Nashville Dollys, groupies and Apple Scruffs, panty dropping songs, wrestling between ligh…
 
The guys did a livestream! This is the rebroadcast of the event with Ira Elliot of Nada Surf to talk about “London Calling” from The Clash. Plenty of other discussion including The Fixx and Guns N Roses, Florida is a large penis, insider information on making “Let Go,” Adam Schlesinger, Barry Gibb is the coolest guy, the iconic album cover, Montgom…
 
The guys (and frequent guest co-host Jeff Frame) welcome Lydia Luce to talk about The National’s “Trouble Will Find Me.” Plenty of other discussion including Lydia’s latest record “Dark River,” Mt. St. Helens, living in Florida, dealing with anxiety, arranging strings, being big in Belgium, songs that make us cry, being consumed on clicks, and drin…
 
Ben flies solo for Episode 186 to welcome fellow Central Florida podcaster Jason Earle of The Marinade Podcast to talk about 2013’s “Pedestrian Verse” from Frightened Rabbit. Plenty of other discussion including extroverted introverts, getting on the list, winning tickets to see Frightened Rabbit (both of us won), Ben’s proposed podcaster alter ego…
 
The guys welcome Elise Davis to talk about Lucinda Williams’ “World Without Tears.” Plenty of other discussion including recording an album during the pandemic, your 30s, Keith Richards, Lucinda’s grammy nominations, singing about heroin, and Elise's album "Anxious. Happy. Chill." Check out Elise Davis at: http://www.elisedavis.com/ Check out Lucin…
 
The guys welcome Jefferson Angell of Walking Papers to discuss the important album "Nothing's Shocking" from Jane's Addiction. Plenty of other discussion including how to avoid high school expulsion, Randy Rhoads, rock with saxophone, don't bore us...get to the chorus, the world's most powerful force, peeing in the shower, issues with authority, th…
 
The guys welcome Marc Scibilia to talk about Paul Simon and “Graceland.” Plenty of other discussion including Ben’s introduction to Marc thanks to Collective Soul, the Beefer, Brian Fallon, pennywhistle, the 86 and 87 Grammys, Linda Ronstadt, Drakkar, zydeco music, and Paul’s redemption with this monumental album. Check out Marc Scibilia at: https:…
 
The guys welcome Joe Benoit to talk about former guest of the podcast Matthew Sweet and his 1995 record “100% Fun.” Plenty of other discussion including Joe’s latest album “What Kind of World,” the day job of being a math teacher, power pop like The Raspberries & Dwight Twilley & Cheap Trick, what modern rock tracks kept “Sick of Myself” out of #1,…
 
The guys welcome Lindsay Murray (Gretchen’s Wheel) to talk about Nada Surf and “Let Go.” Plenty of other discussion including discovering Nada Surf, Sassy Magazine & Matthew Sweet, Lindsay’s covers album, what we learned from Tim’s Twitter Listening Party, Chris Walla, stream of consciousness, missionaries, and singing in French. Check out Gretchen…
 
The guys welcome Donnie Vie (from Enuff Z’Nuff) to talk about The Beatles classic “Rubber Soul.” Plenty of other discussion including white fish with cysts, let’s wear jeans instead of being glam, Donnie answers some listener and fan questions, sleeping in bathtubs, Anne Murray, the 1967 Grammys, John is the worst tambourine player in the Beatles, …
 
The guys welcome Aaron Tap (Betty Goo, Frank Shirts, Matt Nathanson) to talk about the 1986 debut from Throwing Muses. Plenty of other discussion including AC/DC, growing up in the Boston area, Stray Cats, selling vinyl, 4AD record label, the genius of Tanya Donnelly and Kristin Hersh, and Aaron answers questions from Matt Nathanson fans. Sugar is …
 
The guys welcome Jesse Humphrey of Carbon Leaf and the “After the Gig” podcast & Grayson Foster to talk about John Mayer Trio’s “Try.” Plenty of other discussion including getting married in a pandemic, what we’ve been watching on the streamings, how long should you hold a grudge, the Jesse Humphrey referral trail, transition albums, Spin Doctors, …
 
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