Artists Talking Shop's Blog – October 2011 Archive (4)

The Pear Traps, dreamy 'Midwesticana'

Interview w/ Nathan, bassist of THE PEAR TRAPS

1.0 – How did the band come together? 

Bryant had written a number of songs before moving to Chicago and went to craigslist to find some bandmates. Within two months we were regularly playing in Billy’s basement, drinking, booking shows and recording.


2.0 – Did…

Added by Artists Talking Shop on October 31, 2011 at 5:00am — No Comments

Dan Baird, go like hell

1.0 - How is the European tour going so far, having fun?

Well, i’m back at the shack right now, but i’ll be over there again in 3 weeks. confusing, but yeah, we’re having fun.

2.0 – Any chance of running into Dixie Beauderant over there?


3.0 – Do you have a philosophy when it comes to the stage?

Yes I do. Bring it absolutely as hard as you can…


Added by Artists Talking Shop on October 25, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Jon Drake & The Shakes, Chi-town stirring

1.0 - What songs or artists did you really connect with as a kid? 

Jim (Drake) and I rocked out to David Bowie “Diamond Dogs”, Dire Straits “Tunnel of Love”, Queen “Bicycle Race”, Bruce Springsteen “I’m on Fire”, The Waterboys’ “Room to Roam” (the whole album) and our beloved The Might Be Giants’ “Flood” in its entirety.  That Waterboysrecord really struck a chord in me and is actually the inspiration behind that ad I put on craigslist when I set out to…


Added by Artists Talking Shop on October 9, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Bill Wyman, the Rhythm King

1.0 – How did Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings come together originally?

As a simple continuation of the bandWillie & The Poor Boys I put together in 1985


2.0 – What can fans look forward to on the UK tourstarting October 17th?

New songs of the same variety as ever –…


Added by Artists Talking Shop on October 6, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

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