Thanks For Giving A Damn
Today is kind of a big day for me in my tiny piece of the world. A year ago, I promised myself I’d do something positive. I’d create a show that features some of my favorite musicians telling road stories, tall tales and anecdotes. No music and no one plugging their new record. Just lighthearted talk where the host (me) shuts up and stays out of the way. I had no idea what I was doing, but I dove in head first and taught myself along the way. I loved the idea of speaking directly to the people who dig whatever it is I do and the podcast medium provided that. I also loved that I didn’t need to have permission from someone else to do this. I could simply put it out there and the show would sink or swim on its own merits. I’m happy to say it’s been more successful than I ever imagined. I promised myself that I’d make one episode a week for 50 weeks and stick to that schedule no matter what. I somehow managed to keep that promise to myself. Please forgive me for patting myself on the back, but we all need it every now and then.
My guests have been: Ray Wylie Hubbard, Gretchen Peters, Phil Kaufman, Jon Dee Graham, Kim Richey, Ian Hunter, Chuck Mead, Mary Gauthier, Hayes Carll, Slaid Cleaves, Richard Dobson, Jimmy LaFave, Sam Baker, Tim Jones, Bob Olhsson, Adam Carroll, Brian Henneman, Dan Baird, Marshall Crenshaw, John Strohm, Kevin Gordon, Lydia Loveless, Mojo Nixon, Martie Maguire, Gurf Morlix, Susan Cowsill, Chris Shiflett, Billy Bragg, Nan Warshaw, Dustin Welch, Tommy Womack, Todd Snider, Chip Taylor, Cory Branan, Matthew Ryan, Tim Carroll, Darden Smith, Rod Picott, Ramsey Midwood, Thomm Jutz, Tim O’Brien, Tim Easton, Peter Cooper, Austin Lucas and Delbert McClinton.
Thanks for giving a damn,