Piedmont Artist Profiles
About This Show
A weekly podcast with some of North Carolina's most interesting, and obscure artists. From local bands to blacksmith's we will explore what makes these artists tick. What drives them to pursue their art? What influences brought them to this point? Where do they see themselves, and the NC art scene in the future? This personal show will bring out all that the area has to offer, as well as help cross-promote local artists. The goal is to help the scene grow into a vibrant community. The show's format will vary, but most will be an interview style show. Recorded either in our studio or theirs, we intend to paint a portrait of the artists through their own words.
Most Recent Episode
PAP EP9 Shakedown2017
Shake down festival 2017…. I only had a few days to get ready for this and come up with a plan. Let me first say that Fred and his team did a great job organizing the event and setting up the bands. So….This is a new format for a show, and I really like how it turned out….so I hope to bring a few more of these to you before the season is over. I mean….I’m chilling under an easy-up talking to people while great music is happening behind me all weekend. I had the hammock up……anyway, I’ll put in the show notes where each interview begins so you can fast forward to hear them, but I think you’ll enjoy the way I’ve strung them together. Shoney Lamar from The Lady Comes First 4:50 First up was half of the duo The Lady Comes First. Unfortunately Adrienne was sick, so Shoney Lamar went on for a scrabbled together solo set of originals and covers. Shoney's body of work is really incredible in its own right, but as a duo TLCF is just such a powerful performance to watch. Their unlikely harmonies and the journeys they both take musically and vocally leaves me wanting more every time. So if you haven't checked them out, for sure go check out their website for some eye opening genre splitting stuff. I got to catch up with shoney for my first interview of the day..... Lovely Budz 15:55 The Lovely Budz are a local reggae/dub band, that I would compare, at least to me, they are cut from a similar cloth as such national acts as The Expendables and The Dirty Heads....but there is something more there. As such a young band, I am really looking forward to where these guys go on this journey. The rythms laid down by drummer Kody Farris and Bassist Clifton Bundick are complemented by the spot on vocals and guitar of lead singer Tyler Vickery. They have a catalog of several originals, which they played, and they wend on to do a pretty unique rendition of Bad Fish that, for this cat who saw sublime live..... was better than sublime played it. sacrilegious I know, but I'm a huge sublime fan.......they just weren't that great live. Sorry..... But these cats are spot on with their timing and instrumentation. Not just with that one cover, but with all of their song