Getting side tracked…

“Side Tracks with Rusty Pate” dives into the used bin of history. Sometimes, I rant and ramble by myself. Other times, I have guests to discuss topics that deserve a little more attention or love. We talk about music, movies, comedy, video games or anything really.


Podcast Episodes

Episode 19: Talking The War on Drugs with Billy Swayne

Billy Swayne is the leader of the Neo American Pioneers. That group is preparing to release their sophomore album “Beginning to Unfold.” Billy stopped by to talk about the new album, his approach to songwriting and we focus on the 2008 debut album from The War on Drugs titled “Wagonwheel Blues,” which is celebrating its …


Rusty Pate has written about music for the past 10 years. After going back to college in his mid 30s, he earned a degree in journalism from the University of Cincinnati. He has worked as a freelancer covering high school athletics, as well as writing feature-length music articles. Some highlights include interviewing John Oates (Hall & Oates), Rich Robinson (The Black Crowes), Derek Trucks (Tedeschi Trucks Band), Jason Isbell and Larry LaLonde (Primus).

When not spending time with his amazingly beautiful wife, Amber Lea, Rusty also loves craft beer, video games and watching films and high-quality television.