Episode 14: Talking guitar with Travis Talbert

Travis Talbert has been the lead guitar player for Frontier Folk Nebraska for more than a decade. He also has released the album “Louisville via Boston” with his project Mavis Guitar. He tells us about FFN’s 2017 release “WARPIG” (2:19) and talks about going into the studio for some 2018 releases (4:26).

We tackle the wide lens issue of guitar players. Talbert talks about his personal history with the instrument (9:14), how he discovered Stevie Ray Vaughn (19:40) and how that led him to the world of Albert King, Freddie King and so many other blues greats (25:26).

As always, a special thanks to Frontier Folk Nebraska for use of their track “Cut You Loose” off their “WARPIG” EP.

Episode 3: Talking Brian Eno with Don Thrasher

Don Thrasher stops by for the first edition of a new segment dubbed “From the Used Bin,” where we find some underappreciated artists or works and discuss why they deserve more attention. This episode focuses on Brian Eno’s four mid-1970s vocal albums.

Don talks about when he discovered these Eno albums (1:34) and gives a brief overview of what makes Eno such a unique figure in music history. We briefly talk about Smug Brothers latest album “Disco Maroon“(7:03). The deep dives into the Eno albums kicks off with “Another Green World” (10:35), followed by “Here Come The Warm Jets” (16:51) “Taking Tiger Mountain (By Strategy)” (27:01) and finally touching on some of Eno’s producing credits and “Before and After Science” (35:24).

These four Eno albums are also being re-released on 180 gram vinyl remastered for half-speed 45 RPM playback. For more info, click here.

As always, thanks to Frontier Folk Nebraska for use of their track “Cut You Loose” as the theme music from their 2017 EP “WARPIG

Episode 1: Talking comedy with Chef Ja

On this inaugural episode of “Side Tracks with Rusty Pate,”  Jason Mosley (Chef Ja) joins in to discuss two stand up comedy specials: Hasan Minaj’s “Homecoming King” (1:30) and Tom Segura’s “Mostly Stories” (15:30). We also talk about some new movie trailers: “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” (26:40), “Logan Lucky” (32:40).

Theme music is “Cut You Loose” by Frontier Folk Nebraska. The track is from the band’s 2017 EP “WARPIG.” Please support this great rock and roll band!!!