The Alabama Take
Elliott McPherson - The Dexateens
Blaine Duncan co-hosts as we interview Elliott McPherson from The Dexateens. Topics include the influence of The QuadraJets, trivia about the Neil Armstrong music video, SweetDog's rules for the band, the worst show they ever played, his Rattlr project, the unreleased Dexateens album called Struggler, and Cornelius Chapel Records. Stick around until the end for the debut of a new Dexateens song called "Apocalypse Man".
This week, Carl Prather and I go all in on SEC Football, Tennessee Titans, Dallas Cowboys, and the San Francisco 49ers. Other topics include minor league baseball team names in Huntsville, Alabama, the Atlanta Braves, and pro wrestling. TheAlabamaTake.com https://www.facebook.com/TheAlabamaTake/ Twitter and Instagram : @thealabamatake
Ben Tanner - Single Lock Records/Alabama Shakes
I sat down with Ben Tanner to discuss his record label, Single Lock Records, as well as how he came to be a member of Alabama Shakes. We also talked about cutting his engineering teeth at FAME in Muscle Shoals, recording albums for Doc Dailey, The Bear, Dylan Leblanc, The Pollies, Belle Adair, and many others. Other topics include - appearing on Saturday Night Live TWICE and performing with Prince at Paisley...
Sweet Dog - AKA Craig Pickering
This episode is louder than your mother. Blaine Duncan runs most of this episode with his old buddy and Tuscaloosa legend, Sweet Dog. We find out where his nickname comes from, how he became the Midnight Mayor, and hear his thoughts and rules about being in a rock and roll band. Topics include early Dexateens stories, Egans, the Chukker, Quadrajets, and how he got a job working for Fat Possum Records. TheAlabamaTake.com https://www.facebook.com/TheAlabamaTake/ Twitter and Instagram :...
Todd Farrell - Benchmarks
Todd Farrell is the singer/guitar player for Benchmarks. Growing up in Atlanta is a big influence in Todd's life, so we talk about the Atlanta Braves quite a bit in this episode. We also talk about the upcoming Benchmarks record and his stint with Two Cow Garage.
Caleb Johnson - Author of Treeborne
Caleb Johnson is the author of Treeborne, his first novel. In this episode, Head Alabama Take writer Blaine Duncan joins Corey Hannah to interview Caleb. Find out if there are Easter eggs in the book and, more importantly, find out how important sweets are in Caleb's life. Hear about the origins (and hiatus) of the The Alabama Take as well as finding out where the phrase "Done Up Real Good"...
Tom Blankenship - My Morning Jacket
Tom Blankenship is one of the founding members of My Morning Jacket. In this episode, we talk about "The Waterfall" as well as what happened with the Muppet Electric Mayhem project from several years ago. He also played bass on the newest Great Peacock album (singer Andrew Nelson previously appeared on the podcast). We also cover topics such as outrageous record prices, Blockbuster Video, comic books, and Marvel Avengers Infinity War. Find out what Tom thinks is Done Up Real Good as...
Reed Watson is the drummer for Belle Adair as well as John Paul White. Reed is also the label manager for Single Lock Records in Florence, Alabama. NOTE: This episode was recorded in the Fall of 2017 before the new Belle Adair album was released and before the Crimson Tide won another National Championship. I almost deleted the conversation about football, but it was too fun so I left it in...
Andrew Nelson - Great Peacock
Andrew Nelson, of Great Peacock, is a Nashville-based singer/songwriter. Great Peacock just released their new album, Gran Pavo Real, on Rope-A-Dope Records. In this episode, we cover everything from how the band got started to posting about politics on Facebook in the current political climate. And we also created a new drink! Give it a listen to find out more about it. TheAlabamaTake.com https://www.facebook.com/TheAlabamaTake/ Twitter and Instagram : @thealabamatake
John Paul White
John Paul White is a Grammy-winning artist that calls Florence, Alabama home. In this episode, we lament the deaths of Tom Petty & Prince as well as cover all sorts of ground about his background growing up in the Muscle Shoals music scene. He talks about learning how to make a name for yourself in the shadows of the great musicians from the area and how he learned from them in the process. If you've ever wondered how a boy who is originally from Loretto, TN became a die-hard Detroit...
Bonus! Marvel Avengers Infinity War
A bonus episode already? Whatever! Corey wanted to talk to Blaine Duncan (head writer/wrangler at The Alabama Take) and his wife Jaimee Hannah about the newest installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So we did just that. Give it a listen and you'll hear all of our thoughts about the movie as well as the first official installment of "Done Up Real Good". TheAlabamaTake.com https://www.facebook.com/TheAlabamaTake/ Twitter and Instagram : @thealabamatake
Jay Burgess - The Pollies
Jay Burgess is a singer/songwriter and frontman of The Pollies from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Jay got his start in a band called Sons of Roswell and toured the Southeastern U.S. before forming The Pollies. They have released 2 albums so far, "Where the Lies Begin" on This Is American Music and "Not Here" on Single Lock Records. The Pollies have also backed Browan Lollar on an EP as well as the late Chris Porter and currently serve as the backing band for Dylan Leblanc. On this episode,...
Louisa Amber Murray - The Bear
On our first episode, we're talking to Louisa Amber Murray from The Bear. From their artist page on SingleLock.com: BIO THE BEAR IS THE BRAINCHILD OF HUSBAND AND WIFE SINGER/SONGWRITERS LOUISA MURRAY AND NATHAN PITTS. Based in the Shoals area of North Alabama, the couple began The Bear as a duo, but gradually added an ensemble of multi-instrumentalists. Kyle Minckler, Ben Stedman, Daniel Stoddard, and Ben Tanner accompany Murray and Pitts, rotating on drums, upright and electric...