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"There are only two people in art that matter: There's the creative individual and the person experiencing it. And everything else is an artificial filter. This is a way for me to speak directly to you -- people who enjoy whatever it is that I do -- without any filters whatsoever." This program features creative people sharing informal conversations, tall tales and vague recollections from backstage and beyond.

"There are only two people in art that matter: There's the creative individual and the person experiencing it. And everything else is an artificial filter. This is a way for me to speak directly to you -- people who enjoy whatever it is that I do -- without any filters whatsoever." This program features creative people sharing informal conversations, tall tales and vague recollections from backstage and beyond.
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Location:

East Nashville, TN

Description:

"There are only two people in art that matter: There's the creative individual and the person experiencing it. And everything else is an artificial filter. This is a way for me to speak directly to you -- people who enjoy whatever it is that I do -- without any filters whatsoever." This program features creative people sharing informal conversations, tall tales and vague recollections from backstage and beyond.

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@OtisGibbs

Language:

English


Episodes

Episode 156: A Painting From John Mellencamp

10/10/2017
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Dean Metcalf talks about the painting John Mellencamp gave to the Bob and Tom Show and the strange story surrounding it.

Duration: 00:22:17


Episode 155: The Legend Of Rocky Hill

9/5/2017
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John Lomax tells the story of a Texas guitar legend who blew every opportunity and burned every bridge.

Duration: 00:30:52


Episode 154: The Houston Folklore Society

8/14/2017
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John Lomax II talks about how his father influenced Guy Clark, Lightnin Hopkins, Townes Van Zandt, Mance Lipscomp, and a lot of other young artists in Houston.

Duration: 00:34:53


Episode 153: Reggie Young’s Memories Of Recording With Elvis

7/24/2017
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Reggie Young talks a bout playing guitar on Elvis Presley’s legendary recordings at American Sound Studios in Memphis. These sessions produced Suspicious Minds, In The Ghetto, Kentucky Rain and other all time Elvis classics.

Duration: 00:28:11


Episode 152: George Harrison’s Gift To Badfinger

7/19/2017
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Chris McKinney tells the story of how one guitar helped define the sound of The Beatles and Badfinger. Chris is the curator of the Jim Irsay Guitar Collection.

Duration: 00:28:18


Episode 151: REM Invades West Virginia

7/6/2017
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Larry Groce talks about the time the biggest band in the world came to Charleston, West Virginia to play Mountain Stage.

Duration: 00:24:25


Episode 150: Otis’ State Of The Union Address

6/21/2017
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Otis talks about the history of the show and his plans moving forward.

Duration: 00:32:05


Episode 149: Jason Molina Stories

5/12/2017
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Ben Swanson is part owner of Secretly Group (Secretly Canadian/Jagjaguwar). Listen in as he shares stories about his friend, Jason Molina.

Duration: 00:30:08


Episode 148: Ray Wylie Hubbard’s Life Well Lived

4/12/2017
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Ray Wylie Hubbard shares stories about whore dog gigs, unscrupulous promoters, Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Freddie King and a ton more.

Duration: 00:29:24


Episode 147: Slaid Cleaves And The Importance Of Mentors

3/31/2017
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Slaid Cleaves pays tribute to Don Walser, Fred Eaglesmith, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Gurf Morlix for taking the time to teach him a few lessons along the way.

Duration: 00:27:55


Episode 146: Johnny Cash’s First Interview

3/24/2017
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Aaron Allan talks about being the first person to interview Johnny Cash while working as a disc jockey in San Antonio in the 1950s.

Duration: 00:21:10


Episode 145: Bill Monroe At The Station Inn

3/7/2017
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Mike Bub shares stories about Bill Monroe hanging and playing at Nashville’s Bluegrass Mecca, The Station Inn.

Duration: 00:27:53


Episode 144: Guy Clark’s Favorite T-Shirt

1/27/2017
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Shawn Camp shares stories about his friendship with the great Guy Clark.

Duration: 00:31:43


Episode 143: Kenny Vaughan Remembers Merle Haggard

1/16/2017
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Kenny Vaughan shares stories about being around one of the all time great artists, Merle Haggard.

Duration: 00:28:51


Episode 142: Mount Renraw

1/13/2017
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Otis tell stories and shares a preview of his new album, Mount Renraw.

Duration: 00:23:06


Episode 141: He Stopped Loving Her Today

12/28/2016
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Legendary recording engineer, Lou Bradley talks about recording George Jones’ all time classic, He Stopped Loving Her Today.

Duration: 00:25:38


Episode 140: Behind Closed Doors

12/6/2016
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Legendary engineer, Lou Bradley shares memories of recording Charlie Rich’s classic album, Behind Closed Doors. Lou shares stories about Charlie Rich, Billy Sherrill, Pig Robbins and everyone else involved in making this all time classic album.

Duration: 00:37:08


Episode 139: The Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home

11/5/2016
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Barry Mazor tells the story of Jimmie Rodgers’ final days, his heroic final recording session and his last train ride.

Duration: 00:32:44


Episode 138: Billy Bragg Tells The Story Of Skiffle

10/5/2016
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Billy Bragg explains how Skiffle made the British Invasion possible.

Duration: 00:43:27


Episode 137: The Innovations Of Ralph Peer

9/2/2016
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Barry Mazor is the author of Ralph Peer And The Making Of Popular Roots Music and he’s sharing stories about how Ralph Peer changed the music business.
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