Alex Duckworth is a tri state born and bred musician. His current project is Terror at Midnight. We sit down to discuss the 1988 album Workers Playtime by Billy Bragg. I was familiar with Billy Bragg but not this particular album. It was a fun chat with a talented guy. As always go listen to the album!!
Veronica Grim is a Ohio born and bred musician. She currently plays solo under her own name. We sit down to discuss a So Cal punk classic from 2004, Sex Love and Rock N Roll by Social Distortion. I'm a long time fan of Social D so it was a lot of fun to sit down and discuss. Stick around at the end of the episode for Veronica's powerhouse version of "Reach for the Sky". And as always, go listen to the record!!
Adam Lee is a Cincinnati based musician. He is currently a solo artist whose most recent album is Sincerely, Me. We sit down to discuss the 1993 album August and Everything After by Counting Crows. A fantastic and emotional record that's over 25 years old and still holds up to this day. Stick around after the interview for Adam's performance of "Raining In Baltimore" from the album. It was a good time with a great guy. As always go listen to the record!!
Lisa Walker is an Indiana born and raised musician. She made a name for herself in the Cincinnati band Wussy as well as her solo project The Magic Words. We sit down to discuss the seminal album The Dark Side of the Moon by Pink Floyd. Since this is such a big record it's a super sized episode. I've been a big fan of Lisa's work for a long time so it was an honor to sit down and chat with her. Stick around at the end of the episode where we discuss the Pink Floyd influence on "Better Days" a song from Wussy's 2016 album Forever Sounds. As always go listen to the record!!
Welcome back to Big Mouth USA!! I've got a whole new batch of episodes for you to enjoy! I've had a nice break and am ready to get back to recording! We've got a new theme song, "Big Mouth USA" by orginally by Jim Ford but repurposed by myself and today's guest, Tim Brown (Lost Coast, Burn Bros) alongside our good friend Jacob Tippey.
Tim's a returning guest and Big Mouth USA All Star. We sit down today to discuss the 1994 album Weezer by Weezer (aka the Blue Album). This was a nostalgic choice for Tim and I as we both grew up with this album in heavy rotation. So strap in for a trip down memory lane as we review an Alternative classic from the early 90s. As always go listen to the record!!
Ari Knight is a Kentucky born and raised music fan. So much so she just so happens to be married to a musician. We sit down to discuss the 1977 album Rumours by Fleetwood Mac. One of the best selling albums of all time and a pop juggernaut that ruled radio airwaves in the late 1970s and can still be heard today. It was a lot of fun to sit down and talk about. As always go listen to the record!!
Lisa Sullivan is an Indiana born but tri state raised photographer. We sit down to discuss the 2017 album Purgatory by Tyler Childers. Lisa has a personal connection to this record having photographed Tyler and his band on multiple occasions. While a relatively new record, this album's depth has struck a chord with a lot of local artists and musicians. This episode was recorded at Arnold's Bar & Grill in downtown Cincinnati. And as always go by the record!!
Danielle Kuntz is an Ohio born and bred musician. Her current project is Moonshine & Wine. We sit down to discuss the 1988 album Nothing's Shocking by Jane's Addiction. This one was a fun one to record. As always go listen to the record!!
Josh Muddiman is an Ohio born and bred musician. His current project is Lost Coast. He is also the host of this very podcast! For this episode he sits down with former guest Tim Brown to discuss the 2001 album Is This It by The Strokes. Stick around after the episode for an acoustic performance of "Is This It" from the album. And as always go listen to the record!!
Steve Hauke is an Ohio born and bred musician. His current projects include Young Heirlooms, Arlo McKinley & the Lonesome Sound, Jeremy Pinnell and his solo project Black Houses.
We sit down to discuss the 2010 album Break Mirrors by Blake Mills. This record seems to mean a lot to Steve in terms of his current musical direction and approach. It was a lot of fun to sit down and chat. Stick around after the interview for his performance of "History of My Life" from the album.
The Young Heirlooms have a new album, The Hammer coming out on Oct 20th they will be releasing at Woodward Theater in Cincinnati, Oh. Tickets available at the website: www.woodwardtheater.com
Below is a link to Steve's solo project, Black Houses:
Here's a collection of some of the guests covers from the first 30 episodes. We've had some great performances so far with many more to come. As always thanks for listening!!
Covers Collection Vol 1
"Jesus Etc" by Josh Eagle
from Episode 1 (Yankee Hotel Foxtrot by Wilco)
"The Dark Don't Hide It" by Ben Knight
from Episode 4 (Trials & Errors by Magnolia Electric Co)
"Golden" by Joshua Howard
from Episode 5 (It Still Moves by My Morning Jacket)
"Born to Run" by Kelly Thomas & Randy Steffen
from Episode 7 (Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen)
"Buckets of Rain" by David Faul
from Episode 13 (Blood On the Tracks by Bob Dylan)
"Camera" by Billy Alletzhauser
from Episode 21 (Reckoning by REM)
"Options" by Sarah Davis
from Episode 23 (Control by Pedro the Lion)
"It's A Wonderful Life" by Casey Campbell
from Episode 25 (Felice Brothers by Felice Brothers)
"Beautiful" by Elaina McCormick
from Episode 26 (Tapestry by Carole King)
Grady Burton is an Ohio born and bred musician. He makes his living playing music so it's a big part of his life. We sit down to discuss the 1987 album Sign O' the Times by Prince. This is the first Prince album we've done on the podcast. Stick around after the interview for a medley of songs from the album. As always go listen to the record!!
One of the questions I always try to ask on the podcast is "What's your first album?". Sometimes they're guide posts to a listeners future and sometimes they're meaningless ephemera from childhood. Here's a compilation of some pasts guests answers to that very question. So, what's your first album?
Alyssa Ryan is an Ohio born and bred music fan. She is also a die hard live music fan. Chances are if you've been to a show in the tri-state area, you've seen her in the audience. We sit down to discuss the 2001 album The Coast Is Never Clear by Beulah. As always go listen to the record!!
Wonky Tonk is an Ohio born and bred musician. She's a rambling sort who has made her home in multiple locals over the years which is reflected in her sound. We sit down to discuss the 2002 album Sharpen Your Teeth by Ugly Casanova. It was a pleasure getting to sit down and discuss this record with her. A one of a kind choice by a one of a kind artist. Hope you enjoy! As always go listen to the record!!
Morrella Raleigh is a Kentucky born and bred music lover. She currently runs the show at the venerable music venue The Southgate House Revival. We sit down to discuss the compilation album Songs the Cramps Taught Us. Morrella has seen them all in her days running The Southgate House Revival so it was really great to get to sit down and pick her brain about a record she really loves. As always go listen to the record!!
William Matheny is a West Virginia born and bred musician. His past projects include Southeast Engine. His current project is William Matheny & the Strange Constellations. We sit down to discuss the 1973 album The Wild, The Innocent & the E Street Shuffle by Bruce Springsteen. William is a great guy to sit down and talk music with as you'll see he is a voracious music fan as well. Stick around after the interview for a fantastic cover of "Used Cars" by The Boss. As always go listen to the record!!
Arlo McKinley (aka Tim Carr) is an Ohio born and bred musician. His previous projects include The Great Depression. His current project is Arlo McKinley & the Lonesome Sound We sit down to discuss the 1998 album The Moon My Saddle by Chamberlain. I've been a huge fan of his work going all the way back to The Great Depression so it was an honor to sit down and chat with him. He was even kind enough to sing on my band Lost Coast's new album Sweet Action (out June 10). Stick around after the interview for his performance of the song "The South Has Spoiled Me" by Chamberlain. As always go listen to the record!!
Daniel Peterson is a Kentucky born and bred musician. His current projects include Krystal Peterson & the Queen City Band and Honey & Houston. We sit down to discuss the 1973 album Head Hunters by Herbie Hancock. This record started off the jazz fusion sound of the 1970s and beyond. It's also a heavily sampled album on a lot of classic hip hop records. We discuss how this album influenced Daniel's drumming beyond just the great rhythms on this album. As always go listen to the record!!
Chris Robinson is an Ohio born and bred musician. His current project is one of this podcasts favorites, the Young Heirlooms*. We sit down to discuss the 2013 album Overgrown by James Blake. I've been a fan of Chris' for awhile so it was fun to sit down and talk music. As always go listen to the record!!
*For other Young Heirlooms episodes check out Episode 11 featuring Kelly Fine and Episode 20 featuring Christopher Alley.
James Funk is an Ohio born and bred musician. He has been a member of such bands as 2 Days Away, Red Beard's Revenge and Burn Brothers (of which I was a member). His current project is Moonshine & Wine. We sit down to discuss the 1993 album Siamese Dream by Smashing Pumpkins. James is one of my oldest musician friends so it was a pleasure to sit down and talk about something we both love. As always go listen to the record!!
Aaron Cordell is an Ohio born and bred musician. His current projects include Calumet, Joe's Truck Stop and No Sorrow. We sit down to discuss the 2009 album Do Wrong Right by The Devil Makes Three. As always go listen to the record!!
Elaina McCormick is an Ohio born and bred musician. In addition to performing as a musician, she also teaches voice and high school band. Elaina and I used to perform together in the band Shoot Out the Lights. We sit down to discuss the 1971 album Tapestry by Carole King, which is one of the best selling albums of all time. As always go listen to the record!!
Casey Campbell is an Alabama born and bred musician. His current projects include Buffalo Wabs & the Price Hill Hustle, his own solo work and The Folk School Coffee Parlor, a coffee house in Ludlow, Ky which hosts live music. We sat down to discuss the 2008 album The Felice Brothers by The Felice Brothers. This record is one of my personal favorites as well. Stick around after the interview for a great performance of "Wonderful Life" off the record. As always go listen to the record!!
This episode marks one year since I started this podcast. I'd like to thank all the guests who have done episodes so far for sitting down and sharing their stories with me. It really means a lot considering the list of talents who have done so. I have a bunch more to come so I'll keep making them if you keep downloading them. Thanks to my wife and son as well for sitting quietly through the recording of these episodes. You guys are the real heroes here. And of course thanks to all of you for downloading. I'm glad to have such a diverse audience for this venture.
Ryan Malott is an Ohio born and bred musician. Ryan is the longtime frontman of 500 Miles to Memphis. We sit down to discuss the 2001 album Lohio by Ass Ponys. Ryan grew up near Ass Ponys frontman Chuck Cleaver so this record holds a special place for him. This album also features the playing of past guests Billy Alletzhauser (Episode 21) and Randy Cheek (Episode 18). As always go listen to the record!!