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Welcome to Conversations on Cub Creek. A podcast from the hollows along Cub Creek, west of Nashville, TN. Good conversation with smart, passionate, interesting people. And great music, some good beer, and some good food. Thanks for spending your time with us in the creek. Enjoy!

Conversations On Cub Creek Mark Elliott

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

Welcome to Conversations on Cub Creek. A podcast from the hollows along Cub Creek, west of Nashville, TN. Good conversation with smart, passionate, interesting people. And great music, some good beer, and some good food. Thanks for spending your time with us in the creek. Enjoy!

    Episode 4: Johnny Neel

    Episode 4: Johnny Neel

    Tonight, I sit down with southern rock and blues legend Johnny Neel. Johnny is probably best known as a member of the Allman Brothers.

    He is an exceptional piano and organ player, and his distinctive, blues-tinged voice can be heard on everything from the Allmans to Disney.

    He is a fellow Creeker, living just down the road from me. We talked history, music, politics, health, and the spirituality of delivering a song.

    I think you’re going to enjoy this next hour with the one-of-a-kind, Johnny Neel. Let’s get started.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 3: Climbing to a New Life

    Episode 3: Climbing to a New Life

    Tonight’s episode, “Climbing to a New Life,” features the husband and wife team of Drew & Sarah Hulsey. They are a newly married couple but share an obsession beyond one for each other. They have a climbing gym in their garage and an old van they converted for camping, named Phannie the Vanny. They have an influential Instagram account all about rock climbing and a growing podcast focused on the outdoors. Their journey into the climbing and outdoor world is unique; one-part weight loss, one-part wilderness passion, and one-part fierce advocacy for body positivity and changing the narrative about what an outdoor person should look like. I think you’ll be inspired by this conversation. So let’s get started.

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Episode 2 – Part 2: The Impact of Uruguay and Cuba on Two Master Musicians

    Episode 2 – Part 2: The Impact of Uruguay and Cuba on Two Master Musicians

    EPISODE 2–PART 2

    The Impact of Uruguay and Cuba on Two Master Musicians.

    Welcome to Episode 2, The Impact of Uruguay, and Cuba on Two Master Musicians.



    In part two, we hear all about Ron de la Vega teaching Eddie Van Halen to play the Cello. We talk South American, Cuban and American politics and a “musician’s place” in speaking out. We hear about who inspired these two virtuosic musicians and get their advice for young, up-and-coming players. We also hear a lot more live music from pianist Enrique de Boni and bassist and cellist, Ron de la Vega.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Episode 2 – Part 1: The Impact of Uruguay and Cuba on Two Master Musicians

    Episode 2 – Part 1: The Impact of Uruguay and Cuba on Two Master Musicians

    EPISODE 2 – PART 1- The Impact of Uruguay and Cuba on Two Master Musicians.

    Welcome to Episode 2, The Impact of Uruguay and Cuba on Two Master Musicians.

    In this episode, we talk about the influence of the blues, jazz, and early pop music coming out of Uruguay and Cuba, and its impact on my guests. Tonight, I’m joined by two virtuosic musicians, jazz pianist Enrique De Boni and cellist and bassist, Ron de la Vega.

    Enrique grew up in the famous Hot Club of Mont de Video, Uruguay. And starting in the mid-sixties, he traveled the world playing blues and jazz clubs and festivals. Enrique was taken underwing of the famous American jazz pianist, Hampton Hawes, becoming fast friends and sharing many musical experiences. He’s opened for Miles Davis and was probably the last piano player to play with legendary bassist, Jaco Pastorius.

    Ron de la Vega, born to a Cuban father and an American mother from Alabama, has played cello and bass in big bands and orchestras like Dave Brubeck, Benny Goodman, and Mannheim Steamroller. He’s played live and recorded with a ton of artists from Los Angeles to Nashville, including The Crickets, Jerry Lee Lewis, Albert Lee, Eddie Van Halen, Waylon Jennings, Jerry Reed, Brenda Lee, and Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra. I’m gonna’ stop there because if I read his complete list, we’d run out of time to talk.

    I promise you that I did my best to make this episode a single hour. But I failed miserably. So, once again, I have separated this episode into two one-hour parts. I had two master musicians hanging out talking about their extraordinary lives and jamming together. I didn’t want the night to end. And you won’t either.

    So, let’s get the conversation started.

     

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 1 – Part 2: The Racial Divide

    Episode 1 – Part 2: The Racial Divide

    Welcome to Part 2 of the inaugural episode, The Racial Divide.

    If you haven’t already, I encourage you to go back and listen to part 1, where you’ll hear an introduction to our guests tonight and gain some perspective on our topic at hand. You can also check out the show notes on our podcast Facebook page.

    Of note: since the taping of the second part of episode 1, there have been 3 additional, high-profile police shootings and killings of black men; one in Georgia, one in Louisiana, and the other in Wisconsin. Kenosha, Wisconsin has been filled with tear gas and mostly peaceful protestors until Tuesday night, when 17-year-old vigilante gunman, Kyle Rittenhouse, opened fire on a crowd of peaceful protestors, killing 2 and wounding another. For more perspective on part 2 of this conversation, please click on, and listen to part 1 first.

    Let’s get started. We’re going pick up right where we left off, talking about police brutality.

     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Racial Divide - Part 1

    The Racial Divide - Part 1

    Welcome to the inaugural episode of Conversations on Cub Creek. I can think of no other conversation to start with, than the one all of America is having right now, the racial divide, Black Lives Matter, police brutality, individual accountability, and civic duty.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Xxxftyghue ,

Great!

Amazing podcast with thought provoking dialogue discussing current issues. All members were spot on in their assessment of the racial divide. The host does a remarkable job in keeping the conversation flowing while adding objective mediation. Look forward to future episodes!

Bootsye26 ,

Great conversation

Great conversation and I enjoyed the perspectives from the different generations represented.
The father and son sounded like phenomenal men- must have a great wife/mother at home!

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