Low Cut Connie is an American rock and roll band based in Philadelphia, United States, which was formed in 2010. The band has been recognized by various media in the US for their records and high-energy live show, of which the Los Angeles Weekly said "Their ferocious live show...is unmatched in all of rock right now.” Frontman, pianist, songwriter Adam Weiner has been described by NPR music as “masterfully fluent in the foundational languages of Western pop, living at the crossroads where the church house meets the roadhouse, or where the Dew Drop Inn meets CBGB.” Essentially a solo project for Weiner, the band is known for appearing on Barack Obama’s list of favorite songs, and their association with Elton John who has called the band one of his favorites.
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0:00:00 Low Cut Connie Intro
0:00:50 Blues Count-in!
0:01:00 Profanities... he-he
0:01:30 Keeping is clean for NPR
0:02:00 Elton John,Bruce Springsteen, and Barack Obama love Low Cut Connie
0:03:00 Having an appreciation for working hard for success
0:04:20 Moving to New York to make it in music
0:05:30 Adam making the switch from sideman to artist
0:07:00 Nomad making the switch from sideman to artist
0:07:45 Adam on that one time when he made an album in secret
0:09:30 Getting serious about the music industry
0:10:00 Adam moving to Philadelphia
0:10:30 Adam getting boo'd off stage
0:11:45 Training with hostile audiences
0:13:45 The Shadow Boys album
0:14:30 Adam's favorite book of Prince's daily logs recording Purple Rain (1983-1984)
0:16:00 Finish what you start!
0:18:00 A day in the life of Adam
0:18:50 Mazel Tov M***********s!
0:19:30 Wanna be successful? Get up early!
0:20:00 The Low Cut Connie team
0:20:30 Strategy and being ahead of the curve
0:21:30 Adam's practice regiment
0:24:00 Elton John story
0:25:00 Bon Jovi and Tony Bennett story
0:26:00 How do you find time for yourself?
0:27:50 Low Cut Connie on Seth Myers
0:28:00 Modeling after Mick Jagger, Tina Turner, Little Richard
0:30:50 Do what you feel, don't try to please people
0:31:30 Adam's quarantine activities
0:32:00 Tough Cookies live stream show
0:36:20 Adam's podcast
0:36:50 Patty Jackson Philadelphia Radio DJ – WDAS
0:38:00 How to be a broadcaster during sensitive times
0:39:00 Interviewing Beyonce's dad, Matthew Knowles
0:40:30 Sam Cooke story
0:41:00 Black culture is the root of American music.
0:41:50 We need to have difficult social conversations in order for music to flourish
0:42:30 Woman are the future of Rock n Roll
0:43:50 What's Low Cut Connie up to in 2021?
0:44:20 10th anniversary vinyl release of "Get Out The Lotion" album
0:44:50 Performance residency at the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame
0:45:00 Sold out "Private Lives" album
0:46:00 Words of wisdom for new artists
0:46:30 Time to face reality!
0:46:50 Beyonce's early days
0:49:00 Dolly Parton, Paul McCartney, Babyface, and Bruce Springsteen
0:50:30 Being an artist is a blessing and a curse
0:52:00 SXSW Kat Graham and Adam story
0:54:00 Rapid fire!