Ben Fields brings in his favorite artists, entertainers, and friends for a to-the-point conversation about what makes them tick. Recorded in his wood-shop-turned-studio, Ben gets straight to business providing his listeners a window into his guests' lives and minds.
Rusty comes back to the shop to spill the beans on Blank News' pandemic survival while giving a sneak preview into this year's Second Bell Festival. Rusty also brings some good news about SOS podcast.
It would be impossible, nay, irresponsible, to try to tell the history of Knoxville's music scene without mentioning the name Todd Steed. As a Knoxville native, Todd has, at the very least, closely witnessed Knoxville's musical growth over the past 40 years; but he has also been a crucial and active participant in that growth in a big way. Todd and Ben cover some ground on Todd's musical past, while also hitting heavily on the impact of public schools and universities on nurturing students in the arts. Check out Smokin' Dave and the Premo Dopes new album, "Historic Knoxville High", on Spotify.
After spending the better part of a decade working for Shell Oil in the Middle East, Matt relocated from Dubai to Montana to start his company Visitor.us. While able to read, speak, and write in Arabic, Matt's problematic experiences traveling abroad in Iraq, India and Europe inspired him to start Visitor.us. Visitor.us helps foreign nationals solve the problems associated with relocating to, and traveling within the United States as non-citizens. This episode was recorded in, and dispatched from Big Sky, Montana.
Ben Hubbard has spent his career creating some of the most disruptive and outlandish marketing campaigns for brands all over America. It's no mystery to Mr. Hubbard that the chip on his shoulder that pushes him is not about to go away. Ben Hubbard recounts what it's like to be a teenage parent of interracial children in rural Appalachia, and how the remnant voices of the naysayers still drive his creative output today.
After founding multiple bands in Tennessee, Jonathan Keeney went on the road as a member of The War and Treaty, The Black Lillies, and Lee Ann Womack's band. Jonathan stopped by the shop to give a window on his past tours and his post Covid music plans.
Kelsi Walker's music is a service to it's listener. After starting her career entertaining large crowds of listeners in a faith based environment, Kelsi started writing music for her. It wasn't an easy transition, but Kelsi has found her voice, and created music that invites listeners to get as involved as they want to. Kelsi and Ben dig into the intangible qualities that make her music and performances resonate equally with couch listeners and showgoers alike.
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