Side Tracks with Rusty Pate

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Age Nowhere is a relatively young band. Formed in Dayton, Ohio in 2017, the Americana-leaning quintet has been far from complacent. They are set to release their debut album “Airport Sounds” on March 23, and already have the makings for a follo
  Don Thrasher’s status on the Dayton, Ohio rock scene is unquestioned. He’s been making and writing about music for decades now. However, it might surprise people to know that Thrasher has an intense love for hip hop. The bulk of the episode i
  I’m not waiting for Dec. 31 to make a New Year’s resolution. I’m vowing to put one of these “shows” up every week for the foreseeable future. Put it on the board – commitment = made. I kick things off this week by recommending a few podcasts.
Well, well, well… look who’s back. After a long hiatus, Side Tracks is back in your eardrums with a brand spanking new episode. This special Thanksgiving edition is chock full of goodness. If you need a break from your family and all the Trump
In 2017, Rolling Stone magazine celebrated its 50th anniversary. To commemorate the occasion, many tributes took place. Two of the most exhaustive were the documentary “Rolling Stone: Stories from the Edge,” directed by Alex Gibney, and “Sticky
As this little show continues to Little-Engine-That-Could its way up the Podcast Mountain, I’ve started to look at how I can make things better. That means it’s time to start experimenting. I have some big plans for 2019, but I felt like episod
If I never get to do another podcast episode, this is the one I would want to go out on. Neal Casal has always had a restless musical spirit. He has released a string of acclaimed solo albums. He played with Ryan Adams & the Cardinals for a str
Ethan Miller’s band Howlin’ Rain has been making incredibly soulful psychedelic music since forming in 2004. Their latest album “The Alligator Bride” has been described by NPR as “Howlin’ Rain in full-on Crazy Horse mode.” We talk about the new
Kent Montgomery is the lead guitarist for the Dayton, Ohio band The New Old Fashioned. Their latest release “Small Town, Midwest, USA” is the band’s first full-length effort in three years. We talk about the new record, hear the Montgomery penn
Sam Moss is a singer/songwriter/guitarist from the Boston area. Growing up in Connecticut, he began playing violin at an early age. He eventually found his way to guitar and began composing hauntingly introspective songs. His latest release is
It’s not really fair to lump Michigan Rattlers into the world of country music. While elements of that genre are certainly present, it’s more by association that through intent. Beneath the harmonies and great stories lies a folksy sensibility
Joe Anderl is the front man for the band The 1984 Draft. They have been making music in Dayton, Ohio since 2013. Their latest release “Makes Good Choices” features some of the strongest songs the band has ever released. Joe talks about the new
Billy Swayne is the leader of the Neo American Pioneers. That group is preparing to release their sophomore album “Beginning to Unfold.” Billy stopped by to talk about the new album, his approach to songwriting and we focus on the 2008 debut al
In his triumphant return to the show, Travis Talbert has a lot to say about Eric Clapton. Talbert is the lead guitarist for Frontier Folk Nebraska, and we talk about their latest EP “Foolish Frank.” He also lets us in on the band’s upcoming ful
Charlie Jackson and the Heartland Railway released their debut effort in March of 2018. After years of self-recording solo efforts, Jackson hooked up with Brad Bowling, Denny Cottle and Ricky Terrell for a more fleshed out sound. He was kind en
Tim Pritchard has been making music for a long time. In 2005, his band Flyaway Minion released “Fair Travels.” He released a solo album in 2012 titled “It Shall be Revealed” before forming The Boxcar Suite. The band released their latest record
After a long break, the podcast is back!!! This week, I go at it alone and talk about the 1998 release from Bob Dylan “Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Live 1966.” I also talk about a few concerts I’ve been to recently and my Record Store Day purchases.
Travis Talbert has been the lead guitar player for Frontier Folk Nebraska for more than a decade. He also has released the album “Louisville via Boston” with his project Mavis Guitar. He tells us about FFN’s 2017 release “WARPIG” (2:19) and tal
My series of pods focusing on music that matters to me comes to a triumphant conclusion with a Leon Russell monologue. After a recent purchase of the documentary “A Poem is a Naked Person,” I felt like this was the most natural way to wrap up t
On this edition of “Side Tracks with Rusty Pate,” I talk about “Tommy” by The Who. Rather than focusing on the 1969 album version, I look at the 1975 soundtrack for the Ken Russell film. I talk about the strange and disjointed story (15:00) the
This week I dive into one of my favorite albums of all time – The Black Crowes “The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion.” The early 1990s were a strange time. The American festival scene began to take it’s baby steps with the first Lollapalo
This week, I’m rolling solo. For the next few weeks, I will be in full monologue mode discussing the albums that shaped my love for music. First off is Kiss “Alive II” from 1977. This was the first album that I picked out on my own and my first
Izzy Rock has been a podcast host since 2012, first on his own “Tales from the Hardside” and later as a co-host and producer of “The Gem City Podcast.” His “Storytellers” pods are an incredible resource for the vibrant Dayton, Ohio music scene.
This episode features the triumphant return of Don Thrasher. Thrasher has written about music in Dayton, Ohio since the early 1990s. He has also played drums for influential bands like Swearing at Motorists and Guided by Voices. He currently ma
For episode seven, David Payne joins the show. The front man for The New Old-Fashioned has a lot going on at the moment. Preliminary work has begun on that band’s next release, but Payne has kept busy in the meantime. An impromptu home demo rec
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