114 – Tin Horn Prayer – The “final” interview, Tin Horn Prayer talk about the origins of the band, the passing of Mike Herrera & Camden Trendler & recording the Love Under Will EP

TIN HORN PRAYER. Over the course of several beers at Cerebral Brewing, Tin Horn Prayer members Andy Thomas, Eric Epling, Scooter James, Ethan Steenson, Dan Gilbert get together one more time to tell the stories of Tin Horn Prayer’s journeys; the untimely passing of members Mike Herrera & Camden Trendler and joining forces once again to record the final Tin Horn Prayer EP, Love Under Will

This episode is brought to you by Ratio Beerworks & The Leechpit Thift Store!

Music included in this week’s episode are the tracks, “All Good Wayfaring Sons,” & “Once More” from Love Under Will Ep; as well as the “Tin Horn Prayer” cell phone demo by Dan Gilbert.

You can download the episode from Itunes at: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mostly-harmless-with-dammit/id439812373

 

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72 – THE WHITE BUFFALO interview! Jake Smith talks about having songs on Sons Of Anarchy, Good & Evil, and his newest record Shadows, Greys & Evil Ways

Jake Smith aka The White Buffalo

Jake Smith aka The White Buffalo holds Damian up long enough to take this photo.

This week’s interview is THE WHITE BUFFALO himself, Jake Smith! We find Jake Smith in the wild of Denver, Colorado while on tour with Chuck Ragan and Johnny Two Bags. We venture downstairs into the Greenroom of the Gothic Theatre and discuss musical origins, having his songs on SONS OF ANARCHY,  his musical origins, books & reading, Good & Evil in Storytelling & Songwriting,  and the themes behind Buffalo’s newest record: Shadows, Greys, & Evil Ways. All of this and more in today’s audio adventure!

NEXT WEEK: KEITH MORRIS from OFF!, BLACK FLAG & CIRCLE JERKS!

This episode features “The Whistler” and “Joey White”  from the 2013’s  Shadows, Greys, & Evil Ways.

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http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mostly-harmless-with-dammit/id439812373

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71 – CHUCK RAGAN Returns! Interview about Fishing, writing songs and building the Camaraderie of Till Midnight

Taking silly selfies with Chuck Ragan at 2am in Denver.

TILL MIDNIGHT... Or Later! Taking silly selfies with Chuck Ragan at 2am in Denver.

This week’s interview is with CHUCK RAGAN! Do you need to know any more? Chuck was the first guest on Mostly Harmless waaaaay back in December of 2011. He helped kick this little show off. Now he’s back, I’m better at doing interviews and away we go folks. We join Chuck in his tour bus at the Gothic Theater in Denver, Colorado. We chat about fishing, music and the parallels between them both. There is talk about where songs come fron and we also find time to talk about Chuck Ragan’s new record, and building the family of the Camaraderie. All of this and more in today’s Audio Adventure.

Check back next week for THE WHITE BUFFALO!

Check out Chuck’s first Mostly Harmless appearance at: (It’s the first episode so it’s kind of super rough, but Chuck says some amazing things.) http://mostlyharmlesspodcast.com/episode-one-with-chuck-ragan-of-hot-water-music/

This episode features “Wake With You” and “Something May Catch Fire”  from the 2014’s Till Midnight.

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67 – NORTHCOTE interview! Matt Goud joins us in Denver to talk about adventures with Dave Hause, Leaving Canada, Origin stories and more!

Northcote's Matt Goud and Dammit Damian. Red Bearded brothers for life.

Northcote’s Matt Goud and Dammit Damian. Red Bearded brothers for life.

This week’s interview is Matt Goud aka NORTHCOTE, soon to be your new favorite singer songwriter. We join Matt while in the middle of tour with Dave Hause of the Loved Ones at a packed show at the Marquis Theater in Denver, Colorado. We chat with Matt about his new found life on the road, Adventures with Dave Hause, fanfare from his idols, his small town Canadian origins and MORE!

This episode features “Hope The Good Things Never Die” & “Speak Freely” from the 2013 self-titled album, Northcote. Out now in the US on Black Numbers.

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41 – Possessed By Paul James talks his early upbringing, teaching, and how music is just a hobby for him.

Konrad Wert of Possessed By Paul James!

Damian and Konrad Wert of Possessed By Paul James, are goofy bastards!

In 2011, I found myself touring with Drag The River and Austin Lucas. We worked our way across the midwest and down south to the almighty South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas. I don’t recall much about our first night in Austin, as many adult beverages were consumed throughout the day, to cool off from the Texas heat. What I do remember is a one man machine taking the stage and closing out the night. That man was Konrad Wert, otherwise known as Possessed By Paul James.

A few weeks later, I was fortunate enough to have booked Konrad as the support act for CHUCK RAGAN, of Hot Water Music fame; in the best show I have ever hosted as a music promoter. That show was what influenced me to leave the Triple Nickel for the larger pond of managing The Black Sheep. As assistant Manager of The Black Sheep, I found myself with much less responsibilities than my previous job as promoter of the Nickel. In my boredom this podcast was born. It all goes full circle!

Konrad returned to the Triple Nickel just days ago, on Thursday July 11th. He was kind enough to sit down and talk with me in the moments before he took the stage. I had been fascinated with his early upbringing in the Menonite Church, and we talked heavily about his strict upbringing and what kind of influences it made on his person. We also talked his career choice to become a elementary school teacher, his early memories of music and the importance of family! We could have talked all night long, if we wanted! Konrad took the stage and gave us all a show to be remember! (You can download an MP3 of the show in the links below!)
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34 – Dave Hause of The Loved Ones joins us from The Revival Tour to talk about having his father’s name, how traveling with Kid Dynamite influenced his musical career and more!

Damian farted and Dave Hause of The Loved Ones fame, is calling him on it. This fabulous photo is by the great jenny o.

Damian farted and Dave Hause of The Loved Ones fame, is calling him on it. This fabulous photo is by the great jenny o.

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I’ll never forget the day that The Loved Ones came blasting out of my tiny little computer speakers and knocked me across the room. My roommate, then a computer programer for a Department of Defense subcontractor came home to tell me he spent the entire day surfing Myspace and discovered a little band with members of Kid Dynamite. He knew I’d like it, but he was wrong. I loved it.

Over the years I’ve followed Dave Hause career from The Loved Ones frontman, to his humble start as a Punk Rock Singer Songwriter. While I’ve loved his output and his career, it was Dave and his  longtime cohort Colin McGinniss talk of their  hilarious tales and antics from their years as roadies of seminal Punk/Hardcore outfit Kid Dynamite in the Four Years One Gulp DVD that ignited my man-crush for Hause.

Finally my years of patience paid off handsomely as Hause  rolled into Denver as a part of this year’s Revival Tour, playing nightly with the  the country’s best singer songwriters of the punk rock variety.

We sat in the Revival Tour bus and discussed him having his father’s name and the weight that carries. We talked his early church career and how those early days factored into his current songwriting career. We also talked of his days with Kid Dynamite, Sick of It All and The Bouncing Souls and how that helped him become the musician he is today. We talked about carpentry and oh so much more in today’s podcast!

 

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Top 10 of 2012 plus Mostly Harmless Podcast Mixtape!

Before I get started here, I’m not a music reviewer. There is a reason I stick mostly to interviews. I’m not really good at explaining the WHY of why I like something. My passions come from a more gut sense of things. Below I’ll try to put into words why I liked these ten records of 2012. Hopefully I convey some idea of why these albums are great and perhaps you will check out the mixtape I’ve made!

All songs count down to Number 10 to #1! You can also find the mix over at Spotify (http://open.spotify.com/user/damian.burford/playlist/3VMXIvPK8apjtI5S19ORzY) or you can download the mix at: http://mostlyharmlesspodcast.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Mostly-Harmless-Best-of-2012.zip

At any time these albums could be switched around, so while this is my top 10 and I spent hours deciding the order, tomorrow it could all change, but still be very relevant.

About my listening process: I have OCD of sorts in that I will listen to an album over and over and over until I get tired of it, or something else comes along to take its place. I tried to order these albums in the order in which they were most listened to, and I also factored in the “Stuck in my head factor,” which is usually what leads me to pull out an album and rock it out again.

Please read, take a listen, and let me know what you think! What did I miss? What were your favorite albums of the year?

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18 – AUSTIN LUCAS talks his earliest memories, traveling the world, Willie Nelson, Critics and GLOSSARY! Plus BONUS LIVE TRACKS!

Road Dogs for LIFE! Austin Lucas with Chad Price (Drag The River/All) & Damian!

HELLO FRIENDS! I’m proud to welcome my good buddy and touring partner Mr. Austin Lucas to the show. If it was not for the 2011 SXSW Tour I managed with Drag The River, (the Jon and Chad wonder twins duo,) Austin Lucas and his sister Chloe Manor, this Podcast might not have seen the light of day. It was our late night BBQ at Stephen Egerton (Descendents/ALL)’s home in Tulsa, Oklahoma where we watched the sun come up and drank and talked music, that inspired this show.

I talk to Austin about his early days, we talk about his love of internet chat boards and we talk a little bit about everything in between, including his upcoming album with GLOSSARY as his backing band.

We open the episode up with a NEW track from Austin Lucas & Glossary, “ALONE IN MEMPHIS.” (Thanks to Bryan at ninebullets.net for passing it along). We end the episode with a few live tracks from Austin’s show at the Lion’s Lair in Denver, Colorado. He plays a new song and then he takes the crowd outside to the streets of Colfax and plays them “Go West.” (Video is below the cut!)

For more information about AUSTIN LUCAS, please visit:
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Austin-Lucas/81985670747
http://www.facebook.com/austinlucasmusic
http://www.austinlucasmusic.com
http://www.twitter.com/AustinlucasIND
http://www.lastchancerecords.com/
http://www.suburbanhomerecords.com/

For more information about GLOSSARY, please visit:
http://www.glossary.us/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Glossary/17782266557
http://twitter.com/GlossaryTN
http://www.lastchancerecords.com/
http://www.thisisamericanmusic.com

 

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16 – CORY BRANAN talks “Mutt,” Bloodshot Records, His Early influences, and his live shows Vs. Albums

Cory, Jesus called. He says you can keep the look. It looks better on you!

Hello Friends! We are back after taking a week off! This week we join Cory Branan at The Revival Tour in Denver, Colorado. I jump on the bus and talk to Cory about his newest record, “Mutt.” We talk the recording process. we talk his live show vs his albums. We talk about his David Letterman appearance, why it took him so long to release his new album and why he signed to Bloodshot records, his early influences and oh so much more! Cory Branan liked to TALK! (He’s also easy on the eyes!)

We open up the episode with the track “BAD MAN” from his upcoming Album: “MUTT.” Out May 22nd on Bloodshot Records.
We close the episode out with a LIVE recording of Cory Playing at Uncommon Ground in Chicago in 2007. The full recording can be found at: http://archive.org/details/CoryBranan-UncommonGround-Chicago-42107

For more information about Cory Branan please visit:
http://www.facebook.com/corybranan
http://twitter.com/corybranan
http://www.corybranan.com
http://www.corybranan.bigcartel.com
http://www.bloodshotrecords.com/

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06- FRANK TURNER discusses his secret origin, world domination and the siege of Wembley.

Frank Turner is a giant. Frank Turner has a posse!

Hello Friends! For today’s episode I made the 6 hour trek to Albuquerque, New Mexico to catch Frank Turner opening for the almighty Social Distortion! Frank was kind enough to sit down with me and talk about his early music years and the roads that brought him to becoming a singer song writer. We talk about his upcoming plans for world domination and the daunting task of filling London’s Wembley Stadium.

I ramble about seeing Chuck Ragan play a “Secret show” at Marion Street Tattoo in Denver as well as life and death and why I’m willing to rent a car and drive to Albuquerque to do an interview..

Special thanks to Frank’s tour manager and all around great guy, Mr. Casey Cress for helping to set this interview up!

Songs played during today’s episode are “Photosynthesis” from LOVE SONG AND IRE as well as “Big Rock in Little Rock” off the Jon Snodgrass/ Frank Turner collaboration BUDDIES.
For more information about Frank Turner please visit:
http://www.frank-turner.com/
http://www.facebook.com/frankturnermusic
http://www.twitter.com/fthc
http://www.epitaph.com

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