Jenny Roques Glynn and Jackie Oberkrom of Arson for Candy were kind enough to come play some songs in my living room, share some laughs and talk to me about being bandmates living over 800 miles apart, their approaches to songwriting and performing, and the inspirations behind some of their songs. Did I mention that they also played song in my living room? Their harmonies seriously give me goosebumps.
You can listen to some more of their music here and connect with them on Facebook here.
Their new EP, recorded at Native Sound Recording and produced by Chris Baricevic of Big Muddy Records, will be out soon.
This episode your host Allison Wilson hangs out with pre-war blues piano buff Ethan Leinwand. The music of St. Louis brought him here, and he works to preserve, spread, and dig deeper into this somewhat obscure category of tunes. Well, it might be obscure in other parts of the country, but St. Louis has a long memory when it comes to our musical heritage.
You can find Ethan tickling the ivories all over town--at Yaquis on Cherokee, The Gramophone in the Grove, at Schlafly Bottleworks (and elsewhere) playing with his two-man band The Bottlesnakes, accompanying Miss Jubilee and more. Check out his website, ethanleinwand.com, to see when and where he's playing and to purchase his album, The Low-Down Piano.