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Show #254: Jethro Easyfields ForeverBy: Darrin Snider (darrin at indyintune dot com)
Sunday, March 26, 2017 7:00:00 PM
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I've done three podcasts with Jethro Easyfields now, and booked him a couple of times for various gigs. He remains one of my favorite personalities in the local scene, is always extremely easy and generous to work with, and easily gets my vote for top five most-fun people to hang out with in the local music scene. To call him a "character" might be an understatement -- he's more like a "force." If you know him, you almost hang on his every word, knowing that about half of what he says (or is it simply the way he says it) is going to come out like some quotable line of poetry. If you haven't met him, well then I definitely want to be the one to introduce you. Some of my favorite stories start with, "Remember when I introduced you to Jethro?"
Best of all, his unique personality carries over and complements his considerable talents as a player, making Jethro something of the local music scene's equivalent of a troubadour warrior. He started off in Northern Indiana here in mid-1980's and later journeyed across the country to hone his skills, most-notably as a resident of New Orleans and Phoenix. Now as an elder-statesman of the local Americana "family" he has played with, and had his songs covered by, many of the great players here in town. Definitely take some time and check out his CD Release on April 20th (make of the choice of date what you will) at Square Cat Vinyl.
Links Referenced in the Show:
- Jethro Easyfields can be found here: Musical Family Tree | Facebook | Reverbnation
- Random occupants of the co-hosting chairs for this episode are Kolo Bell and Mike M'ocean Myers
- Jethro's latest release, Secret Weapon, will be available via his Bandcamp page on April 20, but in the meantime he has a couple dozen other releases you might want to check out.
- He was previously seen on Show #54 in 2009 and Show #126 in 2012.
- It was recorded in Fair Hope Studios by the inimitable Scott Kern (last seen on Show #165 in 2014).
- Yes, he really did bring puppets to Studio B.
- He played Radiothon 2015, will we get him back for Radiothon 2016?
- "Kiss the Crow" was inspired by a surreal documentary scene wherein Johnny Cash hunts and catches a crow.
- No, apparently, they do still make Mad Dog 20/20
- He will be playing April 20th at Square Can Vinyl with Midwest Contraband.
- Jethro Claims his guilty pleasure music was the Christy Lane album he bought of television.
- He is a frequenter of the Blacksmith Bar on Bourbon Street.
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|Darrin Snider is the OCD music nerd responsible for creating Indy In-Tune. By day he's a cloud engineer and business analyst, but he still hopes to someday be an overnight freeform disc jockey married to the local weathergirl who happens to be a former eastern-European supermodel.|
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