Podcasting Special – Interview with Dan Patterson

On this episode of Down Home Radio, Eli interviews his own roommate, Dan Patterson. Dan is a reporter for the Talk Radio News Service and is an expert on the medium of Podcasting and “Social Media” in general. He hosts his own awesome podcast, The Creepy Sleepy Show – “Independent Music, Independent Politics,” featuring his own amazing reporting from his recent trip to Darfur as well as his on site reporting on the massive flooding in his own home state of Iowa. On today’s show Dan and Eli sit around their apartment, smoke a hookah and discuss the medium of Podcasting itself, its history and its future!

Interview with the East River String Band

East River String Band

This week Eli interviews Eden Brower and John Heneghan- The East River String Band about their new CD/LP “Some Cold Rainy Day,” with artwork by R. Crumb. They play some cuts from the new record, and also delve into John’s extensive collection of rare 78 RPM records, playing a bunch of un-reissued records you won’t hear anywhere else!

The East River String Band will be playing this Saturday night, June 14th at my Down Home Live show at Banjo Jim’s on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. No Cover! Come and check it out, should be a great show.


Interview with Willy Gantrim

Willy Gantrim

This week I’ll speak with New York based blues/country musician and songwriter Willy Gantrim. We both play as part of the Roots ‘n’ Ruckus music collective, every Wednesday at the Jalopy Theater in Redhook, Brooklyn. Willy’s been writing great songs, and has just returned to New York from New Orleans, where he spent the winter busking as well as playing shows. We had a good interview about his background, and Willy plays some blues and originals live on the air!