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Thanks For Giving A Damn

171 episodes - English - Latest episode: 11 months ago - ★★★★★ - 636 ratings

Creative people sharing informal conversations, tall tales and vague recollections from backstage and beyond.

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Episodes

Episode 170: Hoosier National

September 07, 2020 17:57 - 37 minutes - 53.1 MB

Otis shares stories and anecdotes about the songs and the making of his new album, Hoosier National. Here’s the link to the pre-sale! https://igg.me/at/OtisGibbs/x/17363880#/

Episode 169: Growing Up Around Bill Monroe

March 20, 2020 20:59 - 28 minutes - 40 MB

David Grier shares his memories of Bill Monroe including a tour bus full of chickens, fist fights and a ton of great music.

Episode 168: Back Home Again In Indiana

March 18, 2020 23:19 - 32 minutes - 45.5 MB

Otis talks abut his dream of starting an Alt Country Retirement Community and returning home.

Episode 167: When John Prine Drove Through Paradise

April 30, 2019 00:36 - 27 minutes - 38.4 MB

Jim Rooney talks about riding with John Prine through Paradise, Kentucky in a red 1949 Ford.

Episode 166: Otis’ Graveyard Tour

March 29, 2019 21:00 - 26 minutes - 37.4 MB

Otis talks about visiting the graves or William S. Burroughs, Bob Wills, Sam Kinisin, Gram Parsons, Mozart, Falco and more.

Episode 165: Jason Ringenberg Remembers Jack Emerson

February 28, 2019 21:39 - 35 minutes - 49.8 MB

Jason talks about his old friend, Jack Emerson. Jack helped kickstart the careers of Jason and the Scorchers, the Georgia Satellites, John Hiatt, Webb Wilder, Sonny Landreth, Steve Forbert and many others.

Episode 164: Recording With Slim Pickens

January 24, 2019 18:01 - 23 minutes - 33.3 MB

The Time Jumpers’, Andy Reiss has played on thousands of sessions. On this episode, he shares the story of his first session in Nashville with the great, Slim Pickens.

Episode 163: Picking With Clarence White

August 24, 2018 19:30 - 24 minutes - 34.9 MB

David Grier is a 3 time IBMA Guitar Player Of The Year and he talks about how the great, Clarence White befriended him when he was a kid.

Episode 162: Norwegian Black Metal

August 23, 2018 14:35 - 32 minutes - 45.7 MB

Pytten shares stories from the early days of Black Metal in Bergen, Norway.

Episode 161: Ebbets Field In Denver, Colorado

August 16, 2018 00:07 - 41 minutes - 58.1 MB

Kenny Vaughan talks about Denver in the 60’s and 70s and the iconic music venue, Ebbets Field.

Episode 160: Tragedy At The Indiana State Fair

February 28, 2018 14:35 - 5 MB

Indianapolis Star journalist, Dave Lindquist talks about witnessing a tragic stage collapse at a Sugarland concert in Indianapolis.

Episode 159: Working For The Highwaymen

February 26, 2018 20:16 - 5 MB

Reggie Young talks about touring and recording with Johnny, Waylon, Willie and Kris: The Highwaymen.

Episode 158: The Art Of Sgt. Pepper’s

December 06, 2017 21:37 - 41 minutes - 38.7 MB

Bill DeMain Is the co-author of Sgt. Pepper at 50. Bill shares some wonderful stories about the making of the most recognizable album artwork of all time.

Episode 157: When Ray Wylie Hubbard Met Joe Walsh

November 27, 2017 20:39 - 24 minutes - 23.3 MB

Ray Wylie Hubbard talks about the time Ringo Starr played Snake Farm to Joe Walsh and the friendship that followed.

Episode 156: A Painting From John Mellencamp

October 10, 2017 18:04 - 22 minutes - 21.7 MB

Dean Metcalf talks about the painting John Mellencamp gave to the Bob and Tom Show and the strange story surrounding it.

Episode 155: The Legend Of Rocky Hill

September 05, 2017 20:19 - 30 minutes - 29.5 MB

John Lomax tells the story of a Texas guitar legend who blew every opportunity and burned every bridge.

Episode 154: The Houston Folklore Society

August 14, 2017 20:48 - 34 minutes - 33.2 MB

John Lomax II talks about how his father influenced Guy Clark, Lightnin Hopkins, Townes Van Zandt, Mance Lipscomp, and a lot of other young artists in Houston.

Episode 153: Reggie Young’s Memories Of Recording With Elvis

July 24, 2017 23:28 - 28 minutes - 27.1 MB

Reggie Young talks a bout playing guitar on Elvis Presley’s legendary recordings at American Sound Studios in Memphis. These sessions produced Suspicious Minds, In The Ghetto, Kentucky Rain and other all time Elvis classics.

Episode 152: George Harrison’s Gift To Badfinger

July 19, 2017 15:44 - 28 minutes - 27.2 MB

Chris McKinney tells the story of how one guitar helped define the sound of The Beatles and Badfinger. Chris is the curator of the Jim Irsay Guitar Collection.

Episode 151: REM Invades West Virginia

July 06, 2017 17:21 - 23.6 MB

Larry Groce talks about the time the biggest band in the world came to Charleston, West Virginia to play Mountain Stage.

Episode 150: Otis’ State Of The Union Address

June 21, 2017 10:28 - 32 minutes - 30.7 MB

Otis talks about the history of the show and his plans moving forward.

Episode 149: Jason Molina Stories

May 12, 2017 21:32 - 30 minutes - 28.9 MB

Ben Swanson is part owner of Secretly Group (Secretly Canadian/Jagjaguwar). Listen in as he shares stories about his friend, Jason Molina.

Episode 148: Ray Wylie Hubbard’s Life Well Lived

April 12, 2017 22:39 - 29 minutes - 28.2 MB

Ray Wylie Hubbard shares stories about whore dog gigs, unscrupulous promoters, Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Freddie King and a ton more.

Episode 147: Slaid Cleaves And The Importance Of Mentors

April 01, 2017 02:01 - 27 minutes - 26.8 MB

Slaid Cleaves pays tribute to Don Walser, Fred Eaglesmith, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Gurf Morlix for taking the time to teach him a few lessons along the way.

Episode 146: Johnny Cash’s First Interview

March 25, 2017 01:00 - 22 minutes - 20.7 MB

Aaron Allan talks about being the first person to interview Johnny Cash while working as a disc jockey in San Antonio in the 1950s.

Episode 145: Bill Monroe At The Station Inn

March 07, 2017 20:52 - 27 minutes - 26.8 MB

Mike Bub shares stories about Bill Monroe hanging and playing at Nashville’s Bluegrass Mecca, The Station Inn.

Episode 144: Guy Clark’s Favorite T-Shirt

January 27, 2017 23:06 - 31 minutes - 30.3 MB

Shawn Camp shares stories about his friendship with the great Guy Clark.

Episode 143: Kenny Vaughan Remembers Merle Haggard

January 17, 2017 01:44 - 28 minutes - 27.7 MB

Kenny Vaughan shares stories about being around one of the all time great artists, Merle Haggard.

Episode 142: Mount Renraw

January 13, 2017 05:00 - 24 minutes - 54.2 MB

Otis tell stories and shares a preview of his new album, Mount Renraw.

Episode 141: He Stopped Loving Her Today

December 29, 2016 01:30 - 25 minutes - 24.8 MB

Legendary recording engineer, Lou Bradley talks about recording George Jones’ all time classic, He Stopped Loving Her Today.

Episode 140: Behind Closed Doors

December 06, 2016 21:09 - 37 minutes - 35.3 MB

Legendary engineer, Lou Bradley shares memories of recording Charlie Rich’s classic album, Behind Closed Doors. Lou shares stories about Charlie Rich, Billy Sherrill, Pig Robbins and everyone else involved in making this all time classic album.

Episode 139: The Train Carrying Jimmie Rodgers Home

November 05, 2016 18:45 - 32 minutes - 31.3 MB

Barry Mazor tells the story of Jimmie Rodgers’ final days, his heroic final recording session and his last train ride.

Episode 138: Billy Bragg Tells The Story Of Skiffle

October 05, 2016 13:39 - 41.1 MB

Billy Bragg explains how Skiffle made the British Invasion possible.

Episode 137: The Innovations Of Ralph Peer

September 02, 2016 18:48 - 29.4 MB

Barry Mazor is the author of Ralph Peer And The Making Of Popular Roots Music and he’s sharing stories about how Ralph Peer changed the music business.

Episode 136: Jimmy Martin Stories

August 24, 2016 22:53 - 36 minutes - 35 MB

Mike Bub shares stories about hanging with The King Of Bluegrass, Jimmy Martin.

Episode 135: Working For Bill Monroe

August 08, 2016 00:28 - 33 minutes - 31.4 MB

Mike Bub shares a lot of great stories about playing gigs with The Father Of Bluegrass Music, Bill Monroe.

Episode 134: Dylan Goes Electric

July 08, 2016 22:58 - 27 minutes - 25.7 MB

Elijah Wald talks about Bob Dylan’s infamous electrified performance at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.

Episode 133: Dave Van Ronk Stories

June 16, 2016 20:31 - 25 minutes - 23.3 MB

Elijah Wald shares a ton of great stories about Dave Van Ronk.

Episode 132: King Of Record Collectors

May 10, 2016 20:34 - 29 minutes - 28.1 MB

Joe Bussard’s collection of old 78s is believed to be the best in the world. Joe shares stories of how he found these records while going door to door in rural Appalachia in the1950s and beyond.

Episode 131: This Land Is Your Land

May 03, 2016 20:10 - 21 minutes - 21 MB

Otis talks about the events that lead to Woody Guthrie writing his  iconic classic, This Land Is Your Land.

Episode 130: The Replacements In Nashville

April 04, 2016 19:14 - 32.6 MB

Bob Mehr, author of Trouble Boys: The True Story Of The Replacements, shares stories about The Replacements’ ill fated and sometimes disastrous gigs in Nashville.

Episode 129: Doug Sahm Stories

February 25, 2016 20:04 - 33 minutes - 31.6 MB

Pete Finney talks about the wonderfully strange and disorganized time he spent playing pedal steel with the great  Doug Sahm.

Episode 128: Dylan, Cash and The Nashville Cats

February 06, 2016 21:02 - 32 minutes - 30.9 MB

Pete Finney is the co-curator of the Dylan, Cash and The Nashville Cats exhibit at The Country Music Hall Of Fame and he shares a ton of great stories about Dylan’s friendship with Cash and how it changed how we… Continue Reading →

Episode 127: Strange Fruit

January 21, 2016 00:34 - 20 minutes - 17.8 MB

Otis talks about Billy Holiday’s version of Strange Fruit and the 1930 lynching in Marion, Indiana that inspired it.

Episode 126: Edward Abbey Stories

January 05, 2016 21:26 - 31 minutes - 30.5 MB

Ken Sanders talks about his friendship with Edward Abbey and shares stories about Abbey’s friendship with Robert Crumb.

Episode 125: Utah Phillips Stories

December 16, 2015 21:59 - 38 minutes - 36.9 MB

Duncan Phillips talks about his father, Utah Phillips and shares stories about the legendary folk singer, joining the Army, fighting in the Korean War, writing Rock Salt And Nails, Rosalie Sorrels, Dylan, Johnny Cash stories, Ammon Hennacy, riding trains, running… Continue Reading →

Episode 124: Joe Hill

December 01, 2015 21:58 - 44 minutes - 41.4 MB

Jeremy Harmon of the Salt Lake Tribune talks about the life, death and legacy of iconic folk singer, Joe Hill.

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Musicians, journalists and historians sharing memories, backstage stories and history lessons. There’s no music, just lighthearted storytelling. Subscribe on iTunes for new episodes as soon as they’re available. Listen via iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/thanks-for-giving-a-damn/id568743610

Episode 123: Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs

October 30, 2015 20:26 - 25 minutes - 24.8 MB

Gurf Morlix talks about Marty Robbins’ classic album, Gunfighter Ballads And Trail Songs.

Episode 122: Moving To Nashville

October 14, 2015 02:32 - 24 minutes - 23.7 MB

Otis tells the personal, painful and hilarious story of when he and Amy left their home Indiana and moved to Nashville.

Guests

Adam Carroll
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Allen Ginsberg
1 Episode
Clarence White
1 Episode