HOMETOWN HUSTLE w/Arjun Roy
This is a conversation series with an accompanying podcast that charts my artistic journey through the Peace Country art & music scene circa year-2000 onwards. I believe in the importance of interconnectedness and collaboration, and thus am fascinated by art and music scenes and how they provide a space for budding artists to cut their teeth, stretch out and find themselves. I found exactly that upon moving to Grande Prairie in Autumn of 2000.
Meet some of my dear friends and collaborators and watch/listen as we reminisce about coming up as artist & musicians, developing our craft, working on our art and everything that went along with that process, warts and all. Hindsight is 20/20 and there is SO much wisdom to be gleaned from our experiences.
HOMETOWN HUSTLE - LISTEN NOW! Recorded at the legendary Better Than Fred's in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, my new conversation series premieres with a chat with my dear friend Brandon Mann. Due to scheduling constraints we had to cut our conversation short, so look out for a follow-up that picks up where this leaves off.
EPISODE 01 - Brandon and I met at college circa year-2000 and became fast friends, bonding initially over music and gear. He has a massive amount of technical knowledge surrounding gear, played a role in my initial band endeavours and then played out with his own bands.
Find out what I was up to post-Y2K!
Watch as we nerd out!
Many Thanks to John Kriska and Better Than Fred's!
ALSO - I realize that I need a theme song for this...V1 is a skate-thrash thing. V2 on the next one!
HOMETOWN HUSTLE - recorded at the legendary Better Than Fred's in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada, this conversation series continues with my dear friend Al Peterson aka Origami Army.
EPISODE 02 - Find out about my first Al-show story and how this bromance evolved. Al has been an important figure in the GP arts & music scene for as long as I can remember; writing, gigging, forming bands, putting on shows, recording, and dispensing sage advice at the ol’ music store. Al’s journey has taken him from elsewhere to Grande Prairie, all over Canada and all over the world as a performer.
This may be the most hardcore episode yet!
Many Thanks to John Kriska and Better Than Fred’s!
ALSO - Theme song V2 is a throwback synth idea. V3 on the next one!
HOMETOWN HUSTLE - Episode 3 Coming Soon! Recorded at the legendary Better Than Fred's in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada.