Friday, July 1, 2016

Ep 8 of LBC Podcast with Nikki Talley

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In this episode I talk with Nikki Talley, a singer/songwriter that has spent the last four years living in a van with her husband Jason Sharp.

Most musicians say they live in a van or bus, but Nikki and Jason gave up a good job and their house to become full time musical vagabonds--a dream many have, but few would ever attempt.

They were recently profiled by the site, which featured some of Jason's great photography.

We talk about their decision to go to the Telluride Songwriting Contest and why placing second might have been better than placing first. Nikki also talks about having 500 songs written and how the idea of success changes as we get older.

We listen to four songs:
"Travelin On" 25:28
"Rainy Day" 51:11
"Railroad Boy" 1:05:11
"Go Out On The Water" 1:21:08

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This episode is brought to you by "The Big What?". A NC music festival hosted by Big Something that takes place July 21-23 near Mebane, NC. Featured headliners include: Turkuaz, Spiritual Rez, Dr. Bacon, The Werks, and Pigeons Playing Pingpong.

And also by Floyd Fest.  A World Music festival that features outdoor experiences such as Mtn biking, river floats, disc golf, and daily hikes.
Consistently listed as one of the top festival experiences of the east coast, Floyd Fest 16 will feature: Greg Allman, Bruce Hornsby, Warren Haynes, Leftover Salmon, Greensky Bluegrass, Shaky Graves, Nathaniel Rateliff, Railroad Earth, The Wood Bros, and many others.

--Brian Paul Swenk

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