Nov 13, 2009
In retrospect, it was inevitable that Mr. Coot Crabtree would
make it on to this show eventually. As someone who's worked
with several of our former guests, is a staple (dare we say,
"living legend") in our local singer/songwriter community, is a
former podcaster himself, and is now a big-time radio host carrying
our common crusade to expose lesser-known regional talent via the
terrestrial airwaves, this guy has it going on.
The thing I really like about Cootie is his complete openness
in his approach to making and performing music. Not only does
he frequently act as a side man and contributor to his friend's
projects, but he also allows many of these same friends to write
and contribute material for his own projects. In addition,
his enthusiasm for branching out and working with different types
of bands, styles of music, and producers to constantly explore and
refine new and diverse sounds, makes him one of our more dynamic
performers and diverse artists who, despite wearing these many hats
and faces, still maintains a distinctness and style that is all his
Links referenced in the show:
- Coot Crabtree can be found here: Web Site | MySpace | Facebook.
- He is joined on this interview by Andrew Funke of the
Rhinestones (Web Site | MySpace) and Jason Payton of the Payton Brothers
(MySpace | Web Site).
- Cootie was introduce to the music scene by John Jet
(soundman at Local's Only) and Jethro
Easyfields (guest on Show
#054) whose latest album, Elixir, he contributed to.
- Our first track, "In the Moment," was written by Cootie's
friend Johnny Ping and recorded live by Scott Kern
(who will hopefully be appearing on an upcoming show in the very
near future) at Spencer's Stadium Tavern.
- Our second track, "Old Song," was recorded with the Payton
Brothers at their studio, Payton Made Studios in Bloomington and is
the lead-off track to Cootie's latest album, the Monon Drift --
which you can obtain via his MySpace page.
- Monon Drift was recorded partially by the Payton Brothers at
Payton Made Studios and partially by Scott Kern at Fairhope
- Our third track, the Payton Brother's "Oh Well" from their
soon-to-be-released EP and was recorded by Mark Galup at Real
Recording in Bloomington.
- Our fourth track, "Might as Well Be a Train," was written by
Owen Neighbors, and performed by Cootie, the Payton
Brothers, and Andy Erronus.
- Cootie is currently working on his next release with a new
producer, Dick Gist, at Trinity Hills Studio in Bloomington.
- You can hear Scott Kern's long-faded Crabtree's Trunk podcast
- Check out Cootie every week as the host of the Back Road
Radio Show every Wednesday night at 8:30 on 91.9 WITT.