May 13, 2007
The third in our triple-shot of shows this week features the
talents of Foster's Branch. As one of the most musically diverse
power trios and certainly one of the busiest bands in the
Indianapolis Scene, they have been quietly assembling a rabid fan
base in all corners of the metropolitan area for the last several
years. Now, with the successful release of their first album, The
Root of it All, they have all of the elements lined up to take
their show to the next level.
From my own perspective, this was probably the easiest interview
I've ever done. Long-time veterans of the industry, Kevin Rafferty,
Shawn Rafferty, and Travis Beck are very relaxed and professional
as performers, both on-stage and off, and talked at length about a
variety of subjects with little or no prompting or corralling from
Links referenced during the show:
- Foster's Branch can be found here: Website /
- Their debut CD, The Root of it All, is
available from CD Baby, or you may download the tracks directly from
iTunes, GarageBand.com, or SnoCap.
- Interested parties can also check out their
EPK at SonicBids.
- Breaking with tradition slightly, this week's
promo is not for a music podcast, but for
a podcast novel that I recently got
hooked on. 7th
Son, by J.C. Hutchins, is an exciting ride of a story that I
recommend for anyone who is a fan of action/thriller
drama/adventures with an abundance of plot twists, cliffhanger
endings, and just a splash of Sci Fi. Think of it as a cross
between the TV shows 24 and The Twilight Zone, in audio format.
(See my personal blog for a review of the story and recounting
of my "virtual run in" with Mr. Hutchins.)
- And finally, once again we put out the call
for lovers and supporters of Internet radio to visit savenetradio.org
and ask their congressmen to support bill HR2060 before the evil
suits of the recording and copyright industry succeed in their
devious plot to stamp out all non-corporate-terrestrial-radio
broadcasts of music.