Road To Blue Ox

Road To Blue Ox

By Pert Near Sandstone
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Pert Near Sandstone‘s Nate Sipe and Justin Bruhn host this series in anticipation of the Blue Ox Music Festival. They interview artists, play music from the year's lineup, and discuss features of the 3-day outdoor festival. Listen in to get an idea of what to expect, and get excited for this coming June 13th-15th in Eau Claire, Wisconsin!
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Pert Near Sandstone‘s Nate Sipe and Justin Bruhn host this series in anticipation of the Blue Ox Music Festival. They interview artists, play music from the year's lineup, and discuss features of the 3-day outdoor festival. Listen in to get an idea of what to expect, and get excited for this coming June 13th-15th in Eau Claire, Wisconsin!
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Road To Blue Ox, Featuring Them Coulee Boys and Festival Guide
The final episode of Road To Blue Ox before the gates open!  We sat down with Them Coulee Boys' brothers Soren and Jens Staff to talk about their musical evolution. They also give us a hint at what it's like being based in Eau Claire, which has become an artistic hub of the region, aside from being the home of Blue Ox. The Festival season is here! Nate and Justin discuss what to expect as you arrive and what features and amenities to keep in mind throughout the weekend.  We Introduce the instrument workshop instructors and sample music from other artists who will be performing this year.  Excitement is in the air and we can't wait to join you at the Whispering Pines Campground for the 5th annual Blue Ox Music Festival! Featured Music on This episode:  Infamous Stringdusters - “Sun Rise”. The Woods - “White Lines and Neon Signs”. Barbaro - “Cold Stack”. Dead South - “Delirium,” “Boots”. Pokey LaFarge - “Devil Ain’t Lazy”. Larry Keel - “Love” Them Coulee Boys - “5’6 Monument”. Pert Near Sandstone - Stay All Night”, “Elzic’s Farewell”. We are interested to know what you would like to hear on future episodes and any helpful feedback.  Send a message to: RoadToBlueOx@gmail.com.    Written by: Nate Sipe & Justin Bruhn.  Produced by: Nate Sipe, Justin Bruhn, and Pert Near Sandstone.  Recorded and edited by: Nate Sipe.   For More information: www.pertnearsandstone.com & www.blueoxmusicfestival.com. **Permission was obtained for all music used in this episode.
51:37
May 31, 2019
Road To Blue Ox, Featuring Sarah Shook
Sarah Shook calls in from her home in Chapel Hill, NC to talk with us about touring life, being a mother and a band leader, and embracing the success of her music which she calls traditional country with a punk rock element. It was a fun conversation where she praises Milwaukee as her favorite stop on tour! We are really looking forward to seeing her perform at the festival, and dancing along. Nate and Justin discuss other new features of the festival and play music from the bluegrass legends joining us this year, including Peter Rowan and Jerry Douglas. Featured Music on this Episode: Sarah Shook - "Good As Gold", "What It Takes". Earls of Leicester w/ Jerry Douglas - "I'll Go Stepping Too". Peter Rowan - "Can't You Hear Me Calling". Punch Brothers - “Three Dots and a Dash”. Pert Near Sandstone - "Stay All Night", “Old Joe Clark”, “Maggie Dear”. We are interested to know what you would like to hear on future episodes and any helpful feedback.  Send a message to: RoadToBlueOx@gmail.com.    Written by: Nate Sipe & Justin Bruhn.  Produced by: Nate Sipe, Justin Bruhn, and Pert Near Sandstone.  Recorded and edited by: Nate Sipe.   For More information: www.pertnearsandstone.com & www.blueoxmusicfestival.com. **Permission was obtained for all music used in this episode.
55:05
May 14, 2019
Road To Blue Ox, Featuring Ronnie McCoury
Nate and Justin met up with Ronnie McCoury in Lutsen, Minnesota where he captivated us with stories of his musical journey that led to The Travelin’ McCourys.  Congratulations to them for winning the Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album of 2018!  We talk about some of the camping options on the grounds, reminding attendees about the festival shuttle that runs from the hotels in Eau Claire, and feature songs from artists joining us at Blue Ox this year.  This episode also has the exciting announcement of the Late Night Backwoods Stage line-up.  We are gearing up and counting down the days.  Thanks for joining us along the way!  Featured Music on this episode:  Charlie Parr - “Over the Red Cedar”. Billy Strings - “On The Line”.  Dusty Heart - “Wild Whispers” Travelin' McCourys - “I Live on a Battlefield”.  Pert Near Sandstone - “Stay All Night”, “Sonny’s Rag”, “Liza Jane”.  We are interested to know what you would like to hear on future episodes and any helpful feedback.  Send a message to: RoadToBlueOx@gmail.com.  Written by: Nate Sipe & Justin Bruhn.  Produced by: Nate Sipe, Justin Bruhn, and Pert Near Sandstone.  Recorded and edited by: Nate Sipe.   For More information:  www.blueoxmusicfestival.com & www.pertnearsandstone.com     **Permission was obtained for all music used in this episode.
1:06:53
April 23, 2019
Road To Blue Ox, Featuring Sam Bush
In this episode we talk to the inimitable Sam Bush. He discusses his upcoming single and music video release, as well as the recent documentary on his life, contribution, and influence called "Revival".  Sam also recalls stories from a career which spans the development of music festivals as we know them today.  Thanks to "The Paul Bunyan of Blue Ox" for taking the time to chat with us!    We are also joined by Cara Martner, the hospitality manager for Blue Ox. She gives us a glimpse of what it’s like behind the scenes during the festival weekend and shares her great perspective on this music community.   Nate and Justin share memories about repeating Blue Ox Festival artists Del McCourry and Jeff Austin. We spin some music from them and also The Lowest Pair, who are joining us this year again.  Thanks for listening!  Featured music on this episode:    The Lowest Pair -"Keweenaw Flower" .  Jeff Austin Band - "Run Down" .   Del McCourry Band - "All Aboard". Sam Bush - "Apple Blossom" and "Circles Around Me".  Pert Near Sandstone - "Stay All Night", "Appalachian Girl" and "Crossroads".  We are interested to know what you would like to hear on future episodes and any helpful feedback.  Send a message to: RoadToBlueOx@gmail.com.    Written by: Nate Sipe & Justin Bruhn.  Produced by: Nate Sipe, Justin Bruhn, and Pert Near Sandstone.  Recorded and edited by: Nate Sipe.    For More information:  www.pertnearsandstone.com,  www.blueoxmusicfestival.com.  **Permission was obtained for all music used in this episode.
1:04:45
March 23, 2019
Road to Blue Ox, Featuring Dave Simonett of Trampled By Turtles
Welcome to the debut episode of Road To Blue Ox!  Dave Simonett of Trampled By Turtles chatted with us about songwriting, his musical origins, and love of the outdoors.  Don't miss Justin's lightning round of questions at the revealing end of the interview.  Thanks for the strong coffee, Dave!   We also talked about Pert Near's involvement with the creation of the Blue Ox Music Festival and discussed some new features you can expect this year.   Featured music on this episode:  Trampled By Turtles -   "The Middle".  The Traveling McCoury's - "Cumberland Blues".   Billy Strings - "Dos Banjos".   Pert Near Sandstone - "Stay All Night".   We are interested to know what you would like to hear on future episodes and any helpful feedback.  Send a message to: RoadToBlueOx@gmail.com.    Written by: Nate Sipe & Justin Bruhn.  Produced by: Nate Sipe, Justin Bruhn, and Pert Near Sandstone.  Recorded and edited by: Nate Sipe.  www.pertnearsandstone.com  **Permission was obtained for all music used in this episode.
1:01:39
February 26, 2019
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