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The Vinyl Supper with Foy Vance

The Vinyl Supper with Foy Vance

By Foy Vance
On The Vinyl Supper, Foy Vance chats songs and food with old friends and special guests. During each episode, Foy asks the person at his table what three courses they’d eat and what music they’d listen to at their last meal. And of course, they chew the fat: the catharsis of music, food and friendship. Foy’s pals talk about everything from pairing burgers with oysters to Japanese beef and redneck sushi. Conversations meander through global tours and global lockdown, losing loved ones and winning Grammys, Golden Globes & Emmys (none of which are Foy’s...yet). Come grab a seat at Foy’s table.
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Josh Groban
On the 11th episode of The Vinyl Supper, Foy is joined by legend Josh Groban. The Grammy, Tony, and Emmy-nominated singer, songwriter, and actor opines with Foy on the city versus the country and the perils of overthinking. Josh makes a connection between his last appetizer and what he considers to be ‘the most bonkers Beach Boys song,’ and he talks with Foy about the pleasures and perils of living in Malibu. And, Josh makes it as the first guest to shout out the concept of breakfast for dinner. Groban has appeared in feature films like Crazy Stupid Love, The Hollers, Coffee Town, and Muppets Most Wanted, plus on television in The Office, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and The Crazy Ones. He paused his Great Big Radio City Show at Radio City Music Hall for quarantine, and he will resume there in April 2021. Groban remains an active arts education philanthropist and advocate as a member of Americans for the Arts Artists Committee and Groban’s Find Your Light Foundation helps enrich the lives of young people through arts, education, and cultural awareness. This episode was recorded in July 2020. Visit TheVinylSupper.com for more information on this podcast and video series.
32:36
November 23, 2020
Bruce Cockburn
On a very special 10th episode, Foy gets to speak with one of his idols: Bruce Cockburn. Bruce’s first album came out fifty years ago, and here he is on episode 10 of The Vinyl Supper with Foy Vance. His eponymous album was released on April 7th 1970, including classic hits “Going to the Country” and “Musical Friends.” In the past fifty years, he’s released 34 albums and played around the world. Foy and Bruce bond over songwriting and what ‘the new normal’ has meant for them. Bruce calls back to an All-American favorite food, chicken and waffles, and rewinds over memories with All-American favorite musicians, Elvis and Little Richard. The two get serious with talks of the recent unrest in the states, and Bruce has some words of wisdom: “looters are not the creators of chaos.” They discuss the difference between condoning, condemning, and understanding. In his own words, Bruce says of the last fifty years of recording: “I can only shake my head and mutter a word of thanks for all of it. Even if I’d been a planner by nature, I doubt I could have predicted how things have gone. And they’re still going!” Going they are indeed: Bruce’s songs have been covered by Jimmy Buffet, kd Lang, Barenaked Ladies, Jerry Garcia, Judy Collins, Chet Atkins, and many more. This episode was recorded in July 2020. Visit TheVinylSupper.com for more information on this podcast and video series.
35:52
November 16, 2020
Atticus
We may not know Atticus’s face, but Foy himself got to see the anonymous poet and hear his stories—after a slight technical mishap that brings Foy to his own backyard. The anonymous New York Times bestselling author of Love Her Wild, The Dark Between Stars, and The Truth About Magic pioneered wearing a mask—he’s never shown his face in public. With Foy, he talks about the pitfalls of fame and what it’s like to wear a mask on a book tour. Dubbed ‘the worlds’ most tattooable poet,’ Atticus talks about the Beats and french fries from Chateau Marmont. Foy, for his part, gets a new favorite food, this time from China, and the two talk about poetic inspiration and the resurgence of interest in the written word. You too can drink with Atticus—his wine brand, the Lost Poet, is available on Winc.com This episode was recorded in July 2020. Visit TheVinylSupper.com for more information on this podcast and video series.
28:42
November 9, 2020
Blake Mills
Foy cruises onto episode 8 with his mate Blake Mills. The Grammy winning producer, composer, guitarist, and songwriter talks to Foy about the joy of tomatoes, straight off the vine. Blake doesn’t just talk food and music, he talks how they relate: ever heard of the concept of musical fast food? Don’t worry, Blake will let you in on the secret. In a turning of the dinner table, Blake has as many questions for Foy as Foy has for Blake. Did jingles change music? Do chefs cook better when they’re hungry? Foy shares a new last meal choice and the two bat back and forth from enchiladas to micheladas, Prince and pavlova. Check out Mills’s latest release, “Vanishing Twin,” off his new record Mutable Set. The video is a perfect depiction of isolation in this long and grueling quarantine. The whole album is a reminiscence on the dissonance of modern life, and features Aaron Embry on keys, Sam Gendel on saxophone, Rob Moose on strings, Abe Rounds on drums and Pino Palladino on bass. Mills’ past collaborators include Fiona Apple, Alabama Shakes, John Legend, Sara Barielles, Jay Z, and Phoebe Bridgers, but nothing is quite like this conversational collaboration between Mills and Foy. This episode was recorded in July 2020. Visit TheVinylSupper.com for more information on this podcast and video series.
34:16
November 2, 2020
Devin Dawson
Devin Dawson brings a little heaven to episode seven of The Vinyl Supper. The Nashville based artist goes deep right away with Foy, coming up with nicknames for the global lockdown and reminiscing on past dinner parties. Devin lets us in on his musical inspirations (John Mayer, anyone?) and the bevy of country artists opening bars in Nashville. Food wise, the duo share a love of communal eating and, of course, dinner parties. Devin’s debut album Dark Horse was named one of the best country albums of 2018 by Esquire, Billboard, Rolling Stone, and more. A CMA and ACM award nominee. Stay tuned for new fall music from Devin Dawson, and make sure to look back on his performances on Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon, ELLEN, and Today. This episode was recorded in June 2020. Visit TheVinylSupper.com for more information on this podcast and video series.
34:39
October 26, 2020
Courteney Cox
In the sixth episode of The Vinyl Supper, Foy catches up with his old friend Courteney Cox. The two haven’t seen each other since quarantine began, so they have plenty to talk about, and it’s a pleasure to be let in on their conversation. We hear how the two have handled life in quarantine, from playing pool to dealing with COVID first hand. Courteney shares how quarantine has made her reevaluate her possessions, and shares her three favorite pastas—that she never eats otherwise. (Find out why!) We get the deets on her favorite project since Friends, and how her and Foy have dealt with the loss of routine that quarantine has entailed. The two share which celebs make them starstruck, and we finally get that recipe for redneck sushi! This episode was recorded in August 2020. Visit TheVinylSupper.com for more information on this podcast and video series.
41:29
October 19, 2020
Passenger
In the fifth episode of The Vinyl Supper, Passenger AKA Mike Rosenberg and Foy talk the difference between music and stand-up comedy—and everything in between. Passenger is a multi-award winning singer-songwriter from the UK, with a decade long career (so far) that’s taken him on tours around the globe. You probably know Passenger from his song "Let Her Go," which has been viewed on youtube 2 billion times, streamed on Spotify over 1 billion times, and reached #1 in 19 countries. Passenger and Foy go through parenthood and the lack thereof—why it’s okay to not have kids. They cycle through some alternate methods of annihilation and ask for the ‘fuck my life mushrooms’ for dinner. The conversation even takes a romantic turn when Passenger asks to be served Foy for dessert! His latest studio album, Patchwork, is his twelfth album in twelve years, and all proceeds of this album written in lockdown are going to the Trustle Trust, a nonprofit dedicated to providing food to those in need. This episode was recorded in July 2020. Visit TheVinylSupper.com for more information on this podcast and video series.
37:20
October 12, 2020
Chrissy Metz
In the fourth episode of The Vinyl Supper, guest Chrissy Metz opens with a bang, asking Foy: “Is that your real name?” (It is.) And from that, the two are chatting like old friends. The star of This is Us and Breakthrough gets deep with Foy over the danger of ‘shoulda coulda woulda’s’ and finding God within music. She talks working with Mandy Moore and how the show helped her get started in music: “If my character does it, why can’t I?” Chrissy calls music her first love, and Foy gets at the heartwarming story of how she made that love into a dream come true. Before quarantine, Chrissy was real busy: performing “I’m Standing with You” at the Oscars, and she recently co-wrote her newest song “Actress” with Nicolette Hayford, Matt McGinn, and Nathan Spicer. From quarantine in Nashville, Chrissy is now writing and recording her debut country music album. In the meantime, follow up with Chrissy by reading her memoir This Is Me, which debuted on the NYT bestseller list at #1, or watch out every month for her Chrissy’s Most Loved Picks in conjunction with Walmart. This episode was recorded in July 2020. Visit TheVinylSupper.com for more information on this podcast and video series.
44:36
October 5, 2020
Benny Blanco
The ever joyous Benny Blanco joins Foy for a rollicking 30 minutes of laughter and reflection. They talk weeding out the shitty people in your life in the midst of worldwide protests. Blanco’s dinner choices range far and wide: french fries and pizza and bagels and sushi. His music choices are more of the same schmorgesborg, cueing up a mixtape of DJ and dance and dads’ faves and Gregorian chants. Blanco is a jack of all trades, a producer for artists like Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Major Lazer, Maroon 5, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Kesha, Taio Cruz, Wiz Khalifa, Gym Class Heroes, Lil Dicky, and Tory Lanez. When he’s working on his own, Blanco is no slouch—his 2018 record Friends Keep Secrets’ song “Eastside (with Halsey and Khalid)” has been certified 4x Platinum in the US, 9x Platinum in Australia, and 2x Platinum by BPI. Follow Foy and Benny along with assertions that ‘every house has a toy keyboard,’ and that the choices you make as a kid about art can have a dramatic impact on your life. This episode was recorded in July 2020. Visit TheVinylSupper.com for more information on this podcast and video series.
34:12
September 28, 2020
Keith Urban
Foy’s second guest is four time Grammy winner and 2019 ACM Entertainer of the year Keith Urban. He’s the only male Country artist to simultaneously top the charts in the USA, Canada, and Australia, and has had 24 #1 songs. Keith has spent the better part of his life harnessing a deep-seated passion for music—it’s plot of his life story, with all its twists and turns. Urban’s past collaborations include Billy Gibbons, Buddy Guy, Carrie Underwood, Chris Stapleton, Eric Church, John Mayer, Julia Michaels, Justin Timberlake, Dzeko, Miranda Lambert, Nile Rodgers, Post Malone, Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones and Vince Gill. But he’s never done anything quite like this podcast with Foy Vance, where they touch on topics all over the map. Keith starts out with introducing his precious toy poodle and the chat flows organically from there. He tells Foy about an idol keeping his cool when guitars go missing on tour, and asserts that any version of “Crazy” is a good song. Foy and Keith bat back and forth about vegemite and promite and Keith gives a reading rec—These Truths by Jill Lepore. He spins eternal truths about going out laughing and communing with the dead. Together, the two ask: where would we be without music? Keith’s quarantine has already been a busy one: he performed Steve Winwood’s “Higher Love” for Lady Gaga’s One World: Together at Home broadcast, and he was the first artist to hold a COVID-19 first responder concert at a drive-in movie theater. In the previous life, his last two albums garnered five #1 songs, including “Blue Ain’t Your Color,” which won Best Single at the 2017 CMA Awards and Favorite Country Song at the American Music Awards. Besides four Grammy Awards, Keith has won thirteen Country Music Association Awards, fifteen Academy of Country Music Awards, four People’s Choice Awards and four American Music Awards. He is also a member of the Grand Ole Opry. But Urban is far more than a musician. He’s long supported numerous charities.  His “All For The Hall” benefit concerts for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum© have raised over $4.2 million.  He is the first Ambassador of the CMA Foundation, an advisory board member at the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital and is a longtime supporter of The Mr. Holland’s Opus Fund and The Grammy Foundation. Keith Urban’s 10th studio album, THE SPEED OF NOW came out on September 14th and is available from wherever you purchase music. This episode was recorded in July 2020. Visit TheVinylSupper.com for more information on this podcast and video series.
34:44
September 28, 2020
Anderson East
Foy greets musician and old friend Anderson East for his first ‘last’ dinner. Anderson East came to fame with his albums Delilah and Encore, and catapulted even further with his turn on the Fifty Shades Darker soundtrack. Foy and Anderson hit the ground running with stories of literal purple rain falling in Minnesota bars, and their food choices are just as enlightening. The joy of jalapenos, a feta cheese and coriander sauce, and the difference between a proper catch up and Fancy Ketchup, and that’s just getting us started. The two dig deeper to talk about the childhood joy of music, entertainment as a caveman instinct, and a possible last moment with The Godfather and pizza. But don’t worry, Anderson finds plenty of time to opine on the possibility of pairing oysters with a McDonald’s cheeseburger and the art of ‘not giving a fuck.’ The two go deep and go easy but end on the note that no matter what happens in quarantine, music isn’t going anywhere. This episode was recorded in June 2020. Visit TheVinylSupper.com for more information on this podcast and video series.
31:21
September 28, 2020
Trailer
If you miss having dinner with friends, grab a seat at Foy’s table. On The Vinyl Supper, Foy Vance chats songs and food with old friends and special guests. During each episode, Foy has a lively discussion with his guest about what three courses they’d eat and what music they’d listen to at their last meal. And of course, they catch up and chew the fat with moments of levity amidst the cathartic reflection. Foy’s pals talk about everything from pairing burgers with oysters to Japanese beef and redneck sushi. Conversations meander through global tours and global lockdown, losing loved ones and winning Grammys, reflecting on life before and during quarantine. As it turns out, you can tell a lot about a person by their favorite food and music. Foy recorded The Vinyl Supper while quarantining in the hills of his hometown of Aberfeldy, Scotland. His season one guests have enough Golden Globes, Grammys, Emmys & Billboard Awards to fill several supper tables: Anderson East, Atticus, Benny Blanco, Blake Mills, Bruce Cockburn, Chrissy Metz, Courteney Cox, Devin Dawson, Josh Groban, Keith Urban and Passenger.
02:49
September 18, 2020