Click to hear episode #8 (time = 23:38, size = 27.7 mb)
One of the greatest things about attending a multiday music festival is always “discovering” great bands and songwriters I’ve never heard of. Last Memorial Day Weekend, it was Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams, an eclectic rock band from Sleepy Hollow, NY.
In this podcast, I talk with Joziah Longo, the band’s lead singer and songwriter. He explains the intention behind the band’s name (there is no Gandalf Murphy), how starting on the folk circuit gave them freedom with their lyrics, and their multiple-genre approach that allows them to play any style of music they wish.
Here are some links to go with the show. I mention these in the podcast:
- Gandalf Murphy and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams (official web site)
- Purchase “Flapjacks from the Sky” (their new double-length CD)
- Radio-Free Slambovia
- Strawberry Music Festival