Episode 37 – Voodoo Visionary

Seth and Rob first announce their new live series “wTnS Live” at the Atlanta City Winery. They explain how they will be offering evenings of music, philanthropy and podcasting. While there is a pilot episode on August 9th, the first event is September 19th, and it features DJ Logic and this episode’s primary guest Voodoo Visionary. Before diving into the Voodoo Visionary vision, Seth and Rob take a quick call with Perpetual Groove frontman Brock Butler and find out about how the band is clicking personally and professionally better than they have in years, maybe ever. The trio discuss some upcoming Perpetual Groove gigs and some of their history – and these three will sit down again next month in Atlanta for a more detailed conversation for use in a future Perpetual Groove-centric episode. Then the hosts sit down with Turner’s favorite young Atlanta touring band, Voodoo Visionary. The band relates their unusual beginnings – rising from the world of rugby, playing all-improv gigs in non-traditional music venues, having a singer slam in what the other band members would later learn was his first live performance, finding their horn section in the most organic way possible, and more. Voodoo has a large following in Atlanta, but we get into some of the mechanisms and planning involved in turning the corner to become a national act. Their latest cd “Off The Ground,” is discussed extensively. The interview is conducted at WonderDog Sound Studios in Marietta, Georgia – where this great new release was recorded. The band discusses why they chose WonderDog and some of the unique benefits of that studio. The episode ends with a discussion with the studio’s owner Mark Michaelson and long-time engineer Josh Thane. wTnS is Produced by Rob Turner and Engineered by Josh Thane of Wonder Dog Sounds (wonderdogsounds.com) Inside Out w/ Turner and Seth: insideoutwtns.com Twitter: @InsideoutWTNS Instagram: www.instagram.com/insideoutwtns Facebook: www.facebook.com/insideoutwTnS