Howdy folks, and welcome to the all-new Small City Big Personality podcast. it’s back risen like a phoenix from the ashes, and it is bigger and better than ever before. I’ve been toying with the idea of doing an Arts based podcast for a while now and with Southern Fried Coming up I decided to that I could make the relaunch episode a Southern Fried summer special. And what a special it is! I managed to secure an interview with living legend Graham Nash of The Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash fame. Graham told me all about the time he witnessed Little Richard tearing Jimi Hendrix a new one backstage in New York. Plus, he let us into his strained relationship with a certain member of Crosby, Stills & Nash.
Graham was a great guy and an interviewers dream, but that didn’t stop me having a bit of a “we’re not worthy!” moment. If you listen really carefully to the end of the interview you can hear me telling Mr. Nash I loves him just before I hang up. I wouldn’t mind, but the bounder never phoned me back. Despite my nerves, it’s still a really cracking interview, more because of Graham’s rock n’ roll tales than anything I bring to the table. If you enjoy listening to the interview, then you can also check out an abridged transcript here.
If an interview with a musical great isn’t enough, then Andy Shearer, then the man behind Southern Fried also took some time out of his busy schedule to chat to me. He tells us all about how the festival begun and how he manages to book such great acts every year. Andy also organises the popular Monday Night Thing series of gigs at the newly refurbished Perth Theatre and he gives us an idea of what to expect when it returns later this year. All this plus an audio rundown of the best events coming up in Perth and the surrounding area.
Hope you enjoy this podcast. I certainly had fun making it!
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