April 18, 2021
Today's episode features Chris Mooneyhan of Weatherly Productions in Bel Air, Maryland. Weatherly is basically an umbrella company for Chris’s podcast, The Weatherly Report, and his band Camoon. You can find their socials under @allthingsweatherly. The EP for Camoon is called Story Hour. And the song featured from it on this episode is called “Falling Down.” The song has Mike Newberry on vocals. Chris recorded his EP with multiple different singers.
But anyway we had a fun chat about his recording process, his home studio, charity work, and some other stuff. As always feel free to follow or subscribe to all things weatherly, or to the podcast. It always helps us out and broaden the reach of this thing. Again, thanks for tuning and supporting local music. Whether you are friends or fans of the band, we all appreciate it. Links to music below.
April 12, 2021
Today's episode features Stephen Berchielli from The Hollowed Sky. They are a Baltimore based rock band. They have a new remixed/remastered album called Unstrung. Two of the new songs are featured on this episode. One is called "Baltimore" and other is named “Head In The Fence." Stephen and I had a fun chat about all things music, recording, and some stories from playing shows. Stephen recorded and produced their new album. Spotify links below. As always feel free to follow or subscribe to the band or the podcast. It always helps us out. Thanks for listening and thanks for supporting local music. Whether you are friends or fans of the band, we all appreciate it.
April 8, 2021
Episode 60 features Zack from Souls Extolled. They are a proto-metal ska punk band from Austin, Texas. They definitely got their own sound going on. Zach is also originally from Hawaii, which is where he was calling in from for this interview. So we talked about that, Zach’s ethos for the band, and some of his spiritual ideas. Let’s just say Zach is a big fan of human free will, but more on that in the interview.
The band songs “Allegiant Swine” and “Seraphic War” are featured on this episode. If you’re into it and you wanna find the Souls Extolled on Spotify or anywhere else, the links are attached in the episode description.
And as always feel free to follow or subscribe to the band or the podcast. It always helps us out. Thanks for listening and thanks for supporting local music. Whether you are friends or fans of the band, we all appreciate it. Have a nice day.
April 2, 2021
Sidney Abernathy is a folk/alternative country signer originally from Colorado. Now residing in Mexico. I first got acquainted with her music after seeing former guest and friend of the show Matt Pless do a write up of her new album. And was pretty much hooked after that. I’ve featured two of her songs on this episode. One is called "Medicine" and the one at the end of the show is called "Miss You." They are my favorite tracks off of album No Return Address.
As a lyricist Sidney has everything I admire in a song writer. I hate using the word haunting but if there was ever a time to use it, her album would probably be it. There’s depth and sadness juxtaposed with humor and tongue in cheek sarcasm. Intermingled with the classic elements of old american outlaw country. But most importantly her songs are genuine and real. So if you’re into maybe the “off the beaten path side of country,” you’ll probably dig it. Thanks for listening. Links below.
March 30, 2021
My guest today is Andrew Toy. Also known as @AToyDrummer online on twitter, youtube, and instagram. He’s got a new album out called Guardrails which is featured at the link in the notes. The song “Sneaking Suspicions" is featured on the episode. I just met Andrew a couple weeks ago when he came in to the studio where I was recording to do some drum tracks. I’ve been fortunate to play with a lot of good drummers but Andrew’s really on another level. By the sound of it he’s playing around the world for many years now. And is currently promoting his new percussion based album. He says he uses percussion as a starting point for composition and sonic exploration. In the studio and on stage, Andrew twists, distorts, and re-arranges the sound of the drums beyond recognition to create soundscapes that are both intense and atmospheric. I sort of described it as what you might hear the Matrix was based in the jungle. But anyway when had a fun chat so hopefully you enjoy it whether you are friends or fans of his.
March 26, 2021
This week's guest is Anthony Frijia. He is a folk/americana/blues artist from here in Maryland but now located in San Diego. He his known as "Vanthonyfrijia" on instagram. I first met him at Hopkins Farm Brewery up 95 near Bmore. But anyway, Anthony has shared the stage with notable local acts around here such as Ballyhoo!, Pasadena, Skribe, and Pressing Strings. He also has a popular blog, The American Roadtripper, that documents his travels. He’s typically traveling the country and living the vagabond life in his van. His new song “Shook” is featured on this episode and is now available wherever you listen to music. So if you dig it, feel free like, subscribe, or follow. All that stuff. It’s is always helpful and appreciated. You can also drop a rating or like on the podcast if you want. But yeah, we got to talking all things music and what got Anthony into pursing an occupation in music and living life out on the road. As well as his creative inspirations. We also talked about a few books that we’ve read, which are listed as amazon affiliate links in the show notes.
March 17, 2021
This week's episode features Katy & Alex of the UK based band Aspire. They have a new song out called Gen Z which is featured on the episode. Which is up on Spotify and the usual places. We talked about how things have been for them over in England. As well as some of their current plights in school, including behavior scores, and the social issues that go along with that. As always, thanks for listening and supporting local music. Whether you’re friends of the band or the podcast. It’s always appreciated. Link to music below.
March 12, 2021
Episode 55 features a friend mine by the name of Mike Jones. He was formerly and currently in a blues rock band called The Jones in the Washington D.C. area for the last 15 years. He’s also doing some solo stuff now as well. His new song is called Snake Oil. It is featured on this episode. It’s more or less folk rock. If you like it, you can definitely find it on Spotify and all the usual places. I will link in the episode notes. As always feel free to drop a subscription or follow on either Mike's music or the podcast wherever you may be listening. It always helps broaden the reach of this thing. But anyway, we had a fun overall chat about what we’ve seen during the pandemic while working in healthcare, and what we’ve been working on musically. Mike also opened for Yngwie Malmsteen once at the Fillmore here in DC. So that was cool to hear about. Anyway, thanks for listening and supporting local music.
Insta and Twitter are : @mike_jones_band
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March 2, 2021
Episode 54 features Ray Wroten of the band Bond and Bently from here in Baltimore, Maryland. He also has been releasing music as a solo artist as well. Ray has been veteran of the local scene here for about 15 years or so and has been touring around the country concurrently during that time. His new song featured on this episode is called Jigsaw which is released under his name sake. it has a real cool music video to go with it as well. Which we talked about the episode. We also got into talking about some his stories over the years, including sneaking into a secret Justin timberlake show at SXSW, punching the singer of Good Charlotte in the face, and being robbed by guitar center, among other things. So it was definitely a fun chat. I want to thank Ray for coming on and you for listening and supporting local music. Please hit subscribe to Bond and Bently or to the podcast where ever you may be listening. You can also subscribe to Ray’s solo page if you dig the song. It always helps us out. Other than that, the new podcast t-shirts are in, so if you want one definitely let me know. They’re super soft and comfy. Let me know if you want one. Have a good week.
Bond & Bentley Spotify
February 26, 2021
Gerrod Harris from One In The Chamber came on the show this week for an interview. Today also happens to be the podcast’s one year Birthday. So thanks for listening and supporting.
One In The Chamber is a modern metal/rock band from Toronto. Gerrod came on to talk about their new song, “To The Gallows”, which is featured on this episode. Recorded at Phase One Studios and produced by Murray Daigle, "To The Gallows" is driven by haunting melodies, shifting dynamics, and a heavy foundation. The track has already drawn comparisons to the likes of Led Zeppelin, Alice In Chains, and Metallica. Having released "Blow" earlier in 2020, the single has since surpassed 50k Spotify streams and both "Blow" and "To The Gallows" were featured on Loudwire's Weekly Wire Spotify playlist while the band was titled as Blue Rhymez Entertainment's Rock Band Of The Year and finished in the semi-finals (top 8) of 97.7 HTZ FM's annual Rocksearch. Furthermore, "To The Gallows" was recently featured on Rock 94.7 in Wisconsin and is set to be featured on 94.9 The Rock's Generation Next at the end of January.
"To The Gallows" Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hz-iTpQwgSE