No Cover No Cover is a music podcast from KOSU, focusing on musicians coming from Oklahoma and those just passing through. Join host Matthew Viriyapah as musicians tell stories of recording, touring and living as artists.
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No Cover

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No Cover is a music podcast from KOSU, focusing on musicians coming from Oklahoma and those just passing through. Join host Matthew Viriyapah as musicians tell stories of recording, touring and living as artists.

Most Recent Episodes

Johnny Manchild

Johnny Manchild is the lead singer, pianist and namesake for the seven-piece piano rock band Johnny Manchild and the Poor Bastards. The Oklahoma City band spent all of 2019 releasing one song a month, which culminated in their latest LP, One Big Beautiful Sound. In this episode, Johnny talks about the challenge the band set for themselves last year, plans for their next album, and how collaborating with a YouTuber helped them reach a whole new group of fans.

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Charley Crockett

Texas country and blues musician Charley Crockett has lived the life of a traveling musician, busking on the streets of New Orleans, Dallas, New York City and Paris. He has been featured on NPR, Rolling Stone and Billboard and has played the Grand Ole Opry, Austin City Limits, Newport Folk Festival and several venues in Oklahoma. In this episode, Charley talks about his recent open heart surgery, the relationship between blues and country, and his love for Oklahoma musicians and places.

Husbands

Oklahoma City surf-pop band Husbands has been featured on NPR's Heavy Rotation and their song "Mexico" was named the number one song of 2019 by the Oklahoma Rock Show. Drawing inspiration from Devo and Talking Heads, Husbands' new album, After The Gold Rush Party, is about trying to balance their jobs and families with their creative energy. In this episode, Wil Norton and Danny Davis break down the album and explain how they went from a pool of seventy songs to just thirteen for the album.

John Calvin Abney

Oklahoma folk / Americana singer-songwriter John Calvin Abney is everywhere. He's a sideman for folks like John Moreland and Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires and an acclaimed solo artist in his own right. Rolling Stone Country called him an 'Artist to Watch' and his music has been praised by Billboard, Paste Magazine, and No Depression. No Cover host Matthew Viriyapah spoke with John on two different occasions: just as he was about to leave on tour in spring 2019 with Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires and again in fall 2019, before the release of his 2019 solo album, Safe Passage. In the first half of this episode, Abney talks about how he found his own voice on his 2018 album, Coyote. He also explains his view on the craft of being a sideman and his wide range of influences, such as Japanese video game composers, The Beach Boys and those he calls his friends and peers. In the second half, Abney explores the origins and the making of his latest album, Safe Passage, and what his mom thinks about it.

Introducing: No Cover, KOSU's New Podcast On The Oklahoma Music Scene

Hear a preview of No Cover, as we give you an inside look at musicians coming from Oklahoma and those just passing through. Hosted by Matthew Viriyapah, hear musicians tell stories of recording, touring and living as an artist. Launching January 2020. Subscribe now. No Cover is a production of KOSU.

Introducing: No Cover, KOSU's New Podcast On The Oklahoma Music Scene

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