Inside Music Podcast #29 – Ben Hardesty (The Last Bison)

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On this episode of INSIDE MUSIC, host James Shotwell calls Ben Hardesty, vocalist for The Last Bison, to discuss his band’s work and how they’re keeping American folk music alive in 2015. James hasn’t had many folk artists on the show before, but the conversation moves quick and smooth as he and Ben talk about the band’s early days in Virginia, the lasting importance of The Marshall Tucker Band, and the difficulties faced by the group as they made the transition back to the indepedent world after spending time on a major label. It’s a big and broad conversation that could potentially double as an advertisement for Virginia tourism, but it’s one of our favorite conversations to date. 

The music you hear in the intro to ‘Inside Music’ this week is “Every Time” from The Last Bison. You can learn more about that song, as well as the album it hails from, on the band’s official website.

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James Shotwell

James Shotwell is the Director of Customer Engagement at Haulix and host of the company's podcast, Inside Music. He is also a public speaker known for promoting careers in the entertainment industry, as well as an entertainment journalist with over a decade of experience. His bylines include Rolling Stone, Alternative Press, Substream Magazine, Nu Sound, and Under The Gun Review, among other popular outlets.