Originally from PA and now living in TX, singer/songwriter/author, Drew Kennedy and I randomly met at the Austin airport when he noticed my Tim Williams Band hoodie. I was heading home and he was heading to Ireland to write songs in a castle (the most badass sentence I ever heard someone say.) At the airport, we immediately started chatting about the similarities between music and comedy, and we continued that conversation in this episode. From insurance to becoming a full-time musician, we also discuss his songwriting process, our love for 90s alternative, his favorite Phillie (it’ll surprise you!), and of course, a hell-gig story.
Pat House is a nationally-touring comedian based out of Philadelphia. A regular performer in comedy clubs, casinos, and theaters all over the country, Pat has been a choice opener for Sebastian Maniscalco, Tom Segura, and Dan Cummins. He recorded his first album Biggest Thing in 2013, and his latest album Heard Enough Yesterday, hit #1 on the iTunes comedy charts. Both can be heard on iTunes, Amazon, and Pandora.
About Drew Kennedy’s new album “Marathon”: “We had one rule when we started recording this record: If we don’t have it, we can’t use it.” It’s a simple concept – the premise that makes up Drew Kennedy’s ninth studio album, Marathon – but the result is a vivid and immersive ode to a corner of the world that the singer-songwriter has fallen in love with over the years. Kennedy and his collaborator, Davis Naish, packed up a select set of instruments and headed to a small adobe house in the tiny Far West Texas town after which the album is named – as he mentions in the opening track, a town born of Buffalo Soldiers and Seminole Scouts and the third transcontinental railroad, with seven high school seniors; the entire town has less than 400 residents – where they spent a week recording his latest 11-song collection.