Earlier this month performer/improviser/comedian Tom Chalmers and CEO of Bright Star Touring Theatre, Josh Batenhorst, hosted our very own Gar Ragland on their podcast where they discuss what they’ve been “eating/drinking and thinking” over the past week, both literally and figuratively, and then interview a real-life working artist, creator or thinker who share what they’ve been devouring.
“Gar Ragland is a man on a mission! As a long-time producer of musical artists, he saw an opportunity in the vinyl record industry and is making the most of it with his new project, Citizen Vinyl – a full scale vinyl record press located in the Asheville Citizen-Times building in downtown Asheville. What started out as a pure manufacturing project as become a multi-faceted venue with artisan deli, coffee, craft cocktails, a record store and full recording studio! We’re glad he carved out a few minutes to talk about this vinyl pressing project along with pressing subjects like bacon presses, printing presses, waffle irons, and ecoystems complete with producers, consumers and decomposers. We were impressed! You will be too!”
If you enjoy a little banter, music industry talk, and hearing folks gush about their passions — this is one for you! Click play below to listen or add it to your queue on your favorite podcast streaming service: