This broadcast felt so much like a “back to basics” broadcast – for so many reasons – that I absolutely loved hosting Hobo Maker. A consummate professional and accomplished guitar player, he produces walls of sound, and those of you who caught one of his two performances on Make Music Day know what I’m talking about.
More than anything, this was a return to form in that: Hobo Maker is, thankfully, local. While I love hosting acts that are from anywhere, anywhen, it was so cool to find out that this kind of thing is available right here in Salem. My hope with Mid-Valley Mutations is that I could create a home for artists like this in the area, and when stuff like this happens, I’m always happy. It also happens that this gent is a stand up fella, too.
So, tune in for a cross section of the work he’s done, a live solo performance, an interview, AND an extended jam with MKUltraHobophoneMaker, which was a lot of fun. MKU has been slightly absent from the show lately, only because my bandmate has been out of town. Having the back together really felt good. Sometimes, I can’t believe I get to do this every week.
As promised in the show notes, here is a link to the Corvallis Experiments In Noise page on MyFacester+ Twinstagramblr, where they keep everyone posted about upcoming shows. As of yet, they haven’t posted a full line-up for that date. But soon.
Hobo Maker, LIVE!
Part I: Word Round The Campfire
01.) Austin FM Theme * Paco Jones * Austin FM Theme * Self-Released (2016)
02.) [track 4] * Gross Barbarians * Gross Barbarians * Previously Unreleased (2013)
03.) Satan is Forever * I Am The Arm * 7″ * Telephone Tap Detector (2006)
04.) Policies * Hobo Maker * Rumor Beast * Bandcamp.com (2017)
Part II: Travel by Moonlight
05.) Moon Support * Hobo Maker * Rumor Beast * Bandcamp.com (2017)
06.) Live * Hobo Maker * 7 July 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
Part III: In The Hobo Jungle
07.) Interview Part I * Hobo Maker * 7 July 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
Part IV: Riding The Rails
08.) Interview Part II * Hobo Maker * 7 July 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)
Part IV: Bindle-Beat Breakout
07.) Live * Hobo Maker w/ MKUltramegaphone * 7 July 2017 * Mid-Valley Mutations (2017)