Farmer Grief is the talented keyboard player for Aloe Blacc, but before he took on that role he was a friend of Henry’s Child, going on Tour with them and helping them out whenever he could.
Farmer sat down to talk to Thom and what came out of that conversation is one of the best “Am I Crazy or Am I Just Raving” episodes to date. These two friends have a lot of history together and aren’t afraid to be expressed. For example, you will learn how NOT moving to California forced Thom and Farmer to live together and why Thom lived for a brief period of time in Farmer’s darkroom. (Yes, an actual darkroom where photos get developed).
Farmer talks about working at Gerlach’s Camera Stores and how the band Big Hippie formed when Jake Morton, Harley Grey and Kalani Makanui joined Farmer, starting off as a High School Battle of the Bands.
As far as the music business, we talk about the pros and cons of in-ear monitors (and what they represent), the benefits of using & not using a click track for live performances and Farmer’s fool-proof way to politely not have to speak to your seatmate on flights to shows.
Farmer tells a great story about how he and Rex (during the Henry’s Child years) got invited to a private Absolut Vodka party the night we played Hollywood and he tells the story of how he met and ended up writing with Aloe Blacc.
Farmer finishes this conversation with some sage advice about how Empathy is the best way to build a network of folks who can help you with your music.
FARMER’s BAND: WunderGroup Official https://wundergroup.band
HENRY’S CHILD URLs: Official Website http://henryschild.com/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo31Ezkv6jKZBkdgpJSKH4A Bandcamp: https://henryschild.bandcamp.com Reverb Nation: https://www.reverbnation.com/henryschild Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/henryschild1/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/henrys_child Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/henryschildband/
Some of the amazing that have been on this Podcast are Andre Hagestedt, Brian Forster, Carey Rich, Carl Sundberg, Daniel Riddle, Darren Linder, Farmer Greif, Greg Gillespie, Howard Libes, Jake Morton, Jarrett Holly, Job Boldt, Kevin Richardson, Logan Hawkes, Rex Morningstar, Sebastian Phoenix, Soriah
Those folks represent these bands: Aloe Blacc, Big Hippie, Elemental Records, Henry’s Child, Hyding Jekyll, Jollymon, King Black Acid, Othrys, Seven Second Circle, Soriah, Vial… Experiment, We Have Guns