The last time Ryan Walsh appeared on the show was during another trip I took to Boston. At the time, he spoke of his upcoming book about Van Morrison.
What, admittedly, sounded like a fairly niche examination of the musician’s time recording a legendary album became one of the year’s most acclaimed music books. Astral Weeks finds Walsh playing detective, seeking to answer some longstanding questions, while exploring the largely unremarked upon Boston psychedelic scene of the time. Last year Walsh’s band Hallelujah the Hills released I’m You. The album finds the musician writing and singing his most straightforward — and arguably best — set of songs in its decade-plus existence.
Episode 421: Laraaji
Episode 420: Denise Kaufman (of The Ace of Cups)
Episode 419: Ralph Nader
Episode 418: Open Mike Eagle
Episode 417: Eric D. Johnson (of Fruit Bats and Bonny Light Horseman)
Episode 416: Ariel Rechtshaid.
Episode 415: Rick Perlstein
Episode 414: Carlos Alazraqui
Episode 413: Cidny Bullens
Episode 412: Noah Van Sciver
Episode 411: Matt Pond
Episode 410: Cynthia Sley (of Bush Tetras)
Episode 409: Ezra Furman
Episode 407: Tanya Donelly (of Belly, The Breeders and Throwing Muses)
Episode 406: Damon Krukowski (of Galaxie 500 and Damon & Naomi)
Episode 405: Kyle Forester (of Crystal Stilts and The Ladybug Transistor)
Episode 404: Kat Edmonson
Episode 403: Jen Shyu
Episode 402: Elliot Moss