Tuesday, August 14, 2018

025 - On the High Beam with Matt Valentine

Hello, Dead Freaks! We're back with an in depth conversation with Matt Valentine, guitar player and one half of the heavy vibe duo that is Wet Tuna. Matt's been cooking up serious soundwaves for some time and we dip into the story of who he is and what he's after in our chat. There's a few stops along the way as we discuss his influences, past work, Wet Tuna, and, of course, Grateful Dead.

After or as you listen, be sure to check out the Wet Tuna website https://wettuna.blogspot.com and grip a copy of their album "Livin' The Die" or the very limited live release "Great Wet Wonder". They've added a bunch of tour dates to the ones mentioned on the show so find them there or below:

TUE 9/4 rhizome/washington, DC (w/abstract human)
WED 9/5 capital ale house music hall/richmond, VA (w/real estate)
THURS 9/6 rising silo brewery/blacksburg, VA (w/mike gangloff)
FRI 9/7 BIG FUN stay tuned
SAT 9/8 tbc/asheville
SUN 9/9 terminal west/atlanta, GA (w/real estate)
MON 9/10 cabin floor/greenville, SC (w/ed yazijian)
TUES 9/11 ottobar/baltimore, MD (w/real estate)
WED 9/13 chameleon club/lancaster, PA (w/real estate)
THU 9/14 club helsinki/hudson, NY (w/real estate)
FRI 9/15 higher ground ballroom/south burlington, VT (w/real estate)
FRI 9/21 the state house/new haven, CT
WED 10/10 root cellar/greenfield, MA (w/joshua burkett, charalambides)

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Listen via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, or in the player below.

Selections In This Episode:

Dino Valente: Me & My Uncle -clip- (from his 1968 self-titled album)

John Martyn: 1978-10-20 Reading University - Small Hours -clip-

Wet Tuna: New York Street (excerpt from the album Livin' The Die available from the band.)

Grateful Dead:
1972-10-28 Cleveland Public Hall, Cleveland, OH - China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider, Playing In The Band, Attics Of My Life

The Byron Coley/Arthur Magazine interview referenced in the discussion can be found here. “Good Fuzz”: Matt ‘MV’ Valentine (from Arthur No. 34/2013)

It's a little dated but the sidebar to the interview consisting of key Matt Valentine recordings (as of 2013) is worth a look as well: More Smoke Than Folk

Also, there's a brand new official video for the Wet Tuna tune, "New York Street". Dig it below:

Here is the full video of John Martyn performing "Small Hours"

The Dino Valente version of Me & My Uncle is here but is blocked in some countries:

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