64 – Jayke Orvis (.357 String Band, The Goddamn Gallows, Jayke Orvis & The Broken Band)
My First Band Podcast
These days, listeners know Jayke Orvis as the fast-picking mandolin virtuoso and banjo player in The Goddamn Gallows. Long before he was touring relentlessly with the Gallows, helping to invent the "streetgrass" sub-genre with .357 String Band and serving as the namesake of Jayke Orvis & The Broken Band though, Orvis was hosting basement shows and playing in hardcore punk bands like Penalty Box and Schwill Rotten. With COVID-19 keeping the road dog at home for the foreseeable future, My First Band host Tyler Maas was finally able to catch Orvis in one place for long enough to record an interview. Speaking via video chat, Orvis talked about the ways he's keeping busy while confined to his home, memorable tales from living at a punk house in Riverwest in his 20s, the start (and subsequent local explosion) of .357 String Band, his years with The Broken Band in Pittsburgh, his two stints with The Goddamn Gallows, and much more. My First Band is sponsored by Mystery Room Mastering and Indeed Brewing Company. The show is edited by Jared Blohm. You can listen to My First Band on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify and wherever else you get podcasts. Music used in this show comes courtesy of Devils Teeth ("The Junction Street Eight Tigers") and .357 String Band ("Rollin' Down The Track").
Join Anni Boelyn and Jayke Orvis in a backstage chat at The Ritz in San Jose.Mikey Classic is in there too a bit, full interview with him NEXT week! The Long Way Home - Jayke Orvis Columbus Stockade Blues - Jayke Orvis, Justin & Jordan (Gallows Bound)Waiting Around To Die - The Goddamn GallowsIt's Going To Be Ok (no it's not) - The Goddamn Gallowswww.thegoddamngallows.comTV's Avery was not hurt in the making of this episode. Beards, Brew & BBQOctober 27 - Anni will be there as Emcee!https://www.facebook.com/events/271335883436392/Support the podcast by shopping at www.AndriaA.myqsciences.com
Closing Time with Jayke Orvis #5 - Belvederes Ultra-Dive
The beloved Pittsburgh venue, Belvederes, was more then just a social revolution. It also served as employer/home away from home for Jayke and many others. Here the staff dissects why it's so special, and swap some of the weirdest bar stories you'll ever hear.@JaykeOrvis@belvederesPGH@EpicastTV
Their name is Everymen, but they're anything but. Their story is riddled with addiction, triumph, and will power. There's nothing that the universe can throw at this band that they can't laugh off and then turn into an uplifting lesson for everyone in attendance. Just when you thought you heard it all, the Everymen came to town.@JaykeOrvis@EpicastTV@EVERYMENBAND
Brook Blanche is one of 3 singers in the Kansas roots band "The Calamity Cubes". After one if Jaykes gigs in Wichta, everyone got together in the Cubes' back yard while Brook and Jayke waxed poetic over a fifth of Evan Williams. As you can imagine, things get pretty intense.Enjoy. @EpicastTV @JaykeOrvis www.facebook.com/The-Calamity-Cubes/www.facebook.com/brook.blanche
JD Wilkes is nothing if not prolific. He's the front man for seminal lower-broadway group Th'Legendary Shack Shackers, the Dirt Daubers, auther, sideshow artist, filmmaker, husband, and bona-fide Kentucky Colonial. JD sits down with Jayke to give us a glimpse into the psyche of the man that Jello Biafra calls "the last great Rock N Roll frontman."www.jdwilkes.com@theshackshakers@thedirtdaubers@jaykeorvisJayke Orvis has spent the last ten years as a traveling musician. The characters and cast of his life have been invited to engage us into a world that few get to live, but so many ponder. Eavesdrop on their conversations at Closing Time.