Today the boys get to interview one of their heroes, Parker Gispert. Parker founded Athens GA's legendary hard rock trio the Whigs and is making killer solo music now. We also hang with Annie Leeth, an absolute compositional genius. Parker: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2EPHhgkv9L6O4FzWJT5kcs?si=aIHFM_hvTCKik5i65wBp8g The Whigs: https://open.spotify.com/artist/62gHwaZEtHenaB124IuOW8?si=ZrlCKwoFQqCtnLZ8o_TNww Annie Leeth: https://open.spotify.com/artist/07AMk9NQqZbZVg9DdmuKb4?si=J1O2lt_8RP6zaQ2TdPlKNA
Dude....what? This guys like, my bud now and that makes me happy. My guest today has been a personal influence and legend of mine for about 12 years. His name is Parker Gispert and he fronts The Whigs. He's toured with other amazing acts like Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, Drive-By Truckers and a ton more. He's played a bunch of Late Night sets including ones with Dave Letterman. The bulk of our talk however is in reference to a time when he and his band took a chance on me at a show in San Diego and gave me a shot at playing onstage with them. Big moment for a 16 year old...Other than that we discuss rediscovering your identity as a solo artist, the difference between club and arena tours and the perks of quarantining in the woods. Enjoy! 1Song Performed: The Whigs - "Hot Bed" Song Featured: Parker Gispert - "Through the Canvas" Direct Support Playlist Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Instagram: @directsupportpod Twitter: @dswithps Check out my band: Arms Akimbo
Parker Gispert is best known as the singer and guitarist for the Athens, Georgia band, The Whigs. Late last year, he released his first solo album, the raw, country-influenced Sunlight Tonight. He joined host, Christian Schaeffer, last month to discuss recording outside of Nashville, the freedom of touring solo and the transformative power of a solar eclipse. Gispert performs "Volcano," "Is It 9?" and "Too Dumb to Love Anyone." Recorded at KDHX in St. Louis, Missouri on April 27, 2019. The sound engineer is Jon Valley, assisted by Sami Ross. The technical producer is KE Luther. And the executive producer is Andy Coco.
Stereo Embers The Podcast: Parker Gispert (The Whigs)
Stereo Embers: The Podcast
“Parker Gispert Always Had His Eye On Athens”As a teenager in Atlanta, Parker Gispert grew up listening to Built To Spill, Modest Mouse and the Velvet Underground. But everything changed once he discovered the Athens, Georgia Elephant 6 Label.Mesmerized by bands like Elf Power, Olivia Tremor Control and Neutral Milk Hotel, Gispert was not only drawn to their sound, he was drawn to their geography. So much so, that when it came time to choose a college, the University of Georgia in Athens was the most logical choice. Inspired by the artistic community of the town and its legendary musical DNA, it didn’t take long for Gispert to get a band together and it didn’t take long for that band to start crushing it. The Whigs tore through the local live circuit and went on to release five albums, play repeatedly on Letterman and Conan and tour the world several times over. In this conversation Gispert talks to Alex about his first solo album Sunlight Tonight, what it was like to live on a hemp farm for a year and the pleasures of driving alone across the country. He also talks about his parents’ take on his rock and roll career, how geography influences art and the current state of the Whigs.
On this episode I talk to Parker Gispert (“Late Show/Letterman”, “Tonight Show/Leno”) about overflowing toilets & disappointed parents. MUSIC on this episode: Beck, Pavement, Joni Mitchell, Captain Beefheart, and more!
In this episode we interview Parker Gispert, get excited about this week’s shows with Howard Duff and Parker Gispert of the Whigs, toss around some fresh ideas, and reminisce about the week prior.Other related links:Nicole Miller - nmillermusic.comBluffton Self Help - blufftonselfhelp.org
The Whigs singer/guitarist Parker Gispert talks about rock costumes, how to make a record on the cheap in a frat house, Instagram, touring with the Kings of Leon, living on his farm, and his upcoming solo record.