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Willie Nile, Hollywood Adventures, and TV's Swamp People on the Next Dave White Presents! [Jun. 28th, 2013|02:50 pm]
"Dave White Presents" Variety with a capital V with rock from Willie Nile, Adventures in Hollywood, and Traveling on the Bayou with TV's Swamp People!

Since 1980, critics have consistently used adjectives like "infectious," "exuberant," "charismatic," and "thrilling" to describe the rocking music of Willie Nile. In 1999, his Beautiful Wreck of the World was chosen as one of the Top Ten Albums of the Year by Billboard, The Village Voice and Stereo Review. His fans have included Pete Townshend and Lucinda Williams. In recent years, he's issued highly praised albums like The Innocent Ones and, this month, the very exciting American Ride.

On Tues. July 2, Willie joins Wes Britton to talk about his career, his hot new music, and tells some stories about folks like Springsteen and Ringo Starr. If you're a Beatles fan, you don't want to miss Willie's poignant memories of John Lennon's final days when John borrowed some of Willie's guitar strings to record Double Fantasy. What Willie shared literally took Wes Britton's breath away. Trust us, trust us—you'll love the music when you discover this seriously underappreciated singer, guitarist, and songwriter!

Then, "Dave White Presents" Bob Koster, who's been working in Hollywood for 35 years mainly in the production department as an Assistant Director and a Unit Production Manager. This means Bob has a unique insider's perspective on the history of cinema which he shares in his new book from Bear Manor Media, Adventures in Hollywood: A memoir.

Joining Dave White for an entertaining and laugh-filled conversation, Koster doesn't give you the usual name-dropping interview about who he worked with and when. Instead, Koster talks about how production departments operate, the differences between Hollywood and East Coast projects, and how location shooting can be challenging in ways you might not expect. In short, Bob takes you behind the scenes to show how all the moving parts come together and how they've changed over the decades.

Next, for the past four seasons, the Discovery Channel has had a surprise hit called Swamp People. The documentary series follows the Landry family and their contemporaries who live off the bayou and hunt gators for a living. On any given episode, we see Troy Landry and the "Swamp People" out in their specialized boats showing viewers that hunting gators is a very different thing than shooting deer, that the swamp is never a predictable place to navigate, and the residents of the area are very proud of their very old traditions.

Now, a tie-in album has been issued with a bayou theme featuring the music of Jerry Reed, Tony Joe White, the Neville Brothers, Hank Williams, Buckwheat Zydeco, and other performers who claim Louisiana as their home. The Executive Producer for the project, Pete Elkins, comes to DWP to talk about both the TV show and the album, and you'll be amazed to learn how interesting gator hunting can be!

So the next DWP is as "predictably unpredictable" as you can get on Tuesday, July 2 at 7:30 p.m. Eastern, then 7:30 Pacific over--

You can pre-record the show at Digital Audio Recording (DAR)--


On Wed. July 3, the 90 minute show will be available as a podcast, mp3 download, from itunes, through TEVO and Sticher.com, or on the player at--

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Confirmed guests coming up this summer: Dan Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad), Joe Butler (The Lovin' Spoonful), Genya Ravan (Ten Wheel Drive), and new music from a hot trio called Beach Day! Stay tuned—