Bob Antone: Talking music, history, life, Bigfoot, Coffee, and more!
Scott talks with Washington native Bob Antone, musician and storyteller. Bob talks about his history growing up in North Bend, learning music from his time in musical kindergarten, and explains what the heck that is.
Bob has some interesting descriptions of how the local weather affects the creativity of locals and why so much of the local music is dark and brooding. Hint, if you live on the wet side of the mountains, you probably get it. He talks about picking up his family's violin from the 1800s and beginning that journey. He now plays 13 instruments, and teaches many of those.
Bob describes how his family history affected his songwriting, incorporating legends and folklore reaching back into industrial America building railroads, mining, and interacting with nature. Bob lists musical influences such as Rachmaninoff, Eraser Head, and hobo songs among others for his inspirations.
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