My guest in this episode is Harris King.
Harris was introduced to Music Talks by previous guests Steven Routledge and Justin Steiner who are fellow members of the brilliant community that has grown up around the Rockin’ The Suburbs Podcast and now Radio Station - suburbspod.com
Like many of my guests Harris isn’t just a music lover he’s a music scholar who immerses himself in the music he listens to and the bands that he likes. As he says at one point in our chat “I’m always listening”. As you would expect all that listening spans a wide range of musical styles and to my delight a lot of bands and songs that I had simply never heard of. As well as a fascinating chat it’s going to make for a great Playlist :-).
Harris lives in South Carolina and in many ways is very rooted in the South and can trace his families roots back to the 1700’s. But in his adult life he has also built a real connection to Germany and has lived and worked there for several years.
Those two very differing cultures are reflected in some of his song choices and are also the reason for the title of the episode. Elektro Kultur is the title of his radio show on Rockin’ The Suburbs Radio that focuses on electronic music and the culture that surrounds it.
And in amongst all this music chat is a lovely heart-warming about how Harris met his wife Rachel on Twitter after they connected through a shared love of Baseball and specifically the Atlanta Braves. They later realised they also had a shared passion for music, and both had Radio shows. The rest, as they say, is history and I’m a sucker for a happy ending 😊
These are Harris’s song choices and please remember that if your app supports ‘Chapters’ so does Music Talks
6:34 The 70's - Jim Croce - Bad Bad Leroy Brown
9:51 The 80's - The Silo's - Tennessee Fire
33:54 The 90's - Southern Culture on the Skids - Biscuit Eater
46:41 The 00's - DJ Koze - Brutalga Square
56:30 The 10's - Low - What Part of Me
1:04:23 The 20's - Lucy Dacus - First Time