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BlogSeason 1

The Right Place At The Right Time – Performing Live Music

George Scot-Bad Weather Brewing

In this episode of Brews & Eats with Badass Peeps we drink craft beer with George Scot McKelvey at Bad Weather Brewing Company.  We share an intimate discuss about live music and how a career in commercial work contributed to his live music endeavor.

We learn how a second job as a delivery boy for advertising agencies gave George an opportunity to sing national jingles for commercials; Ultimately giving George a career as the face of Embarq.

While most musicians found themselves struggling to scrape up money during the recession of the 2000’s; George found ways to continue to grow and earn more.

Brewery :

Bad Weather Brewing Company

Address: 414 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102
Hours:  3PM–12AM
Phone: (651) 207-6627
URL: www.badweatherbrewery.com

 

 

George Scot – Performing Live Music:

www.georgescot.com
www.hookersandblow.org

Camera Operator:

Layton Umpleby
Audio: Micheal Dorshak
Edit: Jud Hailey

Links:

Soul Asylum: www.enterthesoulasylum.com/
IPSO FACTO: www.facebook.com/ipsofactoreggae/
The Replacements: http://thereplacementsofficial.com/
Prince: https://g.co/kgs/M4ZzvD

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Chris Stapleton

http://amzn.to/2BIuK3x

Tom Petty – Runnin’ Down a Dream

http://amzn.to/2B8xN5z

Andy Summers – One Train Later

http://amzn.to/2BvyV0a

Keith Richards – Life

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Punching Henry

http://amzn.to/2kHfyZO

 

 

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welcome to another episode of brews &
eats with badass peeps my name is Jud

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hailey I’m a singer-songwriter and your
host today today we’re checking out bad

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weather brewing and we got our good
friend George Scott McKelvey waiting

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inside drink some beer with us join us

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you know you’re in for a treat when you
get to drink a beer with George Scott

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call the Minnesota home
George is a singer/songwriter a session

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player sharing the stage with musicians
like Chris and blow and soul asylum

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thanks for joining us George my pleasure
tell us a little bit more about yourself

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it’s been a long journey Jeb Burnsville
I just had a high school reunion yeah

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your tenure
I got chunks of tenure in my stool jug

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no it was higher than that somewhere
between 10 and 40 I started playing

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live music in grade school I played piano I
graduated to keyboards I bought my first

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role in Juneau 60 and junior high school
yeah cuz I wanted to play jump vanyo and

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jump

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and I happened to be in a high school
with the great theater program and they

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had a touring group called Showtime and
one of my first experiences playing

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live music for people was touring prisons and
a couple maximum-security prisons which

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was a sort of a heavy experience for a
16 year old willingly yeah it was a

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doubt there’s no way that can get this
done now but I actually played the

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prison where Mike Tyson was incarcerated
I played Michigan City on out cheers my

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camp houses are teaching me who songs
like substitute and I’m learning how to

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play Jack and Diane acoustic guitar and
and then at the same time all this great

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live music in the mid 80s was coming out of
Minneapolis like yeah like soul asylum

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replacements and Purple Reign hit
1983-84 and then just living in

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Minneapolis and playing live music you
thought shit maybe I have a shot at

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doing this and being successful you
actually had a stint with soul asylum

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you still performing though I have not I
sort of held the Tommy Stinson’s place

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while he was in between runs with Guns
and Roses hmm they had tryouts

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John recommended me I had done a stuff
which Michael bland who still their

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drummer MyPlate and if so facto as a
guitar player

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Michael play on the drummer I got a
tryout and I played kinda like Carl

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because I play with a pick and I could
sing harmony and I got the gig and I was

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the face of embark for three years
really saying all the jingles and I was

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cited 25 national someone there a
cellphone in he’s a mutton head he don’t

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want freak TV
come on mutton head get your flabby

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ownself freaky I used to deliver
graphics between advertising agencies or

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memos and for a company called prism
studios whether it’s you know ideas for

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they pitch ideas before the Internet
think about it

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it’s weeding Studios and graphic
designers they get to run back and forth

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yeah
and that also jingles and so I would

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drop off and my buddies Tom Scott and
Chris yes money at this point yeah I

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mean I know my own Wow and when I had a
Mazda B mm yeah and I was living 26th in

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blasdell and was and that’s right where
I was it was great gig yeah cuz I got to

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pick my own hours and the guy that hired
me was the drummer for the phones Brad

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Manson okay anyway so I drop it off and
they’re like George can you sing like a

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pirate and I’m like well it’s a jingle
studio I got in and I did it it got

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accepted and I was the voice was my
taft-hartley exemption and I was voice

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for Toyota at the very first Toyota
Highlander – what yeah and then they had

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me come in so I was just a demo they had
me come in and do three more awesome

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then I get a sag exception

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and then it was Ashe Spencer then Ashton
Spencer won the bidding for a little

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tiny movie that no one cared about with
a new director called mark Forrest or

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the movies monsters ball
Halle Berry Heath Ledger you know about

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blue yeah one or the Oscar they get that
so I’m still doing a couple jingles than

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it dries up for a while well masters
ball gets huge their nest movie is

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called Finding Neverland
yeah with Johnny Depp yep and the whole

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movie is like a dream sequence where
he’s thinking about pirate songs so they

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who sings like a pirate no really oh the
whole time and then I just they would

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have me into demo pirate stuff and then
while I was there like hey can you say

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hi Colin out so I’m like you know Sarah
smile yeah okay boom boom and I started

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that’s that’s how I you know and then I

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between 50 and 100 commercials that’s
fantastic the years that you’ve been

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doing this professionally full-time tell
us about the one time that changed the

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way that you run your musical business
tell us about the failing moment the

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moment that you met Jesus and I’m about
to throw the book in the trash I don’t

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want to do this anymore
I don’t think I’ve had one of those

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boats I thought you were gonna say there
were entrepreneurial which I had a gag

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for that because those musicians you
know we can only count up to four and

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that’s a six syllable word shit every
year about tax times is one of those

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moments okay that’s very you know
there’s been a ton of them but none of

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obviously enough to steer this is what I
love to do this is what we love to do

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and if and it doesn’t take a CPA to look
at the bottom line at the end of the

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year and realize this isn’t we’re not in
this for a fucking prom

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right we’re in this because it’s called
us we love it you’ll have to do it but I

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don’t know if there’s ever been a moment
where I said I’m throwing away the book

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we are lucky and the Minneapolis scene
at Twin Cities to be able to have such a

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great place to call home and meet people
like ourselves so who’d do this and have

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a lot in common – I mean we all we all
have similar backgrounds in this

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industry and and I think that when when
you talk about like the individuals show

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failure that’s important I think I think
that I think a lot of kids who who watch

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this and are learning from guys like
ourselves think that they need to be

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absolutely perfect when they hit the
stage and this is like something that a

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few episodes ago Adam and I talked about
which is I can’t tell you the amount of

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times that I fuck up in Asia always
somebody requests a song that I’ve never

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played before I’m gonna do it my best
I’ll play you that song but to be honest

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with you I’ve never even heard this song
so I’m guessing that this is the melody

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oh I don’t do it you don’t even do it
you touch it no I I you know if there’s

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one thing we’ve learned from this
canticle climate and what I can thank

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Kelly and Conway for she has taught me
how to pivot yeah let me just distract

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and move along I don’t know how to pivot
I just called myself to kind of broken

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faulty two bucks I will not yeah I will
not play Sweet Caroline for free no I

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thought it’s a hundred dollar song right
pivot yeah same with people you asked me

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to play Beyonce yeah we’re just gonna
pivot yeah they play Lauryn Hill instead

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I know I I sort of cajole and say rather
than

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do a song I don’t know very well in a
very mediocre fashion

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wouldn’t you rather hear me play
something I know really well yeah an

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excellent fashion let me surprise you
here can I buy you a drink no I’ve done

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all those that’s reverse income right
there yes but that’s Kim but worth it

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all right I don’t we try the wheat hatha
Cheers of that oops

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hey so now we’re gonna get it a
lightning round at this point I’m just

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gonna ask you a bunch of questions and I
just want you to answer it with the

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first answer that comes to your maxi
with Judd hot seat would you that’s

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right
Haley’s hot seat I feel the heat in

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Haley’s hot seat you keep going cuz I’m
gonna turn this into something okay what

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was holding you back from becoming a
professional musician small penis wait

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can I do that again do that again yeah
no I’ll stick with that I don’t know I

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mean perhaps I don’t know man nothing
you know

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perhaps for being disorganized for
having all internal I mean I I didn’t I

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had mainly had support from my family
and I had very encouraging friends and I

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feel like I had talent so I I mean I
started playing professional live music at 18

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great
and I started performing in front of

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large groups of people at write so I
mean it you didn’t really hesitate to

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write love musically I would love to
blame my mother or father yeah for

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everything especially a small penis yeah
but my only limitations have been self

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born
what’s the best piece of advice you’ve

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gotten in the live music industry and the
live music industry I don’t know

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time when things are going really well
for me but be aware of the power of no

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you know when we’re coming up and were
hungry for gigs it’s been weeks were all

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booked myself six seven gigs in a week
and and sort of lose picture and maybe

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at the end of that week you’re not the
best you can be but say the power power

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of know be okay with turning some stuff
down if it’s not the right fit for you

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what’s a personal habit that contributes
to your success learned one I used to be

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the guy that would show up giving to the
gig and I would not have the mic course

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or I would show up 10 minutes before the
gig and I would I would break a string

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and not have one I think there are
habits that you develop in the studio

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but for live performance especially if
you’re a bit autonomous as we have to be

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doing the solo thing I bring two or
three of everything yeah and I show up

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early and I keys out and I relax and I
really enjoy the whole process not just

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the process of performing but the whole
process of getting there on time

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relaxing making connections and setting
up the gear in a way that I feel relaxed

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and then taking a minute before the show
starts so that I’m not I’m not three

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minutes before showtime trying to change
your fuckin chazer night – and that’s

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not the one you wear like the kids the
fourth all right

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that is that’s the official first
g-string joke okay and I have a running

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I was I had a bet with somebody how long
is it gonna be before one of these

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guitar players pulls out the g-string
drink Joe we’re at the fourth episode

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right it only took me 20 minutes of this
motherfucker to be a cliche I was gonna

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say d-string I just didn’t think about
it my name starts with G yeah come on

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what are you currently listening to
this week’s been alerted I was a huge

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Tom Petty pal yeah so I’ve sort of been
diving down the petty rabbit hole I just

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heard Chris Koza
play at Lake Harriet and he’s got a new

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records right Brook Valley but I’m old
school man if I’m relaxing I’m not

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thinking about my new songs or something
do i I will light a candle and put on

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shad a radio or if I if my sweet lady is
over it’s shad a radio you scandal on

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some red wine or Sunday morning it’s my
my my you know my Miles Davis / John

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Coltrane mix on the Pandora Tom Petty is
very much the current live music I think for

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a lot of people right now we I just my
wife and I just went to Chris Stapleton

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concert and everyone’s great every one
of the openers played Tom Petty and then

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and then Chris himself played Tom Petty
as well he just got off to war with Tom

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Petty and so I mean what he was talking
about was it was real yeah he said the

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last thing Tom said to him was we got to
do this again and that was just like a

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couple weeks ago that Chris Stapleton is
one of those guys like first time you

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hear his voice if I was driving and I
guess they wouldn’t came on I would

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probably drive off the road in this
either on accident or these people that

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have to listen right great singer is it
what what is a book or an online

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resource that you can recommend to other
up-and-coming musicians as long as we

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round the thread I watched Tom Petty’s
documentary summer which is awesome I

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read a great autobiography by Andy
Summers the the guitar player for the

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police I think it’s called long train of
coming or something like that

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that was great Keith Richards
autobiography is great I read a lot of

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crime stuff and nonfiction
Elmore Leonard I highly recommend it he

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writes with such economy yes it’s almost
like he’s a lyricist we were just

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talking about punishing Henry punching
Henry or punching the clown fantastic I

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totally recommend that too if you get an
opportunity on I think I think you’ve

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recommended it through Amazon I got on
Amazon and it was free right now go

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watch this movie because it’s very much
the American version of once but way

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more comedic relief within this thing
can’t remember I think that

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Netflix if either one of those monoliths
is paying us and dying for this yet yeah

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that’s terrible
head steer tell us how we didn’t connect

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with you thank you for asking
I have a website wwm it’s one team CEO

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our GES CEO t.com I’m on Facebook you
know I play in a large large band on

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weekends I play a lot of places but
Fridays I’m at the low note grill for

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happy hour with the pedal steel player
Joe Savage and I’m looking for a weekly

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on Tuesdays but I’ve been playing in my
neighborhood the place called carbone’s

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yeah is it carbone’s yeah it’s not what
I said yeah go back to porn

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hey are you doing least liquor lounge
anymore yeah we played the Friday

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that’s H&B and we’re gonna probably
rebrand that’s why we loosen hookers and

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blow
wow we think it’s funny and the best

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name and we’ve been going by H & B for a
while but we’ve been having internal

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meetings about how it’s sort of
normalizing Constitution and human

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trafficking I mean I don’t mind about
blow part but if we don’t want to make

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light of that stuff so we’re gonna
probably rebrand I think it’s been two

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years that J and H has been shut down
and I’m still getting traffic most of

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like maybe one third of my traffic is
coming from the old J and H band site

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over it’s hard
I trust me I feel yeah I have a whole

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entire

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other family that doesn’t know about
this life that I’m leading that lives in

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Maple Grove and I’m still wanted under
my actual real name in Georgia for tax

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fraud Cheers
feel your brother thanks for hanging out

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with me George really really really
appreciate it you you were as fun as I

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anticipated the this to be and I hope
that we can do it again in fact I want

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to I want the solid invite over to the
house where we can listen to whatever

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the day’s tunes are you my friend are
badass thanks for hanging out with us

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I’m bruising EADS from FedEx peeps my
name is John Haley this is George Scott

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you can check him out at George Scott
com in the meantime we’ll see you on the

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Brews & Eats
the authorBrews & Eats
Producer of shows Jud Hailey
Brews & Eats is the brain child of Musician/Video Producer Jud Hailey. Starting with his closest friends in the industry; Jud began to hone his craft and began to meander through industries asking the same questions. The Idea behind asking the experts the same questions is to begin to pull together themes of successful people.

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