On Episode 43, we’re joined by BJ Barham of American Aquarium. A few weeks back, we sat in front of the Blue Light stage for this 30-minute conversation about their upcoming album, Things Change, working with songwriter-producer John Fullbright, and AA’s newest lineup change that happened only a few months back. We talk about Oklahoma songwriters and why the state has produced some of the country’s best in the last decade, recording Things Change in Tulsa, and why Barham was hit with a flood of inspiration as a songwriter in the first handful of weeks after the line shift in band members in American Aquarium.
by: Thomas D. Mooney
This week’s episode is with two great American songwriters of the new generation: William Clark Green and BJ Barham of American Aquarium. Green and Barham are cut from with same cloth. They write from personal experiences that transcend their own bubbles and relate to people in the most intimate of ways. There’s a grit and edge to their songs that cut straight to the core. We pulled Green and Barham away for an hour a few Fridays back to record the episode in the midst of the circus that was Green’s Street Party at The Blue Light. We cover a handful of topics ranging from their early struggles as musicians, their alma maters (North Carolina State & Texas Tech University), road stories, and lazy radio interview questions.
This episode is presented by The Blue Light Live.