On Episode 31, we catch up with Texas singer-songwriter John Baumann. He recently announced that his next album, an 11-song full-length, will be released this Spring. Last Saturday, we sat out on the back patio of The Blue Light to talk about what’s in store for Baumann this coming year, highlights and lowlights of the NBA season, how and why Championship games in sports this year have been all comebacks, The Super Bowl Halftime show, Willie Nelson, and Garth Brooks.
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Episode 025 finds us speaking with singer-songwriter John Baumann after a weekend run with stops in Alpine, San Angelo, and Lubbock. After the release of last year’s Vices and collaborations and co-writes with the likes of Wade Bowen, Cory Morrow, and Pat Green in the works, Baumann is steadily becoming one of Texas’ finest and most sought out songwriters of the day. Baumann’s Texan drawl and storyteller mentality often finds himself compared to the likes of Texas mainstays like Jerry Jeff Walker, Robert Earl Keen, and Jack Ingram. With a new album with a late Winter/early Spring release date in the works, the up and comer seems poised to break out of the pack. On this episode, we discuss the current political climate and its’ impact on social media, baseball, Spurs vs. Mavericks, the NBA at large, the problems with football in the modern age, our mutual love for the southern gothic and West Texas epic No Country for Old Men–and Cormac McCarthy in general–as well as music from Jack Ingram, Billy Joel, and Wilco.
The second episode of The New Slang Podcast is with Texas singer-songwriter John Baumann–formerly known as John Edward Baumann. He stopped by one Saturday morning after playing a sold out show at The Blue Light the night before. On the episode, we talk about his evolution as a songwriter, his latest EP Departures, ’90s alternative rock band The Wallflowers, and our favorite dadisms. At the end, he performs the new, previously unrecorded song “Goodbye Whiskey.”