Podcast with James Trimble of the Dirty Guv’nahs, who come to Daleville Town Center Music Pavilion on Friday
Emerging rock act The Dirty Guv’nahs is from Knoxville, Tenn., but some coincidental Roanoke and New River Valley connections are fueling its new record, “Somewhere Beneath These Southern Skies.”
Ross Copperman — a Glenvar High School and James Madison University graduate who turned away from a solo pop music career to write and produce in Nashville, Tenn. — produced the record, which is scheduled for release on Aug. 14. The Dirty Guv’nahs paid Copperman from money raised at the New York-based fundraising site Kickstarter.com, co-founded by Giles High School graduate Yancey Strickler.
The Dirty Guvs bring music from that record and their 2010 debut CD, “Youth Is In Our Blood,” to Daleville Town Center’s music pavilion on Friday. Roanoke band Tobacco Apache opens the show.
The Kickstarter campaign raised $37,000, nearly twice the $20,000 the band asked for.
“The hard work is done,” Dirty Guv’nahs frontman James Trimble said. “Now we’re ready to just release the album and play a bunch of CD release shows.” Read the full story at roanoke.com/entertainment.
We talk about those subjects and more on this podcast, featuring streaming music from the upcoming disc — “3000 Miles” and “Good Luck Charm.”