Episode 1 of the “72 Hours In Newport” mini-season features vintage pop singer-songwriter Kat Edmonson and her endearing track, “Where I Am.” Kat’s song was inspired by a confessor that shares her story of falling in love and managing her significant others’ mental health. This episode deals with intense topics related to mental health. If that might be triggering for you, we suggest not listening to this episode and checking back in next week.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text Line – text TALK to 741741
Veterans Crisis Line – text 838255
AFPS.org American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
This Song — Mojo Nixon, Kat Edmonson, Aaron Behrens
Welcome to the first ever “This Song” podcast! This week we have three amazing artists!
Mojo Nixon: The rock musician, DJ, lover of Elvis and natural born iconoclast talks about why “Sweet Soul Music” by Arthur Conley is the song that still makes him feel like an exuberant 10-year-old.
Kat Edmonson: Fresh off the release of her new record “The Big Picture,” the former Austinite talks about how Henry Mancini’s “Peter Gunn” inspired her recording of “Rainy Day Woman.”
Aaron Behrens: The former Ghostland Observatory singer has struck out his own with Aaron Behrens and the Midnight Stroll He talks about how when he was a kid, Curtis Mayfield’s “We People Darker Than Blue” from the Dead Presidents Volume 2 soundtrack opened his eyes to the possibilities of music.
Our intro and outro music is “Mahout” from the local Austin band Hardproof Afrobeat.