WICK’S PICKS: Ep. 54 – 2/4/19 (w/ The Native Howl, NP Presley and Nicholas Jamerson)

By Matt Wickstrom

Matt Wickstrom with members of NP Presley & The Ghost of Jesse Garon

LEXINGTON, Ky. —Michigan thrash grassers The Native Howl, Lexington rockers NP Presley & The Ghost of Jesse Garon and Prestonsburg singer-songwriter Nicholas Jamerson joined me this week in the studio for episode 54 of Wick’s Picks on Lexington Community Radio.

Kicking the show off was The Native Howl, who called in and spoke with me by phone last Friday ahead of their show tonight at The Burl, their only tour stop where the band will perform two sets. The group discuss that, their affinity for The Burl, becoming a viral sensation, running their own record label and more. Following our chat we hear a recording of the band performing hit song “Thunderhead,” which has amassed over 940,000 views on Youtube.

Second we hear from rocker NP Presley & The Ghost of Jesse Garon. Setting a record for most guests in the studio at once with six, NP Presley talked, laughed and joked about the band’s founding, the recent addition of backup vocalist Sheri Streeter, the evolution of music and accessibility to it in the internet age, the group’s upcoming show on Feb. 9 at The Burl with 500 Miles to Memphis and Eric Bolander; and much more.

Nicholas Jamerson

Rounding out the program was Nicholas Jamerson, who made his third appearance on the show and the first since July 2018. Jamerson talked about a recent west coast trip, life after Sundy Best, projects on the horizon, the Bolo Mules and his show on Feb. 9 headlining Bulls, Bands and Barrels; among other topics.

Listen to a full archive of the show below.

Wick’s Picks on Lexington Community Radio resumes with episode 55 on Monday, Feb. 11 with Louisville string quintet Mama Said String Band, Lexington indie folk duo The Sway and do-everything man Wes Smith of Brother Smith. Tune in from 9-11 a.m. on the dial at 93.9 FM-WLXU or stream online at lexingtoncommunityradio.org.


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