The music of fantasy and Steampunk author, Rie Sheridan Rose is featured today on the Pub Songs Podcast.
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WHO’S PLAYING IN THE PUB TODAY
0:18 – SONG: “Elves” from Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits
I met Rie Sheridan Rose at Excalibur Fantasy Faire. That was the first Renaissance festival I performed at. Rie became a fan of my band Brobdingnagian Bards. But one day, before I got to know her, she handed me lyrics and a cassette out of the blue. She had written a song and asked if I would sing it.
I’ll be honest. I was a bit lazy. I didn’t want to try to learn her melody.I never really did anything with the cassette. But I loved the lyrics. So I wrote some music for it. Andrew and I started playing the song. It was extremely well-received. Eventually, it was recorded for the Bards’ album, Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales.
One day, I asked her to write lyrics for a Firefly soundtrack. Then I asked if she would write some hobbit drinking songs with me. Then came a pirate and dragon Steampunk project I came up with.
Twenty years later, we have over 30 songs that we’ve written together!
And while I do talk about Rie every now and then during shows and in emails. I don’t think I ever did a show dedicated to the songs she and I wrote. Nor have I done a podcast dedicated to our music together.
Back in June, I finally remedied that during Coffee with The Cetlfather. I’m pleased to share that show with you right now.
4:18 – LIVE COFFEE WITH RIE SHERIDAN ROSE SHOW
5:10 – “Scouring the Shire” from Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits
8:27 – “There’s a Bug in Cabin Six” from As Long As I’m Flyin’
13:32 – “Come and Be a Pirate” from Pirates vs. Dragons
15:54 – “Keep Them Soaring” from Pirates vs. Dragons
20:18 – “Soul of a Harper” from Brobdingnagian Fairy Tales
24:18 – “Raise a Glass in Parting” from Don’t Go Drinking With Hobbits
26:22 – “Browncoats Keep Flyin’” from Sci Fi Drinking Songs
I hope you enjoyed that show. If you did enjoy her songs, make sure you check out Rie Sheridan Rose’s website. Read her books and let me know what you think.
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32:49 – SONG: “Wear the Brown with Pride” from As Long As I’m Flyin’
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