Dane Bennett aka Admiral Basil Drake of Pride of BedlamDane Bennett aka Admiral Basil Drake is the lead singer for Pride of Bedlam, this year’s International Pirate Awards winners for Favorite Band.  They make their home base at the Texas Renaissance Faire.  But you’ll be able to find them in more places soon.

In this great talk we dig into how Dane discovered Ren Faires and the pirate scene after his divorce (and eventually met his current wife), how POB designs their music to stand out in the pirate folk genre, and playing a character on stage and dealing with regular folks on stage.

Lots of good “inside the brain of performing artists” in this one.  And Dane tells us why he thinks pirates have stuck around longer than other characters.

Plus comedy from the Los Angeles’s Samantha Hale and a great song from Pride of Bedlam called “South Australia”.


Grab some Pride of Bedlam music at the links below and support Under The Crossbones at the same time!


Important Websites:

Dane Bennett – http://prideofbedlam.com/
Samantha Hale –  @thesamanthahale on IG and Twitter

You can get my latest comedy special, “Pretty From TheBack”at http://bit.ly/prettyfromtheback

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Lady Storm

Captain is an awesome pirate! One of the nicest mates anywhere!