The Shark Alley Hobos are a sea shanty pirate band from Northern California and on today’s show we’ll talk with guitarists and singers Che Prasad and John Howard.
We dig into the show that inspired them to turn from rock music to sea shanties and how they developed their sound from there. We go deep into crowd work at gigs and how they decided to cover a Prince song. And they also tell us about the event that inspired their latest single “A Hobo’s Life For Me”.
Under The Crossbones is a podcast all about pirate culture. Your host Phil Johnson (comedian, musician, and pirate geek) interviews the most interesting people in the pirate subculture: Actors, Authors, Historians, Musicians, Artists, Festival Founders, Clothing and Prop Designers, Treasure Hunters, Archaeologists, and more.
Be sure to also visit the MacKay Pirate Family’s crowdfunding page to help them beat that nastiest enemy of all, cancer. http://www.underthecrossbones.com/mackay
Today’s show is sponsored by:
30 Day Guitar Challenge – Learn 3 songs in 30 days with just 10 minutes of playing time per day! Free to participate. http://www.underthecrossbones.com/guitar
TeePublic – This is a great company that works with independent tshirt artists to get their work out to the world and pay them fairly for it. I’ve personally curated a selection of 100 really cool pirate tshirts that you’ll love. You’ll get a super cool shirt AND support both the artist and Under The Crossbones! Check out the selection at: http://www.underthecrossbones.com/shirt
When Doves Cry (Prince Cover) by Shark Alley Hobos
Ballad of Captain Sandy by Alex McMurray
Find out more about my comedy, music, and tour dates at http://www.PhilJohnsonComedy.com
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