Brad Lee Howard leads The Pyrates Royale, the longest running band in pirate fest history. In our talk we dig into Brad’s formative years including classical music, 1970’s standup comedy, Mad Magazine, rugby, and more.
In this episode:
- The group’s experience being the first pirate band to show up at Ren Faires in the 80’s.
- Their Spinal Tap moment while performing at the Kennedy Center
- Separating the art from the artist
- Brad’s love of “weird” and passion for the history of beer
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