Southern Renaissance

Southern Renaissance

An interview podcast hosted by southern cultural guru and entertainer Tony Perdue, featuring unique minds that go beyond the status quo in southern music, comedy, art, and culture.

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November 23, 2023 68 mins

Tony talks to Jason Sims about the absurdities of modern life, the cycle of death and rebirth, bolo ties, Ace of Base,  GG Allin,  and deeze nuts.

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Tony paid a visit to Katy Ganaway at WLRH 89.3 FM in Huntsville, Alabama. She is the host of Host of All Things Considered / Morning Edition & Arts Underground. They talked about her background in Broadcasting as well as the local music, comedy, and arts scene in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Tony interviewed his cousin, Charlanne McCarthy. She's a prolific singer/songwriter and artist. They talk about only learning about each other existing a few years ago, because of 23and Me. Charlanne discusses her project Butterfly Enclosure. She talks about some of her early musical influences, and they talk about the history of the McCarthy family in Ireland, and how their ancestors shaped who they are. 

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Tony sat down and talked to cooking and lifestyle expert, Paula Naumcheff. They talked about Southern culture, what it’s like to run a business, and that time Paula assaulted a person with coconut shavings.

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This is absolutely one for the history books. The Southern Renaissance Show Halloween special that features Tony interviewing the legendary Radio DJ  Coyote J, who did the show, “The Edge”, among many other accomplishments in his 50 plus year career. Dive into a dark, but comical journey through Southern Counterculture musical history with Coyote J and Tony, to uncover the origins of the very first Darkwave show in America Coyote J...

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     Tony sat down with the one and only Stephanie Jennings. She has lived through a lot of things. She talked about surviving being Phil Spector's girlfriend, and discussed her appearance on the Showtime Documentary: Spector. He was convicted of murdering the actress Lara Clarkson, and passed away in prison in his later years.
     She toured with the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow. She photographed and witnessed many wild stun...

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     Tony sat down with singer / songwriter Alex Hendrix in one of the Orion Amphitheater green rooms, and talked about her new EP called: "Death of a Debutante".  They talked about the songwriting process, the artist "Orion" from the 70s that everyone thought was actually Elvis Presley in a mask.
     Fancy words were exchanged, and fun was had by all.


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Tony sat down with long time friend Tommy Norris, to talk about the pre-internet punk scene in the south, fun accidents we've had at work, and the love of collecting music, and Skank Williams Jr.

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Tony Perdue talked to Tony Duncan, an electronic music artist from Texas.
It was T&T Dyno-mite! 
They discussed Tony Duncan's synthesizer project "Rancid Poets", his road to sobriety, and his show "The Sober Synthesist". 

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Tony headed over to Boaz, Alabama to talk to guitar player and singer/songwriter Eric Frank about recording music in the early 90s, the Alabama alien abduction,  the Flip Top Heads, and vampires.

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Tony sat down with the multi-talented musician and singer/songwriter James Irvin in Huntsville, Alabama. They talked about growing up as a weirdo in a small town.  James has been in many musical projects over the years, like:  "The Nerve",  his solo material, and his work drumming with other bands, including Jason D Williams, and Microwave Dave and the Nukes. James talks about what it was like recording the special for PB...

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Tony Sat down with the great producer / engineer, Jeremy Stephens at Clearwave Studio in Decatur, Alabama. He talks about his experience with Johnny Sandlin recording Greg Allman in the 90s, his background in recording, and some of his process in creating killer records by cutting out his own unique path. They also discuss the Ten Ton Records label, and some great new acts making their imprint on the South. 

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Tony sat down with Lyle McClendon to talk about Ghosts and Wolves, Hexxus, and his podcast: Good Ole Gamers, along with their shared obsession with the 70s Biker movie "J.C.".

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Tony sat down with his dad, Thomas Eugene Perdue aka The Alabama Wildman. They discussed his times growing up as a sharecropper in South Alabama during the great depression, and his work broadcasting on Armed Forces Radio as the Alabama Wildman. He talks about meeting some of the country and rock n roll stars of the 1950s, and about his experiences traveling the world while he was in the military during Vietnam.

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Tony heads over to Muscle Shoals, Alabama to interview Alabama Blues Hall of Fame member; Maxwell D. Russell. They talk about the history of Muscle Shoals, and the process of Songwriting. Max also talks about experiences growing up in Muscle Shoals, and his many musical endeavors in roots music, including playing guitar in Tony's band, and his own bands over the years.

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     Tony sat down with Improv comedian and longtime friend Jason Sims. They talked about growing up in Cullman, AL. They also reminisced about their weird experiences working together at a public access TV station in the 90s, and their time together playing in their very first punk band they called OFF! (Not the band with Keith Morris in it)

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