If you've ever wanted to know more about the creative process of a full-length album, you're in luck. Tales From the Homestead is a podcast series that takes you behind the scenes of Tallsome Tales, the sixth release from The Carnivaleros. The Tucson-based band describes their music as Desert Bayou, which includes a mix of Eastern European, Zydeco, and Tex-Mex influences.
Every episode, we deconstruct a new song before playing it, giving you the inside scoop on every cut off the album.
You'll learn about the inspirations behind the songs and how they came to be - the fun stories, the cautionary tales, and the tragedies. Along the way, you'll learn how even the smallest of ideas evolve into full-fledged production with humorous anecdotes about the talented musicians and technical wizardry that aided them along the way.
Tales From the Homestead is recorded at Homestead Studio, the music and visual art studio of Gary Mackender. In addition to Mackender, you'll hear from host, Björgvin Benediktsson, as well as Karl Hoffmann, bass player and mixing/mastering engineer. Mackender is the bandleader, songwriter, accordionist, and vocalist of the Carnivaleros.