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There’s no better time than the present to learn the guitar: Fender Guitars’ Mary Keenan (Episode #350)

At my late and tender age, I’m *finally* learning how to play the guitar. To explain the benefits of learning an instrument, I went right to someone who knows the…

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New song alert! Fort Frances debuts ‘From Lake Michigan, With Love’ on Car Con Carne (Episode 349)

David McMillin of Fort Frances returns to Car Con Carne for a fun, informal chat about playing guitar, Ozark, his Lithuanian fanbase and creating while in quarantine. The podcast ends…

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Chicago venue roundtable on weathering COVID-19: CIVL action (Episode 348)

Chicago venue owners Katie Tuten (Hideout), Chris Bauman (Patio Theater, Avondale Music Hall), Robert Gomez (SubT, Beat Kitchen) and Cole Brice (Cole’s Bar) join me to talk about CIVL (Chicago…

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Girl Named Nino performs on Podcast Named Car Con Carne (Episode 347)

Girl Named Nino (Nino Arobelidze) is tonight’s guest for #QuarantineConCarne. We talk about her childhood in Georgia (the country), how she’s occupying time during the pandemic and her new music….

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Car Con Carne Extra – Felix Da Housecat from 2003

Felix was named the “It 80s revivalist” by EW around the time of this chat

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Synthesizing music and fashion: FEE LION (Episode 346)

“When in doubt, go with latex.”

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Raconteur… troubadour… son of Libertyville… Ike Reilly (Episode 345)

One of my all-time favorite Chicago songwriters, Ike Reilly, joins me from quarantine to talk about work on his new album, why he *could* run for mayor of Libertyville and…

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FEW Spirits: Distilling world-class whiskey, bourbon and rye in the former home of temperance (Episode 344)

I’m joined tonight by Paul Hletko, owner of FEW Spirits, makers of excellent whiskey, bourbon, rye and gin. Located in Evanston (918 Chicago Avenue), FEW is a true local distiller,…

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Til Morning: More than just ‘Okay’ (Episode 343)

Chicago band Til Morning joins me for #QuarantineConCarne, just days after releasing their must-hear new song “Okay.” We talk about the new song and its video, the band’s songs, live…

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Scotch talk while quarantined on a boat: Naomi Leslie of Belvanie (Episode 341)

Naomi Leslie, Brand Ambassador for Belvanie Scotch, joins me from her quarantine location: A boat docked in Boston Harbor! We talk about scotch, life under COVID-19, and she makes us…