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One songwriter, one song. Podcast about stories & songs of Champaign-Urbana music. In each episode Sven sits down with a person from the C-U music scene to hear the story & the background of a favorite song they’ve written.

April 30, 2021

Episode 60 - Justin Walden of Scarecrow Adams - “Old Man In a Red Hat”

Sven zooms with Justin Walden of Scarecrow Adams to talk about his song "Old Man In a Red Hat," reflect on his philosophy of writing music, his early days of playing in local CU venues, and his favorite non-Musical thing.  Stay tuned to the end of the episode for the origins of the name "Scarecrow Adams"

SONG: Old Man in a Red Hat

ALBUM: Old Man in a Red Hat

BANDS: Scarecrow Adams, Lionzz, Super Space Fighters, Hurkles, and Whitty Whitesell & the Life Parade

Favorite Treat: Berry Bubly / Blueberry Eggo Waffles

Photo Credit:  Eric Frahm @Cowboy Monkey


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