Band Basics Episode 01: Brandon Kellum

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Brandon + Eleanor

So, here’s the deal. We always receive questions from musicians that fall outside the scope of information we usually offer as a publication. Over the history of our website we’ve tried to offer helpful hints here and there on a variety of subjects, from booking shows to contacting the press, but we want to delve even further. Welcome to Band Basics 101.

Our first guest on our inaugural episode is Brandon Kellum, lead singer of American Standards. Playing music and being in bands half his life, we knew he would be the perfect guest on our first episode. Plus, as a contributing writer for YabYum, he’s also authored a number of ‘Lessons Learned‘ articles on everything from touring, recording, show promotion, and more.

Check out our interview with Brandon below and then head over to Spotify to check Brandon’s bonus playlist of bands both local and abroad, as well the American Standards’ tracks we preview in the episode.

Make sure to tune in to Band Basics on iTunes, Google, Stitcher, and of course right here, where we’ll feature new guests and band advice every month!

By the way Brandon, it was The Coathangers.

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