This week’s guest is Sarah Vos of Dead Horses. The singer, guitarist, and founding member of the up-and-coming Americana/bluegrass outfit continually tours the country to play concerts at bars, theaters, festivals, amphitheaters, and everywhere in between. Prior to hitting the road yet again and before September’s Dead Horses show with The Who at Alpine Valley and headlining outing at Pabst Theater, Vos managed to squeeze enough time out of her perpetually-packed schedule to meet up with My First Band host Tyler Maas at Milwaukee Record headquarters to talk about what her modern day musical happenings, and everything that came before.
Vos talked about new happenings and spending roughly 150 days a year on the road before telling Maas about growing up in Oshkosh, playing her first open mic at a religious venue in middle school, starting a high school band called Ocean View, and how the start of Dead Horses came at just the right time in her life. Along the way, the two Fox Cities expats made some pretty specific Oshkosh references, cracked a few cans of Boulevard’s Jam Band, and had some fun asides. You can keep on where Dead Horses will be playing here.
My First Band is sponsored by Boulevard Brewing and is edited by Jared Blohm. You can listen to My First Band on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and wherever else you get podcasts. Music used in this show comes courtesy of Devils Teeth (“The Junction Street Eight Tigers”) and Dead Horses (“Birds Can Write The Chorus”).