Episode 31

Published on:

14th Mar 2023

Ted Drozdowski (Triumphs and Exorcisms)

Ted Drozdowski penned what is probably the most important article about my musical work in the whole of my strange little start-and-stop songwriting career. But that's not what this episode is really about. Ted Drozdowski packed his bags and traveled the world and played the blues, and he gets to say that forever. That is part of what this episode is about, and that he is a believer in the power of the guitar, and that he is connected to some part of an older source, an older trunk line. This is his story, an artist's story. Ted Drozdowski is our guest on this episode of 'All Your Days.'

Clips in this episode:

  1. Death Letter (Scissormen, 'Jinx Breakers' - 2005)
  2. Nobody But You (Live) (Junior Kimbrough, 'You Better Run: The Essential Junior Kimbrough' - 2002)
  3. Big Shoes (Scissormen, 'Big Shoes - Walking and Talking the Blues' - 2012)
  4. When the Devil Calls (Scissormen, 'Luck In a Hurry' - 2008)
  5. Hellhound On My Trail (John Sinclair & His Blues Scholars, 'Steady Rollin' Man' - 2001)
  6. Corey Harris & Othar Turner (d.Martin Scorsese, 'The Blues' - 2003)
  7. Big Shoes: Walking and Talking the Blues (d.Robert Mugge - 2010)
  8. 57 Flavors (Ted Drozdowski, 'Coyote Motel' - 2019)
  9. The River (Live) (Coyote Motel, 'Still Among the Living (Live)' - 2020)
  10. The B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography Trailer (d.Errol Morris - 2017)
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All Your Days
A podcast about creativity, art, work, crisis, and persistence.
'All Your Days' is a weekly podcast and newsletter featuring conversations, essays, reviews and roundups with a focus on creativity, art, work, crisis, persistence, and how creative lives transform over time.

Host: James O'Brien

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James O'Brien

James O’Brien is a studio recording artist who toured the U.S. and the U.K. from 1998–2004 playing politically aware rock and roll, sometimes solo and sometimes with a band. In 2017, after a 13-year hiatus, he began to release new material again, and in 2022 he became the host of 'All Your Days — The Podcast'.