Episode 34 - Farewell to Bess & Erica’s Rock ‘N Roll Music Hour

August 5th, 2018

Well this was a difficult show to put together.

I enjoyed the 2 years my grandmother and I devoted to doing our special show but in observance of the one year anniversary of her death I think it's time to bring our show to a close.

It doesn't mean I won't do episodes to honor her and my grandfather's birthday but I felt it time to end Bess & Erica's Rock 'N Roll Music Hour. It just isn't the same without her and never will be.

So on this episode I bid farewell to our wonderful show and spent 12+ hours putting together all my favorite parts of ALL 24 episodes we did together.

I hope you enjoy this special show and just a HUGE thank you to everyone that was involved in making our show so special

(in order of appearance on the show):

Fast Mollasses

Nora Lee Hayter

Loyd Lanning

The Hazelwoods

Ethan Shane

Sunshine

CJ Ramone

Denver Dalley

Miwi La Lupa

Josh from Grimey's

Shannon Pollard

Cheetah Chrome

Linnea Quigley

Dave Cantrell

Jennifer Armstrong

 

I covered her song:

"A Little Girl's Dream of Nashville"

And thank you as always to every single listener and fan of our show and us. We love you.

Goodnight.

 

And as always please download all our songs for FREE here:

https://soundcloud.com/bessielanningofficial

https://soundcloud.com/erica-case1

Episode 33 - Special Guest Jennifer Armstrong

June 30th, 2018

On this episode we have a very special guest named Jennifer Armstrong. She is a lovely lady and artist from the UK. Jennifer creates incredible art works using just torn paper and crayon and you must check her out! She has sold hundreds of paintings and her art is even owned by notable celebrities! Her personal story of how she came to be is awesome.

I cover:

"Plug in Baby" by: Muse

Thank you SO much Jennifer for being a part of my podcast!

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Self portrait of her

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The one and only Debbie Harry and Alice Cooper both holding their pieces of artwork Jennifer made of and for them!! Too cool!

 

Check her amazing art out HERE:

https://www.facebook.com/jennifer.crawford.100046

Download this cover I did and all my covers for FREE here:

https://soundcloud.com/erica-case1/plug-in-baby

Happy 100th Birthday Eddy Arnold! playlist:

https://soundcloud.com/erica-case1/sets/happy-100th-birthday-eddy

Episode 32 - Record Store Day 2018!

April 30th, 2018

On this episode I talk Record Store Day and about my new RSD cover song release at Grimey's and chat a moment with past special guest Sunshine about her experience at Record Store Day in her own state of Iowa!

My cover song release! "Cut Here" by: The Cure

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The Cure's Torn Town/Mixed Up artwork:

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As always download my new cover song and all my covers at:

soundcloud.com/erica-case1

And as always HUGE thank you to Grimey's Preloved and New Music in Nashville!!

Please continue to support them in their move to East Nashville!

 

Episode 31 - Special Guest: DJ and Dark Wave/Post-Punk Expert Dave Cantrell

March 31st, 2018

This week I had a great interview with Portland Oregon DJ, Post-Punk/Dark Wave expert, and festival coordinator Dave Cantrell!

He is in charge of running Oregon's only Post-Punk/Dark Wave music festival: Out from the Shadows!

We took a bit to chat about his DJ career, his love for discovering that genre of music and how he got where he is as a festival coordinator!

I chose The Cure's "Boys Don't Cry" as my "Post-Punk/Dark Wave" cover!

Also please go check out his festival if you live in the Oregon area!

GET TIX HERE IT STARTS APRIL 5-7!

https://www.facebook.com/events/344833359367170/

And please go check out his Dark Wave/ Post-Punk compilation album release and pick up the vinyl AT:

https://accidentpronerecords.bandcamp.com/album/songs-from-under-the-floorboard-vol-1

 

Thanks for a great interview Dave!

and download this and all my covers HERE:

soundcloud.com/erica-case1

 

Episode 30 - Special Guest: Sam Karkanen

February 28th, 2018

On this month's episode we have special guest, California artist/illustrator/popular Instagramer: Sam Karkanen!

She took a moment to audio respond to a few questions I asked her about her artwork and social media presence! 

I also asked her to choose the song I covered for this episode and she chose a favorite of mine by one of my idols: Joan Jett.

Which I thought was so cool considering we don't personally know each other and she could read me so well, ha!

I sing: "Bad Reputation" By: Joan Jett

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Here's a few of my favorite pieces:

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Thank you SO much Sam for taking the time to be on my show and I love your work so keep it up and stay fuckin' awesome!

 

Episode 29 - Happy Birthday Bessie Lanning!

January 31st, 2018

On this episode we celebrate the first birthday of Bess' since her passing. We miss her so much so this was really a tough one, but I felt it only appropriate since we have done birthday episodes for Floyd to do this one for Bess!

Today we celebrate your incredible talent and birth January 31st, 81 years ago.

My mother Tara sings:

"Satin Sheets" by: Jeanne Pruett

I sing:

"The Ballad of Bessie Lanning" acoustic by: Me, Erica Case

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I love you so much granny.

Happy Birthday from here on earth from all of us. 

 

Episode 28 - Happy Birthday Floyd Lanning! with guest co-host Shannon Pollard

November 30th, 2017

It's November again and time to celebrate my grandfather Floyd Lanning's birthday, which was on the 9th!

It would be his 94th, to be exact, if he were still living.

I also had the honor and pleasure of sitting down with past special guest/ Eddy Arnold's grandson, Shannon Pollard, and having him as my guest co-host! 

And he took part in the celebration by honoring his graparents' wedding day that happened this month as well on the 28th!

What a wonderful and special episode we got to share along with sharing the sentiment of honoring our amazing and talented grandparent's.

As I mentioned on Shannon's guest episode, Eddy Arnold was my grandfather's musical idol so this is pretty cool I got to share a couch with his own grandson.

Thank you so very much Shannon!

 

Intro: "Boquet of Roses" - Eddy Arnold

Cover by: my grandfather, Floyd Lanning

 

I cover:

"Jim, I Wore a Tie Today" - Eddy Arnold

(download FREE at: http://soundcloud.com/erica-case1 )

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My grandfather in the 70's and his guitar

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A lovely wedding card from Eddy and Sally's wedding day in the 40's

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Eddy Arnold and his guitar

 

Get all my grandfather's music and Eddy covers at:

https://soundcloud.com/floydlanning

Keep up with all things Eddy Arnold at:

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=official%20eddy%20arnold%20site

 

Episode 27 - Halloween Special Guest Linnea Quigley!

October 30th, 2017

It's that time of year again to have a Halloween special and Bess wouldn't have this year any different. So, I was lucky enough to get in contact with legendary scream queen Linnea Quigley, and talk about her iconic horror films she's been in and her upcoming work.

 

I cover: "Partytime" (Zombie version) by: 45 Grave

 

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Linnea as Trash in Return of the Living Dead (1985)

 

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Linnea with Dinah Cancer the lead singer of 45 Grave

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Episode 26 - Special Guest Cheetah Chrome

September 29th, 2017

On this episode we have the one and only Cheetah Fucking Chrome from one of the roudiest punk bands that ever was, the Dead Boys!

I got to catch a cool phone interview with him while he was off tour in his home town of Austin, Texas.

I cover:

"Caught with the Meat in Your Mouth" - the Dead Boys

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Also pick up their 40th anniversary re-release of their debut album called:

Still Snotty: Young Loud and Snotty at 40

at

https://www.amazon.com/Still-Snotty-Young-Loud-At/dp/B074BNVCFC

And as always find my covers I do for the show at:

https://soundcloud.com/erica-case1

Episode 25 - Celebrating The Life and Legacy of Bessie Lanning

August 31st, 2017

Well, if you know me or if you keep up with us on social media you've heard of the painful passing of the better half of this show, and my grandmother Bess.

She made me promise I wouldn't stop playing my music or going on so here I am carrying on the show and she appointed and approved her daughter/my mother Tara Lanning to stand in as a co-host tonight and from time to time.

On this episode we celebrate her beautiful life and legacy by sharing covers we dedicate to her, some of her classic guitar pickin', and sharing some wonderful recordings of her and I that have never been posted before.

We hope you all enjoy.

We miss you and love you more than any words could ever express Bess.

 

Live recordings featured in the episode:

"Kansas City" - Fats Domino

"Walk & Talk" - Norma Jean

"Hey, Good Lookin'" - Hank Williams

"Sweet Fern" - The Carter Family

"Fox on the Run" (guitar riff she's played for years)

 

My mom, Tara Lanning covers:

"Little Rich Boy (Little Rich Girl)" by: Marty Robbins

I cover:

"My Little Lady" by: Jimmie Rodgers

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When we went to see Jerry Lee Lewis for her birthday

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Representing all of us as a trio when we played "Mule Skinner Blues" together

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Sweet picture of Tara and Bess

 

As always get ALL our covers for FREE here:

https://soundcloud.com/bessielanningofficial

https://soundcloud.com/erica-case1

https://soundcloud.com/taralanning777

 

*And shout out to Chris Hardwick and his Nerdist Podcast:

http://nerdist.com/podcasts/nerdist-podcast-channel/

for featuring us and telling people to listen to our show!

Thank you Chris we love you!