I’ve known Josh Bandy for nearly a decade. And I’ve been fortunate enough to play some really great music with him. And I can say that and feel no guilt because Josh himself has always been the songwriter and I’ve just thrown noise over it and called it a day.
When I first got a job in Orange County, my wife and I decided we wanted to live in Tustin. I love small towns, and the particular section of Tustin we live in (Old Town) has tons of cool stuff in walking distance. It’s extremely important to me that we can walk a couple of blocks and grab a beer.
I knew Josh lived in the area and having not seen or played in a band with him in about 5 years, i figured I would hit him up and see exactly where he lived in Orange County. Turns out he lived a few blocks away. This was about 3 years ago and the beginning of the latest project we worked on – Little Climbers.
Now, I know it’s been some time since I’ve uploaded a podcast, but Josh was the perfect person to get back in the groove of doing this. I had an interesting summer. I lost a job. I gained a new job and spent about 3 months getting in the groove of that schedule. It’s been tough but I’m happy with where I’m at.
In this episode, Josh and I do some pretty heavy catching up – discussing about his move to become a high school teacher, chatting about the recording process for Little Climbers, and what it’s like to be an adult balancing a ton of things at one time.
To get a feel for how Josh and I have collaborated in recent years, here’s the music video we shot for Little Climber’s single “Heavy & Light.”