This Week on The Austin Chronicle Show: Heavy Metal and the Late Chad Holt
Inside Iron Age frontman Jason Tarpey’s other job forging swords
By Kimberley Jones,
3:30PM, Fri. Oct. 18, 2019
Kevin Curtin settles into the hosting hot seat to dig into the perfect melding of heavy metal and, well, heavy metal.
In the first half of the program, Kevin interviews writer Michael Toland about his cover story profile of Iron Age frontman Jason Tarpey, and how Tarpey's youthful sword & sorcery obsession inspired Hammerhall Forge, his blacksmithing business in Wimberley.
In the second half of the program, Kevin brings on Bob Ray to talk about their mutual friend Chad Holt, the "total badass" (memorialized in Ray’s 2010 documentary Total Badass) who passed away in late summer from cancer. This Saturday, AFS Cinema hosts a 20th anniversary screening of Ray's Rock Opera, also featuring Holt, followed by a Lost Well show featuring Pocket Fishrmen, Tia Carrera, and Sex Pump.
Host: Kevin Curtin. Guest: Michael Toland, Bob Ray. Engineer: Evan Hearn. Theme music: Kevin Curtin and Jonas Wilson.
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