This week we're joined by Dan Drago, the host of 25 O'Clock. In the first half of our conversations, we hear more about his story, how he navigated back to Philly from Western NY, music influences, bands he played in, and his international smash hit "South Street Bridge".
Dan Drago has called Philadelphia home since 2004, moving there from Western New York to establish a homebase while playing in bands and touring. Playing actively and touring from 2004 to 2013, Dan threw himself into the Philly music community. In 2014, he got out of the van, set up a mic, and created 25 O’Clock: a podcast focusing on the Philadelphia music community. He started interviewing guests at his kitchen table and eventually put together his own studio in 2015. Dan has kept his finger on the pulse of Philadelphia music for almost eight years and 250 episodes, as of the time of this recording.
Dan lives in South Philadelphia, plays bass in Philly band Lovecartel, as well as occasionally performing his own solo work. He volunteers at Rock To the Future, teaching songwriting and production to students who don’t have easy access to music programs.
Thank you to Carver Commodore, argonaut&wasp, and Blair Crimmins for allowing us to use their music in the show open and close. It makes everything sound so much better!
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