This week, we’re all sinners as Alan Downing (guitar/vocals) and Andy Neff (bass) from Columbus rock band Hells Fire Sinners join us in the studio. You can listen to part one with HFS’ Aaron Piatt (drums) and Scott Stevens (guitar) HERE.
Alan, founding member of HFS (also known as the Head Sinner) and principal songwriter, along with Gregg Allman look-alike Andy relate the origins of the band as we play a few select songs from throughout their 12-year career. You’ll hear the stories behind how the band collaborates within the songwriting process, and how they come up with the songs they decide to cover as they tease us with a haunting reworking of Neil Young’s Heart of Gold.
They give us the details on a split album release (the title is Hell or Ohio) and show they’re doing on August 10, 2018 at the Rumba Cafe with Gudger, Mississippi Bones and Race of Devils.
Basically, we take a deep dive into what makes these guys keep the music going after over a decade of playing, including how their sound has evolved since the band’s inception. We skirt along the edge of melancholy, adding texture to what Alan and Andy are saying.
You never know where the conversation is going to take us, which is the norm.
As we always say, it’s podcasting without a net…
The Cat Club Podcast with Alan and Andy of Hells Fire Sinners – Episode 46