Road To Blue Ox Podcast

Blue Ox Music Festival Podcast

Pert Near Sandstone’s Nate Sipe and Justin Bruhn host ‘The Road to Blue Ox’ Podcast series in anticipation of the Blue Ox Music Festival. They interview Blue Ox Music Festival artists, play music from the year’s lineup and discuss features of the 3-day outdoor festival. Listen to get an idea of what to expect and get excited for the year’s event which takes place annually at The Pines Music Park in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

We are interested to know what you would like to hear on future episodes and any helpful feedback.  Send a message to: RoadToBlueOx@gmail.com

Written by: Nate Sipe & Justin Bruhn.  Produced by: Pert Near Sandstone and The Blue Ox Music Festival.  Recorded and edited by: Nate Sipe.

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Season 3 – Episode 2: Featuring Lissie 

(Feb. 2021) Welcome back! In this episode we had a great conversation with Lissie, singer/songwriter and veteran of the indie music scene who joined us from her farm in northeastern Iowa. We talked about her midwestern roots, existing as social media guinea pigs, enjoying winter, and popcorn. We also play some music from other artists that are joining us at the festival this August 19-21. Make some popcorn, sit back, and thanks for listening.

Available on the following streaming services: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pocket Casts

Featured Music on this episode: Lissie “Oh Mississippi”, “When I’m Alone”, “Best Days”, Katey Bellville “Where The Soul of Man Never Dies”, Julian Davis and the Situation “Somewhere Lonely“, John Stickley Trio “Future Ghost“, Pert Near Sandstone  “Stay All Night”, “Little Birdie

**Permission was obtained for all music used in this episode.


Season 3 – Episode 1: Featuring Good Morning Bedlam 

(Jan. 2021) Starting 2021 by looking to August, Justin and Nate talk about the lineup for this year’s festival and then discuss their favorite albums from 2020. A few new additions to the festival are covered and then they have a great chat with local Minneapolis band, Good Morning Bedlam. Nate and Justin talked with them about their development into playing folk music, what they’ve been doing during this past year and closely explored the beautiful album artwork for ‘Like Kings.’

Available on the following streaming services: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pocket Casts

Featured music: Molly Tuttle “Something On Your Mind“, Short Round Stringband “Free Little Birds“, Good Morning Bedlam “Enough“, “The Haunting” and Pert Near Sandstone “Stay All Night“, “Summer Skies“.

**Permission was obtained for all music used in this episode.


Season 2 – Episode 3: Featuring Adam Greuel

(Aug. 2020) It’s been long while, but Nate and Justin of Pert Near Sandstone are back with another virtual Blue Ox on the horizon. They chat with Adam Greuel of Horseshoes & Hand Grenades and talk about the upcoming Campout in the Pines event which will also be streamed for free as “Live from the Pines” on Facebook & YouTube.

Available on the following streaming services: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pocket Casts

Featured Music: Horseshoes & Hand Grenades “Cheyenne“, “The Devil’s Trash“. Armchair Boogie: “All My Friends“. Chicken Wire Empire “Joe Eddy” (Live). Pert Near Sandstone “Stay All Night”, “Ruben’s Train

**Permission was obtained for all music used in this episode.


Season 2 – Episode 2: Featuring Lillie Mae 

(Feb. 2020) Here it is, episode two of the Road to Blue Ox Podcast. Justin and Nate are back with some current information preceding the festival.

Nate took a Mexican vacation which prompted a discussion of marine biology. Justin ventured into his own uncharted territory while interviewing his new favorite musician, Lillie Mae, who will be performing at Blue Ox this year.

Available on the following streaming services: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pocket Casts

Featured Music: Charley Crockett “In The Night”, Lillie Mae “A Golden Year”, Pert Near Sandstone “Stay All Night” & “Fishing Reel

**Permission was obtained for all music used in this episode.


Season 2 – Episode 1: Jerry Douglas 

(Jan. 2020) We are well on our way heading toward the 6th annual Blue Ox Music Festival this June 11-13, 2020. Nate and Justin are back to tell you what’s new and highlight some of the artists joining us this year. After getting to jam with Jerry Douglas recently, we caught up with him and had a great chat about chickens mostly, but also Japan and a bit about music.

Available on the following streaming services: Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Podcast, Pocket Casts

Featured Music on this Episode: Arkansauce “Time, Tears and Money”, Legendary Shack Shakers “After You’ve Gone”, Jerry Douglas Band “On A Monday”, Pert Near Sandstone “Stay All Night”, “Needle & Thread”.

**Permission was obtained for all music used in this episode.