For some folks, punk rock is more than a genre, it's their way of life. For the past twenty years, that calling, to make music, do things yourself, and connect with a community has been heard by todays guest, freeman martin. As the singer in a number of bands, and as a tattoo artist, freeman has left his mark on a lot of things in richmond. But also, he's a collector of these things. So I was excited to get to talk with him, about making music, culture, and life, which threw him a curveball three years ago, to which he took that punk attitude and overcame. Freeman can be found tattoing at Saunders Tattoo, and you can hear his latest band, Park Sparrows, at parksparrows.bandcamp.com.
Various Things is a collection of conversations with folks around Richmond, Virginia that are challenging the way things are done, and as a result, making the world a more interesting place.
The podcast is hosted by Gary Llama.