Back when Old Heavy Hands were last on, they told Nick about a band in Alley Cat's neck o' the woods known locally as Dogwood Tales. Well a few of the boys stopped by the No Lies Just Bullshit studios and knocked back a few with Nick and talked a long time about music and food and all kinds of stuff. Not only that, they even played three or four tunes for us. It's a good, long one for these isolating times.
Shop Talk wraps it up with Porter and Andrew joinin' in to talk about some great tattoos and the great people who are making them. Hell yeah.
Nick hits the road down to Absolute Art in Richmond where he finally meets up with Mike Schweigert to sit down and record an episode. Mike was visiting down from Electric Tattoo in Asbury Park, New Jersey - whose history comes up in the episode. It's a long one, but interesting throughout as they talk tons of tattoo history, discuss the various shops Schweigert has worked and touch on topics dating far back into tattoo history as well as things that are happening right now in the industry.
NLJBS veteran and friend of the show Brian Bruno adds tons of relevant insight and also hanging out is the new guy from Absolute, Ian O'Nuallain who showed up recently on episode 166.
Andrew and Porter jump in after the talk for a brand new session telling you all about some amazing tattoos on the 'Gram you can check out and see if you agree with their recent opinions. Hell yeah.
Rodrigo Melo came down from his shop, Woodstock Tattoo in Woodstock, NY to visit a bunch of shops and take a little tour. After checking out Alley Cat, he and Nick have a killer and energetic conversation. Andrew is hanging out as well and they all have a blast listening to Rodrigo's stories over the years and sharing tales of tattoos and friends. It's a great one that will probably have a follow up one day.
Shop Talk follows and Porter jumps in with the boys to discuss the big tats. Hell yeah.
Wayne "The Train" Hancock came through Harrisonburg to hang out at the NJLBS studios with Nick and to play a show at the Golden Pony downtown. Nick's been trying to get this one in for a while. It's shorter than usual, but packs a punch. Wayne and his band play a couple tunes and tell a few stories. It's damn good, y'all.
Shop Talk closes things with some killer work by artists that inspire artists. Like Mr. Chris Porter and Andrew Conner. They break down the good stuff with Nick. Sometimes they get so excited we've gotta fill in details to keep y'all up to date. Check it out.