Day after Thanksgiving in Clifton Forge is what you're hearing this week, folks. And we've got two returning guests for you. Mary Jane travelled down to hang out with Nick in the place he grew up and cousin Dewayne showed up again for it. There's a whole ton of whiskey talk and lots of huntin' stories and everything else you might expect if you've heard these guys before. There's even a brief appearance by our sister Larami which is pretty wild. That's all we've got for you this time, so enjoy the hangout and the bullshit. We'll keep bringin' it to ya.
If you know anything at all about Nick and about this show, then you're sure to have picked up on the fact that one of the things Nick is extremely passionate about is cooking. From only eating buttered noodles as a child to preparing killer meals for friends and family constantly, your host is all about creating some culinary masterpieces. This week's guest is special as she shares some high quality information about her cooking methods and the conversation goes way deep into all kinds of culinary awesomeness. Sarah Rennie came up to Elkton to hang out and talk about all of these things with Nick. You can check out some of her food and methods by lookin' up Two Fire Table on IG where you can get a taste of what she's got going on. Nick met Sarah through her husband, tattooer Mike Rennie from Absolute Art who you can find on a very early episode of the show. Enjoy the food talk. It's delicious.
Veteran regulars of the show, Old Heavy Hands - Nate Hall and his crew - were recording in northern NC at an infamous studio called the Fidelitorium and it was an amazing experience to go there and see and hear everything. The guys weren't at Legacy Irons Tattoo in Greensboro so that they could be there laying down an album, and on this evening: hanging out with Nick and feelin' good and telling all kinds of crazy tales and events. It's a hilarious and fun time right out of the gate. Not a long one, but a damn good one, y'all.
If you're up to date and heard the Made to Last and Mac Bibby episodes, you know that Nick went down to Florida for a few days and this episode gets into why that happened. There's a bit of a hum in the background of this one because Nick recorded it while traveling down the highway with his brother, Josh. Long time listeners of the show, though, probably aren't going to mind because this episode is kind of the second half of the story of an early episode called 'Florida' that is mentioned on here quite a bit. You see, this road trip came about as Nick and Josh travel down to pick up the remains of their estranged father to bring them back to the mountains of VA. This is the story explaining that. So fasten your seatbelt. It's a weird one.
Of course on a road trip that takes Nick through Jacksonville, he's definitely going to stop in and see his great friend Angelo and all the guys in the Inksmith & Rogers crew. And as luck would have it, the one and only Mac Bibby was around and Nick had the privelage of sitting down and hearing about his long and crazy journey from the good ol' days up until his time in Jax. And what a trip it is. You are going to absolutely dig the stories that are laid down in this episode. Such a trove of tattoo history and art history surrounding the tattoo industry even before Mac got into the game. You don't want to miss these tales. You'll hear a bit from Angelo and some of the other guys, but it's all about Mac, so check it out.