About the ‘Play It Loud’ Season Two Premiere
From Brandy McDonnell at NewsOK/The Oklahoman:
“Play It Loud,” an original music series that follows award-winning Oklahoma independent filmmaker Adam Hampton as he explores the state’s vibrant music scene, features well-known one-man band Mike Hosty in the first episode of its second season.
The installment opens with Hosty performing his signature song “Oklahoma Breakdown,” which red dirt music star Stoney LaRue is known for covering. Complete with kazoo solo, naturally.
The 22-minute showcase also includes an interview in which the self-described platypus talks about music, standup comedy, childhood inspiration and more. Hampton quotes both the Bible and Frank Zappa in this episode, and it doesn’t seem at all weird given we’re talking about Hosty here.
Each approximately 20-minute installment of “Play It Loud,” presented by Shawnee’s Grand Casino Hotel & Resort, features an intimate interview and performance by an Oklahoma musician.
Read more from McDonnell’s story at NewsOK.com.
‘Play It Loud’ episode format
“Play it Loud” series host Adam Hampton described the series in this June interview for potawatomi.org:
“In each episode, I speak with each artist and try to capture in our discussion some part of who they are, what they’ve been through or what they’re wanting to say. We also have them play an acoustic performance, and we have them play with a full band on the Play It Loud stage at the Grand.
“The format may shift from one artist to the other, but the components remain the same: The discussion, the performances, the theme of music as a bridge between people, and we want the visual experience to be fun. … So we shot it like an unscripted movie. We turned on our cameras in the coolest environments possible and let it rip.”
Read more from that season one interview at potawatomi.org.
Learn more about the “Play It Loud” series at grandresortok.com/playitloud.