The Ongoing History of New Music, episode 954: The Trews, in their own words

When a band first comes together, there’s little expectation that this could become a long-term endeavor. Being a professional musician is hardly a sure thing. So many things could go wrong.

But sometimes, a group will gain a little bit of traction. A year passes and things still seem to be happening. And then another. Then five. Then ten. And if things go just right when it comes to the music, the audience, the industry, technology, and plain stupid luck, the band may wake up one day to find that they’ve been earning a living as professional musicians for 25 years.

This is exactly what happened with The Trews.

A band’s silver anniversary is cause for celebration because a quarter-century is a long time to be in this business. It’s also a good time to get everyone together to tell some stories. This is the history of The Trews, in their own words.

Songs heard on this show (all songs by The Trews):

  • Antigonish Song (as One I’d Trouser)
  • Not Ready to Go
  • So She’s Leaving
  • Hold Me in Your Arms
  • Highway of Heroes
  • Twist and Shout (with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band)
  • I Wanna Play

Here’s Eric Wilhite’s playlist.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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