MAY 24 – LOCAL/LIVE INTERVIEWS EPISODE 60: MORTGAGE FREEMAN
During these strange times, WMSE aims to keep you connected to your local music community by getting up close and personal in conversation while taking a listen to new local projects, albums and songs. On Tuesday, May 24th, we check in with Milwaukee prog-rockers, Mortgage Freeman, ahead of a summer of new songs and their next, big show – Lakefront Brewery’s Extravabandza – coming up at Bay View’s Cactus Club.
From their birth, Mortgage Freeman has provided a grab bag of sounds: K-Billy’s super sounds of the 70s, all those big names of melody-driven rock and roll songwriting like Warren Zevon and Gerry Rafferty as well as the energetic, progged-out nonsense narratives of yore, jabbering over the incessant racket of space guitars and bludgeoned keyboards. After a brief period of hibernation, the band has a remixed lineup as sister Treccy picks up the bass and brother Chuck shuffles to guitar. Modern day Mortgage Freeman has softened the corners a little, leaning into country cadences and western twangs in some of their delivery, but their tuneful pulses remain. Tune into Local/Live to hear how the band has morphed in sound and all about the Extravabandza shenanigans to come…
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