03 – Dave Hillyard – Conversations on a Revivalist Movement


In this Episode, you’ll hear my interview with Dave Hillyard, as well as some live music from his bands, The Slackers and The David Hillyard Rocksteady Seven. Hillyard talks about life on the road, as a touring musician, and life at home, as a husband and father. We discuss playing for non-ska audiences and the different reactions he’s gotten from Jazz-heads. He also talks about his trip to Jamaica, and the times he’s worked with some of Ska’s earliest legends.

Other Links of Interest:
-Hillyard’s MySpace page with Downloadable tracks for Free and for Fee.
-A Press Kit for RS7′s United Front.
-YouTube Results for Dave

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4 Comments

  1. dave Says:

    wow this was a great interview, what a cool guy

  2. Brixton Kat Says:

    A great musician and a great guy. Respect!

  3. skaboi-j Says:

    thanks for making this available. i’m a huge slackers fan and have been trying to find some rocksteady 7 for a while now. can’t find ANY in the bay area (california), don’t know why that is … until i do, i can play your interview/conversation for a few tunes. thanks again.

  4. JJ Loy Says:

    Hey Skaboi-j,

    thanks for listening to the show! I’m glad you find it useful. I thought I’d respond, real quick, just to point out that you can buy DHR7 tracks directly from the man’s myspace page… http://www.myspace.com/davidhillyardrocksteady7

    And he’ll have a new record out very soon.



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