Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Reade McCardell got his start in music growing up in Rochester, Michigan, thanks to his three older siblings and a love for the obscure that started at a young age. Since he was a kid he never feared picking up various musical instruments and getting his hands dirty.
“I feel most confident about singing, but I love playing instruments,” he says. “I love playing guitar and whatever else I can get my hands on – be it mandolin or banjo or bass or keyboards.”
When McCardell was in his early twenties he observed a friend of his host a local radio show and was hooked. He pitched an idea and soon he was the host of his very own show. Fast forward a couple years and a move to Bryn Athyn, a small suburb of Philadelphia. After hearing Jim Bear, the founder of Gtownradio.com, on WXPN McCardell pitched again and this time landed a two-hour radio show called “Fewsh.”
“Fewsh is a little bit of everything,” he says. “I like it to be as genreless as possible. In any given program I can play folk, and indie and rock and there can be jazz and there can be blues and classical music and spoken word and instrumental and surf.”
As the Gtownradio.com website says Fewsh is “81 percent music, 19 percent oh my gosh!”
By Jessica Lynn Argondizza, Kyle Bagenstose and Darla Synnestvedt, Group 11, Germantown
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