Robert Kramer is a singer/songwriter from Bismarck, ND. In this first episode of my three-part interview with Robert, it's all about origin stories. Robert and I met when we were in grade school, our first band was together and we've been making music with each other off & on ever since. On today's show, we talk about hauntings, how cool skateboarding is, depression, songwriting challenges, Robert's first guitar and some band called "Nivira".
You can hear Robert's 2014 solo album, The South & Goodbye, on his website: robertkramer.bandcamp.com
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I spoke with all six members of North Dakota bands Vanity Plate and the Juniper Drive after they returned from their tour to the west coast.
The Juniper Drive is Robert Kramer (guitar/vocals), Blake Burbach (guitar), Evan Morgenson (bass) and (formerly) myself on drum kit.
Robert and I wrap up our three-part conversation. We talk about going on tour when we were 18, Robert's time in Phoenix & Nashville studying audio engineering, getting drunk & writing songs, and how much better & more humanistic music is when it has some damn mistakes in it.