This week on Snacky Tunes, solo host Greg Bresnitz welcomes the team from Root & Bone: Jeff McInnis and Janine Booth. Kicking off the show explaining how they met over a lovely meatloaf dish and formed a working business relationship. Going through their journey to open up Root & Bone in Alphabet City, NYC, the idea came from making food that both tasted and felt like home. Taking listeners through the highlighted dishes of Root & Bone, the chefs share how they came to choose ingredients and how they’re keeping the restaurant small, for now, feeding the neighborhood before opening up additional seats. In the second half of the show, musical guest Bad Credit No Credit joins in talking about how they formed with the help of Craigslist. Straight from Brooklyn’s DIY scene, Bad Credit No Credit is a mix of cheerful provocation, combination of socio/political consciousness and a blatant lack of inhibitions. The groovy brass-based septet is fiercely led by its charismatic singer/sax player Carrie-Anne Murphy, who can sing but would much rather scream and roar her discontent, telling tales of alienation, misogyny and other delights to the sounds of punk-infused jazz and instrumental freak-outs. Which is just fine, as it makes for a most entertaining performance – tune in to find out! This program was brought to you by Whole Foods Market.
“It’s food from our roots. It’s a restaurant that’s not pretentious, it’s casual enough, and the food’s great and the name made sense.” [20:25]
—Jeff McInnis on Snacky Tunes
“It’s funny, I do feel like this band is tied pretty closely with food.” [55:25]
—Bad Credit No Credit on Snacky Tunes