Fawkes and Friends: Frank Turner
Honestly, without Frank Turner, this episode’s guest, there wouldn’t even be a Fawkes and Friends. His music inspired Ian to make the kind of music he does as Black Guy Fawkes, and Ed’s music taste took a genuine shift the first time he heard Frank’s Love Ire & Song album. If you want to hear Frank talk about South America, Noel Coward, Ted Lasso, and the awfulness of Oasis fans, that’s all here, but so is a lot of talk about last year’s Lost Evenings festival in Anaheim, California, this year’s Lost Evenings in Toronto, Ontario, his upcoming tenth (!) album Undefeated (which will be available everywhere on May 3rd), branching out into music production, and so, so much more. And definitely go check out the video for his latest single "Do One."
In addition, in the intro, Ian talks about an upcoming benefit show taking place in Frostburg, MD: Hunger Moon Fest. Fight food insecurity and help take on student lunch debt at Hunger Moon Fest! Rock out at City Place on Saturday, February 24 from 3PM to 10PM with beer, grub, and music from American Meat Industry, The Power, Brickyard Folly, President Bomber, The Downstrokes, Black Guy Fawkes, and more! If you’d like to donate towards eliminating $5,000 of student lunch debt in Allegany County Public Schools, you can do so at the donation link here: Savage Mountain Punk Arts
For more Black Guy Fawkes, check out https://blackguyfawkes.com/ or https://asbestosrecords.bigcartel.com/. He’s also on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Bluesky, etc as Black Guy Fawkes–spelling is extremely important here and, not surprisingly, he’s on music streaming services as well: Spotify, Apple Music, and Amazon. You can probably find Ed drinking in a karaoke bar or in the crowd at a punk show.