Podcast | Episode 5: Erika Hughes & the Well Mannered
2016's Behave was a labor of love for Erika Hughes and her band, the Well Mannered. Recorded in the privacy of their guitarist Trevor Edge's home, the 9-month-or-so project tested the band's endurance in the studio, as well as their ability to let the music speak for itself.
But Behave doesn't show the intensity of its process as much as it shows the complexity of what qualifies as American music. Hughes' layers and various influences reveal how well this band continues to navigate what has become such a complex term.
Erika, Margot, and Trevor came by Oranjudio to talk to Middle State about the process of recording Behave, their influences, and their upcoming performance at Ohiolina Music Festival.
Erika Hughes & the Well Mannered perform Ohiolina Music Festival at 2:40 PM on Saturday, September 17.