Episode 156 - Liam Thomas Bailey (The Curiosity Hour Podcast by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund)


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Episode 156 - Liam Thomas Bailey. Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund are honored to have as our guest, Liam Thomas Bailey. Liam Thomas Bailey is a singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist based in Hickory, North Carolina. Liam recently relaunched his solo career after spending a decade as a sideman to notable Nashville country artists, including Rodney Atkins and Brett Eldridge. Over his diverse twenty-year career, Liam has earned a name on guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, piano, and harmony vocals. Now refocused on his original solo material, his music incorporates a fresh approach to the banjo and fiddle-playing frontman, while drawing from a deep understanding of the Americana, Celtic, and Bluegrass musical lexicon. With his newly-formed band Two Bird Stone, Liam will be releasing his first solo album in over a decade, Hands & Knees, in September 2020. For a long time, Liam avoided his calling, until the pattern of unchecked self-loathing and low-grade hopelessness became so ingrained and familiar to him that it felt like home. Years later, he would be shaken by a profound experience with psilocybin that catalyzed a necessary change in his perspective. With the help of this experience and the interest of his best friend, Chad Kelly (also of Two Bird Stone), Liam began to explore techniques of self-awareness and mindfulness that put him in much better emotional standing. And now, 15 years later, groundbreaking research at John Hopkins and UCLA has shed light on psilocybin’s therapeutic capacity for treating psychiatric diseases like anxiety, depression, and PTSD. Now, he's taking advantage of opportunities to responsibly promote psychedelic awareness and advocate for the necessary changes in legislation to permit the controlled use and study of this life-changing substance. His career has involved working in commercial post-production where he composed, performed, and produced media for nationally syndicated television commercials including Mattel, American Express, Washington Trust, and many others. His music has been featured on PBS, HBO, ESPN, and several A&E programs including Pawn Stars, Dog the Bounty Hunter, Say Yes To the Dress. In 2006, Liam left post-production to pursue his interests on the stage. He spent the next 11 years performing with internationally recognized country artists including Rodney Atkins, Brett Eldredge, and others. He has supported artists on tv shows including Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, the Tonight Show, Good Morning America, and The Today Show and has participated in the tours of Brad Paisley, Taylor Swift, Brooks and Dunn, Martina McBride, ZZ Top, Willie Nelson, and others. https://liamthomasbailey.com/twobirdstone https://www.facebook.com/twobirdstonemusic/ https://www.instagram.com/twobirdstonemusic/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnj_ugXbIK0y0PvpqaYXtaA https://open.spotify.com/artist/4dEYKN2lXbHFxzAFKMj0f5?si=hyIXxN23SR-LOLsjdgfIZw Note: Guests create their own bio description for each episode. The Curiosity Hour Podcast is hosted and produced by Dan Sterenchuk and Tommy Estlund. Please visit our website for more information: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com The Curiosity Hour Podcast is listener supported! To donate, click here: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/donate/ Please visit this page for information where you can listen to our podcast: thecuriosityhourpodcast.com/listen/ Disclaimers: The Curiosity Hour Podcast may contain content not suitable for all audiences. Listener discretion advised. The views and opinions expressed by the guests on this podcast are solely those of the guest(s). These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of The Curiosity Hour Podcast. This podcast may contain explicit language. The Public Service Announcement near the beginning of the episode solely represents the views of Tommy and Dan and not our guests or our listeners.

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