Basic Folk: Alex Stanton of townsppl

This time, Cindy Howes welcomes Alex Stanton to Basic Folk! Alex is a Pittsburgh born-and-bred singer/songwriter who heads up the band townsppl.

Growing up, Stanton spent a lot of time hanging out where all the cool kids wanted to be, on the set of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. His mother worked in the art department for the show and he tells me about receiving his first *Martin* guitar from that magical set. Stanton recalls cultivating his musicianship and songwriting skills over the years in a rock band, and we unpack how and why he has since made the decision to transition to only folk music. Also, Stanton discusses opening his own music school, Sunburst School of Music. We talk about the community of musicians that he has found and fostered since opening the doors.

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