VIDEO: Mr. Nice Guy with the Oxleys
Our Music Director, Ben Slowey, is more than on top of the local music scene. In addition to his work for Breaking And Entering, he also hosts the Mr. Nice Guy podcast, an interview-based show that reaches out to Milwaukeeans for conversations about what motivates them. Many of these shows fittingly involve the local music scene, and we’ll be sharing some of them here as well.
Today, Ben talks to two members of folk rock trio The Oxleys, Sam Brunelli and Cray Rieckmann. They dropped a self-titled record in 2018 and a single “Just a Memory” in 2019. They had beer, I had coffee. We discussed The Oxleys’ formation from stumbling upon each other at UWM, playing in breweries vs coffee shops, Cray’s punk band in high school, their Midwest tours, and stunted creative motivation during quarantine. You can check out more episodes of Mr. Nice Guy on YouTube, and check out this interview below: