Podcast Episode 143: Carl Simmons
Welcome, artist Carl Simmons to In-Focus Podcast Number 143. He finds inspiration in local history, folklore, and preservation. Carl was a previous guest with The Artists Index co-founder and podcast host, Ron Fortier on Podcast Episode 106.
Carl is a New Bedford, Massachusetts musician, visual artist, performance artist, and the South Coast’s default local historian! Don Wilkinson, Art Beat columnist wrote in Southcoast Today, that Carl is “… a local historian much concerned with preserving the past but in his artwork, he is clearly not beholden to it. His imagery, be they drawings, watercolors, digital photographs, or short digital animations, instead celebrate the mythology and folklore of the city of New Bedford and its surrounding communities.”
The Artists Index Music Podcast Host, Jeff Angeley, talks with Carl Simmons about his music, background, and lots more. This episode was recorded in Jeff’s studio in 2023. The Artists Index also continues using Zoom and our studio at the Spectrum Marketing Group in Howland Place in New Bedford.
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