Lavay Smith and Chris Siebert have been making music in San Francisco for more than 20 years. Their band, Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, plays all around the Bay Area, pretty much all the time.
Chris and Lavay also do regular gigs at the Royal Cuckoo Lounge every Sunday.
For this podcast (part one of two), Chris and Lavay discuss how the band got started, the SF music scene of the late-1980s, and some interesting experiences they've had in nightclub basements.
We recorded at Royal Cuckoo in November 2017.
Check back Thursday for Part 2.