Chrisie Santoni and Craig Smith of The Billies are two people with a charged passion for what they do. Setting out to spread the relaxing vibes of their “low country groove” music The Billies are constantly on the move. With all they’re journeying they’ve found that they have a connection with the up and coming nerd subculture. Inspired by the grandfather of Nerdcore, MC Frontalot, The Billies are on the front lines of a new niche in the genera, Nerdgroove. We go more in depth about their inspirations and genera classifications in the first half of the show.

Taking things in a whole different direction with their music Chrisie and Craig also write kids songs. This processes came out of Chrisie’s desire to teach a music class for children. Now well into writing music for and teaching kids about music they have started Dancing Bears Music and sell interactive DVD’s for kids. In the second half Craig and Chrisie share more about this as well as about why they moved to Lancaster and what they love about this area.

To find out more about The Billies visit:
The Billies Facebook Fan Page
Dancing Bears Music Website

Support for this episode provided by Lapp Structures and Pennsylvania College of Art & Design.

Theme music: Invisible Walls by Revolution Void
Break music: Good Day by Triplefox