Episode 007: William Beckett


Welcome to Episode 007, featuring the ever-so-talented William Beckett. You might know Mr. Beckett from his time spent fronting Chicago-based band The Academy Is… from 2003 to 2011, but these days, he’s a hard-touring solo artist. His debut full-length album, Genuine & Counterfeit, was released last year on Equal Vision Records.

I caught up with William on a rainy Saturday evening in Vienna, Virginia to talk about his involvement with Downwrite (a service that connects fans and artists to create one-of-a-kind songs), re-living high school memories via music, and why skipping school actually helped him in the long run. Stick around until the end of the show to find out how you can win a William Beckett prize package, including a signed CD!

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