Episode 013: Chris Carrabba (Dashboard Confessional/Twin Forks)
Through his work in Further Seems Forever and Dashboard Confessional, Chris Carrabba has been one of the most successful and idolized scene-based songwriters of the past 15 years. His work in Dashboard has earned him three gold records, the lead single to the Spider-Man 2 soundtrack and even a stint at Madison Square Garden — not bad for a gig that was originally a side project. These days, his focus is on Twin Forks, a boot-stompin’ folk band he started with friends from Florida.
I caught up with Chris at the 9:30 Club in Washington, DC to talk about the different stages of his career, how his mother’s education colors the words he uses in his songs and much more. If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe to the podcast on iTunes or Stitcher so you don’t miss a single episode of the stories behind your favorite songs. Thanks for listening!