We tried something a little different with our most recent podcast featuring the incredibly talented, Boston Music award nominated, North Shore native Justin Clancy.
For those of you who don’t know (I didn’t until recently), roast beef sandwiches are a staple on the North Shore. Justin was adamant that we try one of these iconic sandwiches, so we came up with the idea of interviewing him while driving up from the South Shore, through Boston, and into the foreign territory that lies on the other side of our state’s capital. It was worth it.
Each North Shore roast beef establishment serves a “three-way”, which consists of thinly sliced, tender beef piled on an onion roll and topped with mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, and white american cheese. Kelly’s is the most popular, but locals like Justin will tell you that it pales in comparison to lesser known spots like Nick’s in Beverley, Mino’s in Marblehead, and Bill & Bob’s in his hometown of Peabody.
Of course we went to Bill & Bob’s, and during our journey we listened to Justin’s critically acclaimed debut album ‘The Color Blue’ while Easty and I asked questions about each individual song. His answers were extremely in-depth and informative with plenty of hilarious one-liners. We even ran into the most North Shore guy you’ll ever see, who was absolutely astonished to be in the presence of two South Shore kids who had never tried a “beef”.
The video was shot and edited by Eric Doody aka ReadySetToast, so shout out to him for perfect execution. Be on the lookout for some new music from Justin Clancy dropping soon!