We’re All Nerds Episode Three: Skeletonwitch

The secret origins of guitarist Scott Hedrick

Welcome to the third installment of WE’RE ALL NERDS! Anybody can ask bands about cool band stuff, but leave it to us to make them geek out about real grimy nerd shit, how their unique eccentricities got them where they are and the way it’s shaped their current artistic worldview.

Initially skeptical about taking part in our series due to his lack of traditional “nerd” interests, Scott Hedrick, founding member and badass guitar god of Ohio thrash heroes Skeletonwitch, then blew us away with a deep dive into his fandom of avant-garde 60’s guitarist John Fahey. A great listen not just for guitar geeks but also fans of all “under the radar” folk heroes, Scott proves that even if you aren’t super into comics, TV or movies, we really are all nerds. Thanks Scott, you’re awesome!

Kevin Hawkey is the co-founder, head writer and editor of Riot-Nerd. He enjoys Fighting Games, Metal, Marvel, Horror and all the weird shit in between. A lifelong Philadelphian just as comfortable in a circle pit at Underground Arts as he is drooling over the new Hot Toys figures at Brave New Worlds, Kevin’s idiosyncratic sensibility gives this site it’s unique dichotomy between “riot” and “nerd”.
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