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Joe Jackson & Bryan Calhoon of White Knife Study make Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches and Clue Videos / Marti's Music Kitchen / Audio

By MARTI MENDENHALL // White Knife Study's Joe Jackson is a definite food fan, and pretty good cook at that who loves to host dinner parties and game nights for his friends. Prepare to be amazed by Joe’s super recipe for Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches and Baked French Fries.

Welcome to Marti’s Music Kitchen, the Fun Music and Food Podcast, where anything can happen! I’m super excited about my guests from the hugely popular alternative music band, White Knife Study.  With me today is bass player Joe Jackson, and guitarist Bryan Calhoon. This electro-indie rock band is comprised of 5 guys who did separate music projects in Alaska and got together in Portland, Oregon to make the kind of music they had always dreamed of.

Bandmate, Bryan, talks about how the band got together in Portland. “Joe and I were in a band called, “Divides,” and we started back in 2012,” says Bryan. “We moved to Portland in 2013…..Sean, the singer of White Knife, was saying, “OK, I want to start something kind-of electronic.” I said, “Cool, our band just ended. Let’s get something going.” And then Dale happened to move down to Portland at that same time.”

It just so happens that Joe is a definite food fan, and pretty good cook at that who loves to host dinner parties and game nights for his friends. Prepare to be amazed by Joe’s super recipe for Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches and Baked French Fries.

How do five guys from Alaska end up forming a band in Portland?  How did they film their ultra-professional music videos? And What does an intense game of “Clue” have to do with anything?  Follow me into this fun episode  . . and let’s find out!

Shredded Buffalo Chicken Sandwiches


  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pack Campbell's Buffalo Slow Cooker sauce pack
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 2 stalks of celery
  • 1 red onion
  • Sliced provolone cheese
  • Ciabatta buns
  • Ground black pepper to taste


Trim fat from chicken breasts, placing whole breasts in slow cooker. Top with olive oil, buffalo sauce, and pepper. Cook on high for 2 hours. While cooking, thinly slice celery and prepare shredded carrots. At the 2 hour mark, open the cooker and remove the chicken. Put the sliced celery and shredded carrots in the remaining sauce, turn cooker to low heat. After chicken cools enough, shred by hand until it is in small, thin strips and place back in cooker with the sauce and vegetables. Cook for an additional 20 minutes. Slice the ciabatta buns and the red onion. When ready, spoon chicken mix onto the bun, top with cheese, onion, second half of bun and ENJOY! For more heat, add extra sauce as desired.

Baked French Fries


  • 3 red potatoes
  • Olive oil
  • Ground black pepper
  • Sea Salt
  • Tasty seasoning of your choice ( I used an herbed pepper blend for the show but often do it with Rosemary instead with great results)


Turn oven to 350. After peeling any eyes or imperfections off the potatoes make horizontal cuts through them to separate them into flat slices with the rest of the skin still on. Then cut individual fry-shaped slices out of those to the proper size. Place tinfoil on a flat cooking sheet and spray with non-stick spray. Align the fries down on the tray so they are not quite touching and spread evenly. Using two fingers, loosely spread over the opening of the olive oil, carefully spread the oil over all of the fries until they have a nice sheen on top, but not to the point that they are sitting in pools of oil. Spread salt, pepper, and seasoning to taste over the top of the oiled fries. Bake at 350 for 15 - 20 minutes or until they are crispy enough to your liking. Using a spatula, move fries onto a plate covered in paper towels to sponge off extra oil and let cool. Enjoy!

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