The Sound Podcast

The Sound Podcast

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Listening for the secret, searching for the sound….
68: Red Roses, Green Gold with Director Rachel Klein
Dec 15 • 30 min
You’ve been listening to parts of Touch of Grey, Truckin’, and Ripple taken from the musical Red Roses, Green Gold which features the music and lyrics of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. The musical has been getting rave reviews from both Deadheads and…
67: The White Buffalo
Dec 13 • 23 min
You may not know the name, and if you do, you already know that this mysterious singer songwriter cloaks himself in an alias to stay as secretive as possible. Ironic, when you consider his songs are written and sung with such a genuine and authentic tone…
66: Neal Casal
Dec 6 • 31 min
One of our favourites around these parts is Neal Casal. You know him as the ace guitar player with Chris Robinson’s Brotherhood, but he’s also the brains behind the Circles around the Sun project. We’ve had him on the show before and enjoyed our chat, so…
65: Devon Allman
Dec 4 • 31 min
I remember watching the tribute to Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks and Col. Bruce Hampton put on at the Peach Festival last summer, thinking that this one event didn’t do those three gentlemen especially Gregg and all he had done for us enough justice. Don’t…
64: Karl Denson
Nov 23 • 41 min
You’ve heard of Karl Denson, the flutist and saxophonist who began his career with Lenny Kravitz, was involved in the Greyboy All-Stars and has guested with several other musicians both in a live and studio setting. He continues to expand his horizons…
63: Mapache
Nov 21 • 20 min
Once in a while, we get thrown music our way, we play it, and sometimes are absolutely stunned about the great music that is being made everywhere. Once you hear Mapache, I think you’ll agree that their debut Spiritual Pajamas is that kind of band. The…
62: Karina Rykman
Nov 15 • 58 min
Fresh off of three shows with Everyone Orchestra and a Fall tour with Marco Benevento I recently had the chance to sit down with bassist Karina Rykman. While she isn’t yet a household name, this up and comer is taking the scene by storm. When she isn’t…
61: Bob Minkin
Nov 13 • 32 min
While we have the memories and the music, the fact that so many great moments in our scene’s history have been captured on film in photos is another added bonus. More to the point, those that continue to document the ebbs and flows of the scene in…
60: Matt Butler of Everyone Orchestra
Nov 10 • 46 min
For many of us who have been fans of the music of this scene, it comes down to three very basic things; the community, the musicianship and the improvisation. So it’s a no brained that a project like Everyone Orchestra exists. It combines all three of…
59: Dave and Jake of Yonder Mountain String Band
Nov 8 • 37 min
You’ve heard all of the different terms for the new bluegrass music that’s popular amongst the Jam Band community, whether it’s new grass, progressive bluegrass, or jamgrass. Each of the bands in the re-emergence of this genre all bring a different flair…
58: Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee
Nov 6 • 53 min
When you do anything for 20 years with a group of people you spend a great amount of time travelling, sleeping, eating and working with, you begin to build not only a strong bond, but also a connection to whatever it is you are doing. Such is the case for…
57 - Brad Barr of The Barr Brothers
Oct 30 • 37 min
The Barr Brothers, are a pair of brothers originally from Rhode Island, who now make Montreal home. While they have been at this new construct for about 6 years, you may remember their former group, The Slip. I first met the Barr Brothers almost 6 years…
56: Mark Karan
Oct 26 • 36 min
Had the opportunity to sit down with Mark Karan recently. For those of you who don’t know, Mark rose to prominence in the Deadhead community after stints with The Other Ones and Ratdog. A Bay area musician, Karan currently keeps busy with many very cool…
55: Andy Falco of The Infamous Stringdusters
Oct 16 • 45 min
There’s busy, and then there is the Infamous Stringdusters who have already played 110 shows this year and have at least twenty more to go as they run up to a New Years Eve gig in Aspen Colorado. Amidst this torrid pace, they are set to release a…
54: Eric “Benny” Bloom of Lettuce
Oct 12 • 37 min
Lettuce a funk collective known for their infectious live performances, took a sonic turn last year at the Catskill Chill in Lakewood Pennsylvania and completed a set of music, a tribute to the late great Miles Davis one of their most beloved influences.…
53: Jackie Greene
Oct 10 • 41 min
Jackie Greene is one of those artists who you hear and think, “hey this guys sounds great, who is it”? And then when you find out who it is you say to yourself, “oh yeah, that guy, he’s awesome”. There is no question that Jackie has a knack for writing…
52: Greg of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Oct 4 • 48 min
Pigeons Playing Ping Pong are all about raw, emotional fun. I really dig their sound and you will to. Like most jam bands today, they blend all kinds of genres but they are rooted in a very sassy funk groove. We recently sat down with front man Greg…
51: Jay Blakesberg
Oct 2 • 63 min
Something a little different today as we sit down with rock n’ roll photographer Jay Blakesberg. If you’re a fan of The Grateful Dead, The Jam Band scene or frankly rock music since the 80s, you have no doubt scene Jay’s work in Relix and Rolling Stone…
50: Dopapod
Sep 29 • 34 min
If you like you like the Jam Bands that rock hard, but are indescribable in terms of one true sound, you’re already well aware of Dopapod. Blending deep grooves, with hard hitting percussion and catchy guitar licks, creative keyboard playing, wild song…
49: Jason Crosby
Sep 27 • 40 min
If you don’t know the name, you should, because he’s played with just about everyone in the Jam band community, and the bigger community. From Eric Clapton to Robert Randolph, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir amongst others. Crosby’s resume looks like a who’s who…
48: Trevor Steer of Organ Freeman
Sep 25 • 34 min
We recently had the chance to sit down with Trevor Steer the chief protagonist given that he’s the keys and organ player in Organ Freeman recently, to get his take on the project and their new album Respect My Art. We started by asking him how their…
47: John Kadlecik
Sep 20 • 55 min
When I sat down with John Kadlecik, I wasn’t entirely sure how the conversation would go. There is no doubt he is an extremely talented guitar player and vocalist, but performing the work of Jerry Garcia on a regular basis is no easy feat. Couple that…
46: Andrew Altman of Railroad Earth
Sep 18 • 47 min
We recently caught up with Andrew Altman the bass player for Railroad Earth to talk about the misconceptions about the band, the new grass revival, recording a record with Warren Haynes and much more. It was a robust conversation that started when I asked…
45: Michael Lehman
Sep 13 • 38 min
The day Gregg Allman left us, I was personally rocked, having grown up listening to the Allman Brothers Band, meeting Gregg on a couple of occasions and seeing not only the “Brothers” live but also The Gregg Allman Band. His legacy and work will live on,…
44: AC Carter and Matt Jalbert of Tauk
Sep 13 • 31 min
One of the things I love most about The Sound Podcast is the really wide and diverse music we get to listen to, and talking to the artists who share their craft with us. Such is the case with Tauk a quartet from New York who mix all kinds of genres for…
43: Cory Wong
Sep 9 • 29 min
I know you’ve heard Cory Wong play, because who isn’t a fan of his full time project Vulfpeck. With time away from the band, and deciding to stretch his creative muscle, Cory put together a pretty neat project called The Green Sc reen Band. We recently…
42: Justin Reckamp of Mungion
Aug 30 • 38 min
We were all set to talk with Mungion last week but unfortunately something went horribly wrong for them, so we had to reschedule. Their entire van and trailer were stolen in Detroit just before they were set to head cross country for their first…
41: Corey Glover of LIving Colour
Aug 29 • 21 min
Living Colour is a band thats been in your ear for almost 30 years and for good reason. Though you wouldn’t immediately fit them in any specific musical box, nor should you, they continue to make sonically bombastic records with a hugely important…
40: Martín Perna of Antibalas
Aug 23 • 47 min
With the proliferation and abundance of music at an all time high, it’s almost impossible not to find something new and exciting on the music platforms we listen to. It’s also easier than ever to go back and listen to stuff you may have forgotten about or…
39: Anders Osborne
Aug 18 • 28 min
The Jamband community is so diverse in it’s talent that when you see someone you know about or even have never heard of, step up and play with other musicians you enjoy so much, you get super psyched. We’ve been following Anders for quite some time so it…
38: Ross James
Aug 2 • 35 min
Sometimes you have to go a long way from home and try things way out of your comfort zone, to ultimately reach your goals…. that’s the case for Ross James a Bay Area guitar and pedal steel player who grew up listening to punk rock and country in his…
37: Hayley Jane
Jul 20 • 42 min
If you don’t know Hayley Jane yet, you will, I promise. And after you listen to this conversation we had a few weeks back, I guarantee you will be scouring the internet for videos and other music. She is, an artist, who doesn’t fit into any…
36: Brian and Cam of Spafford
Jul 9 • 47 min
It’s hot in Arizona these days and we’re not exclusively talking about the weather. Spafford a four piece rock act out of Phoenix are catching fire. Since 2012, they’ve been making a name for themselves the old fashioned way, touring…
35: Dave Schools
Jul 5 • 36 min
In case you don’t already know, Hard Working Americans is an all-star cast of characters fronted by Todd Snider, that also includes Daniel Sproul, Chad Staehly, Jesse Aycock, Duane Trucks and Dave Schools. We recently sat down with bassist and…
34: Dennis McNally
Jun 23 • 71 min
On the heels of a great trip to Boston to see Dead and Company I had the fortunate opportunity to sit down with Dennis McNally long time publicist for the Grateful Dead. With Amir Bar-Lev’s Long Strange Trip still fresh on my mind, I began the…
33: Eric Krasno
Jun 20 • 44 min
You’ve heard his incredible work, in Soulive and before that Lettuce, but perhaps you don’t know enough about Eric Krasno. He has risen to become a sought after Grammy award winning writer and producer that plays with virtually everyone on the…
32: Grahame Lesh of Midnight North
Jun 15 • 37 min
While he certainly has the musical pedigree, this Lesh is making his own mark with a great band that features outstanding 3 part harmonies, great songs and a really great vibe. We’ve had a chance to listen to their latest release “Under the…
31: Reed Mathis
Jun 10 • 59 min
Since his debut record for this project “Beathoven” put out, Reed Mathis has assembled a hot band dubbed Electric Beathoven and taken his latest project on the road. To be clear, Electric Beathoven is an improvisational rock band that is guided by the…
30: Dave Brandwein of Turkuaz
Jun 8 • 27 min
Describing Turkuaz as a pure funk band doesn’t do the musicians in this band enough justice, they play it all. Favorites on the Jamband Festival scene, these guys know how to bring the party wherever they go. I had a chance to sit down with…
29: Nicole Atkins
May 31 • 32 min
Nicole is an incredible vocalist and songwriter who’s taken some time since her last record Slow Phaser, to get married, figure out life and write new material. We’ve always been a big fan of her work, and the fact that she’s joined Joe…
28: Steve Kimock
May 27 • 42 min
The aptly named “Kimock” is the current muse of guitar magician Steve Kimock and includes his son John Morgan Kimock on drums, long time collaborator Bobby Vega on bass and Leslie Mendelson. It was a gigantic thrill to sit down with Steve to catch…
27: Leslie Mendelson
May 15 • 28 min
Leslie Mendelson is a Grammy nominated artist that is not as a house hold name but should be! Her 2009 debut Swan Feathers did receive accolades and through all kinds of crummy circumstance we’ve waited a long time for a follow up. The good news is,…
26: Long Strange Trip with Amir Bar-Lev and David Lemieux
May 1 • 53 min
What a LONG STRANGE TRIP is the title of the new Amir Bar-Lev authorized documentary of the Grateful Dead that I caught at the HOT DOC’s screening here in Toronto just a few nights ago. To say it’s a trip doesn’t do this four hour long look at our…
25: Ori Naftaly of Southern Avenue
Apr 24 • 31 min
Though they aren’t a household name yet, I predict big things for Southern Avenue, a Memphis based Blues, R&B, Gospel, Soul quintet, who have burst on the scene virtually out of nowhere. While their sound is tried and true, their story is a…
24: Neal Casal of Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Apr 19 • 43 min
I sat down with Neal Casal guitar player extraordinaire for the Chris Robinson Brotherhood to get his take on what the Betty Blends project, an update on CRB’s forthcoming release and a few other items including information on a potential new Circles…
23: Jamie Shields of the New Deal
Apr 17 • 35 min
I would imagine innovating a sound, or rather pioneering a sound and then making your own by mastering it night after night can be a tiring task. That isn’t to say The New Deal, a live electronic band got bored of what they were doing, rather, they…
22 - Tom Hamilton Jr. of American Babies and JRAD
Apr 10 • 57 min
I’ve been following the trajectory of Tom Hamilton’s career ever since his Brother’s Past days in the late 90s back at the Wetlands in New York. Since that time he has moved on to form a new band American Babies and is one of two guitar…
21: Col. Bruce Hampton (Retired)
Apr 4 • 29 min
If there was ever a musician’s musician, a spiritual leader for the likes of Phish, Blues Traveler, Derek Trucks and the like, that individual is Col. Bruce Hampton (Retired). He has had a storied music and movie career, and is absolutely a genius for…
20: Brook Jordan of Twiddle
Mar 28 • 35 min
Imagine living in the shadows of the world’s premiere jambands. That’s the case for Twiddle who hail from Vermont and often compared to Phish pioneers in the improvisational jamband scene. The truth though, is that the only thing worth of comparison…
19: Mike Gantzer of Aqueous
Mar 23 • 38 min
Show opens with an interesting take on The Grateful Dead’s Bertha. Though they are relatively fresh on the jamband scene Aqueous has quickly built up a reputation as a solid groove band who has toured and played many festivals around North…
18: Jeff Mattson of Dark Star Orchestra
Mar 21 • 32 min
The Dark Star Orchestra in it’s 20 year existence has become the premier Grateful Dead tribute band. Playing a show from the band’s history each night, has rekindled a fan base’s love for the music and it’s community. Jeff Mattson has played the role…
17: Derek Trucks
Mar 16 • 23 min
Given his lineage, prowess and ability, it’s no surprise that teaming with his equally gifted wife Susan Tedeschi was bound to create an extremely rewarding project for Derek Trucks. 7 years in The Tedeschi Trucks Band has proven to be a musical tour…
16: Susan Tedeschi
Mar 14 • 10 min
When blues musician Susan Tedeschi joined forces with her ace guitar playing husband Derek Trucks to create the Tedeschi Trucks Band 7 years ago, it was a matched made in musical heaven all over again. With the Tedeschi Trucks Band set to release…
15: Adam Chase of Jazz is Phish
Mar 1 • 23 min
Inspiration can come from all kinds of places. When Adam and his brother Matthew decided to put together Jazz is Phish, they weren’t only inspired by the music of Phish, but also the Jazz is Dead project. The idea to bring a jazz sensibility to…
14: Natalie Cressman
Feb 26 • 25 min
You may know her name from her work with The Trey Anastasio Band, but Natalie Cressman’s work with that group, only scratches the surface of her ability and story. We had a chance to sit down with her to talk about this trombonist solo work, her time…
13: Mars Hotel
Feb 23 • 30 min
We started The Sound Podcast to give rise to music and musicians inspired by the Grateful Dead and the Jamband community. In my little Deadhead community, Mars Hotel is doing just that. Friends? Sure. Musicians? Positively. A great vibe?…
12: Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke
Feb 17 • 27 min
Blackberry Smoke are a rock n roll band out of Georgia, that contend with an old notion that a band, of its stature needs to fit into some neat marketing box of yesteryear. Charlie Starr the band’s front man knows exactly what they are, and thats how…
11: Rich Grossman of The Lizards
Feb 15 • 46 min
Living beyond the borders of where your favorite bands make and tour their music can be a touch annoying. Sure there are always opportunities to travel, but being able to hear the music you love with your community in your own town is also easiest….
10: Marco Benevento
Feb 13 • 20 min
You may recognize Marco’s name from his work with the Benevento/Russo duo, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and countless other projects. It’s his solo projects that Marco Benevento though may be most excited by. When you are as accomplished as Marco Benevento…
9: David Gans
Feb 10 • 33 min
David Gans is a radio host, a writer, a musician, a lecturer and a historian. Few people have lived a professional life inspired by the Grateful Dead and their fans. You probably recognize his name as the host of the syndicated radio show the Grateful…
8: Scott Metzger
Feb 3 • 29 min
Scott Metzger has played guitar with a diverse group including Trixie Whitely, Phil Lesh and Trey Anastasio amongst others. Aside from also participating in Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Metzger fronts Wolf! A trio that came to be after he and the other…
7: Richard James of Pink Talking Fish
Feb 1 • 33 min
You’ve heard of supergroups before, like bands that are formed by musicians from other groups. But what if an entire band’s repertoire was formed by other groups. Yes, that would be SUPER. Pink Talking Fish is that band, a group that fuses the music…
6: Scott Sharrard
Jan 30 • 48 min
Scott Sharrard isn’t a household name, and thats definitely a mistake. Being the music director and lead guitar player for the Gregg Allman Band is in fact only the tip of the iceberg for this very talented musician. This guy has learnt his craft with…
5: Scott Allen
Jan 28 • 34 min
While the Deadhead community has certainly borne witness to some incredible music and tales from the road, few have documented both the factual history and the fabled oral history of the band it’s community. Scott Allen though, the author of…
4: David Lemieux
Jan 20 • 41 min
Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary
3: Marcus King
Jan 12 • 32 min
A friend of mine, who’s opinion I trust implicitly when it comes to music, encouraged me to give The Marcus King Band a spin. What came out of my speakers almost immediately was a sound all too familiar, raging guitar, pleasing horn lines and the…
2: Levi Robin
Dec 23, 2016 • 28 min
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. In fact, if you…
1: Holly Bowling
Dec 13, 2016 • 45 min
Imagine being so curious and transfixed by a live…
Introduction
Dec 4, 2016 • 2 min
Listening for the secret, searching for the sound…