The Sound Podcast with Ira Haberman

The Sound Podcast with Ira Haberman

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7 Things - May 25 , 2020.
May 25 • 39 min
Song List: 01:00 - The California Honeydrops - In the Air 05:59 - String Cheese Incident & Sunsquabi - Top Down 12:42 - E3 - Fire Eater 18:56 - Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Inner City Blues 23:04 - Midnight North - Only Children 27:36 - Ghost Light -…
Tom Hamilton of Ghost Light
May 22 • 53 min
In March of 2018 we got word that two stalwarts in the Jam Band world, Tom Hamilton and Holly Bowling were joining forces with a few other musicians to create something new called Ghost Light. Of course we got Tom and Holly on the phone and talked at…
Del Fest - At Home Preview - Special Edition
May 21 • 59 min
Song List: 1. 01:02: Del McCoury - High on the Mountain (5-21-20 4:30p) 2. 04:32: Trey Anastasio - Night Speaks to a Woman (5-26-17) (5-21-20 8:00p) 3. 13:35: Yonder Mountain String Band - No Rain (5-27-16) (5-22-20 2:30p) 4. 17:29: Railroad Earth -…
Live 5 - May 20, 2020.
May 20 • 40 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Midnight North - 11-22-18 - The Highway Song - The Chapel - San Francisco, CA Second Song: 04:47 - JRAD - 03-13-19 - Easy Wind - Penn’s Peak - Jim Thorpe, PA Third Song: 13:42 - Jason Isbell - 04-20-19 - If We Were…
7 Things - May 18 , 2020.
May 18 • 39 min
Song List: 01:02 - Blitzen Trapper - Magical Thinking 04:22 - Greg Loiacono - Mystic Traces 08:51 - Holly Bowling - Idioteque 18:36 - New Riders of the Purple Sage - Rainbow 22:05 - Seth Avett - Must Have Been the Roses 27:06 - Terrapin Family Band -…
Mihali
May 17 • 27 min
Everyone in the Jam Band scene has some idea of who Mihali is. In case you don’t, he’s the front man for Vermont’s Twiddle. Twiddle have been around since 2004, and since that time, Mihali has been the principal song-writer for the band. What you may not…
Live From Out There - Weekend #1 - Preview
May 15 • 71 min
Song List: 1. 00:14: Rick and Peter - Agoosetic 04-26-20 - Hang Me 2. 06:21: Goose 04-17-20 - Shout - 03-05-20 3. 13:26: Pacific Range - Money In My Boot > Going Down The Road Feeling Bad 4. 22:15: Eggy - 02-07-20- One More Dance (Brooklyn Bowl) - 530p -…
Martin and Alex from Real Estate
May 15 • 67 min
We’ve been following the decade long career of Real Estate since the beginning. Now in their tenth year, they recently released their fifth album The Main Thing. The album comes at a time when the band previously in personnel flux has solidified their…
Live 5 - May 13, 2020.
May 13 • 54 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Star Kitchen - Root Down - 01-04-19 - 8x10 - Baltimore, MD Second Song: 14:05 - Steve Kimock and Friends - That’s What Love Will Make You Do - 02-13-19 - Sweet Water Music Hall - Mill Valley, CA Third Song: 28:02 - Dave…
7 Things - May 11 , 2020.
May 11 • 45 min
Song List: 01:02 - Crowd Compnay with Zoidis and Bloom - Orbital 06:17 - Holly Bowling - Billy Breathes 14:47 - McGuire Zwang Duo - Spring Garden 23:18 - Lyle Brewer - You and Me up on the Hill 26:07 - Steve Kimock - Point of No Return, Suite No.1 33:44 -…
Woody from Steep Canyon Rangers
May 8 • 35 min
The Steep Canyon Rangers have been busy over the last little bit, releasing two projects in wide release. The North Carolina Songbook is a re-release of sorts, having released the live album from their performance at Merlefest on Record Store Day…
Live 5 - May 6, 2020.
May 6 • 37 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - My Morning Jacket - Gideon - 10-26-16 - Tivoli Theatre - Chatanooga, TN Second Song: 06:00 - Pigeons Playing Ping Pong - King Kong - 02-06-20 - Belly Up Tavern - Solana Beach, CA Third Song: 14:56 - Twiddle - Jamflowman…
7 Things - May 4 , 2020.
May 4 • 45 min
Song List: 01:02 - Marco Benevento - You Don’t Know How It Feels 09:35 - Midnight North - Miss M 14:20 - Circles Around the Sun - Gilbert’s Groove 24:28 - Terrapin Family Band - Box of Rain 31:19 - Spaga - Wild Bill 35:01 - Rick and Peter from Goose -…
Alana from STS9
May 3 • 41 min
Over the 22 year span of Sound Tribe Sector 9, the Jamtronica outfit has produced studio albums, released live recordings, streamed concerts, made DVDs available of performances and shared incredible content with their fans. They are amongst the most…
Nicole Atkins
May 1 • 46 min
We’ve watched Nicole Atkins’ career blossom in front of our eyes. I was a big fan of her debut Neptune City back in 2007, and with each subsequent record, she has impressed and matured, and now is no longer just a musician but a bonafide artist. Her…
Live 5 - April 29, 2020.
Apr 29 • 48 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Goose - Hot Tea > Dancing in the Moonlight > Hot Tea - Grand Rapids, MI - 03-06-20 Second Song: 20:47 - DSO - Black Throated Wind - Pisgah Brewing Company - Black Mountain, NC - 08-17-19 Third Song: 26:52 - Midnight…
7 Things - April 27, 2020.
Apr 27 • 27 min
Song List: 01:02 - Ryan Montbleau - Helplessly Hoping 04:19 - Hayes Carll - Times Like These 07:51 - Lamp - Some Days 12:28 - Mile Twelve with Billy Strings - Cold Wind 15:24 - Nicole Atkins - Crazy 20:28 - The Infamous Stringdusters - Gentle On My Mind…
Mike Mattison
Apr 26 • 37 min
I first heard Mike Mattison’s voice, like so man my of us did, listening to Derek Trucks Band records, but truly, the break through was a song called Sweet Inspiration. But Mike is more than just a singer as his now with the Tedeschi Trucks Band, he is a…
Shira Elias
Apr 24 • 28 min
You may not instantly know the name Shira Elias, but you will recognize her voice from her work with Turkuaz, and while that is an important piece of her career, her new solo EP Goods is her big focus right now. The EP will be released May 29th and…
Live 5 - April 22, 2020.
Apr 22 • 56 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Dark Star Orchestra - Viola Lee Blues - 11-02-19 - The Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY Second Song: 13:20 - Goose - Wysteria Lane - 03-05-20 - Agora Theatre - Cleveland, OH Third Song: 28:43 - Magic Beans - Green…
7 Things - April 20, 2020.
Apr 20 • 36 min
Song List: 01:02 - California Kind - Tennessee Jed 08:35 - JMMY - Love Does 12:06 - Mike Mattison - Charlie Idaho 16:13 - Brittany Howard - You and Your Folks, Me And My Folks 20:51 - Theo Katzman - You Could Be President 25:01 - The White Buffalo -…
Pacific Range
Apr 19 • 44 min
Pacific Range are a new band out of Los Angeles that we are really digging. In fact, their new album High Upon the Mountain is one of our favorite records of the year so far, and for good reason. The band’s sound is a throwback to stuff we really dig,…
Erick “Jesus” Coomes of Lettuce
Apr 17 • 45 min
For many, like myself, Lettuce are one of the favorite bands in the Jam Band community. They are this massively awesome hybrid of funk, jazz, soul, R&B, hip-hop and much more. The truth is, the band is almost impossible to categorize, but many put them in…
Live 5 - April 15, 2020.
Apr 15 • 36 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Steve Kimock Band - Cissy Strut - Palookaville - Santa Cruz, CA - 07-15-00 Second Song: 08:50 - Spafford - Who Can It Be Now - 10 Mile Music Hall - Frisco, CO - 03-06-20 Third Song: 13:49 - ALO with Leftover Salmon -…
7 Things - April 13, 2020.
Apr 13 • 34 min
Song List: 00:17 - Umphrey’s McGee - Easter in Quarantine 06:20 - Eggy - Northern Lights 11:57 - Slightly Stoopid - The Gambler 15:59 - Steep Canyon Rangers - Sweet Baby James 20:17 - Cory Wong - The Way it Is 24:28 - Shira Elias - Burning 28:35 - Rick…
Andy Frasco
Apr 12 • 40 min
Andy Frasco’s story has been well documented. His live antics are well known. But behind all of that is a gentle guy who deals with depression, insecurity and much more. On his last album Change of Pace, we were all exposed to his personal struggle and on…
Goose
Apr 10 • 51 min
We’ve been in the Goose hunt for quite some time. In fact, back in 2018 both Peter and Rick joined us to talk about the band and their opening slot on Spafford’s spring tour. Ever since then, we’ve been heaping tons of praise on them and scurrying around…
Live 5 - April 8, 2020.
Apr 8 • 40 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Tedeschi Trucks Band - Angel From Montgomery > Sugaree - 05-17-19 - Orpheum Theatre - Los Angeles, CA Second Song: 08:46 - Family Strings - Here Comes the Sun - 02-28-20 - City Opera House - Traverse City, MI Third…
7 Things - April 6, 2020.
Apr 6 • 35 min
Song List: 00:17 - Alpine Camp - Salty (Live) (the alpine camp.com) 04:10 - Blackberry Smoke - Midnight Rider 08:41 - Hiss Golden Messenger - My Wing (live) 14:02 - Hot Buttered Rum - Something Beautiful 19:44 - Pacific Range - Studio Walk 24:40 - The New…
Leslie Mendelson
Apr 5 • 44 min
We’re big fans of Leslie Mendelson. She is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter who is quite talented and varied in her presence in various scenes both in and out of the jam band community. She’s played with Bob Weir at TRI Studios, worked on a…
Jon Lovero from The Higgs
Apr 3 • 38 min
We’ve had John Lovero of The Higgs on before and in the time since, their prominence as more than just an LA jam band has certainly grown. They’ve added new management and have opened for Twiddle and other well known Jam Bands on the scene. Rose Will Fall…
Live 5 - April 1, 2020.
Apr 1 • 61 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Joe Russo’s Almost Dead - Shakedown Street - 02-21-20 - Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY Second Song: 13:21 - Marco Benevento - Send it on a Rocket - 02-08-20 - Cervante’s Masterpiece Ballroom - Denver, CO Third Song:…
7 Things - March 30, 2020.
Mar 30 • 57 min
Song List: 00:17 - Bonediggers - Slip Slidin’ Away - 09-29-19 - Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom - Denver, CO 11:52 - Turkuaz - Nightswimming - None’s A Ton (http://turkuazband.com) 17:00 - Marco Benevento - Stay in Line Live from Levon Helm’s Barn 23:30 -…
Kyle Hollingsworth
Mar 29 • 34 min
I’ve been a fan of keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth of The String Cheese Incident for well over two decades, and he’s always been on my list as someone I wanted to talk with about not only his music but also that of String Cheese. With a new EP out for…
Mik Bondy of The Garcia Project
Mar 28 • 42 min
For the uninitiated, The Garcia Project is the brainchild of Mik Bondy. The band, who are celebrating their 10th anniversary is a tribute to the Jerry Garcia Band and perform live versions of the JGB show from 1976 through 1995. They recently put out…
Live 5 - March 25, 2020.
Mar 25 • 51 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Greensky Bluegrass - Leap Year - 12-15-19 - Strings & Sol - Puerto Morelos, Mexico Second Song: 11:38 - Goose - I’m Writing a Novel - 03-21-20 - T’s House - Somewhere, CT Third Song: 18:45 - Widespread Panic - I Walk on…
7 Things - March 23, 2020.
Mar 23 • 34 min
Song List: 00:17 - Billy Strings - Guitar Peace (https://www.facebook.com/billystrings1) 04:50 - Marcus King - Tonight I’ll Be Staying Here with You (Bob Dylan Cover) (https://www.facebook.com/marcuskingband/) 07:58 - Trey Anastasio - Lost in the Pack…
John Papa Gros
Mar 22 • 35 min
The forthcoming, Central City is John Papa Gros’ third solo record after fronting Papa Grows Funk in the early part of the century. With some heavy hitters from the New Orleans scene joining him on the record, it’s a conversation I have been looking…
Live 5 - March 18, 2020.
Mar 18 • 35 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Kitchen Dwellers - Maze - 03-03-20 - Meow Wolf - Sante Fe, NM Second Song: 08:17 - Railroad Earth - When the Sun Gets in Your Blood - 03-06-20 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN Third Song: 15:36 - Greensky Bluegrass - On…
7 Things - March 16, 2020.
Mar 16 • 52 min
Song List: 00:17 - Jerry Garcia Band - They Love Each Other (https://www.garciafamilyprovisions.com/) 09:26 - Jerry Garcia Project - Throw Out a Lifeline (https://www.thegarciaproject.com/spirit/) 14:03 - Katie & Andrea - Candyman…
Jim Lauderdale
Mar 13 • 56 min
Carolina has always been home for Jim Lauderdale. While he makes his residency in Nashville, this prolific singer-songwriter who’s resume speaks for itself still has a vast network of friends and family back all over the Carolinas and more specifically in…
Live 5 - March 11, 2020.
Mar 11 • 48 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Ghost Light - The Less I Know The Better - 02-29-20 - Ogden Theater - Denver, CO Second Song: 12:48 - Yonder Mountain - Brown Eyed Women - 03-06-20 - Bottom Lounge - Chicago, IL Third Song: 20:05 - Spafford - Sweet -…
7 Things - March 9, 2020.
Mar 9 • 43 min
Song List: 00:17 - Bela Fleck with Toumani Diabaté - Kauondig Sissoko (https://belafleck.com) 06:53 - Greg Loiacano - Animal Clouds (https://gregloiacono.com/) 11:03 - Jonathan Wilson - ‘69 Corvette (https://www.songsofjonathanwilson.com/) 15:56 - Tauk -…
Rob Fleming from Crowd Company
Mar 8 • 25 min
We were sent some new music from a publicist who is very supportive of our show and often connects with great bands so we can bring them to you. A few weeks ago, she sent along a link to check out Crowd Company’s latest release “Lowdon”. Initially heard…
Adam MacDougall from Circles Around the Sun
Mar 6 • 64 min
It’s an interesting time for Circles Around the Sun having tragically lost one of the founding members Neal Casal this past summer. I was curious how the band and long time friend Adam MacDougall was coping with what must be a series of emotions ahead of…
Live 5 - March 4, 2020.
Mar 4 • 45 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Goose - Flowdown - 02-21-2020 - Wonder Ballroom - Portland, OR Second Song: 10:15 - moe. - Crab Eyes - 02-28-2020 - Revolution Hall - Portland, OR Third Song: 16:57 - Umphrey’s McGee - Life During Exodus - 02-29-2020 -…
7 Things - March 2, 2020.
Mar 2 • 61 min
Song List: 00:17 - The Higgs - Late Night (https://www.thehiggsmusic.com) 07:46 - Reid Genauer and Folks - Cluttered (https://archive.org/details/rg2020-02-22.strm) 15:13 - Kyle Hollingsworth - Tufnel’s Retreat (http://kylehollingsworth.com/) 21:18 -…
Mapache
Mar 1 • 33 min
We’ve been big fans of Mapache since their debut record a few years back and have been excited to get our hands on “From Liberty Street”, a new record due out March 20th. The duo, Sam Blassuci and Clay Finch as you’ll soon hear, share a creative brain,…
Barry Sless of Green Leaf Rustlers
Feb 28 • 31 min
The Green Leaf Rustlers are an all-star group of musicians fronted by Chris Robinson that includes Barry Sless on pedal steel, Greg Loiacono on guitar, Pete Sears on bass and John Molo on drums. These should all be household names and together in the…
Martin Perna from Antibalas
Feb 21 • 44 min
Antibalas has been making music now for some 20 years. Their Afrobeat sound, which has continuously expanded beyond its origin is influenced in large part by Fela Kuti, but that’s certainly not where their sound ends. On Fu Chronicles, the Antibalas…
Live 5 - February 19, 2020.
Feb 19 • 34 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Voodoo Dead - Look Ka Py Py - The Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY - 02-06-20 Second Song: 07:39 - The Infamous Stringdusters - Jessica - Vic Theatre - Chicago, IL - 02-07-20 Third Song: 14:51 - Railroad Earth -…
7 Things - February 17, 2020.
Feb 17 • 52 min
Song List: 00:17 - Michigan Rattlers - Desert Heat (michiganrattlers.com) 04:15 - John “Papa” Gros - You Do It (johnpopagros.com) 08:22 - Star Kitchen - September 13 (https://www.facebook.com/StarKitchenBand/) 14:38 - Nicole Atkins - Captain…
Casey Houlihan from Trout Steak Revival
Feb 16 • 32 min
We’ve been following the career of Trout Steak Revival for quite some time, and while they’ve gone through some personnel changes and the like, as all bands do, the band has matured a great deal through their five records. What has remained constant…
Jano Rix of The Wood Brothers
Feb 14 • 42 min
I can’t lie, I love the Wood Brothers. There is just something very comfortable and fun about this band. That isn’t to say they aren’t dangerous, cause they are and perform with high octane and excellent musicianship. For those who don’t know, the three…
Live 5 - February 12, 2020.
Feb 12 • 44 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - The Rock Collection - Home on the Range - 01-25-20 - Terrapin Crossroads - San Rafel, CA Second Song: 13:02 - Greensky Bluegrass - Wish I Didn’t Know - 02-08-20 - The Tabernacle - Atlanta, GA Third Song: 17:20 -…
7 Things - February 10, 2020.
Feb 10 • 41 min
Song List: 00:17 - Trout Steak Revival - The Heart Wants (https://troutsteakrevival.com) 04:18 - William Prince - The Spark (https://www.williamprincemusic.com 08:24 - Tim Bluhm - A Second Chance (https://www.timbluhm.com) 13:11 - Andy Frasco - Keep On…
Jono Manson
Feb 9 • 55 min
Silver Moon marks the 10th solo record for Jono Manson, and while you may not know exactly who he is, you should. In fact Jono should be credited with helping re-start the neo-jam band scene in New York. That is to say, his band The Worms, an eclectic…
Robbie Wulfsohn of Ripe
Feb 7 • 29 min
Ripe is a fairly young pop funk rock seven piece outfit, but their sound is big and their chops are quite mature. So to is Ripe frontman Robbie Wulfsohn who was in town earlier this week with Ripe. We’ve chatted before, but what made this conversation so…
Live 5 - February 5, 2020.
Feb 5 • 44 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Ghost Light - Joeline - 01-19-20 - The Warehouse - Fairfield, CT Second Song: 04:57 - Umphrey’s McGee - Hey 19 - 01-30-20 - MGM Northfield Park - Northfield, OH Third Song: 15:32 - Goose - Hot Tea - 01-25-20 - Music…
7 Things - February 3, 2020.
Feb 3 • 32 min
Song List: 00:17 - Jim Lauderdale - Cackalacky (https://www.jimlauderdalemusic.com/) 03:25 - Circles Around the Sun - Money is No Option (https://www.circlesaroundthesun.com/) 09:02 - ALO - Fisheye Lens (https://alomusic.com/) 13:59 - Green Leaf Rustlers…
Live 5 - January 29, 2020.
Jan 29 • 47 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Billy Strings - Wharf Rat - 01-18-20 - Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY Second Song: 08:40 - Spafford - West L.A. Fade-Away - 01-25-20 - 1904 Music Hall - Jacksonville, FLA Third Song: 19:57 - Greensky Bluegrass -…
7 Things - January 27, 2020.
Jan 26 • 59 min
Song List: 00:17 - Grateful Dead - The Music Never Stopped - 05-13-1977 (https://archive.org/details/gd1977-05-13.sbd.unknown.6690.sbeok.shnf/gd77-05-13d1t01.shn) 07:30 - Mapache - Life on Fire (https://www.mapachesounds.com/) 11:15 - Midnight North -…
Reid Genauer
Jan 24 • 50 min
Truth is, we’ve become really good friends with Reid over the years and are in awe of how he’s able to bring musicians together, to share in the love of the jam, the songs and good times. First I was a fan of Strangefolk, Assembly of Dust and his solo…
Live 5 - January 22, 2020.
Jan 21 • 59 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - moe. - Seat of My Pants - 01-11-20 - JamCruise Second Song: 10:52 - Leftover Salmon - Tangled Up In Blue - 01-15-20 - Houston, TX - White Oak Music Hall Third Song: 19:04 - Gov’t Mule - Maggot Brain - 01-19-20 - Runaway…
7 Things - January 21, 2020.
Jan 20 • 41 min
Song List: 00:17 - Headrush Part 1 - Bogie Band & Joe Russo 05:04 - That’s All Right Mama - Green Leaf Rustlers (https://www.facebook.com/GreenLeafRustlers/) 08:50 - Don’t Come Apart - Ghost Light - January 10, 2020…
Live 5 - January 15, 2020.
Jan 15 • 39 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Dead and Company - Touch of Grey - Chase Center - San Francisco, California - 12-31-19 Second Song: 08:53 - Spafford - Wolfman’s Brother - Great American Music Hall - San Francisco, California - 12-31-19 Third Song:…
Kellen of Fruition
Jan 14 • 30 min
It feels like I just spoke to Mimi Naja from Fruition about the release of Wild as the Night. Turns out, my memory is spot on, because we spoke to her November 8th. At the time, I thought the record, was one of the best of 2019 and kind of left things at…
Neighbor
Jan 10 • 81 min
I’m sure all over the United States there are pockets of great jam band communities that embrace new artists, new incarnations of bands and the spread of awesome live music. I’ve been hearing for about a year now about a band called Neighbor from the…
Live 5 - January 8, 2020.
Jan 7 • 40 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Goose - Creatures - Wall Street Theater - Norwalk, CT - 12-21-19 Second Song: 12:44 - Pigeons Playing Ping Pong - Havana - Orange Peel - Asheville, NC - 12-30-19 Third Song: 19:44 - Spafford - Tongue N’ Groove - The…
Mike Wilbur of Moon Hooch
Jan 7 • 43 min
While we’ve had Moon Hooch on the show before, their new album “Life on Other Planets” created an opportunity to once again explore this trio of musicians, who are making incredibly impressive music that is certainly undefinable. There are odes to Jazz,…
Live 5 - January 4, 2020.
Jan 3 • 83 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Widespread Panic - Rick Flair Intro > Good Morning Mr. Hard On - Atlanta, GA - Fox Theatre - 12-31-19 Second Song: 07:34 - Leftover Salmon - Boo Boo - Crested Butte, CO - Center for the Arts - 12-27-19 Third Song: 14:17…
Live 5 - December 18, 2019.
Dec 18, 2019 • 35 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Spafford - Selection from Chapel Jam - January, 2017 - Conesus, NY Second Song: 07:30 - Goose - Take On Me - November 16, 2019 - Nietzsche’s - Buffalo, NY Third Song: 12:03 - Greensky Bluegrass - Two Tickets to Paradise…
Live 5 - December 11, 2019.
Dec 11, 2019 • 40 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Burn it Down - Aqueous - 11-30-19 - Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY Second Song: 08:18 - Shakedown Street - Twiddle - 12-01-19 - Killington Mountain - Killington, VT Third Song: 20:04 - Everybody Wants to Rule the…
G.Love
Dec 10, 2019 • 37 min
G.Love’s latest record, The Juice is out January 17th. This album marks a reunion of sorts for G. Love having reconnected with debut label mate and blues guitarist Keb Mo, who produced The Juice. The album is also filled with guests including Marcus King,…
Jake of Lil Smokies
Dec 6, 2019 • 33 min
Since we’re all psyched about the news that the Lil Smokies will be releasing a new studio album Tornillo in the new year, thought we would get in touch with with Jake Simpson the band’s fiddle player and one of the voices of the band. While we couldn’t…
Live 5 - December 4, 2019.
Dec 4, 2019 • 49 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Billy Strings - Blue Moon of Kentucky - 11-23-19 - Madison Theatre - Covington, KY Second Song: 04:03 - Pigeons Playing Ping Pong - King Kong - 11-23-19 - Last Concert Cafe - Houston, TX Third Song: 14:13 - Tauk - Waver…
Turkuaz
Nov 29, 2019 • 30 min
The Kudrachrone EP marks a rebirth of sorts for Turkuaz, taking the band back to a more soulful R&B sound more similar to the Stereochrome EP. In fact, they’ve also shelved the colorful outfits of the last several album cycles in favor of just four colors…
Live 5 - November 27, 2019.
Nov 27, 2019 • 36 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - The Disco Biscuits - Pygmy Twylyte - 11-20-19 - Higher Ground - Burlington, VT Second Song: 10:45 - Billy Strings - Jack a Roe - 11-21-19 - Majestic Theatre - Madison, WI Third Song: 16:25 - Yonder Mountain String Band…
Hilary Gleason of Backline
Nov 26, 2019 • 33 min
Over the last few months, there have been a rash of deaths in the music industry and even closer in our community related to mental illness. So it makes sense that in early October a hub and resource launched at backline.care. It is an important…
Keller and The Keels
Nov 22, 2019 • 28 min
The latest release from Keller Williams and the Keels is “Speed”. It’s a whimsical record full of great covers and a couple of originals from Keller Williams and one half of The Keels, flat picker Larry Keel. Of course Jenny Keel, the other half of The…
Live 5 - November 20, 2019.
Nov 20, 2019 • 49 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Spafford - Feel Like a Stranger - 11-01-19 - 191 Toole - Tucson, Arizona Second Song: 10:06 - Billy Strings - Funky Bitch - 11-14-19 - Sinclair - Cambridge, Massachusetts Third Song: 18:44 - Greensky Bluegrass - Little…
Chadwick Stokes
Nov 19, 2019 • 40 min
For the uninitiated Chadwick or Chad Stokes is a member of neo-reggae folk band Dispatch but last week he released his third solo album with the Pintos, his backing band. Chad has always been a prolific writer, who is socially and political conscious.…
Mike Gantzer of Aqueous
Nov 15, 2019 • 47 min
We’ve been Aqueous fans since we started this podcast, and we’re so impressed with how they are maturing as a band, from their process, to their sound and even their identity. It’s great to see and hear. So we caught up with Mike Gantzer, lead guitar and…
Live 5 - November 13, 2019.
Nov 13, 2019 • 40 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Aqueous - Peg - 11-03-19 - The Bunker - Virginia Beach, VA Second Song: 10:17 - Goose - Movin’ Out - 10-19-19 - Sonia - Cambridge, MA Third Song: 17:54 - Infamous Stringdusters - Mr.Charlie - 11-06-19 - The State…
Shawn Swain of Kitchen Dwellers
Nov 12, 2019 • 38 min
The Kitchen Dwellers are on the rise, and are quickly becoming a staple on the Bluegrass scene and within the larger Jam Band community. They recently released a new record that they funded with a highly successful Kickstarter campaign. In fact, they…
Mimi Naja of Fruition
Nov 8, 2019 • 21 min
November 8th marks the release of Fruition’s latest record Wild as the Night. I can say without any doubt, that this is one of my top records of the year. It is such a gorgeous presentation of lyrics, melodies, musicianship and a laid back vibe. More to…
Live 5 - November 6, 2019.
Nov 6, 2019 • 27 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Dead and Company - Werewolves of London - 10-31-19 - Madison Square Garden - New York, NY Second Song: 07:07 - Widespread Panic - Hey Pocky Way - 10-31-19 - UNO Lakefront Arena - New Orleans, LA Third Song: 13:32 -…
Live 5 - October 30, 2019.
Oct 30, 2019 • 51 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Midnight North - Suite Judy Blue Eyes - 10-19-19 - Alibi Ale Works - Truckee, CA Second Song: 10:53 - The Infamous Stringdusters - Going Down the Road Feeling Bad - 10-19-19 - Wander Down Music Festival - Makanda, IL…
Yes Darling
Oct 29, 2019 • 30 min
Yes Darling are a duo made up of Hayley Jane and Ryan Montbleau. Ryan is a veteran of the American and Jam Band scene with his own solo work and guest appearances, while Hayley is well known for her work with The Primates and her solo work in that same…
Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear
Oct 25, 2019 • 48 min
If it’s your first time hearing about Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear, it likely won’t be your last. The duo, of Madisen and his mama bear Ruth, are absolutely exceptional musicians, who blend voices and acoustic guitar playing for a truly genuine auditory…
Live 5 - October 23, 2019.
Oct 23, 2019 • 30 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Midnight North - Under the Lights - August 23, 2019 - River Street Jazz Cafe - Wilkes Barre, PA Second Song: 08:30 - Goose - Me and My Uncle - September 21, 2019 - Resonance Festival - Slippery Rock, PA Third Song:…
Robert Randolph
Oct 22, 2019 • 42 min
The latest release from Robert Randolph and the Family Band, “Brighter Days” is a wonderfully full record. Not just with songs, but with inspiration, faith, and terrific musicianship. Robert Randolph never fails to deliver incredible performances on pedal…
Live 5 - October 16, 2019.
Oct 16, 2019 • 35 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Aqueous - Jealous (I Ain’t With It!) - 10-05-19 - The Fillmore - Philadelphia, PA Second Song: 05:38 - Pigeons Playing Ping Pong - Yo Soy Fiesta - 10-05-19 - The Fillmore - Philadelphia, PA Third Song: 09:33 - Spafford…
Nick and Ed of Trigger Hippy
Oct 15, 2019 • 34 min
Last Friday, Trigger Hippy released their sophomore record Full Circle and Then Some. This is a band that has sort been on quasi hiatus at least from the public for quite some time, and that record, five years in the making brings them back into the…
Live 5 - October 9, 2019.
Oct 9, 2019 • 36 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Gov’t Mule - Lay of the Sunflower - 09-24-19 - The Fillmore - Detroit, Michigan Second Song: 07:37 - Railroad Earth - Like a Buddha - 09-28-19 - Huck Finn Jubilee - Ontario, California Third Song: 21:08 - Spafford -…
Davide Di Renzo of The New Deal
Oct 8, 2019 • 33 min
Everything old is new again with The New Deal. This jamtronica band who basically invented the genre in 1998 have released a new album Phoenix, and have welcomed Davide Di Renzo to the drummer’s chair. For those unaware, Di Renzo was actually the trio’s…
Cory Younts of Old Crow Medicine Show
Oct 4, 2019 • 24 min
Old Crow Medicine Show shouldn’t really need any introduction. After over two decades of making pure Americana Music, their body of work is well known. They’ve won awards for their six studio records and they have been mainstays on tours and festival…
Live 5 - October 2, 2019.
Oct 2, 2019 • 59 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Steve Kimock and Friends - Bird Song > The Other One > Bird Sing - 09-27-19 - Le Poisson Rouge - New York, New York Second Song: 29:04 - The Infamous Stringdusters - Possum - 09-21-19 - Borderland Music Festival - East…
Brian Moss of Spafford
Oct 1, 2019 • 33 min
Spafford dropped their EP The Gaff Tapes late last week, specifically on nugs.net as a preview for fans who wanted to see what they were up to. Today that EP is available everywhere you listen to music. Like me, fans on-line got very excited about the new…
Eddie Roberts of The New Mastersounds
Sep 27, 2019 • 35 min
The New Mastersounds are a Funk/Soul/Blues/Rock outfit that blend all of those sounds and more into a really brilliant mix that you have to hear. The band has always added extra pieces here and there from horns to extra percussion, and this album seems…
Live 5 - September 25, 2019.
Sep 25, 2019 • 41 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 02:29 - Leftover Salmon - New Speedway Boogie - 09-14-19 - Deadwood Jam, Deadwood, South Dakota Second Song: 12:01 - Reid Genauer - Brown Eyed Woman - 06-20-15 - Terrapin Crossroads, San Rafael, CA Third Song: 19:05 - Infamous…
Live 5 - September 18, 2019.
Sep 18, 2019 • 41 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Goose - Creatures > Shama Lama Ding Dong - 08-17-19 - Birds of a Feather - Morning View, KY Second Song: 13:08 - Gov’t Mule - Banks Of The Deep End - 09-01-19 - The Gorge - Quincy, WA Third Song: 19:45 - Infamous…
Alex Koford of Colonel & The Mermaids
Sep 17, 2019 • 30 min
Colonel & the Mermaids is a project from Alex Koford, a Bay area native who has been toiling for the most part at Phil Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads the last seven years and has been a part of The Terrapin Family Band amongst other side projects. Colonel &…
Live 5 - September 11, 2019.
Sep 10, 2019 • 48 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Gov’t Mule - Gonna Send You Back to Georgia - 08-29-19 - Eugene, Oregon Second Song: 09:36 - Billy Strings - All Time Low - 09-7-19 - Athens, Georgia Third Song: 14:59 - Goose - Hot Tea - 08-16-19 - Morning View,…
Marco Benevento
Sep 10, 2019 • 27 min
You know all about Marco Benevento if you have been part of the jam band scene for a while. What probably isn’t obvious based on his most recent works, is that he hasn’t always been the singer-songwriter he is now. His new record Let it Slide drops…
Live 5 - September 4, 2019.
Sep 4, 2019 • 32 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Widespread Panic - You Wreck Me - 09-01-19 - Pensacola Bay, Florida Second Song: 04:46 - Bob Weir and Wolf Brothers (with Susan Tedeschi) - Angel From Montgomery > Sugaree > Angel From Montgomery - 08-25-19 - LOCKN’…
Borderland Festival with Jennifer Brazill
Sep 3, 2019 • 42 min
With festival season almost wrapped up, I wanted to bring your attention to one of the best keep secrets going. Borderlands Festival which takes place this year September 20th and 21st on Knox Farm in scenic East Aurora, NY. I attended last year, sadly…
Live 5 - August 28, 2019.
Aug 28, 2019 • 54 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Gov’t Mule - Jingo - August 18, 2019 - Red Rocks - with Adam, Bobby and Denise Deitch Second Song: 13:50 - Pigeons Playing Ping Pong - Lightning - August 23, 2019 - LOCKN - with Cory Wong Third Song: 27:10 - Leftover…
Jesse Farrar from Old Salt Union
Aug 23, 2019 • 38 min
Old Salt Union has been making string music for about 7 years now, and what’s impressive aside from their talent is their eclectic sound even though they are a string band who play very traditional music. They blend several styles to make up their own…
Live 5 - August 21, 2019.
Aug 21, 2019 • 41 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Spafford - Shake You Loose - Bottle & Cork - Dewey Beach, Delaware - 07-17-19 Second Song: 06:53 - Gov’t Mule with Gordy Johnson - Mountain Jam - Stubbs Waller Creek, Austin, Texas - 08-13-19 Third Song: 16:50 -…
Adam Deitch
Aug 20, 2019 • 38 min
The Adam Deitch Quartet is a side project for one of the busiest drummers on the go. Aside from his work in Lettuce and Break Science, Deitch is always matching up with other players, and in fact producing music. We get into some of those details during…
Holly Bowling
Aug 15, 2019 • 55 min
We’re big fans of Holly since her debut of Tahoe Tweezer piano composition. For the uninitiated, Holly takes songs by both Phish and The Grateful Dead, transcribes each members parts and then builds out a new composition where she plays everyone’s parts.…
Live 5 - August 14, 2019.
Aug 14, 2019 • 59 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Leftover Salmon - Higher Ground - Sante Fe, NM - 08-08-19 Second Song: 16:16 - Billy Strings - China Doll - Railbird Festival - Lexington, KY - 08-10-19 Third Song: 20:21 - The Infamous Stringdusters - Shakedown Street…
Jay Cobb Anderson
Aug 13, 2019 • 24 min
Jay Cobb Anderson will be releasing a solo EP August 23rd entitled, “Everything is Gonna Work Its Own Self Out”. Jay as you may recall or know is part of new grass outfit Fruition, though you wouldn’t know he is in a string band if you listen to the new…
Live 5 - August 7, 2019.
Aug 7, 2019 • 56 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Tennessee Jed - Infamous Stringdusters - 07-21-19 - Northwest String Summit - North Plains, Oregon Second Song: 07:37 - Brown Eyed Woman - Yonder Mountain String Band - 07-26-19 - Roxian Live - Pittsburg, Pennsylvania…
Joel Cummins
Aug 6, 2019 • 62 min
While we’ll get into some Umphrey’s business throughout the discussion, our focus is actually on a book he co-authored with Matt DeCoursey “The Realist’s Guide to a Successful Music Career”. It’s a great read with fabulous insight and a no BS approach to…
G.Love
Aug 2, 2019 • 19 min
While he isn’t specifically a typical “jam band” musician, G.Love has found a home within the community. Kind of makes sense when consider this delta blues/hip-hop musician not only saw the Dead as a kid, but has been on the scene for years. He was…
Live 5 - July 31, 2019.
Jul 31, 2019 • 59 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - Greensky Bluegrass - 07-27-19 - Peach Festival - Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More Second Song: 05:24 - Pigeons Playing Ping Pong - 07-25-19 - Peach Festival - High as Five Third Song: 15:39 - Billy Strings - 07-25-19 - Peach…
Rob Derhak of moe.
Jul 30, 2019 • 35 min
moe. is on tour with Blues Traveler and G.Love, while also spending time at festivals including their own, moe.down held earlier this summer. moe. has long been on our radar since their early days playing tiny shows here in Toronto, while they made their…
Chan Kinchla of Blues Traveler
Jul 26, 2019 • 38 min
The Jam Band community owes a debt of gratitude to Blues Traveler, who in many ways pioneered the neo Jam Band scene back in the late 80s and early 90s. In fact, they supported the post Garcia Jam Band scene by putting on the HORDE festival, which is the…
Live 5 - July 24, 2019.
Jul 24, 2019 • 37 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:38 - 07-19-19 - Pygmy Twylyte - The Disco Biscuits - Camp Bisco - Scranton, PA Second Song: 11:24 - 07-20-19 - Money For Nothing - Greensky Bluegrass - Charlotte, NC Third Song: 16:30 - 07-19-19 - Waiting on a Miracle - Reid…
Dave Brandwein of Turkuaz
Jul 23, 2019 • 32 min
Turkuaz recently released Afterlife Vol. 2, a collection of songs that didn’t make their last album, Life in the City or the first EP Afterlife Vol. 1 and it features tracks that continue to see the band evolve and experiment. “Better Get Ready” as an…
Zach Gill & Dan Lebowitz of ALO
Jul 19, 2019 • 34 min
ALO have just released a new EP Creatures, Vol. 1: Spark. The EP features four great tracks, by the the ALO quartet of Zach Gill on keyboards on vocals, Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz on guitars and vocals, Steve Adams on bass and vocals and Ezra Lipp on Drums. Lipp…
Live 5 - July 17, 2019.
Jul 17, 2019 • 62 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:39 - Widespread Panic - Party at Your Mama’s House - 07-13-19 - Ride Festival - Telluride, CO Second Song: 11:33 - JRAD - Shakedown Street - 03-16-19 - Masonic Auditorium - Cleveland, Ohio Third Song: 27:59 - moe. - Happy…
Aron Magner on Spaga
Jul 16, 2019 • 53 min
Wanted to tell you about a new Jazz trio called Spaga. They make interesting stripped down acoustic jazz music, and feature Aron Magner on piano. Of course, you know Aron from his other prominent project The Disco Biscuits, but as luck would have it, he…
Rayland Baxter
Jul 12, 2019 • 42 min
Rayland Baxter will be releasing a new EP called Good mmornin’ due out July 26th, which is a series of covers of Mac Miller’s work. If you’re unfamiliar with Miller, he was a hip hop artist who past last September at the age of 26. He was prolific during…
Live 5 - July 10, 2019.
Jul 10, 2019 • 55 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 01:18 - Leftover Salmon - U.S. Blues - July 4, 2019 at Red Rocks Second Song: 11:29 - Goose - Movin’ Out - June 15, 2019 Stamford, CT Third Song: 16:06 - Umphrey’s McGee - Let’s Dance - July 6, 2019 Quincy, CA Fourth Song:…
Spafford
Jul 9, 2019 • 65 min
I spent the last few days in Boston, MA, catching the pair of Phish shows at Fenway Park, and those were awesome. Luckily for me, Spafford, a band that we’ve featured on the show a couple of times and on LiveFive numerous times were also in town playing…
Live 5 - July 3, 2019.
Jul 3, 2019 • 40 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 01:52 - Greensky Bluegrass - Keep on Going - 06-29-19 - Portland, OR Second Song: 10:56 - Gov’t Mule - Patchwork Quilt - 06-29-19 - Butler, Ohio Third Song: 16:25 - Railroad Earth - Elko -06-29-19 - Butler, Ohio Fourth Song:…
Andrew Marlin of Mandolin Orange
Jul 2, 2019 • 30 min
Tides of A Teardrop is Mandolin Orange’s latest release, and we only recently had the opportunity to sit down with them. Their last record, 2016’s Blindfaller garnered wild acclaim, and I can tell you that Tides of a Teardrop should eclipse that. It’s a…
Devon Allman & Duane Betts
Jun 28, 2019 • 34 min
If you’ve been listening to this podcast for at least a year, you’ll know that we’re big fans of both Devon Allman and Duane Betts, and both have been on the show separately and together since we began. Last summer Duane joined Devon on the road,…
Live 5 - June 26, 2019.
Jun 26, 2019 • 46 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 01:52 - Leftover Salmon - 06-20-19 - Tangled Up in Blue - Telluride Bluegrass Festival - Telluride, CO Second Song: 10:28 - Greensky Bluegrass - 06-21-19 - Radio Blues - Telluride Bluegrass Festival - Telluride, CO Third Song:…
Joanne Shaw Taylor
Jun 25, 2019 • 34 min
Reckless Heart is Joanne Taylor Shaw’s 6th in just a few years of recording and was produced in Detroit, Michigan a bit of a haul from Black Country in England where she grew up and indeed fell in love with the very native blues of that area, and of…
Danny Louis of Gov’t Mule
Jun 21, 2019 • 56 min
Next week the band will be releasing their highly anticipated Bring on the Music live at the Capitol Theatre package in various CD and DVD packages. You can check out all the configurations at mule.net. Aside from front man and guitar wizard Warren…
Live 5 - June 19, 2019.
Jun 19, 2019 • 34 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 01:52 - Chris Robinson Brotherhood 05-26-19 - New Cannonball Rag - Chillicothe, Illinois Second Song: 09:56 - Yonder Mountain String Band 06-07-19 - 40 Miles from Denver - Wilmington, North Carolina Third Song: 13:57 - Greensky…
Cisco Adler
Jun 14, 2019 • 33 min
If you are initially shocked that this hip-hop producer has the chops to pull off a record called Hippieland, give your head a shake and think again. Adler’s father, Lou Adler produced some of the greatest musicians we know of including The Mamas and The…
Live 5 - June 12, 2019.
Jun 12, 2019 • 50 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 01:52 - moe. with Mike Gordon - 06-01-19 - In Memory of Elizabeth Reed - Red Rocks - Morrison, CO Second Song: 22:08 - Greensky Bluegrass - 06-06-19 - Two Tickets To Paradise - Camp Greensky - Wellston, MI Third Song: 30:03 -…
Live 5 - June 5, 2019.
Jun 5, 2019 • 43 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 01:52 - moe. - Buster - Summer Camp Music Festival - Chilicothe, Illinois - 05-25-19 Second Song: 18:16 - Greensky Bluegrass - Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More - Augusta, Georgia - 05-24-19 Third Song: 23:00 - Spafford - Whipping…
Ryan Zoidis
Jun 4, 2019 • 42 min
To describe Lettuce, in any specific genre would in itself be as silly as their name. They are a genre-busting six-member funk/jazz/soul/jam/psychedelic/hip-hop/art rock/ambient/avant-garde/experimental collective formed in 1992 by four alumni of the…
Keb’ Mo’
May 31, 2019 • 39 min
We’ve long admired Keb’ Mo’. He is a crafty guitar playing bluesman, who is equally adept at both acoustic and electric blues guitar, but his real appeal is in his songwriting and storytelling. Oklahoma marks his 18th album, and it is likely his best yet,…
Live 5 - May 29, 2019.
May 28, 2019 • 31 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:39 - Pigeons Playing Ping Pong - Sports Theme - 05-16-19 - Domefest - Masontown, West Virginia Second Song: 05:17 - Umphrey’s McGee - Sledgehammer - 05-24-19 - Summer Camp - Chillicothe, Illinois Third Song: 11:26 - Aqueous…
Keller Williams
May 28, 2019 • 35 min
Keller Williams will release yet another record, “Add” due out May 31st. Keller is just about as prolific a singer-songwriter that there is in our scene these days. As you’ll soon hear, Keller is always thinking about expanding his craft, and is…
Tal Wilkenfeld
May 24, 2019 • 46 min
Tal Wilkenfeld’s sophomore record Love Remains has been out since mid March, and shame on you if you haven’t heard it. Even more shameful probably is, is if you’ve never heard of this absolute prodigious woman who has played bass for the likes of Herbie…
Live 5 - May 22, 2019.
May 22, 2019 • 53 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:39 - Dark Star Orchestra - 08-02-18 - Eyes of the World - Canal Side - Buffalo, New York Second Song: 13:48 - Spafford - 02-09-19 - Red’s Jam - Buffalo Iron Works - Buffalo, New York Third Song: 29:08 - Aqueous - 12-30-19 -…
Ori Naftaly of Southern Avenue
May 17, 2019 • 49 min
The record, the Memphis outfit’s sophomore release is filled with great R&B, Blues, and Funk sounds, tightly wound in a great little package. There are outstanding vocal performances from lead singer Tierrini Jackson, not to mention awesome outstanding…
Live 5 - May 15, 2019.
May 15, 2019 • 59 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:39 - Dopapod - 04-27-19 - Mucho - The Capitol Theatre - Port Chester, NY Second Song: 10:44 - Spafford - 05-04-19 - Electric Taco Stand > Impressions > Electric Taco Stand - New Orleans, LA Third Song: 38:38 - Umphrey’s…
Matt McDonald of Perpetual Groove
May 14, 2019 • 37 min
It’s been a decade since Perpetual Groove put out a record, and in that time, they’ve had some line-up juggling, a tour year performance hiatus, and well just general music industry malaise and stuff. But they are back, and their self titled record due…
Rob Chafin of The Werks
May 10, 2019 • 40 min
As we gear up for this summer’s 10th edition of the the Werkout Festival, being held back in Thornville, Ohio August 1st through 3rd 2019, we wanted to hear more about what the Werks are all about and indeed what they are up to for this event and overall.…
Live 5 - May 8, 2019.
May 8, 2019 • 48 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:39 - New Minglewood Blues - Leftover Salmon - 02-27-19 - Minglewood Hall - Memphis, Tennessee Second Song: 07:55 - Deal - Billy Strings - 05-03-19 - Last Concert Cafe - Houston, Texas Third Song: 13:15 - Lazy Lightning -…
Andy Thorn
May 7, 2019 • 28 min
Andy Thorn is set to release a new solo record, Frontiers Like These, and I can tell you its pretty amazing. In case you aren’t familiar with Andy’s name or work, he is the banjo player for Leftover Salmon, after joining the Emmit-Nershi band in Colorado…
Live 5 - May 1, 2019.
May 1, 2019 • 53 min
We have so much fun putting this show together each week. If you see a live show or listen to one, and hear something incredible, please reach out either on social media or leaving a message on our hotline at 628-643-2443! We’d love to hear from you and…
Steve Foltz of Trout Steak Revival
Apr 29, 2019 • 32 min
When you first hear Trout Steak Revival, you’ll quickly fall in love with their terrific song writing, and beautiful vocal arrangements, to say nothing of their fantastic playing. They are, for all intents and purposes a Colorado Bluegrass band, but that…
Anders Osborne
Apr 26, 2019 • 37 min
Anders Osborne has been a long time favorite of ours, not only because he is an extremely talented writer and musician, but because of his wonderful spirit. This is a guy, who moved to the United States at a young age, and not only adopted New Orleans,…
Live 5 - April 24, 2019.
Apr 24, 2019 • 54 min
We have so much fun putting this show together each week. If you see a live show or listen to one, and hear something incredible, please reach out either on social media or leaving a message on our hotline at 628-643-2443! We’d love to hear from you and…
Rob & Eli of Dopapod
Apr 22, 2019 • 36 min
It’s an interesting time for Dopapod after a year long hiatus. They are set to get back at it, publicly, and on stage April 27th at the Capitol Theatre. We’ve been following them quite closely and are a fan of their electronic-ish, progrock-ish, jamband…
Percy Hill
Apr 19, 2019 • 28 min
For those that don’t know, or remember, Percy Hill were a band out of New Hampshire who met in 1991 at University studying jazz. They would in fact become part of that neo-jamband 2.0 scene of the 90s, and continued to tour through the oughts. They sort…
Live 5 - April 17, 2019.
Apr 17, 2019 • 54 min
We have so much fun putting this show together each week. If you see a live show or listen to one, and hear something incredible, please reach out either on social media or leaving a message on our hotline at 628-643-2443! We’d love to hear from you and…
Luther Dickinson
Apr 15, 2019 • 37 min
It’s an interesting concept album for Luther, well regarded as one of the loudest contemporary Mississippi blues and slide guitar players out there. You know him for sure, from his work with brother Cody in North Mississippi All-Stars, but this project,…
Live 5 - April 10, 2019.
Apr 10, 2019 • 52 min
We have so much fun putting this show together each week. If you see a live show or listen to one, and hear something incredible, please reach out either on social media or leaving a message on our hotline at 628-643-2443! We’d love to hear from you and…
Infamous Stringdusters
Apr 8, 2019 • 35 min
The Infamous Stringdusters have been touring non-stop as most bands in this community do, and they haven’t been resting on their laurels. The band received a grammy award for their 2017 release Laws of Gravity, and they continue to make great bluegrass…
Jackie Greene
Apr 5, 2019 • 29 min
Jackie has been long one of our favorites, because he represents a kind of songwriting and storytelling we appreciate and his talent as a singer and player are significant. Lots has changed in his life since his appearance on our show back in October of…
Live 5 - April 3, 2019.
Apr 3, 2019 • 38 min
We have so much fun putting this show together each week. If you see a live show or listen to one, and hear something incredible, please reach out either on social media or leaving a message on our hotline at 628-643-2443! We’d love to hear from you and…
Dave Johnston of Yonder Mountain String Band
Apr 2, 2019 • 31 min
Like you, I am always intrigued by cover songs. Truthfully, I’m even more interested in knowing what went into the band selecting the songs they want to play, and how they come up with the arrangements for these songs. Now, when you combine those two…
Andy Frasco
Mar 28, 2019 • 37 min
For the unaware, Frasco is a lifetime music industry type who began as a promoter and talent booker in LA at the age of 16. Through a series of circumstances, Frasco decided to try his own hand at being a performer, and in 2014 released his first record…
Live 5 - March 27, 2019.
Mar 27, 2019 • 64 min
We have so much fun putting this show together each week. If you see a live show or listen to one, and hear something incredible, please reach out either on social media or leaving a message on our hotline at 628-643-2443! We’d love to hear from you and…
Chris Turpin from Ida Mae
Mar 22, 2019 • 33 min
I first heard about Ida Mae, when I actually heard them open for the Marcus King Band here in Toronto back in November. I was impressed by the duo, who combine an acoustic rock sound with a gentler country blues thing. The couple’s chemistry is something…
Episode: 12 - Live 5 - March 20, 2019.
Mar 20, 2019 • 44 min
We have so much fun putting this show together each week. If you see a live show or listen to one, and hear something incredible, please reach out either on social media or leaving a message on our hotline at 628-643-2443! We’d love to hear from you and…
Episode 185: Greg Loiacono
Mar 14, 2019 • 43 min
Greg Loiacono of The Mother Hips, has a new solo album in the works, and recently released its first single San Felipe a song which he sings with Jamie Drake. It’s very removed from anything he’d do with the Mother Hips, and having an additional outlet…
Episode: 11 - Live 5 - March 13, 2019.
Mar 13, 2019 • 43 min
We have so much fun putting this show together each week. If you see a live show or listen to one, and hear something incredible, please reach out either on social media or leaving a message on our hotline at 628-643-2443! We’d love to hear from you and…
Episode 184: Cris Jacobs
Mar 11, 2019 • 35 min
Cris Jacobs has been on our radar since his 2016 record Dust to Gold, because, well, it was awesome. Cris is as eclectic as he talented. That is to say, both are diverse and interesting. It’s hard to peg this singer-songwriter down, because although his…
Episode 183: Reed Mathis
Mar 8, 2019 • 71 min
For the uninitiated, Electric Beethoven is a project initiated by Reed Mathis, a west coast bass playing legend, who thought it would be interesting to improvise over Beethoven’s work. While Mathis has been involved in several projects the last few years,…
Episode: 10 - Live 5 - March 6, 2019.
Mar 6, 2019 • 71 min
We have so much fun putting this show together each week. If you see a live show or listen to one, and hear something incredible, please reach out either on social media or leaving a message on our hotline at 628-643-2443! We’d love to hear from you and…
Episode 182: Big Steve Parish
Mar 4, 2019 • 48 min
We go to 1968 today’s episode with a central figure in Grateful Dead mythology, a member of the groups road crew, Big Steve Parish. Of course, if you’re any sort of historian on the Grateful Dead you are very aware of Steve’s place and role within the…
Episode 181: Karl Denson
Mar 1, 2019 • 36 min
Gnomes and Badgers is the forthcoming record from Karl Denson due out March 8th. This record, is a significant departure for Denson in that it has very strong political overtones, something he truly has stayed away from until now. Aside from the usual…
Episode: 9 - Live 5 - February 27, 2019.
Feb 27, 2019 • 51 min
We have so much fun putting this show together each week. If you see a live show or listen to one, and hear something incredible, please reach out either on social media or leaving a message on our hotline at 628-643-2443! We’d love to hear from you and…
Episode 180: Steve And John Morgan Kimock
Feb 22, 2019 • 31 min
Guitarist Steve Kimock has long toiled in the jamband scene, with bands like Zero, KVHW, Ratdog, and as hired gun playing with virtually a who’s who of this scene and others. His son, John Morgan though a drummer is following in Dad’s footsteps now,…
Episode: 8 - Live 5 - February 20, 2019.
Feb 20, 2019 • 56 min
We have so much fun putting this show together each week. If you see a live show or listen to one, and hear something incredible, please reach out either on social media or leaving a message on our hotline at 628-643-2443! We’d love to hear from you and…
Episode 179: Tom Hamilton Jr.
Feb 18, 2019 • 77 min
You no doubt have heard the buzz not just in the larger community for Ghost Light, but from us here at The Sound Podcast. The quintet, made up of Tom Hamilton Jr., Raina Mullen, Holly Bowling, Steve Lyons and Scotty Zwang is exciting to all our ears,…
Episode 178: Marcus Rezak
Feb 15, 2019 • 42 min
What’s so remarkable about our scene is how many musicians are part of it, that we don’t unfortunately readily know. Like other genres or other scenes, or indeed in life, there are those that toil in near obscurity, honing their craft, and occasionally…
Episode: 7 - Live 5 - February 13, 2019.
Feb 13, 2019 • 45 min
We have so much fun putting this show together each week. If you see a live show or listen to one, and hear something incredible, please reach out either on social media or leaving a message on our hotline at 628-643-2443! We’d love to hear from you and…
Episode 177: Mike Gantzer of Aqueous
Feb 11, 2019 • 46 min
Back in September of last year we sat down with Mike and Dave from Aqueous on Episode 134 to talk about their album Color Wheel. It was their first in many years, and they were both really excited about their work on the record and were eager to go out…
Episode 176: Stanton Moore - Galactic
Feb 8, 2019 • 34 min
We’ve been big fans of Galactic dating back to 1998 and Crazy Horse Mongoose. They’ve always been a band that’s hard to describe blending New Orleans funk with R&B, soul, rock and several other sounds. In fact it’s almost impossible. What we appreciate…
Episode: 6 - Live 5 - February 6, 2019.
Feb 6, 2019 • 75 min
We have so much fun putting this show together each week. If you see a live show or listen to one, and hear something incredible, please reach out either on social media or leaving a message on our hotline at 628-643-2443! We’d love to hear from you and…
Episode 175: Tim Bluhm
Feb 4, 2019 • 34 min
When I heard Tim Bluhm was releasing a “country” solo record, his seventh if you count his Ball Point Birds stuff, we were eager to get him on. It’s true, Sorta Surviving, has a country feel, which made us even more curious about the project. While the…
Episode 174: Derek Trucks
Feb 1, 2019 • 44 min
I’ve had a chance to listen to the forthcoming Signs from the Tedeschi Trucks Band, multiple times, and it’s definitely eclectic and very strong. Their fourth album might be their finest collection of tunes to date. It’s a deeply personal album, and this…
Episode: 5 - Live 5 - January 30, 2019.
Jan 30, 2019 • 45 min
We have so much fun putting this show together each week. If you see a live show or listen to one, and hear something incredible, please reach out either on social media or leaving a message on our hotline at 628-643-2443! We’d love to hear from you and…
Episode 173: Phil Tessis - After Funk
Jan 28, 2019 • 33 min
When I first met Phil Tessis at a Jam Labs event here in Toronto at a local bar, he was a quiet, unassuming, gifted guitar player. What I didn’t know at the time, or rather immediately is that Phil is indeed part of an amazing Funk quartet that although…
Episode 172: Hayes Carll
Jan 25, 2019 • 42 min
When we were first were notified that Hayes Carll was releasing a new record, we needed to get in touch with him. He’s absolutely one of our favorite songwriters because he paints such vivid pictures and blends excellent words-smithing with a very dry…
Episode: 4 - Live 5 - January 23, 2019.
Jan 23, 2019 • 62 min
We have so much fun putting this show together each week. If you see a live show or listen to one, and hear something incredible, please reach out either on social media or leaving a message on our hotline at 628-643-2443! We’d love to hear from you and…
Episode 171: John Lovero from The Higgs
Jan 21, 2019 • 47 min
Truthfully until The Higgs reached out We had no idea about them, or their sound. Since then we’ve listened to whatever music we could find, and have been impressed with what we’ve heard. Their jams have purpose and their more slightly less goofy songs…
Episode 170: Graham Young from Michigan Rattlers
Jan 18, 2019 • 36 min
The Michigan Rattlers are a four piece, originally as the band name would suggest, from Michigan. They are currently on tour opening for the Lil’ Smokies, and that’s a pretty big break for them, this early on. Rather than telling you about their sound and…
Episode: 3 - Live 5 - January 16, 2019.
Jan 16, 2019 • 51 min
We have so much fun putting this show together each week. If you see a live show or listen to one, and hear something incredible, please reach out either on social media or leaving a message on our hotline at 628-643-2443! We’d love to hear from you and…
Episode 169: Andy Hall - The Infamous Stringdusters
Jan 14, 2019 • 52 min
In late 2018, The Infamous Stringdusters released “Live from Telluride”. The 20 song album was indeed taken from an entire performance at that famed festival, and the set spans the bands 12 year and 8 album career. A Hard Life Makes a Good Song was a…
Episode 168: Marc Brownstein
Jan 11, 2019 • 78 min
We’ve all been listening to the Disco Biscuits forever. We always keep an eye out for Marc Brownstein’s work, since we appreciate his work on bass, and he has similar taste in music. So when we read that he started this new project called Star Kitchen, a…
Episode: 2 - Live 5 - January 9, 2019.
Jan 9, 2019 • 71 min
We have so much fun putting this show together each week. If you see a live show or listen to one, and hear something incredible, please reach out either on social media or leaving a message on our hotline at 628-643-2443! We’d love to hear from you and…
Episode 167: Rev Matt Rieger From Lil Smokies
Jan 7, 2019 • 32 min
The Lil Smokies are a progressive bluegrass band has been around since 2009 and has gone some personal changes but have pretty much solidified their lineup since 2015. One of the newest members of the band is Matt “Rev” Rieger, a strapping grizzled guitar…
Episode 166: The Alpine Camp
Jan 4, 2019 • 34 min
It would be nearly impossible for me or the rest of the team to be aware of every band out there that somehow in some way fits into the community of music we bring you. So it’s nice when a band reaches out to us to tell about their project and what they…
Episode: 1 - Live 5 - January 2, 2019.
Jan 2, 2019 • 43 min
The end of the year for the scene always means lots of great NYE runs for some of our favorite bands, and 2018 was no different. These are five live songs from various NYE run performances by Infamous Stringdusters, Greensky Bluegrass, Umphrey’s McGee,…
Episode 165: Playlist - Songs of 2018
Dec 31, 2018 • 224 min
Welcome in to our very last show of 2018. It has been an incredible year, and this will mark our 95 episode of the year. We thanked a whole bunch of people for their contributions for our year in Episode 163 so listen back to that show at…
Episode 164: Top 10 Episodes of 2018 - Part 2 (5-1)
Dec 27, 2018 • 66 min
These are the top 5 most listened to episodes of 2018. It’s an intriguing list of musicians and genres, and music and includes some heavy weights in the scene, both past and present.
Episode 163: Top 10 Episodes of 2018 - Part 1 (10-6)
Dec 25, 2018 • 71 min
By the end of 2018, we will have produced 95 episodes of the Sound Podcast. We thought it would be awesome to look back at the year that was and share with you the top 10 episodes based on downloads of the show. This is the first of our two part series.…
Episode 162: Scott Metzger
Dec 20, 2018 • 46 min
Scott Metzger is like crazy busy. Aside from the Showdown Kids, he has own trio Wolf! that plays surf/soundtrack rock, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, and like 4 other projects that he appears with. His 2018 could be an entry on its own in Wikipedia under Jam…
Episode 161: Mike Bont from Greensky Bluegrass
Dec 18, 2018 • 39 min
We’re big fans of the Greensky Bluegrass sound, because although they are bluegrass in name, they rock and jam pretty hard for a group that features traditional acoustic instruments like mandolin, banjo and dobro, aside from acoustic guitar and upright…
Episode 160: Lyle from Motet
Dec 13, 2018 • 41 min
The Motet have been on our radar for a long time. We like their version of Funk, Soul and R&B quite a bit. They have a new record “Death or Devotion” which is dropping January 25th, so it just made sense to sit down and talk with someone from the band…
Episode 159: Lotus
Dec 11, 2018 • 30 min
While I’m not generally a Jamtronica fan, when Frames Per Second hit my inbox I gave it several spins before reaching out to the Lotus team to get someone on the show. Actually, Frames Per Second was somewhat of a surprise for fans of this band, since…
Episode 158: The Kitchen Dwellers
Dec 6, 2018 • 34 min
The Kitchen Dwellers are a straight ahead bluegrass/newgrass band from Montana. We caught up with Max Davies and Torrin Daniels on a rare off day, to talk about the Reheated Vol. 1 EP, their gruelling tour schedule and the potential of a new record in…
Episode 157: Ben Sparaco
Dec 4, 2018 • 33 min
While you may not have heard of Ben Sparaco and The New Effect yet, no doubt in the coming year you will. Ben, a Florida native, has played in a Grateful Dead cover band and has performed with Butch Trucks amongst other jam band notables. The New Effect…
Episode 156: John Kadlecik
Nov 22, 2018 • 38 min
John Kadlecik has been on the show before and we always enjoy welcoming such a talented guy. We were absolutely blown away by his new solo record On The Road, not only because of the tunes but because the time and care John put into tracking the record.…
Episode 155: Tara & Jeb - Donna The Buffalo
Nov 20, 2018 • 38 min
Donna the Buffalo, are in fact a band beyond description, blending all a host of genres, into a hodge podge of styles from folk, to country to zydeco to everything in between. The band has had a rotating cast of characters, but the principle songwriters…
Episode 154: Joe Firstman of The Cordovas
Nov 15, 2018 • 35 min
Joe Firstman has been a guy who has toiled in near obscurity but has had a fairly high profile career in the music business for almost two decades now. I suspect that’s about to change. He was, for almost a decade the band leader for Carson Daly’s late…
Episode 153: Sam Bush
Nov 13, 2018 • 42 min
For the uninitiated, Sam Bush was a founding member of the band New Grass Revival, and as the name of this 70s outfit would suggest, this mandolin player and his cohorts including Bela Fleck, brought forth the progressive sounds of bluegrass that several…
Episode 152: Reid Genauer
Nov 8, 2018 • 44 min
Way, way, way back in the day, I was obsessed with a band from Vermont called…. Strangefolk. There was something at the time that I really dug about the gentile voices of the singers, the great playing and indeed the messages of the songs. I felt their…
Episode 151: Chad Stokes of Dispatch
Nov 6, 2018 • 28 min
We’ve been big fans of Dispatch, since 1997’s “The General”. Wow, it just hit me, that was over 20 years ago. Their sound blends folk and reggae, and this trio, who are back at it in earnest after a tumultuous break, have never sounded better. We caught…
Episode 150: Katie Skene of California Kind
Nov 1, 2018 • 38 min
California Kind is a jam band super group from the Bay Area in California mostly. The sounds and playing may all sound vaguely familiar, since their sound in many ways, is reminiscent of other San Francisco based jam bands. More to the point though, this…
Episode 149: Farmer Dave of The Skiffle Players
Oct 30, 2018 • 31 min
The Skiffle Players are some what of a hodge podge of terrific California players including singer-songwriter, Cass McCombs, Neal Casal of Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Circles Aaround the Sun, Dan Horne also of Circles Around the Sun and Grateful Shred,…
Episode 148: John Medeski of Mad Skillet
Oct 25, 2018 • 43 min
While John Medeski fronts Mad Skillet, an interesting four piece borne out of New Orleans jams, the project is certainly a sum of its of it’s parts. The band includes the under appreciated Will Bernard on guitar and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band rhythm…
Episode 147: Elliott Peck
Oct 22, 2018 • 41 min
You may remember Elliott Peck’s name from Midnight North the band she fronts with Grahame Lesh. This project however is more personal and the songs are mostly her own. The record features an all-star cast of a backing band, a who’s who of the San…
Episode 146: Keller Williams
Oct 18, 2018 • 38 min
Keller is one of those guys we’ve been dying to have on the show, because he is so unique in his musical approach, while performing so many different types of music. He is an artist in the truest sense of the word, and we’re always impressed when we see…
Episode 145: Lindsay Lou
Oct 16, 2018 • 39 min
Lindsay Lou and her band the Flatbellys have been mainstays of the current neo-bluegrass revival. Her recognizable sound is both memorable and refreshing. As a woman on the newgrass scene, there are no doubt hurdles she has to overcome to be part of the…
Episode 144: Sister Sparrow
Oct 11, 2018 • 24 min
I think you’ll agree that Sister Sparrow’s voice is absolutely incredible, and this songstress’s past efforts with her band mates the Dirty Birds have all been awesome soulful efforts. This record though, GOLD, marks a change, having written all of the…
Episode 143: Jorma Kaukonen
Oct 9, 2018 • 53 min
Been So Long is the title of Jorma’s recent autobiography available from St. Martin’s Press. The memoir is filled with delicious stories from this one time Jefferson Airplane guitarist, who now, 77 years young continues to perform with his pal Jack Casady…
Episode 142: Marcus King
Oct 4, 2018 • 38 min
Having listened to Marcus King Band’s Carolina Confessions now several times, I can tell you, that Marcus has grown as a songwriter, and this collection of songs shows a maturity beyond his years that match his guitar playing. We caught up for a lengthy…
Episode 141: Amy Helm
Oct 2, 2018 • 28 min
Amy Helm’s sophomore release, This Too Shall LIght is a gorgeous record, that taps into Amy’s wonderful spirit, her undeniable voice and a selection of songs that are both personal and important. Though this is only her second solo record, she has an…
Episode 140: Doyle Bramhall II
Sep 27, 2018 • 39 min
We’ve had so many talented people on the show since we began in January 2017, but few have had the recording, producing and touring career Doyle Bramhall II has had. Since he arrived on the scene back in 1992 with the Arc Angels, Doyle’s discography looks…
Episode 139: Decker
Sep 26, 2018 • 28 min
Though not a household name to many, decker. has been toiling as a singer songwriter for just under a decade in Sedona, Arizona. It’s from that vibrant landscape that his words and playing are fused into a sort of alt.country/country/rock hybrid on acid.…
Episode 138: Ed Jurdi - Band of Heathens
Sep 25, 2018 • 28 min
In 1972, Ray Charles released “A Message for the People”, a record, that combined his soul and R&B style with some distinctly country nuance. The album, now out of print is filled with really important, socially conscious songs delivered in a way only Ray…
Episode 137: Erik Deutsch
Sep 20, 2018 • 47 min
If you’ve part of the jam band scene for a while, you’ve no doubt heard the name Erik Deutsch. He’s been somewhat of a fixture dating back to his days with Fat Mama, solo pursuits and now part of Leftover Salmon. He is an extremely talented keyboard…
Episode 136: Scott Sharrard
Sep 18, 2018 • 40 min
Since Gregg Allman’s unfortunate passing, Scott Sharrard has found himself at a crossroads between hanging on to his love and work with Gregg, and getting on with his own career. Luckily for us, he will be releasing his first solo record in quite some…
Episode 135: Sput From Ghost-Note
Sep 13, 2018 • 26 min
Attempting to define the kind of music Ghost Note plays, would be near impossible. They are a jazz hybrid that play funk, r&b, soul, hip-hop and yes, they rock. Started by Snarky Puppy’s drummer Robert “Sput” Searight and percussionist Nate Werth. Rather…
Episode 134: Mike and Dave from Aqueous
Sep 11, 2018 • 32 min
Color Wheel is Aqueous’ first length album since 2014s Cycles, and though the band has released a few EPS, Live compilations and regularly release their live shows we haven’t had new studio music from them in quite some time. Actually the album is being…
Episode 133: Magic In The Other With Ezra Lipp
Sep 6, 2018 • 32 min
Magic in the Other is the brainchild of drummer Ezra Lipp, who’s name may be familiar from the San Francisco Jam Band scene. He’s toiled with Phil Lesh and Friends, often hangs at Terrapin Crossroads and plays with ALO as well. Actually ALO bassist Steve…
Episode 132: Billy Martin of Medeski Martin & Wood
Sep 4, 2018 • 39 min
MMW’s forthcoming release Omnisphere featuring Alarm Will Sound, is something definitely a little different for our audience and those that love Medeski Martin and Wood, but certainly not for guys themselves. Both John Medeski and Billy Martin are…
Episode 131: Lockin’ Festival 2018 Recap Part 2
Aug 30, 2018 • 40 min
The Lockn’ Festival in Arrington Virginia has wrapped up, and we have some audio goodness for you to enjoy, as a recap of the festival. Episode 131 part 2 features more great performances from the festival including songs from Southern Avenue, Turkuaz,…
Episode 131: Lockin’ Festival 2018 Recap Part 1
Aug 28, 2018 • 76 min
The Lockn’ Festival in Arington Virginia has wrapped up, and we have some audio goodness for you to enjoy, as a recap of the festival. Episode 131 is our first ever two-parter, and in part one you’ll hear music from Lettuce, Ghost Light, Pigeons Playing…
Episode 130: Dave Brandwein of Turkuaz
Aug 23, 2018 • 45 min
Though the record won’t be out until September 28th, I did have a chance to sample it, and have to tell, you it might be their best to date. You can tell that the band, fronted by Dave Brandwein has really coming together and matured on this record. As…
Episode 129: Jay Cobb Anderson of Fruition
Aug 21, 2018 • 32 min
Fruition dropped the EP filled with four songs a day before they were set to play Red Rocks opening for Railroad Earth. We caught up with Jay Cobb Anderson, settled and home after another amazing weekend for the band at that fabled venue. You should…
Episode 128: Liz Cooper
Aug 16, 2018 • 30 min
We first heard about Liz Cooper and The Stampede from our pal Steve. He sent us a link to an AudioTree Live session, and we liked it and so too did over 220,000 people. We’ve been jonesing to get her on the show ever since, and luckily with the release of…
Episode 127: Robert Walter
Aug 14, 2018 • 34 min
The thing about being a talented musician is that you are often are in demand to play with many different people, and doing so, you aren’t necessarily afforded the time to work on your own projects. Such is the case for keyboard wiz, Robert Walter. He’s…
Episode 126: Devon Allman And Duane Betts
Aug 9, 2018 • 33 min
Living in the shadow of a family member is nothing anyone truly wants to deal with. Particularly, when your parent, is a musician in a world famous band who is adored by millions of people. Following in their footsteps, can be, and likely is a daunting…
Episode 125: Adam MacDougall - Circles Around The Sun
Aug 7, 2018 • 60 min
Truth be told, when the latest album from Circles Around the Sun showed up in my inbox a few weeks ago, I was psyched to check it out. Circles or CATS is undoubtedly one of my favorite acts going right now. They are a four piece instrumental jam band. On…
Episode 124: Sam, Billy and Anthony of Papadosio
Aug 2, 2018 • 39 min
I have long been fascinated by the emergence of the live EDM/Prog rock thing and it’s place within the Jam Band scene. That conversation has to involve Papadasio a five piece originally from Athens, Ohio who now call the hot bed of southern music…
Episode 123: Dan Horne of Grateful Shred
Jul 31, 2018 • 32 min
The emergence of Grateful Dead tribute bands, both locally and nationally, indeed internationally is at an all time high. Between members of the Dead playing the repertoire they made famous, to acts like DSO, JRAD, and others more locally like Mars Hotel…
Episode 122: Midnight North and Twiddle Roundtable
Jul 26, 2018 • 39 min
After talking to Grahame and Elliott of Midnight North about that record, I decided to check out where they were playing after Peach Festival. Turned out that they would be only 4 hours away in Canandaigua, New York, so technical producer Adam Karch and I…
Episode 121: Grahame Lesh and Elliott Peck of Midnight North
Jul 24, 2018 • 40 min
Just over a year ago, we chatted with Grahame Lesh about the release of Midnight North’s record “Under the Lights”. Since that time, Midnight North has been reasonably busy, playing tour dates, festivals, and making various media appearances. With news…
Episode 120: Erik Yates of Hot Buttered Rum
Jul 19, 2018 • 33 min
We’re big fans of Hot Buttered Rum, a west coast mainly bluegrass outfit for quite some time and are really impressed with their latest effort which continues to be an eclectic blend of bluegrass, americana and rock n roll. Recently we caught up with…
Episode 119: Cory Wong
Jul 17, 2018 • 66 min
We’re big fans of all of Cory’s projects including his work with Vulfpeck, and had no idea until recently the physical and indeed mental crossroad he faced when he was just sixteen. Almost two decades ago, Cory suffered a concussive head injury which…
Episode 118: Rich Robinson of Magpie Salute
Jul 4, 2018 • 49 min
The Magpie Salute is somewhat of a supergroup fronted by Rich Robinson once of the Black Crowes along with former Crowes Marc Ford and Sven Pipien, John Hogg who played in Robinson’s Brown Hookah and Matt Slocum and Joe Migestro who have played on several…
Episode 117 : Joel Selvin
Jun 28, 2018 • 41 min
On August 9th, 1995 the world learned that Jerry Garcia, the once jovial, uber talented leader of the Grateful Dead had passed. Following that was a performance of the Walkin’ Blues, the second song of the set that night. What unfolded for the 20 or so…
Episode 116: Rayland Baxter
Jun 26, 2018 • 51 min
I’ve been following Rayland Baxter’s career ever since his debut Feathers and FishHooks, an album I wore out, if you could do such a thing to a CD or digital files. What I appreciate most about Rayland is his attention to detail in his writing regarding…
Episode 115: Ben Caplan
Jun 22, 2018 • 33 min
Ben Caplan recently released “Old Stock” a collection of songs that he wrote with fellow collaborators for a musical called “Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story”. As you heard, this baritone voiced artist is a songwriter, performer and wild entertainer. His…
Episode 114: Tayo Branston of Five Alarm Funk
Jun 20, 2018 • 26 min
Hailing from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Five Alarm Funk has just one thing on their mind, creating music that makes you get up and dance, and SWEAT a lot. With a wide variety of influences from Antibalas to Zappa, this organically shaped funk…
Episode 113: Tony Kamel of Wood & Wire
Jun 14, 2018 • 44 min
You wouldn’t think that great bluegrass music would come out of Austin, Texas, but as it turns out, Wood & Wire though not originally from the area, do call it home. They’re a four piece, who make great music, inspired by both jambands and country music.…
Episode 112: Mik Bondy of The GarciaProject
Jun 12, 2018 • 51 min
The Garcia Project performs full set lists of classic Jerry Garcia Band shows and is fronted by Mik Bondy, a “Jerry Head” to say the very least. The tone and spirit of the Jerry Garcia Band is what the Garcia Project pride itself on. We caught up with Mik…
Episode 111: Eric Rachmany of Rebelution
Jun 8, 2018 • 34 min
While Rebelution’s sound is true to its reggae roots, they have expanded their sonics horizons even further on their new record Free Rein, blending all kinds of styles. After 14 years of doing the rock/reggae thing its only natural that the sound becomes…
Episode 110: Grateful Dean (Dean Sotille)
Jun 6, 2018 • 59 min
With well over 350 Grateful Dead, and Dead related shows under his belt, Grateful Dean as he’s known online brings a fresh, genuine and often hilarious take to the official home of unofficial Grateful Dead and Music News. In our candid conversation Dean…
Episode 109: Justin Reckamp of Mungion
May 31, 2018 • 40 min
We’re big fans of the music Mungion makes. Whether its the blend of different styles of music, the general groove, or the fun lyrics, these guys are what jam bands should be about, FUN! There 2017 ended with a bit of a thud, as you’ll soon here, but since…
Episode 108: Ethan Miller of Howlin Rain
May 29, 2018 • 50 min
Ethan Miller the principle behind Howlin Rain is one of those dudes, who doesn’t just make great music, he makes a lot of it. Not only that, but aside from writing and composing the band’s music he also oversees virtually all facets of getting his music…
Episode 107: Rob Barraco of Dark Star Orchestra
May 23, 2018 • 65 min
Dark Star Orchestra’s 7th annual Jubilee goes this weekend in Thornville, Ohio. Luckily for us ,we caught up with Rob Barraco just before the Buffalo show, the last show before the Jubilee. We asked Rob about his tenure with DSO, the Phil Lesh quintet and…
Episode 106: Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon
May 18, 2018 • 40 min
Off the top of the show, you’ll hear Evermore off of Leftover Salmon’s latest release “Something Higher”. We wanted to highlight this track, specifically, because while listening to the record in the car with my daughters, I pointed out Eric Deutch’s…
Episode 105: Erik Berry of Trampled By Turtles
May 16, 2018 • 28 min
Hiatus is a tricky word in the music business, in some cases it marks the end, in others, it gives way to a triumphant return. In 2016, Trampled by Turtles, the acclaimed bluegrass outfit from Minnesota decided it was time for a break. As you’ll soon hear…
Episode 104: Ben Malament from California Honeydrops
May 10, 2018 • 29 min
If you aren’t familiar with the California Honeydrops they are a 7 piece ensemble that started as a busking duo. It’s been 11 years since multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski and percussionist Ben Malament were two dudes in the Oakland subway system.…
Episode 103: Cy Simonton of CBDB
May 8, 2018 • 29 min
CBDB’s latest release Out of Line dropped May 4th, and its a solid record from top to bottom. It’s probably a slight departure from previous offerings from this southern jam band, and thats not a bad thing. Once purveyors of “joyfunk” these guys shifted…
Episode 102: Allen Stone
May 3, 2018 • 41 min
Allen Stone 8 years into a career has already put out two records, and has sights on putting out a third this year. This Soul singer has a lot to say, and recently appeared on American Idol as a guest coach. We caught up with him on his tour bus, as he…
Episode 101: Johnny Vidacovich of Nolatet
May 1, 2018 • 34 min
Nolatet a jazz quartet from New Orleans, that features vibraphonist Mike Dillon, pianist Brian Haas, bassist James Singleton and drummer Johnny Vidacovich. Blacksheep is actually taken to their sophomore release, No Revenge Necessary, but these musicians…
Episode 100: Warren Haynes
Apr 27, 2018 • 40 min
Warren Haynes, has been a favorite musician of mine, and indeed the scene dating back to his time with the Dickey Betts Band, his subsequent tenure with The Allman Brothers Band, and more recently and since, with his own outfit Gov’t Mule. Along the way,…
Episode 99: Brett Wilson of Roots Of Creation
Apr 26, 2018 • 42 min
If you aren’t familiar with Roots of Creation they are a reggae rock outfit in the vein of Sublime or Dirty Heads, so indeed a Grateful Dead tribute, while a reggae one is a touch far fetched for the genre, this one sounds really terrific. I recently…
Episode 98: Jordan Fairless of Spafford
Apr 24, 2018 • 44 min
Spafford is one of those bands, that I absolutely want to root for. They blend modern with the old, and create music that is both sonically appealing, but also a ton of fun. This band is the real deal. When I heard they were dropping a follow up to their…
Episode 97: Jerry Garcia Before The Dead With Dennis McNally
Apr 19, 2018 • 46 min
Many of us know Jerry Garcia, as the frontman of the Grateful Dead and the spiritual leader of the Deadheads. But his story doesn’t nearly begin with the Mother McRee’s Uptown Jug Champions, the acid tests or even the goings on at 710 Ashbury Street. His…
Episode 96: Matt from TAUK
Apr 17, 2018 • 34 min
Last time we spoke to Tauk, they were gearing up to get in the studio to record the follow up to Sir Nebula. At the time I remember letting Matt and AC know that I really dug their sound, and was looking forward to new music. Well, since then, they have…
Episode 95: Anderson East
Apr 12, 2018 • 15 min
I first heard about Anderson East from a friend in New Jersey, who I trust implicitly with music recommendations and such. He’s the guy that turned us on to Marcus King, so as you can imagine, when he says I need to check something out, I usually obey and…
Episode 94: Robbie Wulfshon of Ripe!
Apr 10, 2018 • 28 min
One of the things I enjoy most about The Sound Podcast project is bringing you new artists and bands that are on the cusp of really big things. I spend a lot of time reading about up and coming bands on-line, and listening to all kinds of music. I’m kind…
Episode 93: Matthew Stubbs
Apr 6, 2018 • 27 min
Truth be told when I first hit play on this record I was a touch confused. Matthew was dubbed as blues instrumentalist, who has played with Charlie Musslewhite, but what I heard was something totally different. A bit of a mind bender to be sure. You see…
Episode 92: Moon Hooch
Apr 3, 2018 • 25 min
Moon Hooch makes more noise than anyone I think I’ve ever heard. For those of you who don’t know, Moon Hooch is comprised of drummer James Muschler with Mike Wilbur and Wenzl McGowen on various saxophones. There are also some synthesizers mixed in for…
Episode 91: Billy Strings
Mar 30, 2018 • 45 min
As you know we’ve been toiling in Bluegrass music of late, and when we came across Billy’s music we had to get him on the show. While he is a pretty young cat, and started in the business as somewhat of a prodigy, he has a very mature sound to his voice…
Episode 90: Nick MacDaniels - Big Something
Mar 28, 2018 • 40 min
A few weeks ago, while putting the finishing touches on one of our weekly Spotify playlists, I came across Big Something. Shame frankly that I didn’t know about these guys earlier, because they play a blend of music styles that I enjoy. In fact, its this…
Episode 89: Ghost Light
Mar 12, 2018 • 50 min
When two of your favorite musicians team up to create a new “super group”, you want to get all the details you possible can on the project. Unfortunately those details have been few and far between, so we tracked down Holly Bowling and Tom Hamilton Jr. to…
Episode 88: Kevin Kendrick
Mar 9, 2018 • 45 min
For those unfamiliar with Kevin Kendrick, he is a New York based singer songwriter, who got his start with Fat Mama back in the early 2000s. In fact, virtually all of the members of Fat Mama are now in Kevin’s project Big Yes and a small no. His latest…
Episode 87: Goose
Mar 7, 2018 • 48 min
A few weeks ago, during the north east leg of Spafford’s tour, they invited Goose to open their shows. I had never heard of them, so I checked out their record on Spotify, and really dug what they they were doing. We even played a track on our weekly…
Episode 86: Trevor Young from SOJA
Mar 5, 2018 • 29 min
I first came across SOJA, a reggae infused 8 piece outfit, back in 2009, when their third record Born in Babylon was released. Since that time, they have grown substantially and are a mainstay now on many festival dates, and continue to tour extensively.…
Episode 85: Alan Evans of Soulive
Mar 2, 2018 • 37 min
Soulive has been a part of the quote unquote Jamband scene for quite some time now. The trio fuses hip-hop grooves, R&B melodies and jazz playing to deliver a unique sound onto its own. Each of them are terrific musicians and have gone on to busy careers…
Episode 84: Adam Greuel of Horshoes and Hand Grenades
Feb 28, 2018 • 31 min
The Ode is the title track from the Horseshoes and Hand Grenades latest release, and their first on Tape Time Records, the Infamous Stringduster’s label. We had the very good fortune of sitting down with Adam Greuel to talk about the new record, the…
Episode 83: JD Simo
Feb 26, 2018 • 36 min
SIMO is a band that is difficult to define, and I am not sure you need to. They are a traditional power trio featuring namesake JD Simo on guitar with Elad Shapiro and Adam Abrashoff making up the rhythm section. We sat down with JD recently to get an…
Episode 82: Dan Lebowitz of ALO
Feb 22, 2018 • 42 min
The Animal Liberation Orchestra is one of those bands that you listen to, and they just instantly make you happy. This quartet features Dan Lebowitz on guitar and vocals, and when he isn’t playing with ALO he is quite busy in a whole host of projects. We…
Episode 81: Tim Bluhm of The Mother Hips
Feb 20, 2018 • 34 min
I’ve been listening to The Mother Hips out of the Bay area for almost as long as I can remember. Their studio albums particularly Pacific Dust where “One Way Out” comes from is amongst my favorites of all time. While they been at this music thing for…
Episode 80: Hannah Wicklund
Feb 12, 2018 • 26 min
Hannah Wicklund is a 20 year old that brings a very mature sonic presence, and I think you’ll agree both her playing and singing is solid for anyone of any age. Hannah wears her influences on her sleeve, and her 3rd record, this one self titled, will no…
Episode 79: Duane Betts
Feb 9, 2018 • 31 min
When we caught up with Devon Allman a few months back, he was all jazzed about his new project, and getting to share the stage with Duane Betts in the Devon Allman Project. We’ve been playing tag with Duane on Instagram ever since, and we finally had the…
Episode 78: Jim Cuddy
Feb 5, 2018 • 21 min
Jim Cuddy has been toiling in the music business for 35 years, for the most part as a key member of Canandian alt-country, country, folk-rock outfit Blue Rodeo. He has written and co-written some of the past few decades most loved and iconic songs, and…
Episode 77: Kellen Asebroek of Fruition
Feb 2, 2018 • 25 min
Fruition has gone through tremendous change since it’s early days as an acoustic based string outfit in 2008, to a full fledged rock band. Maybe that’s why they enlisted noted producer Tucker Martine to help their sonic shifting moods for their fifth…
Episode 76: Alex Koford
Jan 30, 2018 • 38 min
You may recognize Alex Koford’s name, the front man of Colonel and The Mermaids, because he spends most of his time as the drummer in Terrapin Family Band and Phil and Friends. Beyond those duties, he’s also the drummer at Terrapin Crossroads and plays in…
Episode 75: Oliver Wood of the Wood Brothers
Jan 25, 2018 • 33 min
The Wood Brothers 6th full length album One Drop of Truth, is already an early contender for one of my favorite records of 2018. One Drop of Truth is due out February 2nd. For those that don’t already know the Woods brothers are a trio of made up of…
Episode 74: G.Love
Jan 22, 2018 • 25 min
G.Love is actually Garrett Dutton, a Philadelphia native who toiled in clubs and bars playing his brand of hip hop blues before getting to Boston where he met the “special sauce” in 93. That connection propelled G. to his first record deal and 25 years…
Episode 73: Tyler Kyte of Dwayne Gretzky
Jan 17, 2018 • 30 min
Something slightly different today. We’ve talked to members of bands like Pink Talking Fish, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and even Dark Stark Orchestra, who by all accounts are tribute or cover acts. In Toronto, there has been a ground swell of support over…
Episode 72: Ryan Gullen of The Sheepdogs
Jan 15, 2018 • 34 min
The Sheepdogs’ sound is a familiar one, and this is a band that wears their influence on their sleeves, and don’t care. I’ve been following the career of The Sheepdogs for quite some time and we’ve shared many laughs along the way. Thats why I was excited…
Episode 71: Ed Jurdi of Band of Heathens
Jan 8, 2018 • 33 min
When I sit down each week to compile The Sound Podcast’s Weekly Mix-Tape playlist, the goal is always to find artists and songs that fit the general philosophy of music that we love. Obviously the playlist is compiled from songs and artists that we…
Episode 70: Grayson Capps
Jan 4, 2018 • 29 min
I enjoy talking to solo performers, the singer-songwriter type, because there isn’t anything more genuine, than a performer and their guitar. When you peel the layers of any song, ultimately it’s that individuals ability to connect with their audience…
Episode 69: Samantha Fish
Dec 19, 2017 • 24 min
Samantha Fish launched her career in 2009 and hasn’t looked back. She has cemented her place amongst up and comers in the blues world, and has begun branching out, playing other genres quite capably. That’s the thing these days, its hard to pigeon hole…
Episode 68: Red Roses, Green Gold with Director Rachel Klein
Dec 15, 2017 • 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…
Episode 67: The White Buffalo
Dec 13, 2017 • 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…
Episode 66: Neal Casal
Dec 6, 2017 • 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…
Episode 65: Devon Allman
Dec 4, 2017 • 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…
Episode 64: Karl Denson
Nov 23, 2017 • 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…
Episode 63: Mapache
Nov 21, 2017 • 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…
Episode 62: Karina Rykman
Nov 15, 2017 • 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…
Episode 61: Bob Minkin
Nov 13, 2017 • 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…
Episode 60: Matt Butler of Everyone Orchestra
Nov 10, 2017 • 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…
Episode 59: Dave and Jake of Yonder Mountain String Band
Nov 8, 2017 • 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…
Episode 58: Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee
Nov 6, 2017 • 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…
Episode 57: Brad Barr of The Barr Brothers
Oct 30, 2017 • 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…
Episode 56: Mark Karan
Oct 26, 2017 • 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…
Episode 55: Andy Falco of The Infamous Stringdusters
Oct 16, 2017 • 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…
Episode 54: Eric “Benny” Bloom of Lettuce
Oct 12, 2017 • 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.…
Episode 53: Jackie Greene
Oct 10, 2017 • 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…
Episode 52: Greg of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong
Oct 4, 2017 • 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…
Episode 51: Jay Blakesberg
Oct 2, 2017 • 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…
Episode 50: Dopapod
Sep 29, 2017 • 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…
Episode 49: Jason Crosby
Sep 27, 2017 • 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…
Episode 48: Trevor Steer of Organ Freeman
Sep 25, 2017 • 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…
Episode 47: John Kadlecik
Sep 20, 2017 • 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…
Episode 46: Andrew Altman of Railroad Earth
Sep 18, 2017 • 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…
Episode 45: Michael Lehman
Sep 13, 2017 • 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,…
Episode 44: AC Carter and Matt Jalbert of Tauk
Sep 13, 2017 • 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…
Episode 43: Cory Wong
Sep 9, 2017 • 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…
Episode 42: Justin Reckamp of Mungion
Aug 30, 2017 • 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…
Episode 41: Corey Glover of LIving Colour
Aug 29, 2017 • 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…
Episode 40: Martín Perna of Antibalas
Aug 23, 2017 • 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…
Episode 39: Anders Osborne
Aug 18, 2017 • 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…
Episode 38: Ross James
Aug 2, 2017 • 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 home…
Episode 37: Hayley Jane
Jul 20, 2017 • 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 pre-conceived…
Episode 36: Brian and Cam of Spafford
Jul 9, 2017 • 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 extensively.…
Episode 35: Dave Schools
Jul 5, 2017 • 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 producer…
Episode 34: Dennis McNally
Jun 23, 2017 • 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…
Episode 33: Eric Krasno
Jun 20, 2017 • 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 jam scene.…
Episode 32: Grahame Lesh of Midnight North
Jun 15, 2017 • 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 Lights” due…
Episode 31: Reed Mathis
Jun 10, 2017 • 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…
Episode 30: Dave Brandwein of Turkuaz
Jun 8, 2017 • 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 Dave Brandwein…
Episode 29: Nicole Atkins
May 31, 2017 • 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 Russo’s Almost…
Episode 28: Steve Kimock
May 27, 2017 • 43 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 up on…
Episode 27: Leslie Mendelson
May 15, 2017 • 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, the…
Episode 26: Long Strange Trip with Amir Bar-Lev and David Lemieux
May 1, 2017 • 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 beloved…
Episode 25: Ori Naftaly of Southern Avenue
Apr 24, 2017 • 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 little less…
Episode 24: Neal Casal of Chris Robinson Brotherhood
Apr 19, 2017 • 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…
Episode 23: Jamie Shields of the New Deal
Apr 17, 2017 • 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…
Episode 22 - Tom Hamilton Jr. of American Babies and JRAD
Apr 10, 2017 • 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 players and…
Episode 21: Col. Bruce Hampton (Retired)
Apr 4, 2017 • 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…
Episode 20: Brook Jordan of Twiddle
Mar 28, 2017 • 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 is…
Episode 19: Mike Gantzer of Aqueous
Mar 23, 2017 • 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 America.…
Episode 18: Jeff Mattson of Dark Star Orchestra
Mar 21, 2017 • 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 of…
Episode 17: Derek Trucks
Mar 16, 2017 • 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 de…
Episode 16: Susan Tedeschi
Mar 14, 2017 • 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 their…
Episode 15: Adam Chase of Jazz is Phsh
Mar 1, 2017 • 34 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 Phish’s…
Episode 14: Natalie Cressman
Feb 26, 2017 • 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 with…
Episode 13: Mars Hotel
Feb 23, 2017 • 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? Absolutely. We…
Episode 12: Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke
Feb 17, 2017 • 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 our…
Episode 11: Rich Grossman of The Lizards
Feb 15, 2017 • 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. Those…
Episode 10: Marco Benevento
Feb 13, 2017 • 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 is,…
Episode 9: David Gans
Feb 10, 2017 • 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…
Episode 8: Scott Metzger
Feb 3, 2017 • 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 two…
Episode 7: Richard James of Pink Talking Fish
Feb 1, 2017 • 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 of…
Episode 6: Scott Sharrard
Jan 30, 2017 • 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…
Episode 5: Scott Allen
Jan 28, 2017 • 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 Aces Back to…
Episode 4: David Lemieux
Jan 20, 2017 • 41 min
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s debut album, Rhino Records have released a special re-issue of the album, coupled with a live as yet unreleased recording of the Grateful Dead’s appearance at the Trips Festival in Vancouver in July…
Episode 3: Marcus King
Jan 12, 2017 • 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 sweet…
Episode 2: Levi Robin
Dec 23, 2016 • 28 min
Don’t judge a book by it’s cover. In fact, if you do, you may miss Levi Robin’s sound entirely. This up and coming singer-songwriter needs to be heard. His songs are beautiful, combining mindful lyrics, a soulful sound and very distinct guitar player. We…
Episode 1: Holly Bowling
Dec 13, 2016 • 45 min
Imagine being so curious and transfixed by a live performance of a song by one of your favorite bands that you spend hours, transcribing and re-conceiving that song into something equally spectacular. Holly Bowling’s story takes a huge shift on July 31st,…