The Sound Podcast with Ira Haberman

The Sound Podcast with Ira Haberman

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The Sound Podcast is a music discovery podcast, rooted in jam bands, rock, americana, alt-country, country, funk, jazz and improvisational music. Inspired by our favourite music, our aim is to be the gateway between artists and fans.


Tal Wilkenfeld
May 24 • 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 • 53 min
Featured Songs: First Song: 00:39 - Dar 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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…