The Sound Podcast with Ira Haberman

The Sound Podcast with Ira Haberman

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The Sound Podcast is a music discovery interview style podcast, hosted by Ira Haberman. Featuring Jam Bands and more… much more. Rooted in Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Rock, Soul but mostly Jam Band music. New episodes of The Sound Podcast are available Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. The Wednesday episode is exclusively a live music playlist called LIVEFIVE powered by nugs.net. Here is a small sample of the guests that have been on The Sound Podcast to date: ALO, Anders Osborne, Antibalas, Aqueous, Band of Heathens, Barr Brothers, Blackberry Smoke, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Col. Bruce Hampton, Dark Star Orchestra, David Gans, Dennis McNally, Devon Allman, Dopapod, Duane Betts, Dwayne Gretzky, Eric Krasno, Everyone Orchestra, Fruition, G.Love, Ghost Light, Grateful Dead, Goose, Hard Working Americans, Hannah Wikclund, Hayley Jane and the Primates, Holly Bowling, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Infamous Stringdusters, Jackie Greene, Jason Crosby, Jazz is Phish, JD Simo, Jim


Jake of Lil Smokies
Dec 6 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 • 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 - 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 • 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…