Author: Ira Haberman

Episode 107: Rob Barraco of Dark Star Orchestra

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 mastering the parts of four iconic keyboard players of the Grateful Dead. We’re looking forward to more great music from DSO and his latest project, California Kind. For more info on DSO, visit **First Song:** 00:45 – Catfish John **Interview Begins:** 10:01 **Extro Song:** 46:15 – Scarlet Begonias > Rubin And Cherise >...

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Episode 106: Vince Herman of Leftover Salmon

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 tremendous piano playing. Real honest playing, without any digitization. Just authentic, emotional playing. With pop culture being so inundated with plastic garbage, its so refreshing to hear this kind of music, something that the guys in Leftover Salmon have been doing for 28 years. We caught up with Vince Herman, one of the grizzled veterans of the now...

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Dark Star Orchestra – Wilbur Theatre (5/10/2018)

The Dark Star Orchestra brought their Grateful Dead Tribute act to the Wilbur Theatre in Boston, on May 10th, 2018. This night was a bit different though, as they recreated the 11-13-78 show, Jeff Mattson (the Jerry Garcia of the band), played Jerry Garcia’s “Wolf” guitar, as Jerry did on the original date. The awesome JD Cohen was on site and took these wonderful photos of the...

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Episode 105: Erik Berry of Trampled by Turtles

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 from mandolinist, Erik Berry figuring how to deal with the hiatus and subsequent return, was initially weird, but the coming back was as natural as getting back and riding a bike. With their new record Life is Good on the Open Road already out, and a tour well underway, we caught up...

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Mix Tape – May 7, 2018

Song Name Artist Album Paper Man Ray LaMontagne Paper Man In My Baby’s Arms The California Honeydrops Call It Home: Vol. 1 & 2 I Can Change Lake Street Dive Free Yourself Up Chicken Dinner Luke Winslow-King Chicken Dinner Texas Wood & Wire North of Despair Unaware Allen Stone Allen Stone Forgive You Leon Bridges Good Thing Shelter from the Storm Bob Dylan Blood On The Tracks Caroline Cbdb Phone.Keys.Wallet Sweet Inspiration The Derek Trucks Band Already Free Stealin North Mississippi Allstars Prayer for Peace Please Call Home The Allman Brothers Band Idlewild South (Deluxe Edition Remastered) Cassidy Bob...

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