Episode 63: Mapache

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's self titled debut you will understand that they are the kind of band we love. The whole record is a throwback to that acoustic, harmonizing California sound made so popular in 60s by bands like Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Grateful Dead, Flying Burrito Brothers amongst others. Now if I tell you, the two guys in the band, Clay and Sam are barely in their twenties, you may wonder how they got to where they are. Who knows what the future holds for the dudes from Mapache, but I can tell you, I am psyched to see their story unfold, and listen to more great music.

For now head on over to mapachesounds.bandcamp.com to check out their music.

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Show Notes: 

00:41 - Mountain Song (From Spiritual Pajamas)

05:18 - Interview

41:36 - Chico River (From Spiritual Pajamas)

Episode 62: Karina Rykman

 

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 playing, you can catch her spinning records at bars, or hanging out at many of the shows we all go to, or wish we were at. When we did sit down, I started by asking how she got involved with Marco in the first place. 

We'll be keeping an eye on Karina, and you can check our her site karinarykman.com or marcobenevento.com for upcoming dates. 

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Show Notes:

00:41 - At The Show - Live Woodstock Session

06:51 - Interview

41:36 - Follow Karina - Everyone Orchestra Show - Live From The Brooklyn Bowl on November 10, 2017.

Episode 61: Bob Minkin

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 photographs are doing incredible work. Thats the case for Bob Minkin who has spent decades following and photographing all of our beloved musicians and their fans. For him, it was a dream to move out to Marin County in northern California, to live amongst the community in its fiery core. And while he didn't make out west from Brooklyn until 1990, he had been dreaming of that very thing from an early age, and as he recounts, it all started back in '77. What's notable about Bob Minkin is that he continues to document the Marin County music scene and for that we should all be grateful.

If you have a chance, check out themusicneverstoppedbook.com and for more on Bob and his work visit minkinphotography.com

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Episode 60: Matt Butler of Everyone Orchestra

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 those elements, so crucial to the jam band scene. I recently discussed the Everyone Orchestra concept with Matt Butler and our conversation started when I asked him to take us back to how the whole project began....

Learn more about Everyone Orchestra here!

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Show Notes:

Show Notes: 

00:57 - Jam - Recorded Live on November 4, 2017 in Sarasota Springs, NY

10:43 - Interview

40:57 - Sittin’ On Top Of The World - Recorded Live on March 11, 2017 in James Island, SC

Episode 59: Dave and Jake of Yonder Mountain String Band

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 to the table. The Yonder Mountain String Band, who have been at their craft since the late 90s have remained true to their original sound, though currently electrified. With Yonder Mountain String Band in town recently, I thought it only made sense to sit down and talk with two members, Jake and Dave about their sound, performing live, and much more.

We have a special photo gallery, of the Yonder Mountain String Band performance courtesy of Eric Fefferman Photography from their Lee's Palace show November 5, 2017. Click here, to check it out. 

For more on Yonder Mountain String Band, visit yondermountain.com.

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Show Notes:

00:42 - Deep Pockets - Recorded Live in Toronto on November 3, 2017

03:45 - Interview

25:18 - All The Time - Recorded Live in Toronto on November 3, 2017

Episode 58: Joel Cummins of Umphrey's McGee

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 Umphrey's McGee one of the most talked about bands in the scene. With their 11th studio album due out in January, I had the opportunity to sit down with Joel Cummins to talk about about that record "it's not us", and their 20th anniversary. If you know Umphrey's McGee, and know their music, you're bound to agree that "The Silent Type" may be one of their most accessible songs to date. In fact "it's not us" is filled with all kinds of music that really honed in on the band's songwriting ability and musicianship. Joel Cummins has been with the band since day one, and when we sat down to chat the conversation naturally started with questions bout being together for 20 years....

You can learn more about Umphrey's McGee at Umphreys.com

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Show Notes: 

00:46 - The Silent Type - Taken from Umphrey's McGee's upcoming record "it's not us"

04:14 Interview

40:26 Ringo - Taken from a live performance November 3rd, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin

Episode 57: Brad Barr of the Barr Brothers

The Barr Brothers, are a pair of brothers originally from Rhode Island, who now make Montreal home. Andrew and Brad, are joined by Sarah Page complete this trio. 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 to the day, and have watched, rather listened to the growth in the music ever since. 

You can learn more about to The Barr Brothers here!

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Show Notes: 

00:53 - Queens of the Breakers  - Taken from Queens of the Breakers
05:47 - Interview
31:32 - Defibrillation - Taken from Queens of the Breakers

Episode 56: Mark Karan

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 projects. including LiveDead69, a solo record and generally jamming with cool individuals around the Bay area.

For more information on Mark Karan, you can visit his website here

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Notes:

00:14 St.Stephen taken from Youtube Video of 4-19-07 Performance

06:14 Interview 

31:05 Rock with Papa taken from Walk Through Fire 

 

Episode 55: Andy Falco of The Infamous Stringdusters

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 collection of songs, a follow up EP to their first Undercover EP. This one, is slightly more eclectic than the first, covering songs by Marvin Gaye, Daft Punk, The Allman Brothers Band, My Morning Jacket and... the Cure.

While they are a band certainly rooted in Bluegrass music, as you'll soon hear, that is just a starting point to the kind of music the "dusters" as they are affectionately called want to make. I recently sat down and chatted with Andy Falco to get his take on the journey, the music and much more. Our conversation started when I asked if he envisioned sold out crowds and massive popularity in and outside the bluegrass community.... 

For more on Infamous Stringdusters visit infamousstringdusters.com.

More Links: 

Infamous Stringdusters on Youtube.

Infamous Stringdusters on Spotify.

Infamous Stringdusters on Facebook.

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Notes: 

00:47 - Just Like Heaven taken from Undercover Vol. 2

04:46 - Interview

43:26 - A Hard Life Makes A Good Song take from Laws of Gravity Live

Episode 54: Eric "Benny" Bloom of Lettuce

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. Seven tracks from that performance will be released on October 13th, as part of a hand-picked live record called Witches Stew.

During a break in Lettuce's tour schedule I had the chance to catch up with trumpeter Eric Bloom to discuss the Witches Stew project, Miles Davis' impact on the music he and Lettuce make, and much more. I started by asking Eric about fitting into the band some six years since into his tenure... 

For more on Lettuce visit lettucefunk.com and be sure to check out Witches Stew when it becomes available on October 13th. 

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Lettuce on Youtube.

Lettuce on Spotify.

Lettuce on Facebook.

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Notes: 

00:41 - Shhh Peaceful - taken from Witches Brew 

11:07 - Interview 

31:07 - Mt. Crushmore - taken from a live performance in Dallas, Texas 9-22-17 

 

Episode 53: Jackie Greene

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 songs with a story. His talent as a storyteller is only surpassed by his ability to play and sing those genuine songs he creates. If you know his work, you know I’m right, if you’ve never heard him, have a listen to our conversation, and some of his music.

To learn more about Jackie's tour dates and his new EP Modern Lives check out jackiegreene.com.

 

Episode 52: Greg of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

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 Ormont to talk about their upcoming release Pizazz and a whole lot more. The conversation started just after I watched their Lockn' set, and I asked Greg to recall how awesome that set was......

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Episode 51: Jay Blakesberg

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 Magazine, never mind the dozens of album covers and books he has done. He is an absolute treasure and a man full of many incredible stories. With a book, Eyes of the World: Grateful Dead Photography (65 - 95) on its way, and several other ambitious projects coming soon, we decided to sit down with Jay to uncover his story and a whole lot more. 

You can check out Eyes of the World: Grateful Dead Photography here!

You can check out Rock Out Books here

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Episode 50: Eli and Rob from Dopapod

If you like you like the Jambands 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 structure and interesting lyrics. The genre actually doesn't matter these guys are totally cool and really fascinating.

Don't forget to check them out at dopapod.com for news about Megagem and their tour schedule. You definitely want to see them when they hit your town. 

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Episode 49: Jason Crosby

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 of rock hall of famers and potential ones. A multi-instrumentalist who has done his duty both on the road and in the studio, we sat down with Jason Crosby to learn more about his latest release Cryptologic. 

For more information on Jason Crosby click here! You'll definitely want to check out his discography and tour schedule. You can order his new record here

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Episode 48: Trevor Steer of Organ Freeman

This band's name in and of itself should evoke fun and frivolity, but giving Organ Freeman a listen will no doubt get you up and dancing. The three piece organ based trio brings a frenzied soul and funk attack that I'm sure you'll appreciate. 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 sophomore release's sound was so different from their first record.... 

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Episode 47: John Kadlecik

When I sat down with John, I wasn't entirely sure how the conversation would go, and certainly wasn't sure how he'd respond to some of the questions I had. There is no doubt he is an extremely talented guitar player and vocalist, but stepping into the shoes or at least performing the work of Jerry Garcia on a regular basis is no easy feat. Couple that with the ferocious tour schedule and constant playing, I suspected John was going to be a touch ornery. Turns out, he was awesome and incredibly giving of his time and knowledge of his craft. 

You can learn more about John and his tour schedule on his website here

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Episode 46: Andrew Altman of Railroad Earth

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 Andrew about the rigours of being on the road A LOT.....

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Episode 45: Michael Lehman on Gregg Allman and Southern Blood

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, as one of the finest blues vocalists and musicians we will ever know. We sat down with Michael Lehman Gregg's manager to learn more about the posthumous release of Southern Blood and Gregg Allman. 

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Episode 44: TAUK

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 explosive sometimes hard hitting instrumental jams. We recently sat down with AC Carter who plays keyboards and guitarist Matt Jalbert of TAUK. The discussion started when I asked Matt how the band hones their sound…… 

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