The Sound Podcast

The Sound Podcast is a music discovery podcast rooted in music and musicians inspired by the Grateful Dead and the larger "Jam Band" community.

We provide a forum for artists, writers and others involved in the scene to tell their story.

Just like you, we're always listening for the secret, and searching for the sound.

The Sound Podcast is on ItunesGoogle PlayStitcherTuneIn Radio and other podcast platforms.

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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…… 

To learn more about TAUK and get their tour dates go here! 

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Episode 43: Cory Wong

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 Screen Band. We recently sat down with Cory to get the low down on the Green Screen project, but I started with asking him how he liked Toronto since he was recently here with Vulfpek.

If you are interested in learning more about Cory's gofund me, click here

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Episode 42: Justin Reckamp of Mungion

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 headlining tour. Wisely, they've started a GoFundMe campaign, and are putting their best foot forward and continuing with their tour plans. I sat down with Justin Reckamp to get the low down on the band, and their plans moving forward. 

Check out the GoFundMe campaign here!

Listen to Mungion on Spotify here

For everything else on Mungion go here

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Episode 41: Corey Glover of Living Colour

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 political agenda. Their latest was four years in the making so it made sense to sit down with vocalist Corey Glover before the album Shade comes out September 9th. I started by asking why the record took so long to make.... 

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Episode 40: Martín Perna of Antibalas

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 put aside years ago. That was certainly the case for me, when I remembered the name Antibalas, and the Afrobeat music this ensemble makes. Different incarnations of the band or individual performers have literally played with a who’s who of the music industry, but remembering the band’s name got me in the mood to check them out again. I recently sat down with the ring leader for lack of a better word of Antibalas baritone sax player Martin Pera. 

You can find out more about Antibalas here!

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Episode 39: Anders Osborne

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. That’s certainly the case when we caught Anders Osborne playing with Sandy Kosek and Randy Rothman of the Jerry Garcia Almost Acoustic Band accompanied by Travis Book and Chris Pandolfi of the Infamous Stringdusters at Jerry Garcia’s 75th birthday celebrations at Red Rocks a few weeks ago. We’ve been following Anders for quite some time so it was a thrill to catch up with him and hear about that performance and what he’s up to now, including his plans to open for Bonnie Raitt and an upcoming tour with Jackie Greene. We started though with that Red Rocks performance….

You can find out more about Anders here! You can follow Anders, on Instagram here. He is an amazing follow. 

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Episode 38: Ross James

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 state of Michigan. He left shortly after high school to live with his sister specifically for the warmer weather. As fate would have it, he wound up working with a Bay Area legend in Phil Lesh and his family. Now Ross is set to release a solo record. One I think is quite good. We caught up with Ross to get the low down on the bushy bearded guy with dark glasses we often see around Phil Lesh....

You can get Ross' new record Freak Farm here

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Episode 37: Hayley Jane

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 boxes. What separates her though from other young singers in the business, besides her immense talent and range, is her background in musical theatre which provides an electric on stage presence. We caught up with Hayley at her home in Burlington Vermont….. after a whirlwind at Moedown….. 

You can learn more about Hayley here

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Episode 36: Brian and Cam of Spafford

 

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. Initially in the south western United States and now all across the country. We sat down with Brian Moss and Cameron Laforest recently to get the low down on Cam’s addition to the band, their busy schedule and a whole lot more…..

You can learn more about Spafford here

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Episode 35: Dave Schools

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 extrodinaire, Dave Schools fresh off Widespread Panic’s record setting time at Red Rocks to talk about We’re All in This Together, Hard Working Americans in general, and a whole lot more. We started with a bit on Widespread and jumped right in…..

To check out more about Hard Working Americans click here

Dave is also a great follow on Instagram: @dave_a_schools. 

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Episode 34: Dennis McNally

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 conversation with Dennis asking if four hours could possibly capture the depth of the Grateful Dead history…...

To check out Susana Millman's great coffee table book filled with beautiful photos from behind the scenes with the Grateful Dead go here

As you heard Dennis has been involved in the California Historical Society's very cool Summer of Love project. You can check out their groovy website here.

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Episode 33: Eric Krasno

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. When he’s not hanging with Aaron Neville, 50 Cent and Norah Jones, Krasno finds the time work on his own projects. His wide swath of inspiration comes from a wide variety of sources and it was a thrill to sit down with him to talk shop…..

You can learn more about Eric by going to erickrasno.com

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Episode 32: Grahame Lesh of Midnight North

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 out June 16th and we were thoroughly impressed with the playing and memorable songs. I sat down with Grahame to get an understanding of where the band is at in their very early career. We talked about that, the song making process, their residency at Terrapin Crossroads and more. 

For more on this awesome project visit midnightnorth.com.

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Episode 31: Reed Mathis

Since his debut record for this project "Beathoven" put out, Reed Mathis has assembled a hot band dubbed Electric Beethoven and taken his latest project on the road. To be clear, Electric Beathoven is an improvisational rock band that is guided by the works of Beathoven and for the debut record they are particularly inspired by his Symphony #3 and # 6. There isn’t anything more I can say about this project but wow, so I was psyched to sit down and chat with Reed who offered all kinds of interesting takes and insights…..

For more on this awesome project visit reedmathis.com.

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Episode 30: Dave Brandwein of Turkuaz

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 the front man for the group just before they left for Bonnaroo……..

You can learn more about Dave and his mates in Turkuaz here

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Episode 29: Nicole Atkins

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 Dead on stage makes us appreciate her even more! We sat down to talk to her about the delay between records, writing music and her performances with JRAD….. 

You can learn more about Nicole here

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Episode 28: Steve Kimock

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 his goings on and to pick his brain on a variety of subjects including recent stints with Bob Weir and other projects he is working on. 

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