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Episode 154: Joe Firstman of The Cordovas

Nov. 15, 2018

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 night show where he enlisted the likes of Kama…

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Episode 149: Farmer Dave of The Skiffle Players

Oct. 30, 2018

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, Aaron Sperske of Beachwood Sparks along wit…

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Episode 147: Elliott Peck

Oct. 22, 2018

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 Francisco music scene. We’ve always been big fans of…

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Episode 146: Keller Williams

Oct. 18, 2018

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 him play, or hear what he has to offer the co…

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Episode 145: Lindsay Lou

Oct. 16, 2018

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 gang. We recently caught up with Lindsay to t…

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Episode 144: Sister Sparrow

Oct. 11, 2018

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 songs with a team of writers including produce…

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Episode 141: Amy Helm

Oct. 2, 2018

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 extensive recording background having recorded w…

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Episode 139: Decker

Sept. 26, 2018

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. Those aren’t my words, as you soon will hear…

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Episode 138: Ed Jurdi - Band of Heathens

Sept. 25, 2018

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 could. Almost 50 years later, the stories o…

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Episode 128: Liz Cooper

Aug. 16, 2018

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 her record “Window Flowers” we indeed got a…

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Episode 122: Midnight North and Twiddle Roundtable

July 26, 2018

After talking to Grahame and Elliott of Midnight North about that record, I decided to check out where they were playing after Peach Festival. Turned out that they would be only 4 hours away in Canandaigua, New York, so technical producer Adam Karch and I hopped in a car and drove out to one of my …

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Episode 121: Grahame Lesh and Elliott Peck of Midnight North

July 24, 2018

Just over a year ago, we chatted with Grahame Lesh about the release of Midnight North’s record “Under the Lights”. Since that time, Midnight North has been reasonably busy, playing tour dates, festivals, and making various media appearances. With news that Midnight North was releasing a live recor…

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Episode 116: Rayland Baxter

June 26, 2018

I’ve been following Rayland Baxter’s career ever since his debut Feathers and FishHooks, an album I wore out, if you could do such a thing to a CD or digital files. What I appreciate most about Rayland is his attention to detail in his writing regarding the human condition. His thoughts, are your t…

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Episode 115: Ben Caplan

June 22, 2018

Ben Caplan recently released “Old Stock” a collection of songs that he wrote with fellow collaborators for a musical called “Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story”. As you heard, this baritone voiced artist is a songwriter, performer and wild entertainer. His infectious stage presence and ability to get …

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Episode 108: Ethan Miller of Howlin Rain

May 29, 2018

Ethan Miller the principle behind Howlin Rain is one of those dudes, who doesn’t just make great music, he makes a lot of it. Not only that, but aside from writing and composing the band’s music he also oversees virtually all facets of getting his music to you via his own imprint Silver Current Rec…