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Andy Stepanian of Leon III

April 9, 2021

For those who are unfamiliar, Leon III is primarily made up of Andy Stepanian and Mason Brent who were in Charlottesville based Wrinkle Neck Mules. I only bring up their former band as a point of reference for the kind of music they used to make, an Americana blend of honky tonk, alt.country and th…

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George Porter Jr.

March 26, 2021

Crying for Hope is the new George Porter Jr. and Runnin’ Pardners album. This is actually the first Runnin’ Pardners record since 2015 and that release was an EP. That isn’t to suggest the Meter’s alumnus and bass player George Porter Jr. hasn’t been busy, but this configuration at least has been o…

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Greg of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong

Feb. 5, 2021

It’s been a weird year to say the very least for bands and musicians who have been unable to tour like they have in the past. For funky jam band outfit Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, who released their 5th album Presto in late January of 2020, they had to significantly pivot their plans for the year. L…

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Lespecial

Dec. 3, 2020

Describing the aesthetic that is Lespecial isn’t the easiest of tasks. On the surface, they are a power trio, who add samples, synths and several other elements to their sonic landscape. Digging deeper, you figure out there music is quite complex and while extremely progressive, has definitive impr…

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Joe May of Pluto Gang

Nov. 26, 2020

Pluto Gang is a 6 piece band from Charlotte, North Carolina and they have a super interesting story, one that probably would have been told very differently if not for COVID-19, the pandemic and the lockdowns. In fact, the irony is that the pandemic may have sped things along for the band, in terms…

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Peter Anspach of Goose

Nov. 23, 2020

Rising stars Goose got on the COVID-19, pandemic, isolation train pretty quickly back in the spring, and created a virtual summer event called "Bingo Tour" that consisted of four shows and six additional days of activities for their community and fans all live streamed for a fee in late June.. Thos…

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Mike Gantzer of Aqueous

Nov. 19, 2020

I’ve been a fan of Aqueous for quite some time and have always been impressed with Mike Gantzer’s approach to the band’s evolution. With the Covid-19 pandemic still in our midst, bands like Aqueous are short on options to play live and make a living. So with the release of the Ardmore concert, I de…

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Holly Bowling

Nov. 5, 2020

I had the chance to catch up with Holly Bowling yesterday ahead of her Wilderness show in Colorado, to talk about amongst other things her forthcoming record “Seeking All That’s Still Unsung” full of exclusively Grateful Dead songs and her piano interpretations of those songs and lots more. First S…

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David Shaw

Oct. 1, 2020

The Revivalists are one of the most active straight ahead Rock n’ Roll bands out there right now. And while they aren’t a “Jam Band” per say as most of the bands are that we feature on this show, they do jam, and fit nicely into the southern rock, ethos. They have a very distinctive sound, and at t…

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Dan Horne

Sept. 24, 2020

Though his name may not be instantly recognizable, Dan Horne is one the most active musicians and producers on the Jam Band scene. He is the bass player for Circles Around the Sun, plays bass and some pedal steel in the West Coast Grateful Dead tribute band Grateful Shred, and often tours with Jona…

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Band of Heathens

Sept. 20, 2020

When I first heard of Band of Heathens a few years ago, it was because someone slapped the album Duende in my face. It’s a great listen, but it came out like 3 years ago. Since then Band of Heathens have also released a great cover of the Ray Charles album “A Message From the People”. So I was pret…

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Zach Gill

Sept. 17, 2020

I’ve developed quite the report with many of the artists on the Jam Band scene in Northern California. Many of them aren’t just great musicians, but also great people who inspire all of us with their great music. Zach Gill’s full time gig is playing keyboards and other instruments with ALO but he’s…

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Joan Osborne

Sept. 10, 2020

It’s been six years since Joan Osborne put out a record of original material, but her new 10 song record Trouble and Strife absolutely makes up for the wait. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely loved the Bob Dylan covers record, and all the live playing she did to go along with it, plus her contributi…

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Allman Betts Band

Aug. 13, 2020

I’ve had the pleasure of talking with Devon Allman and Duane Betts both individually and together both on the phone and in person. Each interaction has been totally cool, as both dudes are extremely cool and so knowledgeable and creative. It’s a testament not only to their lineage but likely more i…

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Jesse Miller of Lotus

Aug. 6, 2020

It’s getting harder and harder these days to figure out what genre any band fits into. Take Lotus for example. Are they Electronica, Jamtronica, a jam band, a disco band? Who the hells knows. One thing is for certain though, they are wicked good at what they do, and their forthcoming release Free S…