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Episode 30: Dave Brandwein of Turkuaz

June 8, 2017

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 the…

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Episode 28: Steve Kimock

May 27, 2017

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 vari…

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Episode 24: Neal Casal of Chris Robinson Brotherhood

April 19, 2017

I sat down with Neal Casal guitar player extraordinaire for the Chris Robinson Brotherhood to get his take on what the Betty Blends project, an update on CRB’s forthcoming release and a few other items including information on a potential new Circles Around the Sun release. We started though talkin…

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Episode 23: Jamie Shields of the New Deal

April 17, 2017

I would imagine innovating a sound, or rather pioneering a sound and then making your own by mastering it night after night can be a tiring task. That isn’t to say The New Deal, a live electronic band got bored of what they were doing, rather, they decided to improvise another career path. So in Ap…

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Episode 22 - Tom Hamilton Jr. of American Babies and JRAD

April 10, 2017

I’ve been following the trajectory of Tom Hamilton’s career ever since his Brother’s Past days in the late 90s back at the Wetlands in New York. Since that time he has moved on to form a new band American Babies and is one of two guitar players and vocalists in Joe Russo’s Almost Dead . I’ve always…

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Episode 21: Col. Bruce Hampton (Retired)

April 4, 2017

If there was ever a musician’s musician, a spiritual leader for the likes of Phish, Blues Traveler, Derek Trucks and the like, that individual is Col. Bruce Hampton (Retired). He has had a storied music and movie career, and is absolutely a genius for those who know and understand. His tutelage and…

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Episode 20: Brook Jordan of Twiddle

March 28, 2017

Imagine living in the shadows of the world’s premiere jambands. That’s the case for Twiddle who hail from Vermont and often compared to Phish pioneers in the improvisational jamband scene. The truth though, is that the only thing worth of comparison is the extensive touring and playing the bands do…

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Episode 19: Mike Gantzer of Aqueous

March 23, 2017

Show opens with an interesting take on The Grateful Dead’s Bertha. Though they are relatively fresh on the jamband scene Aqueous has quickly built up a reputation as a solid groove band who has toured and played many festivals around North America. Hailing from Buffalo New York, the quartet has sha…

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Episode 18: Jeff Mattson of Dark Star Orchestra

March 21, 2017

The Dark Star Orchestra in it’s 20 year existence has become the premier Grateful Dead tribute band. Playing a show from the band’s history each night, has rekindled a fan base’s love for the music and it’s community. Jeff Mattson has played the role of Jerry Garcia for 7 of those years. We sat dow…

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Episode 17: Derek Trucks

March 16, 2017

Given his lineage, prowess and ability, it’s no surprise that teaming with his equally gifted wife Susan Tedeschi was bound to create an extremely rewarding project for Derek Trucks. 7 years in The Tedeschi Trucks Band has proven to be a musical tour de force (pun intended) and is now his sole focu…

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Episode 16: Susan Tedeschi

March 14, 2017

When blues musician Susan Tedeschi joined forces with her ace guitar playing husband Derek Trucks to create the Tedeschi Trucks Band 7 years ago, it was a matched made in musical heaven all over again. With the Tedeschi Trucks Band set to release their second live album and first concert film Live …

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Episode 13: Mars Hotel

Feb. 23, 2017

We started The Sound Podcast to give rise to music and musicians inspired by the Grateful Dead and the Jamband community. In my little Deadhead community, Mars Hotel is doing just that. Friends? Sure. Musicians? Positively. A great vibe? Absolutely. We sat down with Mars Hotel last week after a reh…

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Episode 12: Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke

Feb. 17, 2017

Blackberry Smoke are a rock n roll band out of Georgia, that contend with an old notion that a band, of its stature needs to fit into some neat marketing box of yesteryear. Charlie Starr the band’s front man knows exactly what they are, and thats how our conversation started…  

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Episode 11: Rich Grossman of The Lizards

Feb. 15, 2017

Living beyond the borders of where your favorite bands make and tour their music can be a touch annoying. Sure there are always opportunities to travel, but being able to hear the music you love with your community in your own town is also easiest. Those were the thoughts of Rich Grossman who front…

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Episode 10: Marco Benevento

Feb. 13, 2017

You may recognize Marco’s name from his work with the Benevento/Russo duo, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and countless other projects. It’s his solo projects that Marco Benevento though may be most excited by. When you are as accomplished as Marco Benevento is, making records and touring is just part of …