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May 27, 2017

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 …

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May 15, 2017

Episode 27: Leslie Mendelson

Leslie Mendelson is a Grammy nominated artist that is not as a house hold name but should be! Her 2009 debut Swan Feathers did receive accolades and through all kinds of crummy circumstance we’ve waited a long time for a …

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May 1, 2017

Episode 26: Long Strange Trip with Amir Bar-Lev and David Lemieux

What a LONG STRANGE TRIP is the title of the new Amir Bar-Lev authorized documentary of the Grateful Dead that I caught at the HOT DOC’s screening here in Toronto just a few nights ago. To say it’s a trip …

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April 24, 2017

Episode 25: Ori Naftaly of Southern Avenue

Though they aren’t a household name yet, I predict big things for Southern Avenue, a Memphis based Blues, R&B, Gospel, Soul quintet, who have burst on the scene virtually out of nowhere. While their sound is tried and true, their …

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April 19, 2017

Episode 24: Neal Casal of Chris Robinson Brotherhood

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 …

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April 17, 2017

Episode 23: Jamie Shields of the New Deal

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 …

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April 10, 2017

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

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 …

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April 4, 2017

Episode 21: Col. Bruce Hampton (Retired)

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 …

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March 28, 2017

Episode 20: Brook Jordan of Twiddle

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 …

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March 23, 2017

Episode 19: Mike Gantzer of Aqueous

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 …

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March 21, 2017

Episode 18: Jeff Mattson of Dark Star Orchestra

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 …

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March 16, 2017

Episode 17: Derek Trucks

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 …

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March 14, 2017

Episode 16: Susan Tedeschi

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 …

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March 1, 2017

Episode 15: Adam Chase of Jazz is Phsh

Inspiration can come from all kinds of places. When Adam and his brother Matthew decided to put together Jazz is Phish, they weren’t only inspired by the music of Phish, but also the Jazz is Dead project. The idea to …

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Feb. 26, 2017

Episode 14: Natalie Cressman

You may know her name from her work with The Trey Anastasio Band, but Natalie Cressman’s work with that group, only scratches the surface of her ability and story. We had a chance to sit down with her to talk …

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Feb. 23, 2017

Episode 13: Mars Hotel

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. …

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Feb. 17, 2017

Episode 12: Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke

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 …

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Feb. 15, 2017

Episode 11: Rich Grossman of The Lizards

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 …

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Feb. 13, 2017

Episode 10: Marco Benevento

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 …

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Feb. 10, 2017

Episode 9: David Gans

David Gans is a radio host, a writer, a musician, a lecturer and a historian. Few people have lived a professional life inspired by the Grateful Dead and their fans. You probably recognize his name as the host of the …

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Feb. 3, 2017

Episode 8: Scott Metzger

Scott Metzger has played guitar with a diverse group including Trixie Whitely, Phil Lesh and Trey Anastasio amongst others. Aside from also participating in Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Metzger fronts Wolf! A trio that came to be after he and …

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Feb. 1, 2017

Episode 7: Richard James of Pink Talking Fish

You’ve heard of supergroups before, like bands that are formed by musicians from other groups. But what if an entire band’s repertoire was formed by other groups. Yes, that would be SUPER. Pink Talking Fish is that band, a group …

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Jan. 30, 2017

Episode 6: Scott Sharrard

Scott Sharrard isn’t a household name, and thats definitely a mistake. Being the music director and lead guitar player for the Gregg Allman Band is in fact only the tip of the iceberg for this very talented musician. This guy …

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Jan. 20, 2017

Episode 4: David Lemieux

To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Grateful Dead’s debut album, Rhino Records have released a special re-issue of the album, coupled with a live as yet unreleased recording of the Grateful Dead’s appearance at the Trips Festival in Vancouver …

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