Tuesday, September 11, 2018

027 - Getting To Know Jerry David DeCicca

Greetings, Dead Freaks! In this episode I sit down and chat with songwriter, Jerry David DeCicca, about his new album, Burning Daylight (out on 9/28 and available on Bandcamp), and his other album from this year, Time The Teacher (also at Bandcamp). We then get into his history as a Dead fan and wrap the whole thing up with some good old Grateful Dead.

You can delve into the Jerry David DeCicca's work on his website, jerrydaviddecicca.com where you'l find tour dates and links to purchase his records. Please head on over and check out what he has to offer.

Also in this episode, I put in a word for the Love Hope Strength Foundation. They're doing great helping to expand the International Bone Marrow Registry. Their current fundraiser includes a giveaway for a trip to Las Vegas to meet and to see Ozzy Osbourne. For details on the contest, go to Omaze.com/ozzy and to learn more about how you can help the Love Hope Strength Foundation, check out lovehopestrength.org.

I completely failed to mention the merch in this episode so I'll just add here, you can still grab t-shirts, mugs (travel & otherwise), and stickers over on the Redbubble site.

Let me remind you that the Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris Podcast Network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Relix Magazine is a media partner of Osiris -- for music news go to Relix.com.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account with the same handle. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

026 - Dennis McNally

Greetings, Dead Freaks! Here, in the waning days of Summer, we bring you a chat with Grateful Dead publicist, biographer, and author, Dennis McNally. We discussed his books, Desolate Angel (on Jack Kerouac and the Beats), A Long Strange Trip (on The Grateful Dead, of course), and On Highway 61: Music Race and the Evolution of Cultural Freedom. Dennis also tells us about his next project before we do what we always do and dig into his history with the Grateful Dead.

You can find out more about Dennis' writing on his website DennisMcNally.com.

After the interview we spin some serious Grateful Dead music that I hope you will enjoy.

Let me remind you that the Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris Podcast Network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. We'll be doing many live events this Summer around the country, which will include artist interviews, contests, and more. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Relix Magazine is a media partner of Osiris -- for music news go to Relix.com.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account with the same handle. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.

Listen via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, and we're even up-to-date on Spotify now. You can also listen in the player below.



Tuesday, August 14, 2018

025 - On the High Beam with Matt Valentine

Hello, Dead Freaks! We're back with an in depth conversation with Matt Valentine, guitar player and one half of the heavy vibe duo that is Wet Tuna. Matt's been cooking up serious soundwaves for some time and we dip into the story of who he is and what he's after in our chat. There's a few stops along the way as we discuss his influences, past work, Wet Tuna, and, of course, Grateful Dead.

After or as you listen, be sure to check out the Wet Tuna website https://wettuna.blogspot.com and grip a copy of their album "Livin' The Die" or the very limited live release "Great Wet Wonder". They've added a bunch of tour dates to the ones mentioned on the show so find them there or below:

TUE 9/4 rhizome/washington, DC (w/abstract human)
WED 9/5 capital ale house music hall/richmond, VA (w/real estate)
THURS 9/6 rising silo brewery/blacksburg, VA (w/mike gangloff)
FRI 9/7 BIG FUN stay tuned
SAT 9/8 tbc/asheville
SUN 9/9 terminal west/atlanta, GA (w/real estate)
MON 9/10 cabin floor/greenville, SC (w/ed yazijian)
TUES 9/11 ottobar/baltimore, MD (w/real estate)
WED 9/13 chameleon club/lancaster, PA (w/real estate)
THU 9/14 club helsinki/hudson, NY (w/real estate)
FRI 9/15 higher ground ballroom/south burlington, VT (w/real estate)
FRI 9/21 the state house/new haven, CT
WED 10/10 root cellar/greenfield, MA (w/joshua burkett, charalambides)


Let me remind you that the Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris Podcast Network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. We'll be doing many live events this Summer around the country, which will include artist interviews, contests, and more. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Relix Magazine is a media partner of Osiris -- for music news go to Relix.com.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account with the same handle. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.


Listen via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, or in the player below.



Tuesday, July 24, 2018

024 - Tom Constanten & Prana Crafter

Folks, we have a packed episode for you this go-round. First up, you'll hear a brief chat that I was privileged to have with Grateful Dead keyboardist, Tom Constanten. Tom is currently in the group Live Dead '69 who are embarking on a short East Coast tour to mark the Days Between. In addition to T.C., the band features Mark Karan, Robin Sylvester, Slick Aguilar, and Michal Falzarano. They're billing it as Live Dead & Riders '69 this time as they'll be including a New Riders set at the beginning of each show! This looks to be a blast so have a look at the tour dates below. If they're anywhere near you, be sure to check them out. I'll be at the D.C. show on 8/2.

8/1 - The Foundry At The Fillmore, Philadelphia, PA
8/2 - The Hamilton, Washington, D.C.
8/3 - 13th Annual Bear’s Picnic Family Reunion, Blain Picnic Grounds, Blaine, PA
8/4 - Starland Ballroom, Sayreville, NJ
8/5 - The Space At Westbury, Westbury, NY

After that, we've got a great chat with guitarist Will Soll who, under the name Prana Crafter, has a new album called Enter The Stream coming out on July 31. Prana Crafter is terrific psychedelic music touching on mystical folk sounds that are better heard than written about so we'll play you a cut from the new album before we get into some good old Grateful Dead. When you like what you hear, you can grip a physical copy of the album from Sunrise Ocean Bender Records or grab a digital version straight from Bandcamp.


Let me remind you that the Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris Podcast Network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. We'll be doing many live events this Summer around the country, which will include artist interviews, contests, and more. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Relix Magazine is a media partner of Osiris -- for music news go to Relix.com.
Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.


Listen via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, or in the player below.




Tuesday, July 10, 2018

023 - Summer Tour Sampler

Hey there, Dead Freaks!

It's July, the Summer heat is here to stay and there's no better time to be on the road. In this episode, we head out on the road to check in with Dead & Company and Phil Lesh. Both bands are doing some great things on stages all over the place so I've pulled a couple great jams to either cool down or heat up your listening space. These jams can do both. After that, we reach into the vault for some good old Grateful Dead.

We even take a request! (There's a solid reason to follow some of the social media. Watch for future request solicitations...)

As mentioned in the episode intro,  we still have shirts that are on our redbubble page. Please consider heading over there to cop a little something with our sweet new logo. In addition to ladies and men’s shirts, we've got stickers, and things that hold coffee (or tea!)

The Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. We'll be doing many live events this Summer around the country, which will include artist interviews, contests, and more. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Relix Magazine is a media partner of Osiris -- for music news go to Relix.com.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.


Listen via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, or in the player below.



Tuesday, June 26, 2018

022 - Summer Jams

Hey there, Dead Freaks! It's summer time and the time is right for long, sick jams. This episode finds me digging into a serious dose of those along with some other great tunes. No guest, not a lotta nonsense, just good old Grateful Dead. I sat down on a rainy afternoon at the beach and sifted through shows to find this for you. I hope you dig this stuff as much as I.

Please check out the sweet new shirts that are available on our redbubble page. I hope you'll consider heading over there to cop a little something with our sweet new logo. We’ve got ladies and men’s shirts, stickers, and things that hold coffee (or tea!)

The Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. We'll be doing many live events this Summer around the country, which will include artist interviews, contests, and more. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Relix Magazine is a media partner of Osiris -- for music news go to Relix.com.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.


Listen via iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher, or in the player below.



Tuesday, June 5, 2018

021 - Featuring Phil Cook

Hey there, Dead Freaks! This go-round I fill you in on how things went down when Osiris went to DelFest and have a great conversation with Phil Cook. Then, of course, we get into some Grateful Dead.

Phil shares details on his new album, People Are My Drug, and his band, The Guitarheels. We also talk about his work with Hiss Golden Messenger and covering the Grateful Dead. We’ve included a great new track, “Steam Powered Blues”, from the new record. You can order the record (in whatever format suits you) from Phil's website: PhilCookMusic.com

As for the Grateful Dead music in this episode, the show was released as Dave's Pick's 20 but, we're listening to a fine Jim Wise audience recording. This is in the spirit of the discussion in Ep 020 wherein guest Jeff Conklin speaks to the distinct energies detectable in audience tapes that don't come through in most soundboards. So yeah, you may have heard this stuff before but, have you heard it like this? Time to find out.

Somehow, in making this episode, I completely forgot to mention the sweet new shirts that are available on our redbubble page. Please consider heading over there to cop a little something with our sweet new logo. We’ve got ladies and men’s shirts, stickers, and things that hold coffee (or tea!)

The Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris network. Osiris is creating a community that connects people like you with podcasts and live experiences about artists and topics you love. We'll be doing many live events this Summer around the country, which will include artist interviews, contests, and more. Sign up for the newsletter at OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop. Relix Magazine is a media partner of Osiris -- for music news go to Relix.com.

Don't forget to follow the @BrokedownPod twitter account for regular news, live tweetstorms of shows as I listen, and other minutiae. We also have an Instagram account. If you like pictures of things, you can find that here: BrokedownPod Instagram. Also, if you use iTunes, please consider posting a review as it really help get the word out.


Listen via iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher, or in the player below.