Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Alex Wise Talks Bobby

 


Greetings Dead Freaks! This episode is a celebration of Bob Weir's birthday and a dive into his unique and ever-changing guitar sound. I am joined by Alex Wise who is a fan, guitar player, and a radio host. We delve into a number of the shifting aspects of Bobby's guitar playing queuing up examples along the way. Afterwards there's a great chunk of live Grateful Dead to round out the show.

You can check out Sea Change Radio, a nationally syndicated weekly radio show covering the shift to social, environmental, and economic sustainability at SeaChangeRadio.com. Alex's band, Fog Swamp, has a new album, entitled "Dropped Days", which is out now. Check them out at FogSwamp.com. And all of this can be found by heading to AlexWise.com.


I touch on a little bit of new music in the intro. You can find Nick Mitchell Maiato's new album, "Pino Carrasco" on Bandcamp at: https://wasistdas.bandcamp.com/album/pino-carrasco. You can find the digital release of Gillian Welch & David Rawlings' "All The Good Times Are Past And Gone" also on Bandcamp:  https://gillianwelch.bandcamp.com/album/all-the-good-times.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Eric Renner Brown


Greetings, Dead Freaks! We're back with a fresh episode, this time a talk with writer, Eric Renner Brown. Eric is a writer and editor for Pollstar and, more importantly, a Deadhead. We talked about how he, a younger fan, got into the band, seeing the post-Dead offshoots with his Deadhead Dad and, of course his favorite tapes. After all of that, I've got some tasty selections of live Grateful Dead for you to enjoy so make yourself at home and enjoy the ride!

Also in this episode, I get into some of the great new music that's been catching my ears lately. Previous guests Elkhorn, new solo music from Circles Around The Sun's Dan Horne, the excellent folk of Joan Shelley, and a new live release from Hiss golden Messenger. All of that and so much more can be found in my bandcamp collection at https://bandcamp.com/rowjimmy.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Dick's Stash

 

Greetings Dead Freaks!

This episode features a chat with three fans who have a unique responsibility. Toni Fishman and Jason Scheuner own Dick Latvala's archive and, with the help of Scott Medeiros, they are cataloging, and transferring the rich wealth of recordings therein. We had an interesting and wide ranging conversation about what they refer to as "Dick's Stash" as well as their own backgrounds as fans, gearheads, tapers, and collectors. After that, we delve into a mix choice of audience Grateful Dead recordings that should keep you moving throughout.

Dick Latvala in the Grateful Dead Vault


Also in this episode, you'll hear a shameless plug for some new music from... me! This single is available at bandcamp (https://jmhart.bandcamp.com) and all proceeds go to the fine folks at the ACLU. Thank you for your support. 

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Nick Mitchell Maiato


 Greetings Dead Freaks!

On this episode I welcome back Nick Mitchell Maiato. You may know him as one of the guitarists & songwriters from One Eleven Heavy but this go-round he's here to talk about his upcoming solo album, Pino Carrasco. A lot has gone down since we spoke for episode 30. He and I chat about recording an album at home during lockdown in Spain, some of the local influences he's picked up and, of course, the Grateful Dead. 

You can find Pino Carrasco both in digital and LP formats on Bandcamp at https://wasistdas.bandcamp.com/album/pino-carrasco. Pre-Order now to have it when it comes out on October 2. 


Also in this episode, you can hear a cut from an upcoming release from Nick's One Eleven Heavy bandmate, James Toth. James has a pair of releases coming out on this upcoming Bandcamp Friday, September 4. You'll be able to find them at https://woodenwand.bandcamp.com.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

No Agenda, No Worries

 

Greetings, Dead Freaks!

This go-round, there's no guests, no theme and no worries. It's just you and me and some good old Grateful Dead. Actually, I do spend a few minutes talking about the latest Dave's Pick and Garcia Live releases because they're good and worth your attention. I also spin the first single from the upcoming Garcia Peoples album and as well as a Grateful Dead cover from songwriter, Glenn Thomas. Then we get into a bunch of Dead music ranging from 1973 to 1981 and featuing some serious hot rock & roll as well as deep jamming that will not disappoint.

The new Garcia Peoples album, "Nightcap At Wits' End" is due out in October and is available from Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records. It's more song oriented than their last album but suffers no lack of killer guitar riffs & solos. I cannot get enough of the thing so far. You can find it at https://garciapeoplesbbib.bandcamp.com. If you're a record collector like myself, they've just announced a second pressing of the very groovy splatter vinyl so jump on that before it's gone. Time will tell but I suspect that this is a strong candidate for many end-of-the-year lists. 

Glenn Thomas' excellent cover of "Black Muddy River" can be found at his website, https://www.glennthomasmusic.com/. There you can also order his new record, "Reassure Me There's A Window" which is a lovely collection of songs that is well worth your ears. Thanks to Glenn for sending me that cover to share with all of you.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Trummors


Greetings Dead Freaks!

For episode 74, I spoke with Anne and David from Trummors. We talk about all of their albums, their influences, and Grateful Dead. Afterwards, I deploy a hefty mix of jams to get you through the night. So tune in and hang out with Trummors, the Grateful Dead, and myself.

Steeped in their Southwestern environs and brimming with great players, the new Trummors album, Dropout City, comes out on August 21. You can find the physical and digital releases on their bandcamp page, trummors.bandcamp.com. Get your pre-order in today.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Celebrating Brent Mydland with Justin Bruce


Greetings Dead Freaks!

For episode 73, I am joined by Justin Bruce, music fan and weatherman for Las Vegas' KTNV. Justin recently decided to explore the Brent Mydland years of Grateful Dead so I asked him to come on and help me celebrate the late keyboardist as we approach the 30th anniversary of his final shows and passing. We discuss Brent's tenure, his songwriting, and musical contributions. Afterwards, I have assembled a hefty mix that incorporates his songs and some excellent jamming. I hope you dig it.

You can find Justin's musical musing on Twitter @just1n_music. The man did more homework for this episode than almost anyone (so far) so please show him some appreciation. I am tempted to apologize for the length of the mix in this episode but, honestly, it could and possibly should have been longer. It may take you a couple of sessions to get through it but I think it pays off.

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