Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Mike Finoia

Greetings, Dead Freaks!
This episode features a great conversation with comedian, writer, and podcast host, Mike Finoia. Mike hosts the Amigos podcast which is also a member of the Osiris network. He is also, of course, a Deadhead. We talk about his work on the show Impractical Jokers, his stand-up comedy, and his early exposure to the Grateful Dead.

After that, we spin some killer tracks from 1974.

You can find Mike Finoia's calendar of live appearances on his website, https://mikefinoia.com. There, you'll also find links to his podcast which is also available via iTunes and all of your favorite podcast apps.

Mike also appears along with your host as a guest on the most recent episode of film & television podcast, Welcome To The Party Pal. We discuss the career of Bill Paxton and have quite a few laughs. Be sure to check that out.

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. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.com.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Chris Forsyth

Greetings, Dead Freaks! This week we go deep with guitar player, Chris Forsyth. We talk about his career up to now, his studies with Television's Richard Lloyd, and Chris' new album on No Quarter Records, All Time Present (available from noquarter.net and bandcamp.)  Along the way, we dip into the album for a couple of clips and then spin a full cut after the chat before we get into some Garcia and Grateful Dead jams.

The album came out in mid-April, and there are shows on the horizon– including some with previous BdPod guests, Garcia Peoples. Be sure to keep an eye on Chris' website, https://thechrisforsyth.com/, for details.

If you dig the album, he's got more. I recommend any of the "Solar Motel Band" records. You can also find some terrific live recordings from our friends over at NYCTaper.com. Scroll down after the jump for a great clip of Chris Forsyth and drummer, Ryan Jewell joining Garcia Peoples for a ripping cover of The Other One.

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. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.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.

Also, please keep sending your metaphorical cards and letters. Leave a comment on the blog or hit me up on any of the above social media. Let me know what I'm doing right, wrong, or horribly wrong.

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

UK Dead with The Grateful Dudes

Hey there, Dead Freaks! We're back with a new episode. This one features a chat with Richard Hill, guitarist for The Grateful Dudes, an English Grateful Dead tribute band. Richard shares a bit about coming up as a Deadhead in England and tells us all about the Wembley Arena shows in 1990. We get to hear a bit of his band and then a whole bunch of Grateful Dead from the 1990 Europe tour.

Please check out their website http://gratefuldudes.co.uk/ to learn about when and where they will be playing if you are in or will be visiting the UK. You can also check out some live recordings through the site or on their Bandcamp or YouTube pages.

Once again, 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. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.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.

Also, please keep sending your metaphorical cards and letters. Leave a comment on the blog or hit me up on any of the above social media. Let me know what I'm doing right, wrong, or horribly wrong.

Listen via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, and Spotify. You can also listen in the player below.




Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Bonus Ep1 - Brokedown Goes Beyond

Hey there, Dead Freaks!

No real episode this week but you can hear me join Brian and David on Beyond The Pond for their 60th episode. This go-round they set Phish aside to discuss The Grateful Dead. We take a look at the Dark Star from Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, MO on 1973-10-30. This Dark Star is deep and groovy and, in true Beyond The Pond fashion, we use it as a springboard to explore other artists and their music. Be sure to head over to their website or point your podcast app to their show and consider subscribing. They cover a tons of great music with every episode.


After that, return here, to Brokedown Pod, where I’ve got a treat for you. We’re spinning the entire Dark Star from 1973-10-30 along with a sublime Stella Blue and a terrific version of Eyes of The World and more. Scroll down for the player and keep scrolling for the full track listing below.


Meanwhile, allow me to 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. To stay up to date on what we’re up to, visit Osirispod.com and sign up for our newsletter. Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music.

The late Kiel Auditorium
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 Spotify. You can also listen in the player below.


Tuesday, March 19, 2019

041 - Elkhorn

Greetings, Dead Freaks! This go-round we present to you Drew Gardner and Jesse Sheppard who make up the group, Elkhorn. These guys make terrific, improvisational, instrumental music that I think will be well worth your time. They come on and chat at length about their two new albums, Sun Cycle and Elk Jam (both to be released on April 12 via Feeding Tube Records). The conversation inevitably steers toward Grateful Dead and we discuss some of their favorite Dead jams.

Along with the conversation, we get to hear a taste from each of their new records, and then we spin some killer Grateful Dead jams.

In support of their new records, Elkhorn is hitting the road in April. They're playing a few dates as the head out to the Milwaukee Psych Fest (where they'll join previous Brokedown Pod guests, Dire Wolves and Garcia Peoples) followed by a few more back East.

Wednesday 4/10 - Bloomington IL - Reverberation Vinyl 
Thursday 4/11 - Minneapolis MN - Assembly 
Saturday 4/13 - Milwaukee WI at Milwaukee Psych Fest and Acme Records 
Sunday 4/14 - Chicago IL - Elastic Arts 
Monday 4/15 - Cleveland OH - Maple Lanes 
Tuesday 4/16 - Philadelphia PA - The Rotunda 
Wednesday 4/17 - Washington DC - Right Proper Brewery 
Thursday 4/18 - New York NY - Nublu

Elkhorn - Sun CycleElkhorn - Elk Jam


Once again, 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. Also,  Osiris works in partnership with JamBase, which connects music fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. Check them out at JamBase.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.

Also, please keep sending your metaphorical cards and letters. Leave a comment on the blog or hit me up on any of the above social media. Let me know what I'm doing right, wrong, or horribly wrong.

Listen via iTunesGooglePlayStitcher, and Spotify. You can also listen in the player below.




Tuesday, March 5, 2019

040 - Three Nights in '73

Hey there, Dead Freaks!

This go 'round we're looking back forty-six years to March, 1973. The Grateful Dead played three shows at the Nassau Veteran's Memorial on March 15, 16, & 19. These kicked off a short East Coast tour spanning from Boston to Baltimore and really gave them a chance to stretch the fairly new Wake of The Flood material debuted in February of that year.

There's not a lot of fooling around on this episode. I run down some highlights from the shows and then play two sets of great tunes. So, sit down or stand up and prepare to get down to some good old Grateful Dead!

As mentioned on the show, for a limited time and at reduced prices, you can still grab t-shirts, mugs (travel & otherwise), and stickers over on the Redbubble site. Get them while you can!

Once again, 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.

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 Spotify. You can also listen in the player below.




Tuesday, February 19, 2019

039 - Bill Payne of Little Feat

Greetings Dead Freaks!

On this episode we have Bill Payne of Little Feat as out special guest. He joins us to talk about Little Feat's 50th Anniversary Tour which is about to get underway. Fifty years is a long time but we look back at how it all began. We also spend some time discussing his time with Leftover Salmon and The Doobie Brothers as well as his stint in Phil & Friends.

After our chat we spin some Little Feat and Phil  Friends jams for your listening pleasure.

Many thanks to Bill for coming on and chatting with me. You can find ticket information for all of the following tourdates and more at LittleFeat.Net.
  • March 7, Thurs. Warner Theatre, Washington, DC
  • March 8, Fri. Beacon Theatre, New York City with the full Midnight
  • Ramble Band (Larry Campbell and Amy Helm)
  • March 9, Sat. Scottish Rite Auditorium, Collingswood, NJ
  • March 11, Mon. Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount, NC
  • March 12, Tues. Atlanta Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA
  • March 13, Weds. Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Asheville, NC
  • March 15, Fri. Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
  • March 18, Mon. King Ctr. for the Performing Arts, Melbourne, FL
  • March 19, Tues. Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater, FL with Buddy Guy
  • March 20, Weds. Florida Theatre, Jacksonville, FL
  • March 22, Fri. Pembroke Pines City Center, Pembroke Pines, FL
  • March 26-30 Melia Braco Village Resort, Trelawny, Jamaica with the Ramble Band and Lucinda Williams

As mentioned on the show, for a limited time and at reduced prices, you can still grab t-shirts, mugs (travel & otherwise), and stickers over on the Redbubble site. Get them while you can!

Once again, 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.

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 Spotify. You can also listen in the player below.