Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Melvin Seals & JGB

Greetings, Dead Freaks!

I'm back with a chat with the great Melvin Seals, longtime member of the Jerry Garcia Band and leader of Melvin Seals & JGB (https://www.melvinsealsandjgb.com/). We discuss his background, joining and touring with the Jerry Garcia Band, and JGB over the years. After the interview, I share some recent JGB tracks that are sure to get you moving.

Melvin Seals and JGB are about to embark on a lengthy East Coast tour with the always excellent John Kadlecik on guitar and vocals. Then, in early April they'll be one of many great bands on the bill at the Skull & Roses Festival in Ventura, California. Details on all of the tourdates can be found on their website. Details on the festival are at skullandroses.com.

Allow me to remind you that the Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris Media. 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 Media 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, January 21, 2020

David Nelson Band and Dire Wolves



Greetings, Dead Freaks!

This episode features two interviews and a new song from each artist. First up Barry Sless of the David Nelson Band chats with me about their new song, with lyrics by the late Robert Hunter: "Movin' Right Along." After we spin that great tune, I talk with Jeffrey Alexander of Dire Wolves (Just Exactly Perfect Sisters Band) and we play a new song from their forthcoming record, "I Just Wasn't Made For These Set Times." Jeffrey and I then talk Grateful Dead and spin some great tunes.

You can find info and news about the David Nelson Band at their website, www.nelsonband.com. The song, "Movin' Right Along" will be available on iTunes and all major digital music platforms, for purchase and streaming, on January 22nd. Please check that out and support this great band and their work.

Dire Wolves' new album is out on February 9 and can be found in physical and digital formats via Centripedal Force Records at Bandcamp. It's another great one and well your your time.

As always, I'd like to remind you that the Brokedown Podcast is part of the Osiris Media. 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.

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Railroad Earth

Greetings Dead Freaks! I'm happy to bring you an interview with Railroad Earth's John Skehan. Railroad Earth has a great new album on the way, entitled "All For The Song". We talk about that, the upcoming tour, and their special shows with the great Peter Rowan playing the songs of Old And In The Way. All that and then, of course, some good old Grateful Dead.

I also offer a little recap of the Garcia Peoples/Chris Forsyth/Ryley Walker show from December 30th.

You can get details on the latest singles, the upcoming album, and tourdates via Railroad Earth's easy to remember website: railroad.earth

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. 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, December 24, 2019

Hippy New Year

Greetings Dead Freaks!

Not too much fussing about this go-round as I'm late for a holiday something-or-other. So, after we talk about some exciting Osiris doings and a show that I recently attended, we get right down into the good old Grateful Dead.

This episode continues where we left off in episode 11 (two years ago!), surveying New Years Eve shows and runs. Because New Years is a party, we forego my usual fixation with weird and spacey in favor of rocking the night away.

As for the Osiris stuff that I mentioned, I have to tell you that I'm quite excite for the new Osiris limited series, Freak Flag Flying. David Crosby sits down in conversation with author Steve Silberman to discuss everything from David’s earliest musical relationships with legendary peers like Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, Jefferson Airplane, and Steely Dan—and his years with Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young. This limited series from Osiris launches on Monday, January 6, but you can subscribe now at OsirisPod.com/FreakFlag.

If you're looking for ticket info on that excellent Phish After-Show on December 30th, at Le Poisson Rouge, Electric In The Village - presented by Osiris Media, with Ryley Walker, Chris Forsyth and Garcia Peoples, look no further. Tickets are available at LPR.com. Get yours now!

We're proud to be a part of a network that is involved in bringing great things to the masses. Osiris is building 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, December 10, 2019

Early December

Greetings, Dead Freaks! In this episode we look back 30, 40, and 50 years and find some great early December jams. We also discuss some new and forthcoming music from a few familiar artists but mostly, it's a perfect time of year to
play Grateful Dead!

Elkhorn has a new record, entitled The Storm Sessions,  due out in February on Beyond Beyond is Beyond Records. You can pre-order it at elkhornbbib.bandcamp.com.

The Prana Crafter/ragenap split tape can be streamed at Baked Tapes' bandcamp page: https://bakedtapes.bandcamp.com/album/no-ear-to-hear and it will be available on LP next year via Centripedal Force/Cardinal Fuzz records. We'll keep you posted on that.

Lastly, the release, "Ten Years Gone: A Tribute To Jack Rose" is available now via Tomkins Square Records. You can purchase and download it via their bandcamp page, here: https://tompkinssquare.bandcamp.com/album/ten-years-gone-a-tribute-to-jack-rose

If you're looking for ticket info on that excellent Phish After-Show on December 30th, at Le Poisson Rouge, Electric In The Village - presented by Osiris Media, with Ryley Walker, Chris Forsyth and Garcia Peoples, look no further. Tickets are available at LPR.com. Get yours now!

We're proud to be a part of a network that is involved in bringing great things to the masses. Osiris is building 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, November 19, 2019

Little Wings

Greetings Dead Freaks! In this episode we get to know Little Wings' Kyle Field who has been making wonderful music under that name for many years. We take things all the way back and talk about when Kyle first became aware of music and rhythm, about being a solo artist with a band name, looking back at one's older material, surfing, and so much more.

After the chat, I share a bit of Little Wings music spanning three different releases and then we get into some good old Grateful Dead. Be sure to stick around after the interview for all the jams.

Moone Records is reissuing Little Wings' 2002 album, "Wonderue" on November 29. You can pre-order your copy now at MooneRecords.com.

You will also hear us discuss the fact that Little Wings has released two other albums this year: People and Ropes In Paradise. You can cop People via his website and Ropes in Paradise via PIAPTK.

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. 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, November 5, 2019

35 Years This Week

Greetings Dead Freaks! We've got a bunch of little things and then a big mix of good old Grateful Dead ahead of us. We're taking a look back at the Berkeley Community Theater run centered on Halloween 1984. In addition to being the debut of the Official Taper's Section, it's also a fairly strong run of six shows with some really great music. We dip in and sample a bit of everything.

Also in this episode, I tell you about an interesting new book from Julie Dreyer Brigden, aka Girl. Brigden was married to David Freiberg in the 60s and was around the Quicksilver and Grateful Dead scenes and so much more throughout the 60s & 70s. Her new book, Girl: An Untethered Life is available now from local booksellers (ask up front!) as well as via Amazon. Hers is a unique perspective on the time and I recommend the book.

I'm also excited to share with you a track from a new Matt Valentine album the record is called "Preserves" and the tune is "Be Kind". Have a listen and then head on over to Bandcamp to cop the whole thing.

At the top of the show is the trailer for an exciting new podcast from Osiris Media called "After Midnight: Phish's Big Cypress Music Festival." We're proud to be a part of a network that is creating such great work. Osiris is building 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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