Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Other One Mix

Greetings Dead Freaks! We have here episode 50, transmitted from the BrokedownPod studios to your brainwaves at optimal, high frequencies. In this transmission, I have packaged for you an immense ~70 minute 'version' of The Other One. This is a mix of performances spanning decades and stitched together for a seamless Grateful Dead jam experience. Sit back, buckle up, or get on your freakiest dancing shoes, because things are definitely gonna get stranger.

If you're looking for that new Garcia Peoples record that I mentioned in the intro, head on over to bandcamp and scoop it up: GarciaPeoplesBBiB.Bandcamp.com

Don't forget to check Dead.net for the new Giants' Stadium boxed set!

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. 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.

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, July 30, 2019

Ryan Jewell

Greetings, Dead Freaks! We are back in the nick of time with your second July episode. This time around we are joined by drummer, Ryan Jewell, who has graced a number of terrific albums over recent years. We talk about his work, his recent and upcoming releases and, of course, The Grateful Dead.

Also in this episode, we say farewell to Garcia/Saunders drummer, Bill Vitt who passed away earlier this month.

Ryan Jewell has a lot to say and some great music coming out. Early in July, he released a record as the Ryan Jewell Quintet entitled "Vibration!". Somewhere between post-bop, free jazz, and the modern era, this collection of Ryan's compositions pushes and pulls at its boundaries, entertaining all the while. You can find that at https://ryanjewellquintet.bandcamp.com/.

Not content to do any one thing, his next release is under the name Mosses and is entitled, "T.V. Sun". This is more an experimental indie group which covers a lot of ground. Ryan plays dulcimer, guitar, synthesizers, and (of course) drums on this release. He tells us all about it and we get listen to a track after the interview. "T.V. Sun" is out on September 20. Keep an eye on https://mosses.bandcamp.com as well as Ryan's website, https://www.ryanjewell.com.

Ryan Jewell Quintet - Vibration!
As always, 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.

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Quicksilver Messenger Service

Greetings, Dead Freaks.

In this episode we pay tribute to Quicksilver Messenger Service guitar player, Gary Duncan, who passed on June 29 at the age of 72. Quicksilver was closely entwined with the Grateful Dead in the Bay Area 60's scene, of course, but we focus on Quicksilver's story and get into some live tunes from 1967. After that we jump forward to one of Gary Duncan's appearances with the Dead in the 90s.

First off, though, we spend a couple minutes talking about the upcoming album from Episode 30 guests, One Eleven Heavy. Their new album is called Desire Path and comes out on September 20 via Beyond Beyond is Beyond.

Quicksilver Messenger Service's hey day may be past but there are still great tapes and the band has been cleaning them up and putting them out. You can get some smoking live Quicksilver shows at their bandcamp page: https://quicksilvermessengerservice.bandcamp.com/

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. To stay up to date on what we’re up to, visit our site 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.

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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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Visionary Americana

Greetings, Dead Freaks! Better late than never and we're back with an oversized episode for your Summer listening. This time we talk to four different artists: Andy McLeod, Joseph Allred, Eli Winter, and Jon Camp; about their new records and about their place in and perception of the so-called "American Primitive" school of guitar. We share some of their tunes and then, of course, we spin some good old Grateful Dead.

So much new music is covered in this episode, it's a little dizzying. In addition to the great guests, I mentioned the Phil & Friends shows from The Cap that you absolutely should check out here and here. There's also the new Prana Crafter/Tarotplane split LP available here, the Dire Wolves record that you can find here and Jeffery Alexander's solo album that's available here.

Andy McLeod's releases can be found at his bandcamp: https://andymcleod.bandcamp.com

Joseph Allred's "Nightsongs can be found via bandcamp: https://gardenportal.bandcamp.com/album/nightsongs and his upcoming album "O Meadowlark" can be purchased via Feeding Tube Records.

Eli Winter's album, "The Time To Come" can be purchased via bandcamp: https://eliwinter.bandcamp.com

Jon Camp's releases are available via his bandcamp: https://joncamp.bandcamp.com

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, June 11, 2019

DelFest 2019

Greetings, Dead Freaks! I've had a little bit of time to come to grips with the terrific time that was DelFest 2019 and now it's time for me to share with you some thoughts, sounds, and discussions from what was one of my very favorite weekends since... last year's DelFest! This is one of the finest festivals in the land. Everything from the music, to the location, to the crowds in attendance, is just right. We're going to listen to some of the music from the weekend, some interviews that I conducted while I was there, and while this episode is certainly bluegrass-centric, we're still going to get a healthy dose of Grateful Dead...Sort of.

We're going to hear from Billy Strings, Yonder Mountain String Band, The Larry Keel Experience, The Travelin' McCourys, Railroad Earth, and The Del McCoury Band. That's just a small sampling of the great music that I saw. I try to run most of them down in the show.

After all the DelFest talk, I thought you might like to hear a little Jerry Garcia. In keeping with a popular discussion point from the weekend and the bluegrass festival thing, we'll be checking out a short set of Old And In The Way from the Marin County Bluegrass Festival in 1974.


I sat down to interview those artists and more for the new Osiris series 'InnerViews'. You can see all of our chats, and more on the Osiris YouTube page. Or scroll down after the jump to see them right here on this website. 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.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Cy Dune

Greetings Dead Freaks! Our guest this time is Seth Olinsky who joins us to talk about the latest release from Cy Dune. Seth has released several Cy Dune records since his days in Akron/Family and this one is an archival release of material dating back a number of years. You can acquire "Desert", via Bandcamp at this link. We get into that, his history as a guitar player, his broad range of influences, the origins and possible future of Akron/Family, and, of course Grateful Dead.

You can get more information on Seth's releases and possible touring plans via his website https://www.cydune.com as well as via Facebook.

This episode comes a little late because I spent last weekend at DelFest. I've a lot to tell and share from that weekend and look forward to putting it all into the next episode.

In the meantime, 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, 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.

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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