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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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Jim Nunally


Greetings Dead Freaks!

It's midsummer and I've got a new episode to cool you down. Guitarist Jim Nunally chats with me about coming up as a flatpicker in the Bay Area, making the jump to music full time, playing music with David Grisman, the latest album from the Nell Robinson & Jim Nunally band, and so much more. There's also a mix of Grateful Dead tunes to wrap the whole thing up so stick around for the whole thing as you won't want to miss a bit.

You can find the last album, Western Sun, from the Nell and Jim Band on their website, NellandJim.com. It's a delightful fusion of the traditional sounds of bluegrass, folk, country, and swing with an infusion of smart songwriting. Their voices blend beautifully and the band has chops to spare. After the interview, I spin a terrific cut from the album.

I hope you enjoy this episode. I put some thought into the mix and it starts weird, but pulls up into some fairly coherent space. 

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Workingman's 50th (Side 2)


Greetings Dead Freaks!
On June 14th we marked the official 50th anniversary of the release of the Grateful Dead's fifth album, Workingman's Dead. In this episode, author Buzz Poole and I continue to break down the record just has he did in his terrific book. Part of the Bloomsbury 33&⅓ series, Poole's book examines the whole history of The Grateful Dead through the lens of this one album. We flip the album over and explore side two before spinning a mix of live performances of the songs.

Please check in with your local, independent bookseller for Buzz's book, Grateful Dead's Workingman's Dead or head over to 333Sound.com for a list of retailers and to learn more about the series. (You can also cop it at Amazon, if you must.)

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Workingman's 50th (Side A)


Greetings Dead Freaks!

In this episode, we kick off our two-part celebration of the 50th anniversary of the release of Workingman's Dead. To mark the moment, author Buzz Poole joins the show to break down the record just as he did in his recent book. Part of the Bloomsbury 33&⅓ series, Poole's book examines the whole history of The Grateful Dead through the lens of this one album. This being part one of our talk, we break down the songs on side one and wrap the episode with a mix of live versions of those tunes.

Check your local bookseller for Buzz's book, Grateful Dead's Workingman's Dead or head over to 333Sound.com for a list of retailers and to learn more about the series. (You can also cop it at Amazon, if you must.)

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Chris Funk of The Decemberists


Greetings Dead Freaks! This episode features a chat with Chris Funk, guitarist of The Decemberists, who has a new solo album out. We get into those things as well as Chris' history as a Deadhead, listening to some of his music along the way, before diving into a heavy slice of Grateful Dead music.

Chris Funk's new album, The Painted Porch, is available at Jealous Butcher Records and via Bandcamp. All profits from Bandcamp sales will be donated to the COVID-19 Oregon Musicians’ Relief Fund through the Jeremy Wilson Foundation. For more information please visit their website here: thejwf.org

I also spend a little time talking about Bandcamp's "Bandcamp Friday" campaign. They will once again be waiving all fees and passing 100% on sales directly to member artists and labels on June 5th. This is an effort to help musicians make it though these challenging times when shows simply aren't possible. You can learn more about that here at Bandcamp's Blog.

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020

May '73 with Andy Barnes

Greetings, Dead Freaks!

This episode features a conversation with returning guest, Andy Barnes. Andy is an old friend, knowledgable Deadhead, and a lot of fun to chat with about all things. We focus on the three Grateful Dead shows from May, 1973; getting into why there were only three shows and, of course, the great great music that was played. Following the chat, there is an extended mix of terrific tunes so be sure to stick around for that.

This interview was recorded in February so there's no mention of lockdown nor excuses for our spending time in the same room. 

You can find Andy's previous appearances on BrokedownPod in episodes 7, and the two-parter eps 12 & 13. All of them should be available in your favorite podcast app or here on the blog.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Alex Bleeker of Real Estate

Greetings Dead Freaks! For episode 67, I'm joined by Alex Bleeker of the great band, Real Estate. They released a new album, "The Main Thing" on February 28. We talk about the band, the record, Alex's solo projects and, of course, The Grateful Dead.

"The Main Thing" is out now on Domino Records and is available wherever you find your music including the band's website, https://www.realestatetheband.com/.

Alex's side project Alex Bleeker and the Freaks can be found at http://www.bleekerfreaks.com/. The great record "How Far Away" is still available via Woodsist.com.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2020

One Eleven Heavy Redux

Back in episode 30, I spoke with James Toth and Nick Maiato of the then new band, One Eleven Heavy. Now, two albums and some tours later, the rest of the band comes on. Dan Brown, Hans Chew, Jake Morris (respectively: bass, keys, & drums) talk about their new live CD, share a few road stories, discuss improvisation onstage, and The Grateful Dead.

One Eleven Heavy has two studio albums: "Everything's Better" from 2018 (available here), and 2019's "Desire Path" (available here). Their latest release, "Live At Jam Castle" is due out on May 1 and you can grab it from wasistdas.bandcamp.com. The playing is a looser and the jams a bit longer and you can hear the good times being had.

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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Darryl Norsen

Greetings Dead Freaks!

For episode 65, my guest is artist Darryl Norsen. Darryl is based in the Boston suburbs where he can often be found digging through dusty bins for inspiration. His artwork is heavily rooted in the rich and vibrant counterculture history where the lines are thick and the colors vibrate which has found him working with a variety of musicians and labels. His current client list includes: Folkways, Light in the Attic Records, Phish, Jerry Garcia Estate, Hiss Golden Messenger and Aquarium Drunkard where he also pens the excellent "Dead Notes" blog.

We talk about his background and his work and, inevitably, swing around to Grateful Dead and home in on a great run of prime 1969 shows.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Double Drummer

Hey there, Dead Freaks! We've got an epic episode coming at you to help pass a bit of these weird wild times. Drummers, Ryan Jewell and Joe Westerlund join the show in separate chats to discuss their new albums, music that inspires them, and The Grateful Dead!

Ryan Jewell is returning (see ep. 49) to discuss his previously delayed but now available Mosses album, T.V. Sun (digital, Physical direct via Ryan instagram). We also get into some of the shows I've seen him play since he was on and several new other records he's been on, too!

Joe Westerlund is a player that I've know since he was in the terrific group, Megafaun. These days, in between working with Sylvan Esso on a recent tour and backing Mandolin Orange, Joe has made a beautiful record called, Reveries In The Rift (digital, physical).

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Keller Williams

Welcome back, Dead Freaks! On this episode I have an extended chat with guitarist Keller Williams about his long career as a solo artist and his many collaborations. We take it all the way back to his first guitar and up to this Summer's much anticipated shows with the Keels, Grateful Grass, and solo, of course. After touching on Michael Hedges, Leo Kottke, Charlie Hunter, and John Fahey; we also manage to get some Grateful Dead into the conversation.

You can get all of the details on Keller Williams' upcoming shows, including links for tickets, at his website www.kellerwilliams.net.

On the episode, Keller and I get into a tangent about the 1998 Autumn Equinox Festival at Wilmer's Park in Brandywine, MD. Here's a link the Benji Eisen's writeup of the show at jambands.com.

Also in this episode, I mention Bob Weir & Wolf Brothers' tour but, at the time of the recording, I didn't have any news. As soon as I wrapped it up, NPR Music posted a delightful Tiny Desk Concert appearance. This was taped last year, just after Lockn' but the wait has certainly paid off. You can watch the video and enjoy a jamming Bird Song (with Mikaela Davis on harp & vocals) over at NPR Music.

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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.

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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.

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