Tuesday, April 13, 2021

The Modern Folk


Greetings Dead Freaks.

We've got a great chat with Josh Moss of The Modern Folk. Josh's music ranges from gentle folk to, well, out there and covers a lot of points in between. We talk about his recent and upcoming releases and spin a huge mix of Grateful Dead.

I also take a few minutes to remember the late Rick Harris. Known for his work on the brilliant Thoughts On The Dead blog, Rick passed recently and he will be sorely missed. If you're not familiar with his work, please head over to https://www.thoughtsonthedead.com and check it out. Go Easy, Rick.


The Modern Folk has a vast catalog. Among the most recent is "Primitive Future/Lyran group" from Eiderdown Records. You can also find his "American Mountain" tape (only a couple left!) and so much more at themodernfolk.bandcamp.com.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Donna Jean Godchaux McKay

 

Greetings Dead Freaks!

For this episode I am proud to share my conversation with the one and only Donna Jean Godchaux  McKay. Donna Jean has just released a terrific remix of a song that she's previously recorded with Jeff Mattson (Dark Star Orchestra, Zen Tricksters) under the name,  Donna Jean and the Tricksters. The song is called "Shelter" and we discuss that, some Grateful Dead stuff and more. Then I spin the new remix and a bunch of other great music from Keith & Donna Band and the good old Grateful Dead.

You can find "Shelter" from Donna Jean and the Tricksters on your favorite streaming platforms or by heading over to https://donnajeanandthetricksters.hearnow.com. Jeff Mattson can be found at jeffmattson.net. Please do follow those links and stream the song and send it to a friend.

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. Check out OsirisPod.com to stay in the loop.

Also, if you would like a BrokedownPod t-shirt or sticker or other merch in that vein, please head over to my Redbubble virtual merch table. All proceeds go straight toward hosting costs and are much appreciated.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Jerry Grillo on Col Bruce Hampton



Greetings Dead Freaks! This week, I welcome Jerry Grillo, journalist and author of a terrific new biography about the late, legendary, Col. Bruce Hampton. The book is called The Music And Mythocracy of Col. Bruce Hampton - A Basically True Biography and it is set to be released in April 1 by the University of Georgia Press. We talk about the book, dig into the man, the music, and the mystery that was the Colonel. After our chat you'll hear a mix of Hampton Grease Band, Aquarium Rescue Unit, and more.


You can find Jerry Grillo's excellent book wherever books are sold so, ask you favorite local bookseller or can place your order via Bookshop.org or Amazon.com.

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Chicago 81

 


Greetings Dead Freaks!

I'm keeping it simple this week, as we slide into March, with a look back 40 years to the last few days of February, 1981. Chicago's Uptown Theater hosted it's final run of Grateful Dead shows on 2/26-28/1981 and great things went down each night. I get into some of the highlights and then let the tunes do the talking with an extended mix of music from the run. Here's hoping the tunes keep you warm.


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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Dreaming of The Cap


 Greetings, Dead Freaks!

This time around I am joined by my friend, Lorien, to talk about the great run from 50 years ago this week at The Cap in Portchester, NY. Lorien is a student of the Grateful Dead and also did the research on one unique aspect of these shows; the E.S.P. experiments. We get into all of that and spin some great tunes for  you so sit back, relax your mind, and enjoy!

Don't sleep on the Drew Gardner album that I mentioned in the intro. You can find "S/T" on tape and digital download via Eiderdown Records on Bandcamp. https://eiderdownrecords.bandcamp.com/album/s-t

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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

Brad Farberman of Middle Blue

 

Greetings, Dead Freaks!

For this new episode,  I chat with guitarist, Brad Farberman. Brad plays with Middle Blue, Big Feet, and more. He's also producing a monthly compilation called "Stay In Shape" to benefit music venues that have been shut down due to coronavirus. Brad's music resides somewhere near the intersection of jazz, funk, and jam and, to compliment this, I've selected some live Jerry Garcia performances from similar zones.

The "Stay In Shape" compilation comes out on Feb 5, and you'll be able to get it from bradfarberman.bandcamp.com. It features more that 20 artists from all over the country and, for February, benefits Greenpoint/Brooklyn's Troost. 


Middle Blue released a great live album this past year called "Weird Funk In Small Bars". You can find it at middleblue.bandcamp.com. Brad's group Big Feet, which is a collaboration with 75 Dollar Bill's Rick Brown, released a new album last year as well. Both "On The Ground" and their live album can be found at bigfeetnyc.bandcamp.com. Lastly, Brad's collaboration with Daniel Carter and Billy Martin, "Just Don't Die", can be picked up at danielcarterbradfarbermanbillymartin.bandcamp.com.

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Time Travel

 

Greetings Dead Freaks!

We've reached a new year and what better way to mark the coming of a new year than to toss away our calendars and journey back in time. My guest this episode is Brad Tenbrook, co-founder of the Helping Friendly Podcast and my co-host there and on the upcoming Osiris Media podcast, Undermine. Brad and I take several trips through time to visit a mess of terrific shows from the first twenty years of Grateful Dead. Come for the great jams and stay for the time travel jokes. Brad and I have selected a bunch of songs for your listening pleasure.

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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