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Los Angeles based bass player, singer, songwriter, and producer, Eric Baines, interviews music professionals from a variety of fields and genre’s sharing stories from the road as well as tips and trade secrets for people who dream of making their living making music. Eric is currently touring with country icon, Dwight Yoakam, but has toured, performed and recorded with many artists as a bass player and singer such as: Keiko Matsui Air Supply Lucas Grabeel Lee Ritenour Corbin Bleu Gregg Karukas Melissa Manchester Ambrosia Tommy Thayer Danny Seraphine Robby Krieger Bill Champlin Hugh Masakela Ali Woodson Richard Street El Chicano James Brown David Foster Robin Thicke Babyface Nelson Rangell Jackiem Joyner and more…

Los Angeles based bass player, singer, songwriter, and producer, Eric Baines, interviews music professionals from a variety of fields and genre’s sharing stories from the road as well as tips and trade secrets for people who dream of making their living making music. Eric is currently touring with country icon, Dwight Yoakam, but has toured, performed and recorded with many artists as a bass player and singer such as: Keiko Matsui Air Supply Lucas Grabeel Lee Ritenour Corbin Bleu Gregg Karukas Melissa Manchester Ambrosia Tommy Thayer Danny Seraphine Robby Krieger Bill Champlin Hugh Masakela Ali Woodson Richard Street El Chicano James Brown David Foster Robin Thicke Babyface Nelson Rangell Jackiem Joyner and more…

Location:

United States

Description:

Los Angeles based bass player, singer, songwriter, and producer, Eric Baines, interviews music professionals from a variety of fields and genre’s sharing stories from the road as well as tips and trade secrets for people who dream of making their living making music. Eric is currently touring with country icon, Dwight Yoakam, but has toured, performed and recorded with many artists as a bass player and singer such as: Keiko Matsui Air Supply Lucas Grabeel Lee Ritenour Corbin Bleu Gregg Karukas Melissa Manchester Ambrosia Tommy Thayer Danny Seraphine Robby Krieger Bill Champlin Hugh Masakela Ali Woodson Richard Street El Chicano James Brown David Foster Robin Thicke Babyface Nelson Rangell Jackiem Joyner and more…

Language:

English

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Episodes

Joe Travers- Happy Franksgiving! (Joe Satriani, Dweezil/Ahmet Zappa, Duran Duran)

11/24/2020
Drummer, Joe Travers, reflects on his years as the “Vaultmeister” for the Zappa Family Trust and explains his duties there. He talks about his first gig in Los Angeles with Dweezil and Ahmet Zappa which was attended by Frank Zappa himself. He gives an inside look into his time touring with Duran Duran and how he got the gig. Joe remembers his journey from Berklee College of Music to California where his career took off and talks about the upcoming documentary, “Zappa”. Zappa Movie...

Duration:01:28:55

The Cutting Room- (Eugene Edwards, Michael Bluestein, Bernie Dresel, Bill Cinque)

11/17/2020
This episode reveals parts of past conversations that were cut from previous episodes. Eugene Edwards discusses Eddie Van Halen, Billie Eilish and Bing Crosby. Bernie Dresel talks about what it’s like to play with Keiko Matsui and the power of singers in an instrumental world. Bill Cinque speaks to the current state of pop music and musicianship. “Why Corona?”, a song by Michael Bluestein, is also featured in it’s entirety. This episode is dedicated to musicians and music industry...

Duration:00:46:06

Leland Sklar- Embrace Everything (Phil Collins, James Taylor)

11/10/2020
One of the most recorded bass players ever, Leland Sklar, reminisces about his experience growing up in Los Angeles in the 60s and 70s. He tells the story of meeting James Taylor which changed the direction of his life and career. He talks about the first time playing with drummer and pop icon, Phil Collins. He reveals his preference between studio playing and playing live. Lee also explains what he likes in a bass tone and what he likes to hear on...

Duration:01:30:20

Peter Fish- Picture Writes Music (Bodysnatchers, Rosie O’Donnell Theme)

11/3/2020
Keyboard player, producer, composer, Peter Fish, takes us through the process of scoring a film. He tells the story of his first film project and how he knew he was meant to write music. He explains why he recently decided to move to Los Angeles and what previously brought him to New York City as a young musician. Peter reveals where he gets his inspiration when putting music to picture and when writing for his band, Peter Fish Group. Peter Fish Group:

Duration:01:16:49

Jay Gore- You Do What You Gotta Do (Warren Hill, Mindi Abair, Hillary Duff)

10/27/2020
Guitarist and Los Angeles native, Jay Gore, shares his stories of growing up playing on the Sunset Strip and starting out with his original band at 13 years old. He talks about his transition from the pop world to the smooth jazz world and give us some insight into the making of his solo records. Jay also talks about the current state of the L.A. music scene and how he has been passing the time during the pandemic.

Duration:01:24:04

Eugene Edwards- “Amazing Musician, Phenomenal Player” (Dwight Yoakam, Sha Na Na)

10/20/2020
Guitar player and vocalist, Eugene Edwards, talks about growing up in a small town and his road to Berklee College of Music. He tells the story of getting his current gig with Dwight Yoakam and his approach to the playing. He discusses his second record which he just released yet recorded years ago and he takes us through the writing of some of the songs. Eugene also talks about his time with the world famous band, Sha Na Na. Eugene Edwards- A Week Of Sundays: Jukebox Graduate: Guitar...

Duration:01:37:41

August Zadra- Try To Be More Of A Musician Than A Guitarist (Dennis DeYoung, Waiting For Monday)

10/13/2020
Guitarist and vocalist, August Zadra, shares his story of YouTube discovery which lead to him playing guitar and singing with founding member of the band Styx, Dennis DeYoung. He explains how he got from his small town in Alaska to the big city of Los Angeles. He talks about the formation of his current project, Waiting For Monday, and how he started his weekly Facebook Live performances. August also talks about the profound influence Eddie Van Halen had on him and his playing. Dennis...

Duration:01:39:57

Noriko Olling- Find Your Musical Soulmate (Chaka Khan, Tina Marie, Rick James)

10/6/2020
Keyboardist, Noriko Olling, explains how she came to the U.S. from Japan and became a top call keyboard player in Los Angeles. She talks about the joys of living in a recording studio and reveals where the inspiration came from for her newest album, “My Path”. She shares some of her experiences as a woman in an industry dominated by men and what it’s been like working for legendary artists. Noriko also shares some tips on making great charts. Noriko on...

Duration:01:44:47

George Shelby- Never Sight Read...Ever (Phil Collins, The Voice)

9/29/2020
George Shelby plays saxophone, clarinets, flutes, penny whistle, vocoder and many other random wind instruments. He explains that this is the plight of the modern day saxophonist. He also shares his insight into the Los Angeles session player world and talks about the modern horn section studio experience. He talks about being on the road with pop legend, Phil Collins. He reveals his secret to being a great reader and tells his story of meeting Barack and Michelle Obama. Real Men Wear...

Duration:01:43:35

Cory James- We’re Living In A Chops Era (Trixie Mattel)

9/22/2020
Multi-instrumentalist and musical director, Cory James, reveals his favorite instrument to play. He talks about his experience as musical director for RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars winner, comedian and singer/songwriter, Trixie Mattel. He provides some insight to the life of a young musician just coming up during, arguably, the worst time to be a musician. He discusses the importance of chops and when to use them. Cory also talks about growing up with a musician for a Dad. Trixie Mattel...

Duration:01:16:13

Gary "Gig" Grantham- We’re Not In The Music Business, We’re In Show Business (TLR- Experience The Eagles’ Music, Castle Entertainment Group)

9/15/2020
Creative director, artist representative, manager, guitar player, singer, Gary “Gig” Grantham, dives deep into the world of tribute bands. He talks about the origins of his band TLR- Experience The Eagles Music and his concept of what makes a good tribute band. He describes the show “Dark Desert Highway" that he’s created which takes the tribute show to a whole other level. He reminisces about his travels in Asia and shares his thoughts about the future of music during the pandemic. TLR-...

Duration:01:41:10

Bill Cinque- We Leave on Sunday (Neil Diamond, Peter Asher)

9/8/2020
Bass Player, vocalist, producer and author, Bill Cinque remembers his time on the road with Neil Diamond and explains how he got the gig. He describes how he came to his unique way of playing the bass (upside down and left handed). Bill and host, Eric Baines, reminisce about they’re first meeting. Bill tells stories from his book entitled, “The Amazing Adventures of a Marginally Successful Musician”. He also shares his experience as a public speaker. The Amazing Adventures of a Marginally...

Duration:01:28:39

Steve Ferlazzo- The Playing Comes First (Avril Lavigne, Nuno Bettencourt)

9/1/2020
Keyboardist/vocalist/musical director, Steve Ferlazzo, gets real about his experience during the lockdown, missing out on a whole summer tour. He talks about his time at Berklee College of Music and the unique lessons he learned from the experience. He takes you behind the scenes of the Soundcheck Live jam in Hollywood, CA, the jam that he’s run for the last several years. Steve also talks about the importance and sometimes burden of social media. Let It Be- Music Cares-

Duration:01:23:15

Loren Gold- Everybody Makes Mistakes (The Who, Hillary Duff)

8/25/2020
Keyboardist, songwriter, musical director, Loren Gold, talks about his time as musical director for Hillary Duff, Demi Levato, Selena Gomez and more. He recalls his audition for Roger Daltrey and how that eventually lead to his current job, keyboardist for The Who. He explains how he recorded his second record on a laptop and how he wrote two instructional books. Loren reveals his long time love of the bay area and for the San Francisco Giants. He also gives some free golf tips. Loren Gold...

Duration:01:12:03

Mike Hill- Don’t Be Afraid To Ask (Postmodern Jukebox, Mad T Party)

8/21/2020
Bass player, Mike Hill, recalls his experience working in a hit show at a Disney Park. He talks about how he was able to turn that fan support into a kick starter campaign that earned over $40,000 to make his “Love and War” album and documentary. He explains in-depth how he put together a team of players, singers, writers and a producer to create and record an album of all original music. He shares the lessons he learned from the process and the dynamics between producer and artist. Mike...

Duration:01:26:44

Michael Bluestein- Phantom Limbs (Foreigner, Enrique Iglesias)

8/18/2020
Keyboardist, producer, singer/songwriter, Michael Bluestein, gets deep about the path of the artist and sideman. He tells the story of his audition for the legendary rock band, Foreigner and what it’s like playing with rock stars. He reminisces about his days at Berklee College of Music and how that helped him step up his playing. Michael announces the release of the new single with his duo, Tina Blue, which is a really cool cover of the Rolling Stones classic, “Paint It Black”. He also...

Duration:01:21:14

Rudy Cardenas- The Wedding Session Rock Star (American Idol, Waiting for Monday)

8/14/2020
Rudy Cardenas talks about what it’s like to make a living as a singer in Los Angeles. He covers session work, wedding bands, and tribute acts as well as his new band project “Waiting for Monday” which is signed to Frontiers Records. Rudy gets candid about his time on Season 6 of American Idol and the ups and downs of that experience. He discusses what the audition process was like and how it’s effected his career since. Waiting for...

Duration:01:20:49

Jackiem Joyner- Will Smith in Russia (The Sax Pack, Keiko Matsui)

8/11/2020
Saxophonist Jackiem Joyner talks about his career as a sideman playing with Keiko Matsui and others while building his brand and eventually becoming a #1 charting artist. He talks about the challenges of producing his own records and reveals how he gets his signature sax sound. Jackiem talks about his favorite plugins and mixing styles. He also discusses his other talent: novelist. Check out his new album “Touch”. Touch http://jackiemjoyner.com

Duration:01:25:56

Derek Frank- Look Like A Rock Star (Gwen Stefani, Shania Twain)

8/4/2020
Bass Player Derek Frank talks about his experience playing dual Las Vegas residencies with Gwen Stefani and Shania Twain. He talks about preparing for gigs, writing charts and sending good subs. He tells some road stories of his time with Air Supply and his first time playing in Vegas. Derek remembers his time at the University of Miami and why he lives in L.A.. He reflects on his diverse career of jazz, pop and country. He discusses how much control we’re in of our...

Duration:01:10:13

Lucas Grabeel- Hey, Kid! You Should Be In The Pictures! (High School Musical, Switched At Birth, Pinky Malinky)

7/28/2020
Actor/singer/songwriter/musician, Lucas Grabeel, talks about his musical journey to stardom. From his early days in local musical theater to writing music for tv and film. He reminisces about making the High School Musical movies as well as the tour and how that changed his life. Lucas opens up about some of the hard lessons he’s learned in both his acting life and his musical life. He also tells the story of being “discovered” in Los Angeles. Follow Lucas...

Duration:01:20:17