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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #47: Will McFarlane (Part 2)

4/10/2019
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Will McFarlane is a guitarist from Muscle Shoals. He played guitar in Bonnie Raitt’s band in the second half of the seventies before joining the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section as lead guitar player in 1980. His playing can be heard on recordings by Bobby “Blue” Bland, Little Milton, Johnnie Taylor, Etta James, Candi Staton and Joss Stone. He also released a handful of contemporary Christian albums as an artist. In this episode we talk about his work spanning the 1980’s to today. The Crazy...

Duration:01:29:07

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #46: Doug Cox

3/11/2019
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Doug Cox is a Canadian dobro player, music producer, educator and the artistic director and executive producer of the Vancouver Island MusicFest. He’s also hosted radio and TV shows and is heavily involved in the folk music scene. Doug is always encouraging interesting musical collaborations such as his Slide To Freedom albums that brought together musicians from America and India. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded...

Duration:00:55:58

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #45: Kelvin Holly

3/4/2019
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Kelvin Holly is a guitar player from Muscle Shoals. He is a member of the The Decoys, The Amazing Rhythm Aces and Fathers & Sons and was also a member of Little Richard’s band and Pegi Young & The Survivors. He recorded with Gregg Allman, Bobby Blue Bland, Candi Staton, Paul Thorn, Bettye LaVette, Bonnie Bramlett and Jimmy Hall. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at the Florence-Lauderdale Tourism Visitor Center in...

Duration:00:51:50

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #44: Russell Mefford

2/21/2019
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Russell Mefford is a singer and songwriter from Muscle Shoals. Russell is the leader of the Fiddleworms, one of Alabama’s greatest rock bands. He also plays with Johnny Rotten Cash and Yellowhammer and has collaborated with Muscle Shoals legends Donna Jean Godchaux, Donnie Fritts and Scott Boyer. Besides making music, he’s also a third generation jeweler who develops original music related jewelry and accessories. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas...

Duration:00:56:53

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #43: Michael Dinallo

2/5/2019
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Michael Dinallo is a musician and producer that entered the national blues scene as a member of the Radio Kings. He went on and produced albums like Eddie Floyd’s Eddie Loves You So and Feel Like Going Home: The Songs Of Charlie Rich. He also records and tours with his wife Juliet Simmons Dinallo and regularly performs his Crooked Road Songs show in Nashville. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at Crazy Chester...

Duration:01:10:12

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #42: Paul Ossola

1/16/2019
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Paul Ossola is a bass player based in Nashville, Tennessee. He was a member of the Saturday Night Live Band and has recorded or performed with Levon Helm, Buddy Guy, G.E. Smith, Peter Wolf, Odetta, Hubert Sumlin, Bo Diddley, Buster Poindexter, Adam Sandler and many others. He played on Levon Helm’s Grammy winning album Ramble At The Ryman. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at Crazy Chester Studio in Nashville. The...

Duration:01:07:01

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #41: Steve Herrman

10/30/2018
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Steve Herrman is a trumpet player based in Nashville, Tennessee. He has been a member of the Muscle Shoals Horns and has recorded or performed with Paul McCartney, Lyle Lovett, Buddy Guy, Delbert McClinton, Waylon Jennings, Kenny Chesney and many others. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at Crazy Chester Studio in Nashville. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner...

Duration:01:08:33

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #40: Doug Moffet

10/17/2018
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Doug Moffet is saxophone player based in Nashville, Tennessee. He has been a member of the Muscle Shoals Horns and as recorded or performed with Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Larry Carlton, Vince Gill, Tony Bennett, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Randy Newman, Sheryl Crow and many others. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at Crazy Chester Studio in Nashville. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written...

Duration:00:52:02

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #39: Edd Hurt

10/12/2018
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Edd Hurt is a freelance music writer based in Nashville, Tennessee. His articles have been published in No Depression, American Songwriter Magazine, the Village Voice, the Nashville Scene and many other publications. He also contributed heavily to the Mike Bloomfield biography The Rise and Fall of an American Guitar Hero. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at Crazy Chester Studio in Nashville. The theme song is...

Duration:01:17:25

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #38: Steve Trash

10/10/2018
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Steve Trash is an award winning entertainer, magician, environmentalist and musician. He recorded two albums of songs with eco-centric lyrics featuring contributions from some of Muscle Shoals’ finest musicians. He is also the creator of Steve Trash Science, a kids science show on public television. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at the NuttHouse recording studio in Sheffield, Alabama. The theme song is...

Duration:00:49:06

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #37: Will McFarlane (Part 1)

10/3/2018
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Will McFarlane is a guitarist from Muscle Shoals. He played guitar in Bonnie Raitt’s band in the second half of the seventies before joining the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section as lead guitar player in 1980. His playing can be heard on recordings by Bobby “Blue” Bland, Little Milton, Johnnie Taylor, Etta James, Candi Staton and Joss Stone. He also released a handful of contemporary Christian albums as an artist. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas...

Duration:00:46:26

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #36: Charles Rose of the Muscle Shoals Horns

9/26/2018
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Charles Rose is the trombonist, arranger and leader of the Muscle Shoals Horns. He has recorded with everybody from James Brown to Bob Dylan and B.B. King to Paul McCartney. He is a member of Lyle Lovett’s Large Band and has toured with Elton John and John Denver. The Muscle Shoals Horns also released three albums as artists. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at the NuttHouse recording studio in Sheffield, Alabama....

Duration:01:04:19

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #35: Brooks Forsyth

9/18/2018
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Brooks Forsyth is a singer, guitarist and songwriter from Boone, North Carolina. His music is steeped in the traditions of folk, bluegrass, country blues and jazz yet he adds an original twist to his delivery. Forsyth’s new album So Much Beyond Us was produced by Buzz Cason and is out now out on ArenA Recordings. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at Creative Workshop recording studio in Nashville. The theme song is...

Duration:00:58:58

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #34: Billy Swan & Buzz Cason

8/28/2018
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Billy Swan is a legendary artist, musician, songwriter and producer. He had a worldwide hit with “I Can Help” in 1974. The song was later also recorded by Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others. He’s also produced Tony Joe White’s “Polk Salad Annie” and has played in Kris Kristofferson’s band for many years. Buzz Cason is an equally revered singer, songwriter and publisher. His best known songs include "Everlasting Love" and "Soldier Of Love" and have been recorded by the Beatles,...

Duration:00:47:03

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #33: Mitch Mann

5/14/2018
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Mitch Mann is one of the great guitar players from Muscle Shoals. He is known around town for his high energy playing on the electric as well as his proficiency on the acoustic guitar. Mitch’s acoustic solo album Blackwater Creek came out on Crazy Chester Records in 2015 and featured guest appearances by Donna Jean Godchaux (Grateful Dead), Jimmy Hall and Scott Boyer among others. Mitch plays live with his band the Mojo Mixers, the Alabama Bus Boys and Yellowhammer and is also a member of...

Duration:01:01:09

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #32: Donna Jean Godchaux & David MacKay

5/4/2018
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Donna Jean Godchaux sang background vocals on recordings by Elvis, Percy Sledge, Neil Diamond, Boz Scaggs, Cher and many others before becoming a member of the Grateful Dead. She stayed with the band throughout the 70’s before embarking on a solo career. She’s a member of both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Her husband and musical collaborator, David MacKay, is a talented bassist. He was a founding member of the Tasmanian Devils and worked with Michael...

Duration:00:58:33

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #31: Daniel Market

4/30/2018
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Daniel Market is a folk singer and songwriter based in Muscle Shoals. Daniel’s highly original songs are full of evocative lyrics, vivid images and captivating stories. Originally from Indiana, he’s also lived in Nashville and Colorado before relocating to Muscle Shoals a few years ago. He’s released five albums including his latest, Almost Alive From Sunset Beach in 2015. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at the...

Duration:00:49:52

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #30: David Hood

4/25/2018
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David Hood is one of the most recorded bass players of all time. He was the bass player of FAME recording studio’s rhythm section in Muscle Shoals and later a founding member of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section which started the Muscle Shoals Sound recording studio. He has recorded with Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Bob Seger, Cher, The Staple Singers, Rod Stewart, Paul Simon, Joe Cocker, Levon Helm and many, many more. He toured with Traffic and the Waterboys and is also a member of...

Duration:01:14:10

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #29: Gary Walker

4/11/2018
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Gary Walker is a Nashville music institution. As a songwriter (including hits for Jim Reeves, Carl Smith and Kitty Wells), recording artist (on MGM Records), recording studio owner (Fidelity Recordings), music publisher and pioneering song plugger (Lowery Music), artist manager (Sandy Posey), record producer (Sonny James, Lynn Anderson, and Arthur Alexander) and owner of The Great Escape record & comic book stores, Gary has been an integral part of the Nashville music community for the past...

Duration:01:16:14

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #28: Jessie Scott

4/4/2018
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Jessie Scott is the program director of WMOT Roots Radio, one of the leading Americana radio stations, where she also hosts a daily evening program. Jessie’s long and illustrious career in radio led her to become one of the leading ladies in the Americana movement. A true music fan at heart, she’s also created the Music Fog video platform and has been a board member of the Americana Music Association since its inception. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer...

Duration:00:56:29