Crazy Chester Radio Hour
Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #12: Michael Gray
Michael Gray is a curator at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and has been responsible for many of its worldclass exhibits including exhibits on Ray Charles, Nashville’s vast Rhythm & Blues history and its most recent one, Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats. Michael has a deep love and understanding for all kinds of music and their cultural and historical impact, especially southern rhythm & blues and soul. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer...
Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #11: Charlie Taylor
Charlie Taylor is a songwriter who has written songs with many of the great southern songwriters including Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham and Buzz Cason. He’s also released three albums as an artist including his latest When We Were Young (Now We Are Wise) on Gullwing Records. He’s also worked extensively in the fundraising world including organizing many music related events. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at Buzz...
Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #10: Christine Ohlman
Christine Ohlman is an artist and songwriter who performs and records with her band Rebel Montez. She has also been a long time vocalist with the Saturday Night Live Band and has lent her voice to many recording sessions. Her most recent album The Deep End features guest performances by Dion DiMucci, Marshall Crenshaw, Ian Hunter and Levon Helm. Christine is also a bonafide soul music aficionada with a deep love for Muscle Shoals. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record...
Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #09: Alamo Jones
Chance Martin aka Alamo Jones is the host of the Alamo Jones Show on Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country channel. It can be heard every weekend on channel 60. Chance was the longtime sidekick of both Johnny Cash and Cowboy Jack Clements and has been living a most interesting life in and around music. He’s a larger than life character and has also released two eclectic albums as an artist. This episode was recorded at Creative Workshop recording studio where Alamo has been recording his weekly radio...
Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #07: Donnie Fritts
Donnie Fritts is a legendary session musician and songwriter from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He has released four albums featuring Tony Joe White, Eddie Hinton, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and John Prine including his latest, Oh My Goodness (Single Lock Records). A 2008 Alabama Music Hall of Fame inductee, Donnie was also Kris Kristofferson’s running buddy and keyboard player for over two decades. His most well known songs are “We Had It All” and “Breakfast in Bed”. His song "Old Timer"...
Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #07: Stephen Kalinich
Stephen Kalinich is an artist in the truest sense of the word. As a songwriter and poet he’s a master of the written word but he’s also a visual artist and has released a handful of albums as an artist in the world of music. He’s been a frequent collaborator of the Beach Boys as well as Dennis and Brian Wilson who also produced Stevie’s first album A World Of Peace Must Come. Stevie will have a new album called Scrambled Eggs coming out through Plowboy Records on Record Store Day in the...
Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #06: Dick Cooper
Dick Cooper is a Muscle Shoals based photographer and music historian. He started out as a journalist before becoming Barry Beckett’s production assistant at Muscle Shoals Sound studios where he also took many now legendary photos. He was also tour manager for LeBlanc & Carr, The Rossington Band and Drive-By Truckers as well as the curator at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Dick Cooper hosts three annual parties on his property that have achieved legendary status and attract a who’s who of...
Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #05: Mickey Buckins
Mickey Buckins is an unsung hero of Muscle Shoals music. He’s been playing and writing music since the mid 60’s when he was the lead singer and guitarist of Mickey Buckins & The New Breed. In 1967 started working at FAME recording studio as an engineer, producer and songwriter as well as the percussionist of FAME’s rhythm section The Fame Gang. Mickey then moved to Atlanta to work with Bill Lowery where he continued to write, engineer, play and produce before returning to Muscle Shoals where...
Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #04: Holger Petersen
Holger Petersen is a Canadian broadcaster whose weekly Saturday Night Blues on CBC Radio has been a fixture for 25 years and is also broadcast on Sirius XM. His CKUA network show, Natch'l Blues, has been aired every week for more than forty years. Petersen also runs Stony Plain Records and was a founder of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. He is a member of the Order of Canada and the author of the books Talking Music and Talking Music 2 (Insomniac Press). The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is...
Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #03: Michael Weintrob & Tim Hibbs
Michael Weintrob is a music photographer and publisher. He’s been the house photographer for Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Bluegrass Underground and Ascend Amphitheater. His latest project is Instrumentheads, a unique photo book of musician portraits covering their faces with their instruments. Tim Hibbs is a radio show host and vinyl deejay. His show The Vinyl Lunch can be heard weekdays on ACME Radio Nashville. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner....
Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #02: Jon Tiven
Jon Tiven is a songwriter, producer and musician based in Nashville. He’s been producing B.B. King, Wilson Pickett, Frank Black, Steve Cropper and Ellis Hooks and his songs have been recorded by the Huey Lewis & The News, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Irma Thomas, Ruthie Foster and many others. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used...
Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #01: Buzz Cason
Buzz Cason is a legendary songwriter, singer, musician, publisher and recording studio owner (Creative Workshop) based in Nashville. His songs include "Everlasting Love" and "Soldier Of Love" and have been recorded by the Beatles, U2, Pearl Jam, Jimmy Buffett, Martina McBride, Arthur Alexander and many others. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy...