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Episode 82: Dan Lebowitz of ALO

The Animal Liberation Orchestra is one of those bands that you listen to, and they just instantly make you happy. This quartet features Dan Lebowitz on guitar and vocals, and when he isn't playing with ALO he is quite busy in a whole host of projects. We caught up with Lebo as he's affectionately known to talk ALO, his gigging with Phil Lesh and lots more. Seriously, Lebo is one in a million. A very sweet guy who had so much to share, and would have talked for hours if we asked him to. We'll...


Episode 81: Tim Bluhm of The Mother Hips

I’ve been listening to The Mother Hips out of the Bay area for almost as long as I can remember. Their studio albums particularly Pacific Dust where “One Way Out” comes from is amongst my favorites of all time. While they been at this music thing for about twenty five years, the last five or so years, since the release of the album Chronicle Man have been filled with personal challenges, and thus we haven’t heard much from the band. As you’ll soon hear from Tim, working on a new record was a...


Episode 80: Hannah Wicklund

Hannah Wicklund is a 20 year old that brings a very mature sonic presence, and I think you'll agree both her playing and singing is solid for anyone of any age. Hannah wears her influences on her sleeve, and her 3rd record, this one self titled, will no doubt be her break through. We caught up with Hannah while she was on the road, and our conversations started when I asked just how young she was when she got started...


Episode 79: Duane Betts

When we caught up with Devon Allman a few months back, he was all jazzed about his new project, and getting to share the stage with Duane Betts in the Devon Allman Project. We've been playing tag with Duane on Instagram ever since, and we finally had the chance to sit down and chat. Dude is busy with gigs on both American coasts. For those who don't know, Duane is quite an accomplished musician, having played and sat in with countless bands, and his own outfit The Pistoleers. He brings an...


Episode 78: Jim Cuddy

Jim Cuddy has been toiling in the music business for 35 years, for the most part as a key member of Canandian alt-country, country, folk-rock outfit Blue Rodeo. He has written and co-written some of the past few decades most loved and iconic songs, and brings a tenderness in both his words and performance that envelopes you and makes you feel right at home. He has been recognized by both peers and Canadians with several accolades and awards for his work. I'd suggest his true reward is...


Episode 77: Kellen Asebroek of Fruition

Fruition has gone through tremendous change since it’s early days as an acoustic based string outfit in 2008, to a full fledged rock band. Maybe that’s why they enlisted noted producer Tucker Martine to help their sonic shifting moods for their fifth release. We caught up with Kellen Asebroek while on tour, to talk about the band’s metamorphosis and what the future holds.


Episode 76: Alex Koford

You may recognize Alex Koford's name, the front man of Colonel and The Mermaids, because he spends most of his time as the drummer in Terrapin Family Band and Phil and Friends. Beyond those duties, he’s also the drummer at Terrapin Crossroads and plays in Cosmic Twang with friend of the show Ross James. We caught up with Alex after watching some his fun and frivolity on Instagram in Hawaii. We spoke to Alex just before two Phil shows in San Francisco. The conversation started when I asked...


Episode 75: Oliver Wood of the Wood Brothers

The Wood Brothers 6th full length album One Drop of Truth, is already an early contender for one of my favorite records of 2018. Seriously, its that good. Which really shouldn't come as a shock to anyone, considering how talented the Wood Brothers are. One Drop of Truth is due out February 2nd, and you really should listen to it at least once. I've worn the digital copy out, if there is even such a thing, playing it a ton in the car. For those that don't already know the Woods brothers are...


Episode 74: G.Love

G.Love is actually Garrett Dutton, a Philadelphia native who toiled in clubs and bars playing his brand of hip hop blues before getting to Boston where he met the “special sauce” in 93. That connection propelled G. to his first record deal and 25 years later, the rest as they say is history. Since he is celebrating his 25th year, we sat down with the guy that’s played with all kinds of great people, but more to the point has made great music in his own right.G.Love and Special Sauce’s...


Episode 73: Tyler Kyte of Dwayne Gretzky

Something slightly different today. We’ve talked to members of bands like Pink Talking Fish, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead and even Dark Stark Orchestra, who by all accounts are tribute or cover acts that stick for the most part to one bands catalogue or in the case of PTF three bands. In Toronto and the surrounding area, there has been a ground swell of support over the last few years for a collective called Dwayne Gretzky, an ensemble that features a wide variety of covers in their shows....


Episode 72: Ryan Gullen of The Sheepdogs

The Sheepdogs' sound is a familiar one, and this is a band that wears their influence on their sleeves, and don't care. I've been following the career of The Sheepdogs for quite some time and we've shared many laughs along the way. Thats why I was excited to get bassist Ryan Gullen on phone to talk about their 6th studio album, and everything going on with them. Definitely blue collar types that love the music they write and play, and that genuine approach comes through in everything they...


Episode 71: Ed Jurdi of Band of Heathens

When I sit down each week to compile The Sound Podcast's Weekly Mix-Tape playlist, the goal is always to find artists and songs that fit the general philosophy of music that we love. Meaningful, inspirational tunes, that are genuine in their creation, and authentic in their sound. Obviously the playlist is compiled from songs and artists that we already know and love, but sometimes, I come across a new artist that is new to me, that may in fact may not be new to anyone else. Such...


Episode 70: Grayson Capps

I enjoy talking to solo performers, the singer-songwriter type, because there isn't anything more genuine, than a performer and their guitar. When you peel the layers of any song, ultimately it's that individuals ability to connect with their audience through their words, and the way they play their instrument that makes a lasting impact. I'm often in awe of the process, as much as the performance. So it was a treat to connect with Grayson Capps a man who you will soon hear doesn't take...


Episode 69: Samantha Fish

Samantha Fish launched her career in 2009 and hasn't looked back. She has cemented her place amongst up and comers in the blues world, and has begun branching out, playing other genres quite capably. That's the thing these days, its hard to pigeon hole artists in one spot, and quite frankly as you'll soon hear, they don't necessarily want to placed in one specific bucket. She is a go getter, on the road, gigging and making a name for herself, as an original artist. When we caught up with...


Episode 68: Red Roses, Green Gold with Director Rachel Klein

You've been listening to parts of Touch of Grey, Truckin', and Ripple taken from the musical Red Roses, Green Gold which features the music and lyrics of Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter. The musical has been getting rave reviews from both Deadheads and typical theatre goers alike, and so we thought, we'd sit down with Rachel Klein, the musical's director to get her take on the Michael Norman Mann book adaptation, the show, and how things are going down in New York. The conversation started...


Episode 67: The White Buffalo

You may not know the name, and if you do, you already know that this mysterious singer songwriter cloaks himself in an alias to stay as secretive as possible. Ironic, when you consider his songs are written and sung with such a genuine and authentic tone and mood. He is a modern day poet of the american landscape, and when we sat down to talk, I asked about just that, the potential political nature of his music, and the the reality with which he paints it. Visit the for...


Episode 66: Neal Casal

One of our favourites around these parts is Neal Casal. You know him as the ace guitar player with Chris Robinson's Brotherhood, but he's also the brains behind the Circles around the Sun project. We've had him on the show before and enjoyed our chat, so when news broke that there were new Circles Around the Sun dates coming, we tracked him down to talk about those dates, a potential new Circles record and of course his full time job with the CRB. Our conversation started when I asked Neal...


Episode 65: Devon Allman

I remember watching the tribute to Gregg Allman, Butch Trucks and Col. Bruce Hampton put on at the Peach Festival last summer, thinking that this one event didn't do those three gentlemen especially Gregg and all he had done for us enough justice. Don't get me wrong, I thought the jam was magnificent, but I wanted more. We all did. So it was so great to hear that Gregg's son, Devon was organizing his own sort of tribute, as part of his new project with Duane Betts (yes, Duane, son of...


Episode 64: Karl Denson

You've likely heard of Karl Denson, the flutist and saxophonist who began his career with Lenny Kravitz, was involved in the Greyboy All-Stars and has guested with several other musicians both in a live and studio setting. He continues to expand his horizons with his own group, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe and the Karl Denson 3. He is currently experimenting with a project he calls "Eat a Bunch of Peaches" where Karl Denson's Tiny Universe sprinkle their own versions of Allman Brothers...


Episode 63: Mapache

Once in a while, we get thrown music our way, we play it, and sometimes are absolutely stunned about the great music that is being made everywhere. Once you hear Mapache, I think you'll agree that their debut Spiritual Pajamas is that kind of band. The whole record is a throwback to that acoustic, harmonizing California sound made so popular in 60s by bands like Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Grateful Dead, Flying Burrito Brothers amongst others. Now if I tell you, the two guys in the band,...


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