Interviews

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1064: Black Crowes’ Steve Gorman – Interview

    Episode 1064: Black Crowes’ Steve Gorman – Interview

    We talk with Steve Gorman, former drummer for the Black Crowes and author of the memoir “Hard to Handle: The Life and Death of the Black Crowes.” Mike Wagner, a patron of the pod, set up the interview and joins the conversation.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1046: Drive-By Truckers – Interview, Part 2

    Episode 1046: Drive-By Truckers – Interview, Part 2

    Part 2 of our interview with Mike Cooley and Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers. They talk about life during the pandemic and their relationship with Jason Isbell, among other topics. With special guest co-host Mike Snider, a patron of the pod.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1045: Drive-By Truckers – Interview, Part 1

    Episode 1045: Drive-By Truckers – Interview, Part 1

    Part 1 of our interview with Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley from Drive-By Truckers. The band released two of the best albums of 2020, “The Unraveling” and “The New OK.” (Thanks to Mike Snider, a patron of the pod, for setting this up.)

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1043: The Accidentals – Interview

    Episode 1043: The Accidentals – Interview

    Keith Jacobsen, a patron of the pod, introduces us to an excellent eclectic band, the Accidentals. They are: Sav Buist, Katie Larson and Michael Dause.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1042: Maybe Sunday – Interview

    Episode 1042: Maybe Sunday – Interview

    Mike Kohli, a patron of the pod, invites his friends in the Central New York band Maybe Sunday for some conversation.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1022: Peter Guralnick – Interview, Part 2

    Episode 1022: Peter Guralnick – Interview, Part 2

    Part 2 of our interview with music writer Peter Guralnick. We discuss Peter’s interest in showcasing artists he believes are important, what he learned from Ray Charles and why he decided on writing as a career. Peter’s new book is “Looking to Get Lost,” a look back at the musicians he has profiled.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1021: Author Peter Guralnick – Interview, Part 1

    Episode 1021: Author Peter Guralnick – Interview, Part 1

    We talk with legendary music writer Peter Guralnick about his new book, “Looking to Get Lost.” We also discuss his love of blues music, how his career started, interviewing giants of music like Johnny Cash and appearing on “Good Morning America” alongside soul singer Solomon Burke.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1001: Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen – Interview, Part 2

    Episode 1001: Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen – Interview, Part 2

    Part 2 of our very special interview with Rick Nielsen. He discusses Cheap Trick’s relation to the ’70s punk scene, Kiss records, his guitar collection, the song he wishes were more popular and his remembrances of John Lennon.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 1000: Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen – Interview, Part 1

    Episode 1000: Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen – Interview, Part 1

    It’s episode 1000! So we got a big star guest: Rick Nielsen of Cheap Trick. In part 1 of our interview, he talks about growing up in a musical family, getting kicked out of his junior high school band, deciding to remain in Rockford IL after achieving stardom and developing a Hard Rock Casino in that hometown, among other topics.

  • Thumbnail for Episode 972: Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Tusk’ – An Interview with the Producer and Engineer

    Episode 972: Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Tusk’ – An Interview with the Producer and Engineer

    An interview with Ken Caillat, producer, and Hernan Rojas, engineer, on the making of Fleetwood Mac’s “Tusk.” Mike Wagner, a patron of the pod, arranged this Zoom conversation, with Mike in Houston, Ken in Los Angeles and Hernan in Chile.