Episode 10 is now up on 🍏, google play, Stitcher and Tunein! Singer/Songwriter and children’s book shop manager Emily Henry sat down with Matt to discuss Patty Griffin’s debut record from 1998 titled Flaming Red, and its continued impact on her own creative output. You’ll hear discussions about lyrics and the concept of transformational songwriting that makes its way into both Patty and Emily’s songwriting processes. Enjoy! 😊🙌
Episode 9 is now available on 🍏, google play, Stitcher and TuneIn! Drummer, teacher, booking agent and app developer Ben Potok chatted with Matt about Dave Matthews Band’s 2001 album “Everyday.” Ben talks about being transfixed by “ghost notes” in the groove played by Carter Beauford and listening to “Everyday” in his 1989 Buick LeSabre which subsequently changed his approach to his drum kit. Enjoy! 👋✌️✌️
Episode 8 is now up on 🍏 , google play, Stitcher and TuneIn ! I had the privilege to chat with Dr. Eugene Foley of Foley Entertainment. We step back in time to 1978 and discuss the debut record from the legendary and original Van Halen. Gene talks about the origins of the band, their connection to Gene Simmons of Kiss, VH’s musical influence on riders, and how blown away he was listening to Eddie Van Halen’s epic instrumental “Eruption” for the first time as a teenager. Enjoy! 👋☝️☝️☝️
Episode 7 is now up on 🍏, google play, Stitcher and TuneIn! This week I’m sharing with you an extensive & freewheeling conversation with musician Derek Evry on the 2004 album Guilt Show by Lawrence, KS rock outfit The Get Up Kids, their last with Vagrant Records. Derek describes Guilt Show as a perfect batch of chocolate chip cookies in the catalogue of TGUK recordings. Guilt Show followed 2002’s On A Wire, which caught many of TGUK’s hardcore fans off guard with its mellower, acoustic driven ballads.
Shortly after recording this episode, we learned via social media the band had parted ways w/ keyboardist James Dewees, who was with the band since 1999 & played a critical role in the sound and textures of Guilt Show. 👋☝️☝️Enjoy!
Episode 6 is now available on 🍏, google play, Stitcher and TuneIn! I had the privilege to speak with my great friend Richard Newcomb about the rock band Jets to Brazil’s debut record from 1998 titled Orange Rhyming Dictionary, their first on indie label Jade Tree Records. JTB was a group that formed following the breakup of 3 key punk bands (JAWBREAKER, who reunited in 2017, Handsome and Texas is the Reason). We geeked out a plenty on the songs and courageously attempted to dissect singer Blake Schwarzenbach’s lyrics and possible correlations to what was happening with JAWBREAKER in the mid 90’s. Enjoy the conversation!
Episode 5 is now available on 🍏, google play, Stitcher and TuneIn! Chatting with my friend Jessica Graae about The Buggles debut effort from 1979 titled The Age of Plastic, society’s evolving relationship with technology and its related influence on recorded sound. Enjoy! If you like these conversations, press that Subscribe button. 👉
Episode 4 is now up on 🍏, Google Play, Stitcher and TuneIn! Had lots of fun chatting with my friend Daniel Hill of YellowTieGuy about The Wallflowers breakthrough 2nd record from 1996, Bringing Down the Horse, and the impact the record continues to have on YTG as an artist.