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Episode 108: Aron Magner (the Disco Biscuits/SPAGA)
1:46:15Aron Magner sat down with Rob and Seth in a suite at CoolRay Field in Lawrenceville, GA. The resulting conversation, and some recent Aron Magner music combine to make up the bulk of this episode. Aron talks about his experiences during lockdown, and how his wife convinced him to bring his captivating and soothing ambient music to the world. He also talks about what inspired him to put together a jazz'y band, how said band came together, why he named it after a Disco Biscuits song and how that classic Biscuits song (SPAGA) got its name in the first place. Mags also shares many Biscuits stories. We learn why he chose to go to UPenn, how he initially met the band, how he knew a certain synthesizer would change his life, and about his involvement in some of the most recent Biscuits originals. Aron also talks about the ebb and flow of the band's career, about his input in the most recent batch of tDB material, about how the band decides where to improvise and about playing in bands with founding members of The Grateful Dead. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 107: Nikki Glaspie
1:44:23Nikki Glaspie kindly went out of her way so that Rob and Seth could conduct their first-ever interview at Stanwood Studios in the Kirkwood section of Atlanta. Nikki talks about her highest profile bands - Kamani, Punkadelic and (of course) Nth Power. She describes some of her lockdown experiences, talks about her somewhat hidden singing talent, shares some of her experiences with Col. Bruce Hampton, explains her attachment to basketball and the relaxed conversation traverses many other topics. Glaspie also talks about how she met Bruno Speight from the iconic Atlanta electro-funk S.O.S Band, and about some of the lesser-known funk music who inspired her, particularly an early 80s release from Robson Jorge & Lincoln Olivetti. Nikki also happily leaps into the wayback machine and shares some of her earliest drumming memories, offers memories on touring with Beyonce and walks us through why her time with Dumpstaphunk was so pivotal. The episode also features some Nth Power music and concludes with an exclusive track from Nikki's band, Kamani. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 106 Dave Bruzza/Andrew Lincoln
2:01:37Dave Bruzza and Andrew Lincoln of Greensky Bluegrass huddled in a AAA-level minor league dugout to talk shop with Rob and Seth. Bruzza gets cozy talking about songwriting, the recently recorded next GsBg record, experiencing COVID in the wake of a divorce, how the COVID break will probably serve as a hiatus the band was looking to take anyway, and more. Bruzza’ inimitable low-key charisma comes through the entire time. Then, Andrew Lincoln takes us on his journey from having a powerful psychedelic moment while Candace Brightman was running Widespread Panic’s to becoming the lighting designer for Greensky Bluegrass during the band’s rise from clubs to…..well…..baseball stadiums. We learn how burning someone with a cigarette was his entry into the world of Greensky Bluegrass, how other LD’s impact his work (particularly Paul Hoffman of WsP), about his forthcoming side business and we just get the awesome essence of the enigma that is Lincoln. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Checking In: Michael League
1:03:34Rob and Seth talk with four-time Grammy award-winning Michael League of Bokanté and Snarky Puppy about his GroundUP Music debut solo release, "So Many Me" in immediate advance of the release of its lead single, "Right Where I Fall." While the sound of this record differs greatly from Michael's other work, he explains how it also has a "bringing it all back home" feel for him personally. We learn how being in quarantine in Spain and viewing his native US from afar during 2020 greatly impacted the music and lyrics of this record, how he ended up touring (and then recording) in duo format with Bill Laurance, why he has developed an affinity for trios and duos, how Atlanta's #1 Snarky Super Fan Jake Funkmayor ended up contributing to SP's "17" release and a good bit more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 105: wTnS 5th Anniversary Special (part 2 of 2)
1:41:45Rob and Seth complete their celebration of five years in podcasting with more segments they found most indicative of this podcast's spirit. This is the first of a two-part 5th Anniversary special with fresh commentary, above said segments, and some other choice moments of words and song. In this episode you will hear from Stanley Clarke, Billy Cobham, Sam Bush, Neal Casal, Brendan Bayliss, Peter Rowan and Michael League. Please download and listen to their insight, and to stories about Chick Corea, Lenny White, The Grateful Dead, Saturday Night Live, Emmylou Harris, Ryan Adams, Steve Miller, Ali Baba's Tahini, Bill Monroe, Eliades Ochoa (Buena Vista Social Club) and so much more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 104: wTnS 5th Anniversary Special (part 1 of 2)
1:21:25Seth and Rob tip their hats at five years of podcasting by each choosing five segments they found most indicative of this podcast's spirit. This is the first of a two-part 5th Anniversary special with fresh commentary, above said segments, and some other choice moments of words and song. In this episode you will hear from Col. Bruce Hampton, Michael League, Karl Denson, Jeff Coffin, Jon Fishman and Billy Strings. Please download and listen to their insight, and stories about The Rolling Stones, Phish, Dave Matthews Band, Santana, Del McCoury, David Grisman and so much more. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Tweener L - A Very Col. Christmas
1:01:56In 2020, wTnS wasn’t able to bring the Annual Col. Bruce Hampton Tribute to you, our listeners. Given this, and the fact that many of you are still stuck at home almost a year into the COVID nightmare - wTnS decided to bring you a li’l Col. Bruce Hampton podcast gift for the 2020 Christmas/whatever holiday you celebrate season. We dug deep into the podcast vault, and unEarthed some previously unheard audio from interviews conducted in Atlanta’s Diamond Street Studios before one of TDawg’s legendary “Holiday Hootenanny” concerts. The amazing Larry Keel, Jason Carter (Del McCoury Band, Travelin’ McCourys), Nick DiSebastian (Bonaventure Quartet, Madrid Express, Town Mountain), Lyndsay Pruett (Jon Stickley Trio, Asheville Tango Orchestra, Hot Point Trio), Joey Sommerville (Big Joe Burrell, Papa J Sez), Rev. Jeff Mosier (Aquarium Rescue Unit, Blueground Undergrass) and Bill Fleming (Hair Of The Dog, Expand Band) help the hosts celebrate The Col. a whole lot, and the Christmas Holiday Spirit a little bit as well. We are treated to four exclusive duet performances mixed with some stunning stories! Jeff and Rob even share one example of how even from the beyond, The Col. continues to mess with his friends. Bruce himself finds his way into this episode cosmically, verbally and musically (the latter thanks to his Live at The Vista Room record with the Madrid Express). See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Inside Georgia Music - Pilot Episode | ATL Motor Speedway Pandemic Drive-In Concerts
1:06:24This is the pilot episode of a new Inside Out wTnS series which finds hosts Rob Turner and Seth Weiner focusing on the Georgia music world. The podcasts’ goal is to shine a light on all things related to the Georgia music industry - and the people, artists and supporters who make it all happen. In this first episode, we take a look at how Collectiv and Beware Presents were able to put on large-scale concerts at The Atlanta Motor Speedway during a global pandemic. We focus on the pair of Umphrey’s McGee concerts which took place in October (one of which was almost canceled due to tornado warnings). First, Eric Von Haessler of WSB’s “Von Haessler Doctrine shares insight about the Speedway itself, as well as about how his interest in NASCAR was rekindled when he moved to Atlanta in the late 90s. Then, we dive into the preparation, execution, and enjoyment of this unique event from multiple angles. The Site/Event Director (Kit Blanchard) explains about how many folks had to be on board with each other to make the shows happen, particularly in the immediate wake of tornado warnings on Saturday. We also hear of the experiences of a Social Distancing Ambassador (Nicholas Woodruff), and a long-time music fan who traveled from Colorado to see the Umphrey’s McGee, “Drive-in At The Speedway” concert (Steve Homer). The episode ends with Jake Cinninger of Umphrey’s McGee giving his thoughts on the band’s experience, and how it all looked and felt from their position. Sprinkled throughout the episode are thoughts and feedback from the hosts, who attended the first of these two concerts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Checking In: Jake Cinninger (UM) Talking Eddie Van Halen
50:54The lead guitarist of Umphrey's McGee and Ali Baba's Tahini, Jake Cinninger kindly gave Seth and Rob some time to talk about one of his elite guitar heroes, Eddie Van Halen. Eddie was a pivotal part of Jake's decision to focus on playing guitar to the extent that he did. We hear Jake discuss (and demonstrate with his guitar) how Eddie was an innovator, how he evolved as a player and the importance of Van Halen. Jake also talks about how he first heard Van Halen, and the time he saw them live. Jake also talks about, and demonstrates how Eddie impacted his songwriting. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Episode 103: Afie Jurvanen (Bahamas)
1:53:01Seth and Rob sit down with one of Weiner's absolute favorite musical artists, Bahamas. This is the performance name for Afie Jurvanen, a brilliant Canadian (with strong roots to Finland) singer/songwriter. The band's fifth release, "Sad Hunk" is a continuation of this artist's brilliant studio career. Afie shares some insight on specific songs on the record, and elaborates on how his songwriting process has evolved. Conversation flows freely as the topics include his forthcoming webcast series, salmon fishing, scheming/executing strong backing vocals, allowing happiness to happen to you, being a father and how "Half Your Love" is a bit of a reward for him constantly challenging himself to write a better and more compelling love song. We also hear about the Robbie Robertson and others are among his listeners, how his Nova Scotia province avoided COVID and how much he learned touring with more established artists - particularly Feist. Jurvanen even shares with our listeners a revelation he had when while high on mushrooms as a teen, he was confronted with a firearm - and he gives specific hints of what a Jurvanen-curated music festival might be like. All of the music contained in this episode is from the Bahamas' 2020 release, "Sad Hunk." See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.