The Sound Podcast
By Ira Haberman
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A music discovery podcast, rooted in musicians and music inspired by the Grateful Dead.
||CleanEpisode 33: Eric Krasno||You've heard his incredible work, in Soulive and before that Lettuce, but perhaps you don't know enough about Eric Krasno. He has risen to become a sought after Grammy award winning writer and producer that plays with virtually everyone on the...||6/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32: Grahame Lesh of Midnight North||While he certainly has the musical pedigree, this Lesh is making his own mark with a great band that features outstanding 3 part harmonies, great songs and a really great vibe. We’ve had a chance to listen to their latest release “Under the...||6/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31: Reed Mathis||Since his debut record for this project "Beathoven" put out, Reed Mathis has assembled a hot band dubbed Electric Beathoven and taken his latest project on the road. To be clear, Electric Beathoven is an improvisational rock band that is guided by the...||6/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30: Dave Brandwein of Turkuaz||Describing Turkuaz as a pure funk band doesn’t do the musicians in this band enough justice, they play it all. Favorites on the Jamband Festival scene, these guys know how to bring the party wherever they go. I had a chance to sit down with...||6/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29: Nicole Atkins||Nicole is an incredible vocalist and songwriter who’s taken some time since her last record Slow Phaser, to get married, figure out life and write new material. We’ve always been a big fan of her work, and the fact that she’s joined Joe...||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28: Steve Kimock||The aptly named “Kimock” is the current muse of guitar magician Steve Kimock and includes his son John Morgan Kimock on drums, long time collaborator Bobby Vega on bass and Leslie Mendelson. It was a gigantic thrill to sit down with Steve to catch...||5/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27: Leslie Mendelson||Leslie Mendelson is a Grammy nominated artist that is not as a house hold name but should be! Her 2009 debut Swan Feathers did receive accolades and through all kinds of crummy circumstance we’ve waited a long time for a follow up. The good news is,...||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26: Long Strange Trip with Amir Bar-Lev and David Lemieux||What a LONG STRANGE TRIP is the title of the new Amir Bar-Lev authorized documentary of the Grateful Dead that I caught at the HOT DOC’s screening here in Toronto just a few nights ago. To say it's a trip doesn’t do this four hour long look at our...||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25: Ori Naftaly of Southern Avenue||Though they aren’t a household name yet, I predict big things for Southern Avenue, a Memphis based Blues, R&B, Gospel, Soul quintet, who have burst on the scene virtually out of nowhere. While their sound is tried and true, their story is a...||4/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24: Neal Casal of Chris Robinson Brotherhood||I sat down with Neal Casal guitar player extraordinaire for the Chris Robinson Brotherhood to get his take on what the Betty Blends project, an update on CRB's forthcoming release and a few other items including information on a potential new Circles...||4/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23: Jamie Shields of the New Deal||I would imagine innovating a sound, or rather pioneering a sound and then making your own by mastering it night after night can be a tiring task. That isn’t to say The New Deal, a live electronic band got bored of what they were doing, rather, they...||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 - Tom Hamilton Jr. of American Babies and JRAD||I’ve been following the trajectory of Tom Hamilton’s career ever since his Brother’s Past days in the late 90s back at the Wetlands in New York. Since that time he has moved on to form a new band American Babies and is one of two guitar...||4/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21: Col. Bruce Hampton (Retired)||If there was ever a musician's musician, a spiritual leader for the likes of Phish, Blues Traveler, Derek Trucks and the like, that individual is Col. Bruce Hampton (Retired). He has had a storied music and movie career, and is absolutely a genius for...||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20: Brook Jordan of Twiddle||Imagine living in the shadows of the world's premiere jambands. That's the case for Twiddle who hail from Vermont and often compared to Phish pioneers in the improvisational jamband scene. The truth though, is that the only thing worth of comparison...||3/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19: Mike Gantzer of Aqueous||Show opens with an interesting take on The Grateful Dead's Bertha. Though they are relatively fresh on the jamband scene Aqueous has quickly built up a reputation as a solid groove band who has toured and played many festivals around North...||3/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18: Jeff Mattson of Dark Star Orchestra||The Dark Star Orchestra in it's 20 year existence has become the premier Grateful Dead tribute band. Playing a show from the band's history each night, has rekindled a fan base's love for the music and it's community. Jeff Mattson has played the role...||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17: Derek Trucks||Given his lineage, prowess and ability, it's no surprise that teaming with his equally gifted wife Susan Tedeschi was bound to create an extremely rewarding project for Derek Trucks. 7 years in The Tedeschi Trucks Band has proven to be a musical tour...||3/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16: Susan Tedeschi||When blues musician Susan Tedeschi joined forces with her ace guitar playing husband Derek Trucks to create the Tedeschi Trucks Band 7 years ago, it was a matched made in musical heaven all over again. With the Tedeschi Trucks Band set to release...||3/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14: Natalie Cressman||You may know her name from her work with The Trey Anastasio Band, but Natalie Cressman's work with that group, only scratches the surface of her ability and story. We had a chance to sit down with her to talk about this trombonist solo work, her time...||2/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13: Mars Hotel||We started The Sound Podcast to give rise to music and musicians inspired by the Grateful Dead and the Jamband community. In my little Deadhead community, Mars Hotel is doing just that. Friends? Sure. Musicians? Positively. A great vibe?...||2/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12: Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke||Blackberry Smoke are a rock n roll band out of Georgia, that contend with an old notion that a band, of its stature needs to fit into some neat marketing box of yesteryear. Charlie Starr the band's front man knows exactly what they are, and thats how...||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11: Rich Grossman of The Lizards||Living beyond the borders of where your favorite bands make and tour their music can be a touch annoying. Sure there are always opportunities to travel, but being able to hear the music you love with your community in your own town is also easiest....||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10: Marco Benevento||You may recognize Marco's name from his work with the Benevento/Russo duo, Joe Russo's Almost Dead and countless other projects. It's his solo projects that Marco Benevento though may be most excited by. When you are as accomplished as Marco Benevento...||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9: David Gans||David Gans is a radio host, a writer, a musician, a lecturer and a historian. Few people have lived a professional life inspired by the Grateful Dead and their fans. You probably recognize his name as the host of the syndicated radio show the Grateful...||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8: Scott Metzger||Scott Metzger has played guitar with a diverse group including Trixie Whitely, Phil Lesh and Trey Anastasio amongst others. Aside from also participating in Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Metzger fronts Wolf! A trio that came to be after he and the other...||2/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7: Richard James of Pink Talking Fish||You've heard of supergroups before, like bands that are formed by musicians from other groups. But what if an entire band's repertoire was formed by other groups. Yes, that would be SUPER. Pink Talking Fish is that band, a group that fuses the music...||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6: Scott Sharrard||Scott Sharrard isn't a household name, and thats definitely a mistake. Being the music director and lead guitar player for the Gregg Allman Band is in fact only the tip of the iceberg for this very talented musician. This guy has learnt his craft with...||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5: Scott Allen||While the Deadhead community has certainly borne witness to some incredible music and tales from the road, few have documented both the factual history and the fabled oral history of the band it's community. Scott Allen though, the author of...||1/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: David Lemieux||Grateful Dead 50th Anniversary||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3: Marcus King||A friend of mine, who's opinion I trust implicitly when it comes to music, encouraged me to give The Marcus King Band a spin. What came out of my speakers almost immediately was a sound all too familiar, raging guitar, pleasing horn lines and the...||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2: Levi Robin||Don't judge a book by it's cover. In fact, if you…||12/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1: Holly Bowling||Imagine being so curious and transfixed by a live…||12/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroduction||Listening for the secret, searching for the sound…||12/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Love this podcast!
Give it a listen! Ira knows what he's talking about and the selection of musicals is fantastic. I love it!
The Sound Podcast
If you're a fan of music, especially the Grateful Dead, then this podcast is a must listen!
Ira is fantastic. I knew when the first episode was Holly Bowling it was obvious he has his finger on the pulse of the scene. The guests are all very strong and Ira's knowledge makes it a pleasure to listen to.
Keep up the great work!
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