One Step Ahead of the Blues
I’ll start with the soundtrack of a film that was another zenith in my career as a cinephile: Quentin Tarantino’s “Reservoir Dogs.”
A few days prior to the band’s upcoming show Deer Tick’s Ian O’Neil talks about everything from Deervana to labels to how the band got its ‘appropriately repulsive’ name with Geoff Hanson.
Galactic’s rhythm section – Robert Mercurio and Stanton Moore – are also the rhythm section behind the band Dragon Smoke, a New Orleans super group that closes the Telluride Jazz Festival Sunday, Aug. 3.
Everyone loves discovering new music, and you can rest assured that playlists everywhere are being loaded up with songs from new favorite bands discovered at The Ride.
Thievery’s music explores myriad styles including Brazilian, dub, acid jazz, reggae, Indian and Middle Eastern rhythms.
Thoughts on the 41st Telluride Bluegrass Festival.
This past May I worked the Base Camp Theater at Mountainfilm in the park and was flabbergasted at the state of the stage. It is literally coming apart, floorboard by floorboard.
Trolling the internet for “Till the Morning Comes Around” by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals leads to a revelation.
There were multiple epicenters of rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues in the U.S. Then there was Muscle Shoals.
The curious thing about “Good Times.”
(For link to music, paste https://www.sendspace.com/pro/dl/ovwfgc in your browser) For people who love music, deejaying at KOTO is like skiing three feet of powder on a bluebird day. Sitting in the deejay stool with a blank slate of musical possibilities in front of you is simply nirvana. For two years, I deejayed the afternoon drive at […]
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Hanson writes about some of these mixes and also sprinkle in some contemporary radio shows from KOTO (One Step Ahead of the Blues airs every other Wednesday from 3-5 p.m., and my next show is Wednesday, April 30).
Geoff Hanson writes about the making of the soundtrack of his 1996 film, ‘Scrapple,’ and reminisces about his early days with Taj Majal.