Marc Cohn relives his career-changing trip to Memphis and the days writing his breathtaking debut album, candidly reflects on the long breaks in his music, and as a shooting victim, considers his unique voice in the wake of the Florida school shootings.
John Lodge pulls back the curtain on musical history, from a boy fascinated with Buddy Holly to playing bass for the legendary Moody Blues to his latest solo work. Plus his advice to all musicians and the long-awaited call from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Craig Finn shares how music opened his world, going from nerd to “cool kid” to pioneering two bands with urgent lyrics and driving guitars. Plus the strategy of releasing 4 albums in 5 years, feeling scared when he went solo, and the future for The Hold Steady.
Alejandro Escovedo opens up about heartache, death & elusive love, racism in music, and the mystery of songwriting. Plus an amazing “last supper” alongside the immortals Townes Van Zandt and Rick Danko and a come-to-Jesus with his own therapist. (Some language may offend some listeners)
Jerry Douglas joins us in Washington Square Park and reveals going from being a 5 year old with a squeaky voice to winning 14 Grammys mastering the dobro. And along the way, becoming one of the most recorded musicians ever.
Amy Helm welcomes us into Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY and lets us in on some terrifying musical lessons, the struggle to grieve privately for her Dad while the public was holding tributes, and the challenges and rewards of covering hit songs by her parents, Levon Helm and Libby Titus.
Marc Cohn and Ted before a show in Salisbury, Massachusetts