Craig Finn shares with Ted how music opened his world, going from nerd to “cool kid” to pioneering two bands with urgent lyrics and driving guitars, 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 to Ted about heartache, death & elusive love, racism in music, the mystery of songwriting, an amazing “last supper” alongside the immortals Townes Van Zandt and Rick Danko, and a come-to-Jesus with his therapist. (Some language may offend some listeners)
Sitting in New York City's historic Washington Square Park, Ted talks with Jerry Douglas who shares how he went 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.
From Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, New York, Ted talks with Amy Helm who opens up about some terrifying musical lessons, the struggle to grieve privately for her Dad while the public was holding tributes, and the challenges & rewards of covering her parents’ hit songs.
John Lodge of The Moody Blues