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Artist Interview: Kenny Wayne Shepherd on The Jamcast - Session 1 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 February 2007 05:39
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In the summer of 2004, Kenny Wayne Shepherd spent two weeks traveling through the heartland of America filming a documentary about the spirit of the blues and the players who are primarily responsible for shaping the sound of blues and rock music today. The project is called 10 Days Out: Blues From The Backroads and is due out on January 23.

In session one of The Jamcast, Ken and Kenny discuss the origins of the film 10 Days Out, the road experience, the amazing artists he connected with, and the unique perspectives gained along the way.

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Artist Interview: Jack Blades on The Jamcast PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 26 February 2007 04:55
In Session 1 of The Jamcast with Jack Blades, Ken and Jack discuss his transition from a guitar player to a bass player at a young age. You'll hear how Jack and Tommy Shaw hooked-up in 1989 in the Damn Yankees, and how they wrote "High Enough" at Tommy's New York apartment in 30-minutes. Plus, you'll hear how Ted Nugent tweaked the song. Listen to Session 1 >

Shaw-Blades INFLUENCE is due out on March 6 and is the duo’s first album since their recently re-released 1995 debut, HALLUCINATION. Like the debut--and unlike their history-carving decades as icons in the more hard-rock minded Styx, Night Ranger and Damn Yankees--the latest release is rooted in acoustic guitar and organic production, harvesting a decade of musical influences into 11 tracks (on which Blades and Shaw played all the music except for drums and the occasional keyboards). With classics from the ‘60s and ‘70s including the Mamas and the Papas’ “California Dreamin’,” Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth” and Steely Dan’s “Dirty Work,” INFLUENCE offers a track-by-track chronology of the musical era that helped define modern rock.
 
Artist to Watch: Seth Davin of Dropping Daylight on The Jamcast PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 February 2007 05:47

In this session of The Jamcast, Ken spends some time with up-and- comer Seth Devlin of Dropping Daylight. You'll hear Ken and Seth riff on how he joined the band, and Seth's past and present musical influences. They also spoke about what life is like for the band on the road with their real busy tour schedule. And finally, they cover his approach to studio production.

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Dropping Daylight are very much part of the post-emo era of American indie rock, with songs that favor anthemic choruses and jagged, distorted guitar parts. However, at the same time, the young Minneapolis quartet are in some ways a throwback to a time about decade prior to their early-2000s birth: Guitarist Seth Davin and his brother Sebastian Davin's clever lyrics, rhythmic piano lines and smooth '70s AM radio pop style strongly recall one-time alternative rock favorites like Ben Folds Five, the Eels, the New Radicals and Fastball. Regular touring and a buzz-enhancing performance at the 2004 South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin led the quartet to sign with the Sony/BMG indie rock imprint Octone Records. After changing their name to Dropping Daylight, the band did the Vans Warped Tour and opened for a number of rising pop-punk and emo acts. Dropping Daylight's full-length debut, Brace Yourself, was released in the spring of 2006. Stewart Mason, All Music Guide

 
Artist Interview: Kenny Wayne Shepherd on The Jamcast - Session 3 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 21 February 2007 06:15

In Session 3 with Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Ken and Ken look back at how he learned to play the guitar, the philosophy on soloing, his relationship with Double Trouble, and how his Strat is really the only guitar for him.

It’s yet another enjoyable session with KWS. We hope to have him back again soon.

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Artist to Watch: Matt Rae PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 13 February 2007 08:21
Matt Rae has many credits on his “Tele-Master” resume. Some of his six-string highlights include the second guitarist seat in the Arlen Roth band for the last six years, a top 10 finish in Guitar Player Magazine’s “Guitar Hero 2005” competition, as well as sharing the stage with guitar greats and artists such as Debbie Davies, Johnny A and Forest Lee Jr., Commander Cody, Levon Helm and Redd Volkaert.

Matt’s style is a “countrified mix of surf-a-billy, blue-funk-pop-jazz original instrumental numbers as well as a slew of pure-pop-guitar standards." He has two CD’s to his credit. His first with the fitting title of “Twang,” and his follow-up album titled “Tele-Pathic.” Both albums have received high praise from industry publications such as Vintage Guitar, 20th Century Guitar, and soon to be...Guitar Jam Daily.

In this edition of The Jamcast, Matt Rae and Ken Volpe discuss his first instruments, taking lessons from his Mom and other teachers through out his life. They also cover his past recording projects and what he is currently involved in today.

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Artist Interview: Steve Kimock on The Jamcast PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 07 February 2007 13:07
Steve Kimock is best known for creating music that is generally considered to be the nearest modern day sound to that of the Grateful Dead, and his music is held in high esteem by diehard fans of the former band and by members of the Grateful Dead themselves.

Kimock has toured and recorded with (among others) Jerry Joseph’s Little Women (1988), The Psychedelic Guitar Circus (1993), Steve Kimock & Friends (early 90s), and Everybody Slides (1996). Kimock has also been featured on the two most recent recordings by Bruce Hornsby ("Big Swing Face" and "Here Comes the Noisemakers"), and toured as featured guitarist with Bruce Hornsby and his band in the fall of 2002.

Though SKB is now Kimock’s primary musical focus, he continues to play other outlets such as acoustic performances that have allowed him to play some of his favorite and diverse instruments publicly, including custom guitars, vintage lap steels and arch tops, Hawaiian guitars and even an octave mandolin. These special performances also have offered Kimock the opportunity to connect with his folk roots and with old musical friends.

In session one of the Jamcast, Steve and Ken discuss his first guitar, first live concert, his approach to the guitar, and what he listens to for inspiration.

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