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Episode 76: Guitarist Jeff Raines of Galactic Brings The Funk

In the early-to-mid-‘90s, guitarist Jeff Raines and bassist Robert Mercurio, childhood friends from outside Washington, DC, were attending different schools in New Orleans and creating what would become one of the city’s staple acts, the funk-forward collective Galactic, which has grown from its New Orleans funk roots into a fusion of traditional and modern styles,…

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Episode 72: Nuevo Flamenco Guitarist Jonathan Fritz

Jonathan Fritz is a Nuevo Flamenco artist from New York City and travels the world playing for a wide range of audiences. As a self taught player, he has mastered many guitar stylings and is a passionate stage performer. He has toured with an eclectic mix of artists, such as Lionel Richie and Richie Havens…

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Episode 59: Guitarist Scott Sharrard (Little Feat, Gregg Allman Band) Interview

Scott Sharrard is an American musical artist widely known as the lead guitarist and musical director of the Gregg Allman Band. A prolific songwriter and talented singer, he has also released several soul-influenced albums of his own including three with his first band, The Chesterfields, followed by three solo albums and, most recently, the eponymous…

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Episode 52: Jazz Funk Fusion Guitarist Dean Brown Interview

Dean Brown graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1977. During that time in Boston he performed with his own groups as well as Tiger’s Baku, replacing Mike Stern in that group before moving to New York around 1980 and joining Billy Cobham’s band. Since 1982 Brown has been recording and/or touring worldwide with his…

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Episode 27: Guitarist John Scofield (Miles Davis) Interview

John Scofield’s guitar work has influenced jazz since the late 70’sand is going strong today. Possessor of a very distinctive sound and stylistic diversity, Scofield is a masterful jazz improviser whose music generally falls somewhere between post-bop, funk edged jazz, and R & B. Born in Ohio and raised in suburban Connecticut, Scofield took up…

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Episode 25 : Guitarist Paul Jackson Jr. (Michael Jackson)

In The Beginning Born and based in Los Angeles and a member of numerous local bands from his early teens, including a band composed of himself and his siblings, Paul Jackson, Jr. very quickly established his skill and sensitivity and was soon called upon to do many R&B and pop sessions, as well as jazz…

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Episode 19: Guitarist Eric Krasno of Soulive and Lettuce

Joe Kelley Radio interviews NYC guitarist Eric Krasno. For nearly two decades, Eric Krasno has been an omnipresent figure in popular music. We’ve heard his virtuosic, innovative guitar playing with Soulive and Lettuce (both of which he co-founded), seen him onstage supporting the likes of the Rolling Stones, Dave Mathews Band, John Mayer and The…

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Episode 14: Connecticut Musician Tim Webster

Tim Webster has played in the Connecticut scene for over 30 years in all styles (guitar and vocals). Some of the bands he has played in : Kimberly Bon, Back Flash, “Don’t Tell Daddy”, East Brown Street Horns, Blues Alley, “By Popular Demand”, New York Border Blues Band and “Endless”, His current projects include “East…

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