The JamBase Podcast Episode 11: Natalie Cressman & Dave Simonett
The 11th episode of The JamBase Podcast is now available for your enjoyment. Listen through the embedded player at the bottom of this post or tune in via your preferred podcast service. The latest installment of the series features “The Rundown,” Natalie Cressman of the Trey Anastasio Band telling “Tour Stories” and a “The Art Of The Setlist” discussion with Dave Simonett of Trampled By Turtles.
Episode 11 begins in typical fashion with “The Rundown” of recent news stories. Andy Kahn and David Onigman host the podcast-opening segment, which includes DaveO’s first-hand account of Neil Young & Crazy Horse’s return to the stage for the first time since 2014. The pair also talk about Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio’s recently-completed trio tour and briefly discuss other tours that have been announced in the past two weeks.
Next up is Natalie Cressman sharing a few tales from the road for a “Tour Stories” segment hosted by Scott Bernstein. The Trey Anastasio Band vocalist/trombonist explains how she joined the band, her first musical collaboration with Jennifer Hartswick and her early days on tour. Natalie also tells us about an interesting item made for her by an overzealous fan, the origins of her “Chainsaw” nickname, singing Ana Tijoux’s “1977” and more.
Partisan Records is the sponsor of Episode 11 of The JamBase Podcast and one of the label’s 2018 releases is Erika Wennerstrom’s Sweet Unknown. Episode 11 continues with “Extraordinary Love,” the lead single off the Heartless Bastards’ frontwoman’s first-ever solo LP.
Finally, today’s episode ends with Trampled By Turtles’ Dave Simonett sitting for a “The Art Of The Setlist” segment with Andy Kahn. Simonett and Trampled By Turtles will take the stage for the first time since 2016 on Friday night at the Palace Theatre in St. Paul. The band’s return to the road comes on the same day they release the new studio album Life Is Good On The Open Road. Dave and AK discuss many topics related to Simonett’s setlist process including the role the new material will play, adapting setlists on the fly based on the audience and what makes a good opening song.