While the number 13 is said to be unlucky, the axiom doesn’t hold true for The JamBase Podcast. The 13th episode of The JamBase Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure using the audio embedded at the bottom of this post or via your preferred podcast provider. Up first is “The Rundown” discussion of recent news stories. Then, famed pianist Bruce Hornsby joins us for “The Art Of The Setlist.” Finally, Club d’Elf leader Mike Rivard chats about his “Musical Mentors.”
Andy Kahn and Scott Bernstein serve as hosts for “The Rundown.” Scotty starts off the segment by recapping the start of Dave Matthews Band’s first tour since 2016. AK then recounts his experience attending this past weekend’s Summer Camp Music Festival at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Illinois. The pair also discuss Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi’s sit-in with Eric Clapton and recap recent festival and tour announcements.
Episode 13 rolls on with Scotty’s “The Art Of The Setlist” chat with Bruce Hornsby that took place this past weekend at City Winery in New York City. Hornsby is the rare artist who doesn’t utilize a pre-planned setlist before taking the stage both for his solo shows and with his The Noisemakers supporting band. Bruce explains the genesis of his approach, the new lineup of The Noisemakers he’s on the road with this summer, his upcoming performance with Virginia Symphony Orchestra at the Funhouse Fest and more.
This installment of The JamBase Podcast is sponsored by Concord Records. On June 22, Concord will issue Los Angeles-based power trio The Record Company’s sophomore album All Of This Life. Episode 13 continues with “Life To Fix,” the lead single from the forthcoming LP.
The episode concludes with Mike “Micro” Rivard discussing his “Musical Mentors” backstage at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Rivard’s Club d’Elf project recently celebrated their 20th anniversary and Micro takes us through the origins of the collective, which features a rotating cast of collaborators. One of the musical mentors Rivard talks about is the late Mark Sandman, who was a big brother of sorts to Micro. Rivard also recounts his first meeting with longtime collaborator Brahim Fribgane and how Brahim helped teach Mike about Moroccan music. Additionally, he gives love to Hassan Hakmoun for his sintar tutelage. Finally, Rivard reveals what the future holds for Club d’Elf.