Episode 15 The JamBase Podcast is available for your listening pleasure. Stream or download our new installment, which gets started with our usual “The Rundown” segment presenting a look back at news items of note since the last episode. Following “The Rundown” is a special “Tour Stories” interview with The String Cheese Incident keyboardist Kyle Hollingsworth. Episode 15 wraps with an “Art Of The Setlist” discussion with the members of The Mother Hips.
Host Scott Bernstein delivers a solo edition of “The Rundown.” ScottyB recaps Dead & Company’s recent stop at Alpine Valley in Wisconsin that featured special guest Justin Vernon of Bon Iver sitting-in. Scotty shares his thoughts on the Wisco-native’s collaboration that included such Grateful Dead classics as “Black Muddy River,” “Friend Of The Devil” and “Bird Song.” Next, “The Rundown” takes a look at Neil Young and Promise Of The Real’s recent three-show run in Santa Barbara, California and headlining set at the Arroyo Seco festival in Pasadena. Scotty delves into Young and POTR’s varied setlists including the live debuts of Le Noise cuts “Someone’s Gonna Rescue You” and “Angry World.” Finally, ScottyB closes out “The Rundown” by reviewing his experience seeing Bruce Springsteen theatrical performance of Springsteen On Broadway. You’ll have to listen to the episode for details of his memorable evening with The Boss in NYC.
Andy Kahn interviewed Kyle Hollingsworth at the recent Summer Camp Music Festival in Chillicothe, Illinois. The special “Tour Stories” segment focuses on Kyle’s experience as a seasoned home brewer. The beer-centric discussion finds Kyle describing his start as home brewer in the late-1970s, his favorite styles of beer to brew and drink, balancing homebrewing with touring, hosting beer fests, collaborating with breweries on special releases, the similarities between the jam scene and craft brewing communities and more.
Following Kyle’s segment, the episode continues with “The Art Of The Setlist” and AK chatting with Tim Bluhm, Greg Loiacono and John Hofer of The Mother Hips. The trio met up with Andy prior to their recent tour stop in Minneapolis to explain their approach to preparing for shows. They discuss incorporating songs from their new album Chorus into the live environment, the evolution of older material in their expansive songbook, writing new songs, their Ultimate Setlist shows of the past (and perhaps future) and other aspects of setlisting.