The JamBase Podcast Episode 7: Holly Bowling, Tom Hamilton & James Casey
The seventh installment of The JamBase Podcast is now live. Listeners can stream or download using the podcast provider of their choice or through the audio embedded at the bottom of this post. Episode Seven begins with “The Rundown” featuring a discussion of recent news stories, followed by Ghost Light band mates Holly Bowling and Tom Hamilton participating in a “Quit My Day Job” segment and “Tour Stories” with Trey Anastasio Band multi-instrumentalist James Casey.
Hosts Scott Bernstein and David Onigman lead “The Rundown” on this episode. ScottyB and DaveO discuss the start of Bob Weir and Phil Lesh‘s first-ever duo tour. Then, Scotty shares his thoughts on David Byrne‘s tour opener, which he attended this past Saturday night in Red Bank, New Jersey. Next, DaveO recaps My Morning Jacket‘s recent One Big Holiday ’18 performances before Scotty ends “The Rundown” with the news Phish confirmed this summer’s Curveball festival.
Scotty then welcomes Holly Bowling and Tom Hamilton for a “Quit My Day Job” segment, which was recorded aboard Jam Cruise 16. Holly talks about her time as a music teacher and how a previous appearance on Jam Cruise helped her make the decision to pursue a full-time career as a touring musician. Tommy then discusses the myriad of jobs he held, including working as a plumber, before Joe Russo’s Almost Dead took off. On March 20, Bowling, Hamilton and the rest of Ghost Light kick off their debut tour at Winston’s in San Diego.
Episode Seven is sponsored by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats and the band’s new album coming out tomorrow on Stax Records, Tearing At The Seams. Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats share audio of the Tearing At The Seams track “You Worry Me.”
This installment comes to a close with a “Tour Stories” segment featuring James Casey. James talks with Scott Bernstein and Andy Kahn about the Trey Anastasio Band’s cover of “Coming In From The Cold” by Bob Marley and how he got the gig with TAB. He then recounts painful memories of terrible experiences he had with a tour manager that took advantage of him and what he described as the “worst sound man alive.”