The JamBase Podcast Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of The JamBase Podcast. So far, we’ve published 26 episodes and a bonus installment. Episodes start with “The Rundown” of recent news stories and typically continue with a pair of interview segments based around a specific theme.
One popular segment is “The Art Of The Setlist” in which musicians share trade secrets of how they decide what to play. Warren Haynes not only filled us in on how he puts Gov’t Mule setlists together, but also discussed the process The Allman Brothers Band used during his tenure in the legendary group. Bruce Hornsby explained why he doesn’t use a setlist and Chris Robinson told us the Chris Robinson Brotherhood is a democratic collective … except when it comes to setlists.
“Tour Stories” gives some of our favorite musicians a chance to share tales from life on the road. Mimi Naja of Fruition recalled the experience of opening for Jack Johnson in large venues, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead’s Scott Metzger told us about siphoning fuel in an effort to make it to a gig on time and Kyle Hollingsworth of The String Cheese Incident talked about his love of craft brewing.
Our “Reelin’ In The Years” segment features discussions with musicians such as Ivan Neville and George Porter Jr. about the various methods of touring they’ve used over the course of their illustrious careers, while “All Access” includes chats with music industry vets that play a role in the scene off-stage. “Quit My Day Job,” “Worst Show Ever” and “Musical Mentors” are among the other segments you’ll hear from the likes of Steve Kimock, Amanda Shires, Marcus King, Melvin Seals, G. Love, Holly Bowling, Neal Casal, Chris Wood, members of Umphrey’s McGee, The Mother Hips, TAUK, Spafford, Turkuaz and more.