The JamBase Podcast Episode 4: Lebo, Umphrey’s McGee, Neal Casal & More
The fourth episode of The JamBase Podcast is now available for your listening pleasure. Stream or download the installment using your podcast provider of choice including using the player at the bottom of this post. Episode Four features hosts David Onigman and Andy Kahn who are back to bring listeners news, opinions and interviews with a focus on live music.
As usual, “The Rundown” opens the show as AK and DaveO discuss several noteworthy news events that have occurred in recent days. They cover a number of tour confirmations, festival lineup announcements, band personnel changes and more.
Scott Bernstein and Andy then chat about “The Art Of The Setlist” with Lebo (Dan Lebowitz). AK and ScottyB talked with Lebo at JamBase HQ in San Francisco. The guitarist discusses how ALO puts their setlists together, the method the band used when they only had time for three songs at Farm Aid 2012, his process for Lebo & Friends’ setlists and many additional topics.
Umphrey’s McGee is the sponsor of the episode and the band’s Brendan Bayliss tells us about “Whistle Kids,” one of many standout tracks from the recently released it’s not us. Brendan discusses the songwriting process, shares a portion of the demo he recorded in his bedroom and then introduces the final album cut.
Episode Four ends with the audio component of JamBase’s long-running column, “The Art Of The Sit-In.” This month’s column focuses on Neal Casal of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Circles Around The Sun. Casal tells “The Art Of The Sit-In” writer and host Chad Berndtson about the night he and Chris Robinson sat-in with Gov’t Mule on The Black Crowes’ favorite “Sometimes Salvation.” Neal goes into detail about his experience and what he brought to the table at The Tower Theatre in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania on May 19, 2017. Enjoy the audio component and look for this month’s “The Art Of The Sit-In” column featuring Neal Casal to be published early next week.