Deeper Digs in Rock

This show goes deep on rock history. Sister show to Rock N Roll Archaeology.

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  • Listen Up!: Recording Music with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, U2, R.E.M., The Tragically Hip, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Waits…

    Christian speaks in detail with Super Producer/Engineer Mark Howard about his new book, ‘Listen Up!: Recording Music with Bob Dylan, Neil Young, U2, R.E.M., The Tragically Hip, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Waits…’Mark Howard, a record producer/engineer/mixer and a trailblazer in the industry, will take you through the star-studded world of recording and producing Grammy…

  • Hall of Fame Songwriter Chip Taylor

    This week Rock N Roll Archaeologist Christian Swain hunts down Songwriter Hall of Famer Chip Taylor, to talk about his new album ‘Whiskey Salesman’, as well as a fifty year career writing many huge and influential hits.Riding high on the just released album and breakout single ‘Fuck All the Perfect People’2016 Songwriters Hall of Fame…

  • The Show’s The Thing: The Legendary Promoters Of Rock

    Deeper Digs in Rock goes to the movies when Producer/Director team Molly Bernstein and Phillip Dolin sit down with the Rock N Roll Archaeologist to discuss their new documentary, ‘The Show’s The Thing: The Legendary Promoters Of Rock’.  Not only do we get the pleasure of having Molly & Phillip in studio with us, we…

  • Ruffhouse: From the Streets of Philly to the Top of the ’90s Hip Hop Charts with Chris Schwartz

    The Rock n Roll Archaeologist enters the world of Hip Hop for the first time with pioneering producer and record executive, Chris Schwartz!  As founder and President of Ruffhouse Records, Chris signed and help shepherd big names in late 80’s and 90’s hip hop, like Cypress Hill, Kriss Kross, NAS and the Fugees.  He was…

  • Martin Popoff: The World’s Most Famous Heavy Metal Rock Journalist

    The Rock N Roll Archaeologist discusses Heavy Metal and other things with Martin Popoff.  Things go so well that we are pleased to introduce his new show to be called “History in Five Songs with Martin Popoff”!Martin has been described as the world’s most famous heavy-metal journalist, though he has covered plenty of Punk and…

  • Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock’s Greatest Supergroup with David Browne

    Rolling Stone senior writer David Browne sits down with The Rock N Roll Archaeologist to discuss his new book Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young: The Wild, Definitive Saga of Rock’s Greatest Supergroup.Even in the larger-than-life world of rock and roll, it was hard to imagine four more different men. David Crosby, the opinionated hippie guru.…

  • Tom Marshall – Phish Lyricist

    This episode Tom Marshall, lyricist of Phish, joins Christian in his home studio to talk music, podcasting and lot’s of other topics of mutual interest (Christian and Tom are born on the same day).  Joining in on the conversation is Tom’s Osiris podcast network partner R.J. Bee.Tom Marshall is an American lyricist, keyboardist and singer-songwriter…

  • Ace of Cups

    This episode Christian has the pleasure of meeting the lovely ladies of Ace of Cups current members, Mary Ellen Simpson, Denise Kaufman, Mary Gannon and Diane Vitalich for a rousing discussion of the San Francisco music scene of the 1960’s and today.From 1967 to 1972, the Ace of Cups were at the epicenter of the…

  • Babysitting a Band on the Rocks with G.D. Praetorius

    This episode Christian sits down with G.D. Praetorius, author of new book “Babysitting a Band on the Rocks”.  Now a V.P. for a large bank, but back in the day a handler of rock star egos small and large.  Lot’s of good tales from someone who lived the outsider life until he went straight.  Now…

  • Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968 with Ryan Walsh

    The Rock N Roll Archaeologist sits down with author, Ryan H. Walsh to discuss his book, Astral Weeks: A Secret History of 1968. A New York Times best seller.Van “The Man” Morrison’s Astral Weeks is an iconic rock album shrouded in legend, a masterpiece that has touched generations of listeners and influenced everyone from Bruce…

  • Megalife: The Autobiography of Nick Menza by J. Marshall Craig

    Deeper Digs returns after clearing out a week to release Episode 17 of sister show Rock N Roll Archaeology This week Christian sits down with J. Marshall Craig, author of Megalife: The Autobiography of Nick Menza. The uncensored story of one of rock’s greatest drummers who died doing what he loved best.With Nick Menza behind…

  • Bachman

    The Rock N Roll Archaeologist sits down with our first returning guest, Randy Bachman and documentary film director John Barnard to discuss the just released music bio-doc, “Bachman” from Filmrise .In 1974, Bachman Turner Overdrive was one of the biggest bands in the world with classics like Takin’ Care of Business and You Ain’t Seen…

  • Maria Muldaur

    The Rock N Roll Archaeologist sits down with the impishly sweet Maria Muldaur! With a new album of traditional blues and a recent Grammy nomination, Christian and the Greenwich Village born Ms. Muldaur discuss her upbringing, THAT song, her forty one solo albums to date and all the great musicians she has had the pleasure…

  • Wasn’t That A Time: The Weavers, The Blacklist and the Battle for the Soul of America with Jesse Jarnow

    The Rock N Roll Archaeologists gets into the wayback machine to talk about original folk artists The Weavers with Jesse Jarnow author of Wasn’t That A Time: The Weavers, The Blacklist and the Battle for the Soul of America. The dramatic untold story of the Weavers, the hit-making folk-pop quartet destroyed with the aid of…

  • SMASH! Green Day, The Offspring, Bad Religion, NOFX and the ’90s Punk Explosion with Ian Winwood

    Time to stage dive when the Rock N Roll Archaeologist digs deep into guest Ian Winwood’s new book SMASH!: Green Day, The Offspring, Bad Religion, NOFX, and the ’90s Punk Explosion. Two decades after the Sex Pistols and the Ramones birthed punk music into the world, their artistic heirs burst onto the scene and changed…

  • Tyson Meade of Chainsaw Kittens

    The Rock N Roll Archaeologist digs into the origins of 90’s alt-rock with seminal figure Tyson Meade. Often cited as The Godfather of Alternative Rock, Meade was the vocalist for Norman, OK based 90’s rock band Chainsaw Kittens, and before that with mid 80’s influential band Defenestration

  • Hushabye: The Mystics, the Music and the Mob

    The Rock N Roll Archaeologists talks doowop with Al Contrera where they dissect his book, ‘Hushabye: The Mystics, the Music and the Mob’. An original founding member of the Mystics, author Al Contrera tells the true story of how five Brooklyn teenagers went from singing on street corners to fame in the fifties with their…

  • Rock Stars at Home

    You can tell a lot about people from the way they live, and rock stars are no exception. From Graceland to Neverland, private planes to island hideaways, Rock Stars at Home takes you inside the houses, pools, planes, music rooms, playgrounds, and more of the biggest names in rock and pop and some of the…

  • Music Technologist to the Stars: David Frangioni

    This week the Rock n Roll Archaeologist sits down with music technologist to the stars, David Frangioni. Known to Steven Tyler of Aerosmith as Gyro Gear-Loose for his magical abilities in all things audio technology, David has worked with too many rockers to count. Along with the bad boys from Boston, he is also widely…

  • No Cameras Allowed with Julian David Stone

    At the Aftermaster studios in Hollywood, The Rock N Roll Archaeologists sits down with ex-outlaw photographer, Julian David Stone. What’s an “outlaw photographer”? It used to be, anyone with a camera at rock n roll shows needed to be vetted and credentialed by the band and promoters. Every ticket would be printed with, “No Cameras…

  • Chris D. of The Flesh Eaters

    The Rock N Roll Archaeologist digs into the Death Rocker/L.A. Punk supergroup, the Flesh Eaters, with lead vocalist and head visionary, Chris D! Coming out of the original late 1970’s L.A. punk scene, centered around the legendary club The Masque, Chris D, a cerebral poet, journalist and singer, turned in his own brand of Western…

  • The Roof: The Beatles Final Concert with Ken Mansfield

    The Rock N Roll Archaeologist discusses The Beatles’ rooftop concert held fifty years ago this week with audience member and ex-U.S. manager for Apple Corp, Ken Mansfield. Aka: “The Man in the White Coat”. Ken has just released his book, “The Roof: The Beatles Final Concert, published by Post Hill Press.

  • 1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music with Andrew Grant Jackson

    This week in Deeper Digs in Rock, The Rock N Roll Archaeologist sits down with guest, author Andrew Grant Jackson. In great detail Christian and Andrew discuss his 2015 book, ‘1965: The Most Revolutionary Year in Music’. Is it really the most revolutionary year in the rock n roll age? We will find out!

  • Bring it on Home: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin, and Beyond – The Story of Rock’s Greatest Manager

    This week the Rock N Roll Archaeologist sits down with Mark Blake, author of the just released Bring It On Home: Peter Grant, Led Zeppelin, and Beyond–The Story of Rock’s Greatest Manager. Mark Blake is a former Assistant Editor of Q magazine, a long-time contributor to its sister title MOJO, and has written for Rolling…

  • The Band of Heathens

    The Rock N Roll Archaeologist sits down with founding member, Ed Jurdi to discuss the origins of the band and their newest album, a re-imagining of Ray Charles’ 1972 political record “A Message from the People”. Ed tells us given the current political climate in America, he and the band wanted to comment without being…

  • Rock N Roll Woman: The Fifty Fiercest Female Rockers with Meredith Ochs

    Join the Rock n Roll Archaeologist Christian Swain as he and this episode’s special guest Meredith Ochs dissect her latest book, “Rock N Roll Woman: The Fifty Fiercest Female Rockers”. Meredith Ochs is an American radio commentator, DJ, author, journalist and musician. She is a Gracie Award honoree for her work in radio. Ochs is…

  • Just a Shot Away: Peace, Love and Tragedy with the Rolling Stones at Altamont with Saul Austerlitz

    In this edition the Rock N Roll Archaeologist digs very deep into the events of the Altamont Music festival held on December 6th, 1969. Our special guest is author Saul Austerlitz whose latest book is “Just a Shot Away: Peace, Love and Tragedy with the Rolling Stones at Altamont”.

  • My Life in Rock n Roll with John Simon

    John Simon is a super producer. And one that gets deeply involved in the process with the artists he works with. He is an accomplished musician and songwriter himself, having several albums under his belt. He began his career at the leading record company in the world at the time, Columbia, in the early 1960’s…

  • A Very Special Christmas with Shelly Yakus

    Ho, ho, ho! The Rock N Roll Archaeologist spends some quality holiday time with legendary producer/engineer Shelly Yakus. Join them as they discuss the making of 1987 star studded philanthropic album for the Special Olympics organization, “A Very Special Christmas”. A Very Special Christmas is the first in the A Very Special Christmas series of…

  • Faith No More with Adrian Harte

    Adrian Harte was first a young Faith No More fan growing up in Ireland. Then in 2009 he moved to Switzerland and started the unofficial web presence (FNM does not have much of an official website) of the band online and was so inspired, plus trusted by fans and band alike, he wrote a book…

  • Conversation with Bob Lefsetz

    The Rock N Roll Archaeologist has a conversation with thought leader and music-industry observer Bob Lefsetz. Lefsetz is the author and publisher of the Lefsetz Letter. The Lefsetz Letter is the original music-industry blog. It was a blog before there even were blogs–it goes back to 1986. First it was a mailed-out subscription newsletter that went…

  • Dave Davies of The Kinks

    What can you add about a living legend? Tune in to find out as Dave Davies of The Kinks speaks to the Rock N Roll Archaeologist about his new album, ‘Decade’ out October 12th, 2018, the family affair with some of his children’s musical endeavors and of course possible comings and goings with brother Ray…

  • Growin’ Up Rock

    A chat with Steven Michael and Sonny “Hollywood” Pooni of ‘Growin’ Up Rock’ Podcast fame! These two rockers joined forces to talk all things hard rock and metal. They are true fans and live for the music. Like all of us at the RNRA, it is in the blood stream, born in an age when…

  • Dennis Dunaway of Alice Cooper

    As teenagers in Phoenix, Dennis Dunaway, bassist and co-songwriter for the Alice Cooper group, and lead singer Vince Furnier (who would later change his name to Alice Cooper) formed a hard-knuckles band that played prisons, cowboy bars, and teens clubs. Their wild, impossible journey took them from Hollywood to the ferocious Detroit music scene, and…

  • K.K. Downing of Judas Priest

    It’s a deep dig into what makes K.K. one of the greatest guitarists in heavy metal, growing up very poor in the midlands of England after WWII, and finding music as a path to escape where he ends up in one of the biggest bands in the world. He is the first member of the…

  • Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock with Steven Hyden

    The Rock N Roll Archaeologist, Christian Swain sits down with Steven Hyden, the author of the newly released ‘Twilight of the Gods: A Journey to the End of Classic Rock’, a thoughtful meditation on the history, current state and potential futures of “Classic Rock” (his assertion is 1967-1999) music. If you are a deep Digger,…

  • Wayne Kramer of MC5

    Wayne Kramer is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, producer and film and television composer/ Kramer came to prominence as a co-founder of the Detroit rock group MC5 (Motor City Five), a group known for their powerful live performances and radical left-wing politics. MC broke up in 1972 amid personality conflicts, drug abuse and personal problems.…

  • Jorma Kaukonen of Jefferson Airplane & Hot Tuna

    Jorma has just released his memoir, ‘Been So Long: My Life and Music’. From the privileged son of an American diplomat where he spent his youth in far away lands, to finding himself in San Francisco as the ‘Summer of Love’ was blooming, where he helps form the foundational band Jefferson Airplane. After a few…

  • Mindi Abair & the Boneshakers

    Mindi Abair is a two time Grammy Award nominated saxophonist, vocalist, author and national trustee for the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, the organization that puts on the Grammy Awards show. Born in St. Petersburg, Florida and educated at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where she graduated magna cum laude, she…

  • Fare Thee Well with Joel Selvin

    Joel Selvin is a San Francisco Based music critic and author known for his weekly column in the San Francisco Chronicle which ran from 1972-2009. Selvin has written almost twenty books on various aspects of pop music, including the #1 New York Times bestseller, Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock with Sammy Hagar. Joel has…

  • Ahmet Zappa

    The Rock N Roll Archaeologist sits down with Ahmet Zappa & Joe Travers of the Zappa Family Trust to discuss all things FZ! Ahmet is the executor and public head of the organization and Joe is the “Vaultmeister” for the family.

  • Robert Hilburn on Paul Simon

    Rock N roll Archaeologist Christian Swain sits down with Mr. Hilburn at Aftermaster Studios in Hollywood for a deep dig into his latest book, ‘Paul Simon: The Life’, as well as a few digressions into rock n roll music in general. It’s a roaring good time where Christian gets to meet one of his journalistic…

  • Randy Bachman

    Rock n Roll Archaeologist Christian Swain sits down with supremely talented Canadian musician Randy Bachman to discuss his new album ‘By George By Bachman.’ Bachman was a member of not one, but two legendary rock bands, the eponomys Bachman-Turner Overdrive and The Guess Who.  He’s been a staple on the rock n roll scene since…

  • Art of Rock with Kosh

    Who is Kosh? What is Kosh? Why is Kosh? He is a world famous art director whose adventures in the annals of rock n roll are rather legendary, having designed close to 2000 album covers beginning with the Beatles’ Abbey Road cover. He’s been working on the visual arts side of the music business for…

  • Rock Photographer Mick Rock

    Mick Rock (yes, that is his real name) is a British photographer best known for his iconic shots of rock and roll legends such as Queen, David Bowie, Syd Barrett, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Geordie, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones,Joan Jett, Talking Heads, Roxy Music, Crossfade, Thin Lizzy Mötley Crüe, and Blondie. Often referred to as “The Man Who Shot the Seventies”, most of the memorable images of David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust were shot by Rock,…

  • Rock PR with Tony Michaelides

    Rock N Roll Archaeologist Christian Swain sits down with U.K. PR master, Tony Michaelides to talk insider business, as well as working with some of the gods. During our lengthy conversation we bring in some big guns he had the opportunity to work with; David Bowie, Chris Blackwell, Simon Cowell, U2 and others.

  • Unofficial Rush Historian

    Rock N Roll Archaeologist Christian Swain sits down with unofficial (seriously? Unofficial?) Rush historian, Ray Wawrzyniak where they discuss the band, music in general and what it’s like being an ultimate super-fan.

  • Reckless Daughter: A Portrait of Joni Mitchell with David Yaffe

    Rock N Roll Archaeologist, Christian Swain is privileged to chat with author and rock biographer David Yaffe. David is a professor of humanities at Syracuse University.  He is the author of Fascinating Rhythm: Reading Jazz in American Writing  and Bob Dylan: Like a Complete Unknown.    His most recent book which is the focus of the episode, Reckless Daughter: A Portrait…

  • Rock Drummers: Hal Blaine

    Christian has to use all his tools available as The Rock N Roll Archaeologist when he heads to Palm Springs, CA to sit down with legendary drummer Hal Blaine.  At age 88, Blaine performed on 40 No. 1 singles and has played on more than 35,000 recorded tracks. A member of the fabled Wrecking Crew,…

  • Chicago: The Terry Kath Experience

    Rock N Roll Archaeologist Christian Swain sits down with Michelle Kath Sinclair and discusses the documentary feature film she has put together paying homage to her father, founding member and legendary Chicago guitarist Terry Kath. After discovering a box of Chicago memorabilia, Michelle began work on this documentary as a way to get to know and…

  • Rock Drummers: Omar Hakim

    Join Christian as he sits down with Professor Hakim and they dig into all things percussion, including his love of Zildjian cymbals. Widely acclaimed for his versatility, technological prowess and groove, Omar Hakim is one of the most successful drummers and session men of the past forty years. 

  • The Company You Keep: The Epic Story of Zildjian Cymbals

    The Zildjian story spans two continents and four centuries, but at its essence, it is an American story. So the show begins with the story of Zildjian’s move to America, in the closing years of the 1920s. This old-but-new American company has only been operating a few weeks when the Great Depression hits, but Zildjian…

  • Smithsonian Rock and Roll with Bill Bentley

    Bill Bentley is the former A&R Director at Concord Music Group and Vice President of Warner Bros. Records. He has been a drummer, record store clerk, DJ, concert promoter, music producer, and record label publicist. Through it all he has been a writer; in 2007 he received the ASCAP Deems Taylor award.

  • The Sound of Rock with Bob Heil

    Bob Heil is a legendary sound and radio engineer most well known for creating the template for modern rock sound systems. He founded the company Heil Sound in 1966,which went on to create unique touring sound systems for bands such as The Grateful Dead and The Who.

  • Richard Lloyd of Television

    In this episode of DDiR, Christian has the privilege of chatting with someone who basically helped create the world of punk, post-punk, alternative rock before Year Zero in New York City.  None other than Richard Lloyd, co-founder of the band Television and a spark that helped ignite the punk movement at CBGB’s.   In his…

  • Red Roses, Green Gold

    Rock N Roll is fueling a new wave of musicals both on and off Broadway and one that caught our eye was the recent opening of ‘Red Roses, Green Gold’. The musical is a comedic tale of a family looking to con its way to fortune in Maryland in the Twenties, featuring songs by Jerry…

  • The Psychedelic Worlds of Paul Major

    Christian is in NYC to sit down and chat with renowned record collector and frontman of Endless Boogie, Paul Major. Paul is the focus of ‘FEEL THE MUSIC: The Psychedelic Worlds of Paul Major’ a new book chronicling his decades spent unearthing the rarest and strangest from the realms of lost heavy psych masterpieces, unheard private press loner folk…

  • Keith Moon – The Real Me

    ‘Keith Moon: The Real Me’ explodes on the stage with the turmoil and excitement of the wildest drummer in rock and roll. A living legend during his lifetime, Keith Moon still stands as the pinnacle of rock-star extremism—both in life and music. The play explores the mind of Keith Moon, as he attempts to save…

  • The Rock N Roll Pirate Captain – Sam Cutler

    With permission to come aboard, Christian has embarked on a voyage with a man who was involved in running two of the biggest bands on the planet – Sam Cutler. Sam was tour manager for the Rolling Stones at some of their major gigs in the late sixties, including the infamous concert at Altamont. Appearing…

  • Dick Boak & Martin Guitar Masterpieces

    Christian gets in-depth with Dick Boak. Dick nearly lost his eyesight at the age of six and ever since, has concerned himself with visual details. He focused on drawing, woodworking, writing and music. In his teens, he self-published two booklets of poetry, immersed himself in technical drafting, and began to experiment with musical instrument design and…

  • The Vinyl Dialogues with Mike Morsch

    It was the 1970s; Big hair, bell-bottomed pants, Elvis sideburns and puka shell necklaces. The drugs, the freedom, the Me Generation, the lime green leisure suits.  And then there was the music and how it defined a generation. The birth of Philly soul, the Jersey Shore Sound and disco.  The stories behind the memorable albums…

  • 1967 Sunshine Tomorrow by The Beach Boys

    Christian speaks with producers Mark Linett and Alan Boyd about their new, first-ever stereo mix of The Beach Boys’ 1967 Wild Honey album and the debut of 54 sought-after 1967 rarities, 50 years after they were put to tape. The Beach Boys have personally overseen the creative process for a new 2CD and digital collection, ‘1967 –…

  • Tony Levin of King Crimson and Peter Gabriel

    Join us for our discussion with Tony Levin. Famed for his work with Peter Gabriel and King Crimson, bass virtuoso Tony Levin was born in Boston on June 6, 1946. At age ten, he began studying upright bass, also playing tuba in his high-school marching band and even forming his own barbershop quartet; as a…

  • Long Strange Trip: The Untold Story Of The Grateful Dead with Amir Bar-Lev

    A young rock n roll fan inspired by the liquid lights shows at concerts goes on to become an incredible Director and Producer, creating award-winning documentaries including ‘The Fighter’, ‘The Tillman Story’ and ‘My Kid Could Paint That’. Christian sits down with Amir Bar-Lev discussing his four-hour film, ‘Long Strange Trip’ which will hit select…

  • Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South with Professor Charles L. Hughes

    Christian gets a chance to pick the big brain of Professor Charles L. Hughes, author of ‘Country Soul: Making Music and Making Race in the American South’. They discuss the social-cultural dynamics of making music in Memphis, Nashville and Muscle Shoal in the 1960’s-1980’s, as well as the difference between the romantic myths and academic…

  • Laurence Juber & Martin Dreadnought Guitar

    Christian dives into Martin Acoustic Guitars with GRAMMY-Award winning guitarist Laurence Juber, who shares his personal experience playing a Dreadnought guitar. Laurence Juber is a solo performer, recording artist, composer and arranger. His playing fuses folk, jazz, blues, pop and classical styles, creating a multi-faceted performance that belies the use of only one instrument. Internationally…

  • Wavy Gravy

    Stories from Saint Misbehavin’ Himself Actor, poet, prankster, jester, clown, hippie, activist, teacher, saint, and ice cream flavor?

  • Conversations with Jeff Slate Pt. 2

    It was our privilege to speak (at some length!) with Jeff Slate: Friend of the Project, Rock N Roller from Way Back, and Music and Culture Writer for Esquire Magazine.

  • Conversations with Jeff Slate Pt. 1

    It was our privilege to speak (at some length!) with Jeff Slate: Friend of the Project, Rock N Roller from Way Back, and Music and Culture Writer for Esquire Magazine.

  • Pegi Young

    We had the privilege to speak with singer, songwriter, musician, activist and new grandmother – Pegi Young on her new album ‘Raw’ and more.

  • Million Dollar Quartet: The Original Supergroup

    On Tuesday December 4, 1956, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny Cash came together in a jam session at the Sun Record Studios in Memphis, Tennessee.

  • John Lennon vs. the USA

    Christian is joined by noted New York immigration attorney Leon Wildes, who tells the incredible story of this landmark case – John Lennon vs. The U.S.A. that set up a battle of wills between John Lennon, Yoko Ono, and President Richard Nixon. Although Wildes did not even know who John Lennon and Yoko Ono were…

  • Solving the Mystery of the 27 Club

    In this series from The Rock n Roll Archaeology Project, host Christian Swain goes behind the scenes, on the road and further explores subjects surrounding the culture, technology and music that make Rock n Roll the magic that it is! In this episode, Christian takes a break from singing in TinMan and hosting and producing…

  • Jimy Bleu Playing as Jimi Hendrix for 50 Years

    Jimy Bleu has been performing in a Jimi Hendrix tribute band for almost 50 years. He was educated at the Berkelee college of Music in Boston in the 1960’s, a former Columbia recording artist and has shared the stage with many world class touring artists, including Billy Cox, former bassist from Band of Gypsies and…

  • Gary Wright

    In this special episode of Deeper Digs in Rock, Christian had the privilege of chatting with the one and only Gary Wright of the classic rock hits “Dream Weaver” and “Love Is Alive.” Gary sits down and we get behind-the-scenes latest album released on July 29, 2016 – a lost treasure from 1972 -‘Ring of…

  • Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry by The Hillbenders

    This show features Christian & Peter chatting with Nolan Lawrence of The Hillbenders – Mandolin player and vocalist. This is a special interview at Slim’s San Francisco for a live performance of their ‘Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry’ album.

  • Philosophy in a Pill

    This show features Christian chatting with Jay Stevens – a journalist, social historian, and novelist. Jay has written numerous magazine and newspaper pieces and co-wrote “Drumming at the Edge of Magic” and “Planet Drum” with the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart, published by Harper’s San Francisco.

  • Going Electric

    Today we explore that most iconic of rock instruments, the electric guitar. To find the proper company and setting, we travel down to Guitar Showcase in San Jose, California to meet up with Gypsy Jack — and gain access to the shop’s collection of impressive vintage guitars. Jack shares some general, as well as personal…