Eric Krasno Plus One

Grammy Award-winning guitarist Eric Krasno invites you to be a fly on the wall for conversations with the friends he’s met in his 20 plus years as a touring musician. Krasno’s engaged approach creates interviews that feel like a backstage peek at conversations between friends

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  • Ziggy Marley

    On this episode of Plus One Eric talks to reggae great Ziggy Marley, whose album “More Family Time” dropped on September 18th. It’s a follow up to Ziggy’s 2009 “Family Time” record which was inspired by his daughter Judah, and the new release features tracks with Ben Harper, Sheryl Crow, Alanis Morissette and many more.Here Ziggy…

  • Victoria Canal

    In this episode of Plus One Eric talks to his good friend and one of his favorite young artists, singer-songwriter Victoria Canal. Having grown up across three continents and moving every year, from an early age Victoria used songwriting to channel her fears of not fitting in. It’s Canal’s complete comfort in her own skin that lets…

  • Peter Shapiro

    In this episode of Plus One Eric talks to concert promoter Peter Shapiro, owner of Brooklyn Bowl and the Capitol Theatre as well as the force behind the Lockn’ Festival, The Jammys, and “Fare Thee Well”, the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary “final shows”.  Eric and Peter go back to the first days of Soulive which got…

  • Nigel Hall

    In this episode of Plus One Eric welcomes his old friend and bandmate Nigel Hall, the sensational keyboardist of Lettuce and The Nigel Hall Band. Their friendship goes back so far that the two first connected on MySpace and they’ve been making music together ever since, including Kraz producing Nigel’s first solo record, 2015’s Ladies &…

  • Phil and Grahame Lesh

    In this episode of Plus One Eric welcomes Phil Lesh, the legendary bassist of the Grateful Dead and Phil’s son Grahame Lesh of Midnight North and Terrapin Family Band. Phil talks about switching from violin to bass when Jerry asked him to join The Dead, and how he continued to find inspiration in the classical bass…

  • Dominic Lalli

    In this episode of Plus One Eric welcomes saxophonist and producer Dominic Lalli, the brains behind electronic group Big Gigantic. Lalli’s inventive merging of EDM styles with his jazzy hooks catapulted Big Gigantic to success through monstrous festival sets that won over thousands of new fans by force.  Lalli has had a busy 2020, releasing Big Gigantic’s…

  • Cochemea Gastelum

    In Episode of 18 Plus One Eric speaks with saxophonist and composer Cochemea Gastelum, whose 2019 album “All My Relations” is one of Kraz’s most played records of the year. Cochemea made his mark as a member of The Dap-Kings, the potent funk and soul band behind the late great vocalist Sharon Jones. He’s also played with artists…

  • Allen Stone

    In Episode 17 of Plus One Eric talks with soul singer and bandleader Allen Stone. The son of a preacher, Allen describes how singing in church from the age of 3 built his musical chops for years before he was exposed to “secular” music. Once he heard Stevie Wonder’s InnerVisions as a teenager Allen had found the sound he…

  • Don Was

    In Episode 16 Eric talks with Grammy-winning producer turned record executive Don Was. After decades of recording with Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and others, Don accepted his first “real job” when he succeeded the legendary Bruce Lundvall as President of Blue Note Records.  Don and Eric discuss how they balance analog and digital methods when recording…

  • Billy Strings

    In Episode 15 Eric talks to bluegrass sensation Billy Strings, whose hard-playing style and high-energy live shows are introducing bluegrass to all types of new fans. The two first met at the RoosterWalk Festival in 2017, when a storm prevented Eric’s band from showing up and Billy’s band sat in at the last minute. They’ve been friends ever…

  • Ivan Neville

    In episode 14, Eric talks to Ivan Neville, a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist known for his work with his band, Dumpstaphunk, The Neville Brothers and The Rolling Stones. Eric and Ivan talk about his musical journey, his musical family, and how he’s adjusting during this crazy time. At the end of the episode, you’ll hear…

  • Adam Deitch

    Episode 13 of Eric Krasno Plus One has Kraz talking to producer and drummer Adam Deitch. Adam is the drummer for Lettuce, he has performed with the Average White Band and John Scofield, and has produced multiple artists, including 50 Cent. They talk about Adam’s upbringing with parents who were accomplished musicians, and what happened…

  • Questlove Part 2

    In episode 12 of Eric Krasno Plus One, Eric continues his conversation with Questlove, who joins Eric from his home in upstate New York. Ahmir Khalib Thompson aka “Questlove” hails from Philadelphia. He is a drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, designer, New York Times bestselling and James Beard Award-nominated author, and cofounder of Philadelphia’s most…

  • Questlove – Part 1

    In episode 11 of Eric Krasno Plus One, Eric welcomes his friend Questlove, part one of a two part episode. Questlove joins Eric from his home in upstate New York to talk about learning to make beats on his computer during the lockdown, dealing with procrastination, and what he’s writing in his new book. Questlove recalls…

  • Derek Trucks

    In episode 10 of Plus One, Kraz talks to guitarist and songwriter Derek Trucks, who he describes as the ‘greatest slide guitar player that’s ever lived’ about the early days of their friendship and the incredible musicians they’ve played with over the years.They talk about how they’re managing through the pandemic, the time that Derek…

  • Alan Evans

    In episode 9 of Plus One, Kraz talks with drummer and bandmate, fellow Soulive founding member, Alan Evans. Alan & Eric discuss the ongoing protests against police brutality & racism, the current political climate in the US, and related personal experiences. The two also spend some time diving into Alan’s career and early memories of…

  • John Scofield

    In episode 8 of Plus One, Kraz welcomes long-time friend and idol, guitar legend John Scofield. John talks about working with Miles Davis, Phil Lesh, and Medeski, Martin & Wood, hearing Jimi Hendrix’s “Fire” for the first time on his transistor radio, The Grateful Dead culture & legacy, and his experience of getting into Jazz.At…

  • Mac Ayres

    In this episode of Plus One, Eric sat down in his studio in LA with up and coming R&B artist Mac Ayres. Mac talks with Eric about how he started making music and his quickly growing, loyal fanbase. Mac shares how his songwriting has evolved since he first started making music, his first “aha” moment…

  • John Mayer

    In this episode, Eric chats with singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer John Mayer. They discuss discovering new music, how the role of being a fan has changed, and the importance of writing a hit song. John talks about how his songwriting has changed has he’s gotten older, the two get deep on guitar players like Jerry…

  • Emily King

    This week, Kraz chats with pop-soul singer-songwriter Emily King. Emily talks about growing up in a musical family, going on the road with her jazz singer parents, and why hamburgers and french fries in the dressing room made her want to become a musician. The two also talk about mutual friend and producer Jeremy Most,…

  • Chris Robinson

    Eric’s Plus One this week is Chris Robinson, frontman for The Black Crowes and the Chris Robinson Brotherhood. Chris tells Eric about growing up in Atlanta, forming The Black Crowes with his brother when they were teenagers, and how he ended up in the role of frontman. The two dig deep into their love of…

  • Marcus King

    Kraz chats with guitar prodigy Marcus King. The two friends discuss Marcus’ upbringing by a musical father, their approaches to writing songs both in groups and by themselves, as well as Marcus’ new album El Dorado. This interview was recorded before the full extent of the impact COVID-19 would have on the live music industry…

  • Laura Lee (Khruangbin)

    Eric’s Plus One this week is Laura Lee, bassist for Khruangbin. They discuss how they are weathering the storm of COVID-19, how Khruangbin formed, Laura’s newfound appreciation for Phish, and how Khruangbin’s plans for 2020 have been altered.Questions for Kraz? Email krazplusone@gmail.com and maybe your questions will be answered on an upcoming episode!Eric Krasno Plus…

  • Series Premiere: Dave Matthews

    Kraz talks with legendary jam folk icon Dave Matthews during the coronavirus pandemic. They talk about how they are getting by in these troubling times, their history together, streaming sites versus radio, and Neil Young.Questions? Contact us at krazplusone@gmail.com and your question may be answered in a future episode!Eric Krasno Plus One is presented by…

  • Trailer

    Welcome to Eric Krasno Plus One. This show will give you a front row seat to conversations betwee Grammy Award-winning guitarist Eric Krasno and the friends he’s met in his 20 plus years as a touring musician. The first two episodes premiere on Monday, April 20, featuring Dave Matthews and Laura Lee of Khruangbin.Eric Krasno…