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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  • Will Lee

    This week on Plus One, Kraz talks with one of the hardest working musicians alive, world-renowned bassist Will Lee. In this conversation Will and Kraz talk about Will’s seasoned background as a session musician, their mutual connection to Yusef Lateef, and the 36 different albums that Will worked on during quarantine, which ranged from fusion, to blues,…

  • Marco Benevento

    In this episode of Plus One, mind-blowing pianist Marco Benevento joins Kraz to talk about recording and writing music over the last year, and the wide array of musical projects that he’s been a part of throughout his career. You’ll hear Marco tell the cheerful story of how he reconnected with Joe Russo after attending Berklee…

  • Ariel Posen

    “… I put my head down, and I kinda feel like I’ve never looked back up. I just played, I woke up. Played, listened, learned. It was just music, guitar ‘till I went to bed. I’d be eating dinner with the guitar on.” — Ariel Posen This week on Plus One, Kraz is joined by guitarist and singer Ariel Posen, who…

  • Amy Helm

    In this episode of Plus One, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Amy Helm joins Kraz to talk about her extraordinary life of music. You’ll hear Amy explain the writing and production processes behind her upcoming album What The Flood Leaves Behind, and how the legendary barn that her father built brings out the most genuine expression from the musicians…

  • Guest List Preview

    In this all-access release of Eric Krasno Plus One: The Guest List, enjoy a free preview of Kraz’s premium-subscriber content as he sits down with writer and podcast host Bee Getz for a riveting conversation about the jam world.  The Guest List is Kraz’s chance to connect more deeply with some of Plus One’s most engaged listeners, as he offers a closer…

  • Pharoahe Monch

    This week Kraz has one of his most captivating Plus One conversations to date, as legendary MC Pharoahe Monch joins Eric on the show. Pharoahe Monch has had one of the most accomplished careers of any hip hop artist over the last 30 years, thanks to his meaningfully complex lyrics, masterful manipulations of rhythm, and his meticulous production…

  • Citizen Cope

    This week on Plus One, Kraz talks with songwriter, producer, and performer Citizen Cope. Citizen Cope is known for his authentic style, which blends elements of soul, rock, hip hop, and folk. In this episode Cope and Kraz dive into some of Cope’s lyrical influences, and talk about how he draws inspiration from a range of musicians…

  • Talib Kweli

    This week on Eric Krasno Plus One, Kraz talks with a monumental figure of hip hop over the last 20+ years, the one and only Talib Kweli. Kweli earned critical recognition through his work with fellow Brooklyn rapper Mos Def, when they formed the legendary group Black Star in 1997. The duo released one album and a number…

  • Brad Barr

    In this episode of Eric Krasno Plus One, Kraz talks with guitarist and singer Brad Barr of The Slip and The Barr Brothers. Barr is an incredibly dynamic guitarist, with the ability to fluctuate between different degrees of musical intensity on a dime. Like many Plus One guests of the past, he has first-hand experience playing many different styles of music, which…

  • Madison Cunningham

    This week on Eric Krasno Plus One, Kraz talks with Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and guitarist Madison Cunningham, who sparked her career over the past few years with a unique take on West Coast folk-rock. She has a dynamic voice that echoes influences such as Joni Mitchell and The Beatles, and a guitar style based around “counter melodies,” which…

  • Nikki Glaspie

    On this episode of Eric Krasno Plus One, Kraz talks with percussionist Nikki Glaspie, a premier young drummer who’s roaring rhythms with The Nth Power, a group she co-founded, have amazed fans of all genres from gospel to alternative. From the time she was a toddler, Nikki has lived a life that is brimming with music. She started playing…

  • Charlie Hunter

    This week on Eric Krasno Plus One, Kraz talks with guitarist Charlie Hunter, who’s one-of-a-kind approach to the instrument has helped revolutionize it. He plays 7 and 8-string guitars, oftentimes playing chords, melodies, and basslines simultaneously, which he and Kraz discuss in the episode. Hunter has played in several highly respected groups, but most notably Garage a Trois, which…

  • Avery*Sunshine

    On this week’s episode of Eric Krasno Plus One Kraz talks with singer and pianist Avery*Sunshine, who has dazzled the ears of listeners all over the world with her soulful voice and beaming stage presence since launching her musical career in 1993. After many years as a live act and a choir director, Avery*Sunshine has spoiled…

  • John Medeski

    On this week’s episode of Eric Krasno Plus One, Kraz is joined by keyboard wizard John Medeski, who’s sensational playing with Medeski, Martin, & Wood has been a staple in the auditory diet of avid listeners for decades. One of the few true virtuosos of our time, Medeski has been dropping jaws and blowing minds ever since…

  • Luther Dickinson

    This week on Eric Krasno Plus One, Kraz is joined by guitarist and singer Luther Dickinson. As the son of legendary Memphis record producer Jim Dickinson, Luther has been musically nourished since his days in the cradle, and a lifetime of music has turned him into a top-notch slide player. He’s made a name for himself through…

  • Tash Neal

    This week on Eric Krasno Plus One, Kraz is joined by one of his best friends and favorite musicians, guitarist and singer Tash Neal. Neal is one of the most prominent young guitarists out there, thanks to his soulful tone and dynamic attack. Pair his guitar skills with his deeply expressive voice, and you have one of the…

  • Blake Mills & Pino Palladino

    This week on Eric Krasno Plus One, Kraz is joined by Blake Mills and Pino Palladino, who just released an album together titled Notes With Attachments. Their debut LP as a duo is excitingly unpredictable, colored with unique textures, and touches on rich soundscapes that are only accessible to the most dynamic musicians.  Palladino has gained widespread praise for…

  • Jamie Kilstein

    This week on Eric Krasno Plus One, Eric is joined by the multi-talented Jamie Kilstein to discuss his career as a comedian, writer, and musician. In addition to his work in these areas, Kilstein is also the host of two podcasts, A F*ckup’s Guide To Self-Help and Rear Naked Radio. In late 2020 he released a stand-up album “25 Percent Capacity,”…

  • Michael League

    On this episode of Eric Krasno Plus One, Kraz talks with Snarky Puppy founder and bassist Michael League. League has led Snarky Puppy from an ambitious group of college musicians to become one of the most dynamic and proficient bands in the world. The group is so talented that during this interview, League lists himself as the “4th…

  • Karl Denson

    This week on Eric Krasno Plus One, Kraz talks with acclaimed saxophonist Karl Denson, who is best known for co-founding The Greyboy Allstars. He also founded Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, a relentlessly funky septet that has made their presence known in all corners of the music world with their dynamic touch and irresistible grooves. Denson also plays…

  • Branford Marsalis

    This week on Eric Krasno Plus One, Eric talks with world-renowned saxophonist Branford Marsalis. Marsalis is a one-of-a-kind musician with a profound understanding of his craft, and in this episode his connection with his art form is on full display. At an early age Marsalis’ talents were recognized by other musicians, and as a result he’s amassed…

  • Christian McBride

    This week on Eric Krasno Plus One, Eric talks with low-end legend Christian McBride. McBride has been a standout jazz bassist since the late 80’s, and has performed with a wild list of fellow superstars such as James Brown, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Ray Brown, and Chick Corea. McBride is often praised for his ability to make swinging jazz…

  • Joe Russo

    This week on Eric Krasno Plus One, Eric talks with drum-phenom Joe Russo. Russo has been involved in many extraordinary musical ventures throughout his career- Furthur, Benevento/Russo Duo, and Shpongle to name a few- but he has gained monumental praise from jam band fans over the last 8 years for his sensational drumming in Joe Russo’s…

  • G. Love

    On this week’s episode, Kraz talks with G. Love, frontman of G. Love & Special Sauce. G. Love & Special Sauce have made a name for themselves by fusing together blues and hip hop influences to create a unique sound of their own- their style is soulfully inclusive, and a standout example of the 90’s phenomenon…

  • Robert Randolph

    On this week’s episode Kraz talks with Robert Randolph, frontman of Robert Randolph and the Family Band. Randolph is one of the most galvanizing performers in modern music. His band brings an invigorating swagger to the blues, and the way that Randolph combines gospel, funk, and high-energy rock n’ roll makes for an exhilarating listening experience. They have…

  • Duane Betts and Devon Allman

    On this episode of Plus One Eric talks with Duane Betts and Devon Allman, founding members of The Allman Betts Band. Devon and Duane each have had distinguished solo careers, but it was inevitable that one day the two would team up to revitalize their long-running familial musical connection. The Allman Betts Band formed in 2018 and kicked…

  • Dave Schools

    On this episode of Plus One Eric talks with Dave Schools, founding member and powerhouse bassist of Widespread Panic. Widespread Panic has been an elite-level act in the jam scene for over three decades, and they are known for their ​lively fusion of southern rock, funk, and good time rock n’ roll​. The band has…

  • George Porter, Jr.

    On this episode of Plus One Eric talks with George Porter Jr., funk-master and founding member of The Meters. Porter is a New Orleans legend, but his slick playing and deep-pocket grooves have made him a 4-string-fable across the globe. While Porter has touched on many musical styles throughout his career, there is an undeniable hint of Crescent…

  • Oteil Burbridge

    On this episode of Plus One Eric talks with bass-extraordinaire Oteil Burbridge, who is best known for his playing with the Allman Brothers Band and Dead & Co. Oteil’s musical resume is next-level; in addition to playing with the aforementioned groups, Oteil is also a founding member of The Aquarium Rescue Unit and Tedeschi Trucks Band,…

  • Cory Henry

    On this episode of Plus One Eric talks with keyboard and organ virtuoso Cory Henry. Best known for his masterful keyboard playing with Snarky Puppy, Cory has recently gained recognition for his music with the Funk Apostles and for his new solo album, Something to Say. We already knew that Henry is an improvisational mastermind, and the…

  • John Oates

    On this episode of Plus One Eric talks with guitarist, singer, and songwriter John Oates of the legendary pop duo Daryl Hall & John Oates. Hardly requiring an introduction, Daryl Hall & John Oates created music that has defied generational confinement, and since their formation in 1970 they’ve solidified themselves as one of the greatest pop…

  • Reggie Watts

    On this week’s Plus One, Eric speaks with the one and only Reggie Watts. Reggie and Kraz go way back, having toured together in the early 2000s. Reggie has gone on to a successful career as a band leader for both a fake late night talk show and now a very real one. Reggie spent…

  • Denise Kaufman

    On this episode of Plus One Eric talks with guitarist and songwriter ​Denise Kaufman​ of Ace of Cups,one the first all-female rock bands. Coming up in the late 60’s ​in the Haight-Ashbury scene, The Ace of Cups made a splash in clubs throughout the Bay Area, and opened at larger venues for legendary acts including…

  • Cory Wong

    On this episode of Plus One Eric talks with guitarist and songwriter Cory Wong, whose intricate rhythmic style and eclectic solo projects have propelled him to prominence in the jazz and funk world.  Widely exalted for his ambitious and genre-fusing solo projects, Wong has also received critical recognition for his playing with Vulfpeck, who have…

  • Béla Fleck

    On this episode of Plus One Eric talks with legendary banjo player Béla Fleck, whose innovative style and extensive discography have cemented his legacy in the bluegrass community and beyond. Fleck is best-known for his playing with New Grass Revival and with Béla Fleck and the Flecktones, and is widely acknowledged for fusing elements of bluegrass,…

  • Ani DiFranco

    On this episode of Plus One Eric talks with guitarist and folk singer Ani DiFranco, who’s gained critical recognition in the neo-Americana folk world for unaffectedly blending her eclectic sound with socially and politically charged lyrics. She is also widely accredited for mothering the DIY movement in music. DiFranco started her own record label, Righteous Babe, when she was 19 and…

  • Theo Katzman

    On this episode of Plus One Eric welcomes Theo Katzman, drummer, guitarist, and vocalist for the funk band Vulfpeck, who’ve used masterful marketing and creative music videos to amass an enormous underground following. In 2019 Vulfpeck became the first band without a manager or record label to sell out Madison Square Garden, and in 2020 they’re continuing to push the boundaries…

  • Son Little

    On this episode of Plus One Eric welcomes singer and songwriter Son Little, whose blend of sonic and production styles hits a new level with his latest record “Aloha”, which he calls “aggressive lounge R&B”. Little talks with Kraz about how Stevie Wonder and Prince were breakthrough influences for him, and the two reminisce about first…

  • Jeff Bhasker

    On this episode of Plus One Eric talks to record producer Jeff Bhasker, who has won Grammys for his work with Kanye West, Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson, fun., and more. Eric and Jeff have been friends since college, when he was a jazz-obsessed keyboardist studying all forms of music but without a concept for what…

  • Andy Frasco

    On this episode of Plus One Eric talks to keyboardist and frontman Andy Frasco of Andy Frasco & The U.N. After interning with record labels as a teenager and managing bands on his own, Frasco was inspired to teach himself piano and make it as a performer. More than 10 years and 5 albums later, Andy…

  • Randy Jackson

    On this episode of Plus One Eric talks to bassist, producer, and TV personality Randy Jackson about his musical upbringing in Louisiana and the many reinventions throughout his career. Steeped in the New Orleans jazz scene and growing up performing with local legends, Randy became a decorated session musician who played with superstars like Aretha Franklin,…

  • 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…