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  • Episode 83: Ronnie McCoury and Ziek McCarter (Con Brio)

    Seth and Rob update the listeners about some of their recent live music experiences throughout this episode, but the rest is a Seth Fest! Seth first interviews Ronnie McCoury and discusses his work with the legendary Del McCoury Band as well as his own The Travelin’ McCourys outfit. They talk about Ronnie’s son’s 10-piece Jazz/Funk…

  • Episode 82: Neal Casal (Circles Around The Sun) & Author Joel Cummins

    Neal Casal is an accomplished guitarist whose interesting career has led him from Blackfoot in the late 80s to the singer/songwriter world in the 90s to Ryan Adams in “The Oughts” and then onto Phil Lesh to his current adventurous band Circles Around The Sun. Seth and Rob spoke with him before Circles took the…

  • Episode 81 – Chad Stokes/Brad Corrigan (Dispatch) + Ben Ellman (Galactic)

    This episode features two separate interviews. The first of these is from when Rob and Seth sat down with Chadwick Stokes and Brad Corrigan of the wildly successful independent band Dispatch just before the band performed at the 2019 Candler Park Festival. Among the many topics discussed are their Boston farewell show which took place…

  • Episode 80: Brandon “Taz” Niederauer

    Rob and Seth sit down with the ever-improving 16-year-old guitarist Brandon “Taz” Niederauer and learn how a performance at a Rock n Roll University event at a Mets game ultimately led Niederaurer to Ellen DeGeneres, Gregg Allman, Col. Bruce Hampton and other musical luminaries. Brandon speaks of his teammates in his current band, and about…

  • Episode 79: Bill Nershi of String Cheese Incident and Justin Levy

    We were very proud to be given the opportunity to interview Bill Nershi of String Cheese Incident, so even though Rob Turner was on assignment in New England, Seth Weiner was able to soldier on and do what is probably his best to-date solo interview (although we are all confused as to what “taking the…

  • Episode 78: Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio

    Seth and Rob huddle in a corner of Eddie’s Attic with Delvon Lamarr, Jimmy James and Keith Laudieri. These three gentlemen make up the Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio. We learn many things including how these musicians’ considerable talent and the savvy of Delvon’s manager/wife Amy Novo were each able to help lead the band’s first…

  • Tweener J: Kevin Browning of Umphrey’s McGee

    Rob and Seth have a phone chat with one of Umphrey’s McGee’s managers, Kevin Browning. They first revel in the joy that is the band’s new vape pens, Night Nurse and Day Nurse. Kevin talks about how this collaboration between the band and MedPharm came to be, and some of the specifics about each. They…

  • Episode 77: Paul Hoffman

    Rob and Seth sit down with Greensky Bluegrass’s Paul Hoffman at Candler Park Festival in Atlanta, GA.

  • Osiris Interview Series – The Werk’s Rob Chafin

    Last Summer both Seth and Rob were at Electric Forest where they had a chance to sit down with Rob Chafin from The WERKS. They spoke on many topics from the band’s current state and their upcoming WERK OUT Festival. The interview is filled with some good stories and a few puns (Seth apologizes in…

  • 2019 Shaky Knees Festival Review

    Seth quizzes Rob on his experience at this year’s 2019 Shaky Knees Festival and all the acts he saw at the fest, particularly The Murlocs. Turner goes on to discuss their new album Manic Candid Episode and other experiences from a lovely weekend at Central Park in Atlanta, GA.

  • Episode 76: Celebrating Bruce Hampton and Vassar Clements

    Our regular listeners are aware that Col. Bruce Hampton is essentially the Godfather of this podcast. He was our first guest, and has helped us grow in immeasurable ways, some obvious….others not as much. Every year we honor him with his own episode. This year we celebrate his music, and his spirit of shining a…

  • 2019 SweetWater 420 Festival Preview

    Seth and Rob salute the SweetWater 420 Festival by running snippets of previous interviews they have conducted with musicians scheduled to perform at the 2019 version of this Atlanta festival. This episode includes the words and music of Billy Strings, Mimi Naja (Fruition), Matt Butler (Everyone Orchestra), Nick McDaniels (Big Something), Mike Wilson (Voodoo Visionary),…

  • Episode 75: Peter Rowan [Part Two]

    This episode focuses primarily on Peter Rowan, a Grammy-award winning legendary singer/songwriter who has for over five decades spread his music across the globe. Early in Peter’s career, he worked with Bill Monroe, and soon after he was with Vassar Clements, David Grisman, Jerry Garcia and John Kahn in the historic bluegrass band, Old &…

  • Episode 74: Peter Rowan [Part 1]

    This episode focuses primarily on Peter Rowan, a Grammy-award winning legendary singer/songwriter who has for over five decades spread his music across the globe. Early in Peter’s career, he worked with Bill Monroe, and soon after he was with Vassar Clements, David Grisman, Jerry Garcia and John Kahn in the historic bluegrass band, Old &…

  • Checking In: Jamband Trump

    Just after his trip to Korea, Jamband Trump came to Atlanta to sit down with Rob and Seth to offer his opinions on this show, its hosts, Phish, Umphrey’s McGee, moe., other musical acts. A nemesis of his makes a cameo, and some surprising stories emerge. Big league thank you’s to Tim Andrews of the…

  • Episode 73: 3/5 of Mike Gordon in 3900 Seconds

    Rob and Seth talk about the current incarnation of Mike Gordon, and its superb Spring Tour 2019-opening show before tossing to an in depth interview. Scott Murawski, Robert Walter and John Kimock join the hosts at Atlanta’s Diamond Street Studios and they quickly find themselves discussing the producing brilliance of Shawn Everett, and how it…

  • Episode 72: Kris Myers and Aaron “LOUIE” Meyette

    Rob and Seth first rejoice over the announcement of the new partnership between Osiris Podcasts and JamBase, and Rob elaborates on why he believes this is the ideal relationship for this podcast and for others on the Osiris Network. Then the listener is again taken to backstage at The Tabernacle for two interviews conducted during…

  • Episode 71: Thirty Years of Leftover Salmon

    Turner and Seth first explain how this episode came together mostly by accident. They chat with Tim Newby, author of Leftover Salmon: Thirty Years Of Festival. Newby shares an early life story from each of the band’s founding members: Drew Emmitt, Vince Herman and Mark Vann. Newby also offers his opinion on two myths that…

  • Episode 70: Isaac Teel of TAUK

    Rob and Seth first talk about they had to miss some of an Umphrey’s McGee show to conduct this interview, which at once pained Turner but also indicated how strongly he felt about the brilliance of this guest. A quick tribute to Kofi Burbridge, a musician who passed away shortly before parts of this episode…

  • Episode 69: Jeff Coffin

    Seth and Rob sit down with Jeff Coffin backstage at The Tabernacle in Atlanta just before Jeff was going to join Umphrey’s McGee for portions of the final two shows of that band’s New Year’s run there. Coffin delights the hosts by talking about how hearing Colonel Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit on…

  • Episode 68: Jake Cinninger

    Seth and Rob sit down with Jake Cinninger of Umphrey’s McGee backstage at The Tabernacle during the band’s recent four night New Year’s run. Jake sits with guitar in hand and talks about the creation and influences of many Umphrey’s McGee compositions. His reflections on the band’s fantastic year lead to an interesting discussion of…

  • Tweener I – Umphrey’s McGee Atlanta New Year’s 2019

    Rob walks Seth through a set-by-set recap of the Umphrey’s McGee four night 2018-19 New Year’s eve run at The Tabernacle in Atlanta. Sara Jachimiak of the Umphreak Parent’s Podcast (https://umphreakparentspodcast.simplecast.fm/) calls in to give her review of the intimate “ViP” set which occured the afternoon of December 29th. She also talks about her own…

  • Episode 67: Billy Strings

    Seth and Rob had an opportunity to sit down with a young man who is setting on fire the traditional music-flavored wing of the jamband world, Billy Strings. The hosts in advance of the interview discuss Billy and his touring band, and then throw to the interview – conducted backstage at Terminal West just before…

  • Episode 66: Stanley Clarke

    Seth and Rob set the table with a talk about Stanley Clarke and all of the musicians he has worked with over the years. Clarke is an innovative jazz-and-beyond bassist who even had a bit of hit with the title track of his Stanley Clarke Band record, “School Days” in the 70s, and with the…

  • Great PeaTAUK

    A special episode featuring the music of Great Peacock and TAUK.

  • Episode 65: Salmon Dusters

    Seth and Rob welcome new sponsor Ben and Jerry’s, and announce their new “It’s Ice……Cream” flavor which was produced together with Phish and The Waterwheel Foundation. The hosts then set the context for this “hybrid” interview/performance episode which was conducted before the Leftover Salmon/Infamous Stringdusters/Horseshoes and Hand Grenades delivered a memorably mammoth Atlanta show. All…

  • Osiris Interview Series – Matt Butler

    In part of wTnS’s Electric Forest festival coverage for the Osiris Podcast Network, Rob and Seth sit down for a look into the world of Matt Butler and his Everyone Orchestra!

  • Checking In w/ TAUK’S Alric “A.C.” Carter

    A quick “Check In” w/ TAUK about their new album, and an exclusive first listen to track off of it!

  • Episode 64: Uilses Bella and Justin Poree of Ozomotli

    A discussion about Ozomatli’s Embrace The Chaos leads hosts Seth and Rob to relate some of their memories of the immediate aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy as this excellent record was released on this day. Social media recently revealed that Ozomatli performances in the immediate aftermath of 9/11 served as vital and joyous therapy for…

  • Checking In w/ Jennifer Hartswick

    A very special episode featuring a quick Check In w/ Jennifer Hartswisk and an exclusive first listen to a track off her new album Nexus. This is the latest solo release from the Trey Anastasio Band trumpeter/vocalist and features contributions from 6-time Grammy Award-winning jazz bassist Christian McBride as well as longtime musical partner Nick…

  • Episode 63: Mimi Naja of Fruition

    Seth and Rob sit down with Mimi Naja of Fruition at the Electric Forest Festival in Michigan and initially talk about what it’s like to be playing traditional instruments at a primarily electronic music festival. Mimi ends up explaining the thinking behind the band’s decision to bring into the studio the rock feel of their…

  • Checking In: Curveball

    Rob and Seth meet up in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

  • Episode 62: Big (Something) & VooDoo (Visionary)

    Seth and Rob give a quick introduction to set the table for a collaborative interview with Mike Wilson of Voodoo Visionary and Nick MacDaniels of Big Something. Voodoo will be performing at the Big Something-hosted-and-curated Big What Festival the weekend after this episode is released. This conversation begins on common ground with a discussion of…

  • Checking In w/ Robert Walter

    A quick “Check In” w/ Robert Walter about his forthcoming album Spacesuit and an exclusive first listen to the track “Most Of All Of Us.”

  • Episode 61: Eddie Roberts of The New Mastersounds

    Rob and Seth return to Terminal West to pick Eddie Roberts’ brain about all things New Mastersounds. However, the conversation kicks off with Eddie explaining how his new band Matador came together, and how he and the other musicians (Alan Evans, Kevin Scott, Chris Spies, Adryon de Leon and Kimberly Dawson) came together and that…

  • Episode 60: Jon Stickley

    “Rob and Seth take over the patio at Arden’s Garden in the Little Five Points section of Atlanta to interview, and even enjoy some brief performances from Jon Stickley. This Chapel Hill/Durham-based acoustic musician may very well owe some of his fiery approach to bands indigenous to “The Triangle” (Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill) like Polvo and SharkQuest.…

  • Episode 59: Michael League of Snarky Puppy

    Between Snarky Puppy’s recent captivating pair of Atlanta shows, Rob and Seth chatted with its founder (who just won a Grammy for Culcha Vulcha) and co-founder of the GroundUP Music label, Michael League. This label’s truly unique, annual and independent GroundUP Music Festival in Miami Beach, Florida is an extension of the group’s ethos, so…

  • Episode 58: Karl Denson

    Seth and Rob help saxophonist/flautist/composer Karl Denson extend his checkout time at an Atlanta hotel while they chat with him about a variety of topics including his time with the legendary Rolling Stones. However, Karl has his own impressive career as a front man, so the trio starts by discussing this. We learn about how…

  • Episode 57: Erick ‘Jesus’ Coomes of Lettuce Pt. 2

    This contains the conclusion of Seth and Rob’s chat with Erick “Jesus” Coomes of Lettuce. Coomes talks about the band’s decision to incorporate lasers and even “gets all Kanye” on the hosts at one point. The boys finally jump into the wayback machine and talk about Coomes’ father who was a hugely influential Christian Rock…

  • Episode 56: Erick ‘Jesus’ Coomes of Lettuce

    Rob and Seth return to the “Inside Out wTns Room” at the Variety Playhouse to chat with Erick “Jesus” Coomes of Lettuce. First, Erick “Benny” Bloom joins the hosts during the introduction for a brief chat which includes a discussion of the band’s adventurous release focusing on material associated with Miles Davis, “Witches Brew.” Then…

  • Tribute to Col. Bruce Hampton Part 2

    Rob and Seth revisit their interviews from backstage at the Hampton70 concert at the Fox Theatre May 1, 2017 to continue to tell the story of the truly mystical Colonel Bruce Hampton. Bruce was honored that night by a stunning array of musicians, and then he “achieved his grease.” The hosts first update the listeners…

  • Episode 55: Dave Watts (The Motet)

    Seth updates the listeners with regard to this podcast’s presence at SweetWater 420Fest which takes place the weekend after the release of this episode. Rob relates how he experienced the results of very positive and very negative staff behavior at two excellent recent shows he saw (Yo La Tengo, Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe). In the…

  • Episode 54: Jerry Joseph

    Seth and Rob first discuss the various events this podcast will take part in during the upcoming SweetWater 420 Music Festival in Atlanta. Then the focus turns onto Jerry Joseph as we hear an interview recorded at David Barbe’s Athens studio during Jerry’s first days recording with a brand new band full of songwriters. Jerry…

  • Tweener H: Inside Out wTnS Live w/ DJ Logic, Steve Lopez & Voodoo Visionary

    Episode 54 begins with Seth and Rob giving their thanks, discussing a new partnership with Osiris Podcast Network and CashOrTrade.Org and then they move on to discuss our upcoming live event on March 28, 2018 at City Winery Atlanta. Then they revisit their most recent live event which was at City Winery last fall. We…

  • Episode 53: Adam Deitch of Lettuce & Break Science

    Seth and Rob begin this episode by calling Adam’s father, Bobby Deitch, to discuss his own musical history and it’s relation to his accomplished son. The discussion with Adam then begins, by comparing and contrasting his work with Break Science and Lettuce and then segues into his new jazz quartet. Deitch goes on to discuss…

  • Episode 52: Anders Beck Part 2 (Greensky Bluegrass)

    Hosts Seth & Rob begin this episode by discussing Benny “Burle” Galloway, a guest alongside Anders Beck at the next Inside Out wTnS Live event at City Winery in Atlanta, GA on 3/28/18. The two then resume their interview with Anders, where he discusses a pivotal Leftover Salmon show for him, and his first discovery…

  • Episode 51: Anders Beck Part 1 (Greensky Bluegrass)

    To celebrate the Osiris Pod debut and team, Rob & Seth release a two part interview with Anders Beck of Greensky Bluegrass, from the band’s sold-out debut performance at the historical Tabernacle in Atlanta, GA. Part 1 sees Anders discuss the band’s early playing days in Atlanta at Smith’s Olde Bar where Mike Gordon showed…

  • Episode 50: In’y Out’y Awards

    InsideOut wTnS debuts on the Osiris Podcast Network (OSIRISPOD.COM) with an “Awards-show” style 50th episode. Hosts Rob Turner and Seth Weiner play and discuss four categories of clips. After a “Best Reveal” start, the hosts in typical fashion choose to poke fun at themselves with the remaining categories – “Worst Interruption,” “Worst Question,” and “Worst…

  • Episode 49 – Jeff Franca (Thievery Corporation/Congo Sanchez)

    This episode begins with a fortuitously-timed incoming phone call from Robert Polay, the founding partner of this podcast’s first formal sponsor Polay + Clark. Seth shares his ideas for their new company slogan and Polay approves. Then Rob and Seth chat with Jeff Franca of Thievery Corporation before that band’s recent performance at The Tabernacle…

  • Checking In – Jefferson Waful Update

    Rob and Seth call Jefferson Waful to ask him about the recent commentary piece produced by Luke Stratton of The Light Side podcast. Stratton and Waful offered a fascinating window into Waful’s lighting process in general, and specifically incorporating video elements during Umphrey’s McGee’s recent show at The Capitol Theater, and some key points are…

  • Tweener G – Al Brownie (moe. and The Disco Biscuits)

    It all started with Rob’s idea to have Marc Brownstein on for the intro for the Jeff Franco (of Thievery Corporation) episode. “Brownie” is not only a BIG fan of Thievery Corporation, but his band The Disco Biscuits has hosted them at their annual Camp Bisco Festival. Being in the spirit of the holidays and…

  • Episode 48 – The Infamous Stringdusters (Chris Pandolfi and Andy Falco)

    After a brief music chat, Seth and Rob sit down with Andy Falco and Chris Pandolfi of the Infamous Stringdusters before The Dusters’ Atlanta show this past fall and confer on this fantastic band. Since this interview, The Stringdusters band has been nominated for a Grammy for its Laws Of Gravity release – which is…

  • Episode 47 – Brock Butler

    Rob and Seth sit down with Brock Butler of Perpetual Groove and discuss the ways he has post-hiatus been easing his way back into the band’s world while still trying to “clean up and tighten up” his life after suffering from addiction. After an exploration of the band’s new songwriting process and its near future,…

  • Episode 46 – Vince Herman

    Seth and Rob start the show by hinting at exciting podcast developments which they discuss in more depth during the post-interview portion of the episode. The duo sat down with with founding member and frontman of Leftover Salmon Vince Herman in honor of the much anticipated Leftover Salmon’s acoustic fall tour and their chat provides…

  • Episode 45 – Joel Cummins and Andy Farag (Umphrey’s McGee)

    Seth and Rob go backstage at Chastain Park Amphitheater where the hosts sat down with Andy Farag (percussion) and Joel Cummins (keyboards/vocals) of Umphrey’s McGee and discuss future Halloween’s and how sharing a five-bedroom Chicago apartment while recording their latest album (“it’s not us.” due out in January 2018) allowed the band to “live and…

  • Episode 44 – The Main Squeeze

    Before diving into the world of the Main Squeeze, Seth and Rob briefly share their thoughts on the loss of Tom Petty and the recent horror at a Las Vegas music festival. In honor of the interview being conducted on the 50th Anniversary of the release of Jimi Hendrix’ landmark Are You Experienced record, it…

  • wTnS Tweener F – Drew Emmitt

    Seth and Rob talk about Leftover Salmon’s stripped-down tour this autumn, during part one of two in an Inside Out wTnS series on the band. Drew Emmitt elaborated on a variety of topics backstage at the Hampton 70 event earlier this year at the Fox Theatre, during which he correctly predicts the overwhelming nature of…

  • Episode 43 – Marcus King

    This week on Episode 43, Rob and Seth release their interview with Marcus King in advance of his band’s first-ever “Family Reunion” festival, which will happen at the Pisgah Brewing Company on October 6 & 7.” Marcus covers a bevy of topics, including his early days guesting in his father’s Christian blues band, growing up…

  • Episode 42 – John Bell and Denny Walley

    Seth and Rob update the listeners on the coming wTnS Live event at City Winery on September 19th. Then Turner explains who Denny Walley is and describes his own efforts to procure this interview backstage at Hampton70. Denny talks about his Colonel memories, including the fact that while he was in a band called The…

  • Episode 41 – Tim Carbone

    Rob and Seth discuss their experiences with Railroad Earth including Rob’s memories of when he saw RRE front man Todd Scheaffer’s band, From Good Homes open for Bob Weir and Ratdog the night after Jerry Garcia died. A brief discussion of this podcast’s fast-approaching live event at City Winery Atlanta September 19th takes us to…

  • Episode 40 – Big Something

    The Big Something high-stepped it into the ad hoc studios just blocks away from the 2017 Sweetwater Music and Arts Festival and sat down with Rob and Seth for a playful interview that captures their unique personalities. After a brief introduction from Big Something fan and collaborator Kris Myers (drums/vocals Umphrey’s McGee) we learn about…

  • wTnS Tweener E – Jim Loughlin Backstage @ UM

    Thanks to the insight of the dynamic Robbie Williams (Umphrey’s McGee, Finger Tight), co-host Rob Turner was able to grab Jim Loughlin of moe. at the recent Chastain Park Amphitheater UM show and bring the new Georgia resident to Seth Weiner backstage for a quick intermission chat. White Denim is discussed first, as they had…

  • Episode 39 – Digesting Baker’s Dozen with Scott Bernstein

    Seth and Rob welcome Scott Bernstein of YEM Blog and Jambase to first discuss Phish in general, then to offer a candid show-by-show assessment of Phish’s legendary (yes, ACTUALLY legendary) 13 night “Baker’s Dozen” run at MSG. Bernstein offers his brilliant insight on specific musical moments, and how these and other chestnuts the band delivered…

  • wTnS Live Debut Preview

    Turner and Seth chit chat on tomorrow’s debut of the wTnS Live Series @ City Winery.

  • Episode 38 – Jon Fishman

    wTnS sits down with Jon Fishman from the band Phish for a short but sweet interview. The episode starts with Seth and Rob first discussing their new live series (Inside Out wTnS Live) set to take place at the Atlanta’s City Winery. The debut is on August 9th with a Jerry Garcia Tribute. Turner then…

  • Episode 37 – Voodoo Visionary

    Seth and Rob first announce their new live series “wTnS Live” at the Atlanta City Winery. They explain how they will be offering evenings of music, philanthropy and podcasting. While there is a pilot episode on August 9th, the first event is September 19th, and it features DJ Logic and this episode’s primary guest Voodoo…

  • Episode 36 – Randall Bramblett

    Rob and Seth sit down with Randall Bramblett in his own house and after first discussing his two most recent brilliant releases “Juke Joint at the Edge of the World” and “Devil Music,” they go back to the 70s and move through his fascinating career. We learn how working with Tommy Talton and the band…

  • Episode 35 – David Barbe

    Seth and Rob are joined on the phone by Patterson Hood and they discuss, among other things, Drive-By Truckers’ history, their politically-charged latest album, “American Band” and their unique songwriting process. Then Patterson talks glowingly about David Barbe to set the table for the interview Seth and Rob traveled to the University of Georgia to…

  • Episode 33 – Zipper Club

    This episode features Rob Turner and Seth Weiner each giving their review of the 2017 Shaky Knees Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. The hosts discuss the festival and the performances of acts like LCD Soundsystem, Sylvan Esso, Great Peacock, Saint Motel, Hamilton Leithauser, J. Roddy Walston and The Business, Warpaint, Bleachers, Phoenix, Ryan Adams and more.…

  • Episode 32 – Jennifer Hartswick

    Seth and Rob discuss the death of Chris Cornell and curious decisions made in the wake of the cancellation of the Pemberton Music Festival. Then they discuss Atlanta’s fantastic SweetWater 420 Festival before giving way to an interview with singer/trumpeter/songwriter Jennifer Hartswick which was recorded during this same festival. Hartswick explains how a Nigel Hall-arranged…

  • Episode 31 – Jared Watson (Dirty Heads)

    InsideOut wTnS returns with a full episode focusing on Jared Watson, one of the founding members of the ground-breakingly genre-defying Dirty Heads. Weiner and Turner first relate some of their experiences at the SweetWater 420 Festival, before they jump into a chat with Watson by discussing everyone’s favorite herb. We get a window into the…

  • Tribute to Col. Bruce Hampton

    This is not an episode. This is a tribute to the man who breathed Zambi life into this program and into just about every conscious person in the organic music world, Col. Bruce Hampton. Hosts Rob Turner and Seth Weiner were the only journalists set up backstage at the Hampton 70! Tribute at Atlanta’s Fox…

  • Episode 30 – JoJo Hermann (The Bad Plus and Deer Tick)

    This episode Seth and Rob take a phone call from Reid Anderson of The Bad Plus, and topics discussed include some of the band’s adventurous releases, working with Josh Redman and Bill Frisell, the differences between European and US audiences and his band mate Ethan Iverson’s famous blog. Then Jojo Hermann of Widespread Panic comes…

  • WTNS Tweener D – Jason Crosby (Tribute to Prince)

    Seth and Rob return with their fourth mini “Tweener” episode to observe the one-year anniversary of Prince’s death by revisiting Episode 19 of InsideOut wTnS. Master musician Jason Crosby told a great story about when he was in Blind Boys of Alabama, Prince attended one of their shows and ended up sitting in. This, and…

  • Episode 29 – Steve Berlin

    Seth and Rob give updates on recent shows they have seen including Allah-Las and Radiohead before playing an interview they conducted with Steve Berlin of Los Lobos. Berlin reveals that his punk band The Flesh Eaters will reunite for tour next January and that he will co-produce the next Blind Boys of Alabama record. The…

  • Episode 28 – Moon Taxi + Mike Greenfield (Lotus)

    This episode features interviews with 4/5ths of Moon Taxi and with Mike Greenfield, the drummer of Lotus. Before, between and after these interviews, Seth and Rob chat with Matt Wilson, the man behind Hampton 70, the Atlanta event at which a stunning array of improvisational musicians will descend upon that cities’ Fox Theater to celebrate…

  • Episode 27 – Big Gigantic

    This episode features Jeremy Salken and Dominic Lalli….who ARE Big Gigantic… After a brief update from Rob and Seth, they get into it with Big Gigantic, starting with each musician’s very beginnings playing as children.. and move through the compelling career of this groundbreaking act. The duo explains how their lives and musical experiences would…

  • WTNS Tweener C – Fools Paradise (Paul Levine, Benny Bloom, and Tom Hamilton)

    This episode focuses on the rapidly approaching Fool’s Paradise extravaganza and includes interviews with festival promoter Paul Levine, as well as performers Eric “Benny” Bloom of Lettuce and Tom Hamilton of Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. Levine discusses how the seeds of the festival’s location were planted when an Umphrey’s McGee festival (which also featured Lettuce)…

  • Episode 26 – Al Schnier and Jim Loughlin (moe.)

    Episode 26 focuses on the organic rock band, moe. First, reigning “Mayor of moe.down,” Rex Thomson joins and relates how he earned this coveted band honor. Then, Seth and Rob sit with Al Schnier and Jim Loughlin on the band’s bus and discuss how a young moe. got the opportunity to jam with Bob Weir…

  • WTNS Tweener #B – Chris Kuroda

    Seth and Rob revel in Seth’s return to Atlanta before discussing Bob Dylan, recent online music articles, and their interview with Chris Kuroda at Lockn’ a few months ago. This episodes shares clips of from said interview, first about how Kuroda learned many things on the fly in his early days with Phish, and how…

  • Episode 25 – Chris Mitchell

    Rob updates us on some recent activity in the Bowie world and Seth fills us on the music and other moments unique to One Big Holiday and The Avett Brother’s At The Beach events in Mexico, before they run their interview with one of the most respected sound men in music, Chris Mitchell of Umphrey’s…

  • WTNS Tweener #A – Jefferson Waful

    This, the first “Best of”-style Tweener Episode revisits the Episode 6 interview with Umphrey’s McGee Lighting Designer Jefferson Waful. Waful explains how Phish Lighting Designer Chris Kuroda’s trust in collaboration in turn inspired Jefferson to trust another LD and spontaneously collaborate with him at Wanee…….and what Jefferson would later learn about said LD after their…

  • Episode 24 – Brendan Bayliss part 2

    Seth calls in to brief all of us on Jam Cruise. Then the Brendan Bayliss interview continues and we hear his memories of Umphrey’s landmark Bonnaroo performance, his early experiences with eventual peers like moe. and The Disco Biscuits and his feelings on criticism of his work. He also tells some stories about playing The…

  • Episode 23 – Brendan Bayliss part 1

    Rob and Seth announce the new co-branding with Live For Live Music and welcome their new listeners. They make an appeal for an interactive relationship – particularly with regard to the coming episode on webcasting. Then they interview Brendan Bayliss, founding member of Umphrey’s McGee. We learn about how at a young age he moved…

  • Episode 22 – Pete Sears

    Rob and Seth get a lesson on many kinds of music from Britain to San Francisco in the 60s, 70s and 80s from the legendary Pete Sears. Sears tells stories from throughout the first half of his career – from his early days with the rockabilly group The Spitfires up until he became one of…

  • Hanukkah Special

    In this special Hanukkah episode, Rob interviews Seth about his life-changing ten-day trip to Israel, on the Honeymoon Israel program, this past autumn. Seth explains about how he applied, interviewed and was ultimately accepted by honeymooninisreal.org for his wife Amy and him to be a part of this interesting Group Venture. While Seth does not…

  • Episode 21 – Stanton Moore

    Seth and Rob sit down with Galactic’s drummer and discuss everything from his early days as a prodigy working in Marty Hurley’s drum line, to Galactic’s recent work with the wonderful Erica Falls. They discuss his two books and the delight he takes from seeing other drummers put their personalized spin on his own personalized,…

  • Episode 20 – Tom Hamilton

    Seth and Rob sit down with guitarist Tom Hamilton and discuss his work with Brothers Past, American Babies, Joe Russo’s Almost Dead, Billy and The Kids and other groups. Tom explains the various ways some of these bands approach Grateful Dead music, and relates his experiences working with the surviving members of The Grateful Dead.…

  • Episode 19 – Jason Crosby & Roger McNamee

    Rob and Seth sit down with Jason Crosby and discuss how he went from a classically trained violin and piano prodigy, to working with artists like Solar Circus, God Street Wine, Oteil and The Peacemakers, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph and The Bind Boys of Alabama all at a young age. Also explored are…

  • Episode 18 – Chris Kuroda

    This episode features Rob and Seth backstage at Lockn’ chatting with Chris Kuroda, one of the leading Lighting Designers in the music industry most well-known for his long-time work (nearly 30 years) brilliantly scheming and executing the visual presentation of the band Phish. They discuss how adding video elements to the band’s already-elite light show…

  • Episode 17 – HeadCount.org’s Andy Bernstein @ Lockn’

    Seth and Rob’s first Lockn’ episode features an interview with HeadCount.org’s founder, Andy Bernstein. HeadCount had a major presence at Lockn’ – registering voters, producing Participation Row (a collection of 17 non-profit organizations offering non-partisan-based voter education and activities) and working with musicians on future voter registration efforts. Rob and Seth also talk to the…

  • Episode 16 – Sam Bush

    This episode features the legendary Sam Bush and ends with a quick chat w/ Brian “Spike” Buckowski of Terrapin Beer who answers questions regarding the company’s recent friendly majority take-over by MillerCoors’ Tenth and Blake craft beer division. Sam talks extensively about his new record “Storyman,” Sam’s feelings about why Americana has become such a…

  • Episode 15 – Simon Allen

    Rob gives a brief review of the new Frank Zappa documentary, and Seth and Rob critique recent webcast directing, and then Seth talks extensively about his festival work and various upcoming activities he has planned for his variety of events. Then they are joined by Simon Allen, drummer of The New Mastersounds. Simon first explains…

  • Episode 14 – Geoff Achison

    Rob and Seth first discuss their recent music and festival experiences and express on a tired expression. Then they go through the fascinating career of Australian singer/songwriter/guitar virtuoso Geoff Achison. Geoff talks about going to the Checkerboard Lounge during his first trip to the US, stumbling upon a heat of a Beale Street competition which…

  • Episode 13 – Kevn Kinney

    Kevn Kinney explains to Rob and Seth the improvisational spirit behind, and each week’s theme of the, “Kevn Kinney Auto Shop and Magic Show” – his ambitious five-night residency which takes place at City Winery in Atlanta August 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 (every Tuesday). Kinney sits with his guitar, sometimes breaking into song…

  • Episode 012.012 – Allie Kral and Duane Trucks ~ Candler Park Festival Pt. 2

    Before Seth and Rob get into the Candler Park Festival Flash Chats with Allie Kral and Duane Trucks, they discuss the Brooklyn Bowl, Questlove, Terrapin Beer Company, Seth’s festival work trip and Rob’s Colorado trip. The first of two festival flash chats is with Duane Trucks where they discuss the growth of Hard-Working Americans, the…

  • Episode 11.111 – Keller Williams, Brandon Mize – Candler Park Festival Pt. 1

    Seth and Rob conduct two “Festie Flash Chats” at the 2016 Candler Park Music Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. Keller Williams talks about maintaining a wide variety of projects, his upcoming “Shut The Folk Up and Listen” tour with Leo Kottke, collaborating with Bob Weir, some of his unique approaches to recording, playing with Del McCoury…

  • Episode 10.989 – Great Peacock

    Seth and Rob sit down with Andrew Nelson and Blount Floyd shortly after their band Great Peacock played a fiery afternoon set at the nearby Candler Park Festival. They dive into their songwriting process, including how addiction, characters met on the road and relationships inspire songs. Also discussed are future guest Kevn Kinney, the Old…

  • Episode 009.011 – Cherub

    Rob and Seth have an ebullient conversation with Jordan Kelley and Jason Huber about a ton of topics including the genesis and growth of Cherub, crazy things they have experienced on the road, collaborations, their forthcoming record, internet criticism, the importance of humility, doses, mimosas, tattoos, Condoleezza Rice, crazy audiences, supportive parents and gerk-jerking. For…

  • Episode 008.008 – Marc Brownstein

    Rob and Seth sit down with their old friend Marc Brownstein to discuss the current ethos of his band The Disco Biscuits, Headcount, the presidential race, his work with members of The Grateful Dead and other fascinations.

  • Episode 007 – The Black Angels

    Turner and Seth dive into a lengthy discussion with Black Angels’ frontmen Alex Maas and Christian Bland about the interesting and impressive career of this mesmerizing band which created the Levitation Festival, and spawned the reunion of Austin’s iconic 13th Floor Elevators.

  • Episode 005.335 – Brian “Spike” Buckowski

    This episode Turner and Seth host the internationally renowned head brewer of Terrapin Beer Company but not before talking about Seth’s recent Mexico trip, Rob talks about meeting and seeing Moon Taxi perform at a brand new Athens venue and about attending the world premiere of Col. Bruce Hampton’s “Here Comes Rusty” movie.

  • Episode 006.543 – Jefferson Waful

    The multi-talented, lighting designer/journalist/director/producer, Jefferson Waful joins Turner and Seth and among discussed topics are this year’s Wanee Festival, how Jeff was impacted by his recent collaboration with Phish’s Chris Kuroda and his work on the Umphrey’s McGee-themed documentary “Reel to Real” which will be released online on June 1st.

  • Episode 004.20 – Chad Denney of Nimbleslick Entertainment

    On this episode, recorded BEFORE the death of the legendary Prince, Seth and Rob interview Chad Denney of Nimbleslick Entertainment. They also take a phone call from an astute and mysterious listener, and bring forth new versions of “Expressions on Tired Expressions” and “Reviewing The Reviewers.”

  • Episode 003.97 – Col. Bruce Hampton Pt.2

    Before getting to part two of their interview with Col. Bruce Hampton, Turner and Seth discuss Seth’s unusual take on the Phish world, offer another “Reviewing the Reviewers” as they break down an article on obnoxious fan based and further discuss the ever-changing world of music.

  • Episode 002.73 – Col. Bruce Hampton Pt.1

    This week Turner and Seth discuss the cancellations of some music festivals, the announcement of a few new ones, they go inside what makes a music festival a success, and close out the show with part 1 of 2 of the Col. Bruce Hampton interview.

  • Episode 001.37 – Turner and Seth

    Episode 001.37 With your hosts: Seth Weiner and Rob Turner Produced by: Bryan Terwilliger Recorded Live in Decatur, GA 3/1/2016