Past, Present, Future, Live!

A weekly show that tells the story of an artist’s musical journey in four parts—every episode closes with a live, original performance.

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  • Larkin Poe

    “I think the choices that we’ve made in terms of genre have really been bent towards leveling a playing field. Because at a certain point you realize the number of female artists you can listen to in the rock sphere, especially the classic rock sphere, are so limited…So I know that had to be a driving…

  • MC Taylor

    I wasn’t doing it to make money. Money would have been nice, but that was nowhere close to my priority list. What I was trying to do was get inside the way that the music that I love works. – MC TaylorThis week, we bring you an interview with MC Taylor of Hiss Golden Messenger. MC…

  • Nicole Atkins

    “I feel like I’m kind of a collector, you know? I kind of go about my life and pick up all the things I like and then when the box becomes full, I combine all of those things in the box and make that my thing.” – Nicole AtkinsThroughout her career, Nicole Atkins’ musical approach…

  • Alex Skolnick

    This week, RJ talks with Alex Skolnick, who at age 16 joined the band Testament, which would become one of the bands that defined the thrash metal scene of the late 1980s. Alex talks about studying with Joe Satriani, touring the world with some of the leading metal bands, and changing his life completely by moving…

  • John Oates

    Season Two kicks off with an interview and performance by special guest John Oates. John is best known for his legendary career with Daryl Hall and John Oates, and the variety of solo records he’s made since then, which combine to create one of the most successful music careers of our time. Oates’ brand new album “Live…

  • Season Two Trailer

    Here’s a trailer for Season Two. The season will premiere on Tuesday, October 20, featuring John Oates. Season Two also features interviews with, and live performances from, Nicole Atkins, Calexico, MC Taylor (Hiss Golden Messenger), Larkin Poe, Alex Skolnick (Testament), Jessica Dobson (Deep Sea Diver) and many other amazing musicians.Please subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify,…

  • Episode 12: The Band of Heathens

    On this episode, the final of season one, RJ talks with Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist, of The Band of Heathens. They have a new record coming out on September 25, Stranger, which is their 7th studio album. Since forming 15 years ago in Austin, partially by accident, The Band of Heathens have made creative rock…

  • Episode 11: Shannon LaBrie

    This week, RJ sits down with Shannon LaBrie, who has a new album, Building, coming out September 25.Shannon is a great singer, songwriter and musician who made her way from Nebraska to Nashville, with a lot of stops in between. Her unique voice has led to comparisons to Norah Jones, Jeff Buckley, and many others.…

  • Episode 10: Nick Perri

    In this episode of Past, Present, Future, Live!, RJ sits down with Nick Perri, a musician who hit it big at age 16 and ended up on tour with some of his heroes, like Van Halen and Motley Crue. We discussed that journey, how it ended quickly, and how the subsequent years of musical evolution…

  • Episode 9: Brontë Fall

    In this episode of Past, Present, Future, Live! RJ sits down with Teri Bracken, singer and multi-instrumentalist behind the group Brontë Fall. Classically trained on violin and piano, Bracken began playing guitar and writing Americana songs while studying classical music at Berklee. She formed Brontë Fall in 2015 and brought her new material to life,…

  • Episode 8: Allman Betts Band

    On this episode, RJ talks with Devon Allman and Duane Betts of the Allman Betts Band about family history, musical chemistry, and their new record “Bless Your Heart” which comes out on August 28th.  After meeting as teenagers on the Allman Brothers Band anniversary tour in 1989, Devon and Duane went on to separately play in a…

  • Episode 7: Alexandra Savior

    This week, RJ speaks with singer-songwriter Alexandra Savior about her new album “The Archer,” growing up in Portland, songwriting as therapy, and what’s next for her music while tour plans remain on hold.  Alexandra discusses her path from a 17 year old posting a cover song on Youtube to an 18 year old signed to Columbia Records and moving to LA…

  • Episode 6: Dani Markham

    On this episode, RJ speaks with percussionist Dani Markham. A born beatmaker, Dani has channeled her lifelong passion for rhythm into musical stylings from across the world. In 2014 Dani toured with the indie pop sensation Tune-Yards, forging a unique musical bond with their leader Merrill Garbus. In 2016 Dani joined Childish Gambino, the Grammy-winning stage name of superstar Donald Glover, to…

  • Episode 5: Ted Leo

    This week’s guest is Ted Leo, an American singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is the frontman and lead guitarist of rock group Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, and in 2013, he and Aimee Mann formed the indie rock duo The Both. In this episode, he talks to host RJ Bee about the music that influenced…

  • Episode 4: Maggie Rose

    This week, host RJ Bee speaks with songwriter and musician Maggie Rose. Over a decade in Nashville, Maggie has amassed a growing fanbase with her powerful voice on stage, in the studio, and with her songwriting that challenges the sexist politics of country radio. For her 2018 album “Change the Whole Thing,” Maggie took control…

  • Episode 3: Marco Benevento

    This week, host RJ Bee speaks with virtuoso keyboardist Marco Benevento about the life experiences and musical inspirations behind his unique blend of indie pop, jazz, hard rock, and improvisation. We’ll hear about the start of Marco’s lifelong relationship with drummer Joe Russo, how moving to the Hudson Valley transformed Marco’s life and music, and the new crew…

  • Episode 2: Rhett Miller

    In this episode, host RJ Bee talks to Rhett about the reality of life as a musician, from his upbringing in Dallas to forming the Old 97s during the heyday of grunge, and how the meaning of success has changed over the years. Rhett tells RJ about balancing the band and his solo career, his…

  • Episode 1: Eric Krasno

    In episode 1, we welcome Grammy-winning musician and producer Eric Krasno.For nearly two decades, Eric Krasno has been an omnipresent figure in popular music. We’ve heard his virtuosic, innovative guitar playing with Soulive and Lettuce, seen him onstage supporting the likes of the Rolling Stones, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer and The Roots, watched him…

  • Trailer

    A preview of a new show that that tells the story of an artist’s musical journey in four parts. Past, Present, Future, Live! is a conversation between artist and audience—intimate stories about early inspirations, the creative process and what they’ve learned along the way. From their first music lesson to the first paid gig, we discover the…