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MEET THE RINGERS – Carlock, Herring, Krantz, Landau & Mbappe

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On this episode I speak with all three guitarists from The Ringers: Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz, & Michael Landau, plus their fantastic drummer, Keith Carlock. The band brings together five extraordinary musicians, world class players who collectively have recorded and toured with many of the best known and most respected artists on the planet. Steely Dan, Michael Jackson, Bonnie Raitt, Seal, Sting, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, James Taylor, the Allman Brothers Band and m.m.

These are musicians’ musicians, guys who put the music first, and who want to have fun on stage playing to people who love music.

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Jimmy Herring Interview

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Here is my interview with Jimmy before the start of the 2017 John McLaughlin Tour

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Jimmy Herring is one of the world’s premier progressive rock guitarists. He has the uncanny ability to fuse the visceral power of rock with the ingenuity of jazz harmonics without diminishing the essence of either. In this wide-ranging one hour interview he shares his thoughts on music and his musical influences. From John Scofield, Jimmy Smith, and chicken pickers, to his favorite Howlin’ Wolf song, and lots more.

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In 2012 I spoke with Jimmy again to catch up and get some background about the recording of his great CD Subject to Change Without Notice — for example, he shared his thoughts about the musicianship of his son (who played cello on the CD), and the artistry of his daughter (who painted the cover art.)

 

 

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MEET THE RINGERS – Carlock, Herring, Krantz, Landau & Mbappe

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On this episode I speak with all three guitarists from The Ringers: Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz, & Michael Landau, plus their fantastic drummer, Keith Carlock. The band brings together five extraordinary musicians, world class players who collectively have recorded and toured with many of the best known and most respected artists on the planet. Steely Dan, Michael Jackson, Bonnie Raitt, Seal, Sting, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, James Taylor, the Allman Brothers Band and m.m.

These are musicians’ musicians, guys who put the music first, and who want to have fun on stage playing to people who love music. It is a rare treat to see three of the most gifted guitarists on the planet together on stage in the same band, backed up by an equally talented drummer and bassist.

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OVERVIEW of INTERVIEWS

Guitarists Interviews

John McLaughlin, Jimmy Herring, Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks

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Alex Machecek, John Scofield, Scott Sharrad, Louie Shelton

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Ronny Jordan, Devon Allman,  Eliot Lewis, Oz Noy

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Carl Mörner Ringström, Joey Molland, Michael Lee Firkins, Ray Russell

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Bassists Interviews

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Oteil Burbridge, Etienne Mbappe, Jerry Jemmott, Nathan East

Keyboard Interviews

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Chuck Leavell, Barbara Dennerlein, Jon Batiste, Matthias Bublath,

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Drummer Interviews

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Jaimoe, Jeff Sipe

Various Instruments Interviews

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Anne Drummond, Jim Hart, Rod Melancon,   The Ringers: Jimmy Herring, Mike Landau, Wanye Krantz, Kieth Carlock

 

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Michael Lee Firkins Interview

Michael Lee Firkins

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On this episode I speak with guitarist Michael Lee Firkins, born in Omaha, Nebraska.  He first gained attention as the “next big thing” in instrumental rock with his impressive guitar skills.  On his just released album “YEP” on the Magna Carta label, he puts his singer/songwriter skills on display, backed up by the legendary Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones, John Mayer, Allman Brothers), and Matt Abts and Andy Hess of Govt. Mule.

This album draws on rock, blues, country, and even some heavy metal vituosity, and is impressive for a first vocal outing.  We talk about his musical development,  beginnings, the guitar (in the photo to the left) that he conceived, and his development as a singer and songwriter.

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interview with Scott Sharrard singer/songwriter & guitarist with the Gregg Allman Band

Scott Sharrard is New York based guitarist, singer & songwriter.  For the past several years has been the guitarist for the Gregg Allman Band.  Glide Magazine called him Gregg Allman’s secret weapon, but to those in the know, the secret has been out for a while, the great Levon Helm was an early and enthusiastic mentor, and even Dr. John extended a helpful hand along the way.

Scott does a great job for Gregg Allman, but he is very much an artist in his own right, as you’ll hear. As a singer he moves effortlessly from R&B, to soul, blues, and Rock with genuine conviction and emotional depth.  As a guitarist he demonstrates equally impressive skills, with explosive high energy blues, driving rock, & tasteful R&B licks with a hint of jazz.

 

Meet The Ringers — Carlock, Herring, Krantz, Landau, Mbappe

On this episode I speak with all three guitarists from The Ringers:  Jimmy Herring, Wayne Krantz, & Michael Landau, plus their fantastic drummer, Keith Carlock.  The band brings together five extraordinary musicians, world class players who collectively have recorded and toured with many of the best known and most respected artists on the planet.  Steely Dan, Michael Jackson, Bonnie Raitt, Seal, Sting, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, James Taylor, the Allman Brothers Band and m.m.

These are musicians’ musicians, guys who put the music first, and who want to have fun on stage playing to people who love music. They are about to embark on their first tour which will begin on Feb. 19th in Athens, Georgia –get the lastest tour dates here.  It is a rare treat to see three of the most gifted guitarists on the planet together on stage in the same band, backed up by an equally talented drummer and bassist.  If you’re on the East Coast, you don’t want to miss this!!!

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Interview with Derek Trucks

Derek Trucks talks about international audiences, Howlin’ Wolf, Hendrix, Clapton, Santana, John Lee Hooker, Duane Allman, Coltrane, and even classical music.

Here is audio from  my feature interview with Derek for All About Jazz.

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Interview with Jaimoe of the Allman Brothers Band

As a 2012 recipient of a Grammy Award for Lifetime Achievement, Jaimoe needs no introduction. He has been a beloved figure on the music scene for over four decades, as a veteran of the R&B circuit with Otis Redding, Percy Sledge and Joe Tex, and as a founding member of the legendary Allman Brothers Band and the critically acclaimed band Sea Level.

In late 2011 his Jaimoe’s Jasssz Band released Renaissance Man (Lil’Johnieboy Records, 2011), an album that is generating well-deserved praise and a lot of buzz.  We talk about his band, Otis Redding, his friendship with Noel Redding, Jimi Hendrix, Clapton and much more.

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JERRY JEMMOTT – THE GROOVEMASTER part two

PART TWO

Jerry Jemmott’s groove is the bedrock of B.B. King’s career defining hit, “The Thrill is Gone.” He was in the studio with Duane Allman and Wilson Pickett recording “Hey Jude,” a track that was instrumental in launching Duane’s musical career; and they were together again for Herbie Mann’s Push Push (Atlantic, 1971), Duane’s first and only jazz sessions, and the last full album he recorded prior to his death. He was also there on December 13, 1968, when Mike Bloomfield called an unknown Johnny Winter, up onstage at the Fillmore East—a Friday the 13th that turned out to be Winter’s lucky day.

Jemmott was with singer Aretha Franklin when she conquered San Francisco’s hippie community at the Fillmore West in March of 1971.

Jerry Jemmott’s blues credits are truly remarkable: in addition to B.B. King, Freddie King, Mike Bloomfield, Duane Allman, Otis Rush, Johnny Winter, Warren Haynes, and Derek Trucks, there’s his legendary association with Cornell Dupree, Bernard Purdie, and King Curtis. And of course there’s his collaboration with Jaco Pastorius.

In this extensive interview Jerry Jemmott speaks about all this, as well as his wide ranging session work for Atlantic Records, and his current gig with blues/rock legend Gregg Allman.

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