A unique story of someone at the height of their career in the music business working as a drummer, recording engineer and mixing engineer with the likes of Sting, Sheryl Crow, Bon Jovi, Rod Stewart, Santana, Kelly Clarkson and the list goes on... who starts over from scratch in a completely new field, becoming just as much a guru of this new found love for health, nutrition, hydration and well being. The information in this podcast could change your life as a musician. It has done for me and allows me to operate at a much higher level whether it's performing live, recording in the studio or composing original music for my own albums.
I got to sit down and chat with one of my best friends and long time musical companions Bob Reynolds today. We talk about everything from working for RedBull to touring with John Mayer and playing wedding gigs in NYC to recording live with Snarky Puppy. The pressures of playing on live TV, how to be best prepared for any kind of performance and what its been like transitioning from East to West coasts. Check Bob out and follow him at bobreynoldsmusic.com.
Inspired by a Blind Willie Johnson track titled Dark was the night cold was the ground, I picked up a brass slide for the first time ever and used it on my bass. This podcast is the result of what happened...
We're back! It's been four years since our last episode, but we're back and stronger than ever. I'm really excited to be doing this again and I can't wait to bring you a ton of new features as we get back up and running and in the groove again over the next few weeks.
In this episode I'm looking at a Steve Grossman solo from Zulu Stomp, and how I take phrases from solos and integrate them into my own playing. Don't forget to check out a free video bass lesson HERE!
I'm back to the audio podcast in amongst all the other stuff going on right now! and I'm bringing you news of all kinds of cool events and new media outlets we're planning for the next couple of months. This episode features rare music from D'Angelo, Simon and Garfunkel, Tower of Power and Woody Shaw! As always I encourage you to sign the mailing list to stay up to date with all the things we have planned, and you get a free video lesson from me just for signing the list!
Here's a documentary I was fortunate enough to be able to make this spring. I was allowed exclusive access to the whole fodera factory and one on one interviews with everyone there. Enjoy, Janek.
Here's part 2 of the interview I filmed with French bassist Hadrien Feraud in Los Angeles on Feb 13th 2011. It features some solo improvisation by Hadrien and an impromptu jam with the two of us playing together. As well, of course, some interview footage giving some insight into Hadrien's background and musical process.