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For this episode of the Bands To Fans podcast I spoke with Jim Weider, guitarist and vocalist with The Weight Band. We discussed their new album, “World Gone Mad,” why the Fender Telecaster is his guitar of choice, and about his experiences playing in The Band with the late, great Levon Helm.
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"I think that's the real judge of a great song: Can you pull it off with just an acoustic guitar and a voice?" - Jonatha Brooke -- episode 7 of the Bands To Fans podcast
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"I came up in the jazz world, where the approach to doing a solo is off the melody. And that's how I was trained to approach a solo. When I got older and I started helping songwriters with their arrangements, that was always my focus: My guitar parts have to be based off of the melody or the structure of the song. And to be honest, I think that's why songwriters like me and why I have lasted this long in this business. I'm all for that song and what it needs. I am not there to show off." - Scotty Johnson of the Gin Blossoms -- episode 13 of the Bands To Fans podcast
"I want to continue to grow. I want people to still say, 'He was great last night.' I want to be consistent. If there is a 22-year-old kid who can come in and do my job better than I can do it, then we have a problem. That's how I feel about it. And when you see Tesla, there's going to be nobody who can come up there and do my job better than I can do it." - Troy Luccketta of Tesla -- episode 10 of the Bands To Fans podcast
For this episode of the Bands To Fans I spoke with electro-jazz-pop artist Grace Kelly. We discussed her desire to break down the virtual walls between artists and audiences, how she incorporates dance into her performances, and the music she hears and sees in everyday life.
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"I'm at this stage now where I play how I feel or what I feel at any given moment. I don't worry whether I am going to play well or whether I am going to nail all of the parts. I sort of go, 'How is it going to feel? And how do I feel and how do I play to that?'
"In other words, let's say I'm tired. I'm going to go up there and I am kind of going to play to a tired place. I'm going to pace myself. I'm not going to try and overdo anything or overcompensate for being tired. I'm going to play right to that and see what happens. If I am excited, I am not necessarily going to try and tame myself because I am excited. I am going to feel that I'm excited and just play that where it lies." - Ben Sesar, drummer for Brad Paisely -- from episode 9 of the Bands To Fans podcast
"I think the biggest way that my vocal (training) impacted my keyboard work was really understanding the importance of voicing and how much of a difference it makes to… not just playing the chord, but where are you playing the chord on your instrument? What are the color notes? What is the high note that going to shine through? And how does that impact how it feels? And how does that impact how it pushes things along?" - Joel Cummins of Umphrey's McGee
More at https://www.bandstofans.com/podcast4/joel-cummins-umphreys-mcgee
"As I started messing around with (the bass), it very quickly became my primary voice. I just found myself at home with it. Not only in what it does sonically or in its role in the band, but just the way it felt in my hands, the way my fingers laid on it… I felt really at home with it." - Luis Espaillat, bassist for Trace Adkins (episode 4 of the Bands To Fans podcast)
More at https://www.bandstofans.com/podcast4/luis-espaillat-trace-adkins
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