On episode 014, Jamie talks with legendary drummer and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, Doug Clifford. Doug is a founding member of Creedence Clearwater Revival and Creedence Clearwater Revisited. Jamie and Doug discuss the formation of CCR, the incredible albums that were recorded over a remarkable 30 month time period, playing Woodstock in 1969 and continuing the legacy of CCR's music in Creedence Clearwater Revisited. Doug is truly one of the nice guys in the music business and offers memories on an incredible 50 year career in the spotlight. Do not miss this episode!
On Episode 013, Jamie talks with Brendan Hengle of Trapt about his musical upbringing, the formation of Hope for the Dying and getting the call to join Trapt. They also discuss Trapt's plans for a new album, upcoming tour and the acoustic tour that is about to wrap up. Brendan is a multi-talented musician and super person, so you certainly need to hear his inspirational story.
Episode 012 features Jason Smay of JD McPherson's outstanding band. Jamie and Jason discuss his upbringing in Rochester, New York, his incredible traditional grip technique and his jazz influences. They also talk candidly about Jason's time with Los Straightjackets and his decision to join JD McPherson's band, the recording of JD's latest album, Undivided Heart and Soul, and the upcoming tour season. Jason is incredibly well-versed in all things drum-related and is one super cool guy. This is a must-listen episode.
On Episode 011, Jamie chats with Johnny Rabb of Collective Soul about their new live album and the upcoming tour season. They also recount Johnny's start as a drummer (and soccer player), his time at Berklee College of Music and becoming the World's Fastest Drummer for a number of years. Johnny also offers some wonderful and heartfelt thoughts about his contemporaries in the drumming world and gives outstanding advice to others that are pursuing a life in the music business. This is a fantastic conversation that applies to everyone.