Gary Lewis and The Playboys had a string of top ten hits in the 1960s, including the #1 "This Diamond Ring" that knocked The Beatles out of the top spot! This conversation with Gary took place during the 2013 Happy Together tour; he opens up about his famous dad, finding his own identity as an artist and a person, and loving music to this day.
Margot Bingham’s iconic portrayal of Daughter Maitland on Boardwalk Empire only scratches the surface of her multi-faceted creativity. We talk about music, maintaining an artistic identity and doing the work in a lengthy and long-overdue conversation.
Listen to her on The Come Up Podcast with Margot And Cassie!
Veteran NYC bassist Mike Visceglia shares stories and shop talk; from his 27-year association with Suzanne Vega (including the smash hit “Luka”) to his current position in Broadway’s “Kinky Boots,” this is the conversation that almost didn’t happen! Featuring clips from Mike’s latest fusion project “Middle Of Somewhere.”
Middle Of Somewhere clips:
From 2013: my talk with legendary Turtles vocalist and "Happy Together" tour mate Howard Kaylan spans life, the music biz, and everything in between. Plus: my two cents on Charllottesville VA.
My latest “Archive” episode, with Thomas Walsh of Pugwash. Thomas and the band are waving the flag of melodic pop, earning the respect and admiration of legendary musicians like XTC’s Andy Partridge (who signed the band to his Ape House label in 2009) and ELO’s Jeff Lynne. We talk about his upbringing in Ireland, our shared love of music and melodies, and navigating the music business today.
Mystina is an emerging funk artist and entertainer. She’s also my bandmate and co-worker here in NYC when it’s “time to make the donuts.” We chatted over coffee in the city about her career thus far and the stuff we both like, and she educated me on Latin Freestyle.
PLUS: a physical media rant. (MILD PROFANITY NSFW.)
The latest “Archive” episode revisits my conversation with bassist Steve Jenkins. We talk about his influences, growth and evolution as a player, and maintaining a musical identity. (Translation: it’s two bass players talking shop.) I also discuss the tragic passing of Adrenaline Mob bassist David Z.
Veteran bassist and dear friend Jeff Ganz has been a “participant” in every musical style and setting imaginable. Our conversation takes many twists and turns as Jeff shares stories and lessons learned from four decades at the top of our industry. (OCCASIONAL PROFANITY.)
In honor of Ringo Starr’s 77th birthday, we’re presenting our latest “Archive” conversation with fellow Beatles Fanatic and “Fan On The Run” Roseanne Belluso. Roseanne talks about helping to sell Ringo’s artwork, being a Paul McCartney superfan, and meeting two Beatles!
Our first “Archive” episode, with the singer/frontman of the funk collective KINGS. Kelli Strawbridge is at the center of a rich, homegrown cultural explosion in Richmond, Virginia. We met on a chilly night in Brooklyn (2 days after the2016 presidential election) to talk about KINGS, Jellowstone Records and all things #RVA.
PLUS: a listener email question about The Monkees and The Stones!