Eric Krasno Podcast 192

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Eric Krasno is the amazing guitarist/producer with artists ranging from  Soulive and Lettuce (both of which he co-founded)to  Norah Jones,  50 Cent, Aaron Neville, Phil Lesh, Derek Trucks, and, well, the list keeps going!

To celebrate the upcoming release of his new album, Blood From A Stone, we got to hang with Eric at his home studio, hear him play some guitar and share what he’s learned so far in an incredibly prolific career.

The new album comes out July 8th.
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Debo Band – Podcast 188

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itunes-button1 Debo band explores the rich and varied traditions of Ethiopian music with a dose of funk, punk and soul. With a large instrumental ensemble and a charismatic singer Bruck Tesfaye it all adds up to an undeniable party band. We got to hang with the leader of this amazing group, Danny Mekonnen and here excerpts of their upcoming album Ere Gobez (FPE Records; May 20, 2016).  They’ll be playing in NYC with Antibalas May 18th at the Brooklyn Bowl.

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Debo Band is

  • Bruck Tesfaye vocals
  • Danny Mekonnen saxophones
  • Gabriel Birnbaum tenor saxophone
  • Danilo Henriquez trumpet and percussion
  • Stephanie Baird trombone
  • Jonah Rapino electric violin
  • Kaethe Hostetter five-stringed violin
  • Marié Abe accordion
  • Brendon Wood guitar
  • Arik Grier sousaphone
  • PJ Goodwin bass
  • Adam Clark drums

Raja Kassis, Human Being Podcast 114

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db882c3277db27a3-1897940_10152332007126979_1273539798_n-e14083881846341-1After a smoking live set last night from Foday Musa Suso, the great guitarist Raja Kassis came into WKCR with his smokin’ new album Human Being.  Raja is known for his work with Blitz the Ambassador, Damian Marley, Angelique Kidjo, Seun Kuti, Antibalas and many others.

We conclude the broadcast with  a track from Edwin Quirk’s new  Fractal Caravan album.