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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Jay Gandhi and Abhik Mukherjee bring the rain (part 1) Podcast 191

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itunes-button1In part 1 of this podcast we spend time at home with Jay Gandhi (bansuri) and Abhik Mukherjee (sitar) as they prepare for the a special evening of Monsoon Ragas at the Rubin Museum on June 15.  The two  perform live and share insights and legends about the malhar group of ragas, those that praise the monsoon rains.  This episode was broadcast on WKCR 89.9 FM-NY on Sunday June 5th.

IMG_5313In part two we hope to share their performance with the virtuoso tabla player Suryaksha Deshpande as the trio perform at the Rubin and the following Brooklyn Raga Massive Jam session.

 

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