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Best Gary Cocker podcasts we could find (updated July 2020)
Best Gary Cocker podcasts we could find
Updated July 2020
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On the heels of releasing his second full-length solo album, one of the funkiest rhythm players around opens up about using Kickstarter as a platform… marketing his albums… managing his time… balancing work and family… the series of challenges he’s had along the way in his career, and… a potentially life-threatening medical condition he had to deal…
 
Keith Mack Interview: Moving to NYC, working with Patty Smyth, Joe Cocker, Cydi Lauper, Paul Young… The China Club, playing Berlin when The Wall came down, getting his stolen guitar back after 23 years, moving to LA and more Keith Mack Interview: Keith Mack has been a lifetime sideman and solo artist. He’s played with Patty Smyth & Scandal on and o…
 
Shawn Pelton Interview: Understanding the subtle art of using your “radar” to get the job done… Cool stories about working with Steve Gadd, Phil Ramone, Buddy Guy, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Peter Wolf, Keith Richards, Levon Helm, Richie Havens, The Brecker Brothers, Ray Charles, Van Morrison, Sheryl Crow, Shawn Colvin, Saturday Night Live, Dary…
 
Mike’s played with Lynyrd Skynyrd, Trace Adkins, Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Faith Hill, Jewel, Luke Bryan, Darius Rucker, Duane Eddy and hundreds of other artists - both in the studio and on tour. He’s also one of the founding members of Giant, along with Dann Huff Mike talks about how Vince Gill is able to get the best performance out of his band memb…
 
Gary Morse Interview: Why all your gigs are ultimately connected, moving to LA from Detroit and dealing with some very hard times, top 3 touring and session experiences, becoming successful in music against all odds, why he never compromised his music, heavy influence of his dad in his work, why “There will be life after music,” and loads more real…
 
Jeff talks about his book, which traces his adventures and his rags to riches to rags to redemption story as Sting’s guitarist. He performed 181 concerts in 25 countries on 6 continents, for over 2 million fans. Along the way, Jeff’s had a successful career as a session player in NYC, working with people like Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Jon Bon…
 
Nick Johnston Interview: Being diagnosed with diabetes as an adult, events that turned into big career breaks for him, the making of his albums and how this progressed over time, his song structure, amps he uses, his signature guitar, his adaptability, reading 52 books a year, Tokyo, why he should’ve practiced LESS, and loads more. Great guy, amazi…
 
Warner E. Hodges Interview: GREAT stories about how REM and The Ramones took care of The Scorchers when the promoter didn’t pay them, why The Scorchers were a double edged sword for Warner… Getting sober in 1992 and the changes that have taken place since then, why he moved to NYC and LA once The Scorchers disbanded, past mistakes made, learning ho…
 
Growing up in both the UK and Qatar, Rob was a guitar prodigy and was doing club dates & sessions at 14. He has been with Janiroquai since 1999 and has toured, played on albums, and co-written hit songs. His recording credits include Don Airey (Deep Purple), Beverly Knight, Kylie Minogue, Anastasia, Lighthouse Family, Katy Perry, JP Cooper, Era, Ga…
 
Andy Leftwich Interview: How his faith has guided him & helped him make difficult decisions, becoming an in-demand session player in Nashville, his favorite 3 sessions… importance of goal-setting & learning something new every day… having the courage to leave Ricky Skaggs’ band after 16 years to pursue a higher calling and more. GREAT guy Andy Left…
 
Grammy winner Rick Holmstrom was a college basketball player who suddenly got “the bug” to play guitar during his senior year of college. Working his job as a reporter by day, and scouring the west coast blues clubs at night… he got his first break and began what’s turned into a lifetime of touring. Along the way, Rick’s had to overcome adversity w…
 
Gerry Leonard Interview: Moving from Dublin to the East Village in NYC, playing Carnegie Hall alone with David Bowie, stories on working with Bowie, Roger Glover, Laurie Anderson, Suzanne Vega, Roger Waters… getting signed to a major label and then losing the record deal… good espresso, meditation, doing things right & more. GREAT convo with a grea…
 
Rob Ickes Interview: Making the leap of faith moving from San Francisco to Nashville, observing the traits of successful studio musicians and using them as a role model for his own success, the “non music” components that have helped him succeed… stories about playing with Vince Gill, Reba McEntire, David Grisman, Mike Auldridge, Jorma Kaukonen, Da…
 
Will’s been an integral part of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section since 1980, and has played on dozens of hit records. He also played and recorded with Bonnie Raitt for 6 years prior to this. Will has a great sense of phrasing, and his tone is just beautiful. He’s also one of the most soulful cats you’ll ever meet. Yet, his own life has been filled …
 
Lessons learned from auditions, playing with Mindi Abair, Shania Twain, Brian Auger, Air Supply… dealing with the loss of his mom, Devo, work ethic, Shaun Cassidy’s wedding, New Zealand, skydiving, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, why every gig is a win, and “just play the groove.” Super cool, super sincere guy Derek is currently the bass player for Gwe…
 
WOW. More cool stories here than you will ever hear in any other 1-hour interview you might listen to over the course of your entire lifetime. 5-time Grammy winner Dave Roe has played with almost everyone. Besides being Johnny Cash’s last bassist from 1992 - 2003 (and what a Johnny Cash story he’ll share with you), he’s also played with Ian Hunter,…
 
Fernando Perdomo created his first big break while living in Miami, out of the desperation he was feeling by not doing music full-time. 20 years later, he’s toured all over the world, and produced well over 100 records for others. Funny story about working with J Lo on his first session, the leap of faith he took moving to LA, his vintage guitars, …
 
Dan Baird Interview: AMAZING stories inside. What happens to a band when it’s collective members no longer have a common goal, the dynamics of working with Brendan O’Brien and Rick Rubin, GREAT Neil Young story, beating cancer (Twice!), the highs and lows of making records, getting his solo career going, his cool guitars, curiosity, work ethic, pas…
 
One of my favorite blues artists & a top session player in India, Warren’s released 4 LPs under the blackstratblues name & has played on loads of top Bollywood movie soundtracks, including Oscar winning movie composer AR Rahman Interesting & in-depth conversation about how he got into doing session and soundtrack work, dropping out of school, leavi…
 
Greg Morrow Interview: A boatload of fun, and loads of moving career & personal stories. First studio gig at age 11, taking a leap of faith and moving to Nashville to get his session career going… playing with Billy Gibbons (and some great Billy stories), Lee Ann Rimes, 38 Special, John Jorgenson, Sonny Landreth, Bob Seger, Cyndi Lauper (great Cynd…
 
Vicki was the first woman to win Guitar Player magazine’s Guitar Superstar Competition. She has developed an incredibly melodic style of playing using 32 different open tunings, and a “slap-tap” technique. In the “slap” portion, she is using her thumb as if she was playing slap-funk bass… and in the “tap” portion, she’s playing harmonics. It’s very…
 
Benny Faccone Interview: Stories galore: His 50/50 formula for success, working with Herb Alpert, Ronnie James Dio, Cyndi Lauper and We Are The World, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Dizzy Gillespie, Carlos Santana, MANA, Teddy Pendergrass, Whitney Houton, Barbra Streisand, Phil Ramone, a hazy Stephen Stills, a VERY funny Paul Simon story, lessons le…
 
Ian Thornley Interview: Early struggles Big Wreck had getting launched, tough times including not eating for days at a time, backstory to a bunch of his greatest hits, learning how to process and communicate better, getting rid of anger and relaxing more, not letting business or anything else impact your music, things that make him happy, becoming …
 
A long-time member of Mary Chapin Carpenter’s band, Don’s produced successful records by REM, Smithereens, Marshall Crenshaw, Guadalcanal Diary, James McMurtry, The Gin Blossoms & others, has 12 solo LPs and has written songs recorded by Joe Cocker, Ronnie Spector, Hootie & The Blowfish, Counting Crows, others Don shares some GREAT stories, includi…
 
John JR Robinson Interview: Stories for DAYS here! Playing with Rufus & Chaka Khan, Eric Clapton, Stanley Clarke, Herbie Hancock, Herb Alpert, Bob Seger, George Duke, Peter Frampton, Dionne Warwick, Quincy Jones, Steve Winwood, John Fogerty, Larry Carlton, Dean Parks, Nathan East, Barbra Streisand, scoring The Bronx USA… a funny Al DiMeola story, t…
 
Fred Mollin Interview: LOADS of cool stories here! Leaving school at 16 to be a musician, butting heads with Clive Davis, working with Jimmy Webb, Kris Kristofferson, Vince Gill, Chris Cornell, Mark Knopfler, Jackson Browne, WIllie Nelson, Jim Peterik… living at the Chateau Marmont, loneliness, Ernie Kovacs, baseball cards, not hanging with downers…
 
Michael Farris Smith Interview: VERY interesting conversation about the various triggers Michael uses to set him on his writing path, why he has the same curiosity as his readers do, and how he uses this to develop the story… where he goes to find the dark sides of his characters and their troubles... mental illness, bad parenting, his own personal…
 
How Frank got the gig playing for Slash and his incredibly difficult audition, working with others, the business of music, his coffee fetish, some great relationship advice he was given a long time ago, and many more cool stories on this rare and very candid interview Support this Show: http://www.everyonelovesguitar.com/support Subscribe https://w…
 
David Grissom Interview: David’s just released his 5th solo and first live LP, called Trio Live. A great guitar album, the mix is awesome & David’s tone is always great, the LP captures the warmth of an intimate club performance. David talks about the challenges of making a live record, backstory to some of the tracks, and what he’s looking forward…
 
This week, Gary and Ryan sat down with Deefiant hero Matt Lockwood to talk about his time at Dens. Matt tells us about the unlikely connection that leads to his arrival at Dens, a karaoke night that showed the team bond, Bomber's handshakes, how his time at Dundee came to an end and his own coaching and managerial ambitions.…
 
Ty Tabor Interview: Growing up in his family’s bluegrass band, frustrating early challenges King’s X had in finding their sound and getting it launched, playing Woodstock 25 in front of 300,000 people but feeling like no one was there, most important lessons learned from King’s X experiences. His favorite guitars, why he was so secretive about his …
 
One of the most optimistic and genuine guys you’ll meet, Jimmy talks about the positive influence his dad had on him, the pressure he often felt being “Harry’s son”... a great story about the best gig he had as part of the house band for Bon Jovi’s birthday party - playing alongside Roger Waters, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney… some tough times he went…
 
Jack Daley Interview: Loads of cool stories: Moving to NYC because he “HAD to make something happen,” connecting with Lenny Kravitz, Cindy Blackman, Little Steven, Beyonce… work ethic, a difficult professional transition where Jack had to reinvent himself, doing what you have to do, to make stuff work... Chevelles, Sushi, Spain, and more. Very cool…
 
One of the brightest and kindest people I’ve met, Chris shares stories about growing up with his dad, Ben, a founding member and banjo player of the legendary bluegrass band, The Seldom Scene… Playing with Paul Simon, John Paul Jones, and Tony Rice… his favorite guitars… behind the scenes of his most recent albums… the mental aspect of becoming suc…
 
It's yet another Dundee FC Hall of Fame star in the hotseat this week, as Gary and Danny quiz Barry Smith on his life and times at Dens Park as both a player and a manager. Tune in to hear about pre-season training up an Italian mountain, why you shouldn't have your engagement party after a Dundee derby, reminisce about the likes of Nemsadze and Ar…
 
Very cool stories about Robert’s first musical experiences outside of Church, recording his first LP at The Wetlands in NYC... working with Buddy Guy, Robbie Robertson, Eric Clapton, Ozzy Osbourne, Ringo Starr… playing Joe Walsh’s wedding, interesting backstory to some of his songs, getting “tapped out,” low points in life, favorite effects and amp…
 
Bryan Beller Interview: Bryan’s long journey to becoming a 42 year-old “overnight sensation,” moving to Boston, Nashville and back to LA… top 3 musical experiences, playing with Satriani, Vai, Keneally & Deathklok… most frustrating and most exciting auditions, being remote, Spain, and “panoply” Bryan Beller is a talented multi-instrumentalist, side…
 
Shem grew up in a musical family: his dad, an arranger in New York City… and his mom a professional singer. This motivated him to become not only an expert bass player, but a multi-instrumentalist, music director, solo tenor opera singer, orchestra conductor, and fiction author. The tremendous impact a horse ranch in Idaho had on him… a troubling d…
 
Steve shares his top 3 most memorable musical experiences… the dramatic changes in Nashville and in the music business over the years… an unfortunate tragedy his family had to go through and the courage he mustered up to get through it, and LOADS more interesting stories. GREAT conversation! Steve grew up in a small town in rural Illinois, moved to…
 
We've got a rare treat for you this week, as Gary and Alan Pattullo speak to Dundee FC Hall of Fame member Gavin Rae about his three spells at Dens, including early days under Duff, Cowboy and Jocky, Bonetti era team-mates, team bonding in Trinidad & Tobago, and memories of the Cup Final and the title winning tie against Dumbarton.…
 
Ron talks about what happened over the last 9 years, and how tragedies the band had to deal with, inspired them to make a new record and start playing live, once again. Ron talks about life in Netherlands and how it’s different from America… his biggest obstacle and how he overcame it, becoming a dad… and Texas Ribs! Great conversation with an amaz…
 
Working with Shooter Jennings, Steve Earle, Jackson Browne, Levon Helm, Regina Spektor, Kelly Willis… Dealing with loss, the state of America, and other personal issues in “No Time for Love Songs”... moving to NYC and busking in the subway, the making of her latest record, flipping the boat over, flying planes, quilting and more. A powerhouse music…
 
Ehsaan lost his father at age 6, and yet... oddly enough, the series of events that unfolded around this, wound up positively impacting his life. We talked about the energy involved in this and the miracle of how things often intersect in life Ehsaan lost his father at age 6 and the series of events that unfolded around this event, wound up positiv…
 
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