T Bone Burnett On Producing Legends And Singing His Own Tunes
Record producer T Bone Burnett has worked with legendary artists including Bob Dylan, Brandi Carlile, Elvis Costello, Gillian Welch, Elton John, Robert Plant and Alison Krauss. He's also produced soundtracks for films like 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' and 'Crazy Heart'. And although T Bone says he never really needed to be a public performer himself, at this point in his life, he has some things he really wants to say. T Bone has collected some of his thoughts on a solo album called 'The Invisible Light: Acoustic Space', which came out in the spring. It's his first new solo album in 11 years. T Bone shares insights about his own writing process which begins in the wee hours of the morning, and tells stories from his vantage point behind the recording studio glass.
Shovels & Rope Celebrates A New Album, New Baby, A New Book And A Festival
Shovels & Rope's latest album is called 'By Blood' and it resonates out into all of their work. Of course, the duo of Michael Trent and Cary Ann Hearst are partners, musically and in life. They recently celebrated the birth of their second child, which means the family now is four strong on the road. They've got a whole heck of a lot of extended family in Charleston, S.C., as evident from the High Water Festival, a celebration of music, food and libations they've curated since 2017 (and had some incredible guests, like Jason Isbell, Leon Bridges, Brandi Carlile, The Lumineers and more.) Later this year, they'll add their first children's book to their credit, introducing a whole new group of young ones to their remarkable storytelling prowess. Oh, and they're a joy to speak with. Trent and Hearst talk about all of those things and we'll hip you to the best possible meal you could eat if you visited them. Not to mention fantastic live performances, including the first track from the pair's excellent album, "I'm Coming Out", which starts off this session.
Pure Bathing Culture Overcomes Adversity On 'Night Pass'
Working towards your goals often involves overcoming adversity. It's on every motivational poster out there. Daniel and Sarah, the duo that is Pure Bathing Culture know this well. The band had released two albums and had built up a loyal and loving fan base, but then the Portland band was dropped from its label and lost its support team as well. Instead of packing up their musical wares and calling it a day, Daniel and Sarah responded with arguably their strongest work yet. It's called 'Night Pass', and if you listen closely, you'll hear some of the duo's real-life struggles being portrayed via these beautiful and lush songs. You can feel PBC's energy on stage, their commitment and love of music reaffirmed.
Tim Baker's Big-Hearted Solo Debut
For more than a decade, Tim Baker led the beloved Hey Rosetta! Then the Canadian band decided to take an indefinite hiatus, and Tim moved from his home on the East Coast island of Newfoundland to the sprawling major metropolis of Toronto. Tim talks about how he turned all that life change into a big-hearted debut solo album called 'Forever Overhead' and he performs live.
Perry Farrell Talks Motivation For 'Kind Heaven'
Lollapalooza is happening this weekend in Chicago and when you think of the giant festival, I hope you think of the man who started it all, Perry Farrell. The charismatic singer has been as successful on stage as he is off, creating Jane's Addiction, not to mention Porno for Pyros. His latest project is Perry Ferrell's Kind Heaven. What is that? It's a band that includes his wife, Etty Lau. It's also a venue in Las Vegas that in 2020 that offers a one of a kind experience. I'll let Perry explain - he's good at that. We talk about Ferrell's motivations for his 'Kind Heaven' project, a little Jane's Addiction history and what it's like to turn 60. First, we get started with "Machine Girl," a track from 'Kind Heaven'.