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Grammy Award-winning guitarist Eric Krasno invites you to be a fly on the wall for conversations with the friends he's met in his 20 plus years as a touring musician. Krasno’s engaged approach creates interviews that feel like a backstage peek at conversations between friends. Join us for Eric Krasno Plus One. Premieres April 20. Brought to you by Osiris Media.
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Eric Krasno Plus One Osiris Media / Eric Krasno

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Grammy Award-winning guitarist Eric Krasno invites you to be a fly on the wall for conversations with the friends he's met in his 20 plus years as a touring musician. Krasno’s engaged approach creates interviews that feel like a backstage peek at conversations between friends. Join us for Eric Krasno Plus One. Premieres April 20. Brought to you by Osiris Media.
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    Neal Francis

    Neal Francis

    On this episode of Plus One, singer-songwriter and masterful pianist Neal Francis sits down with Kraz to discuss making his new record while living and recording in an old church, his early influences and the musical experiences that lead to the formation of the instrumental funk band called the Heard, and his recent tour with the Black Pumas. Neal and Kraz also trade stories of taking essential big leaps early in their careers, and talk about the Chicago music scene, Neal’s methodology for writing music and lyrics, and much more.
     
    Neal Francis is a singer and songwriter from Oak Park, IL. “From a very early age, I was playing late into the night in a very stream-of-consciousness kind of way,” Neal has previously stated while citing influences ranging from ragtime to gospel soul to The Who. With a prodigy-like gift for piano, he sat in with a dozen different blues acts in Chicago clubs as a teenager, and formed a widely beloved funk band called The Heard before going solo. His new album, In Plain Sight, came out earlier this month, and is a portrait of profound upheaval and weary resilience, presented in a kaleidoscopic sound that’s endlessly absorbing.
     
    This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on Apple Podcasts
    Eric Krasno Plus One is presented by Osiris Media. All original music by Eric Krasno. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Audio Production by Matt Dwyer. Produced by Ben Baruch of 11E1even Group.
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    • 45 min
    Neal Francis

    Neal Francis

    On this episode of Plus One, singer-songwriter and masterful pianist Neal Francis sits down with Kraz to discuss making his new record while living and recording in an old church, his early influences and the musical experiences that lead to the formation of the instrumental funk band called the Heard, and his recent tour with the Black Pumas. Neal and Kraz also trade stories of taking essential big leaps early in their careers, and talk about the Chicago music scene, Neal’s methodology for writing music and lyrics, and much more.

    Neal Francis is a singer and songwriter from Oak Park, IL. “From a very early age, I was playing late into the night in a very stream-of-consciousness kind of way,” Neal has previously stated while citing influences ranging from ragtime to gospel soul to The Who. With a prodigy-like gift for piano, he sat in with a dozen different blues acts in Chicago clubs as a teenager, and formed a widely beloved funk band called The Heard before going solo. His new album, In Plain Sight, came out earlier this month, and is a portrait of profound upheaval and weary resilience, presented in a kaleidoscopic sound that’s endlessly absorbing.

    This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on Apple Podcasts

    Eric Krasno Plus One is presented by Osiris Media. All original music by Eric Krasno. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Audio Production by Matt Dwyer. Produced by Ben Baruch of 11E1even Group.

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    Nate Smith

    Nate Smith

    This week on Plus One, drummer Nate Smith joins Kraz to talk about the making of his new record, Kinfolk 2: See the Birds, his eclectic range of influences which spans from The Police to Living Colour, and how he developed his vamp-based groove style that still allows for the addition of rhythmic color through the drums. You’ll also hear Nate dive deep on a songwriting credit that he received on a Michael Jackson tune, and Kraz tells Nate about a similar experience he had when 50 Cent used one of his own beats. The two friends also discuss how they were inspired by Herbie Hancock’s implementation of new-age technologies in his music, discovering James Brown and other funk artists through hip hop samples, and why Nate is thankful that he didn’t grow up around other musicians.
     
    Nate Smith is an American drummer, songwriter, producer, and three-time Grammy nominee from Chesapeake, Virginia. He has been a key piece in reinvigorating the international music scene with his visceral, instinctive, and deep-rooted style of drumming. Nate’s resume of collaborators includes diverse and legendary names including Pat Metheny, Dave Holland, members of Vulfpeck, Brittany Howard, Chris Potter, José James, John Patitucci, Ravi Coltrane, and Somi among many others. His 2x Grammy-nominated debut album, KINFOLK: Postcards from Everywhere, exhibits the fusion of his original modern jazz compositions with R&B, pop, and hip-hop. In recent years, through a series of viral videos, he has emerged as one of the most influential and popular drummers of his generation. His videos have been viewed millions of times and have inspired countless musicians and fans, and in this episode he tells Kraz about the creative work that goes into his music. 
     
    This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes!
    Eric Krasno Plus One is presented by Osiris Media. All original music by Eric Krasno. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Audio Production by Matt Dwyer. Produced by Ben Baruch of 11E1even Group.
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    Jimmy Vivino

    Jimmy Vivino

    “... we all have something. Don’t be so worried about what the guy next to you has, just do your thing. Do your thing because your personality belongs to only you, and your playing should be your personality. That’s the best advice I could give man, be fearless …” -- Jimmy Vivino
      
    On this episode of Plus One, guitarist Jimmy Vivino joins Kraz to talk about his familial roots in music and how he gravitated towards the guitar, keeping it simple during improvisation, and nurturing musical interest in young artists. You’ll hear Jimmy and Kraz dive deep on blues guitar playing and talk about all components of the style from gear, to soloing techniques, to conceptual philosophies about the instrument. They also discuss the calling from the blues that Jimmy felt as a young guitarist, Jimmy’s deep appreciation for black music, and jammin’ with Muddy Waters.
     
    Jimmy Vivino is an American guitarist, producer, and musical director. He is best known as the bandleader of Jimmy Vivino and the Basic Cable Band, the house band for the TBS late night program, Conan. Aside from his work with the Basic Cable Band, Jimmy has played with many other exceptional groups including Beatles tribute band The Fab Faux, alongside another former Plus One guest, Will Lee. Jimmy has recorded several studio albums under his own name and contributed fantastic guitar playing to countless others, and he’s also served as an orchestrator and music producer for several films. In this episode Jimmy speaks humbly and informatively about his musical experience, and offers a wealth of wisdom for guitar players and musicians of all kinds. If you're a guitar player, you certainly don't want to miss this one!
     
    This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes!
    Eric Krasno Plus One is presented by Osiris Media. All original music by Eric Krasno. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Audio Production by Matt Dwyer. Produced by Ben Baruch of 11E1even Group.
    Visit SunsetlakeCBD.com and use the promo code PLUSONE for 20% off premium CBD products
    It’s visit BetterHelp.com/plusone to get 10% off your first month of professional online therapy

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Alecia Chakour (Chakourah)

    Alecia Chakour (Chakourah)

    This week on Plus One, vocalist and songwriter Alecia Chakour joins Kraz to talk about the making of her upcoming album, Lotusland. You’ll hear the two longtime friends discuss the songwriting and recording processes behind the new record, growing up in a musical family and how that helped shape her perception of collaboration, and a genuine onstage moment that she shared with B.B. King when she was 10 years old. You’ll also hear Alecia tell Kraz why she appreciates the “parts making up the whole” in the context of background singing, and Alecia and Kraz take a trip down memory lane to their old neighborhood in NYC, reminiscing about being in close proximity to their creative companions.
     
    Alecia Chakour is a vocalist and songwriter best known for singing background vocals for Tedeschi Trucks Band, The Warren Haynes Band, and for her amazing collaborations with some of our favorite musicians. Alecia is set to release her debut solo album Lotusland on October 29, and in this episode you’ll hear her dive deep on the creation of the record, and why she’s so thankful for working with the incredible musicians who she’s collaborated with over the years.
     
    Check out Alecia’s new album, Lotusland, here.
     
    This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes!
    Eric Krasno Plus One is presented by Osiris Media. All original music by Eric Krasno. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Audio Production by Matt Dwyer. Produced by Ben Baruch of 11E1even Group.
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    • 48 min
    Danny Mayer

    Danny Mayer

    On this episode of Plus One, Kraz talks with fellow musical collaborator and longtime friend, Danny Mayer, who is best known as the guitarist for Star Kitchen, On the Spot Trio, and Kraz’s own Eric Krasno Band. In this conversation you’ll hear Danny and Kraz talk about Danny’s upcoming debut solo record, his musical background and the genesis of On the Spot trio, how learning to use Ableton inspired Danny to create his own music, and much more. You’ll also hear them talk about balancing their touring and family lives, how learning classical guitar changed Danny’s approach to the instrument, and Danny tells Kraz about his top 5 most influential guitar players, as they discuss Jimi Hendrix’s interpretation of the blues and a talkbox solo from Kraz on “Jesus Children” that spoke to Danny.
     
     
    Danny Mayer is the guitarist for On The Spot Trio, Star Kitchen, and a number of other bands including Eric Krasno Band. He has toured nationally for the past 15 years and his unparalleled, expressive style of playing has landed him on stage with some of the most legendary musicians of this era including members of the Grateful Dead, The New Mastersounds, Trey Anastasio Band, Snarky Puppy and more. Through extensive touring and releasing numerous critically-acclaimed albums with the various groups that he’s a part of, Mayer has become an incredibly experienced musician with a wealth of knowledge to share with listeners. You can listen to his two new singles, “Basic Goodness,” and “Upsetter” here.
     
     
    This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes!
    Eric Krasno Plus One is presented by Osiris Media. All original music by Eric Krasno. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Audio Production by Matt Dwyer. Produced by Ben Baruch of 11E1even Group.

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    • 1 hr 14 min

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