49 episodes

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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    • 4.8 • 200 Ratings

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.

    Jamie Kilstein

    Jamie Kilstein

    This week on Eric Krasno Plus One, Eric is joined by the multi-talented Jamie Kilstein to discuss his career as a comedian, writer, and musician. In addition to his work in these areas, Kilstein is also the host of two podcasts, A F*ckup’s Guide To Self-Help and Rear Naked Radio. In late 2020 he released a stand-up album “25 Percent Capacity,” and he’s been using the quarantine period to further explore and develop his art.


    In this expansive conversation, Kraz and Kilstein dive into Kilstein’s multifaceted artistic career, success overseas vs. in the U.S., being resilient as an artist in the face of adversity, and much more. Kilstein details the wild journey he’s had from being homeless to crying tears of joy onstage, and the way he has reached the heights he’s achieved is endearing and inspiring.


    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 38 min
    Michael League

    Michael League

    On this episode of Eric Krasno Plus One, Kraz talks with Snarky Puppy founder and bassist Michael League. League has led Snarky Puppy from an ambitious group of college musicians to become one of the most dynamic and proficient bands in the world. The group is so talented that during this interview, League lists himself as the “4th best bast player” in the band. Snarky Puppy’s daring fusion of an eclectic range of music has earned them three Grammy Awards over the last 8 years.


    In this conversation, Kraz and League go deep on the formation of Snarky Puppy, finding the pieces to make a great band, working with David Crosby, the Cory Henry “Lingus” solo, and much more. Though he’s only 36 years old, Michael League has lived a life of intense musical dedication, and in this episode he offers thoughtful insights on his musical journey thus far, and his outlook on his craft.


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    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 40 min
    Karl Denson

    Karl Denson

    This week on Eric Krasno Plus One, Kraz talks with acclaimed saxophonist Karl Denson, who is best known for co-founding The Greyboy Allstars. He also founded Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, a relentlessly funky septet that has made their presence known in all corners of the music world with their dynamic touch and irresistible grooves. Denson also plays sax for The Rolling Stones, has played with Lenny Kravitz, Slightly Stoopid, and many other world-renowned artists.


    In this episode Kraz and Denson dive into a myriad of subjects including early influences, past performances together, playing with the Stones, the social climate in America, and much more. The two longtime friends have shared many joyous musical moments together, and their musical connection is blissfully apparent throughout the interview.There aren’t many musical minds like that of Karl Denson out there, and the wisdom that he has to share in this conversation adds to the growing list of can’t-miss episodes of Eric Krasno Plus One.


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    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 34 min
    Branford Marsalis

    Branford Marsalis

    This week on Eric Krasno Plus One, Eric talks with world-renowned saxophonist Branford Marsalis. Marsalis is a one-of-a-kind musician with a profound understanding of his craft, and in this episode his connection with his art form is on full display. At an early age Marsalis’ talents were recognized by other musicians, and as a result he’s amassed a discography that extends far beyond his own name to include collaborations with fabled superstars such as Stevie Wonder, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman, Dizzy Gillespie, Sting, and the Grateful Dead.


    Throughout the conversation, Marsalis’ pure and unmitigated approach to music is vividly apparent. When he shares earnest tales of his introduction to music in New Orleans as a child, it makes perfect sense that he was able to foster his elementary passion into an illustrious life of music. The evolution of Marsalis’ sound is fascinating, and he details the process of climbing to his peak in-full during this conversation.


    In this episode Marsalis and Kraz dive deep on Marsalis’ upbringing in a musical family, his career as a jazz musician, lessons learned from playing with legends like Art Blakey, and much more. Kraz continues to deliver can’t-miss conversations, and this is one of the show’s most genuine and endearing interviews yet.


    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 16 min
    Christian McBride

    Christian McBride

    This week on Eric Krasno Plus One, Eric talks with low-end legend Christian McBride. McBride has been a standout jazz bassist since the late 80’s, and has performed with a wild list of fellow superstars such as James Brown, Herbie Hancock, Pat Metheny, Ray Brown, and Chick Corea. McBride is often praised for his ability to make swinging jazz bass lines sound funky, which they discuss in-depth in the conversation.


    In one of Kraz’s most intimate interviews to date, he and his longtime friend McBride discuss their jazz heroes, making the most out of constructive criticism, the importance of engaging the youth in jazz music, and much more. The bond between these two musicians shines throughout the whole interview, and tells you everything you need to know about one of music’s most undeniable powers- bringing people together.


    McBride’s well-rounded, inclusive approach to music is refreshing and honest, and when you hear him speak about his dearest passion it only makes sense that he’s had the resoundingly successful career that he’s had. Tune in to catch Kraz’s latest discussion with another unique and rich musical soul. 


    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 21 min
    Joe Russo

    Joe Russo

    This week on Eric Krasno Plus One, Eric talks with drum-phenom Joe Russo. Russo has been involved in many extraordinary musical ventures throughout his career- Furthur, Benevento/Russo Duo, and Shpongle to name a few- but he has gained monumental praise from jam band fans over the last 8 years for his sensational drumming in Joe Russo’s Almost Dead. JRAD takes the music of The Grateful Dead to new heights through deeply experimental improvisation and sky-brushing peaks, and Russo has been at the helm of the group since its inception.


    Over the last few years Russo has put out several new collections of music including his 2019 debut solo album Phér•bŏney, as well as a collaboration EP with Circles Around The Sun, several singles, and has performed with Shpongle for their farewell concerts at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The rhythm guru has been busy, but quarantine has allowed him to spend time with his family, which he says he’s very-much enjoyed.


    In this episode, Kraz and Russo engage in a wide-ranging discussion that covers the early days of the Benevento/Russo Duo, playing with Mike Gordon and Trey Anastasio of Phish, the formation of JRAD, Joey’s unconventional method of learning Dead songs, and much more.


    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 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
200 Ratings

200 Ratings

palmatic ,

Consistently awesome

One of the best music podcasts out there!

tjhastings ,

Hits the note

Cant say enough about how appreciative I am to hear these stories and learn new things. Thanks, Kras! Great vibes

J MacP ,

Beautiful podcast

I grew up on Soulive, Derek Trucks Band, The Roots during my teenage years - for me, this podcast is a gold mine. It has a nice blend of music talk, lifestyle talk, fun stories, and pure humanity/life lessons. Eric Krasno is friends with most of his guests, and that leads to particularly deep and interesting conversations.

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