Conversations In Groove explores the stories of our music, film, tv and recording industry professional friends. Hosted by studio owner and producer/engineer Benjy Johnson, we talk about the projects we have worked on and upcoming things in the future, all live from Earthtones Recording Studio. We explore gear, guitars, pedals, recording techniques and everything groove related! What is YOUR groove?
This week we talk to my buddy and guitar legend Gary Hoey!! You've heard his playing on everything from his instrumental surf hits to his versions of Christmas classics. But his blues career has taken off over the past 10 years!! We talk about everything from how he auditioned for Ozzy Osbourne's band to how he keeps in shape!! We also discuss his producing and studio guitar roll for rock legend Lita Ford!
This episode I talk to my buddy and jazz drummer extraordinaire Geoff Clapp! From studying with the Marsalis family to playing at Lincoln Center and on records from artists such as Charlie Hunter r and Peter Cancura, Geoff has great tips and stories to share!
Fanatic the Producer
From a Grammy with Beyonce, to the King of Pop Michael Jackson, Fanatic has worked and produced for some of the top iconic musical artists of our time! Tune in and listen to the journey how he got there and the experience of working with Biggie, Lil' Kim, Beyonce, Michael Jackson and many many more! Great stories of how kid from Greensboro made his musical dreams come true!
This episode I get to talk to the incredibly talented Lucy Woodward!! You've heard her on songs from Rod Stewart, Barbra Streisand, Snarky Puppy, Celine Dion, Pink Martini, Gavin DeGraw, Joe Cocker, Chaka Khan, Nikka Costa, and Randy Jackson just to name few!! In this conversation we talk about upcoming projects, past accomplishments and having the faith to branch into different musical territories.
My guest this time was a major label recording artist at the age of 15. He has recorded and/or toured with the likes of Lauryn Hill, Zakk Wylde, Eric Johnson, Carlos Santana, Gary Clarke Jr, Joe Bonamassa and Dug Pinnick just to name a few! So take a listen and enjoy Eric's incredible story from major label to the streets and back to the top of the billboard charts!
I talk with Jazz and Funk legend Charlie Hunter about his early days, his unique instrument, big tours, upcoming projects and adapting during changing musical times!!