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NOTES FROM AN ARTIST with David C. Gross and Tom Semioli What happens when two road warrior musicians walk into a studio with a renowned peer? Or a legend, or two, or three? Tune in as bassist, author, and educator David C. Gross (http://www.thebassguitarchannel.com/) and bassist, journalist Tom Semioli (http://www.knowyourbassplayer.com/) host Notes From An Artist. Insightful, intriguing, and informative, Notes From An Artist brings you behind the scenes with individuals who forged a timeless musical canon – spanning rock, jazz, funk, blues, folk, country, and permutations thereof. Listen to stories and anecdotes hitherto untold and relive more than a few chronicles that have become lore with a fresh vision.  It’s the soundtrack of our lives. Celebrate the past, live in the present, and anticipate the future – take Notes From An Artist PS: Each and every podcast has a playlist of songs we feature on our Notes From An Artist Radio Show on Monday nights 8 PM ET www.cygnusradio.com

Notes From An Artist David C Gross and Tom Semioli

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NOTES FROM AN ARTIST with David C. Gross and Tom Semioli What happens when two road warrior musicians walk into a studio with a renowned peer? Or a legend, or two, or three? Tune in as bassist, author, and educator David C. Gross (http://www.thebassguitarchannel.com/) and bassist, journalist Tom Semioli (http://www.knowyourbassplayer.com/) host Notes From An Artist. Insightful, intriguing, and informative, Notes From An Artist brings you behind the scenes with individuals who forged a timeless musical canon – spanning rock, jazz, funk, blues, folk, country, and permutations thereof. Listen to stories and anecdotes hitherto untold and relive more than a few chronicles that have become lore with a fresh vision.  It’s the soundtrack of our lives. Celebrate the past, live in the present, and anticipate the future – take Notes From An Artist PS: Each and every podcast has a playlist of songs we feature on our Notes From An Artist Radio Show on Monday nights 8 PM ET www.cygnusradio.com

    A Conversation With Mark Andes

    A Conversation With Mark Andes

    What do Canned Heat, Spirit, Jo Jo Gunne, Heart, Chris Hillman, Firefall, Dan Fogelberg, Stevie Nicks, Joe Walsh, Kelly Willis, Alejandro Escovdeo, and Ian McLagan have in common? Bassist Mark Andes! From his Texas home, Mark  affords NOTES FROM AN ARTIST a candid interview on his career including his thoughts on; Led Zeppelin’s “appropriation” of a signature Spirit track; the Wilson sisters’ image in the grunge era; his recollections of bandmates Randy California and Cass Cassidy, and Firefall’s new album entitled “Comet” which includes a duet with fellow bassist Timothy B. Schmidt (Eagles, Poco) on “Nature’s Way.”


    The Mark Andes Playlist 

    • 2 hr 4 min
    A Conversation With Gary Karr Pt. 2

    A Conversation With Gary Karr Pt. 2

    Few classical bassists have forged a career comparable to Gary Karr. A virtuoso, recording artist, and educator – Karr founded the International Society of Bassists in 1967. His groundbreaking performances as a solo bassist have inspired generations of players spanning rock, jazz, classical and experimental, to cite a few. An artist who incorporates humor in his artistry – Karr’s enthusiasm knows no bounds. Unlike many of his peers, Gary embraces the ever-changing world of music – from the emergence of the electric bass to modern recording techniques. It’s all good to Gary!

    Gary Karr Playlist Pt 2

    • 2 hr 1 min
    A Conversation With Gary Karr Pt 1

    A Conversation With Gary Karr Pt 1

    Few classical bassists have forged a career comparable to Gary Karr. A virtuoso, recording artist, and educator – Karr founded the International Society of Bassists in 1967. His groundbreaking performances as a solo bassist have inspired generations of players spanning rock, jazz, classical and experimental, to cite a few. An artist who incorporates humor in his artistry – Karr’s enthusiasm knows no bounds. Unlike many of his peers, Gary embraces the ever-changing world of music – from the emergence of the electric bass to modern recording techniques. It’s all good to Gary!

    The Gary Karr Playlist Part 1

    • 2 hr
    A Conversation With Colin Blunstone

    A Conversation With Colin Blunstone

    Among the most iconic and recognizable voices in the history of popular music, Zombies lead singer and recording artist Colin Blunstone discusses the band’s sixty-year legacy along with their future plans. From his London home, Colin shares anecdotes from recording sessions past, the good fortune he’s enjoyed throughout his career, and enthuses over the St. Albans’ collective’s first ever global streaming event from Abbey Road.

    The Colin Blunstone Playlist

    • 1 hr 55 min
    A Conversation With Jason Heath

    A Conversation With Jason Heath

    Bassist, Author, Clinician, Podcast Host, Composer, Conductor, Blogger, Vlogger, Video Personality …those are just a scant few of Jason Heath’s titles. A master player, you’d be hard-pressed to encounter an individual who exudes more enthusiasm for the instrument and what Notes From An Artist refers to as “the big M” – i.e., music! Heath’s humor and advice is infectious.  With musicians facing more challenges than ever, Jason explains how we will all prevail by embracing education, technology, and that one element that cannot be taught – passion!

    Jason Heath Playlist

    • 56 min
    A Conversation With Percy Jones

    A Conversation With Percy Jones

    Self-taught and greatly inspired by Charles Mingus and British and American rhythm and blues, Percy Jones plies his craft with a repertoire of glissandos, harmonics, and three-finger riffage, among other techniques, in his work as a jazz-fusion prog-rock master. A composer, arranger, sideman, collaborator, multi-instrumentalist, and solo recording artist, Percy has anchored several watershed sides, most notably as a member of Brand X, and with Brian Eno, Roy Harper, Steve Hackett, David Sylvian, and Tunnels to cite a very select few.

    Percy Jones Playlist

    • 55 min

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