Get an in-depth look inside the lives of professional musicians. Hosted by musician and 89.9 FM producer Jesse Morgado, Side Player Stories offers fast-paced and fun conversations with musical guests who are “side players” – artists whose unique talents and musical abilities create opportunities to make their living playing for many different bands.
Royce Campbell - Episode 11
Inspired by Jimi Hendrix and Chuck Berry, guitarist Royce Campbell scored a touring gig with Marvin Gaye at 21 years old. He was a member of Henry Mancini’s Orchestra for twenty years, and, has many of his own recordings in film and television soundtracks.
Billy Norris and Ian O'Neill - Episode 10
Guitarist Billy Norris and drummer Ian O'Neill met each other when they were both playing in the band for Gavin DeGraw. Now Billy is the musical director and guitarist for Gavin, and Ian is the drummer for the band Lady A on their U.S. tour. Find out how signing on to play for the same artist can result in a lifetime friendship.
Larry Baeder - Episode 09
Larry Baeder has been the guitarist for the House Band at the world famous Apollo Theater in New York City. He’s shared the stage and recorded with artists including Smokey Robinson, Carly Simon and James Taylor. His home base of Key West Florida is now the perfect location for this in-demand side player.
Charles Goold - Episode 08
Drummer – Charles Goold – has played with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, John Hendricks and Johnny O’Neal. He’s backed rappers Cam’ron, Talib Kweli, and Ghostface Killah. His story starts where he began, as the son of Ned Goold – who was the saxophonist for Harry Connick Jr, Jack McDuff, and more.
Jeff Coffin - Episode 07
You may know the Dave Matthews Band...and their saxophonist? Well, that’s Jeff Coffin. Since 2008, he has been touring and grooving - fronting other bands in his spare time. Previously he was part of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones – racking up 3 Grammy’s along the way.
The Baylor Project - Episode 06
Singer Jean Baylor and drummer Marcus Baylor – are musical collaborators, music industry respected veterans, and - husband and wife. Marcus was a member of the Grammy-winning group The Yellowjackets, and he has performed/recorded with Cassandra Wilson, John Scofield and Kenny Garrett. Jean Baylor was one-half of the platinum-selling duo Zhané.