Los Angeles based bass player, singer, songwriter, and producer, Eric Baines, interviews music professionals from a variety of fields and genre’s sharing stories from the road as well as tips and trade secrets for people who dream of making their living making music.
Eric is currently touring with country icon, Dwight Yoakam, but has toured, performed and recorded with many artists as a bass player and singer such as:
Jeffrey Mince- We Are What We Drum (Nina Hagen, Judge Roughneck)
Drummer, Producer, Jeffrey Mince, walks through his emotional journey from touring drummer to full time Buddhist monk and back to drumming. He tells his story of moving from Denver to Los Angeles and how he landed the gig with German punk rocker, Nina Hagen. He talks about his experience being signed with a band to a major label only to be dropped before the record was even released. Jeff also discusses the challenges of living in a smaller music scene.
Brandon Rogers- Use What You Got (American Idol, Usher)
Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Brandon Rogers, talks about his soon to be released EP and shares an early listen of two of the songs. He reflects on his experience on Season 6 of American Idol and explains his mixed emotions about being voted off. He discusses his time in quarantine and the songs that came out of it. Brandon also explains how he got to be the voice of Oha in the new Coming 2 America movie.
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Quarantimes (Star Again)
Alec Benjamin- I Built A Friend
Frankie Rodriguez- In A Heartbeat
Stan Sargeant- 500 Bucks And My Car (Barry Manilow, Keb Mo, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno)
From his home in Venice, Italy, bass player, singer, songwriter, Stan Sargeant, talks about recording his new album, “String Theory” during the pandemic and in two different countries. He recalls what it was like working on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and the not so grueling, TV show schedule. He reveals how he got from studying biology at Howard University to being one of the busiest bass players in Los Angeles.
Autumn Grabeel- The Big Announcement
Talent manager and wife of the host, Autumn Grabeel, reveals a big secret announcement. She tells the story of meeting Eric Baines on the High School Musical Concert Tour. She reveals some of the ups and downs of dating a working musician. She reflects on hearing her singing voice on a recording for the first time while making Christmas music with her husband.
Greg Camp- I Love Left Turns (Smash Mouth, The Selectrics)
Songwriter, Guitarist, Vocalist, Greg Camp recalls his days in the world famous pop/punk band, Smash Mouth. He talks about his experience as the main songwriter and what it’s like writing for someone else’s voice. He reveals his songwriting process and the difference between writing pop songs and writing for film. Greg tells some of the stories behind the songs on his solo record, Defektor. He talks about working with his wife in their band, The Selectrics, and explains his love of the Fender Jazzmaster guitar.
Walter Ino- Next Thing You Know…(Eagles Of Death Metal, The Babys)
Multi-instrumentalist, Walter Ino, reflects on his time growing up and playing music in Pittsburgh, PA and how he got from there to his current home of Los Angeles, CA. He talks about his time playing with the iconic 80s rock band, Survivor, and what it was like working with all of the band's lead singers. He tells some audition stories and discusses the importance of networking. Walter talks about his path to becoming an orchestrator and having a truly diverse career. He also reveals the history of two “Waiting For Monday” songs.
Waiting For Monday:
Wonderful, fun and informative. The Eugene Edwards episode was awesome.
This podcast is at the top of my list of podcasts and I always look forward to new episodes. The guests are fascinating and Eric is a talented interviewer, and always so well-prepared. The end of the interviews leave me wanting more and I’m always disappointed it’s over. This podcast is a must for any musician. I’m just a piano teacher but educating myself on this side of the music business helps me better guide my students. Incredible podcast - you won’t be disappointed!
Great Driving ENTERTAINMENT!!
Eric and I have been friends for a few new years now, and I always knew he was a fantastic musician, singer, songwriter, bass player. But I never knew he was such a great host/interviewer.
Podcasts like HIS are so informative, and even for a working musician like me, I learn something new every time I listen. We have all walked a different path in this business and it’s always interesting to learn what others have done, how they have done it, and how they have survived this business and still work.
Being that Eric has been a recording and touring musician for more than half his life, he knows the right questions to ask and knows how to get the guest to open up and share their experiences. It’s about trust. Eric has that gift.Musicians love to talk and share their experiences, but it takes the right person to get them to open up
I just started listening to podcasts a year ago, and just recently started listening to this one. I look forward to his new guests and learning something new every time I listen. Eric’s podcast is great not only for new/up-and-coming musicians and artists, but experienced ones like myself who have been in the business a long time. We NEVER stop learning.
Keep it up brother!! Podcasts like this are necessary because the business is always changing
You rock dude!
-mark anthony castrillon