63 episodes

The JamBase Podcast brings you news and insights from the jam scene and beyond. Hosted by JamBase’s David Onigman, Scott Bernstein and Andy Kahn, each episode features a rundown of the latest happenings in live music. Also included are interviews with musicians and other industry professionals through behind-the-scenes segments such as Tour Stories, Quit My Day Job, The Art Of The Setlist, Worst Show Ever and many more.

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The JamBase Podcast brings you news and insights from the jam scene and beyond. Hosted by JamBase’s David Onigman, Scott Bernstein and Andy Kahn, each episode features a rundown of the latest happenings in live music. Also included are interviews with musicians and other industry professionals through behind-the-scenes segments such as Tour Stories, Quit My Day Job, The Art Of The Setlist, Worst Show Ever and many more.

    Episode 62: Perpetual Groove's Brock Butler

    Episode 62: Perpetual Groove's Brock Butler

    Perpetual Groove's Brock Butler discusses "The Art Of The Setlist" on Episode 62 of 'The JamBase Podcast.' Butler spoke setlists with Scott Bernstein of JamBase aboard Jam Cruise 18 in January. ScottyB and Brock's conversation comes after a quick catch-up call in which Butler talks life during the pandemic and all the livestreams he's played while sheltering in place.

    • 54 min
    Episode 61: Rob Mercurio of Galactic

    Episode 61: Rob Mercurio of Galactic

    2020 marks the 25th anniversary of Galactic, a fitting time for bassist Rob Mercurio to discuss the band's early days during a "My First Show" segment on Episode 61 of 'The JamBase Podcast.' Mercurio spoke with JamBase's Scott Bernstein about 25 years of Galactic and more in January aboard Jam Cruise 18. Scotty and Rob caught up in late-April for a phone call as an introduction to "My First Show" since so much has changed due to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.



    The episode starts with word of a deal from sponsor Boulder Creek Infusions. Then, Scotty discusses what JamBase has been up to over the past month before filling listeners in on a deal for the episode's other sponsor, Harry's. Rob's phone call with Scotty comes next as an introduction to "My First Show."

    • 37 min
    Episode 60: Jay Cobb Anderson of Fruition

    Episode 60: Jay Cobb Anderson of Fruition

    Episode 60 of 'The JamBase Podcast' features a "The Art Of The Setlist" segment with Jay Cobb Anderson of Fruition. Jay discusses his band's process for determining what they play each night after an emotional "The Rundown" that includes a tribute to John Prine. This installment of the podcast, a member of the Osiris Media network, is sponsored by Harry's.



    The episode starts with JamBase's Andy Kahn talking about some of the musicians the world has lost since our last episode including Ellis Marsalis, Bill Withers and John Prine. AK explains why Prine was among his favorite artists and shares a personal story of how the legendary singer-songwriter's "Paradise" cemented a relationship between Andy and his wife's grandmother.



    Fruition guitarist/vocalist Jay Cobb Anderson spoke with JamBase's Scott Bernstein in the band's Sprinter outside of Brooklyn Bowl in New York City before their show on February 5. Scotty attended a band meeting backstage first, where Fruition spent over 30 minutes planning their setlist for the evening. Anderson starts the conversation by explaining all the different things that go into setlist decisions including the flow of energy, tempo, keys and the location of the show. He details the egalitarian approach Fruition takes to figuring out what songs they will play as displayed during the meeting Scotty attended. Additional topics hit upon are band politics, the bad part of opening for other artists, adding two new albums worth of material to the rotation, what 2020 will hold for Fruition (before the pandemic ruined those plans) and more.

    • 30 min
    Episode 59: Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle

    Episode 59: Washington Nationals pitcher Sean Doolittle

    Episode 59 of 'The JamBase Podcast' features a "We Are Everywhere" conversation with Major League Baseball pitcher Sean Doolittle of the Washington Nationals. Doolittle discusses his love of Phish and the Grateful Dead as well as live music in general with JamBase's Scott Bernstein after "The Rundown."



    The episode starts with ScottyB and JamBase's David Onigman providing "The Rundown" of features JamBase added since the coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak began. DaveO and ScottyB also talk about JamBase's 'Gimme Shelter In Place' video series and the new Phish album, 'Sigma Oasis.'



    Bernstein chatted with Sean Doolittle at the Washington Nationals' Spring Training home in West Palm Beach, Florida before the COVID-19 pandemic led MLB to halt the start of the season. Doolittle discussed how he discovered the music of Phish, how he uses the music of the Grateful Dead to prepare for taking the field, his customized Phish-themed baseball glove and more.



    'The JamBase Podcast' is a member of the Osiris media network.

    • 43 min
    Episode 58: Widespread Panic's Dave Schools

    Episode 58: Widespread Panic's Dave Schools

    Widespread Panic founding bassist Dave Schools discusses "The Art Of The Setlist" on Episode 58 of 'The JamBase Podcast.' The chat with Schools comes after a brief rundown of recent music news from JamBase's Andy Kahn and a short profile of non-profit organization The Mockingbird Foundation.



    Dave Schools spoke with JamBase's Scott Bernstein before the second night of Widespread Panic's recent five-night stand at The Beacon Theatre in New York City. Schools explained the method WSP uses to decide what they'll play each night. The bassist then dove into how that method has changed and evolved over the past 30+ years. Other topics discussed were the band's legendary Halloween shows, how Panic began incorporating songs by namesake Michael Houser back into the rotation in the years and decades following his tragic death and WSP's upcoming studio sessions with John Keane.

    • 35 min
    Episode 57: Charlie Hunter

    Episode 57: Charlie Hunter

    Acclaimed guitarist Charlie Hunter talks "Musical Mentors" on Episode 57 of 'The JamBase Podcast.' Hunter's interview comes after an introduction by JamBase's Andy Kahn that includes a quick recap of notable live music stories since the last episode came out as well as a shout out for the organization Dance Safe.



    Charlie Hunter spoke with JamBase's Scott Bernstein aboard Jam Cruise 18. Hunter discussed his earliest days as a musician and growing up with a mother who repaired guitars. He then talked about taking lessons from Joe Satriani and his first tours. Next, Charlie recalled how TJ Kirk came together as well as his quartet's rendition of Bob Marley's 'Natty Dread' for Blue Note' Cover Series. Finally, Hunter noted his mentors on the business side of the music industry, younger musicians he mentors and explained what he has in store for 2020 and beyond.

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
57 Ratings

57 Ratings

rth009 ,

The Steve Gorman Interview Was Excellent

I’ve been listening from the beginning I really thought Andy did a great job with the Steve Gorman interview, he didn’t bother with the basics like everyone who has been interviewing Steve lately but went right in to expert level. Good stuff.

Ad Luvah ,

Bustouts

2000+ shows went by before UM busted out the Jane’s cover...what about Good Times Bad Times for Zep. I think the 2007 reunion show “Celebration Day” was the first time the band performed it since its recording!

BydoEmpire ,

More Than Just Jam Bands

Its' a great podcast, not only for fans of jam bands, but for the recurring segments like Tour Stories and Don't Quit Your Day Job. Really fun look behind the scenes into modern, touring musicians. The production is excellent as well.

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