Graham Nash, Dan Baird, Rich Robinson of Magpie Salute and The Black Crowes, Brett Dennen, and Crystal Bowersox join Eric in conversation to share memories and pay tribute to the life and work of Tom Petty. Hear Graham relay a story of Tom working on The Hollies road crew in 1966, Dan Baird’s appreciation of Tom’s uncanny ability to write a killer first line, Rich seeing Tom Petty for the first time with Rick Rubin, Brett’s reaction as a kid when his parents got the first Traveling Wilburys record, and Crystal’s exceptional parenting in turning her nine year old son onto Tom Petty’s music. Lots of funny stories, behind the scenes memories, praise, kind words, laughter and tears in homage to one of the world’s greatest, gone too soon. Part 1 of 2, maybe 3.
Graham Nash joins Eric in conversation about his life of political activism and specifically the 2016 election. Lots of F bombs (fascism and f*ck) dropped while we passionately discuss today’s headlines and the election of Donald Trump. What it means to race relations, gender equality, the environment, to progressivism, civil rights and so much more. If you’re on the other side of the fence on this one, it’s probably not for you as we get pretty pointed. If you’re like minded, hope you’ll enjoy some very honest thoughts from one of the leading artistic voices on the left for over 40 years. Either way, stick to the end when I ask him how his dear friend Joni Mitchell is doing these days. Above all, teach your children well.