Amy Helm joins Eric in conversation for a career and life retrospective. We talk about her early days growing up with musical parents (Levon Helm and Libby Titus), discovering her own voice and stage presence through her decade’s long tenure in Ollabelle and in Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble Band, her work on her father’s Grammy winning albums, what it’s been like to overcome the challenges of stepping out as a solo artist with 2015’s Didn’t It Rain album, how she approaches songwriting, what’s next in terms of a new record and we even talk a little about Cameo – YOW!
Ruthie Foster joins Eric in conversation for a career retrospective. We talk about her early days growing up in Texas and her Gospel and Blues roots, her time touring in the US Navy band Pride, moving to New York and growing as a songwriter in the face of major label pop expectations, her collaborations with Bonnie Raitt, Blind Boys of Alabama, Warren Haynes, The Allman Brothers and more. Also exciting details about her new record, scheduled for Spring 2017.
Michael Sweet of Stryper returns to join Eric in conversation. We take a special track by track look back at Stryper’s 1986 multi-platinum breakout album To Hell With The Devil. For the 30th anniversary, the band is celebrating this landmark record with a tour and this look back at all the THWTD classics – Free, Calling On You, Sing Along Song, Honestly… we talk about all of ’em even All Of Me!
Kay Hanley and Michael Eisenstein of Letters to Cleo join Eric in conversation for a deep dive career retrospective. We talk about their early days, the formation of the band, the indy scene of Boston, their major label records, thoughts on their appearance in 10 Things I Hate About You, opening for Cheap Trick but most importantly we talk about their NEW EP Back to Nebraska and what’s next!
Adrian Belew joins Eric in conversation. We talk about his early days discovering guitar as a kid in Kentucky, auditioning, working with and learning from Frank Zappa, memories of recording and touring with David Bowie, his long tenure in King Crimson, his varied solo and side projects (including working with The Bears, Trent Reznor and Steven Wilson) and pursuits and we get into his new unique, interactive and constantly evolving music app, Flux.
Andy Timmons joins Eric in conversation. We talk about his early days discovering guitar, seeing the KISS Destroyer tour in 1976 and how it changed his life and what his relationship has been with the KISS guys through the years, his tenure in Danger Danger and what it meant at the time and in the long run to his music and career, resetting as a solo artist after his time with Danger Danger, 1994’s solo debut ear X-tacy, his recorded-from-memory version of Sgt Pepper’s and what inspired some of the songs on his latest record, A Theme For a Perfect World.
Lawrence Gowan of Styx joins Eric in conversation. We talk about his early days discovering piano, his journey in the 80s and 90s as a wildly successful artist in Canada, recording Strange Animal at Ringo’s house, the struggles trying to break into the US, what the impact of grunge had on his career, how he connected with Styx, specific memories surrounding a few songs on Cyclorama, the new Styx DVD Live from Vegas, what’s next for the band and for him personally. Also, who wins in a cage match – Great White Hope or Keep Up The Fight??