William Duvall of Alice In Chains and Giraffe Tongue Orchestra joins Eric in conversation to discuss his early days discovering music and songwriting, his journey through the indy scene with Madfly and Comes With The Fall, how that connected him with Jerry Cantrell and ultimately into Alice In Chains, what that position means to him both in and out of the Alice In Chains world in terms of creativity and growth, focusing a lot on his super-group side project Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, possible plans for a solo album and even how he sees the current political climate.
Glen Phillips of Toad The Wet Sprocket joins Eric in conversation to discuss his early days discovering music and songwriting, the quick and early success of Toad The Wet Sprocket and what it meant to him in his 20s and currently, his reunion with Toad, how he balances that with his solo career, his rebirth at Largo and connecting with the Watkins Family Hour, his thoughts on marriage, divorce, relationships, fatherhood, spirituality and so much more. Also a lot of discussion around his new, deeply personal album Swallowed By The New.
Neal Morse joins Eric in conversation to discuss his musical family, his early days in Los Angeles, his days with Spock’s Beard, influences such as Frank Zappa and his personal, spiritual kinship with Kerry Livgren of Kansas, his partnership with his current band including Mike Portnoy. We also talk about the new Neal Morse Band concept album, The Similitude of a Dream, the writing and recording process, what’s next and much more.
TWO PICK TEN episode 01:
THE ESSENTIAL MORRISSEY In this episode, Christopher Fritz and Craig Smith not only swing it so it catches your eye, but reminisce heavily about discovering the music of Morrissey, recap the shows that they took in between 1997 and 2007, and each pick and discuss ten songs to come up with the essential twenty songs in the Morrissey discography.