John Montagna talks music as only a musician can.
TALKING BEATLES: SGT PEPPER @ 50
March 24, 2017 09:01 AM PDT
A panel discussion with my fellow Beat-ards - Brian Husar, Mike Bellusci and Tommy Williams - about the 50th anniversary of this landmark Beatles LP. EXTREME GEEKERY AHEAD, PROCEED WITH CAUTION.KELLI STRAWBRIDGE
November 27, 2016 10:01 AM PST
The singer/frontman of the funk collective KINGS is at the center of a rich, homegrown cultural explosion emanating from Richmond, Virginia. We met on a chilly night in Brooklyn to talk about KINGS, Jellowstone Records and all things #RVA.THOMAS WALSH of Pugwash
November 15, 2016 01:24 PM PST
Thomas Walsh and his band Pugwash are waving the flag of melodic pop, earning the respect and admiration of pop legends such as XTC’s Andy Partridge (who signed them to his Ape House label in 2009) and ELO’s Jeff Lynne. We talk about growing up in Ireland, our shared love of music and melodies, and the business. Plus: a reprieve from politics and your post-election blues!STEVE JENKINS
November 03, 2016 08:54 AM PDT
Bass guitarist, composer and educator Steve Jenkins lives at that intersection of rock, jazz, funk, and electronic music. We discuss his varied influences and experiences, growing and evolving as a player, and maintaining a musical identity in an ever-shifting landscape; in other words, it’s two bass players talking shop.ROSE ANN BELLUSO part 2
October 26, 2016 12:26 PM PDT
Continuing my conversation with "Fan On The Run" Rose Ann Belluso, talking all about selling Ringo Starr's artwork, being a Paul McCartney superfan, and what it's like to meet two Beatles!ROSE ANN BELLUSO pt 1: DESERT TRIP RECAP
October 18, 2016 04:07 PM PDT
My friend Rose Ann Belluso is an original "Fan On The Run!" She travels great distances to see Paul McCartney in concert whenever she can, but she also travels with Ringo Starr's tours selling Ringo's artwork. In part 1 of our conversation she gives me the rundown of last weekend's epic "Desert Trip" concert experience.RADIO418 - Mark Dawson
October 11, 2016 07:43 PM PDT
Mark Dawson is the current bassist and lead singer for legendary rockers The Grass Roots. My "bass brutha" joins me for a long-overdue chat about his ups and downs in the music business, and the awesome responsibility of fronting a band with such a tremendous legacy.RADIO418 - THE BUCKINGHAMS (NICK FORTUNA & CARL GIAMMARESE)
October 04, 2016 02:41 PM PDT
Known for their classic hits such as "Kind Of A Drag," "Don't You Care" and "Hey Baby (They're Playing Our Song)," bassist Nick Fortuna and guitarist/vocalist Carl Giammarese of The Buckinghams discuss the vibrant Chicago music scene they originated from, and the ups and downs of being a hit-making group.RADIO418 - MICHAEL GOLDWASSER
September 27, 2016 07:09 AM PDT
The co-founder of Easy Star Records and producer/leader of the reggae collective Easy Star All Stars ("Dub Side Of The Moon") joins me for a talk about reggae, Judaism, running a record label, and his new funk/R&B/soul project "Goldswagger." Plus: the iPod Playlist That Got Away!RADIO418 - Jeff Lederer
March 18, 2016 09:33 AM PDT
Tenor sax master Jeff Lederer is one of my favorite musicians to play with AND listen to: always fearless and endlessly creative. We talk about inspiration, education, what jazz is (and what it ain't) and following the thread.
John Montagna makes music, and he loves to talk about it. Listen to both (the music AND him talking) on Radio418!
I play the bass guitar and sing, often at the same time. I write and record original music, often at the same time. I talk about all of these things, often at the same time. Check me out! Get the full story at johnmontagna.com. Drop us a line: jm (at) johnmontagna (dot com).
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