The JamBase Podcast is back with Episode 28 featuring an interview with guitarist William Tyler. The episode is sponsored by Merge Records, the label set to issue William’s upcoming new album, Goes West, on January 25. Thanks to Merge, the episode includes the Goes West single “Call Me When I’m Breathing Again.”
JamBase’s Andy Kahn met up with William before a recent show of his in San Francisco. Their “Musical Mentors” discussion examines Williams’ development as a guitarist and how his musical family has influenced his career. Additional topics they cover include William’s first guitar lessons, his work with Lambchop, the ways he’s been a mentor to other musicians and more. The Grateful Dead Steal Your Face sticker prominently featured on one of William’s guitars also comes up during their conversation. The interview concludes with William detailing the recording of Goes West, which features Meg Duffy, Bill Frisell, Brad Cook, Griffin Goldsmith and other talented contributors.
The first JamBase Podcast episode of 2019 begins with The Rundown and David Onigman and Scott Bernstein recapping several New Year’s Eve concerts. DaveO and ScottyB detail their experience attending Phish’s show at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and they give reports on December 31st performances by The String Cheese Incident, Umphrey’s McGee, Widespread Panic and more. The Rundown wraps with a review of 2019 festival lineup announcements for upcoming events like Bonnaroo, Bottle Rock, Coachella, Governors Ball and Summer Camp.