Author Brad Tolinski joins host Nate Wilcox to discuss his book “Light & Shade: Conversations with Jimmy Page.”
In this episode, Brad and Nate focus on Jimmy Page’s early years -- his apprenticeship in the UK rock & roll scene, his years as London’s top session guitarist, playing in the Yardbirds with and without Jeff Beck and his partnership with manager Peter Grant and the formation of Led Zeppelin.
Nate Wilcox welcomes back author Joe Nick Patoski, author of "Austin to ATX: The Hippies, Pickers, Slackers, and Geeks Who Transformed the Capital of Texas," to tell us how musicians like Doug Sahm, Willie Nelson, Stevie Ray Vaughan and the Butthole Surfers kicked off the transformation that turned a sleepy college town into ATX, the home of Austin City Limits and South by Southwest.
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Nate welcomes Nadine Cohodas author of "Spinning Blues Into Gold: The Chess Brothers and the Legendary Chess Records" to the show to discuss the storied label. They cover the Chicago Blues and Rock and Roll that earned the label much of its fame but focus much of their attention on Etta James, Fontella Bass and other legends of soul music who cut for Chess in the 50s and 60s.
Host Nate Wilcox welcomes Gram Parsons biographer David N. Meyer to discuss his book: "Twenty Thousand Roads: The Ballad of Gram Parsons and His Cosmic American Music."
The interview covers Parsons' tragic life and innovative music. Nate and David discuss Gram's unique family circumstances, his beginnings as a teen rocker, transition to wannabe folkie, the International Submarine Band, the Byrds & Sweetheart of the Rodeo, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Emmylou Harris and Parson's tragic death.
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