DJ Archive Picks: Umphrey's McGee, Shearwater, John Hiatt

by Eric Holland
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Umphrey's McGee: January 20, 2012

The Chicago outfit show off their formidable chops while stretching out on tunes from their Death by Stereo release. The conversation offers confirmation that Rodney Dangerfield gave the band its name, and a suggestion by Eric Holland to personalize a Frank Zappa song goes over big. Umphrey's McGee - Words and Music - 2012

John Hiatt: August 12, 2011

With his standing as one of the preeminent American songwriters firmly in place, John Hiatt discusses what motivates him at this stage in his career as well as providing fascinating accounts about the past, including the recording of 'Bring the Family'. He plays songs from 'Dirty Jeans & Mudslide Hymms,' solo and acoustic. John Hiatt - Words and Music - 2011

Shearwater: February 24, 2012

Songs from Animal Joy soar in Studio A, between singer Jonathan Meiburg's insights into record-making and singing with his 'non-rock voice.' Listen for references to Peter Gabriel-era Genesis, penguins, and The Falkland Islands. Shearwater - Words and Music - 2012

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