DJ Archive Picks: Umphrey's McGee, Shearwater, John Hiatt
Eric Holland's Archive Picks: Umphrey's McGee from 2012, Shearwater from 2012, John Hiatt from 2011
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.
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