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The Sound Podcast with Ira Haberman

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Geared towards Deadheads, Phishheads and the jam band community, The Sound Podcast is a music discovery interview style podcast, hosted by Ira Haberman. Featuring Jam Bands and more... much more. Rooted in Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Country, Folk, Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Rock, Soul but mostly Jam Band music.

New episodes of The Sound Podcast are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday (and more if we can). The Wednesday episode is exclusively a live music playlist called LIVEFIVE powered by

Here is a small sample of the guests that have been on The Sound Podcast to date: ALO, Anders Osborne, Antibalas, Aqueous, Band of Heathens, Barr Brothers, Blackberry Smoke, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Col. Bruce Hampton, Dark Star Orchestra, David Gans, Dennis McNally, Devon Allman, Dopapod, Duane Betts, Dwayne Gretzky, Eric Krasno, Everyone Orchestra, Fruition, G.Love, Ghost Light, Grateful Dead, Goose, Hard Working Americans, Hannah Wikclund, Hayley Jane and the Primates, Holly Bowling, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Infamous Stringdusters, Jackie Greene, Jason Crosby, Jazz is Phish, JD Simo, Jim Cuddy, John Kadlecik, Karina Rykman, Karl Denson, Kevin Kendrick, Leslie Mendelson, Lettuce, Living Colour, Lizards, Mapache, Marco Benevento, Marcus King, Mark Karan, Mars Hotel, Midnight North, The Mother Hips, Mungion, Natalie Cressman, Nicole Atkins, Organ Freeman, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Pink Talking Fish, Railroad Earth, Ratdog, Reed Mathis, Reid Genauer, Ross James, Sam Bush, Samantha Fish, Scott Sharrard, SOJA, Southern Avenue, Soulive, Spafford, Steve Kimock, Tauk, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Lizards, the New Deal, The Sheep Dogs, Tom Hamilton Jr., Turkuaz, Twiddle, Umphrey’s McGee, Vulfpeck, Warren Haynes, Widespread Panic, Wood Brothers, Yonder Mountain String Band, and many many more.
486 Episodes
Song List: 00:19 - Son Volt - Reverie 04:12 - Christone Kingfish Ingram - 662 07:53 - Cory Wong & Dave Koz - Today 11:16 - Ekoostik  Hookah - Top of the World 19:10 - Goose - Madhuvan 29:37 - Greensky Bluegrass - Gumboots 36:36 - Jerry Garcia Band - My Sisters and Brothers See for privacy information.
Marcus Rezak

Marcus Rezak


Marcus Rezak is a classic rock n' roll cowboy. A man out on the plains, a gunslinger, well in this case, guitar slinger, with dreams, ambitions, and tons of talent. You know his name because of all the guest appearances he does on the Jam Band scene most notably with Umphrey's McGee. Aside from being an artist-at-large, Rezak also fronts Shred is Dead a Grateful Dead tribute band, and is a member of Digital Tape Machine and many other little bands. He does however take time to carve out solo records, as he did in 2018 with "Gateway to the Galaxy". He just released his sophomore follow up to that record, a 4 song, 30 minute EP "Truth in Sound" which absolutely needs to be heard. I caught up with Marcus who always seems to be on the road doing something. Our conversation started, when I asked how Truth in Sound featuring members of the Trey Anastasio Band came to be....  First Song: 00:14: Unbroken Chain Interview Begins: 08:52 Extro Song: 30:42: Glitter Pillow See for privacy information.
Live 5 - May 12, 2021.

Live 5 - May 12, 2021.


Featured Songs: 1. 00:38 - Bob Weir & Wolf Bros. - 02-12-21 - My Brother Esau - TRI Studios - San Rafael, CA  2. 07:12 - Infamous Stringdusters - 04-24-21 - High Country Funk - Van Hoy Farms - Harmony, NC  3. 13:43 - Yonder Mountain String Band - 05-02-21 - Don’t Let Your Deal Go Down - Riverfront Live - Cincinnati, OH  4. 16:40 - Gov’t Mule (Anne Wilson) - 05-02-21 - No Quarter - Westville Music Bowl - New Haven, CT  5. 29:32 - Umphrey’s McGee - 05-08-21 - Get In The Van - Westville Music Bowl - New Haven, CT  See for privacy information.
Song List: 00:19 - Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey - Walking Before Daylight 03:32 - Dispatch - Stoned Enough to Gather In The Night 07:09 - Doctor Lo Faber - Grey Green Eyes 10:51 - Tejon Street Corner Thieves - Rollin In My Sweet Baby’s Arms 15:25 - Tenth Mountain Division - Sad Summer 19:23 - Gabe Dixon - Something Good 22:52 - The High Hawks - Heroes & Highways See for privacy information.
The Magic Beans

The Magic Beans


Magic Beans are a different kind of modern jam band. Aside from blending funk, soul and electronica, they even blend bluegrass into the mix. They recently released Slice of Life, a 14 track double record which gives a very clear audio indication of who this band is. The record was made over the pandemic during the slow down of touring. I sat down with guitarist Scott Hachey to discuss the new album and our conversation started when I asked how excited the band was about this new material… First Song: 00:14: Sharon is Karen Interview Begins: 03:47 Extro Song: 23:38: Footprints in the Rain See for privacy information.
Live 5 - May 5, 2021.

Live 5 - May 5, 2021.


Featured Songs: 1. 00:38 - Spafford - 04-21-21 - Dreams - Marquee Backyard - Tempe, AZ 2. 09:18 - Infamous Stringdusters - 04-24-21 - Shakedown Street - VanJoy Farms - Harmony, NC 3. 22:01 - Lotus - 04-25-21 - Turtlehead - Red Rocks Amphitheatre - Morrison, CO 4. 27:05 - Umphrey’s McGee - 04-30-21 - Comfortably Numb - Atlanta Motor Speedway - Hampton, GA 5. 33:34 - Gov’t Mule - 05-01-21 - Mule - Westville Music Bowl - New Haven, CT See for privacy information.
Song List: 00:19 - Alex Jordan - The Last Thing On My Mind 04:21  - Andy Falco - Merriam Special 06:59 - Big Something - Machines (Unplugged) 12:00 - Leftover Salmon - Flyin' at Night 16:17 - Magic City Hippies - Diamond 20:39 - Marcus Rezak - Glitter Pillow 26:27 - Morsel - Orbit See for privacy information.
Soule Monde

Soule Monde


On the surface Russ Lawton and Ray Paczkowski are two great musicians who are known mostly as the drummer and keyboard players for the Trey Anastasio Band. And though that has been the case for the better part of the past two decades, these two have also been active in their own project Soule Monde. This funk jazz outfit have now released 4 albums. I caught up with the duo to talk about Soule Monde and we got into a whole bunch is things. Since we had these guys on back in July to talk about their project LaMP that includes Scott Metzger, I wondered if there new record Mimi Digs It was already in the works... First Song: 00:14: Strut Interview Begins: 04:35 Extro Song: 25:19: Mimi Digs It See for privacy information.
Live 5 - April 28, 2021.

Live 5 - April 28, 2021.


Featured Songs: 1. 00:38 - Joe Russo’s Almost Dead - 12-09-17 - Eyes of the World - House of Blues - Boston, MA 2. 14:25 - Dark Star Orchestra - 08-02-18 - Eyes of the World - Canal Side - Buffalo, NY  3. 27:24 - moe. - 06-28-18 - Eyes of the World - Terrapin Crossroads - San Rafael, CA 4. 46:39 - Greensky Bluegrass - 02-08-19 - Eyes of the World - The Fillmore - Detroit, MI  5. 58:02 - Spafford - 07-07-19 - Eyes of the World - Blue Ocean Music Hall - Salisbury, MA See for privacy information.
Song List: 00:19 - Marty Schwartz and the Vintagague Music Allstars - Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana cover) 05:58 - Infamous Stringdusters - Sitting Alone In The Moonlight 10:04 - Nigel Hall - Gotta Go To Work  13:30 - Pluto Gang - Wasted > Franklins  32:36 - Holly Bowling - Silent In The Morning 37:38 - Neighbor - Lonely Rider  50:22 - Rebelution - Old School Feeling See for privacy information.
Dumpstaphunk have been honing their brand of New Orleans funk for the past 17 years. Of course it helps that Ivan and Ian Neville both have the sound in their bloodlines, but this entire outfit is more than just the sound of funk past, it's actually way bigger than those original roots. On their latest record Where Do We Go From Here, the band shows off its prowess in a pot pourri of genres and blend sounds for a fiery hot 4th record that not only packs a sonic punch, but is also politically charged. I caught up with Ivan Neville, which as you can imagine was a total thrill to talk about the new record. Our conversion begun when Ivan explained the bands expanded sound... First Song: 00:14: United Nation Stomp Interview Begins: 05:59 Extro Song: 27:39: Justice 2020 See for privacy information.
Featured Songs: 1. 00:38 - Billy Strings - 03-25-21 - City of New Orleans - Tipitina’s - New Orleans, LA 2. 04:24 - Goose - 04-09-21 - Mais Que Nada - Suwannee Rising - Live Oak, FL 3. 13:03 - Lettuce - 04-10-21 - Finders Keepers - Suwannee Rising - Live Oak, FL 4. 23:02 - Pigeons Playing Ping Ping - 04-15-21 - Upfunk - Riverfront Park - North Charleston, SC  5. 35:45 - Infamous Stringdusters - 04-16-21 - New Minglewood Blues - B Chord Brewing Company - Round Hill, VA See for privacy information.
Song List: 00:19 - Eggy - Mr. Domino Reprise 09:18 - Goose - So Ready 13:59 - Greensky Bluegrass -  Speed of the Sound of Loneliness 17:09 - Midnight North - Coyote 21:07 - Paula Fuga - If Ever (with Jack Johnson & Ben Harper) 24:38 - Tom Hamilton - Positively 4th Street 30:50 - Robert Walter - Kick To The Head, Burrito On The Floor   See for privacy information.
Garage a Trois, made its debut some 22 years ago with Mysteryfunk, to wide acclaim in 1999 and then evolved into several different configurations before a hiatus in 2015 after releasing " Always Be Happy, Stay Evil". GAT was always a side project for drummer Stanton Moore, Guitarist Charlie Hunter and saxophone player Skerik. But they back with a new album Calm Down Cologne and perhaps some touring down the road. I caught up with Galactic dummer, and a third of GAT trio, the great Stanton Moore to learn more...  First Song: 00:14: Calm Down Cologne Interview Begins: 02:47 Extro Song: 29:28: The Epic See for privacy information.
Featured Songs: 1. 00:38 - Kitchen Dwellers - 04-01-21 - Bertha - Cerventas - Denver, CO 2. 15:59 - Spafford - 04-09-21 - Big Field Session 2 (part of) - Phoneix. AZ 3. 21:33 - Umphrey's McGee - 04-10-21 - Making Flippy Floppy - Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park - Live Oak, FLA 4. 31:42 - Umphrey's McGee - 04-10-21 - Fame - Spirit of the Suwanee Music Park - Live Oak, FLA  5. 38:01 - Billy Strings - 04-11-21 - Dark Star - Ladd Peebles Stadium, Mobile, AL See for privacy information.
Song List: 00:19 - Page McConnell - Radio Silence  04:48 - John Morgan Kimock - Love Does 09:29 - Paul Pena - Jet Airliner 14:20 - Leftover Salmon - Black Hole Sun 18:35 - Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio - Jimmy’s Groove 25:00 - Spafford - (part of) Big Field Session 1 - Part 2 32:38 - Johnny Trama & Tim Gearan - Bring it Down See for privacy information.
For those who are unfamiliar, Leon III is primarily made up of Andy Stepanian and Mason Brent who were in Charlottesville based Wrinkle Neck Mules. I only bring up their former band as a point of reference for the kind of music they used to make, an Americana blend of honky tonk, and the like. This project though, is different with lusher sonic textures, and very exciting influences that blend for a very cool album experience. An experience that is severely lacking in our singles based universe. So it was with great excitement that I was able to sit down with Andy the mastermind behind Leon III and asked how the pair decided to go down this very different road... First Song: 00:14: Skeletal Pines Interview Begins: 05:22 Extro Song: 35:41: This Whisper is Ours (Lee “Scratch” Perry Remix) See for privacy information.
Featured Songs: 1. 00:38 - Tedeschi Trucks Band - 03-25-21 - Midnight In Harlem - Fireside Sessions - Florida  2. 12:21 - Tauk - 03-27-21 - Tom Sawyer - Tauk Request Live - Long Island, NY 3. 20:32 - Billy Strings - 04-01-21 - Last Train To Clarksville - Columbia Speedway - Columbia, SC 4. 30:21 - Billy Strings - 04-03-21 - Running on Empty - Columbia Speedway - Columbia, SC  5. 36:25 - Disco Biscuits - 04-02-21 - MEMPHIS - The Caverns - Pelham, TN See for privacy information.
Song List: 00:19 - Marcus Rezak - Light Of The Moon 06:38 - The Infamous Stringdusters - My Sweet Blue Eyed Darling 09:29 - Magic Beans - Sharon is Karen 13:25 - WRD - Sleep Depraved 18:19 - Mimi Naja - All You Know of Me 21:03 - Baked Shrimp - Who are You and What am I 25:41 - Medeski, Rykman, Kimock - Improv Jam 7 See for privacy information.
Dani Rabin of Marbin

Dani Rabin of Marbin


For the unfamiliar, Marbin are a four piece jazz rock or more accurately jazz fusion outfit, featuring Dani Rabin on guitar and saxophonist Danny Markovitch the principles for whom the band is named. Their blend of harmonics, grooves, and stellar solos make this a band to check out! Since Marbin is as fresh to me, as it may be to you, and because I needed to know more about this awesome quarter, I got in touch with Dani Rabin to fill in some details on how the band came to be and where they are headed.  First Song: 00:14: Messy Mark Interview Begins: 07:32 Extro Song: 47:10: Escape From Hippie Mountain See for privacy information.
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Thomas Griffith

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