He is a marketing director at a children’s hospital and host of the Hooked on Creek podcast. He is interested in marketing, branding, Milwaukee and good music (Max Creek, Grateful Dead, Phish and Widespread Panic).
In episode 25 of Hooked on Creek, Korre Johnson talks with Gary Backstrom. Gary first made a name for himself in the jam band scene as the guitarist and vocalist in the band Jiggle the Handle that played together from 1989 through 2001. But in addition to Jiggle the Handle, Gary's musical career has included a number of different projects and bands, including the Gary Backstrom Band. And over the years, Gary has been part of a variety of musical collaborations with current and former members of Max Creek.  In this episode, Gary talks about his musical career and his love of Max Creek.Connect with Gary Backstrom:Website: http://garybackstrom.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/garybackstrombandInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/garybackstrombandLive music recordings: https://archive.org/details/GaryBackstromBand?sort=-dateIf you have feedback or suggestions for future episodes, send a message via the contact link located on the Hooked on Creek website:https://hookedoncreek.comRead a transcript of episode 25 on the Hooked on Creek website:https://hookedoncreek.com/2020/11/episode-25-gary-backstrom-discusses-max-creek-jiggle-the-handle-and-gary-backstrom-band
In episode 24 of Hooked on Creek, Korre Johnson plays a collection of Max Creek songs that include stories from the band about the meanings and origins of the songs. These stories add another dimension to the music and help bring the songs to life in new ways. This episode features the songs Crystal Clear, Double Dare, The Field, Mama Are You Ready and Emerald Eyes.Links to stream or download the songs:Crystal Clear performed live on January 8, 1983:https://archive.org/details/MC1983-01-08.MC1983-01-08JohnLombardi/05CrystalClearBanter.flacDouble Dare performed live on May 3, 2002:https://archive.org/details/mc2002-05-03.flac16/mc2002-05-03d2t03.flacThe Field performed live on March 5, 1997:https://archive.org/details/mc1997-03-05.scottness.flac.16Mama Are You Ready performed live on August 22, 2003:https://archive.org/details/mc2003-08-22.DAT.Dave.44.1KHz.flac16/mc2003-08-22set2t03.flacEmerald Eyes performed live on August 21, 1999:https://archive.org/details/mc1999-08-21.flac16/mc1999-08-21d2t03.flacEmerald Eyes live on performed live February 23, 2002:https://archive.org/details/mc2002-02-23.flac16/mc2002-02-23d1t04.flacEmerald Eyes performed live on May 10, 2019:https://archive.org/details/mc2019-05-10.\_KM140-MTX/MC\_20190510\_KM140-SBD-S02-06.flacGreatest Story Ever Told performed live on October 9, 1989:https://archive.org/details/mc1988-10-09.flac16/mc1988-10-09d2t08.flacIf you have feedback or suggestions for future episodes, send a message via the contact link located on the Hooked on Creek website:https://hookedoncreek.comRead a transcript of episode 24 on the Hooked on Creek website:https://hookedoncreek.com/2020/10/episode-24-storytime-with-max-creek/
In episode 23 of Hooked on Creek, Korre Johnson talks with musician Scott Hall about his deep appreciation for Mark Mercier. In additional to being a huge fan of Max Creek, Scott is an accomplished songwriter, performer and recording artist who played keyboards in the Drunk Stuntmen for 20 years. In this episode, Scott talks about Mark's incredible piano playing, his unique approach to performing in Max Creek and his ability to reinterpret songs and make them his own. Scott also talks about Mark’s influence on his musical career and the opportunity Scott got to sit in and perform with Max Creek.Connect with Scott Hall:Website: https://scotthallmusic.netBandcamp: https://scotthall1.bandcamp.comThis episode also features the following songs:Band from Chicago performed live by Max Creek at the West Hartford Ballroom in West Hartford, Connecticut, on February 13, 1987:https://archive.org/details/mc1987-02-13.shn/mc1987-02-13d2t01.shnBig Boat performed live by Max Creek at The Roxy in Boston, Massachusetts, on March 20, 2001:https://archive.org/details/mc2001-03-20.sbd/mc2001-03-20d1t02.flacCruel World performed live by Max Creek with special guest Scott Hall at Pearl Street Nightclub in Northampton, Massachusetts, on March 13, 2009:https://archive.org/details/mc2009-03-13.sbd.flac16/mc2009-03-13d2t06.flacWooden Wheel recorded on Scott Hall’s 2019 album Scott Hall Tries Technology:https://scotthall1.bandcamp.com/album/scott-hall-tries-technologyIf you have feedback or suggestions for future episodes, send a message via the contact link located on the Hooked on Creek website:https://hookedoncreek.comRead a transcript of episode 23 on the Hooked on Creek website:https://hookedoncreek.com/2020/09/episode-23-scott-hall-talks-about-mark-mercier-and-max-creek
In episode 22 of Hooked on Creek, Korre Johnson interviews Bob Gosselin. Bob played drums in Max Creek from 1971 to 1985 and is one of the founding members of the band. Bob talks about the formation of Max Creek, his background as a classically trained concert snare drummer and his memories playing and touring with the band.This episode also features the songs Going Down the Road Feeling Bad, The Field and Rainbow performed live by Max Creek. Stream or download the songs here:Going Down the Road Feeling Bad live on Feb. 18, 1984:https://archive.org/details/MC1984-02-18.MC1984-02-18JohnLombardiSbdMaster/The Field and Rainbow live on Dec. 27, 1983:https://archive.org/details/mc1983-12-27.flac16f/If you have feedback or suggestions for future episodes, send a message via the contact link located on the Hooked on Creek website:https://hookedoncreek.comRead a transcript of episode 22 on the Hooked on Creek website:https://hookedoncreek.com/2020/08/episode-22-bob-gosselin-talks-about-playing-drums-in-max-creek/
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Location
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
Episode Count
25
Podcast Count
1
Total Airtime
20 hours, 7 minutes
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