Episode from the podcastEveryone Loves Guitar

Banana Lowell Levinger: The Youngbloods, House Band for Cream & Jimi Hendrix

Released Monday, 31st August 2020
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In this Banana Lowell Levinger Interview: Why Serendipity is the norm, Playing with Paul McCartney, two tragic losses in his life, settling down in the Bay area, his vintage guitar business, charitable work with Bread & Roses, his great work ethic, hang gliding, developing Encore software, a great story how he wound up connecting with Steven Van Zandt and loads more. TONS of rock and roll history here, great guy:
Banana is a founding member of The Youngbloods, which formed in 1965, and had the hit songs Get Together & Darkness, Darkness. He began his career in bluegrass, playing the coffee shops in Boston and New York City, eventually moving out to West Marin. After a 9 year run with The Youngbloods, Banana then played with Mimi Farina (Joan Baez’ sister) for over 20 years. He also worked in bands with Norton Buffalo, Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks, David Grisman, Barry “The Fish” Melton Band (Country Joe & The Fish), and Zero, where he played keyboard and sang lead for over ten years. He’s currently touring with Steven Van Zandt’s band “Little Steven and The Disciples of Soul.” 
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Length
2h 26m 53s
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Yes
Episode
727
Episode Type
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