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Today we speak with the one and only Opie Ortiz of The Long Beach Dub Allstars about his time in the Sublime camp, his new record with the Long Beach Dub Allstars, doing time in a Japanese cell and some inside perspective about what it is like to being a touring artist around the world.Buy the new Long Beach Dub Allstars record here: https://www.lbdamusic.com/Check out Opie's Soundcloud site: https://soundcloud.com/opiesan
We are back with our "forced to stay at home and not tour" interviews.  First up is multi-instrumentalist and previous guest of The Travelling Entertainer, Aldo Struyf of the Mark Lanegan Band, DJ Aldolino, Crayon Sun, Creature With The Atom Brain and Millionaire.  We talked about the hiccups involved with the Somebody's Knocking European Tour, Aldo's new music under DJ Aldolino and how Aldo is coping during this trying times for musicians around the world.  Buy Aldo's solo music as DJ Aldolino here:  https://djaldolino.bandcamp.com/releasesBuy the limited 7 " vinyl here (if available):  https://www.discogs.com/DJ-Aldolino-Antwerp-Curry/release/15399473
We talk with the legend that is Jim Prescott, AKA Jimi Jazz of G Love and Special Sauce during these "stuck at home" times about how his tour supporting the recently released G Love's The Juice was abruptly cancelled, what it is like to play in front of an American audience vs. a Japanese audience and Jim shares a few stories about running into famous musicians around the world as well.Check out Jimi's solo release on Bandcamp:  https://jimijazz.bandcamp.com/album/rock-star-ep
The Travelling Entertainer welcomes the lovely and talented Isobel Campbell to the podcast.  We talk with Isobel about her new record, There Is No Other, out now on the Cooking Vinyl label, her experiences touring the world, moving from place to place and the artists that have inspired her along the way.You can purchase her new record, There Is No Other here: https://ic.lnk.to/TINOAS 
The Travelling Entertainer Podcast is back with part two of our interview with Jim Prescott, AKA Jimi Jazz of G Love and Special Sauce!
The Travelling Entertainer welcomes legendary bass player Jim Prescott, AKA Jimi Jazz of G Love and Special Sauce to the program.Born in Vermont, Jim “Jimi Jazz” Prescott's formative years were spent in various North East and New England towns, completing high school at North Kingstown Senior High School in Rhode Island. At that most important of jazz institutions, the jam session, Prescott met Garrett Dutton, and, with drummer Jeff Clemens, formed G. Love & Special Sauce.In December of 1993 they completed their eponymous debut and the following year began a rigorous world wide touring schedule that would last nearly fifteen years. Highlights include multiple performances at some of the top festival in U.S., Australia, Europe and Asia, notably Glastonbury in the U. K. and the Fuji Rock festival in Japan. While on the HORDE tour in the mid 90's G. Love & Special Sauce acquired their college based following that supports the band to this day. Appearing in several MTV videos including the minor hit “Cold Beverages”, as well as the late night and daytime talk show circuit including, The Jenny Jones Show, Jimmy Kimmel, The Late Late Show, Late Night With Conan O'Brian and David Letterman, along with extensive club touring garnered the group a serious following of a certain age and musical disposition.Prescott's compositions with G. Love & Special Sauce have been featured in multiple major and independent films and television, notably Day Trippers, Cellular, and American Dad. Prescott co-produced major label 8 CD's with the band, working with legends like Dr. John, and producers as varied as Jim Dickinson, T-Ray, Chris D. and Mario C. the innovative Beastie Boys producer.With the experience of working in some of the worlds finest studios, Prescott relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area and created Loft Studios to record some of the jazz and new music coming out of the region at that time. His undeniable sense of style combined with the regional eclecticism in the beginnings of his multifaceted solo work that ranges from adult pop through all of jazz to avant-guard noise art and audio colage.In 2006 Prescott moved to Portland to form JamBox with All Fellas Band alumnus Jonathan Long and expanded his recording mission to the community while beginning a pursuit of his personal vision in film. The JamBox provided technology and space for detailed multi-track digital recording, in a relaxed setting designed for collaboration. Despite the success of multiple recordings and film and video productions JamBox closed in 2010 due to lease issues.After leaving G. Love & Special Sauce in 2008, Prescott returned to musical study with jazz legend Glen Moore, and an extended weekly jam session downtown. He currently collaborates in a variety of groups on string bass, leads his own groups and continues in audio production for film and video. In classic Portland fashion his expression has enlarged to include conceptual art and film making.
The Travelling Entertainer catches up with Robert Pomakov to have a continued conversation about life and travelling in the world of opera!
 The Travelling Entertainer goes to the opera!  Our guest is non other than Robert Pomakov, musician and internationally performing Opera Singer!In the 2019-2020 season, Canadian bass Robert Pomakov makes a number of important house debuts including debuts with Opéra National de Paris as the Bonze in Madama Butterfly directed by Robert Wilson, Den Norske Opera as Gremin in Christof Loy’s production Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin , and Cincinnati Opera as Vodník in Rusalka. He returns to the Metropolitan Opera to cover the roles of Fiesco in Simon Boccenegra and Timur in Turandot. Concert engagements include Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Calgary Philharmonic under the baton of Music Director Rune Bergmann.Mr. Pomakov has been a prize winner in several of the world's premier singing competitions: a finalist in the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Belgium, second place at the Belvedere Competition in Vienna and third place in Plácido Domingo's Operalia.  Mr. Pomakov was decorated with the Simeon, the First Honorary Medal from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria, and with a diploma from the Minister of Culture for his achievements in opera's art and special merit to Bulgarian culture and its dissemination all over the world, an encouragement award in the George London Foundation Competition, an world. Other prizes have included first prize in the Oratorio Society of New York's completion, an award from the Marilyn Horne Foundation Competition, the Victoria Scholars Grant, Second Prize in the Canadian Music Competition, and First Prize in the Kiwanis Music Festival in Toronto.  Pomakov is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music.
The Travelling Entertainer talks with Dave Lory, author of Jeff Buckley: From Hallelujah To The Last Goodbye, tour manager of Savatage, The Allman Brothers Band and a long term record executive.
Coming Soon, an interview with singer / song writer / composer Isobel Campbell.
The Travelling Entertainer Podcast talks with multi-instrumentalist Aldo Struyf about his experiences touring and travelling the world with his bands, The Mark Lanegan Band, Crayon Sun, Creature With The Atom Brain, and Millionaire.  Recorded at this recent concert in Rouen, France.
Walter Martin is a multi-award-winning songwriter best known for his work with rock 'n' roll bands The Walkmen (lyricist, co-writer, multi-instrumentalist 2000-2013) and Jonathan Fire*Eater (co-writer, organist 1994-1998).   In 2014 Martin launched a solo career and has subsequently released four studio albums: two Parents’ Choice award winning family albums (2014's We're All Young Together and 2017's My Kinda Music) and two critically acclaimed albums for adults (2016's Arts & Leisure and 2018's Reminisce Bar & Grill).In addition to making his albums, Martin creates original music and songs for film and television.Martin has won multiple awards for original music and his work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR's All Things Considered, The Atlantic, Pitchfork, NPR's Morning Edition, USA Today, The Guardian, SPIN, NPR Music, Billboard, WNYC and various other press outlets.  He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.  
The Travelling Entertainer talks with our first guest, Walter Martin (Jonathan Fire* Eater, The Walkmen / Songwriter and Solo Artist) about touring the world and how those experiences have affected his music, songs and life.Walter Martin is a multi-award-winning songwriter best known for his work with rock 'n' roll bands The Walkmen (lyricist, co-writer, multi-instrumentalist 2000-2013) and Jonathan Fire*Eater (co-writer, organist 1994-1998).   In 2014 Martin launched a solo career and has subsequently released four studio albums: two Parents’ Choice award winning family albums (2014's We're All Young Together and 2017's My Kinda Music) and two critically acclaimed albums for adults (2016's Arts & Leisure and 2018's Reminisce Bar & Grill).In addition to making his albums, Martin creates original music and songs for film and television.Martin has won multiple awards for original music and his work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR's All Things Considered, The Atlantic, Pitchfork, NPR's Morning Edition, USA Today, The Guardian, SPIN, NPR Music, Billboard, WNYC and various other press outlets.  He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two daughters.  
Coming soon to the Travelling Entertainer podcast, an interview with Dave Lory, author of the book "Jeff Buckley - From Hallelujah To The Last Goodbye".  We will speaking to Dave about his experiences in the music industry, his time with Jeff Buckley and how his travels around the world have affected his life.
Coming Soon to the travelling Entertainer Podcast, a two part interview with Jim Prescott, AKA Jimi Jazz original member and bassist in the band G Love and Special Sauce.  We’ll be speaking to Jimi about his 25 years of experience being a musician and touring the world.
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Podcast Details

Created by
Mike Cameron
Podcast Status
Finished
Started
Oct 17th, 2019
Latest Episode
Feb 24th, 2020
Release Period
Daily
Episodes
12
Avg. Episode Length
34 minutes
Explicit
No
Order
Episodic

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