Welcome to zZounds Beat Connection. Beat Connection is a series that examines modern and vintage dance styles by providing you a musical starting point to get you going in that direction. Today we shift our focus to the tropical-tinged dance music of Puerto Rico: Reggaeton. Reggaeton holds this fascinating distinction of being both a completely […]
On this week's episode, Chris catches up with Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Jason Isbell backstage at Los Angeles' venerable Greek Theatre.
If you first mistook Lever’s latest album Hover Bored, as a Back to the Future-inspired ’80s rock tribute, it’d be hard to blame you. The first song is called “McFly” for goodness’ sake. But take a listen and you’ll hear that sonically, Lever draws from another era, about 10 years after Marty McFly met Doc. The band describes itself […]
Sara Watkins breaks the stranglehold of white male dominance on Walking The Floor. Added bonus: she plays an amazing tune at the end.
Chris talks with punk rock gentleman John Doe from the band X about his new record and book. Plus, John was nice enough to let Chris sit in for a couple tunes at the end.
Chris talks surfing, skating & country music with recording artist Kip Moore.
Chris talks to actor/musician Sam Palladio from the hit TV show Nashville about how a Brit got the gig playing a Texas country singer, his first big break in a Barry Manilow-themed musical and, of course, Santa Barbara slang.
Country music superstar Dierks Bentley talks with Chris about everything from songwriting, to moving to Nashville, to listening to Hank Williams Jr. sing "Man To Man," and of course about his new album, Black.
Andrew Stockdale, the mastermind behind Australian band Wolfmother, battled sickness and promotional mayhem to sit with Chris and discuss making records, hoarding, effect pedals, and Byron Bay surfing tips.