Festival Nation with Marla Davies
Festival Nation with Marla Davies
Pantheon Media
Bay Area Radio Personality Marla Davies Hosts Festival Nation - which Celebrates The Magical World of Music Festivals. Each week we'll talk to musicians, cultural icons and fans about the Festival spirit and the enduring power of music to influence, enlighten and empower. Proud part of Pantheon - the podcast network for music lovers.
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Jul 24, 2023
2 min
Festival Nation - EP: 18 Pat Benatar's Drummer Chris Ralles
Today host of 'Festival Nation' Marla Davies met up with Chris Ralles as Pat Benatar/Neil Giraldo's 2021 DeNovo Tour came to the historic San Jose Civic Auditorium on September 8th. The tour is criss-crossing the United States after a long Covid-hiatus. The San Jose show was the 6th show on this tour. Accomplished sideman/hired gun/professional musician, Chris Ralles, shares his stories about the new normal on tour, the music project he started during Covid called the Moondrops (hear the latest song - 'Waiting on the Moon' and his drumming career has allowed hime to live the dream. For more on Chris: https://chrisralles.com/ Music heard on today's episode: John Waite - 'Missing You' Pat Benatar/Neil Giraldo - 'Hit Me With Your Best Show' & 'Hell is For Children' (Partial audience recordings from September 8, 2021 - San Jose Civic. Still pretty good quality from my iphone 11) Moondrops - 'Waiting on the Moon' Please share your favorite festival memories and you could be featured in an upcoming 'Festival Flashback' Connect with me - marladavies.com and festivalnationpodcast.com or shoot me an email festivalnationpodcast@gmail.com. @festivalnationpodcast @nationfestival @pantheonpods @marladavies @chris_ralles_drums @benatargiraldo Any music used in the Festival Nation Podcast is owned by the artist and used for education and illustration purposes only. All songs on this podcast can be found for purchase or streaming where ever you get your great music. Please pick up these amazing songs and support musicians. Thanks for downloading, liking, sharing and following Festival Nation on the Pantheon Podcast Network or where ever you listen to your podcasts. We will get by, we will survive - Peace! Love, Marla Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 4, 2021
59 min
Festival Nation:  EP:  17 - Dark Star Orchestra's Rob Koritz
Today host of 'Festival Nation' Marla Davies met up with Dark Star Orchestra's Drummer Rob Koritz when the band visited the Bay Area in Spring 2021. It's a time of celebration as festivals and live music have begun to fill the air again. Rob shares his stories about playing drive in shows, his time with the DSO and reaching the milestone of 3,000 shows, his early days as a Dead Head and the inspiration to start his own podcast during the pandemic "The Music Plays The Band' https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-music-plays-the-band-w-rob-koritz-of-dark-star-orchestra/id1546664162 Music shared during this podcast: Dark Star Orchestra 'Not Fade Away' All-Good Festival https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4_e2xOJnNw Dark Star Orchestra 'Eyes of The World' Mountain Jam 2014 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D01baH2ObhQ Please share your favorite festival memories and you could be featured in an upcoming 'Festival Flashback' Connect with me - marladavies.com and festivalnationpodcast.com or shoot me an email festivalnationpodcast@gmail.com. @festivalnationpodcast @nationfestival @pantheonpods @marladavies #darkstarorchestra #gratefuldead Any music used in the Festival Nation Podcast is owned by the artist and used for education and illustration purposes only. All songs on this podcast can be found for purchase or streaming where ever you get your great music. Please pick up these amazing songs and support musicians. Thanks for downloading, liking, sharing and following Festival Nation on the Pantheon Podcast Network or where ever you listen to your podcasts. We will get by, we will survive - Peace! Love, Marla Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 19, 2021
37 min
Festival Nation - EP: 16 - Rock Hall Ceremony 2020
Today host of 'Festival Nation' Marla Davies explores the 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, this year's snubs and musical highlights from the all-star jams over the last 34 years. Guests today are 3 Bay Area Rock DJ's -Radio Programming Consultant Dana Jang, The Breeze DJ Nicci Ross and Sunday Night Dead Host Grateful Don Potter and Host of 'Who Cares About The Rock Hall?' Joe Kwaczala. The format for the show this year airing on HBO on Saturday November 7th will be different than year's past. It'll be more of a documentary format due to the COVID-19 pandemic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQnkggjPbwU Please take our survey to win either a limited edition HBO Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Poster or a Doobie Brothers Live from the Beacon Theater Blue Ray: http://pantheonpodcasts.com/survey ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME FLASHBACK: 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' - 2004 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SFNW5F8K9Y 'I Saw Her Standing There' - 1988 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kx4_bw9MCD4 'Roll Over Beethoven' 1986 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_ZESb_g7TE Please share your favorite festival memories and you could be featured in an upcoming 'Festival Flashback' Connect with me - marladavies.com and festivalnationpodcast.com or shoot me an email festivalnationpodcast@gmail.com. @festivalnationpodcast @nationfestival @pantheonpods @marladavies #rockhall2020 #RRHof2020 @Rockhallpod @joeKwa Any music used in the Festival Nation Podcast is owned by the artist and used for education and illustration purposes only. All songs on this podcast can be found for purchase or streaming where ever you get your great music. Please pick up these amazing songs and support musicians. Thanks for downloading, liking, sharing and following Festival Nation on the Pantheon Podcast Network or where ever you listen to your podcasts. We will get by, we will survive - Peace! Love, Marla Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 6, 2020
1 hr 9 min
Festival Nation - EP: 15 - FestForums
Host Marla Davies talks with FestForums Founder and CEO Laurie Kirby about the future of music festivals, how COVID-19 helped burst the festival bubble and the brave new world we're heading into and how film festivals are leading the way for music festivals. https://www.festforums.com/home FEST NEWS FLASH: https://www.ivotedconcerts.com/ https://www.hbo.com/specials/rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame Please take our survey to win either a limited edition HBO Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Poster or a Doobie Brothers Live from the Beacon Theater Blue Ray: http://pantheonpodcasts.com/survey FESTIVAL FLASHBACK: Song: Jack White - 'Hello Operator' (White Stripes Cover) - Sasquatch Festivals 5/2012 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHKBMXUBPmU Please share your favorite festival memories and you could be featured in an upcoming 'Festival Flashback' Connect with me - marladavies.com and festivalnationpodcast.com or shoot me an email festivalnationpodcast@gmail.com. @festivalnationpodcast @nationfestival @pantheonpods @marladavies #rockhall2020 #RRHof2020 Any music used in the Festival Nation Podcast is owned by the artist and used for education and illustration purposes only. All songs on this podcast can be found for purchase or streaming where ever you get your great music. Please pick up these amazing songs and support musicians. Thanks for downloading, liking, sharing and following Festival Nation on the Pantheon Podcast Network or where ever you listen to your podcasts. We will get by, we will survive - Peace! Love, Marla Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30, 2020
42 min
Festival Nation - EP: 14 -  Rock Photographer Jay Blakesberg
Host Marla Davies talks to Rock and Roll Photographer and Filmmaker Jay Blakesberg about the 'Skull and Roses' Festival that was scheduled for April 2-5, 2020. 'Festival Nation' and the Pantheon Podcast Network teamed up with 'Skull and Roses' for a podcast mini-series. This is one of the interviews from the archives that didn't air before the festival cancelled. You'll get a peak into a pre-pandemic world and a 2020 concert season that could have been. On this episode you'll hear Jay's excitement about a promising festival season, a Grateful Dead touring museum, a favorite festival flashback and many Dead Tales. https://www.rockoutbooks.com/ Songs: Flaming Lips - Live October 12, 2020 - Oklahoma City https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCIpVApPUYM Tedeschi Trucks Band with Trey Anastasio - 'Layla' - Lockin Arrington Virginia August 24, 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO1NB_yIZec Also part of this mini-series will be upcoming interviews with JGB Band Melvin Seals and Dead & Company Oteil Burbridge. We're also starting a new feature called 'Festival Flashback' - please share your favorite festival memories. Connect with me - marladavies.com and festivalnationpodcast.com or shoot me an email festivalnationpodcast@gmail.com. @festivalnationpodcast @nationfestival @pantheonpods @marladavies @skullandroses @deadandcompany @gratefuldead @jayblakesberg Any music used in the Festival Nation Podcast is owned by the artist and used for education and illustration purposes only. All songs on this podcast can be found for purchase or streaming where ever you get your great music. Please pick up these amazing songs and support musicians. Thanks for downloading, liking, sharing and following Festival Nation on the Pantheon Podcast Network or where ever you listen to your podcasts. We will get by, we will survive - Peace! Love, Marla Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23, 2020
1 hr 5 min
Festival Nation - EP: 13 - Hardly Strictly & Fall Festivals
Host Marla Davies talks with Talent Buyer Chris Porter about the upcoming 'Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival' and how the San Francisco iconic festival is reinventing itself virtually. It's a chance to watch from home or virtually from a tarp in you own backyard on Saturday October 3, 2020 from 5p-8p EST or 2p-5p PST. The day will be filled with new performances, archival sets and crowd sourced footage. https://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/ We also tap into some of the other fall festivals and reconnect about their virtual experiences. https://www.farmaid.org/festival/about-the-festival/ https://www.bonnaroo.com/ https://www.locknfestival.com/ Please keep in touch - festivalnationpodcast@gmail.com @nationfestival @festivalnationpodcast @pantheonpodcast Peace and talk to you next time! Marla Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 1, 2020
35 min
Festival Nation - EP: 12 - The Herd Immunity Festival & Interview with Sponge
Host Marla Davies talks with Vinnie Dombroski from Sponge who performed at the July Mini-Fest (Formerly the Herd Immunity Festival) in Wisconsin July 16-19, 2020. This was the first rock festival featuring major acts to take place since the pandemic started. You'll hear a first-hand account from Vin about his experience at the Festival, speculations about how small clubs can survive this pandemic, how Sponge has survived and thrived since the 1990's and Vinnie's love of amps and loud music. Songs: 'Plowed' - Sponge - Live Emerald Theater in Mt. Clemens Michigan -2014 http://www.spongetheband.com/ https://www.theatlantic.com/culture/archive/2020/05/dave-grohl-irreplaceable-thrill-rock-show/611113/ You'll also get updates on upcoming cancelled and rescheduled festivals. https://www.sturgismotorcyclerally.com/ https://www.locknfestival.com/ http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/2020/ https://skullandroses.com/ Please connect with me - marladavies.com and festivalnationpodcast.com or shoot me an email festivalnationpodcast@gmail.com. @festivalnationpodcast @nationfestival @pantheonpods @marladavies #rocknroll #spongetheband #weareeverywhere @locknfestival @hardlystrictlybluegrass Any music used in the Festival Nation Podcast is owned by the artist and used for education and illustration purposes only. All songs on this podcast can be found for purchase or streaming where ever you get your great music. Please pick up these amazing songs and support musicians. Thanks for downloading, liking, sharing and following Festival Nation on the Pantheon Podcast Network or where ever you listen to your podcasts. We will get by, we will survive - Peace! Love, Marla Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Aug 16, 2020
51 min
Festival Nation - EP: 11 - Grateful Dead Deodorant & Fest Updates
Host Marla Davies talks with Nathan Morin - the deodorant king of Chicago about his latest product, Grateful Dead Deodorant. Nathan is a deadhead and says the music and spirit of the Grateful Dead have influenced my company's core principles of service, veganism and organic agriculture. Join us as we talk about the power of live music, love of festivals and deodorant, https://northcoastorganics.us/ - order your Grateful Dead deodorant today and get 30% off by using the code FestivalNation and please share the link with friends Also hear an update on upcoming cancelled and rescheduled festivals. https://www.locknfestival.com/ https://www.sfoutsidelands.com/ https://www.bottlerocknapavalley.com/ http://www.hardlystrictlybluegrass.com/2020/ https://fans.com/ https://www.nugs.net/ https://stringsummit.com/ https://www.dead.net/fare-thee-well https://skullandroses.com/ Please connect with me - marladavies.com and festivalnationpodcast.com or shoot me an email festivalnationpodcast@gmail.com. @festivalnationpodcast @nationfestival @pantheonpods @marladavies #rocknroll #gratefuldead #weareeverywhere #gratefuldeaddeodorant #420 @outsidelands @locknfestival @fansbelonghere @bottlerocknapa @hardlystrictlybluegrass @nugsnet @headcountorg @stringsummit Any music used in the Festival Nation Podcast is owned by the artist and used for education and illustration purposes only. All songs on this podcast can be found for purchase or streaming where ever you get your great music. Please pick up these amazing songs and support musicians. Thanks for downloading, liking, sharing and following Festival Nation on the Pantheon Podcast Network or where ever you listen to your podcasts. We will get by, we will survive - Peace! Love, Marla Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jul 9, 2020
58 min
Festival Nation - EP: 11 - A chat with 'Midnight at the Oasis' singer Maria Maldaur
Festival Nation Host Marla Davies talks with Maria Maldaur about her latest work with the Garcia Project called Spirit - A Loving Tribute to Jerry Garcia and The Spiritual Songs He Performed. You'll hear a few tracks from the latest release - GarciaProject.com. Maria also shares stories of her over a half century in the music business, her early days in Greenwich Village, seeing Bob Dylan play electric for the first time, the blessing of her 1974 hit single 'Midnight at the Oasis', singing in Jerry Garcia's Band, The Garcia Project and where she thinks festivals are going since Covid-19. Songs: The Garcia Project - Spirit 'Cold Jordan' The Garcia Project - Spirit 'Gomorrah' The Garcia Project - Spirit 'Who Was John' Maria Muldaur -Live in 1974 'Midnight at the Oasis' Please connect with me - marladavies.com and festivalnationpodcast.com or shoot me an email festivalnationpodcast@gmail.com. @festivalnationpodcast @nationfestival @pantheonpods @marladavies Any music used in the Festival Nation Podcast is owned by the artist and used for education and illustration purposes only. All songs on this podcast can be found for purchase or streaming where ever you get your great music. Please pick up these amazing songs and support musicians. Thanks for downloading, liking, sharing and following Festival Nation on the Pantheon Podcast Network or where ever you listen to your podcasts. We will get by, we will survive - Peace! Love, Marla Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Jun 17, 2020
56 min
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