Kyle Meredith With...
Kyle Meredith With...
Consequence Podcast Network
Kyle Meredith With... is an interview series in which WFPK's Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Meredith digs deep into the artist's work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2, and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty.
Kyle Meredith With... Steve Hackett of Genesis
Former Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett meets up with Kyle Meredith to discuss Under the Mediterranean Sky, an orchestral album built around his nylon guitar. Hackett talks about what attracted him to the region, his journey from harmonica player to world musician, and the political undertones within his music and the players who make up his bands. Hackett also updates us on his next tour, which will include a solo set and one with his band and will cover the Genesis live album Seconds Out in its entirety. 'Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jan 22
55 min
Kyle Meredith With... Joss Stone
Joss Stone sits down with Kyle Meredith to tell us all about her latest single, "Walk With Me", having the legendary Booker T Jones on it, and how it went from a love song to being more reflective of the world. The soul singer also talks about her love of collaboration, like writing with Mick Jagger in the supergroup Super Heavy, and what to expect from her new album, which she says is more songwriter based and inspired by Burt Bacharach. Stone also discusses her podcast A Cuppa Happy, why she picked the theme of happiness, and how fecal transplants could be some people’s answer to a happier life. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jan 20
35 min
Kyle Meredith With... Less Than Jake
Less Than Jake frontman Chris Demakes sits down with Kyle Meredtih to talk about the band’s new album, Silver Linings, and the need to bring positivity and fun in the current era. The ska-punk legend also discusses being a legacy band, co-founder Vinnie Fiorello leaving in 2018, writing songs about their friends, and having Matt Yonkers behind the drum kit. DeMakes also hits on Losing Streak’s 25th anniversary, the band’s upcoming 30th anniversary plans, Chris DeMakes A Podcast, writing jingles for people, and his newly published biography. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jan 18
35 min
Kyle Meredith With... Grandson
Grandson jumps on the line with Kyle Meredith to talk about his first full-length, Death of An Optimist. Jordan Benjamin discusses using his voice to make a difference, activism in the post-Trump era, and if his songs change for him going into the Biden presidency. Benjamin also dives into his generation’s desire for instant gratification, making change through his XXResistance Fund, being a multi-genre rocker, and teaming up with Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda and Blink 182’s Travis Barker. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jan 15
32 min
Kyle Meredith With... Tesla's Brian Wheat
Tesla bassist Brian Wheat talks with Kyle Meredith about his new autobiography, Son of a Milkman. Together, they discuss how the book is a source of therapy, particularly for the darker moments of battling bulimia, anxiety, and depression during the band’s height of success. On the brighter side, Wheat tells us about why Paul McCartney is his biggest influence, meeting him in England, and what he thinks of the just-released McCartney III. Bonus: We've also included a 2017 interview surrounding Tesla's Shock. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jan 13
21 min
Kyle Meredith With... Kenny Wayne Shepherd
Kenny Wayne Shepherd talks with Kyle Meredith about his new live album and DVD, Straight To You. Shepherd discusses the TV appearance that the recording comes from, how sharing vocals affects what he plays, and how he relates to his most notable song, "Blue On Black". The blues guitarist also relays stories about hanging out with Neil Young and Stephen Stills, touring with Van Halen, and the lasting impression of Eddie Van Halen. We've also included a bonus 2017 interview with Shepherd. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jan 11
23 min
Kyle Meredith With... Toto's Joseph Williams
Toto singer Joseph Williams talks with Kyle Meredith about his new solo album, Denizen Tenant. Williams, the son of composer John Williams, tells us about covering Peter Gabriel and the influences that make their way on to the new LP. We also get the backstory on the new CWF album that showcases his voice alongside Chicago’s Bill Champlin and what to expect from next year’s Dogz of Oz tour with Toto. The legendary rock band recently announced a new lineup and plan to dive into deep cuts and solo songs for their 2021 tour. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jan 8
13 min
Kyle Meredith With... Uriah Heep
Uriah Heep lead man Mick Box jumps on the line with Kyle Meredith to discuss the 50 Years In Rock box set, which includes 23 CDs and four compilations of curated favorites from individual members. Box tells us about the early days of the band when they transitioned from Spice to Uriah Heep through eventually making a breakthrough with their masterpiece, Look At Yourself. The hard rock legend also talks about using fantasy lyrics, creating new artwork for the Magician's Birthday, finding a reset during the Firefly era, and being true to themselves as trends changed throughout the '80s and '90s. Box also gives an update on their next record, which they were set to record before the lockdown. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jan 6
24 min
Kyle Meredith With... Pablo Cruise
Pablo Cruise have returned with their first new song in nearly 40 years with "Breathe". David Jenkins hopped on the line with Kyle Meredith to discuss what prompted writing again after being primarily a live band for the past couple decades and their love of a positive message. We also turn the clocks back to their final album, 1984’s Out of Our Hands, to hear what it was like having the '70s pop band adjust to an '80s new wave scene, writing with Huey Lewis, and the possibility of more new music. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Jan 4
12 min
Kyle Meredith's Best of 2020 Pt. 4: Sheryl Crow, Jimmy Buffett, Avi Kaplan, and Zac Brown
For all of December, Kyle Meredith is looking back on his favorite moments in 2020. This week, we revisit Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Cinnamon discussing his aversion to pop-stardom, Avi Kaplan telling us why he left Pentatonix to rekindle his folk roots, and Sheryl Crow diving into the politics of 2020 that shaped her new singles. From there, Zac Brown talks about writing against stereotypes, Jimmy Buffett shares his love of Bob Marley, and Jefferson Starship co-founder David Frieberg breaks down the band’s new album that features new lyrics from Grace Slick. Follow on Facebook  |  Podchaser  |  Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app
Dec 30, 2020
22 min
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