Jim Reilly Words & Music
Words About Music
Over the past 20 plus years, I’ve spent countless hours talking with musicians, craftsmen, luthiers, and artists, sharing their stories and trying to find out what makes them tick. That's resulted in three major book projects, as well as numerous magazine articles, radio features, and promotional writing projects.
This podcast is a chance for me to go back and dig a little deeper with some of the folks I’ve met along the way. It’s also an opportunity to explore the ongoing theme of creativity, where it comes from, and how it lives in the world with some new and equally inspiring folks.
Drop me a line at here if there’s someone you’d like to check out.
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Episode Four: New York musician and producer Jeremy Nesse is a true innovator. He has the rare ability to hear beyond the box and is drawn to making music that engages and challenges the listener to venture outside the box with him.
He's currently involved in two projects that are gathering some pretty significant attention: Tilted Axes, a performance ensemble that has become a fixture on the streets of New York, and Through the Wire, a complete reimagining of Peter Gabriel's music featuring many of the musicians who created the music in the first place, along with a who's who of progressive musicians. Check it out here.
Episode three: It's time to go back to the beginning of the custom bass world with Vinny Fodera. He's got a great story that's been setting the standard for builders and inspiring players since 1983, (actually, a few years earlier, in fact). Check it out!
Episode two: Join me while I talk basses, technology, and inspiration with luthier Devon Smullen.
Episode one: Welcome to the podcast. I can't think of a better place to start then with Chapman Stick player, author, and public speaker, Michael Kollwitz. We talk about all things Stick, Emmett Chapman, and finding the inspiration to write it all down.