Analog Smile
Analog Smile - Jeffrey Lee Campbell

Analog Smile - Jeffrey Lee Campbell

June 23, 2022

On this episode of Analog Smile, Sherry speaks with Jeffrey Lee Campbell. Jeffrey is a guitarist, most notably alongside artists such as Sting and Aretha Franklin and playing in orchestra pits for some of the best shows on Broadway. Right now, he’s on The Great White Way with MJ - The Musical and he released his second book The Fuzzbox Diaries: the blessings and bruises of a journeyman guitarist on February 22, 2022. Sherry and Jeffrey chat about his books, his career in music, and much more! Visit jeffreyleecampbell.com for more details. 

Analog Smile - Mark Linett (Music Producer/Engineer/Mixer)

Analog Smile - Mark Linett (Music Producer/Engineer/Mixer)

June 21, 2022

On this episode of Analog Smile, Sherry speaks with Mark Linett. Mark is a record producer and audio engineer who is best known for his remixing and remastering of the Beach Boys' catalog. Since 1988, he has been the engineer for Brian Wilson's recordings. He has also worked with Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jane's Addiction, Los Lobos, Rickie Lee Jones and Randy Newman. As part of a planned year-long celebration of The Beach Boys’ 60th anniversary, Capitol Records/UMe are to release a newly remastered and massively expanded edition of the group’s greatest hits collection Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best of The Beach Boys. Sherry and Mark chat about The Beach Boys, his career, and much more!

Analog Smile - The Handcuffs

Analog Smile - The Handcuffs

June 19, 2022

On this episode of Analog Smile, Sherry speaks with Brad Elvis and Chloe F. Orwell from The Handcuffs. Led by drummer Brad Elvis (Screams, The Elvis Brothers, Big Hello, The Romantics) and vocalist/guitarist/saxophonist Chloe F. Orwell (Big Hello), Chicago’s The Handcuffs, released their fourth studio album Burn The Rails. The 13-song album was tracked at Kingsize Sound Labs, Chicago with producer/engineer Mike Hagler (Wilco, Neko Case, Billy Bragg, Mavis Staples, My Morning Jacket, The Mekons). Burn The Rails was released by Pravda Records in June on CD, download and via streaming platforms and later on 12″ vinyl. For the new album, they found inspiration from the heady, analog days of early 1970s rock & roll, weaving together elements of glam, indie, garage, art and blues rock. Inhabiting some of the same musical turf as T-Rex, Mott The Hoople, Roxy Music, The Raconteurs, P.J. Harvey, Led Zeppelin, and Patti Smith – all filtered through a modern lens – they deliver bold, sexy songs with memorable melodies and unexpected twists. Guest keyboardist Morgan Fisher (Mott The Hoople) demonstrates his synthesizer and piano prowess on a couple of tracks on the new LP. The relationship with Fisher, a musical hero of the band, began after singer Orwell’s rave review of Mott The Hoople’s 2018 reunion tour went viral on social media, attracting the attention of Fisher, who got in contact. From there a creative collaboration was sparked, in-spite of an ocean separating the now real-life friends. Finishing the record during the peak of the pandemic and lockdown gave several of the songs an inadvertent anthem-for-the-times feel – with themes of love and loss, heartache and hope, and even the great ideological divide that was as omnipresent as the virus. Elvis and Orwell formed The Handcuffs from the ashes of Big Hello, their first band together, which released three indie label records and toured from coast to coast. Elvis’ career also includes a few major label go-arounds, arena tours, and a backstory that will be documented in a new autobiography in the near future. The duo’s eagerness to explore new sonic territory and evolve into an entity that aligned more with their ever-expanding influences and broad range of musical tastes prompted a change. The Handcuffs began as primarily a studio project, in which Elvis and Orwell wrote and recorded an abundance of material. During the process, they realized that they missed the live band experience, and so The Handcuffs as recording artists and a dynamic live band was born. Completing the line-up are bassist Emily Togni, lead guitarist Jeffrey Kmieciak, and keyboardist Alison Hinderliter, all of whom originate from different parts of the country, but have made Chicago their home. Sherry, Brad, and Chloe chat about ‘Burn The Rails’ and much more! Visit thehandcuffs.com for more information.

Analog Smile - Kyle Vincent

Analog Smile - Kyle Vincent

June 17, 2022

On this episode of Analog Smile, Sherry speaks with Kyle Vincent. He is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and entertainer. He was called the "crown prince of soft pop," by Goldmine Magazine. When he’s not busy writing or recording, he spends most of his time on the road, playing shows around the world for his dedicated fan base. In 2014 Vincent was nominated for, and won, "Best Male Vocalist" at the Hollywood Music in Media Awards. Kyle Vincent began his music career at the age of eight, playing alto saxophone in Berkeley school jazz bands. At age 11 he appeared on stage with Donald Byrd, taking turns improvising with the trumpeter. He took jazz and bebop lessons for several years with saxophonist Hal Stein. Vincent studied voice with master vocal coach and opera singer Claudine Spindt for several years, and took bass lessons from guitarist Joe Satriani. After moving to Los Angeles, Vincent studied with renowned vocal coach Seth Riggs. Vincent was the lead singer in the seminal teen power pop band, Candy, which recorded one album, ‘’Whatever Happened To Fun...’’ on the Mercury/Polygram label, and included future Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke. Signed to MCA as a solo artist, he recorded the album, ‘Trust’, and toured as the opening act for Barry Manilow on his "Greatest Hits and Then Some" tour. For his next album, he signed with Disney's Hollywood Records which spawned the U.S. Billboard/Radio & Records Adult Top 20 single, "Wake Me Up (When The World's Worth Waking Up For)". In 2020, Vincent signed with Universal Music Group to distribute the album, ‘Whatever It Takes’. He edited, remixed, remastered, and added bonus tracks to ‘Whatever It Takes” and re-released it in 2021. Sherry and Kyle chat about his career in music and much more! Visit kylevincent.com for information.

Analog Smile - Debra Kate Schafer (Managing Editor - The Aquarian Weekly)

Analog Smile - Debra Kate Schafer (Managing Editor - The Aquarian Weekly)

June 16, 2022

On this episode of Analog Smile, Sherry speaks with Debra Kate Schafer, Managing Editor of The Aquarian Weekly. The Aquarian Weekly is a regional alternative weekly newspaper based in New Jersey. Founded in 1969, its focus is rock music and related events in the New Jersey/New York City/Eastern Pennsylvania region. Debra started as an Editorial Intern at the age of 17. She climbed the ladder quickly and has been Managing Editor since June 2021. They chat about The Aquarian Weekly, her favorite interviews, and much more! Please visit The Aquarian Weekly for more information.

Analog Smile - Jack Henderson

Analog Smile - Jack Henderson

June 14, 2022

On this episode of Analog Smile, Sherry speaks with Jack Henderson. Jack is a singer-songwriter, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. He has performed and recorded extensively across North America, Europe, Australia, including multiple tours with Americana band Over The Rhine, rootsy Canadian outfit Cowboy Junkies and shared stages with the likes of Buddy Miller, Sarah Mclachlan and Ron Sexsmith. He has recorded in New York with Patti Smith’s producer and bass player, Tony Shanahan and worked with Marc Ribot, (Tom Waits, Elvis Costello), Tony Garnier (Bob Dylan, Paul Simon), Jon Graboff (Ryan Adams, Sheryl Crow), David Mansfield (Bob Dylan, T-Bone Burnett, Bruce Hornsby) and Joan as Policewoman. They chat about his latest single “Red Dress”, The Lilith Fair, and much more! Please visit jackhenderson.co.uk for additional information.

Analog Smile - Blake Morgan

Analog Smile - Blake Morgan

June 13, 2022

On this episode of Analog Smile, Sherry speaks with Blake Morgan. Blake is an artist, producer, multi-instrumentalist, label owner, and activist. He released the highly-anticipated fifth album, Violent Delights, May 20, 2022 on ECR Music Group. The release of Violent Delights follows on multiple successes for the artist including his record-breaking concert series in New York (a six-year run of sold-out concerts at New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall), over 200 performances across 160,000 miles of touring with sold-out shows on both sides of the Atlantic, and 20 albums he’s produced and recorded with A-list artists since his own last solo-artist album release. In the studio, Morgan has recorded and produced music’s brightest luminaries, from Lenny Kravitz to Lesley Gore. Morgan sings and performs all the instruments on this new record except for drum kit, and he produced, recorded, mixed, and mastered the album at Valiant Recording NYC, the Greenwich Village recording studio he’s owned and operated since 2002. Morgan is also the founder and President of independent global-music company ECR Music Group. His ideas, opinions, and editorials on music have been published regularly by The New York Times, Billboard Magazine, CNN, Newsweek, Variety, The Hill, NME, The Huffington Post, and The Guardian. He lectures frequently, including at The Georgetown University Law Center, California State University, Syracuse University, NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, American University, and at his alma mater, Berklee College of Music. His music advocacy has taken him to Capitol Hill numerous times where, as the founder of the #IRespectMusic movement, he continues to fight for music makers’ rights in the digital age. They chat about his album, the correlation between astrophysics and songwriting, ECR Music Group, and much more! Please visit blakemorgan.com for details.

Analog Smile - Jim McCarty (Yardbirds, Renaissance, Box of Frogs)

Analog Smile - Jim McCarty (Yardbirds, Renaissance, Box of Frogs)

June 10, 2022

On this episode of Analog Smile, Sherry speaks with Jim McCarty. Jim is best known for his musical career in the Yardbirds, Renaissance, and Box of Frogs. He has a poignant new book titled “She Walks In Beauty: My Quest For The Bigger Picture”. She Walks In Beauty is the tale of Yardbirds drummer Jim McCarty’s lifelong quest to unravel the mysteries of the world that exist beyond the world in which we live. Beginning with a childhood fascination with the paranormal that only gathered strength as he grew older, this book explores the world hidden just out of reach, the shadows that are just out of sight and the certainty that there is an enduring connection between the living and the dead. Woven in and around his career as a musician, McCarty reflects upon the books and films that signposted his course, and the myriad places to which his curiosity led him, from war-time bomb-sites to public seances, from suburban English healing centers to pilgrimages to India, China and the Himalayas. He looks back at the songs he has written that chart that journey, beginning with the Yardbirds’ “Happenings Ten Years Time Ago,” through to his recent solo work. He recalls the friends and musicians who have joined him on his quest, including Yardbirds vocalist Keith Relf, and Renaissance/Stairway bassist Louis Cennamo. He tells stories… so many stories… of his years in and out of music, forever searching for answers to the questions he had - and, ultimately, finding them. She Walks in Beauty is not the typical rock’n’roll autobiography. There again, Jim McCarty is not the typical rock’n’roller. They have a short and sweet chat about his book and more! Please visit jamesmccarty.com or theyardbirds.com for details.

Analog Smile - Elliot Kendall (Film & Music Publicity & Promotion)

Analog Smile - Elliot Kendall (Film & Music Publicity & Promotion)

June 7, 2022

On this episode of Analog Smile, Sherry speaks with Elliot Kendall. He has been on the periphery of the LA pop scene for several years as a music journalist, archivist, and musician. Kendall worked in A&R for Del-Fi Records (1995-1997), a film composer for Showtime Networks (1997-1998), worked as an adviser on the film The Beach Boys: An American Family. He went on to work for the Universal Music Group (2000-2013), in 2013 he founded EK Media & Marketing. They chat about his career in the music industry, what job everyone should have to make it, and much more! Please visit his LinkedIn page for more information.

Analog Smile - Larry Flick (Vero True Social/Billboard Magazine/SiriusXM)

Analog Smile - Larry Flick (Vero True Social/Billboard Magazine/SiriusXM)

June 5, 2022

On this episode of Analog Smile, Sherry speaks with Larry Flick, an iconic music journalist and curator (Billboard/Sirius XM/Vero True Social). They chat about his career path, biases in the music industry, the one thing he can’t quit in America, and much more! Please visit #NewMusicMoves to discover fresh tunes.

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