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The official 'request a guest' thread
#3038395 04/12/20 02:50 AM
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The thread title says it all: is the a keys player you'd love to see on The Keyboard Chronicles. Obviously there's no guarantee of securing any guest but we will try our best smile

Our requirements of guests are very simple: they need to either have a Skype account or be happy to be called on a cell phone or landline in a quiet space. All our interviews are audio only so not even pants are compulsory smile

So comment with any suggestions below with three pieces of info:

1. Name of guest

2. A link to their site or publicly available work (no personal details / emails unless via private message)

3. Why you think they'd be a good guest

Looking forward to your suggestions and YES, suggestions can include fellow forum members!

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I'm sure you remember that I PMed you some names earlier. Those still hold.

The other day, I remembered one that I'm surprised I forgot—Daniel Walker, aka mynameisdanno. He's been with Ann Wilson and Heart for a few years now. He's a great guy and great player, and is touring with a killer rig. Ask him about his solo in Magic Man!


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Dave Holloway #3038552 04/13/20 02:55 PM
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nice choice, Joe. Hey Dave, if you want to follow up on this, hit me up and I'll give you Dan's contact info.


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Originally Posted by davedoerfler
nice choice, Joe. Hey Dave, if you want to follow up on this, hit me up and I'll give you Dan's contact info.
cool I have it too.


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Dave Holloway #3038576 04/13/20 05:02 PM
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Yes please that'd be great via PM if you don't mind smile

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Dave Holloway #3039035 04/16/20 12:48 PM
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Okay, here we go! A few I can think of off the top of my head, in order of least to most famous/potentially hard to reach.

1. Jon Petronzio
2. www.roadman.us
3. JP is a fine example of an American working musician, spending the last two decades touring in bands he's co-founded (Revision) as well as established national acts (John Brown's Body), performing as a solo singer/songwriter/instrumentalist (Roadman), playing regional club dates, and teaching lessons. Also, he is a monster with the left-hand bass.

1. Craig Brodhead and/or Chris Brouwers of Turkuaz
2. Craig's Facebook, Chris's Facebook
3. Craig's mostly known as a guitarist, and Chris plays the trumpet, but they both split their duties pretty much 50/50 with keyboards in Turkuaz, one of the best, tightest bands working these days. Craig generally plays clavinet and synthesizers; Chris covers B3 duties on the other side of the stage, plus even more synthesizers -- often with his left hand, while his right holds his trumpet up to his face.

1. Jenny Conlee of The Decemberists
2. Jenny's Twitter
3. One of the finest orchestrally-minded, play-to-the-song keyboard players of the last twenty years. Her work on Hammond, piano, accordion, synths, and all sorts of weird instruments with keys to complement Colin Meloy's songwriting is full of personality but also just what the doctor ordered, all the time. Also she was on that one episode of Portlandia as "Sparkle Pony."

As long as we're here, might I suggest some more pie-in-the-sky ones, since you've managed to snag some pretty high-profile guests?

Benmont Tench, Page McConnell, John Medeski.

I wasn't really asking your permission, I guess... wink


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Heheh nor should you ask permission smile There are some brilliant suggestions in there, thanks!! I am a MAJOR Decemberists fan and hadn't thought odf approaching Jenny as yet. I have a few people booked so don't be discouraged if you don't see some of your suggestions for a while but trust me they are noted thu

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Originally Posted by David Holloway
I am a MAJOR Decemberists fan and hadn't thought of approaching Jenny as yet.:
See, I knew you had good taste! wink


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samuelblupowitz #3039393 04/18/20 02:22 PM
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Originally Posted by samuelblupowitz
Originally Posted by David Holloway
I am a MAJOR Decemberists fan and hadn't thought of approaching Jenny as yet.:
See, I knew you had good taste! wink

Well at least in some respects grin

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Just an update and a thanks to everyone for the suggestions so far - I have quite a few irons in the fire with guests, so watch this space. I might also do a post on securing guests soonish thu


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