When I first saw the "P!nk: The Funhouse Tour Live In Australia" DVD about 9 years ago I was taken back not only by P!nk's showmanship but also by the tightness and enthusiasm of her band. It was a true pleasure to sit down with Miss Eva Gardner who holds perhaps the biggest, but most certainly the best gig in Pop music today. Eva shares valuable advice about her career playing for not only P!nk, but also other Pop superstars like Cher and Gwen Stefani.
Amos took time out from being a very busy dad and in demand bass player to sit down to discuss everything from loving Classical Music and Heavy Metal growing up, to the current state of pop music, to Britney Spears bass lines, to his main gig playing bass for Taylor Swift. He was also kind enough to play one of his favorite bass parts from Taylor's show and discuss how he prepared for all the world-class guest artists he had to back up on the latest tour. Too much good stuff from this one guy. Fellow bass nerds and music nerds in general, rejoice!
For this first episode I sat down and laughed a lot with my good friend Jim Mayer from Jimmy Buffett and The Coral Reefer Band. We get to hear about everything from Jim's beginnings as an upright bass player in the Jazz scene in St. Louis, competing with his brother who could practice the longest, to stories from his many tours as a Coral Reefer. Toward the end of the episode we get to meet Jim's alter ego, children's entertainer "Uncle Jim". Oh, and we also get a solo bass performance of "Margaritaville".