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Greg Smith is the percussionist and harmonica player for the legendary
Boulevard Blues. He chats about the history of the cajon and an
unique way of playing the instrument. He designed the Clarisse which
is a percussion instrument that he named after a fan of the band. We
learn that he started out on classical guitar and that he has a lot of
other qualities having worked in disco business, sales, printing and
photo industries among other. Greg chats about performing with Dale
Collins and Rob Thomson to name but a few, a Boulevard Blues European
tour and many more. He also tells us an interesting story of how he
once got commissioned to put together a Mexican Mariachi band for the
TV series, Warrior without knowing what a Mexican Mariachi band is and
how it turned out to be a huge success.
Louis Awerbuck speel gereeld harmonica vir Gert Vlok Nel asook Die Wasgoedlyn. Hy het al saam met kunstenaars soos Bacchus Nel, die legendariese Piet Botha en vele meer opgetree. Louis bevind homself in die interessante ewewig van ‘n ywerige musiek ondersteuner sowel as speler. Ons vind uit dat hierdie seldsame, dog eerbare balans tussen die twee van kardinale belang vir ons uiters eiesoortige musiekindustrie is. Louis is ‘n kliniese sielkundige wat ‘n privaat praktyk in Stellenbosch bedryf. Ons gesels ook ‘n bietjie oor sy werk met die prestasievermoë van sportlui, in die polisiediens en howe, alhoewel sy loopbaan in die sielkunder veel wyer strek as bloot dit. Hy vertel ons ook van die groot oomblikke toe hy vir Willie Nelson ontmoet het en dit uit gedraai het as veel meer as net ‘n handdruk en ‘n foto.
Craig Viljoen is a remarkable guitarist who played for Gian Groen’s
band Spinnekop, he also jammed with Theo Crous before The
Springbok Nude Girls was formed. He is an extremely talented and
versatile song writer. He applies his skills to the heaviest riffs
and solo’s on the one hand and pop music on the other. Craig V is an
entertainer of note with his acoustic interpretations of hard rock and
metal songs from bands like Pantera and Rammstein to name but a few.
The Steezies is a large, energetic group of musicians with a very particular goal of unifying people from different walks of life. We chat about Ghetto Sessions, a musical endeavor, they helped shaped in order to pursue this goal. Katie and George tells us how the band, very organically emerged and evolved in two years from the two of them making music in their room to a full force Afro/funk/indie band who have graced festival stages such as Up the Creek, STRAB, Splashy Fen, Off the Grid and many more. George helps us to understand the ethos and sound of the band by revealing some of the interesting twists and turns his life journey took from growing up in rural Kwazulu Natal to studying in Scotland. We learn that they share members with Nomadic Orchestra and they also tell us about interesting buddy bands of The Steezies such as Flying Bantu from Zimbabwe and Sounds of the South of Khayelitsha. Download and stream their debut EP, Snorting lines of Turmeric from all major online platforms.