Thursday, December 21, 2017

The Jukebox Graduate (Episode 05): A Hairy Spector Christmas




After a bit of a sabbatical Dave and Eugene sit down at Mystery Ship studios for the 5th episode of The Jukebox Graduate. The talkative twosome discuss Dave’s move into his new house, Eugene’s great time at the Heritage Festival in Iowa, music anachronisms in film, a visit to the Birthplace of Country Music museum in Bristol TN, hecklers, holiday music, Tom Petty, and their favorite music from 2017 (Masseduction by St. Vincent in particular).

    

In this episode we will hear from the Salty Dogs, the Cactus Blossoms, JD McPherson, Nikki Lane, Jack Tempchin, Greg Collier, Lou Rawls, Band Aid, Kendrick Lamar, and St. Vincent.

     

Speaking of Jack Tempchin... WE HAVE A CONTEST! The fine folks over at Blue √Član Records have offered up a vinyl LP of Jack's latest release to give away to a Jukebox Graduate listener! Listen for the trivia question within Episode 05. If you think you know the answer, shoot an email over to Dave.Rayburn@TheJukeboxGraduate.com. Your name will be dropped in a hat, and we'll draw a winner live during our taping of Episode 06 at the end of January. Best of luck!

If you REALLY dug this particular episode, here is our companion Spotify playlist that puts to music nearly everything that we touched upon. Dig in and discovery something you've never heard before. That's what it's all about!


This episode of The Jukebox Graduate is brought to you by Satellite Amplifiers.

In between episodes, be sure to catch Eugene Edwards on tour with Dwight Yoakam at a venue near you!

Also, head over to Discussions Magazine to read Dave Rayburn's recent Q&A with Dean Wareham of Luna.

For general inquiries, questions, comments, song submission requests, promotional considerations, or if you just want to jib-jab, SEND US AN EMAIL! Thanks for tuning in! Please spread the word and share this podcast with your music friends!

Friday, October 20, 2017

The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

Graduates, you've been a patient and loyal audience, and we really appreciate it. Said patience will soon pay off as a brand new episode of The Jukebox Graduate will be delivered to you shortly.

Just tending to some behind the scenes business, but don't you worry. We're not going anywhere. We've some great topics and choice music ready to go for Episode 05, and we'll also have a nice contest giveaway for you die hard music fans! Plus, there's always the possibility of a surprise studio guest to go along with the usual shenanigans that Dave and Eugene bring to the table.

Stay tuned, friends!

Friday, August 11, 2017

The Jukebox Graduate (Episode 04): The House That Built Elvis




Episode four of The Jukebox Graduate is a good old-fashioned conversation about music and how it makes us think. After explaining why JohnStamos does the intro Eugene Edwards talks about his visit to Elvis's childhood home. Cindy Wasserman briefly graces the show to introduce a song by her band Dead Rock West, plus we get to hear a track from the Sadies. After that the guys discuss how music has influenced their politics.

    

Dave Rayburn and Eugene go over new releases by Lana Del ReyLordeLukas Nelson, and the new duet album by Shelby Lynne & Allison Moorer.

     

Dave spotlights the Noise Noise Noise Records label and a new release by Andrew Liles. Then things get weird as the guys chat about "Frankie Teardrop" by Suicide.

And speaking of suicide, they talk about the price of fame.

If you REALLY dug this particular episode, here is our companion Spotify playlist that puts to music nearly everything that we touched upon. Dig in and discovery something you've never heard before. That's what it's all about!


This episode of The Jukebox Graduate is brought to you by Satellite Amplifiers.

In between episodes, be sure to catch Eugene Edwards on tour with Dwight Yoakam at a venue near you!

Also, head over to Discussions Magazine to read Dave Rayburn's recent Q&A with Robyn Hitchcock.

For general inquiries, questions, comments, song submission requests, promotional considerations, or if you just want to jib-jab, SEND US AN EMAIL! Thanks for tuning in! Please spread the word and share this podcast with your music friends!

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Jukebox Graduate (Episode 03): My Rock 'n' Roll Dreams



In the third episode of The Jukebox Graduate, Dave Rayburn and Eugene Edwards welcome Brian Whelan into Pollywood Studios for a fun-filled fragment of their ongoing discussion of all things music. You'll hear about the history between Brian and Eugene and how Brian soldiered through life changes to produce his two great albums, Decider and Sugarland. You'll also hear some cuts from those albums and a live in-studio performance of a brand new song.

Brian Whelan "Decider"     Brian Whelan "Sugarland"

Then the guys discuss the new Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band reissue, music from 1967, the Velvet Underground, Bob Seger, Frankie Ballard, Jason Isbell's new album, Nashville, the responsibility of country music and the time Brian played piano for Chuck Berry.

 The Beatles "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"     Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit "The Nashville Sound"

They also go over new music from Dan Auerbach, Portugal the Man, Richard Edwards, Roger Waters, Jesse Dayton, Jaime Wyatt and Fanfarlo.

If you REALLY dug this particular episode, here is our companion Spotify playlist that puts to music nearly everything that we touched upon. Dig in and discovery something you've never heard before. That's what it's all about!


This episode of The Jukebox Graduate was brought to you by Satellite Amplifiers with special thanks to Alex Geringas and Karam Salem. Again, many thanks to Brian Whelan for spending some time in the studio with us!

In between episodes, be sure to catch Eugene Edwards on tour with Dwight Yoakam at a venue near you!

Also, head over to Discussions Magazine to read Dave Rayburn's recent Q&A with Mike Watt.

For general inquiries, questions, comments, song submission requests, promotional considerations, or if you just want to jib-jab, SEND US AN EMAIL! Thanks for tuning in! Please spread the word and share this podcast with your music friends!

Monday, April 17, 2017

The Jukebox Graduate (Episode 02): Remember, This Is Important (To Me)!



From Pollywood Studios in Eagle Rock, California it's the second episode of The Jukebox Graduate. Dave Rayburn and Eugene Edwards discuss why Chuck Berry matters, how Willie Nelson and X remind us of singularity and legacy, NAMM 2017, and the 10th annual Record Store Day.

Chuck     God's Problem Child

We listen to tracks from Tift Merritt and Abel Franco, and we discuss the new stuff that has been filling our ears. Amongst all this we will hear drops from just about everyone we've mentioned as well as Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello, and the Chi-Lites.

Sin Palabras     Stitch Of The World

If you REALLY dug this particular episode, here is our companion Spotify playlist that puts to music nearly everything that we touched upon. Dig in and discovery something you've never heard before. That's what it's all about!


This episode of the Jukebox Graduate was brought to you by Satellite Amplifiers with special thanks to Alex Geringas, Karam Salem, Yep Roc Records and Redeye Worldwide.

Additionally, we'd like to spend a special shout out to the following for their participation in our Record Store Day segment:

Jack Bell (who also happens to have a new book in the works)
Sean Bohrman at Burger Records
Chris Brown at Bull Moose
Craig Doucette
at Table Five Records
Rand Foster at Fingerprints Music
Dave James at Factory Records
Geoff Leamon
at Left Of The Dial Records
Parker Macy at Creme Tangerine
Steve Petit
Matt Smith

Craig Swedin (music industry legend)

Also, head over to Discussions Magazine to read Dave's recent Q&A with Tift Merritt.

In between episodes, be sure to catch Eugene Edwards on tour with Dwight Yoakam at a venue near you!

For general inquiries, questions, comments, song submission requests, promotional considerations, or if you just want to jib-jab, SEND US AN EMAIL! Thanks for tuning in! Please spread the word and share this podcast with your music friends!

Monday, March 13, 2017

The Jukebox Graduate (Episode 01): We're Jukebox Graduates. Do You Know What That Means?



In this first episode of The Jukebox Graduate, Dave Rayburn and Eugene Edwards discuss how music has been a guiding light in their lives, how they met, the first moment that they caught the bug, how they consume music, what they can still learn from great records, the losses of 2016, the unknowable legacy of rock and roll, and the relevance of outtakes. After listening to a new Chuck Prophet song they discuss other recent releases from Ryan Adams, Joseph, LP, Bash & Pop, Porcelain Raft, Allison Crutchfield, John Mayer, Ron Gallo, Strand of Oaks, Dawes, Sturgil Simpson and Ty Segall. They close out with a song from Wesley Stace (formerly John Wesley Harding) backed by the Jayhawks.

Bobby Fuller Died For Your Sins      Wesley Stace's John Wesley Harding

Somehow in the midst of all of that we hear a little bit of Russell Scott & His Red Hots, Jason Isbell, David Bowie, Elvis Presley, and Bob Dylan & the Band.

Killer CombinationSomething More Than Free

If you REALLY dug this particular episode, here is our companion Spotify playlist that puts to music nearly everything that we touched upon. Dig in and discovery something you've never heard before. That's what it's all about!


This episode of The Jukebox Graduate was brought to you by Satellite Amplifiers with thanks to Yep Roc Records and Redeye Worldwide.

Head over to Discussions Magazine to read Dave's recent Q&A with Wesley Stace.

In between episodes, be sure to catch Eugene Edwards on tour with Dwight Yoakam at a venue near you!

For general inquiries, questions, comments, song submission requests, promotional considerations, or if you just want to jib-jab, SEND US AN EMAIL! Thanks for tuning in! Please spread the word and share this podcast with your music friends!

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Two more days...

Do you study album credits? Do you sit in your driveway waiting to hear the rest of a good song? Get annoyed when someone refers to "Baba O'Riley" as "Teenage Wasteland?" You may want to listen to the monthly Jukebox Graduate podcast that longtime friends Eugene Edwards (Dwight Yoakam) and Dave Rayburn cohost. It will be two friends talking about music with guests and an attempt to share our discoveries and experiences. Sometimes music helps us understand our world, sometimes ourselves. This show is about that and much more. We will also listen to and discuss new releases that excite us! With each episode we will provide a companion soundtrack on Spotify that will feature things that are mentioned. Please join us!

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Jukebox Graduate is coming!!

THE JUKEBOX GRADUATE PODCAST... AT LAST!


DEBUTING MARCH 13, 2017

TUNE IN MONDAY MORNING!

Special thanks to

Sunday, January 1, 2017

The Jukebox Graduate's Best Of 2016!

The hosts of The Jukebox Graduate are pleased to present a playlist featuring the the very best music from this past year!


Yes, 2016 reared it's ugly head and posed a threat to take away everything that we believe in and look to for inspiration. Our musical heroes. However, in the usual manner, MUSIC presented us with an escape... a form of comfort... and a reason to go on. It always does. This year, with all it's woes, was no exception.

And, with that, here are the songs that we found were played most on our Jukebox in 2016:


We hope you enjoy these selections and that they spark an interest in your own world to seek out music you never knew existed. That's part of what we aim to do with our show, and hopefully we've done a little of that right here.


2016 gave so much back to us... let's hope for more of the same in 2017!

Stay tuned...
Dave & Eugene