Steve Nathan, Tim McGraw / Mark Knopfler / Lionel Richie (Part 2)

Steve Nathan Nashville

Over the past 40+ years, Steve Nathan has worked with some of the biggest and best in the music industry (here’s the full list). In this second of two parts (Part 1 is here) we delve into Steve’s incredible career further, get some great insights into developing as a musician and of course Steve’s desert island discs and keyboard players he admires. Please note: although Steve did work extensively with Mark Knopfler and Lionel Richie, we didn’t get time to discuss those artists – yet.

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Discussion topics covered during the show (links will open in new tab):

Working with Keith Urban

Steve playing Tonight I Wanna Cry – Keith Urban

Steve playing Something Like That – Tim McGraw (which incidentally turned out to be the most played song on the radio in the US for the first decade of the 2000s)

Steve playing Whenever You’re Ready – Mary Chapin Carpenter  

Working with Olivia Newton-John

Working with Jimmy Barnes

Steve playing Mustang Sally – Jimmy Barnes

Working with Troy Cassar-Daley

Steve playing on the Troy Cassar-Daley Freedom Ride sessions

Steve lists some of the favourite albums / sessions he’s worked on

Steve talks on one of his most favourite sessions ever: Herb Jeffries (The Bronze Buckaroo)

Herb Jeffries – Flamingo

Herb Jeffries – Tumblin’ Tumbleweeds (from album Steve played on)

Mary Chapin Carpenter – The Dreaming Road

Hot Wired – Brent Mason

Tony Joe White – Closer to the Truth

Tips / thoughts for players

Steve’s go-to synths and his former mega-rig

Mink DeVille – Italian Shoes

Tag a keyboard player: Rai Thistlethwayte, Matt Rollings, Gordon Mote, Dave Cohen, Reese Wynans

Desert Island Discs: Live – Donny Hathaway, Genius + Soul = Jazz – Ray Charles, Little Susie – Ray Bryant, This Here and Dat Dere (songs) – Bobby Timmons, a Herb Jeffries album.

Thanks to our supporters for this episode: Brother Paul Brown , forums, Tammy Katchur’s Musical Stew and Radio Grande

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