Mitch Towne, SRT Band / Terrace Martin / Aloe Blacc

Mitch Towne Organ Player

Mitch Towne is a Grammy-nominated organ and piano player from Omaha, Nebraska USA. Mitch has a fascinating take on seeing success ‘later in life’ and has some great insights on his playing life more broadly. Enjoy!

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

SRT Band 

SRT in action  – Tal Shia

Meeting John ‘JR’ Robinson and recording the album

The benefits of therapy to improve approach to playing

Discussion on left-hand organ bass playing. Yahoo Groups and AOL

Sal Azarelli (who passed away 2016)

Discussion on organ foot pedals

Coming to a successful music career later in life

Stepping up playing ability and playing with ‘better’ players

Marcus Lewis, trombone player, in action

Pat Bianchi – mentor 

Working with Terrace Martin

Mitch in action with Terrace Martin – Push

‘Whole-assing’ versus ‘half-assing’

Mitch’s go-to keyboards

Tag a keyboard player: Pat Bianchi, Nick Semrad

Desert Island Discs:  Snapshot – Joey DeFrancesco, Back to Oakland – Tower of Power, Speak No Evil – Wayne Shorter, 90125 – Yes, The Way It Is – Bruce Hornsby (Don’t forget to check out all our guest’s selections on this page)

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


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