Kevin Gastonguay, Cory Wong / Solo Artist


Kevin Gastonguay is a pianist and composer from Minnesota and now based in Nashville. Kevin has gained has gained well-deserved recognition for his work with jazz guitarist Cory Wong, with whom he records and tours internationally. In addition to his collaborations with Wong, Kevin has played in a range of bands and continues to release his own work regularly. All of this and more is covered in this episode so enjoy!

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

Kevin’s past year of touring and moving to Nashville

Kevin in action in France on the most recent Cory Wong tour

Kevin’s musical upbringing

The Minneapolis music scene

One example of an amazing Kevin Gastonguay solo

Playing in Dr Mambo’s Combo

Kevin in action with Dr Mambo’s Combo

Kevin playing with Nooky Jones

Kevin’s song Busted Toof with New Sound Underground

Kevin’s hot tip for sleeping better on tour 

Working with the band Pizza Coupon

Joining / evolving with Cory Wong

Approach to working up songs and performing them when on tour with Cory Wong

Tour of Kevin’s home studio keyboard rig

Thoughts on Nord Stage 4

Kevin Gastonguay – I Wear My Face on My Head

Kevin Gastonguay – Last Place Dreamer

Kevin Gastonguay – Legend of the Vigilant Cranes

Tag a Keyboard Player: Larry Goldings (definitely on our bucket list – please consider us Larry!)

Desert Island Discs: Largo – Brad Mehldau, Flood – Herbie Hancock, Heavy Weather – Weather Report

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