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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 – Tumblin’ Tumbleweeds (from album Steve played on)
Mary Chapin Carpenter – The Dreaming Road
Tony Joe White – Closer to the Truth
Tips / thoughts for players
Steve’s go-to synths and his former mega-rig
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 , Musicplayer.com forums, Tammy Katchur’s Musical Stew and Radio Grande
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