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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):
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, Musicplayer.com forums, and Radio Grande
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