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Lanny is a music-obsessed member of the Community Idea Stations' staff.  His favorite bands/artists include Phish, The Grateful Dead/Jerry Garcia, Medeski Martin and Wood, Gillian Welch, Mary Halvorson, Bill Frisell, Ween, Tortoise and The Hot Seats.  Lanny has been known to play Caribbean melodies on the Irish tenor banjo.

Articles by Lanny Fields

Interview: Talking Jazz Is PHSH with Drummer Adam Chase

Jazz Is PHSH is a tribute band that takes the music of Phish and re-imagines it in the form of horn-driven instrumentals.  In the words of drummer Adam Chase, “Jazz Is PHSH is where Sun Ra meets Herbie Hancock.  It's funky and experimental with a variety of styles that blend in a world of fusion.” Jazz Is PHSH will be at The Broadberry on December 18.

Read on for more of my interview with Adam.

Ooh, Baby, Ooh-ee - A New Book of Bob Dylan's Lyrics, 1961-2012

The news of Bob Dylan winning the Nobel prize for literature inspired me to check out 1967’s low-key but enduring John Wesley Harding, an album I had long overlooked. Many of the songs on JWH were already familiar, including All Along the Watchtower, but I was immediately struck by track 2. As I Went Out One Morning was a cut I had never heard before.

Interview with Marco Benevento: How an Old Piano Helped Inspire His New Album

Pianist Marco Benevento first gained attention as one-half of the Benevento/Russo Duo, his instrumental indie/jam partnership with drummer Joe Russo. Although he and Russo continue to collaborate frequently in various ensembles, Benevento is now several years into a solo career that has seen him develop into a full-on entertainer: incorporating vocals, synths and dance-rock into his live shows and recordings. His newest album, The Story of Fred Short, came out earlier this year.

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