My guest this week is the superb fiddle player, steel guitarist, sideman and composer David Mansfield. At age 18, David joined Bob Dylan's band for four years, starting with the legendary touring spectacle "Rolling Thunder Revue". He recorded three albums with Dylan and appears on numerous compilations and live albums, including "Biograph" and "Bob Dylan Live 1975 The Bootleg Series Vol. 5". David went on to form The Alpha Band along with fellow Rolling Thunder Review members T-Bone Burnett and Steve Soles. He later produced the soundtrack for numerous films including "Heaven's Gate" and "Year of the Dragon". Enjoy my conversation with David Mansfield, and please subscribe to the podcast for free on iTunes!
Music Makers and Soul Shakers
In March of 2016, I'll be releasing a weekly podcast that delves into the lives, careers and studio experiences of musicians, music producers, and even a few music biz-types who have been involved in excellent music. Some will be artists you recognize, others will be the musicians behind the scenes you may not be aware of, but each one has a great story to tell and brings a perspective to great music that will be of interest to music fans of all kinds. Stay tuned here and subscribe if you'd like to hear each episode as it gets released starting in March!