• An Interview With Brian Blade

    June 17, 2008. Posted by Joshua Jackson.

    Brian Blade

    Drummer and composer Brian Blade brings the Fellowship Band to the Village
    Vanguard this week. We are presenting them live on WBGO and NPR Music,
    tomorrow night at 9pm. Don't miss this.

    It's never an easy interview when your guest is a quiet, introspective person.
    But Brian and I share a passion for music made intently and intensely. I
    suppose that's why I love listening to The Fellowship Band. Especially when
    they play at the Village Vanguard.

    Anyway, listen to Brian Blade talk about music. My favorite story? One night,
    just before midnight, Brian biked through the French Quarter in New Orleans.
    He absolutely had to buy a Blind Willie Johnson record before the store closed.
    So Brian gets home, plays the music, and cannot go to bed. The bare sound
    of Johnson and his guitar was haunting. One of many stories you'll find when
    you listen to the interview here.

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