Questlove joins award-winning guitarist/producer Eric Krasno on his special new podcast series. Presented by Osiris Media, ERIC KRASNO PLUS ONE sees the renowned musician hosting a one-of-a-kind interview series exploring the lives and work of some of his closest friends and musical collaborators.
In episode 11, Krasno welcomes his friend Questlove on part one of a two part episode. Questlove joins Krasno from his home in upstate New York to talk about learning to make beats on his computer during the lockdown, dealing with procrastination, and what he’s writing in his new book. Questlove recalls the time that Miles Davis appeared at his high school, what happened when he discovered Prince at the same time his parents discovered Christianity, and how The Roots got started.
Krasno plays the track “Proceed” by The Roots, at the end of the episode.
Ahmir Khalib Thompson aka “Questlove” hails from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was born January 20, 1971. He is a drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur, designer, New York Times bestselling and James Beard Award-nominated author, and cofounder of Philadelphia’s most influential hip-hop group, the Roots. He is the musical director for The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, where the Roots serve as the house band, and a four-time Grammy Award-winning musician. He is also an adjunct professor at the NYU Tisch School of the Arts.
For nearly two decades, Krasno has been an omnipresent figure in popular music, from his virtuosic, innovative guitar playing with Soulive and Lettuce (both of which he co-founded) to his GRAMMY® Award-winning work as a producer and songwriter for artists like Norah Jones, Tedeschi Trucks, 50 Cent, Talib Kweli, Aaron Neville, and Allen Stone, to name but a few. As if that weren’t enough, the New York-based artist has proven an invaluable session player and touring musician alongside the likes of the Rolling Stones, Dave Mathews Band, John Mayer, Oteil & Friends, and The Roots.
Along with their work together on stage and in the studio, Krasno has spent countless hours sharing stories with these incredible artists and these intimate moments have become some of his most cherished memories. ERIC KRASNO PLUS ONE now allows fans everywhere to join behind-the-scenes conversations, with topics spanning early inspirations to discussions about the state of the music industry, the challenges of life on the road, and much more. For music, upcoming tour dates, and additional information, please visit www.erickrasno.com.
Ep 1: Dave Matthews (OUT NOW)
Ep 2: Laura Lee (OUT NOW)
Ep 3. Marcus King (OUT NOW)
Ep 4: Chris Robinson (OUT NOW)
Ep 5: Emily King (OUT NOW)
Ep 6: John Mayer (OUT NOW)
Ep 7: Mac Ayres (OUT NOW)
Ep 8: John Scofield (OUT NOW)
Ep 9: Alan Evans (OUT NOW)
Ep 10: Derek Trucks (OUT NOW)
Ep. 11: Questlove Part 1 (AIRS TODAY)
Ep. 12: Questlove Part 2
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