The Travelling Entertainer

Mike Cameron

The Travelling Entertainer interviews touring musicians and artists about life on the road, or rather, life between the road and the stage. The Travelling Entertainer is a podcast that has conversations with musicians, artists and anyone in the music industry about their experiences travelling the world and how it has changed their lives.
Jeff Girton - International Touring Orchestral ViolinistJeffrey "The Houseman" Clemens - G Love and Special Sauce, Robert Finley, Dan AuerbachJeff Fielder - The Mark Lanegan Band - Amy Ray - Tekla WaterfieldPip from Pip BlomGarrett Dutton aka G. Love (part 2)Garrett Dutton aka G. Love (part 1)Opie Ortiz of The Long Beach Dub Allstars / DubcatChecking In With Aldo Struyf (The Mark Lanegan Band, DJ Aldolino)Checking In with Jimi Jazz of G Love and Special SauceIsobel Campbell (Belle and Sebastian / The Gentle Waves / Mark Lanegan / Solo Artist)Jim Prescott - AKA Jimi Jazz of G Love and Special Sauce (part 2)Jim Prescott - AKA Jimi Jazz of G Love and Special Sauce (part 1 of 2)
The Travelling Entertainer welcomes legendary bass player Jim Prescott, AKA Jimi Jazz of G Love and Special Sauce to the program.Born in Vermont, Jim “Jimi Jazz” Prescott's formative years were spent in various North East and New England towns, completing high school at North Kingstown Senior High School in Rhode Island. At that most important of jazz institutions, the jam session, Prescott met Garrett Dutton, and, with drummer Jeff Clemens, formed G. Love & Special Sauce.In December of 1993 they completed their eponymous debut and the following year began a rigorous world wide touring schedule that would last nearly fifteen years. Highlights include multiple performances at some of the top festival in U.S., Australia, Europe and Asia, notably Glastonbury in the U. K. and the Fuji Rock festival in Japan. While on the HORDE tour in the mid 90's G. Love & Special Sauce acquired their college based following that supports the band to this day. Appearing in several MTV videos including the minor hit “Cold Beverages”, as well as the late night and daytime talk show circuit including, The Jenny Jones Show, Jimmy Kimmel, The Late Late Show, Late Night With Conan O'Brian and David Letterman, along with extensive club touring garnered the group a serious following of a certain age and musical disposition.Prescott's compositions with G. Love & Special Sauce have been featured in multiple major and independent films and television, notably Day Trippers, Cellular, and American Dad. Prescott co-produced major label 8 CD's with the band, working with legends like Dr. John, and producers as varied as Jim Dickinson, T-Ray, Chris D. and Mario C. the innovative Beastie Boys producer.With the experience of working in some of the worlds finest studios, Prescott relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area and created Loft Studios to record some of the jazz and new music coming out of the region at that time. His undeniable sense of style combined with the regional eclecticism in the beginnings of his multifaceted solo work that ranges from adult pop through all of jazz to avant-guard noise art and audio colage.In 2006 Prescott moved to Portland to form JamBox with All Fellas Band alumnus Jonathan Long and expanded his recording mission to the community while beginning a pursuit of his personal vision in film. The JamBox provided technology and space for detailed multi-track digital recording, in a relaxed setting designed for collaboration. Despite the success of multiple recordings and film and video productions JamBox closed in 2010 due to lease issues.After leaving G. Love & Special Sauce in 2008, Prescott returned to musical study with jazz legend Glen Moore, and an extended weekly jam session downtown. He currently collaborates in a variety of groups on string bass, leads his own groups and continues in audio production for film and video. In classic Portland fashion his expression has enlarged to include conceptual art and film making.
Dec 13 2019
51 mins
Robert Pomakov pt. 2 (Musician and Internationally Performing Opera Singer)Robert Pomakov (Musician and Internationally Performing Opera Singer)
The Travelling Entertainer goes to the opera!  Our guest is non other than Robert Pomakov, musician and internationally performing Opera Singer!In the 2019-2020 season, Canadian bass Robert Pomakov makes a number of important house debuts including debuts with Opéra National de Paris as the Bonze in Madama Butterfly directed by Robert Wilson, Den Norske Opera as Gremin in Christof Loy’s production Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin , and Cincinnati Opera as Vodník in Rusalka. He returns to the Metropolitan Opera to cover the roles of Fiesco in Simon Boccenegra and Timur in Turandot. Concert engagements include Beethoven’s Missa Solemnis with the Calgary Philharmonic under the baton of Music Director Rune Bergmann.Mr. Pomakov has been a prize winner in several of the world's premier singing competitions: a finalist in the Queen Elizabeth Competition in Belgium, second place at the Belvedere Competition in Vienna and third place in Plácido Domingo's Operalia.  Mr. Pomakov was decorated with the Simeon, the First Honorary Medal from the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Bulgaria, and with a diploma from the Minister of Culture for his achievements in opera's art and special merit to Bulgarian culture and its dissemination all over the world, an encouragement award in the George London Foundation Competition, an world. Other prizes have included first prize in the Oratorio Society of New York's completion, an award from the Marilyn Horne Foundation Competition, the Victoria Scholars Grant, Second Prize in the Canadian Music Competition, and First Prize in the Kiwanis Music Festival in Toronto.  Pomakov is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music.
Nov 27 2019
55 mins
Dave Lory (Jeff Buckley, Savatage, Allman Brothers Band, Courtney Love)Aldo Struyf (The Mark Lanegan Band, Crayon Sun, Creature With The Atom Brain, Millionaire)Walter Martin (Jonathan Fire* Eater / The Walkmen / Solo Artist) - part 2Walter Martin (Jonathan Fire* Eater / The Walkmen / Songwriter and Solo Artist) part 1 of 2