Disco Biscuits’ Jon Barber Launches New Osiris Podcast

Osiris is thrilled to announce the launch of a new podcast, Touchdowns All Day—hosted by Jon “Barber” Gutwillig of The Disco Biscuits. This new show takes fans of the Biscuits deep into the band’s improvisations with Jon Barber offering his commentary and analysis. But it’s not just the Biscuits that are discussed—Jon talks about other music he’s listening to and other things on his mind.

“Touchdowns All Day is representative of the kind of podcast that can deepen the connection between an artist and their fans,” said RJ Bee, CEO of Osiris. “I think fans are going to enjoy hearing Jon analyze jams to add a layer of depth and understanding to what happens on stage. This is the first of many Osiris podcasts that will feature great artists, so stay tuned for more.”

You can listen to the first three episodes of Touchdowns All Day with Jon Barber and subscribe here.

New show The Drop and CashorTrade Partnership Announced

The Drop

We’re happy to announce the launch of The Drop, a weekly video news show hosted by our friend Amar Sastry. Check out our first episode above and subscribe to our YouTube page so you don’t miss an episode. New episodes drop every Sunday morning.

The Drop will be accompanied by a podcast with the same name, which will expand on the news and include Osiris podcast highlights, festival previews and coverage, artist interviews and much more. Please check out our first episode here.

The Drop is brought to you by CashorTrade. As a reminder, Osiris works in media partnership with JamBase.


Osiris today announced a partnership with CashorTrade, a social network where fans buy, sell and trade tickets at face value.

Born from the same love and passion for music, Osiris and CashorTrade both dedicate themselves to enriching the live music experience for their fans. “Osiris provides a new level of depth for fans,” says Jonny Adler, Director of Business Development at CashorTrade. “The same fans who are committed to the face value movement—the ones who want to share experiences, not make profit on tickets—are the same fans interested in diving deep into Osiris podcasts.”

As noted above, the near term focus of the partnership will be our new podcast and video series, The Drop.

“We’re living in a world where emails flood your inbox and music news gets lost in the mix,” says Osiris CEO RJ Bee.

“Podcasts are a new and exciting medium for content,” says CashorTrade founder and CEO Brando Rich. “Osiris is bringing a level of humanity to the discussion in a way that a blog article or social media post can’t.”

For more information on The Drop and the Osiris x CashorTrade partnership, visit www.cashortrade.org or contact Taylor Esche at taylor@cashortrade.org.

Osiris Media and JamBase Announce Partnership

osiris-tab-1Osiris Media, an expanding network of music and culture podcasts, today announced a new strategic partnership with popular music news site JamBase. The alliance between Osiris and JamBase will provide enhanced music conversation and commentary for JamBase visitors, and expanded insights into all aspects of live music for Osiris’ listeners and fans.

The newly revamped JamBase homepage offers enhanced digital integration bringing fans easier and faster access to Osiris podcasts. The partnership includes the addition of The JamBase Podcast to the Osiris podcast network.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with JamBase,” said RJ Bee, Osiris CEO. “They are the best source of live music news, and they’re focused on connecting music fans with the music they love, which directly overlaps with what we’re doing. We think this partnership will improve music fans’ experience with the bands they love. And we’re looking forward to bringing The JamBase Podcast into our network as well.”

“Osiris brings together an impressive roster of cultural and music-centric podcasts and JamBase is thrilled to become their media partner,” said JamBase CEO David Onigman. “We look forward to highlighting Osiris podcasts through a newly designed fixed module located on our homepage that now features a section devoted to podcasts. The integration of the Osiris network of podcasters into the newly redesigned JamBase homepage will add significant value to our audience by sparking relevant conversations about cultural events and providing increased access to their favorite artists and bands. We are elated to have The JamBase Podcast join the ranks of the other fine podcasts in the Osiris network.”  

In addition to being a leading publisher of live music news, JamBase is home to a robust database of show listings, ticket information and personalization tools for fans to track their favorite bands and venues. JamBase also supports the world’s most comprehensive database of music festival information regarding lineups, dates, locations and tickets. The JamBase Podcast launched in 2017 and has featured interviews with Warren Haynes, Bruce Hornsby, Chris Robinson and many others from the jam scene and beyond.

About Osiris Media

Osiris Media was co-founded in 2018 by Phish lyricist and podcaster Tom Marshall and RJ Bee, co-creator of the Helping Friendly Podcast. Since its launch, Osiris has grown into a media company that uses podcasts, video and live experiences to create connections between fans, artists and like-minded companies. Osiris’ collection of podcasts focus on genres with passionate fans—starting with jam bands, indie rock, bluegrass, folk and classic rock, while also exploring other genres.

About JamBase

Established in 1998, JamBase is the premier online destination for fans of live music that attracts over 700,000 visitors each month. By providing the largest database of show listings and ticket information, authoritative editorial content and personalization tools for users, JamBase connects fans with the music they love and empowers them to go see live music. JamBase and its mobile apps provide music fans easily searchable up-to-date news and information regarding tour dates, festival lineups, album releases, show reviews and more.

“Anatomy of a Jam” creator Amar Sastry joins Osiris

We hope you’ve seen the “Anatomy of a Jam” videos created by Amar Sastry. He’s now part of the Osiris network, which means you can find all of his videos on our site. But more importantly, we’ll be working with Amar on some new music-related video projects.

“The future of media consumption is video, and we’re striving to stay ahead of the curve,” said RJ Bee, CEO of Osiris. “Amar’s attention to detail, knowledge and passion make him a perfect partner for Osiris. We’re going to be bringing a lot of exciting new video content to you, so stay tuned.”

Subscribe to our YouTube page if you haven’t already. And you can watch the “Anatomy of a Jam” about the Island Tour “Roses are Free” here.

Top classic rock podcast joins Osiris

We’re happy to welcome Osiris’s first classic rock podcast, Rock N Roll Archaeology, to the network. The podcast—part history, part documentary, all music—brings a unique perspective on classic rock to our listeners.

Rock N Roll Archaeology is an episodic overview of the history of rock music. The show is carefully researched, fully scripted and highly produced, with music, storytelling, commentary and more. Recent episodes include a look at the San Francisco music scene of 1967, the Beatles’ 1966 tour, Otis Redding, Jimi Hendrix and lots more. Rock N Roll Archaeology was the #1 music podcast on iTunes in 2018.

“Rock N Roll Archaeology is a great example of what a podcast can achieve, in terms of production value, research and storytelling,” said RJ Bee, CEO of Osiris. “Classic rock is a cornerstone of American music, and we’re excited to expand into new genres that our listeners care about, while focusing on content that delights and informs.”

You can listen to all episodes of Rock N Roll Archaeology and subscribe here.

Top Osiris podcasts of 2018

As we wind down the first year for Osiris, we wanted to share some the top episodes of our podcasts below.

Under the Scales features Tom Marshall and RJ Bee interviewing Trey Anastasio about the 20th anniversary of Story of the Ghost, the Baker’s Dozen, Jon Fishman, and the only three rock n’ roll photos he has in his house.. You can also read a full, illustrated transcript of that interview here.

Dead to Me hears from guitarist Neal Casal about his music and his Grateful Dead journey. You probably know Neal from his playing with Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Circles Around the Sun, but he has also collaborated with Cass McCombs’ Skiffle Players, Beachwood Sparks, Phil Lesh, and Bob Weir.

Amigos Pod talks with legendary comedian Artie Lange. Artie discusses everything from Bruce Springsteen and comedy, to The Grateful Dead, addiction, his years on Howard, and his first time doing standup.

No Simple Road brings Adam MacDougall, the keyboardist for Circles Around The Sun, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood and more to the show. They talk about his love of Funkadelic, creating five hours of new music for Fare Thee Well on the fly, joining The Black Crowes and then Chris Robinson Brotherhood, mimosas and laundry.

Relix Audio Hour revisits Jimi Hendrix’s “Electric Ladyland” for the 50th  anniversary of the album. Host Jesse Lauter digs into the creation of the guitar god’s studio masterpiece with engineer/mixer Eddie Kramer and Hendrix historian John McDermott.

Road To Now features Bob Crawford exploring the outsize life of one of America’s folk heroes, visiting the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Bob and Ben discuss the experiences that shaped Guthrie and the legacy he left for those of us today.  

Inside Out wTnS talks with guitar phenom Billy Strings. Billy talks about his musical influences, his touring life, his new album, learning music from his father and more.

The Sound features Rob Baracco of Dark Star Orchestra. Rob talks about his tenure with DSO, the Phil Lesh quintet and mastering the parts of four iconic keyboard players of the Grateful Dead.

Beyond the Pond talks with Grayson Haver Currin for a wide-ranging conversation about music, travel, current festival trends, and how formative songwriters can regain their past glory.

Phemale-Centrics chats with Carl Gerhard, trumpeter with the Giant Country Horns and a guest of Phish since 1988. Carl shares stories about Page and Carl’s battle of the bands in high school and how they got their Giant Country Horns tuxedos for the July 1991 shows.

Brokedown Podcast brings you an interview with Phil Cook, an excellent musician, Deadhead and human. Phil talks about his new album, “People Are My Drug,” and his band, The Guitarheels. They also talk about his work with Hiss Golden Messenger.

Helping Friendly Podcast launches into a two-part breakdown of one of the biggest months in Phish history, December 1995. Joined by two special guests, RJ, Jonathan and Matt go through each show of that month with plenty of music and discussion.

GuitarCast examines how the Grateful Dead has influenced“Game of Thrones.” Author DF Lovett offers insight into the many connections between The Grateful Dead and “A Song of Ice and Fire,” the literary saga that is the source material for the show. Lovett’s Grateful Dead panel from Con of Thrones 2018 is included in the second half of this episode.

Alternate Routes with Jesse Jarnow brings you some “September sounds” for that month, with new music from a bunch of great up-and-coming bands. This episode is filled with brilliant 12-string acoustic guitar, pedal steel, puppet opera dreams, new jazz, & double-drummer thunder.

Dark Blue interviews artist Pictureplane about his life in the DIY music community, the demonization of artists, the potential of psychedelics and the tragic loss of  his friend, the musician Lil Peep.

Daddy Unscripted goes deep with former MLB pitcher Ryan Dempster about his baseball career, his upbringing and his experience as a father.

Fear of a Craft Beer Planet discusses beer, the state of microbrewing, and the history of America’s most recognizable pale ale with Sierra Nevada founder Ken Grossman.

Southern Songs and Stories features a discussion with The Steel Wheels about bringing new life to songs close to a century old, the push and pull of wanting to make music, while also wanting to address the massive divides between us and help build community.  And there’s a lot of their live set from the festival.

God Ween Evan prepares for Evan’s upcoming baptism by Boognish at The Capitol Theater, and takes a journey from Hell and to The Palace of Vice, meeting his wife and The Freak along the way.

Welcome to the Party, Pal interviews “Wild Wild Country” film editor Neil Meiklejohn, who brilliantly co-craftedthi intriguing tale and fascinating case study of a controversial cult leader.Their conversation delves into topical issues of immigration, the divide between church and state, and human’s instinctual desire for community.

Which is Better debates two of the biggest Christmas movies ever—Home Alone and Die Hard. Join comedians Brad Edwards, Sean Parrott, and Gary Fletcher as they discuss booby traps, bad guys and Bruce Willis! If you’ve ever been Home Alone or found yourself in a shootout with terrorists, then grab your Talkboy and listen to this episode, you filthy animals!

Thank you so much for your support. This has been an amazing year for Osiris, and we’re looking forward to many more. Send us thoughts, feedback and questions via Twitter, Facebook or email (info at osirispod dot com).