Don Was


In Episode 16 Eric talks with Grammy-winning producer turned record executive Don Was. After decades of recording with Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and others, Don accepted his first “real job” when he succeeded the legendary Bruce Lundvall as President of Blue Note Records.  

Don and Eric discuss how they balance analog and digital methods when recording with younger artists, the influence of Detroit’s jazz and motown scene on Don as a kid, the spiritual experience of performing Grateful Dead songs with the original members (which Don does as part of Bob Weir’s The Wolf Brothers), and a lot more.  

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Eric Krasno Plus One is presented by Osiris Media. All original music by Eric Krasno. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Audio Production by Matt Dwyer. Produced by Ben Baruch of 11E1even Group.


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