Episode 32 – Jennifer Hartswick

Seth and Rob discuss the death of Chris Cornell and curious decisions made in the wake of the cancellation of the Pemberton Music Festival. Then they discuss Atlanta’s fantastic SweetWater 420 Festival before giving way to an interview with singer/trumpeter/songwriter Jennifer Hartswick which was recorded during this same festival. Hartswick explains how a Nigel Hall-arranged gig at Tipitina’s in New Orleans led to her recent collaboration with supreme bassist, Christian McBride. The two immediately became friends, and after a few months were in Trey Anastasio’s “Barn” recording studio working in a trio format with guitarist Nick Cassarino. We get some stories from this session, including the unusual way she talked McBride into recording a duet with her. We also hear about how her childhood in a strong musical family, and then high school years in an musically excellent rural Vermont school would lead her to musicians and future band mates like Dave Grippo and Trey Anastasio. She also tells of how she was invited into the Trey Anastasio Band, how she created of some of that band’s signature songs, as well as offers some insight into her various collaborations w/ Umphrey’s McGee and other bands. The hour’ish long interview traverses many other topics, including Hartswick commenting on her sit-ins with Phish, the many, sometimes offensive offers she and band mate, trombonist Natalie Cressman have received to play in all-women and other bands and Turner even tells Hartswick an affecting story about her own husband, bassist Chris Chew. Before wrapping up the episode, Seth reads a couple of emails from careful listeners who noticed subtle errors Rob made during Episode 31. wTnS is Produced by Rob Turner and Engineered by Josh Thane of Wonder Dog Sounds (wonderdogsounds.com) Inside Out w/ Turner and Seth: insideoutwtns.com Twitter: @InsideoutWTNS Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/insideoutwtns Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/insideoutwTnS