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"Facility can inform your creativity but it’s not where the creativity comes from.”

In Shat Talk Episode 005 I spoke with three time Grammy Award-winning guitarist and composer Bob Lanzetti who is releasing his debut record Whose Feet are These That are Walking on September 29.

Whose Feet are These That are Walking consists of six original compositions written over an 8-year period, as well as a cover of the Beach Boys’ single ‘Caroline No.’ This instrumental record organically melds together a variety of genres including Americana, Jazz, Avant-garde, Rock, Afro-beat, and Country. The compositions are melodic and “tuneful,” with the guitar acting, at times, more as a lead vocalist than a lead guitarist.

Whose Feet are These That are Walking features Bob Lanzetti on electric, acoustic, baritone, and hammertone guitars and piano, Philip Sterk on pedal steel guitar, Matt Aronoff on bass, and Jordan Perlson on drums. Additionally, several tracks include different guest musicians including members of Snarky Puppy (Cory Henry and Michael League). Having played together in a variety of settings for over 10 years, the band is able to move as one, effortlessly changing styles as well as weaving between composition and improvisation. Whose Feet are These That are Walking is set to be released on September 29th with a US tour to follow.

All songs composed by Bob Lanzetti except “Caroline, No” written by Brian Wilson and Tony Asher.

The songs heard in this podcast are: 

Caroline, No
Jenny Is A Donkey
Happy Stranger

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“…blues-rock-funk attitude, but with a little bit of jazz language… and a delay pedal… and a whammy bar.”

Ever wonder what it’s like to play with a diverse range of artists like Snarky Puppy, Erykah Badu, and Pat Boone, all while recording a weekly television show and releasing your own records at the same time? Guitarist Mark Lettieri talks about it in our inaugural interview.

Some of Mark’s recent studio work includes sessions for David Crosby, 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Adam Levine, Kirk Franklin, Lalah Hathaway, Lupe Fiasco, Keyshia Cole, and Xzibit.

We caught up with Mark shortly after the release of his third solo album, Spark and Echo, and as he prepares for a joint tour of the Southeast US with keyboard phenom Shaun Martin.

Music samples courtesy of Ropeadope Records and GroundUP Music.

“Spark and Echo” by Mark Lettieri from Spark and Echo (Ropeadope)

“Strawman” by Michael League from Bring Us The Bright (GroundUP)

“Jefe” by Mark Lettieri from Culcha Vulcha (GroundUP)

“Goonsquad” by Mark Lettieri from Spark and Echo (Ropeadope)

“Everybody Wants To Rule The World” by Tears for Fears, arranged by Mark Lettieri, from Spark and Echo (Ropeadope)

“Slant” by Mark Lettieri from Spark and Echo (Ropeadope)

“Red Racer” by Mark Lettieri from Spark and Echo (Ropeadope)

“Montreal” by Mark Lettieri, featuring Shaun Martin, from Spark and Echo (Ropeadope)

“Little Minx” by Mark Lettieri from Spark and Echo (Ropeadope)…cho/id1109149830