Harmonica legend and Willie Nelson’s musical right hand for over 40 years, Mickey Raphael reveals the inside story of one of Willie’s best albums, 1998’s Teatro.
Why was the album recorded in an abandoned Mexican movie theatre? How did producer Daniel Lanois (U2, Bob Dylan) create the studio atmosphere? What was Emmylou Harris’s contribution to the album? What illegal substances did visitors to the studio supply them with (not the ones you think)? Which celebrities dropped by to witness the recordings? How does Mickey think the album’s upcoming 20th anniversary should be celebrated?
PLUS, Mickey shares his memories of Willie’s most underrated albums, the amazing reggae record ‘Countryman’ and talks about finding his own groove amongst Willie’s idiosyncratic singing and the rock-steady backing band.
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My Favorite Album is a podcast on the impact great music has on our lives. Each episode features a guest on their favorite album of all time - why they love it, their history with the album and how it's influenced them.
Jeremy Dylan is a filmmaker, journalist, concert promoter and photographer. He directed the the feature music documentary Jim Lauderdale: The King of Broken Hearts (out now!) and the film Benjamin Sniddlegrass and the Cauldron of Penguins.
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