Recorded just outside Nashville TN, on the actual microphone Frank Sinatra used to record “My Way” (!), the 24th episode of My Favorite Album features the gregarious and multi-talented singer/songwriter/producer Alyssa Bonagura rhapsodizing with host Jeremy Dylan on John Mayer’s 2001 debut album Room for Squares.
Along the way, they break down songs “Why Georgia”, “No Such Thing”, “Back to You” and “3x5”, compare “Your Body Is A Wonderland” to Bob Dylan and talk about why Mayer got more screaming live than NSYNC, the way influences define an artist’s sound and how the environment songs are written in shapes them. Alyssa closes out the episode with a gorgeous acoustic cover of “3x5” that is not to be missed.
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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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