Led Zep and the G’Earls

Uncle EarlGibson has published an interview on their web site with Kristin Andreassen of Uncle Earl.

The article largely centers on their having worked with former Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, who produced their latest CD, Waterloo, Tennessee.

How did you guys hook up with John Paul Jones? Were you already a fan?

I started listening to Zeppelin in junior high when my first boyfriend ever made me a complete set of cassette tapes, each with the cover drawn by him as a representation of the real Zeppelin album cover.

The next I really thought about Zeppelin was when we met John at Rockygrass in ’04. We had a six-hour bar gig at Oskar Blues in Lyons, Colorado. Abby [Washburn] had left that morning because her grandfather was sick, and we’d only been a band about four months so the truth is, we didn’t have a banjo player and we barely had enough material to cover three hours of a gig. We saw [Nickel Creek’s] Chris Thile in the audience and begged him up on-stage and John came with him.

Read the full interview at Gibson.com.

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John Lawless

John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.