Episode 7 – Todd Kerns Interview & The Noize Faktory Acoustic

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Here we are, on our 7th episode already, and this is a special one. We have a great guest this week, my sometimes partner in crime Mr. Todd Kerns of Slash Feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators. Todd has a brand new solo CD out called Borrowing Trouble. Todd plays bass with The Conspirators, but he is a very accomplished guitarist and singer as many of you may already know. His new album is all acoustic, and you can get it through Pledge Music, Itunes, and soon on Todd’s own site www.toddkerns.com, where you can also find his very entertaining blog. This guy should be a published writer!

We kick the show off with Led Zeppelin’s “Gallows Pole”. Zep is the band that merged this new heavy rock with folk and blues to me, and they did acoustic stuff just as good as they did the heavy stuff. Then we have a cool acoustic version of “Hooligan’s Holiday” from John Corabi’s new CD Unplugged. Todd joins us for half of the show, and we play a bunch of songs from his new album, and a track from the EP that you can get with the full length from Pledge Music. There are some great stories, and we share some good laughs throughout.

For hour 3 we say goodbye to Todd and dig into some great acoustic based songs from bands like Tesla, Cinderella, Slash, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash and many more! And to wrap the show this week I have a song that is something very different from what we normally play on the Noize Faktory, but I think it fits in just right, the song is called “The Noise” by Rachel Proctor. Rachel had a couple of hits as a country artist, and then turned her focus to writing. She is an incredible talent, and I had the opportunity to get to know her a few years back. She has a great voice, but I think her biggest gift is how she writes songs that connect with people, and “The Noise” is one of the heaviest lyrical songs that I have ever listened to. I hope that you all enjoy this show as much as I did putting it together.