Podcast 416: Blake Mills and Chris Weisman

In what may be their first formal interview together, musician/producer Blake Mills and Chris Weisman sit down with us to talk about Jelly Road, the forthcoming album they’ve co-written (out July 14 via New Deal / Verve Records). The duo talk about how they met – Chris is based in Brattleboro while Blake is based in Los Angeles – and the writing and recording process behind the album. We also chat about Blake’s recent appearance at the Gorge in Washington State, backing up Joni Mitchell, his current favorite guitars and gear (including the fretless guitar built by Duncan Price), the dangers of slide playing, and a lot more.

Blake appeared on our Mystery of G. Weller Podcast earlier this year. Listen to it here.

Listen to Mills’ new single “Skeleton Is Walking” here.

Pre-order Jelly Road: https://blakemills.lnk.to/jellyroadID

See Blake Mills and Chris Weisman on their West Coast tour, now through June 2023:

Chris Weisman’s Bandcamp: https://chrisweisman.bandcamp.com

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