ENCORE EPISODE: Steve Hackett Of Genesis - Prog Rock Superstar Guitarist!
Steve Hackett of Genesis is an international superstar guitarist. He’s a legend from prog rock to classical. Listen again to this Encore Episode as we discuss Genesis, his current world tour which is coming to the U.S. shortly, and much more!
Steve Hackett is a prog rock Superstar. He was the guitarist for Genesis during their golden era from 1971-77 as part of their classic lineup featuring Peter Gabriel, Mike Rutherford, Tony Banks and Phil Collins. His guitar work on their iconic albums Nursery Cryme, Foxtrot, Wind and Wuthering and Selling England By The Pound helped to make the band one of the greatest of the rock era. Since leaving Genesis he’s released over 30 albums. He’s also known as a virtuoso classical guitarist. He was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2010.
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In this episode Steve and I discuss:
- Fusion music including Weather Report and Mahavishnu
- His start playing harmonica and some of the great harmonica players
- The influence of The Beatles
- Joining Genesis
“Fifth Of Firth”
“The Fountain Of Salmacis”
“The Lamb Lies Down On Broadway”
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“Live At SteelStacks” is the new 5-song EP by Robert and his band, Project Grand Slam. The release captures the band at the top of their game and shows off the breadth, scope and sound of the band.
The EP has been highly praised by musicians and reviewers alike. Elliott Randall, of Steely Dan fame, the guitarist who recorded the unforgettable solos in ‘Reelin’ In The Years’, calls Live At SteelStacks “Captivating!”. Tony Carey, the incredible multi-talented artist who has produced Joe Cocker, Eric Burden and John Mayall, says “PGS burns down the house!”. Alan Hewitt of the Moody Blues says “Full of life!” Melody Maker says simply “Virtuoso musicians!”, and Hollywood Digest says “Such a great band!”.
“Live At SteelStacks” can be streamed on Spotify, Amazon, Apple and all the other streaming platforms, and can be downloaded at The PGS Store.
“All Of The Time” is Robert’s most recent single by his band Project Grand Slam. It’s a playful, whimsical love song. It’s light and airy and exudes the happiness and joy of being in love. The reviewers agree. Melody Maker gives it 5 Stars and calls it “Pure bliss…An intimate sound with abundant melodic riches!”. Pop Icon also gives it 5 Stars and calls it “Ecstasy…One of the best all-around bands working today!”. And Mob York City says simply “Excellence…A band in full command of their powers!” Watch the video here. You can stream “All Of The Time” on Spotify, Apple or any of the other streaming platforms. And you can download it here.
“The Shakespeare Concert” is the latest album by Robert’s band, Project Grand Slam. It’s been praised by famous musicians including Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad, Jim Peterik of the Ides Of March, Joey Dee of Peppermint Twist fame, legendary guitarist Elliott Randall, and celebrated British composer Sarah Class. The music reviewers have called it “Perfection!”, “5 Stars!”, “Thrilling!”, and “A Masterpiece!”. The album can be streamed on Spotify, Apple and all the other streaming services. You can watch the Highlight Reel HERE. And you can purchase a digital download or autographed CD of the album HERE.
“The Fall Of Winter” is Robert’s single in collaboration with legendary rocker Jim Peterik of the Ides Of March and formerly with Survivor. Also featuring renowned guitarist Elliott Randall (Steely Dan/Doobie Brothers) and keyboard ace Tony Carey (Joe Cocker/Eric Burden). “A triumph!” (The Indie Source). “Flexes Real Rock Muscle!” (Celebrity Zone). Stream it on Spotify or Apple. Watch the lyric video here. Download it here.
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