Crazy Chester Radio Hour | Podcasts

The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is a weekly music talk podcast created and hosted by music producer Andreas Werner. It premiered in the fall of 2017 and is currently available on our website as well as Soundcloud, iTunes, TuneIn, Stitcher and YouTube. The theme song is performed by Wet Willie’s Jimmy Hall and Funky Chester (Lynn Williams, Paul Ossola and Andreas Werner). 

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #41: Steve Herrman

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Steve Herrman is a trumpet player based in Nashville, Tennessee. He has been a member of the Muscle Shoals Horns and has recorded or performed with Paul McCartney, Lyle Lovett, Buddy Guy, Delbert McClinton, Waylon Jennings, Kenny Chesney and many others. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at Crazy Chester Studio in Nashville. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #40: Doug Moffet

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Doug Moffet is saxophone player based in Nashville, Tennessee. He has been a member of the Muscle Shoals Horns and as recorded or performed with Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Larry Carlton, Vince Gill, Tony Bennett, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Randy Newman, Sheryl Crow and many others. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at Crazy Chester Studio in Nashville. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #39: Edd Hurt

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Edd Hurt is a freelance music writer based in Nashville, Tennessee. His articles have been published in No Depression, American Songwriter Magazine, the Village Voice, the Nashville Scene and many other publications. He also contributed heavily to the Michael Bloomfield biography The Rise and Fall of an American Guitar Hero. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at Crazy Chester Studio in Nashville. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #38: Steve Trash

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Steve Trash is an award winning entertainer, magician, environmentalist and musician. He recorded two albums of songs with eco-centric lyrics featuring contributions from some of Muscle Shoals’ finest musicians. He is also the creator of Steve Trash Science, a kids science show on public television. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at the NuttHouse recording studio in Sheffield, Alabama. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #37: Will McFarlane (Part 2)

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Will McFarlane is a guitarist from Muscle Shoals. He played guitar in Bonnie Raitt’s band in the second half of the seventies before joining the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section as lead guitar player in 1980. His playing can be heard on recordings by Bobby “Blue” Bland, Little Milton, Johnnie Taylor, Etta James, Candi Staton and Joss Stone. He also released a handful of contemporary Christian albums as an artist. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at the NuttHouse recording studio in Sheffield, Alabama. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #36: Charles Rose

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Charles Rose is the trombonist, arranger and leader of the Muscle Shoals Horns. He has recorded with everybody from James Brown to Bob Dylan and B.B. King to Paul McCartney. He is a member of Lyle Lovett’s Large Band and has toured with Elton John and John Denver. The Muscle Shoals Horns also released three albums as artists. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at the NuttHouse recording studio in Sheffield, Alabama. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #35: Brooks Forsyth

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Brooks Forsyth is a singer, guitarist and songwriter from Boone, North Carolina. His music is steeped in the traditions of folk, bluegrass, country blues and jazz yet he adds an original twist to his delivery. Forsyth’s new album So Much Beyond Us was produced by Buzz Cason and is out now out on ArenA Recordings. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at Creative Workshop recording studio in Nashville. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #34: Billy Swan & Buzz Cason

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Billy Swan is a legendary artist, musician, songwriter and producer. He had a worldwide hit with “I Can Help” in 1974. The song was later also recorded by Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others. He’s also produced Tony Joe White’s “Polk Salad Annie” and has played in Kris Kristofferson’s band for many years. Buzz Cason is an equally revered singer, songwriter and publisher. His best known songs include "Everlasting Love" and "Soldier Of Love" and have been recorded by the Beatles, U2, Pearl Jam, Jimmy Buffett, Martina McBride, Arthur Alexander and many others. Swan and Cason’s collaborative album Billy & Buzz Sing Buddy, a tribute to Buddy Holly, is out now on ArenA Recordings. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at Creative Workshop recording studio in Nashville. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #33: Mitch Mann

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Mitch Mann is one of the great guitar players from Muscle Shoals. He is known around town for his high energy playing on the electric as well as his proficiency on the acoustic guitar. Mitch’s acoustic solo album Blackwater Creek came out on Crazy Chester Records in 2015 and featured guest appearances by Donna Jean Godchaux (Grateful Dead), Jimmy Hall and Scott Boyer among others. Mitch plays live with his band the Mojo Mixers, the Alabama Bus Boys and Yellowhammer and is also a member of the Fiddleworms, Alabama’s great rock band. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at the NuttHouse recording studio in Sheffield, Alabama. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #32: Donna Jean Godchaux & David MacKay

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Donna Jean Godchaux sang background vocals on recordings by Elvis, Percy Sledge, Neil Diamond, Boz Scaggs, Cher and many others before becoming a member of the Grateful Dead. She stayed with the band throughout the 70’s before embarking on a solo career. She’s a member of both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Her husband and musical collaborator, David MacKay, is a talented bassist. He was a founding member of the Tasmanian Devils and worked with Michael Nesmith before joining forces with Donna Jean in the early 80’s. He  just released his first solo album Blue Undertones and is performing with the Fiddleworms and Mitch Mann & The Mojo Mixers. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at the NuttHouse recording studio in Sheffield, Alabama. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #31: Daniel Market

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Daniel Market is a folk singer and songwriter based in Muscle Shoals. Daniel’s highly original songs are full of evocative lyrics, vivid images and captivating stories. Originally from Indiana, he’s also lived in Nashville and Colorado before relocating to Muscle Shoals a few years ago. He’s released five albums including his latest, Almost Alive From Sunset Beach in 2015. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at the NuttHouse recording studio in Sheffield, Alabama. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #30: David Hood

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David Hood is one of the most recorded bass players of all time. He was the bass player of FAME recording studio’s rhythm section in Muscle Shoals and later a founding member of the Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section which started the Muscle Shoals Sound recording studio. He has recorded with Wilson Pickett, Aretha Franklin, Bob Seger, Cher, The Staple Singers, Rod Stewart, Paul Simon, Joe Cocker, Levon Helm and many, many more. He toured with Traffic and the Waterboys and is also a member of Muscle Shoals favorites The Decoys. His son is the Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at the NuttHouse recording studio in Sheffield, Alabama. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #29: Gary Walker

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Gary Walker is a Nashville music institution. As a songwriter (including hits for Jim Reeves, Carl Smith and Kitty Wells), recording artist (on MGM Records), recording studio owner (Fidelity Recordings), music publisher and pioneering song plugger (Lowery Music), artist manager (Sandy Posey), record producer (Sonny James, Lynn Anderson, and Arthur Alexander) and owner of The Great Escape record & comic book stores, Gary has been an integral part of the Nashville music community for the past 65 years. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at Gary Walker’s home in Nashville. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #28: Jessie Scott

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Jessie Scott is the program director of WMOT Roots Radio, one of the leading Americana radio stations, where she also hosts a daily evening program. Jessie’s long and illustrious career in radio led her to become one of the leading ladies in the Americana movement. A true music fan at heart, she’s also created the Music Fog video platform and has been a board member of the Americana Music Association since its inception. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at Creative Workshop recording studio in Nashville. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #27: Mark T. Jordan

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Mark T. Jordan is a keyboard player and songwriter who has performed or recorded with Van Morrison (“Tupelo Honey”), Dave Mason, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Olivia Newton-John, Taj Mahal, Lyle Lovett, Lee Roy Parnell and many others. Mark’s songs have been recorded by Bonnie Raitt, Randy Crawford, Dave Mason, Link Wray, The Carpenters and Taj Mahal. His current band Big Shoes, that started out as a Little Feet tribute band, has a critically acclaimed new album of originals coming out called Step On It! The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at Creative Workshop recording studio in Nashville. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #26: Buzz Cason (2)

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Buzz Cason is a singer, songwriter and publisher. His best known songs include "Everlasting Love" and "Soldier Of Love" and have been recorded by the Beatles, U2, Pearl Jam, Jimmy Buffett, Martina McBride, Arthur Alexander and many others. This is Cason’s return visit to the Crazy Chester Radio Hour and we talk about some of his classics as well as some of his more obscure songs and recordings. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at Creative Workshop recording studio in Nashville. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #25: Bruce Channel

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Bruce Channel is a singer and songwriter who’s number one hit “Hey! Baby” is one of the classic rock & roll songs of all time. Joined by Delbert McClinton who played the signature harp licks on “Hey! Baby”, Bruce toured the UK with the Beatles in the early sixties. He later moved to Nashville and found success as a songwriter including writing number one hits for Janie Fricke (Don't Worry 'bout Me Baby), T. G. Sheppard (“Party Time”) and John Conlee ("As Long as I'm Rockin' with You"). He’s a member of the Rockabilly Hall of Fame and the Texas Songwriters Hall of Fame. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at Creative Workshop recording studio in Nashville. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #24: Jimmy Hall (Part 1)

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Jimmy Hall is a singer, musician and songwriter, known around the world for his soulful vocals and dynamic stage presence. Jimmy had a string of hits as the frontman of Wet Willie including their classic “Keep On Smilin’” and also released four albums under his own name. He also had a short lived band with Dickey Betts, Chuck Leavell and Butch Trucks and has been fronting Jeff Beck’s band for many years. He’s a member of both the Alabama and Georgia Music Halls of Fame. This is part one of the conversation with Jimmy Hall. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at Creative Workshop recording studio in Nashville. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #23: James LeBlanc & Jimmy Nutt

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James LeBlanc is a singer, songwriter and musician who’s songs have been recorded by Travis Tritt (“Modern Day Bonnie And Clyde”), Gary Allan, Jason Aldean, Thompson Square, Jo Dee Messina, Martina McBride, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill. His latest album as an artist is called Nature Of The Beast. Jimmy Nutt is a recording engineer, producer, musician and owner of the NuttHouse Recording Studio. In addition to LeBlanc, he has worked with Jason Isbell, Clarence Carter, Alabama Shakes, Jimmy Buffett, Billy Bob Thornton and Percy Sledge. Both of them have been friends for a long time and mainstays of the Muscle Shoals music community. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at the NuttHouse Recording Studio in Muscle Shoals. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #22: Rob Galbraith

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Rob Galbraith is a Nashville based music maverick. He discovered R&B legend Clifford Curry in Knoxville back in the sixties and has been Ronnie Milsap’s producer for over 30 years. Galbraith is also a songwriter, publisher and occasional artist who has released a handful of funky albums including the underground classic Nashville Dirt. This episode was recorded at Creative Workshop recording studio in Nashville. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #21: Gary Talley

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Gary Talley is the guitarist of the Box Tops, the legendary band known for classics like “The Letter”, “Cry Like A Baby”, “Choo Choo Train” and “Soul Deep”. Gary has also recorded or performed live with Willie Nelson, Dobie Gray, Tammy Wynette, Waylon Jennings, Billy Preston and Sam Moore of Sam & Dave. His songs have been recorded by Keith Whitley, James Cotton and T. G. Sheppard and he’s also known as a guitar instructor whose tutorials have been published by Acoustic Guitar Magazine and American Songwriter Magazine. This episode was recorded at Creative Workshop recording studio in Nashville. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #20: Lynn Williams

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Lynn Williams is the drummer of The Wallflowers and The Muscle Shoals Allstars and has toured or recorded with Delbert McClinton, John Hiatt, Lee Roy Parnell, Billy Joe Shaver, Bonnie Bramlett, Steve Wariner, Phil Keaggy, Russ Taff, Marcia Ball and many others. Dick50, his band with fellow Delbert McClinton band alumni Kevin McKendree, Steve Mackey and Rob McNelley, released the album Late Show in 2009. This episode was recorded in Los Angeles and at Lynn Williams’ BDR Studio in Mount Juliet. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #19: Jess Rotter & Teddy Morgan

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Jess Rotter is an artist and illustrator who designed a string of record covers for the Light In The Attic label including the superb Country Funk compilations. She’s also illustrated and published a book called I’m Bored and designed shirts and clothing, often with a music theme. Teddy Morgan is a producer, engineer, songwriter and musician. Morgan released a handful of blues and roots albums as an artist before branching out as a producer. He’s worked with John Oates of Hall & Oates and actor Kevin Costner among many others. This episode was recorded in Los Angeles and at Buzz Cason’s Creative Workshop recording studio in Nashville. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #18: Josh Hoyer

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Josh Hoyer is an artist, musician and songwriter from Lincoln, Nebraska. His band Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal are one of the most exciting live bands out there with a sound combining soul, funk and rhythm & blues. They’ve released five albums and have performed all over the US as well as Europe. This episode was recorded at Buzz Cason’s Creative Workshop recording studio in Nashville. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #17: Billy Swan

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Billy Swan is a legendary artist, musician, songwriter and producer who’s musical fingerprints are all over the musical map including some of the most influential records ever made. His record of “I Can Help” was a big hit for Swan in 1974 and was later recorded by Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and many others. He’s also produced Tony Joe White’s “Polk Salad Annie” and has played in Kris Kristofferson’s band for many years. Donnie Fritts makes a surprise cameo halfway through the show. This episode was recorded at Buzz Cason’s Creative Workshop recording studio in Nashville. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #16: Mark Narmore

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Mark Narmore is a hit songwriter, artist and musician who had his songs recorded by Josh Turner, John Michael Montgomery, Shenandoah, Blackhawk, Craig Morgan, Alabama, Brandy Clark and many others. His song “That’s What I Love About Sunday” was the most performed song on country radio in 2005. In 2009, the Alabama Music Hall of Fame awarded Mark with a bronze star. His most recent album, This Old Wurlitzer, was released in 2016 on Crazy Chester Records. This episode was recorded at Noble Vision Music in Nashville. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #15: Dickey Lee

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Dickey Lee is a member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame with many number one songs to his credit. His signature song “She Thinks I Still Care” has been recorded hundreds of times including classic recordings by George Jones, Elvis Presley, Anne Murray and Leon Russell. As an artist, Dickey had a string of rock & roll hits in the 50’s including “Patches” and “I Saw Linda Yesterday” before having success as a country artist in Nashville. This episode was recorded at Buzz Cason’s Creative Workshop recording studio in Nashville. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #14: Michael "Supe" Granda

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Michael “Supe” Granda is a member and co-founder of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils, one of the quintessential Americana bands of the past 50 years in addition to releasing a string of eclectic albums on his own. He’s also been performing a children’s show under the name Silly Grandpa and is active as Santa Claus during Christmas time. Supe has also written an autobiography called It Shined: The Saga of the Ozark Mountain Daredevils where he talks about his life in and around music. This episode was recorded at Buzz Cason’s Creative Workshop recording studio. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #13: Jill Sternheimer & Alison Fensterstock

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Jill Sternheimer is the Director of Public Programming at the Lincoln Center in New York City where she’s been programming two of the major summer festivals: Midsummer Night Swing and Lincoln Center Out of Doors. Alison Fensterstock is a New Orleans based freelandce music writer and radio personality at WWOZ 90.7 FM. This episode was recorded at Buzz Cason’s Creative Workshop recording studio in Nashville during Americanafest. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #12: Michael Gray

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Michael Gray is a curator at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and has been responsible for many of its worldclass exhibits including exhibits on Ray Charles, Nashville’s vast Rhythm & Blues history and its most recent one, Dylan, Cash and the Nashville Cats. Michael has a deep love and understanding for all kinds of music and their cultural and historical impact, especially southern rhythm & blues and soul. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at Buzz Cason’s legendary Creative Workshop recording studio in Nashville. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #11: Charlie Taylor

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Charlie Taylor is a songwriter who has written songs with many of the great southern songwriters including Dan Penn, Spooner Oldham and Buzz Cason. He’s also released three albums as an artist including his latest When We Were Young (Now We Are Wise) on Gullwing Records. He’s also worked extensively in the fundraising world including organizing many music related events. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. This episode was recorded at Buzz Cason’s legendary Creative Workshop recording studio in Nashville. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #10: Christine Ohlman

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Christine Ohlman is an artist and songwriter who performs and records with her band Rebel Montez. She has also been a long time vocalist with the Saturday Night Live Band and has lent her voice to many recording sessions. Her most recent album The Deep End features guest performances by Dion DiMucci, Marshall Crenshaw, Ian Hunter and Levon Helm. Christine is also a bonafide soul music aficionada with a deep love for Muscle Shoals. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #09: Alamo Jones

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Chance Martin aka Alamo Jones is the host of the Alamo Jones Show on Sirius XM’s Outlaw Country channel. It can be heard every weekend on channel 60. Chance was the longtime sidekick of both Johnny Cash and Cowboy Jack Clements and has been living a most interesting life in and around music. He’s a larger than life character and has also released two eclectic albums as an artist. This episode was recorded at Creative Workshop recording studio where Alamo has been recording his weekly radio show. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #08: Donnie Fritts

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Donnie Fritts is a legendary session musician and songwriter from Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He has released four albums featuring Tony Joe White, Eddie Hinton, Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson and John Prine including his latest, Oh My Goodness (Single Lock Records). A 2008 Alabama Music Hall of Fame inductee, Donnie was also Kris Kristofferson’s running buddy and keyboard player for over two decades. His most well known songs are “We Had It All” and “Breakfast in Bed”. His song "Old Timer" is on Willie Nelson's latest album God's Bastard Child. Donnie has also acted in movies including Pat Garrett & Billy The Kid and Bring Me The Head Of Alfredo Garcia. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #07: Stephen Kalinich

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Stephen Kalinich is an artist in the truest sense of the word. As a songwriter and poet he’s a master of the written word but he’s also a visual artist and has released a handful of albums as an artist in the world of music.  He’s been a frequent collaborator of the Beach Boys as well as Dennis and Brian Wilson who also produced Stevie’s first album A World Of Peace Must Come. Stevie will have a new album called Scrambled Eggs coming out through Plowboy Records on Record Store Day in the spring of 2018 that was produced by Jon Tiven. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #06: Dick Cooper

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Dick Cooper is a Muscle Shoals based photographer and music historian. He started out as a journalist before becoming Barry Beckett’s production assistant at Muscle Shoals Sound studios where he also took many now legendary photos. He was also tour manager for LeBlanc & Carr, The Rossington Band and Drive-By Truckers as well as the curator at the Alabama Music Hall of Fame. Dick Cooper hosts three annual parties on his property that have achieved legendary status and attract a who’s who of Muscle Shoals musicians. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #05: Mickey Buckins

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Mickey Buckins is an unsung hero of Muscle Shoals music. He’s been playing and writing music since the mid 60’s when he was the lead singer and guitarist of Mickey Buckins & The New Breed. In 1967 started working at FAME recording studio as an engineer, producer and songwriter as well as the percussionist of FAME’s rhythm section The Fame Gang. Mickey then moved to Atlanta to work with Bill Lowery where he continued to write, engineer, play and produce before returning to Muscle Shoals where he continues to write and make music. Some of Mickey’s most well known songs are “Tell Me a Lie” (Sami Jo, Janie Fricke, Bettye LaVette), “Double Lovin’” (The Osmonds, Spencer Wiggins), “Heart On A String” (Candi Staton, Jason Isbell) and “Victim Of A Foolish Heart” (Candi Staton, Joss Stone). The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #04: Holger Petersen

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Holger Petersen is a Canadian broadcaster whose weekly Saturday Night Blues on CBC Radio has been a fixture for 25 years and is also broadcast on Sirius XM. His CKUA network show, Natch'l Blues, has been aired every week for more than forty years. Petersen also runs Stony Plain Records and was a founder of the Edmonton Folk Music Festival. He is a member of the Order of Canada and the author of the books Talking Music and Talking Music 2 (Insomniac Press). The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #03: Michael Weintrob & Tim Hibbs

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Michael Weintrob is a music photographer and publisher. He’s been the house photographer for Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Bluegrass Underground and Ascend Amphitheater. His latest project is Instrumentheads, a unique photo book of musician portraits covering their faces with their instruments. Tim Hibbs is a radio show host and vinyl deejay. His show The Vinyl Lunch can be heard weekdays on ACME Radio Nashville. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission.

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• Listen to Tim Hibbs' The Vinyl Lunch on ACME Radio

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #02: Jon Tiven

BY CRAZY CHESTER RECORDS

Jon Tiven is a songwriter, producer and musician based in Nashville. He’s been producing B.B. King, Wilson Pickett, Frank Black, Steve Cropper and Ellis Hooks and his songs have been recorded by the Huey Lewis & The News, Robert Cray, Buddy Guy, Irma Thomas, Ruthie Foster and many others. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission. 

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• Learn more about Jon Tiven

Crazy Chester Radio Hour Episode #01: Buzz Cason

BY CRAZY CHESTER RECORDS

Buzz Cason is a legendary songwriter, singer, musician, publisher and recording studio owner (Creative Workshop) based in Nashville. His songs include "Everlasting Love" and "Soldier Of Love" and have been recorded by the Beatles, U2, Pearl Jam, Jimmy Buffett, Martina McBride, Arthur Alexander and many others. The Crazy Chester Radio Hour is created and hosted by record producer Andreas Werner. The theme song is performed by Jimmy Hall & Funky Chester and written by Andreas Werner (Crazy Chester Music, BMI). Used with permission. 

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• Learn more about Buzz Cason