GE Smith’s Floating Bridge Ep. 2

Screen Shot 2016-02-15 at 1.07.49 PMWatch GE Smith’s “Floating Bridge” Episode 2 here!

GE Smith is a living rock n’ roll legend. He’s had a Fender Telecaster sewn into his palm since he was 11 (and can even brag about having his own signature Tele). He’s played with David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Roger Waters, and that doesn’t even scratch the surface of his decade long career as the musical director at Saturday Night Live. He can talk your ear off about the rich history of folk, the blues, rock and roll…really all music in general. Which is why, every now and then, when we have the opportunity, we jump at capturing G.E. doing exactly what he loves to do alongside some of his pals, who also happen to be some of the most interesting musicians on the planet.

A few years back we paired G.E. up with The Hold Steady’s Craig Finn for a one-of-a-kind jam session and conversation on The Bowery. It was an eye-opening encounter between a pair of rare musicians who are grounded, grateful, genuine, and most importantly, down to play a few songs together. It took a little while (G.E. has been a little busying touring the world with The Wall), but we’ve got a follow-up episode of G.E. Smith’s Floating Bridge for you, this time featuring Chad Smith, the rambunctious, rhythmic force who powers iconic, rock titans Red Hot Chili Peppers.

Montauk Long Island – “The End” – is not where you’d expect to find modern rock royalty in January, but Chad has made a cozy home of the place…and he
was kind enough to invite G.E. by to ring in The New Year. What follows is pretty special – an intimate conversation and a unique, classic-rock leaning jam sesh between two absolute legends in their trade. Check out our latest episode of G.E. Smiths Floating Bridge.

 

In case you missed Episode 1 of “Floating Bridge” CLICK HERE.

GE Smith’s Career Documented in the Archive of American Television

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Check out this massive career spanning video interview and retrospective on GE Smith’s life and career from picking up a guitar at age four to his Emmy Award winning work on Saturday Night Live and beyond.
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About the Archive of American Television

Founded in 1997, the Television Academy Foundation’s Archive of American Television has conducted over 800 oral history interviews (over 4000 hours) with the legends of television. These interviews chronicle the birth and growth of American TV History as it evolves, and make the interviews available worldwide. The Archive continues to produce new interviews every year. The collection covers a variety of professionsgenres, and topics in electronic media history.

The interviews are done in a life-history format, starting with the interviewees’ early years and influences. The interview then moves into their major television work, and concludes with the interviewee’s thoughts about his or her craft, as well as advice to aspiring professionals. The interviews are presented uncut and unscripted.

3/21/15 Masters of the Telecaster in Hartford, CT

Sat, March 21, 2015 at the Infinity Hall in Hartford, CT. Show at 8 PM

With three of the most prolific rock guitarists  in the world GE Smith (Roger waters band), Jim Weider The Band), Danny Kortchmar (Jackson Brown band) this is sure to be a historic night of Blues & Roots Rock & Roll. Playing tunes from Roy Buchanan, Little Richard, Lee Dorsey and Bo Diddley to Al Green and more, the three Masters are joined by Jeff Hill Brian Mitchell & Randy Ciarlante to complete this righteous band.

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Masters of the Telecaster, playing Feb. 13th, 2015

GE Smith with the Masters of the Telecaster,  

Date: February 13, 2015
Time: 8:00pm
THE KATE ( Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center)
300 Main Street
Old Saybrook, CT 06475

A evening of Blues &Rockin Roll an all star line up:
Jim Weider -Guitar, GE Smith -Guitar&vocals and Danny Kortchmar -Guitar &vocals with Randy Ciarlante -Drums&vocals and Byron Isaacs -bass

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