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.
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 professions, genres, 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.
Just updated the TOUR DATES page with a bunch of upcoming shows! Be sure to check it out and see if GE is playing in your area!
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.
CLICK HERE for tickets and more info!
Date: February 13, 2015
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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Want to enjoy some hot fun in the winter time? Join GE and the Fur Peace Ranch at The Dana on Mission Bay and take a break from winter’s woes while learning from this master musician.
San Diego’s perfect climate and the premier waterfront setting and accommodations at The Dana will be our/your home “On The Road”. When: February 02 – 06, 2015 GE will be teaching an acoustic guitar class called: Leading the Way with the Acoustic Guitar Level 2/3 All of the great lessons, G.E. has taught on electric guitar are focused on the acoustic guitar for this workshop.
This workshop will explore the basics of blues and rock guitar and will provide the tools for creating exciting, dynamic lead solos. You will learn the sound and form of acoustic guitar from its most elementary licks through improvisational blues and rock playing.
Whether you are a new acoustic guitar enthusiast or experienced, this workshop will improve your playing and expand your knowledge of acoustic guitar. Sign up now!
Masters of the Telecaster- A Historical Night of Roots Rock n Roll. Playing tunes by Lee Dorsey and Bo Diddley to Al Green, and of course the classic Roy Buchanan tunes like “Sweet Dreams” and much more.