Jeff Slate

“Making music in the studio, I could do that everyday for the rest of my life.” – Jeff Slate

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Singer-songwriter Jeff Slate is an internationally recognized recording artist and music journalist. He co-founded the band the Mindless Thinkers, founded The Badge and has performed and worked with countless other rock luminaries, including Pete Townshend of The Who, Sheryl Crow and others. His band with David Bowie sideman Earl Slick, and his current band Jeff Slate & Friends, are both mainstays of the Northeast music scene.

I met Jeff in Forrest Hills, NY this past Summer at a Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers show, while I was grabbing my interviews with Greg Looper and Chris Adamson. When I found out he was both a music journalist and a performer in his own right, I knew I wanted to have him on the show.

Not only does Jeff write about music for Esquire, he recently contributed liner notes to the 50th anniversary edition of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and is the author of the authorized Roy Orbison biography which comes out on October 17th, 2017.

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Jeff Slate, Sgt. Peppers box set, The Authorized Roy Orbison, Soulsville U.S.A.: A Celebration Of Stax, Compton guitars, hardtruckers, AES event, Airturn – Go Stand, Telefunken M80 Dynamic Microphone, Wild Thing (The Backstage, on the Road, in the Studio, Off the Charts Memoirs of Ian Copeland) First edition by Copeland, Ian (1995) Hardcover