Host J.D. Reager briefly touches on some good things going on for Back to the Light before playing the title track off of Rev. John Wilkins’ new release for Goner … Continue Reading New episode: Gonerfest 17 Spectacular with Eric Friedl (Goner, Oblivians, True Sons of Thunder)
Back to the Light is proud to be producing two NEW podcasts in addition to the flagship show, please welcome them to the family. Host and Shangri-La Records alum J.D. … Continue Reading New podcasts: The Shangri-La Records Podcast and The Jack Alberson SongStory
Host J.D. Reager debuts “the Sunken Road,” a single by Heeliocopter – which is new band featuring himself and Chicago musician Sean Rowader. After the song, J.D. talks to Sean … Continue Reading New episode: The Heeliocopter Episode with Sean Rowader (Badge 212, General Joystick, F.A. Naes)
Host J.D. Reager debuts a previously unreleased recording of the Memphis and Los Angeles-based ’80s punk band the Modifiers featuring the rhythm section of the legendary L.A. new wave group … Continue Reading New episode: Modifiers Chronicles 2 with Chuck Roast (Suburban Lawns)
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Host J.D. Reager is joined by his friend, colleague and a big-time supporter of Memphis music and musicians, Elizabeth Cawein. Elizabeth talks about her inspiration for founding the non-profit organization … Continue Reading New episode: Foundations with Elizabeth Cawein (Music Export Memphis)
Host J.D. Reager acknowledges the birthday of his late friend, bandmate and mentor Bob Holmes before talking to guest David Catching (Rancho De La Luna, Eagles of Death Metal, earthling?, … Continue Reading New episode: Modifiers Chronicles with David Catching (Rancho De La Luna)
Host J.D. Reager talks to his friend, onetime co-worker and Chicago musician and “sound artist” Zachary Caputo (Ze’ev, ZJC) about a trio of recent projects: Ze’ev’s GTPurp, ZJC’s These Monsters … Continue Reading New episode: Artist Statement with Zachary Caputo (Ze’ev, ZJC)
A very special Lollapalooza-themed episode. Host J.D. Reager tells his story of attending Lollapalooza 1993 at age 14, guests Graham Burks (Perfect Vessels, Pezz, Sweet Knives, Loose Opinions) and his … Continue Reading New episode: Lollapalooza-palooza with Graham Burks, G3 and Jack Alberson
Host J.D. Reager unveils the finished version of his song, “Waking Life (I’m Wearing Out)” before talking to Memphis songwriter/musician Joshua Cosby from the band Star & Micey. Joshua tells … Continue Reading New episode: On the Bandwagon with Joshua Cosby (Star & Micey)
Host J.D. Reager talks to Memphis filmmaker and entrepreneur Chad Allen Barton, who happens to be J.D.’s ex-brother-in-law. Chad tells J.D. about how the pandemic has affected his creative life, … Continue Reading New episode: Cine-magic with Chad Allen Barton (Piano Man Pictures)
I wrote this both about the general feelings of isolation associated with the pandemic, and about a specific incident between myself and some old friends a couple of years ago … Continue Reading New song: “Waking Life (I’m Wearing Out)” out now!
Host J.D. Reager has a conversation with Memphis musician, artist and educator Ben Ricketts about his new album, Songs For Ruined X-Rays, hospital nostalgia, relocating to Memphis, not forcing creativity, … Continue Reading New episode: Wires with Ben Ricketts
Host J.D. Reager briefly checks in before turning things over to returning guest Aaron Sayers and Memphis blues musician Big Don Valentine (Hollywood All-Stars, Big Don Valentine & the All-Star … Continue Reading New episode: On the Beat with Big Don Valentine and Aaron Sayers
Hey! Check out the brand new release by Back to the Light founder J.D.’s new band Heeliocopter! It’s a split release with the amazing Chicago band Sci-Fi Sleep Cycles. . … Continue Reading Introducing Heeliocopter!