Episode 12 with Jon Cleary 

Although he grew up in a small town just south of London, England, spend some time listening to Jon Cleary and you will swear he is the result of some sort of super-engineering experiment that sought to combine the absolute…

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Episode 11 with Will Lee 

My guest today is Mr. Will Lee. What can you say about Will that hasn’t already been said? He’s one of the most recorded bassists ever-     He hit the ground running in NYC after landing the gig with Dreams at…

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Episode 10 with John Leventhal 

My guest today is Mr. John Leventhal. John is a guitarist, songwriter and producer, having won 5 Grammys  and 16 nominations for records he has produced. (I may be incorrect about this, it might actually be more…) 

 As usual…

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Episode 9 with Warren DeMartini 

Today’s guest is Mr. Warren DeMartini. Warren is best known as being the badass guitar gunslinger in one of the most prolific and massively successful of the 80’s bands- that would be Ratt. 

If you’ve been listening to Riff…

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Episode 7 with Kirk Covington 

My guest today is Mr. Kirk Covington. 

You know, out of all the musicians that I can think of, there aren’t many that are as freakishly talented as Kirk. I mean I know guys can play a little of…

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Episode 6 with Leni Stern 

My guest today is guitarist, vocalist and composer Leni Stern. Leni is someone I consider to be a good friend, as we’ve known each other for 16 years.  She’s one of the most inspiring musicians I happen to know…

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Episode 5 with Johnny Vidacovich 

My guest today is Mr. Johnny Vidacovich- 

In a town that is filled with great drummers, all with their own unique style and approach, Johnny Vidacovich easily qualifies as an institution in the New Orleans music scene. His…

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Episode 4- with Mike Stern 

My guest today is Mike Stern. 

Mike is one of my favorite guitarists and has been since I first got interested in jazz as a teenager. Mike cut his teeth playing in blues and rock bands like Blood Sweat…

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Episode 3 with George Porter Jr. (The Meters) 

My guest today is Mr. George Porter Jr. George is best known for being the bassist for the “architects of funk” - The Meters, the funkiest band to ever come out of New Orleans and, for that matter, anywhere…

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Episode 2 with John Scofield 

John Scofield or “Sco” as he is also known really needs no introduction. He’s one of the most recognizable voices in modern jazz guitar, and he’s played with everyone from Chet Baker, George Duke, Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock and…

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Episode 1 with John Oates 

Hey everyone, welcome to my new podcast- The Riff-Raff with Shane Theriot.
 

The Riff -Raff started as an idea I had a few years ago just to sit and chat with my friends whom I consider to be inspirational to…

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with John Oates during our soundcheck for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in NYC a few weeks ago.

with John Oates during our soundcheck for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon in NYC a few weeks ago.