Tim Akers

Do you smell smoke? We do. 

And, where there’s smoke, there’s probably a fire somewhere. If you’re in Nashville, it was probably started by one of the area’s hottest arrangers and his smokin-est band, The Smoking Section. They burn it up at 3rd & Lindsley every few weeks. Tim Akers knows the Nashville scene better than anyone and is on the A-list of arrangers and session players who know how to get the job done. When you call on Tim Akers, you get the best arranger, keyboardist, and MD who can assemble the best team of A-list musicians to play for the best names in the biz: Michael McDonald, Keith Urban, Kenny Loggins, Patti LaBelle and so many more. He’s funky, can arrange tunes better than the original, and is just plain smokin’.  Rick and Eddy have their fire extinguishers out to welcome Tim Akers to Inside MusiCast.

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Steve Porcaro: Hydra, track-by-track

On this special edition of Inside MusiCast, we’re breaking down Toto’s second studio album track-by-track.  After the success of their debut album, Toto pushes the limits with Hydra by infusing a progressive rock approach in what may be their most unique and conceptualized album in their entire catalog.  Joining us for this trip back to 1979 is Toto keyboardist, programmer, and our good friend, Steve Porcaro.


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