Friday
Feb092007

Tommy Sims


Making it in the music business requires lots of talent, perseverance, and luck. This is especially important if you are a young musician. For Chicago-born bassist Tommy Sims, it was sheer, soulful talent that unlocked the door of opportunity. His first big break came at the age of 23 when Bruce Springsteen, who had heard of Tommy’s talent, called and asked if he would come jam with the band. One day turned to three, and finally, he was asked to join the group. After his education with Springsteen, Sims gained the respect of the music industry as a premier songwriter. He co-penned the smash hit Change the World  for Eric Clapton and Babyface, which won the prestigious Song of the Year and Record of the Year Grammy’s in 1997. His writing, producing and skill as a musician have brought him to work with a variety of soul, country, Gospel, funk and rock artists. Here’s a short list: Bonnie Raitt, Kenny Loggins, Joan Osbourne, Newsboys, the Neville Brothers, Michael McDonald, Michael W. Smith, Trisha Yearwood, Amy Grant, and the list continues. Join us as we delve into the life and music of one of Nashville’s most talented artists. Inside MusiCast is pleased to welcome Tommy Sims.

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Friday
Jan262007

Greg Phillinganes


The name Greg Phillinganes is about to get a little more popular in the music world. You see, this year, this most prolific keyboardist, arranger, composer and performer has been nominated for his first Grammy. He has been nominated for Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) for Good Morning Heartache featuring Jill Scott on Chris Botti’s new album, To Love Again. As a perennial top session player, Greg has continued to expand his project repertoire by working with the best of the best. From his collaborations with Quincy Jones, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Paul McCartney, and currently as a band member of the Grammy Award winning band TOTO, Greg shows that he’s not afraid of discovering new musical horizons and that’s what keeps him on the edge of music and music technology. Join us as we chat with Greg about his career, TOTO, and the future. Inside MusiCast welcomes Greg Phillinganes.

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