Don Was discusses Blue Note Records, recording with Bob Dylan & more on new podcast

Article Contributed by Big Hassle Media | Published on Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Don Was joins award-winning guitarist/producer Eric Krasno on his special new podcast series. Presented by Osiris Media, ERIC KRASNO PLUS ONE sees the renowned musician hosting a one-of-a-kind interview series exploring the lives and work of some of his closest friends and musical collaborators.

In this episode, Krasno talks with Grammy-winning producer turned record executive Don Was. After decades of recording with Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and others, Was accepted his first "real job" when he succeeded the legendary Bruce Lundvall as President of Blue Note Records.

Was and Krasno discuss how they balance analog and digital methods when recording with younger artists, the influence of Detroit's jazz and Motown scene on Was as a kid, the spiritual experience of performing Grateful Dead songs with the original members (which Was does as part of Bob Weir's The Wolf Brothers), and a lot more.

Upcoming episodes of Plus One include Phil Lesh, Allen Stone, Nigel Hall, and more.

This podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. And check out the podcast Festival Circuit: New Orleans, a new podcast about the music of New Orleans and the Jazz Fest from Osiris Media.

About Eric Krasno:

For nearly two decades, Krasno has been an omnipresent figure in popular music, from his virtuosic, innovative guitar playing with Soulive and Lettuce (both of which he co-founded) to his GRAMMY® Award-winning work as a producer and songwriter for artists like Norah Jones, Tedeschi Trucks, 50 Cent, Talib Kweli, Aaron Neville, and Allen Stone, to name but a few. As if that weren’t enough, the New York-based artist has proven an invaluable session player and touring musician alongside the likes of the Rolling Stones, Dave Mathews Band, John Mayer, Oteil & Friends, and The Roots.

Along with their work together on stage and in the studio, Krasno has spent countless hours sharing stories with these incredible artists and these intimate moments have become some of his most cherished memories. ERIC KRASNO PLUS ONE now allows fans everywhere to join behind-the-scenes conversations, with topics spanning early inspirations to discussions about the state of the music industry, the challenges of life on the road, and much more. For music, upcoming tour dates, and additional information, please visit

Eric Krasno Plus One is presented by Osiris Media. All original music by Eric Krasno. Executive Producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Audio Production by Matt Dwyer. Produced by Ben Baruch of 11E1even Group.


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Ep 2: Laura Lee (OUT NOW)

Ep 3. Marcus King (OUT NOW)

Ep 4: Chris Robinson (OUT NOW)

Ep 5: Emily King (OUT NOW)

Ep 6: John Mayer (OUT NOW)

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Ep. 20: Phil Lesh

Ep. 21: Nigel Hall

Ep. 22: Danny Mayer

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