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The A Side

Marc Phillips hosts this podcast about the history of Alabama music, past, present and future... and features interviews with singers, song writers, musicians and artists of all genres. The A Side explores their influences and accomplishments, and goes behind the scenes to hear stories that have never been told before ranging from the inspiration of a song to their life on and off the road.

Aug 8, 2017

This weeks guest on The A Side is Doug Lee. Doug is one of the founding members of the band Dogwood. He has a fascinating career starting with the very first song he ever wrote becoming a national success and recorded by Herb Albert. Dogwood was one of the first bands that had a country/rock sound to come out of the...


Jun 13, 2017

This weeks guest on The A Side is Sean Michael Ray. Sean is an Alabama native and has been one of the states finest bass players for years. His amazing talent shows up in many types of music ranging from gospel, soul, jazz and funk to pop and rock. He has worked with great jazz artist such as Gerald Albright and...


Apr 10, 2017

This weeks guest on The A Side is Rock Killough. I consider Rock to be a master at the art of songwriting. As a matter of fact I think he is one of the best songwriters I have ever heard. Not only does he have 8 solo projects under his belt he also has written songs for such artist as Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings,...


Mar 20, 2017

This weeks guest on The A Side is Mart Avant. Mart is a Trumpet player who has now been inducted into the Alabama Music Hall Of Fame. He is also a founding member of The Tuscaloosa Horns. As an arranger and a performer he now regularly plays with such groups as The Temptations and The Four Tops just to name a few.


Feb 6, 2017

This weeks guest on The A Side is Wes Hampton. Wes is by far one of the best vocalists I think I have ever heard. From show choirs to church choirs he now has one of the most coveted jobs in the world of Southern Gospel Music as one of the lead singers of the very famous"Gaither Vocal Band". Now working with other great...