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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.

Oct 8, 2018

We are starting an exciting new 2nd season of “The A Side”. This is our 26th episode. This weeks guest is the incomparable Tommy Calton. Tommy was one of the guitarist for the band “Hotel” and he has also been a life long friend of mine as well as my partner in music for over 40 years. In this show our...


Apr 30, 2018

This weeks guest on The A Side is Mark Harrelson. Mark has been in the music business for a number of years working as a front house sound man for different live acts or behind the console of some studio recording great acts like Bobby Whitlock. Locus Fork, Telluride, Buddy Causey, Eddy Hinton, Taj Mahal, and and Gregg...


Oct 31, 2017

This weeks guest on The A Side is Tony Wachter. He is an engineer, a singer, a composer of songs and Television and Radio commercials such as Bart Starr and Dales Steak Sauce. He grew up in Cullman, Alabama and played in bands most of his life. He owns his own recording studio called Audio Czar and also runs the Studios...


Oct 2, 2017

This weeks guest on The A Side is Scott McDavid. Scott is an Alabama native but is now living in San Diego, California. With influencers from the Beatles to jazz great Chick Corea, Scott has become a very accomplished piano player. He also is an excellent producer, engineer, arranger and songwriter with several...


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...