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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.

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...


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...