Episode 1

Dave Anderson (Atlanta Rhythm Section) / John Gifford (FAME Studio)

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Welcome to Episode 1 of Soft Pass.  This maiden voyage was taped at the “Swampers” bar and grill in Florence, AL.  It’s fitting because it’s tied to both of our guests. David Anderson is a north Alabama troubadour, in addition to his time as the guitarist for Brother Cane and his current position playing guitar for Atlanta Rhythm Section, Dave has a solo acoustic show which he gigs 2-3 times a week around North Alabama and Swampers is one of his residencies. 

John Gifford III is a producer and engineer at the world famous FAME recording studios in Muscle Shoals.  The classic house band at FAME were called “The Swampers” and the bar and grill in Florence was named after this uber famous group of recording musicians.

Dave talks about his time with Atlanta Rhythm Section and Brother Cane, touring with Van Halen, his guitar collection and watching his son grow up in the music business.  We talked about a lot of firsts, including some of our first gigs.  John Gifford relates his experience with Lady Antebellum, and John Michaels talks about mixing Nirvana in the early 90s.