John Lodge is this month’s conversation on Groove – The No Treble Podcast.
You can listen the new episode right here: Groove – The No Treble Podcast – Episode #88 – John Lodge.
Who is John Lodge?
John Lodge is the bass player, vocalist, and songwriter for the iconic rock band, The Moody Blues. John has been performing and recording with The Moody Blues for more than five decades, selling in excess of 70 million albums, along with a successful solo career. John has been voted one of the “10 most influential bass players on the planet,” and has been the recipient of many awards, including ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers), and Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. John was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in 2019 was given a star in his hometown ‘Walk of Fame’. In 2018, John and The Moody Blues were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and in 2019 John was given the Lifetime Achievement Award in the Prog Awards. The Moody Blues have released fifteen studio albums and countless compilations, and John has also released four solo albums. During the pandemic, John wrote ‘In These Crazy Times‘. As he could not be with his band or engineers, he decided to learn GarageBand, and then recorded the track in his home studio in Florida, performing vocals, acoustic and bass guitar (he even used the software to record the keyboards and drums all by himself). John is currently working on new material for a studio album, and looking forward to the release of his live album and singles. John will always be a Moody Blue, and never wants to stop. Enjoy the conversation…
What is Groove – The No Treble Podcast?
This is an ambitious effort. This will be a fascinating conversation. Our goal at Groove is to build the largest oral history of bass players. Why Groove? Most of the content about the bass revolves around gear, playing techniques, and more technical chatter. For us, bassists are creative artists with stories to tell. They are a force to be reckon with. These are the stories and conversation that we will capture. To create this oral history of why these artists chose the bass, what their creative lives are like, and where inspiration can be found.
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