Doc Wiley & Chris Gillette

Today’s episode is the fourth installment of my #Guestember series of conversations. This one is with the wonderfully funny and insightful Doc Wiley and Chris Gillette, who are the bass player and singer/rhythm guitarist in Montana-based tribute band, The Waiting. Like my previous tribute band guests, The Waiting don’t put on wigs and costumes and play the songs note for note, but instead apply their exceptional musicianship to lovingly interpret Tom’s catalogue. Their debut PBS special performance has already been recorded and will be coming out early in the next. Watch out for links to that.

For more info, videos, and performance dates, please check out their website here:

NOTE: This episode contains a small amount of profanity.

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