Jeff Slate

Today’s episode is the incredibly fun and wide-ranging conversation I had with Jeff Slate. Jeff is an ASCAP-award-winning singer songwriter from New York City who has fronted several bands including the 80’s mod punk band the Mindless Thinkers, has worked with musicians such as Earl Slick and Carlos Alomar, has opened for Sheryl Crow, toured Europe and has released numerous albums and singles both as part of different bands and as a solo artist. He’s also a prolific journalist, writing for publications such as Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and Esquire and has interviewed or written about artists as varied as Bob Dylan, Bob Geldof, David Bowie, Willie Nelson, and of course Tom Petty.

You can find Jeff’s tour dates, his music, and tons more information about the incredible body of work he’s put together over the last few decades here!

Check out Jeff sitting down with his frequent collaborator, Earl Slick, and Heartbreaker Ron Blair to promote the 2019 Tom Petty All Star Weekend too:

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