David Sanborn: Saxophonist

DAVID SANBORN is a man who loves music.  As a composer, performer on his chosen instrument, the saxophone or as a recording artist with 24 album releases, the man has fans around the world.  Recognition?  He’s received six Grammy Awards, has had 8 Gold albums and 1 Platinum album.  He’s toured with artists as diverse as the Paul Butterfield Blues Band and Stevie Wonder.  As a session artists, he’s appeared on the albums of everyone from James Taylor to Billy Joel.

In this interview, Paul caught up with David Sanborn backstage to have a talk about his musical roots.

Stephen Marley: Singer-Songwriter & Recording Artist

This brief interview with Stephen Marley was conducted backstage at Center Stage in Atlanta, Georgia prior to one of his concerts.  There was not a lot of time given because of demands upon the artist.

It is a brief interview, but Stephen doesn’t shy away from talking about the influence his father has on him.  We hope you enjoy this snapshot in time.

Tom Freund: Singer-Songwriter

This interview with Tom Freund was recorded backstage at the Tabernacle in Atlanta, Georgia.  Tom Freund was performing with Ben Harper and the intimate chat took place after the concert.  Tom Freund was kind enough to share with you a live recording from that show of his song “Copper Moon.”  Tom Freund has released 8 studio albums (including a duo album with Ben Harper), 4 EPs, and a live album.  His songs have been featured in television shows like “One Tree Hill,” “Dawson’s Creek,” and “Parenthood.”  Tom Freund has recorded and/or performed with artists like Graham Parker, Josh Kelley and Mandy Moore.

We hope you enjoy as we take you backstage at the Tabernacle.  Recorded August 1, 2005 in Atlanta, Georgia.


Merlo Podlewski: Bassist, Recording Artist

Join us as we have a conversation with Merlo Podlewski (aka J Radio) about his new 4 song EP “J Radio,” described as Hip Hop Rock / Psychedelic. Merlo is also known as the bassist in Jack Johnson’s band. From the East Coast, growing up on a steady diet of Rock, Hip Hop, Soul, Jazz and Reggae; Merlo now splits his time between California and New York. Merlo sat down to talk with us about his life touring around the world with Jack Johnson, how it all started and where it’s going!

John Sebastian: Singer-Songwriter

“The Paul Leslie Hour” proudly presents an exclusive interview with the legendary John B. Sebastian of Lovin’ Spoonful fame. His songs are loved all over the world – (“Do You Believe In Magic?” “You Didn’t Have To Be So Nice” “Daydream.”)

This exclusive interview recorded backstage at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center in Roswell, Georgia.