The Jazz Session

The Jazz Session

The Jazz Session #628: Todd Sickafoose

October 04, 2023

Bassist Todd Sickafoose’s new album is called Bear Proof (Secret Hatch Records, 2023). On this episode, Todd talks about assembling a cast of strong musical personalities; the challenges of recording an hour-long piece with no breaks; his work with Anaïs Mitchell on Hadestown; his long tenure in Ani DiFranco’s band; music as social commentary; composing for podcasts; and more.


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Logo: Sarah Walter

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