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Everyone Loves Guitar

We sit down and talk with interesting professional guitar players, and find out what makes them tick. Uncover the backstory behind your favorite guitar players and behind the "sidemen" who make the wheels spin for artists worldwide. If you love guitar, stick around… you’re in the right place.

Apr 19, 2021

On this Jeff Babko interview, touring the world with Julio Iglesias right out of school - and why this ultimately wasn’t the right gig for him… working with Simon Phillips, The Cletones (Jimmy Kimmel), Larry Carlton, Tak Matsumoto, Cecilia Noel, James Taylor, Todd Rundgren, Bono, Steve Martin, Martin Short, Herbie Hancock, Maceo Parker, George Benson, partying with Joe Zawinul… Crow Nuts, Band of Other Brothers & Ebunctions, playing The Baked Potato, handling anxiety, loving the unexpected, loads more. TONS of fun and great energy!

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Jeff Babko is a first-call LA Session keyboardist. He’s played or toured with Julio Iglesias, Simon Phillips, Robben Ford, Larry Carlton (playing on RF & LC Live In Tokyo), B'z guitar superstar Tak Matsumoto, Shelby Lynne, Sheryl Crow, James Taylor, Jason Mraz, Frank Ocean, Nathan East, Smokey Robinson, Alanis Morrisette, Willie Nelson, Tim McGraw, John Mayer, Lyle Workman, Toto & others. Jeff’s also played on a bunch of top successful film scores, including The 40 Year Old Virgin, Superbad, Toy Story 4, Frozen 2, Forgetting Sarah Marshall & Jack Reacher 2

Jeff has five solo albums out under his own name and is also a member of "Band Of Other Brothers" with Will Lee, Jeff Coffin, Nir Felder and Steely Dan's Keith Carlock. His current project is EBUNCTIONS, a band he co-leads with drummer Steve Ferrone. He also has a very cool group BIL with Dave Levita & Victor Indrizzo.