On Episode 120 of the RETROZEST podcast, Curtis interviews the legendary JESSE HARMS! Jesse is an American musician and songwriter who was the keyboardist and background vocalist for Sammy Hagar on his Three Lock Box Tour, as well as on his 1984 album, VOA, and the tour supporting that record. Interestingly, when Sammy joined Van Halen in 1985, Jesse found himself working briefly for the previous VH lead singer David Lee Roth in 1986; in fact, he provides keyboards on one of Roth’s biggest hits, “Goin’ Crazy”.

Famously, Jesse also wrote the hit song “Walk on Water”, which was recorded by Eddie Money. He also toured with Eddie, and wrote and toured with REO Speedwagon as well. The list goes on and on as it pertains to the artists with whom Jesse has worked… Bad English, Guitar Shorty, Patty Smyth, and the McAuley Schenker Group to name just a few. In 2005 Harms purchased Marin Music Center in Novato, California which he operated until he sold it in 2019.

Jesse recently released a 6CD set named ALL SIDES. This is a deep dive into Jesse’s writing career, including 3 discs of material featuring his own lead vocals, plus 3 discs of collaborative work with an array of well-known voices in the music industry; including Sammy Hagar, Kevin Cronin, Robin McAuley, John Waite and Gina Schock.

Curtis and Jesse talk about all of this in their hour and a half discussion. You’re going to enjoy this trip down musical memory lane; especially if you’re a Sammy Hagar and/or David Lee Roth fan. It’s chock full of great information; some of which you’ll probably only hear right here on RetroZest!

Also, our announcer Mr. Retrovere shares some landmark anniversaries of classic rock albums in our Retro News segment!

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