Touring in 1972 ft. Eric Gardner (Panacea-Ent)

Touring in 1972 ft. Eric Gardner (Panacea-Ent)

This week we have the legend Eric Gardner on the podcast. Eric has been working in the industry for over 50 years now. He is the CEO & Founder at Panacea Entertainment and currently manages Paul Shaffer & Todd Rundgren. His career and life are full of amazing stories and I am so happy to have him on to share a few with us today. In the future hopefully we can get him back to tell us more stories.

In this episode of the Don’t Shit On The Bus podcast we will learn:

• How Eric went from volunteering in New York to touring the world with the Grateful Dead
• What helped push for the creation of multi-colored lights on shows
• About the innovation in monitor technology
• How Eric assisted in live music being performed on the radio

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(00:00) Intro
(02:24) Patreon
(02:52) Eric gets on the bus
(03:25) Connecting with the Allman Brothers
(13:44) Asking WBAI to play music
(21:07) Being backstage before all-access passes
(24:15) Eric going on tour with the Grateful Dead
(37:01) Bands without managers
(40:51) Evolution of tech in live music
(47:47) The innovation of concert lighting
(52:40) The best cabbage soup in New York City
(56:46) Wrap up notes
(57:35) Shower Shoes

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Edited & Produced by Connor Gaskey