My guest on the podcast this week is keyboardist, conductor, composer and arranger Bob Luna, who’s worked with everyone from Paul McCartney, Paul Simon, Dionne Warwick, Alanis Morissette, Reba McEntire and many more.
Bob has also created music for film, television, commercials and video games, as well as composing the trailer music for dozens of films. He’s also served as the music director for the “Simply Shakespeare” concert put on annually by Rita Wilson and Tom Hanks.
Bob and I briefly played together in ex-Rolling Stone Mick Taylor’s touring band back in the early 1990s.
During the interview, we spoke about learning conducting, writing trailer music, working with Paul McCartney, studying with some classical masters, covering multiple keyboard parts on stage, and much more.
On the intro I’ll take a look at the downside of the creator economy, and why songs are getting simpler.