“Behind the Smoke” Legendary Rock Guitarist Steve Hackett formerly of Genesis on ‘I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee’
Saturday, March 11, 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST Guitar virtuoso and rock legend, Steve Hackett (formerly of Genesis), joins me on “I Take LIBERTY With My Coffee” for a revealing interview. Steve is set to release his latest album ‘The Night Siren’ on March 24th, 2017 through InsideOut Music (Sony). As implied in the title, ‘The Night Siren’ is a wake-up call… the warning of a siren sounding in this era of strife and division. I recently hung out with Steve on the Cruise to the Edge 2017 and we discussed what inspired him to make this album and the messages he hopes to reach people with. The album’s first track ‘Behind the Smoke’ is about the refugee crisis. Not just now but in history as well. Steve, like many of us, is a descendant of refugees as his grandparents had to flee Poland in the late 1800’s. Please join me as I welcome this legendary artist as we discuss his career, his life, his activism and his desire for a world filled with Peace and Justice first.
“I will always be known as a progressive musician. But what that means is there are no rules to be followed. Anything can happen at any time, and that’s certainly the case here.”
“Right now, it seems the world has been plunged into darkness. Wherever you look, extremism and intolerance are dominant, and people are getting fed up with politicians. They are losing faith in the way they behave. But within the midst of all this, what I am saying is that embracing a multi-cultural approach gives us all a way of moving forward in the right way.”
It’s taken a year or so for Hackett to bring this ambitious album to fruition. In doing so, he has shown a tremendous capacity for following his instincts and inclinations, eschewing the easy path of going in a straight musical direction, in favor of being more adventurous.