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Guitar aficionado and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Robbie Robertson is interviewed by Warren Zanes in this episode of Speakeasy. Robertson rose to fame as the lead guitarist and primary songwriter for The Band and later released five solo albums. His solo debut, Robbie Robertson, was nominated for a Grammy Award and was certified gold in the United States in 1991. Southern Accents, Robertson's third solo album was certified platinum in the United States six months after its release.

In 1965, Roger Waters co-founded Pink Floyd, one of the most influential rock bands in history. "The man behind The Wall", sits down with American television journalist Bill Weir to discuss his legendary career, the past, present and future of the music industry, the ravages of war, and his insightful look at many of the underlying issues facing the world today.

Three-time Brit Award and four-time Grammy Award winner Seal is joined by his manager, Amy Thomson, in the season finale of Speakeasy. Over the course of his career Seal has sold more than 30 million records worldwide and is known for his international hits including "Kiss from a Rose." As a songwriter Seal has received two consecutive Ivor Novello Awards from the British Academy for Best Song Musically and Lyrically for "Killer" and "Crazy." The pair have an intimate and frank discussion detailing Seal's early career and his experience recording his new album Standards.

Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Steve Earle is joined by Emmy Award- winning producer David Simon for an intimate conversation in this episode of Speakeasy. Earle began his career as a songwriter in 1982 before having his breakthrough 1986's Guitar Town. His 16th studio album, So You Wanna Be an Outlaw, was released in June 2017. Simon is the Emmy Award winning producer behind HBO's The Wire. His latest project The Deuceis coming to HBO in the fall. The pair discuss storytelling through song, politics, and working with Townes Van Zandt.

On the surface an unlikely pairing, their 2018 collaboration 44/876 (named for the area codes of their native UK and Jamaica) inspired a friendship that here fuels a hilarious - and profound - conversation based on questions submitted by fans. The two talk 'desert island discs,' Lewis Carroll, Miles Davis, their common link to James Bond and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang author Ian Fleming, 'sheroes,' laundry day, and more, including former teacher Sting's view of Shaggy's "It Wasn't Me" as a modern morality play. Filmed at the McKittrick Hotel's Manderley Bar in New York City.

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