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Car Con Carne

Aug 21, 2019

This week, guitar great/Grammy winner/John Mayer band member Isaiah Sharkey joins me for phenomenal food from Stefani Prime (6755 N. Cicero). Here's what we discussed over steak sandwiches, risotto and charcuterie (thanks, Anthony!):

  • The best Steely Dan album.
  • Isaiah's fantastic new album, "Love is the Key (Cancerian Theme)."
  • How did Isaiah hook up with John Mayer? (Hint: The Roots played a role.)
  • Set list strategy, and the importance of mixing it up night after night.
  • How does it feel for Sharkey, a Chicago native, to play the United Center?
  • The joy of inserting cover songs into the John Mayer live show.
  • Is John Mayer the tallest man in rock?
  • How much does spirituality play into Isaiah's life?
  • Childhood in Cabrini Green.
  • The value of parenting.
  • Isaiah writes "baby-making" songs: "There's not enough love songs."
  • There's nothing like a good horn section.


Car Con Carne is presented by the Autobarn Mazda of Evanston.