It was Tom Brislin's birthday recently, so on this episode of Yesshift, we talk about his work on the Yessymphonic Tour, as well as what he was up to prior, how he got the gig, and later instances of his interactions involving Yes music and Yes members. All while he got involved with projects like Anderson/Stolt, The Sea Within, Kansas, and more!

Links to YouTube videos mentioned:

How Tom Brislin Got That Yes Gig - Fan Questions

Tom Brislin and Spiraling - Sound Chaser by Yes - Live at CalProg Festival 2005

Yes - Heart of the Sunrise Cover with Tom Brislin at SAM

Glen Burtnik "Roundabout"

Tom Brislin improvised Yes

South Side of the Sky - The Band Geeks with Tom Brislin

Tom Brislin - Hurry Up and Smell the Roses LIVE - July 21, 2018 - The Foundry Philadelphia

"Starship Trooper" Yes with Tony Kaye at The Fillmore Philadelphia 7/21/2018

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