Chris Berry: King of Me

June 3rd, 2013

Chris BerryGrammy award-winner Chris Berry is an eclectic singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and highly energetic performer. His upcoming album, King of Me, focuses in on his modified and amplified mbira, heart-felt lyrics and the Ivorian powerhouse Abou Diarrassouba on drum set.

In this podcast we talk with Chris about his eight years in Zimbabwe studying music, how he came to create this album and what makes for the sweet spot of live performance.

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Julie Cain: Being Little Lonely

May 27th, 2013

Julie CainMissouri-born, Los Angeles-bred singer/songwriter Little Lonely provides a soundtrack for the forgotten American landscape on her eponymous debut album.

In this podcast we talk with Little Lonely (aka Julie Cain) about the every day encounters that inspire her music, the stellar group of musical collaborators who’ve contributed to her album and the constellation of musical enclaves that make up Los Angeles.

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Emily Stengel: Greening Fests

May 20th, 2013

Emily StengelC3 Presents creates and produces live experiences, concerts, and events including Austin City Limits Music Festival and Lollapalooza.

In this podcast we talk with C3 Events Services Manager Emily Stengel about the greening efforts C3 implements at events it produces, including Rock & Recycle, offsetting carbon credits, water refill stations and the use of biodiesel generators. Emily reflects on how expectations and standards have changed for festivals as well as audiences.

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Dean Jones: Songwriting and the Malarkey Meter

May 6th, 2013

Dean JonesGrammy award-winning producer and leading light of the “kindie” music explosion, Dean Jones is happy to release a new music album - ‘When the World Was New’. Best known for his work with Dog on Fleas and The Felice Brothers, this rare solo project is a chance for Dean to explore the honest joy of music geared toward young people.

In this podcast Dean talks about his own musical journey, his approach to song writing and kids’ well tuned “malarkey meter”. You can see Dean later this summer at Mountain Jam and Clearwater.

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Brushy One String: Jamaican Blues

April 29th, 2013

Brushy One StringVeteran Jamaican bluesman Brushy One String has journeyed long and hard to get to where he’s at right now, which happens to be at Festival International de Louisiane and then on to JazzFest 2013. Buoyed by his guitar strings’ buzz and an array of percussive taps and knocks on the guitar’s body, Brushy evokes an honest and clean sound that has garnered new fans everywhere he goes.

In this podcast we talk with Brushy and his collaborator Luciano Blotta about musical influences, the videos that have grabbed everyone’s attention, and the kindness he’s found from fellow musicians he’s met on this current U.S. tour.

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