Archive for the 'Interviews' Category

Daniela Nardi: Espresso Manifesto

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Daniela NardiAward winning singer and multi-instrumentalist Daniela Nardi celebrates the songs of Italian star Paolo Conte in her latest release, Espresso Manifesto.

In this podcast Daniela talks about recording the album in Umbria, the shift toward more eclectic and adventurous musical tastes on the part of audiences, and the many hats she wears in support of her career. You can see her in New York City on June 30 at Pianos NYC, and at the Montreal International Jazz Festival in July.

Photo credit: Francesco Lastrucci

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John Melleky: A Fiesta In San Antonio

Monday, June 17th, 2013

Fiesta San Antonio LogoFiesta San Antonio is a ten-day celebration featuring some one hundred events ranging from parades to music to food.

In this podcast we talk with CEO John Melleky about the rich history of Fiesta San Antonio, the community connections created by the non-profit organizations that sponsor events, and the stamina you’ll need to get through your bucket list for this festival!

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Julia Weldon: Festival Memories

Monday, June 10th, 2013

Julia WeldonBrooklyn based indie-folk-pop artist Julia Weldon has been giving acclaimed heartfelt performances at Knitting Factory, Webster Hall, CMJ and BoulderFest. Her upcoming album release ‘Light is a Ghost’ is a fully orchestrated manifestation of her talent.

In this podcast Julia talks about starting out as a musician, simultaneously going to graduate school and performing, and some of her favorite festival memories.

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Chris Berry: King of Me

Monday, 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

Monday, 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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