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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Kimber Lee: Writing and the PoNY Fellowship

April 22nd, 2013

Kimber LeeLark Play Development Center and Playwrights of New York (PoNY) have awarded Kimber Lee the 2013-14 PoNY Fellowship, which provides over $100,000 in comprehensive career support, including housing, health insurance, a living stipend, and mentorship.

In this podcast we talk with Kimber about her career, her creative process and how this fellowship will help her move forward and contribute to American theater.

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Zak Pashak: Growing Sled Island

April 15th, 2013

Sled IslandSled Island Festival in Calgary blasts past barriers that exist among fans, music, age groups and businesses, creating an amazing musical experience that encourages exploration and celebration of this great city’s culture.

In this podcast we talk with founder Zak Pashak about why he started the festival, the role of guest curators and the balancing act that festival bookers walk as they try to please everyone.

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