Tuesday, April 28, 2015

April 23, 2015: Skunk Pilot/James Currie/Kevin Parham

Skunk Pilot plays live

This week we're presenting the amazing indie space funk styles of the two-member band Skunk Pilot! These two have a great music history, but this all-new venture has a great sounds all it's own. Max Rome and Jake Moody play a killer live set that's sure to please!

Next up, author James Currie talks about the wildlife of Africa, the subject of his new book, "When Eagles Roar: The Amazing Journey of an African Wildlife Adventurer," which he co-wrote with Bonnie Fladung. Currie joins us over the phone to talk about his many experiences, both humorous and treacherous, as well as what it's like to be a park ranger in Africa.

Author Kevin Parham shares his stories of spending 50 summers in Martha's Vineyard, which are the subject of his book, "The Vineyard We Knew: A Recollection of Summers on Martha's Vineyard." Parham talks about what life there was like when he was a child, how it's changed, and some of the little-known facts of the Vineyard.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

April 16, 2015: Anda Volley/My Silent Bravery/Deborah Irving/Steven Porter

Matthew Wade of My Silent Bravery

Host Max Bowen flies solo this week, and his first guest is electro singer-songwriter Anda Volley. Over the past year, she's made amazing headway in her career, and she has a huge announcement about an upcoming performance this May. She also has new music to share, and a special contest for her upcoming show on April 30.

Matthew Wade of My Silent Bravery also has new tunes to showcase, a remix of his previous album, "Diamond from Coal." He's worked with some incredibly talented people, including Boston's own Shea Rose.

Author Deborah Irving shares the story of hew book, "Waking Up White." It chronicles her perspective of racism and racial tensions in her hometown of Winchester, and later, working in Boston. This is an issue which we can all help to improve on.

Steven Porter is next, and as the president of the Association of Rhode Island Authors, founder of his own publishing company alongside his wife. and with two books to his name, it's hard to imagine how this man sleeps. He gives us his take on indie publishing in 2015 and how it's gotten better.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

April 9, 2015: Good Natured Dog Productions/Gina House/Greg Adams/Anne Litwin

Alecia Orsini from the film company Good Natured Dog Productions talks about the group's 10-year anniversary and their plans for the future. With short and feature films, commercial work, and regular participation in the 48-Hour Film Festival, this creative company has much to be proud of. Orsini also talks about the recent movement to retain the state's tax incentive for filmmakers.

Author Gina House outlines her two books on knitting in her Sleepy Eyes Knits series. She's got some great designs, and interesting insight into the world of knitting circles. Let's just say it's not your grandma's knitting club. Gina's also an archer and relates how she got into the sport and how it's helped her with her work.

New York-based singer-songwriter Greg Adams has been making some big waves in Boston with recent performances at the Hard Rock Cafe and Copperfield's. He's also re-releasing his album, "All or Nothing," following his signing with a PR firm, so there's a lot of great news to share.

Author Anne Litwin shares the origins of her new book, "New Rules for Women." It's all about changing the way that women work together to foster unity and highlight the struggles they still face. It's a fascinating topic, and one that we're glad to discuss.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

April 2, 2015: Merrimack Media/Four Noble Truths/The Color of Air

Matt and Max with Four Noble Truths
We're continuing our showcase of authors with Jenny Hudson, head of the publishing company Merrimack Media. An author herself, Hudson knows the trials and challenges facing many writers, and started her company to help them with every aspect, from marketing to editing and much more.

The four-piece rock band Four Noble Truths play an incredible live set, and give us the story behind their debut album, "Snow," and talk about the new tunes that they have in the works. Already, this band has played venues like the Middle East and Hard Rock Cafe, with more shows down the road.

It's a reunion of sorts as Matt Zappa talks to Greg Massi, his friend and the host of the Color of Air podcast. They talk music, shows, and all the great guests that Massi has had since the show launched last year.