Sunday, February 21, 2016

Feb. 18, 2016: Ava Suppelsa/Will Dailey/Michael J. Epstein/Prateek Poddar

We're opening with singer-songwriter Ava Suppelsa, another of the uber-talented artists that are part of EBASS. She's been hard at work in the studio recording new music, and you'll get to hear all about it, and her time studying at Berklee College of Music.

Next we are joined by musician and filmmaker Michael J. Epstein. Recently, he announced that he and his wife Sophia would be moving to California, and made some thought-provoking points about the struggles that artists in Boston face. Joining us for this segment is Will Dailey, a longtime fixture in Boston's music scene who will be performing on Feb. 25 at the Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum's RISE program.

Singer-songwriter Prateek Poddar, another artist working with EBASS, brings the show to a close. He'll tell us all about his recent tour down south and new EP, "Walking in My Sleep."

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Feb. 11, 2016: Andrew Martin/Sudbury Savoyards/Abandoned Asylums of Massachusetts

Andrew Martin and his wife Erin played live on the show
We start off with singer-songwriter Andrew Martin to talk about his debut album, EP 1. Andrew's been performing for years, both solo and with bands, and we talk about the recording process and some of the shows he's performed in.

Next up is Tony Parkes, stage director for The Sudbury Savoyards. They're working on a production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "The Sorcerer," an interesting tale on love gone out of control! This is Tony's first time directing, but he's worked with the Savoyards for the past 20 years. We talk about the other members of the cast, and what it's like working with a community theater group.

Our final guest are authors Tammy Rebello and L.F. Blanchard for "Abandoned Asylums of Massachusetts," released by Arcadia Publishing. These two toured a number of asylums, many of which were closed years ago, and spoke to some of the people that once walked the halls to learn what mental health used to be like.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Feb. 4, 2016: Boston Bluegrass Union/Chasing Blue/Tristan Bouchard/Heavy Rotation Records

Chasing Blue played live on the show
We're fired up for this week's show, and here's why: Boston Bluegrass Union joins us to talk about their upcoming Joe Val Festival. Now in its 31st year, this three-day event--which runs Feb. 12-14, features dozens of performers, workshops, and much more. One of the many performers, Chasing Blue, are in the studio to talk about their festival memories and play some great acoustic tunes!

Tristan Bouchard's newest release "Little Nights" helped him to deal with the PTSD he suffered after witnessing a horrific accident three years ago. We talk about what went into this, and how it helped him. For some of us, it's through our art that we find the way to overcome such challenging times.

Berklee College of Music students will hear some familiar voices on this week's show. We talk to Christina Lundelius of Heavy Rotation Records for their upcoming Heavy Rotation Records 16th Annual Epic Event to celebrate Dorm Room Sessions Vol. 11. This album features seven bands comprised of Berklee students and alumni, and they span all the genres.
Plus, the folks from The Trap Music Orchestra share their experience being part of Dorm Sessions and we spin a few of the tunes on the album.