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Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds: Modern Soul

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

Sister Sparrow Soul-infused eight-piece rock band, Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds put a modern spin on classic soul. Since releasing their debut album in 2010 they’ve appeared at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam and Firefly and shared the stage with the likes of Govt. Mule and Trombone Shorty.

In this podcast we talk with lead vocalist Arleigh Kincheloe about the band’s heavy touring schedule, covering the entire album of Zeppelin IV and what they’ve got planned for the rest of 2014.

Photo credit: Ryan Tuttle

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Nistha Raj: Worlds Collide

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

Nistha RajNistha Raj‘s solo debut album, Exit 1, transports us to a place where worlds collide in the best way possible. While drawing on her training in Hindustani music she breaks the rules by adding cello, guitar and piano to complement the sound of her five-string violin.

In this podcast, Nistha talks about her training in the U.S. and India, her approach to the arrangements that we hear on the album and the landscape for artists in this country as they struggle to share their artistic work.

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Hannah Gill: Stunning New Voice

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Hannah GillStunning new voices. The type that make you stop, and listen, listen again. That is Hannah Gill, whose debut EP launches on March 4.

In this podcast we talk with this up-and-coming talent about how she found her voice and confidence, what she thought of Lorde at the Grammys, and what’s next for this extraordinary young woman.

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Naomi Wachira: Joy of Performance

Sunday, February 9th, 2014

Naomi Wachira

Seattle folk singer and songwriter Naomi Wachira is making music inspired by the music she discovered in America and the songs she grew up with in Kenya. Voted Best Folk Singer by Seattle Weekly, Naomi is a rising star in the Pacific Northwest music scene.

In this podcast we talk about her evolution as an artist, the release of her debut album this month and the joy of performing for an appreciative audience.

Photo Credit: Janell Kallander

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Badi Assad: Between Love & Luck

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Badi Assad

One of Rolling Stone‘s Top 100 Guitarists and the winner of the 2013 USA Songwriting Competition in the World category, Badi Assad has enjoyed over twenty years on the world stage as one of the finest Brazilian guitarists of her generation.

In this podcast we talk about her innovative approach to instruments and singing, the making of her latest album Between Love and Luck, and co-curating and performing at the New York Guitar Festival.

Photo Credit: Claudio F. Soares

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