Art of the Song / Standing "O" Podcast
Shelly Peiken - Mid-Week Coffee Break Podcast

Our guest on the Mid-Week Coffee Break is Shelly Peiken.

Grammy-nominated songwriter Shelly Peiken has been a prolific, behind-the-scenes force in the music business for more than two decades. Her songs have sold in excess of 50 million records. She is best known for penning culturally resonant, female-empowerment anthems such as Christina Aguilera’s No. 1 hit, “What a Girl Wants” and Meredith Brooks’ smash, “Bitch.”

Shelly’s experiences, accomplishments and the circles in which she has traveled give her a unique perspective on the music business: that of a professional woman who fought her way into a highly competitive industry, found a way to succeed, balanced a thriving career and a family, and who has witnessed firsthand the changes that have turned that industry upside down. All the while, Shelly has stayed true to her first true love: the often elusive but always immensely satisfying act of writing a great song.

 Shelly’s book, Confessions Of A Serial Songwriter is a humorous pop culture memoir about her journey: from young girl falling under the spell of magical songs to working professional, writing hits of her own. It’s about growing up, the creative process, the highs and the lows, the conflicts that arise between motherhood and career success, the divas, the celebrity egos and schemers but, most of all, the remarkable people she’s found along the way.

Buy Confessions of a Serial Songwriter

www.ShellyPeiken.com

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https://www.standingoproject.com/artist/shellypeiken/ 

The Standing 'O' Project is about socially responsible streaming--excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited to find good, new, non-commercial music in a venue that lets musicians have an actual revenue stream. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the music at www.standingoproject.com #sociallyresponsiblestreaming

Direct download: Shelly_Peiken_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:31pm MDT

Gabrielle Louise - Art of the Song Coffeehouse Podcast

Our guest this week on the Art of the Song Coffeehouse Podcast is singer/songwriter Gabrielle Louise. Gabrielle is a nationally touring troubadour noted for her poignant lyrics and lush voice. The daughter of two vagabond musicians, Gabrielle inherited the genetic predisposition to wanderlust and song. Gabrielle Louise's music is anchored deeply in folk, but undeniably drawn to rich harmonies and melodic adventurism. Her sound has the earthy feel of early Joni Mitchell while also veering into the spirited delivery of fellow genre-hopping artist Eva Cassidy. Unafraid to take a random musical escapade in the name of inspiration, Gabrielle is at one moment folkie and ethereal, the next moment a smoky jazz chanteuse. Gabrielle's music has been best appreciated in listening atmospheres with introspective, attentive crowds. She is striving to communicate more soul than special effect and gently entice her listener to release their grip on the status quo. Known for her authenticity and candor on stage, her performances are notably present and sincere, a professional presentation of her private creative world. Gabrielle has been entrusted to open for or shared the stage with greats such as Richie Havens, Patty Larkin, Eliza Gilkyson, and Guy Clark. In the original songwriting realm, she has independently released a handful of records, the most recent of which are Cigarettes for Sentiments (2008), Mirror the Branches (2010), and most recently, The Bird in My Chest (2014).  Her most recent collection of songs was released in tandem with a book of poetry and short stories. It comes in an original, handmade case that holds a the book as well as the record itself, which features the beautiful black and white photography of Kristen Hatgi-Sink and Mark Sink. "The Bird in My Chest" is an intimate, self-exposing love record. The prose that accompanies it was written at the same time as the music, and provides deeper insight into the songs, as well as Gabrielle's personality and her life on the road as a traveling troubadour.

To hear the complete show with music as broadcast on 150 Public Radio stations, the unedited "naked" interview, and to browse segments by topic, please visit

https://www.standingoproject.com/artist/gabriellelouise

https://standingoproject.com/artist/walterparksThe STANDING 'O' PROJECT is about socially responsible streaming--excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited to find good, new, non-commercial music in a venue that lets musicians have an actual revenue stream. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the music at www.standingoproject.com #sociallyresponsiblestreaming

Direct download: aots-podcast-gabrielle-louise.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:23pm MDT

30 Minutes of Rock 'n' Roll, Pt 2 - Midweek Coffee Break

Our guest on the Mid-Week Coffee Break is Jim Rhodes of Partners 'n Crime

The next few weeks we will be featuring a very special three-part series on our mid-week coffee break called 30 Minutes of L.A. Rock 'n Roll History. We will be talking with Jim Rhodes of Partners 'n Crime, a southern California native with a long history in the Rock 'n Roll scene in Los Angeles about his experiences with the changing music industry in Los Angeles from the 1960's till today.

http://standingoproject.com/artist/tapiacorel

 The Standing "O" Project is about socially responsible streaming--excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited to find good, new, non-commercial music in a venue that lets musicians have an actual revenue stream. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the music at www.standingoproject.com #sociallyresponsiblestreaming

Direct download: 30_mins_Rock_n_Roll_Seg_2-2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:19pm MDT

Walter Parks - Art of the Song Coffeehouse Podcast

Our guest this week on the Art of the Song Coffeehouse Podcast is veteran blues and jazz guitarist, Walter Parks. Walter has built an international career as the lead guitarist for Woodstock legend Richie Havens, as half of the folk-duo The Nudes, and as leader of the neo-southern rock group Swamp Cabbage. Inspired by the sultry gospel music of storefront churches and roadhouses in the American southeast, Walter’s raspy vocals and heartfelt lyrics explore the depths of the human spirit. We spoke with Walter in our Albuquerque studios.

To hear the complete show with music as broadcast on 150 Public Radio stations, the unedited "naked" interview, and to browse segments by topic, please visit

https://standingoproject.com/artist/walterparks

The STANDING 'O' PROJECT is about socially responsible streaming--excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited to find good, new, non-commercial music in a venue that lets musicians have an actual revenue stream. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the music at www.standingoproject.com #sociallyresponsiblestreaming

Direct download: aots-podcast-walter-parks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:45pm MDT

30 Minutes of Rock 'n Roll History, Pt 3 - Midweek Coffee Break

Our guest on the Mid-Week Coffee Break is Jim Rhodes of Partners 'n Crime

The next few weeks we will be featuring a very special three-part series on our mid-week coffee break called 30 Minutes of L.A. Rock 'n Roll History. We will be talking with Jim Rhodes of Partners 'n Crime, a southern California native with a long history in the Rock 'n Roll scene in Los Angeles about his experiences with the changing music industry in Los Angeles from the 1960's till today.

http://standingoproject.com/artist/tapiacorel

 The Standing "O" Project is about socially responsible streaming--excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited to find good, new, non-commercial music in a venue that lets musicians have an actual revenue stream. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the music at www.standingoproject.com #sociallyresponsiblestreaming

Direct download: 30_mins_Rock_n_Roll_Seg_3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:06pm MDT

30 Minutes of Rock 'n' Roll, Pt 2 - Midweek Coffee Break

Our guest on the Mid-Week Coffee Break is Jim Rhodes of Partners 'n Crime

The next few weeks we will be featuring a very special three-part series on our mid-week coffee break called 30 Minutes of L.A. Rock 'n Roll History. We will be talking with Jim Rhodes of Partners 'n Crime, a southern California native with a long history in the Rock 'n Roll scene in Los Angeles about his experiences with the changing music industry in Los Angeles from the 1960's till today.

http://standingoproject.com/artist/tapiacorel

 The Standing "O" Project is about socially responsible streaming--excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited to find good, new, non-commercial music in a venue that lets musicians have an actual revenue stream. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the music at www.standingoproject.com #sociallyresponsiblestreaming

 

Direct download: 30_mins_Rock_n_Roll_Seg_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am MDT

30 Minutes of Rock 'n' Roll, Pt 1 - Midweek Coffee Break

Our guest on the Mid-Week Coffee Break is Jim Rhodes of Partners 'n Crime

The next few weeks we will be featuring a very special three-part series on our mid-week coffee break called 30 Minutes of L.A. Rock 'n Roll History. We will be talking with Jim Rhodes of Partners 'n Crime, a southern California native with a long history in the Rock 'n Roll scene in Los Angeles about his experiences with the changing music industry in Los Angeles from the 1960's till today.

http://standingoproject.com/artist/tapiacorel

 The Standing "O" Project is about socially responsible streaming--excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited to find good, new, non-commercial music in a venue that lets musicians have an actual revenue stream. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the music at www.standingoproject.com #sociallyresponsiblestreaming

Direct download: 30_min_Rock_n_Roll_Seg_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:49pm MDT

The Pine Hill Project - Art of the Song Coffeehouse Podcast

Our guests this week on the Art of the Song Coffeehouse Podcast are Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell, together known as The Pine Hill Project. Lucy and Richard have been singing together for 25 years. And they’ve talked about making a record together for just as long. Lucy and Richard are songwriters—each with many solo albums of original songs. But they’re also fans of great songs. Their recent release, “Tomorrow You’re Going,” is a collection of eleven songs they love by other songwriters, including Nick Lowe, Gillian Welch, Dave Carter, Bono, and Elizabeth Ziman.

To hear the complete show with music as broadcast on 150 Public Radio stations, the unedited "naked" interview, and to browse segments by topic, please visit

https://standingoproject.com/artist/pinehillproject

The STANDING 'O' PROJECT is about socially responsible streaming--excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited to find good, new, non-commercial music in a venue that lets musicians have an actual revenue stream. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the music at www.standingoproject.com #sociallyresponsiblestreaming

Direct download: aots-podcast-pine-hill-project.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00am MDT

Blake Morgan - Art of the Song Coffeehouse Podcast

Our guest this week on the Art of the Song Coffeehouse Podcast is songwriter / artist / producer / label owner, Blake Morgan.

Born and raised in New York City, singer / songwriter / music producer / label owner Blake Morgan began playing the piano and going to music school at age five, with the aim of becoming a professional pianist. At age six his interest began to switch from classical composers such as Mozart and Bartók to The Beatles, after his mother introduced him to Meet The Beatles. Blake's first gig was at CBGB's in New York, when older students from his school recruited him to play in their band. Since he was legally too young for the venue, they smuggled him inside the club in a bass drum case. As the show began, Morgan came out of the case to jump on stage and play the keyboards.

To hear the complete show with music as broadcast on 150 Public Radio stations, the unedited "naked" interview, and to browse segments by topic, please visit

https://standingoproject.com/artist/blakemorgan

The STANDING 'O' PROJECT is about socially responsible streaming--excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited to find good, new, non-commercial music in a venue that lets musicians have an actual revenue stream. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the music at www.standingoproject.com #sociallyresponsiblestreaming

Direct download: aots-podcast-blake-morgan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:40am MDT

Mindy Dillard - Mid-Week Coffee Break

Our guest on the Mid-Week Coffee Break is Mindy Dillard.

Mindy Dillard is an adventurer and an award-winning singer-songwriter. She plays clawhammer banjo and rhythm guitar, often in alternate tunings to accompany her electric and raw, crystal-clear voice. Her music pulsates with funky rhythmic grooves and sparkles with heartfelt storytelling. Mindy is a mythological scholar and has performed her one woman folk rock opera based on Grimm’s fairytales and the work of Clarissa Pinkola Estes internationally. In June 2015 she won Susanne Millsaps performing songwriter competition in Salt Lake City, Utah (which is also her hometown). She opened for folk icon John Gorka at the 2015 Utah Arts Festival. Mindy’s musical influences include Joni Mitchell, Dar Williams, Cosy Sheridan, Stephen Sondheim and Ella Fitzgerald. A genre bender, Mindy’s sound holds shades of old-time Appalachia, contemporary folk, gospel, musical theatre and rhythm and blues. Through her music she seeks to transform the ordinary into the magical and poison into medicine. 

She’s recently released her second full length feature album, How to Survive a Poison Apple, a folk rock song cycle and the soundtrack for her revisionist fairy tale one-woman show, which explores her journey to finding her own voice and healthy body image. She’s performed her show at festivals, conferences and eating disorder treatment centers since 2011, including the Santa Cruz and Vancouver (B.C) fringe festivals, and the iaedp (International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals) symposium.

http://standingoproject.com/artist/mindydillard

The Standing "O" Project is about socially responsible streaming--excellent musicians and exceptional fans taking over the music business. You're invited to find good, new, non-commercial music in a venue that lets musicians have an actual revenue stream. Come and connect with artists on a whole new level. Support musicians with an unheard of 50/50 split of proceeds. And gain access to rare music, video and interview content. You can be part of this revolutionary community and matter to the music at www.standingoproject.com #sociallyresponsiblestreaming

Direct download: Mindy_Dillard_Mid-Week.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:05pm MDT