Art of the Song / Standing "O" Podcast

Our guest on the Mid-Week Coffee Break is Terry Kitchen.

Terry Kitchen's songs are portraits of ordinary people and emotions, captured with extraordinary compassion, honesty and humor. He has released ten CDs of original contemporary folk music since the 1990s, and his songs have won the Mid-Atlantic and USA Song Contests and been runner-up in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. His latest CD, 2015's The Post-American Century, reached #19 on the national Folk-DJ airplay chart. His 2013 novel Next Big Thing, based on his experiences with his '80s band Loose Ties, was called "a great debut novel" by the San Francisco Book Review. Terry Kitchen grew up in Easton, PA on the music of the 1960s before moving to small town Ohio in the '70s. He attended Occidental College in LA (with Barack Obama), then moved to Boston where he played in the '80s rock band Loose Ties before deciding folk music was the most natural setting for his distinctive narrative songwriting. For the past twenty-five years he has performed on the New England and national folk scenes at clubs and coffeehouses including Club Passim and The Nameless Coffeehouse in Mass., The Rockland Music Hall, Postcrypt Coffeehouse and Cafe Lena in NY, Godfrey Daniels in PA and The Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, and at festivals including Falcon Ridge, the South Florida Folk Festival, VT Solarfest, and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. He performs solo and as a duo with singer Mara Levine, and his songs have appeared in film and TV and been recorded by Barbara Kessler, Janet Feld, and Rebecca Lynch.

Terry Kitchen with Mara Levine performing "Sequel": 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMqJxbJ7Kww 

Terry Kitchen Standing "O" Page:

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

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: Terry_Kitchen_Podcast.mp3
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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

Blog

www.facebook.com/serialsongwriter

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
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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
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