Art of the Song / Standing "O" Podcast
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
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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

Glenn Frey Tribute - Art of the Song Coffeehouse Podcast

Our guest this week on the Art of the Song Coffeehouse Podcast is the late Glenn Frey.

All of us at Art of the Song are deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Eagles founding member Glenn Frey on January 18, 2016. An inspiration to a generation of musicians and millions of fans, he helped to define the genre of country rock.  A member of the rock ’n’ roll hall of fame and a winner of six grammy awards, Glenn Frey will truly be missed.

We take this opportunity to revisit our interview with Glenn from 2012, prior to the release of After Hours, his album of pop standards. We spoke with him about this new project, his creative process, and, he told us a great story about how he and Jackson Browne wrote Take It Easy.

This was truly a high point in our careers as interviewers, as we were able to sit down and have a relaxed conversation with Glenn at the Southern California Public Radio studios in Pasadena.

Click here to listen our Art of the Song tribute to Glenn Frey with some of his most beloved songs:

https://standingoproject.com/artist/glennfrey/interviews

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-glenn-frey.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:21pm MDT

Melissa Monforti - Mid-Week Coffee Break

Our guest on the Mid-Week Coffee Break is Melissa Monforti.

Coffee with a friend.  We were discussing her newly published book and my desire to finally record after 15 years of writing songs, when in the course of the stimulating conversation, an idea came to me.  Why not blog about the process?

I hang on every word when performing artists speak about their creative process, or even what they had for lunch, both on stage and in interviews.  Writing about the recording process, how I write songs, and what I think about the big deep world - that's part of what I do now and I love it.

I also love the conversations that are popping up on the blog and beyond.  I feel content being part of a bigger discussion exploring creativity.  Perhaps you'd like to grab glass of wine and step into my brain for a minute.  You can read the blog at www.melissamonforti.com.

My music might be described as contemplative folk music.  I hope you'll enjoy a listen.

http://standingoproject.com/artist/melissamonforti

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: Melissa_Monforti_Mid-Week.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:32pm MDT

The Rails - Art of the Song Coffeehouse Podcast

Our guests this week on the Art of the Song Coffeehouse Podcast are British folk duo The Rails.

Kami Thompson and James Walbourne combine a rich musical lineage with a contemporary point of view that is electrifying. It’s almost Shakespearean - this meeting of two great houses. The daughter of Richard and Linda Thompson, meets the go-to guitarist for The Pogues, The Pretenders and Son Volt to create a rich new approach to folk.

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/therails

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-the-rails.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:14pm MDT

Kevin Dooley - Mid-Week Coffee Break

Our guest on the Mid-Week Coffee Break is Kevin Dooley.

Tim O'Brien said, "Kevin successfully marrys the soul of acoustic with the range of rock." 

Main stage performances at Rocky Mountain Folk Festival, Paonia Roots Festival , Telluride Blues , Yellowstone Music Fest and more. On the faculty at The Rocky Mountain Folks Fest Song School for several years. Has hosted songwriters in the round at various location. Past winner of the Crossroads Acoustic Blues Award at The Telluride Blues Fest. Has opened shows for Bo Diddley,Leon Russell,Pine Top Perkins,John Smith,Catie Curtis,Chris Smither,Vance Gilbert and more.

Kevin -plays a wide variety of venues small and large, living room and large hall, busking and house concerts. He plays mostly regionally at this time and does tour Ireland and the UK. And wrote several of the tunes on his new record on his last tour of Scotland, Wales and England.

http://standingoproject.com/artist/kevindooley

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: Kevin_Dooley_Mid-Week.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:42am MDT

Brooke Annibale - Art of the Song Coffeehouse Podcast

Our guest this week on the Art of the Song Coffeehouse Podcast is indie singer/songwriter Brooke Annibale. Brooke’s evocative musicianship is driven by an deep passion for songwriting. Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Brooke’s grandfather opened a music retail and live-sound business in the 1960’s, that is still family-run today. 

As a guitar player, Brooke Annibale stands out with her deep groove and interesting stylistic choices. However, it’s her magnetic voice, that smoldering and irresistible delivery, that draws you in. We spoke with Brooke about her recent CD The Simple Fear.

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

http://standingoproject.com/artist/brookeannibale

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-brooke-annibale.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:35am MDT