Episode 27: Tinsley

Today’s friend of the podcast has accomplished a LOT in a very short period of time. She kicked off her performance career a few years back during a high school talent show, and the stages have only gotten larger since. In the past year alone, she performed in the opening slot for Ryan Caraveo at the Neptune Theatre, Neumos for Capitol Hill Block Party, and Bumbershoot. She’s partnered with season 1 guest Jake Crocker to produce her debut project – who also happened to set her up with her boyfriend, Zak. Together, they released her debut single “In Bloom,” which dropped this past November, her second single Narcissus and much more to come this year.

Say hello to a self-proclaimed “hopeless romantic”, former minor league concession star, terrible cook but wonderful baker, and extremely talented singer-songwriter, Tinsley.

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Episode 26: New Track City (Part 2)

PART 2 OF 2

Today is a special episode consisting of not one, not two, but THREE friends of the podcast. Hailing from Federal Way, these guys become the epitome of hustlers in the music game. We chat about everything from honing their craft, establishing an authentic brand, communicating with fans, and continuing to push the boundaries of hip-hop.

They’re currently preparing for a slew of out-of-town gigs. April 7th, they’re hitting “Your Mom’s House” in Denver, May 18th – Til 2 in San Diego. They’ll be bringing it home May 31st at Nectar Lounge, opening for The Pharcyde. Definitely don’t miss these guys when they come to town – we’re talking about NEW TRACK CITY.

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Episode 25: New Track City (Part 1)

PART 1 OF 2

Today is a special episode consisting of not one, not two, but THREE friends of the podcast. Hailing from Federal Way, these guys become the epitome of hustlers in the music game. We chat about everything from honing their craft, establishing an authentic brand, communicating with fans, and continuing to push the boundaries of hip-hop.

They’re currently preparing for a slew of out-of-town gigs. April 7th, they’re hitting “Your Mom’s House” in Denver, May 18th – Til 2 in San Diego. They’ll be bringing it home May 31st at Nectar Lounge, opening for The Pharcyde. Definitely don’t miss these guys when they come to town – we’re talking about NEW TRACK CITY.

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Episode 24: Evan DeVries

In high school, he was in a touring vocal jazz choir and formed his first band, Futura, at age 17. His first recording came out in 2014, with friend and rapper Lucha Media – with his debut EP “Adulthood” following in 2015. He’s amidst the rollout of his second solo EP “Easy” set for release March 4th. He also just started a three-piece band The Coastals that debuted early 2019.

 Hailing from Edmonds, WA, please welcome Child #3 of 5, who delivers a shockingly amazing cover of Chris Brown’s “Yo (Excuse Me Miss)”, – a big fan of D’Angelo, Justin Timberlake, and The Neptunes (among many others) – the walking jukebox himself, Evan DeVries. 

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Episode 23: Anna St. Lee

Today’s friend of the podcast has been playing piano since age seven, studied classical voice starting at 14, classical and jazz vocal performance – as well as choral conducting - in college, musical theatre for a decade, and if that’s not impressive enough for you – she was part of Pocket Panda – an established indie rock band. Her band DATENITE is set to release its debut album The Sleepover EP, February 14th - with a release show the following night at Sunset Tavern.

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Episode 22: Marshall Hugh

This week’s friend of the podcast got is start free-styling with his friends. When he returned to Seattle from school in Pittsburgh, he started a rap duo with a random roommate who turned out to be a saxophone player, leading to frequent jam sessions and collaborations. After a year of scheming, he came out with Marshall Law Band, playing over 30 shows over the course of the year and is preparing to deliver Seattle’s first-ever “Hip Opera”. Say hello to a lover of crime podcasts, all things basketball related, and a guy with a knack for developing outside-the-box concerts, Marshall Law of Marshall Law Band.

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Episode 21: Shab Ferdowsi (Blushh)

Visiting with Made for Music on her first ever tour, the night after playing Black Lodge in Seattle, this LA singer-songwriter dropped by to chat about busking in Ireland, her debut release, tour management, and more great DIY music tips. She also just recently started working with episode 3 guest, Evan Johnson!

So without further ado, please welcome a lover of Cloud Nothings, Frankie Cosmos, and Great Grandpa - a talented photographer, taco connoisseur, and frontwoman of Blushh, Shab Ferdowsi.

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Episode 20: Casey G

From trombone in middle school to selling out rap shows at Neumos, this guy has had quite the musical journey. 8 years ago, upon his return to Seattle he founded hip hop group The Bad Tenants, who recently dropped an amazing new single "Switch" with prior pod guest, Nick Weaver. We chat about The Bad Tenants journey to selling out Neumos, being a new father, and how he and his wife manage to balance it all as they chase/support each others’ dreams. Please welcome this groovy lyricist, black belt, chocolate hater, and little spoon lover, Casey G.

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Episode 19: Mara Schwartz Kuge

Today's friend of the podcast kickstarted her career in music, producing music-focused DVDs. From there she become part of the Film and TV Music department at Bug Music. Since then, she's moved into the music publishing space seeking to create a more boutique experience for independent musicians. She does it all from music and TV music pitching, to setting up songwriters with co-writing sessions. Please welcome, the president and co-founder of Superior Music Publishing - a multi-time LA County Fair jelly and jam ribbon recipient, Mara Schwartz Kuge.

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Episode 18: Sheldon Gomberg

This week's friend of the podcast is a musician, engineer, and producer. Throughout his career, he’s worked with artists such as Rickie Lee Jones, Ben Harper, Ryan Adams, Charlie Musselwhite, and many more – including Seattle’s own, Tobias the Owl. So please welcome – hailing from Los Angeles, by way of Seattle and San Francisco – Grammy award winner, Sheldon Gomberg.

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Episode 17: Jason Ketterer

Today’s friend of the podcast comes from an extremely musical family. Growing up on Jeff Buckley, Radiohead, Manchester Orchestra, and the music of his family this artist got his start on bass guitar. He took up the saxophone in grade school band, and has since graduated to guitar. He moved to Seattle from Wisconsin back in 2013 where he joined his brother’s band Faintly - which later became Among Authors. Last summer (August of 2017) they released their debut record. Please welcome – the man striving to open a venue by 2020 – Jason Ketterer.

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Episode 15: Scarlet Parke

This week's friend of the podcast is an incredible vocalist, songwriter, and business woman. She released her debut EP "Long Night" in 2016 and is currently collaborating with Jake Crocker on her next project, which features a transition from soul to pop. She also launched the app "Parke Ave" - a music business networking platform. Say hello to the woman with the platinum voice, a creative powerhouse, and someone who shares my fear of dark water, Scarlet Parke.

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Episode 14: Lone Human

This guy started producing content just over 2 years ago, but has been cranking out content ever since. Inspired by Deadmau5 and Madeon, he just released his third record in less than three years, Restart (featuring yours truly). Say hello to the man who’s career was kick-started by a New Years' Resolution, with a pancake truck as his backup plan, Marin County's own Marc Gleckman.

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Episode 13: Tobias the Owl

Today’s guest is one of the most accomplished people in Seattle - not just in the music scene. He’s been recognized as one of the top doctors in Seattle, is a professor at the University of Washington, founded the Seattle acoustic festival, recently finished a record with a Grammy award winning producer, has a song placed in the “Steam Engines of Oz” - in which he also has a voice acting role alongside William Shatner - so please welcome, the heart and soul of the Seattle singer-songwriter scene, Tobias the Owl.

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Episode 12: Jake Crocker

This week's guest is KILLING the game. He's coming off the heels of multiple sold out shows, including Neumos and the Neptune Theatre. This summer he'll be joining the lineups for Paradiso, Capitol Hill Block Party, and Bumbershoot. He's also the producer behind the records of Scarlet Parke, Sam Lachow, and Ryan Carveo. Say hello to Seattle's upcoming hit-maker, and fellow podcaster, Jake Crocker.

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Episode 11: Ayo Dot

Today's friend of the podcast is one of the best front-man I've had the pleasure of seeing perform here in the local scene. Between his solo releases and his band, he delivers uncanny rhymes over smooth instrumentals, with tinge of soul and rock n roll. Coming off the release of his single "Two Wests" - he's gearing up to play Rhythm and Rye in Olympia, with is band, on June 2nd. Hailing from Lagos, Nigeria - a huge fan of Anderson Paak, Black Thought, Jay-Z, and Graphic Novels, the man who has advised me not to sleep on Flatstick Pub shows, say hello to Ayo Dot.

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Episode 10: Nick Weaver

From Seattle to Los Angeles, and back, this rapper has been picking up some major steam. Four short months ago this man was opening for Ayo Dot and the Uppercuts at Neumos. He's now set to headline the club on a Friday (June 8th). He also recently toured Germany, where he has developed quite the avid following. Coming off the heels of his latest single "Exit That Way" - say hello to Seattle's own Nick Weaver.

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Episode 9: Paul Agnelli

This week's friend of the podcast has been writing for the Seattle Chinese Times going on 7 years now, ran an e-gamer podcast, is an avid music fan, and has a brief cameo in a Macklemore music video. Say hello to the man I immediately turn to regarding any new information pertaining to Marvel or DC comics, Paul Agnelli.

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Episode 8: Emily McVicker

Today's friend of the podcast is a Seattle native who has taken her music all over the country. She attended the Point Park U. Conservatory of Performing Arts in Pittsburgh.  Some of her many accomplishments include doing a cappella at Hershey Park, singing in the #1 ranked top 40s band for Carnival Cruise Lines, and voiceover and BGV work in New York City. She returned to Seattle two years ago to pursue an independent music career, during which time she launched the Duet Series and has been working on a solo album, due out this summer. Please welcome, a multi-instrumentalist and incredible vocalist - former caricature artist - Emily McVicker.

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