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Episode 39: Cha Wilde

Welcome to Made for Music. Today’s friend of the podcast truly approaches music from ALL angles. She’s a singer, songwriter, producer, videographer, photographer, AND fellow podcaster. She just put out a 3 song EP “Chill Lightening Rainbow,” which may be one of the greatest titles of all time, and is actively working on her next album.

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Episode 38: Vrillah

Today’s friend of the podcast grew up in an extremely musical family - his oldest brother a producer, the other brother a rapper. He recalls freestyling as early as age 4! Since jamming to AC/DC and Motley Crue in the kitchen, he’s come a long way and just put out his second single “Crazy” with episode 12 guest, Jake Crocker. Together, they bring the grit of underground hip hop with the pristine production that can only be likened to the chart topping hits of Post Malone.

So please welcome, the man inspired by that crazy gal we all know, the emcee with the self-proclaimed feet of a former ballet dancer, and one of the vibey-est artists in Seattle, Vrillah!

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Episode 34: Heather Dickson

Today’s friend of the podcast kicked off her musical career at age 5 on the piano, and picked up the guitar a year later. She attended the University of Utah as a Piano Performance major, where she joined a shoegaze band and subsequently dropped out to pursue music full time – which took her to LA. After the band split, she joined her current band Tiger Rider, and made the move to Seattle, where she also got a Business degree from the University of Washington.

She handles all the bands’ business operations, merchandise, finance, and social media. So please welcome, the woman who earned 46 stitches to the head, 20 of which came from the dangerous combo of being a pretend unicorn and having a glass front door – a fantastic bassist, piano player, producer, and business bad-ass – Heather Dickson.

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Episode 33: Shao Sosa

Welcome to Made for Music. Today’s friend of the podcast has the largest catalog of any guest we’ve had on the podcast, from his numerous features on Acropolis Records to his cult classic debut Baby Dragons & King Cobras, and his group Bullet on Portland Eastside Records his group Bullet. In 2010 he founded his own record label, Razor Tongue Music – home to his sophomore solo album “The Gateway Drug”, hip hop podcast Razor Tongue Radio, and Lone Wolf and Kub’s eponymous debut album – his group with his son Nobi, who I interviewed in episode 32.

 Please welcome, one of Tri-Cities finest – a classic and honest emcee, gardener, avid comic collector AND CREATOR – Shao Sosa.

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Episode 32: Nobi

Today’s friend of the podcast hails from the Tri-Cities and is a tour-de-force in the northwest music scene. He wrote his first song when he was just 8 years old – alongside his siblings Yel and Top. The sibling collaboration is still alive years later – as he and Topp just dropped a new single “Welcome”.

With an eclectic set of influences – from Royce Da 5’9” to Grizzly Bear, and Johnny Cash to Aretha Franklin, this guy may have the tightest flow in the entire Northwest. If you don’t already know him – it’s time to get familiar. He will be joining New Track City at The Crocodile, Saturday July 20th.

One of the fiercest emcees around – the man who can make a dope bar out of anything – from today’s tragedies, to mortal combat – one half of the father-son duo Lone Wolf and Kub, and phenomenal solo artist, say hello to Nobi.

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Episode 31: Ian Ketterer

Today’s friend of the podcast hails from Mayville, Wisconsin and has an incredible story of grit and perseverance. He kicked off his music career with his band “Faintly” in Wisconsin. After booking the band’s first six shows, he had to cancel all of them for open heart surgery in 2008. For those of you who don’t know – this requires the collapsing of both lungs. As a result, he had to re-train them to sing again. Fast forward a few years and some lineup changes, the band relocated to Seattle and took on the name “Among Authors”.

Gearing up for a HUGE year, including a national tour, NPR Tiny Desk appearance, and headlining The Crocodile June 29th, please welcome the man with the golden voice – often likened to Jeff Buckley – with the compositional genius of the prog rock greats, and brother of season 1 guest Jason Ketterer, Ian Ketterer of Among Authors.

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Episode 29: BrandonLee Cierley

Today’s friend of the podcast entered the Northwest music scene by way of Pacific Lutheran University, where he majored in Exercise Science and minored in music. The man is always on his grind – coming through today after back-to-back shows last night. Your bound to run into him at a jam session in the greater SeaTac area.

Please welcome, a member of soul/funk group Weather Experts and founder of the bending jazz quintet 322 – the man who will whip your ass into shape over at Olympic Athletic Club in Ballard – BrandonLee Cierley.

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Episode 28: Tyler Mays

Founder and producer at Irongrove Studios and bassist for Becoming Bristol. We chat about everything from his seemingly endless musical repertoire (bass, keys, guitar, drums, trombone, percussion, and sings). Think of a type of band, and he’s been a part of it – jazz, church worship, rock, youth symphony, the list goes on.

Please welcome former hardcore jazz enthusiast and current hater of cheese, Issaquah’s own Tyler Mays.

Episode is now available on Apple Podcasts and the Made for Music website.

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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 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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