a Very Special Show

a Very Special Show

By Kevin McManus
Through a series of wide-ranging interviews with creative professionals, we explore the struggles and successes artists face every day.
A Very Special Show w/ Dr Quinton Morris
Season 1, Episode 12: Our guest this week is a world renowned violinist, professor at Seattle University, and co-chair of the Seattle Arts Commission: Dr Quinton Morris! Visit QuintonMorris.com for more info about the guest. Visit KeyToChangeStudio.org for more info about the featured organization. Visit aVerySpecialShow.com for more info about the podcast. To support this show, go to Anchor.fm/averyspecialshow and click the SUPPORT button. New episodes go live every Wednesday at 1pm. SUBSCRIBE/LIKE/FOLLOW: YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZshWVO-d1snh7RznqoJ3pg Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/VerySpecialShow Twitter - https://twitter.com/averyspecialsh1 Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/averyspecialshow OTHER EPISODES: S1,E11 w/ Mark Siano - https://youtu.be/_jzZCMKJcok S1,E10 w/ Julia Francis - https://youtu.be/tzmHs-tGgzI S1,E9 w/ The Pine Hearts - https://youtu.be/J5syRkF2XcU S1,E8 w/ Leeni Ramadan - https://youtu.be/zetkisyyN9k S1,E7 w/ Bruce Pavitt - https://youtu.be/dG9Kpe0hWYo S1,E6 w/ Mari Nelson - https://youtu.be/hIzkIhNe_qo S1,E5 w/ Zach Weintraub - https://youtu.be/eno5_fkLt8I S1,E4 w/ Stephanie Anne Johnson - https://youtu.be/eno5_fkLt8I S1,E3 w/ Victor Janusz - https://youtu.be/eno5_fkLt8I S1,E2 w/ Sir Jalen Charles - https://youtu.be/eno5_fkLt8I S1,E1 w/ Kevin McManus - https://youtu.be/eno5_fkLt8I --**--Theme Song--**-- Artist: Shin-Ski Song: Fomalhaut Download/Stream: https://shin-ski.bandcamp.com/ --**--Other Music--**-- Artist: Beto Song: Beto - Earth - EDM / Electronic / Instrumental -   Download/Stream: https://uptona.com/7Whacl9t
39:40
July 1, 2020
A Very Special Show w/ Mark Siano
Season 1, Episode 11: Our guest this week has had work featured in multiple venues around Seattle. He's a composer, musician, comedian, and all around talented performer: it's Mark Siano! Visit Marxiano.com for more info about the guest. Visit aVerySpecialShow.com for more info about the podcast. To support this show, go to Anchor.fm/averyspecialshow and click the SUPPORT button. New episodes go live every Wednesday at 7pm. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL! Like us on FACEBOOK! (https://www.facebook.com/VerySpecialS...) Follow us on TWITTER! (https://twitter.com/averyspecialsh1) Follow us on INSTAGRAM! (https://www.instagram.com/averyspecia...) OTHER EPISODES: S1,E10 w/ Julia Francis - https://youtu.be/tzmHs-tGgzI S1,E9 w/ The Pine Hearts - https://youtu.be/J5syRkF2XcU S1,E8 w/ Leeni Ramadan - https://youtu.be/zetkisyyN9k S1,E7 w/ Bruce Pavitt - https://youtu.be/dG9Kpe0hWYo S1,E6 w/ Mari Nelson - https://youtu.be/hIzkIhNe_qo S1,E5 w/ Zach Weintraub - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4Kjz... S1,E4 w/ Stephanie Anne Johnson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL198... S1,E3 w/ Victor Janusz - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzlf1... S1,E2 w/ Sir Jalen Charles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuXws... S1,E1 w/ Kevin McManus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4Hs1... --**--Theme Song: "Fomalhaut" by Shin-Ski.--**-- -Used with explicit permission from the artist. -Find Skin-Ski on most music streaming apps. --**--Other Music--**-- Artist: Telepathic Teddy Bear Song: The Stars That Left Download/Stream: https://uptona.com/M7oaPRiY
41:08
June 18, 2020
A Very Special Show w/ Julia Francis
Season 1, Episode 10: Our guest this week is the brassy, bold, boisterous Seattle singer/songwriter, Julia Francis. Visit aVerySpecialShow.com for more info about the podcast. To support this show, go to Anchor.fm/averyspecialshow and click the SUPPORT button. Visit JuliaFrancis.com for more info about the band. New episodes go live every Wednesday at 7pm. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL! Like us on FACEBOOK! (https://www.facebook.com/VerySpecialS...) Follow us on TWITTER! (https://twitter.com/averyspecialsh1) Follow us on INSTAGRAM! (https://www.instagram.com/averyspecia...) OTHER EPISODES: S1,E7 w/ Bruce Pavitt - https://youtu.be/dG9Kpe0hWYo S1,E6 w/ Mari Nelson - https://youtu.be/hIzkIhNe_qo S1,E5 w/ Zach Weintraub - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4Kjz... S1,E4 w/ Stephanie Anne Johnson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL198... S1,E3 w/ Victor Janusz - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzlf1... S1,E2 w/ Sir Jalen Charles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuXws... S1,E1 w/ Kevin McManus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4Hs1... --**--Theme Song: "Fomalhaut" by Shin-Ski.--**-- -Used with explicit permission from the artist. -Find Skin-Ski on most music streaming apps.
29:40
June 11, 2020
A Very Special Show w/ The Pine Hearts
Season 1, Episode 9: Our guests this week are the bluegrass trio from Olympia, WA, The Pine Hearts. Visit aVerySpecialShow.com for more info about the podcast. To support this show, go to Anchor.fm/averyspecialshow and click the SUPPORT button. Visit ThePineHearts.com for more info about the band. New episodes go live every Wednesday at 7pm. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL! Like us on FACEBOOK! (https://www.facebook.com/VerySpecialS...) Follow us on TWITTER! (https://twitter.com/averyspecialsh1) Follow us on INSTAGRAM! (https://www.instagram.com/averyspecia...) OTHER EPISODES: S1,E7 w/ Bruce Pavitt - https://youtu.be/dG9Kpe0hWYo S1,E6 w/ Mari Nelson - https://youtu.be/hIzkIhNe_qo S1,E5 w/ Zach Weintraub - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4Kjz... S1,E4 w/ Stephanie Anne Johnson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL198... S1,E3 w/ Victor Janusz - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzlf1... S1,E2 w/ Sir Jalen Charles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuXws... S1,E1 w/ Kevin McManus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4Hs1... --**--Theme Song: "Fomalhaut" by Shin-Ski.--**-- -Used with explicit permission from the artist. -Find Skin-Ski on most music streaming apps.
30:14
June 11, 2020
A Very Special Show w/ Leeni Ramadan
Season 1, Episode 8: Our guest this week is Leeni, lead-singer of the massively popular DoomWop band, Prom Queen. Visit https://averyspecialshow.com for more info about the podcast.  New episodes go live every Wednesday at 7pm.  SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL!  Like us on FACEBOOK! (https://www.facebook.com/VerySpecialS...) Follow us on TWITTER! (https://twitter.com/averyspecialsh1) Follow us on INSTAGRAM! (https://www.instagram.com/averyspecia...)   OTHER EPISODES: S1,E7 w/ Bruce Pavitt - https://youtu.be/dG9Kpe0hWYo S1,E6 w/ Mari Nelson - https://youtu.be/hIzkIhNe_qo S1,E5 w/ Zach Weintraub - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4Kjz... S1,E4 w/ Stephanie Anne Johnson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL198... S1,E3 w/ Victor Janusz - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzlf1... S1,E2 w/ Sir Jalen Charles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuXws... S1,E1 w/ Kevin McManus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4Hs1...   --**--Theme Song: "Fomalhaut" by Shin-Ski.--**-- -Used with explicit permission from the artist. -Find Skin-Ski on most music streaming apps. --**--Other Music Credits--**-- -Used with special arrangement with Uptona.com.
44:44
May 28, 2020
A Very Special Show w/ Bruce Pavitt
Season 1, Episode 7: Our guest this week is Sub Pop Records founder, Bruce Pavitt. Visit aVerySpecialShow.com for more info about the podcast. To support this show, go to Anchor.fm/averyspecialshow and click the SUPPORT button. Visit BrucePavitt.com for more info about the guest. New episodes go live every Wednesday at 7pm. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL! Like us on FACEBOOK! (https://www.facebook.com/VerySpecialS...) Follow us on TWITTER! (https://twitter.com/averyspecialsh1) Follow us on INSTAGRAM! (https://www.instagram.com/averyspecia...) OTHER EPISODES: S1,E6 w/ Mari Nelson - https://youtu.be/hIzkIhNe_qo S1,E5 w/ Zach Weintraub - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4Kjz... S1,E4 w/ Stephanie Anne Johnson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL198... S1,E3 w/ Victor Janusz - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzlf1... S1,E2 w/ Sir Jalen Charles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuXws... S1,E1 w/ Kevin McManus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4Hs1... --**--Theme Song: "Fomalhaut" by Shin-Ski.--**-- -Used with explicit permission from the artist. -Find Skin-Ski on most music streaming apps.
31:55
May 21, 2020
A Very Special Show w/ Mari Nelson
Season 1, Episode 6: Our guest this week is Mari Nelson, Broadway actress and Gregory Award winner.  Learn more about our Feature of the Week at https://www.artsfund.org/.   Visit https://averyspecialshow.com for more info about the podcast.   New episodes go live every Wednesday at 7pm.   SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL! Like us on FACEBOOK! (https://www.facebook.com/VerySpecialS...) Follow us on TWITTER! (https://twitter.com/averyspecialsh1) Follow us on INSTAGRAM! (https://www.instagram.com/averyspecia...)   OTHER EPISODES:   S1,E5 w/ Zach Weintraub - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4Kjz...   S1,E4 w/ Stephanie Anne Johnson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL198...   S1,E3 w/ Victor Janusz - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzlf1...   S1,E2 w/ Sir Jalen Charles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuXws...   S1,E1 w/ Kevin McManus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4Hs1...    --**Theme Song: "Fomalhaut" by Shin-Ski.--* -Used with explicit permission from the artist. -Find Skin-Ski on most music streaming apps.    --**Other Music Credits--** -Used with explicit permission from the artists.   1) Artist: Sky High | Song: Wish It Was Me [Instrumental] | Download/Stream: https://uptona.com/Escu1s9K 2) Artist: Cash Money | Song: "Cash Money" - Trap Instrumental | Download/Stream: https://uptona.com/DOe7tKGX
36:32
May 14, 2020
A Very Special Show w/ Zach Weintraub
Our guest this week is Zach Weintraub, feature film maker and Stranger magazine Genius Award nominee. Find their music at http://newhardentertainment.com/. Learn more about our Feature of the Week at https://www.artsfund.org/. More information about this podcast at https://averyspecialshow.com/. Listen to Past Episodes: Se1, Ep4 w/ Stephanie Anne Johnson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL19845pxT4&t=1467s Se1, Ep3 w/ Victor Janusz - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzlf1qYaHJ8&t=48s Se1, Ep2 w/ Sir Jalen Charles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuXwsgdrJBk&t=55s Se1, Ep1 w/ Kevin McManus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4Hs1BDV-Kk&t=28s --**Theme Song: "Fomalhaut" by Shin-Ski.--** -Used with explicit permission from the artist. -Find Skin-Ski on most music streaming apps. --**Other Music Credits--** -Used with explicit permission from the artists. Artist: Sky High Song: Wish It Was Me [Instrumental] Download/Stream: https://uptona.com/Escu1s9K Artist: I'm Savage Song: HARD Trap Beat Download/Stream: https://uptona.com/SGQjHL66
40:40
May 7, 2020
A Very Special Show w/ Stephanie Anne Johnson
Our guest this week is Stephanie Anne Johnson, finalist on NBC's The Voice and lead singer of Stephanie Anne Johnson and the Hidogs. Find their music at https://www.stephanieannejohnsonmusic....   Learn more about our Feature of the Week at https://bridgest.org/.   More information about this podcast at https://averyspecialshow.com/. Listen to Past Episodes: Se1, Ep3 w/ Victor Janusz - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzlf1... Se1, Ep2 w/ Sir Jalen Charles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuXws... Se1, Ep 1 w/ Kevin McManus - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P4Hs1...   --**Theme Song: "Fomalhaut" by Shin-Ski.--** -Used with explicit permission from the artist. -Find Skin-Ski on most music streaming apps.   --**Other Music Credits--** -Used with explicit permission from the artists.   Artist: Teddie Song: Good Download/Stream: https://uptona.com/oeyHk1zV Artist: Kuba Te Song: Valhalla Download/Stream: https://uptona.com/PMwTH2Up
43:59
April 30, 2020
A Very Special Show w/ Victor Janusz
This week, professional jazz musician and legendary Seattle pianist, Victor Janusz! Learn more about the Victor Janusz Band, here. Learn more about A Very Special Show, the Arts Podcast, here. --**--Theme Song: "Fomalhaut" by Shin-Ski--**-- (+) Use with special permission from the artist. (+) Find Shin-Ski on most music streaming apps.
45:17
April 23, 2020
A Very Special Show w/ Sir Jalen Charles
Season 1, Episode 2: Our guest this week is rapper and all-around performer, Sir Jalen Charles. Sir Jalen discusses his struggles convincing people of the value of his creative work and with being a black performer in the world today. Visit aVerySpecialShow.com for more info about the podcast. To support this show, go to Anchor.fm/averyspecialshow and click the SUPPORT button. Visit SoundCloud.com/sire4hire for more info about the guest. New episodes go live every Wednesday at 7pm. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL! Like us on FACEBOOK! (https://www.facebook.com/VerySpecialS...) Follow us on TWITTER! (https://twitter.com/averyspecialsh1) Follow us on INSTAGRAM! (https://www.instagram.com/averyspecia...) OTHER EPISODES: S1,E7 w/ Bruce Pavitt - https://youtu.be/dG9Kpe0hWYo S1,E6 w/ Mari Nelson - https://youtu.be/hIzkIhNe_qo S1,E5 w/ Zach Weintraub - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4Kjz... S1,E4 w/ Stephanie Anne Johnson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL198... S1,E3 w/ Victor Janusz - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzlf1... S1,E2 w/ Sir Jalen Charles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuXws... --**--Theme Song: "Fomalhaut" by Shin-Ski.--**-- -Used with explicit permission from the artist. -Find Skin-Ski on most music streaming apps.
45:32
April 16, 2020
A Very Special Show *FIRST EPISODE EVER*
Season 1, Episode 1: Host Kevin McManus opens up about his struggles with substance abuse and his love of arts. Visit aVerySpecialShow.com for more info about the podcast. To support this show, go to Anchor.fm/averyspecialshow and click the SUPPORT button. New episodes go live every Wednesday at 7pm. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL! Like us on FACEBOOK! (https://www.facebook.com/VerySpecialS...) Follow us on TWITTER! (https://twitter.com/averyspecialsh1) Follow us on INSTAGRAM! (https://www.instagram.com/averyspecia...) OTHER EPISODES: S1,E7 w/ Bruce Pavitt - https://youtu.be/dG9Kpe0hWYo S1,E6 w/ Mari Nelson - https://youtu.be/hIzkIhNe_qo S1,E5 w/ Zach Weintraub - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4Kjz... S1,E4 w/ Stephanie Anne Johnson - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wL198... S1,E3 w/ Victor Janusz - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzlf1... S1,E2 w/ Sir Jalen Charles - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuXws... --**--Theme Song: "Fomalhaut" by Shin-Ski.--**-- -Used with explicit permission from the artist. -Find Skin-Ski on most music streaming apps.
28:51
April 11, 2020