I went to Iowa and spoke with Christine Moad of Miss Christine about balancing between contemporary and corporate gigs and the art of touring. Much like myself Christine marks every place she tours and has been traveling for five years. Speaking on a farm you can hear us discussing the highs and lows of a music scene in the Midwest and me running away from Bees. Tune in and listen to this week's episode of Dreams Not Memes.
Bernie and the Wolf is a band from Chicago who is currently embarking on a 4.5 month full US tour to promote their upcoming album "Haughty Banter." They currently have a single out called Willingly which shows a preview of their album. This great two piece has been a part of my tour circle for the past three years. In this episode we talk about the ups and downs of touring and taking the risk to sacrifice your life for a life on the road. Check out this episode and check out Bernie and the Wolf to show some support.
I spoke with Reilyn of the Riot Room about their experiences with existing in the art and music community of Bloomington University. We talked about the microagressions, the importance of sober spaces and what it means to cultivate a safe space for music listeners and musicians. Check out my conversation with Reilyn and get some tips on how to cultivate your own creative space!
I spoke with Brooke Forrest of Kent,OH on a Sunday tour date. Brooke booked me at The Dome a former strip club turned venue in the area. We spoke about her past experience as a radiohost and her ambitions to turn Kent to a place for local and touring bands to play music. Check out this interview to hear Brooke's grassroots mission to revitalize and cultivate a music scene in a community that does not have much music.
Today's episode is with my friend Elsa Kennedy from Cincinnati. We had an hour long conversation about recovery, mental health, songwriting and coming in to your own and knowledge of self. Please check out our conversation and follow Elsa at @elsakennedymusic. She is new to the Boston music scene and is also working on dropping a new album and has recently dropped two singles, "Cripple Punk" and "Redwoods" available on all streaming channels. Support Elsa Kennedy today!
I spoke with Julia Stelman my Couch surfing host about her dreams and ambitions to be a statistician and the analytics of music, living in Pittsburgh, traveling, and the experience of being a grad student from California. This is my first time speaking with one of my touring hosts but it was a great conversation check this episode out!
I met with Pittsburgh songwriter Carrie Collins to talk about her life -music balance and her journey in Pittsburgh. Carrie tells me her ups and downs with being a songwriter, crafting her sound, her relationship with faith and the Pittsburgh music community.
Starting of the second season of Dreams Not Memes we talk with Abby Rasheed and the Sundry Collective. They are a band from DC who played with me in Philadelphia,Richmond and DC and have been friends of mine for 3 years. Tune in to this episode to talk about their ups and downs of being a band and navigating the DC music scene.
For the last episode of season 1 of Dreams Not Memes I spoke with Erin Fox. Erin Fox is writing a song with me that will come out sometime in 2020. Erin spoke with me about her journey touring on a Megabus, being an instrumentalist , surviving brain cancer, giving back, taking on different roles as a musician and why learning is important as a musician. Check out more on this last episode of Dreams not Memes.
I went to HMart in the Koreatown area of Philadelphia and met up with Branden King. Branden King is a drummer who has played in several bands in the rock, punk, metal and jazz communities of Philadelphia. We have collaborated on his blog bkingwings on Instagram and will be working on a collab in the distant future. If you are a fan of tour advice and chicken wings check this podcast out.
I spoke with Taylor Kelly about her journey as a musician and her album Up Up and Away. Taylor played trumpet for me on an upcoming single. Stay tuned and check out our upcoming track and listen to this exciting episode of Dreams Not Memes.
I spoke with my first friend in music , Ciaran Sontag. Ciaran is a songwriter, teacher, gigging musician and producer. He resides in Jacksonville, FL and we talk about coming to terms with your responsibility as a creative to help others and be supportive. Ciaran has been like a brother to me and we plan to work on writing a song in the future. Check out this episode of Dreams not Memes today.
I spoke with Camille Mola last week about the beauty of collaboration over competition in the blogging community. Camille is an old friend who worked with me on publicity, recorded a Santa Baby Christmas cover with me and has interviewed me for her lifestyle/music/community blog Positive Publicity. In this podcast we discuss the beauty of finding your boundaries, music journalism in Philly, and collaborating. Check out Positive Publicity at https://positivepublicityblog.com/
I spoke with my friend Maria of Brother Martin about our upcoming song that drops in November. The song is titled That's Where You Take It which is about how our decisions effect our environment. In this conversation we talk about Maria's musical background, finding your voice as a songwriter, our environment and so much more. Check it out.
On Episode 6 of Dreams Not Memes I partnered up with Paul of Forest Kids Collective as a guest co-host. We talked with Mikie Mayo about his album "Beautiful Mess", working as an evolving artist, booking and much more. I have new music coming out with both of these great artists check out this episode and learn something about the power of collaboration and creation.
Today on this episode of Dreams not Memes I talk to Marcelyn who wrote Believe/Daylight with me and also spoke about her new record This is Woman's Lib? Marcelyn also is the creator of the Dreams Not Memes hat. Give this episode a listen!
I hung out with Seth of Bucolic and talkeed to him about the art of storytelling as a solo artist, we talk about the self awareness and self reflecting of finding yourself and telling your story while playing solo. Check out his music on all digital platforms under Bucolic.
I wrote a song called Find Yourself with Internal Rhyme. Internal Rhyme is an MC I met in Philly who now lives in LA. Check out our talk about the power of rap and rock and why collaborating in yourself community is important. Listen to our song here at the link below. https://open.spotify.com/album/4bTFQM5g2eu4XN5SxxYj7B?si=AQYW7RF_R8mJQqshqmZNHw