Musician Spotlight: Matt Brown

Chicago based Matt Brown is up to a lot these days and it was about time to get in touch and catch up on what’s happening in his world as a musician. We talked about his 2017 Monthly YouTube Series, his upcoming projects where he will play the role of producer, Big Sadie, teaching at the Old Town School of Folk Music, Matt’s latest record, Speed of the Plow,  Folk Fights Back and [...]

Cybertrad: Blurring the Lines of Traditional Music

CyberTrad: Traditional and original music, composed and arranged by Matthew Olwell Matthew Olwell (wooden and bamboo transverse flutes, vocals, bodhrán, cornamuse) With: Aimee Curl (vocals, acoustic bass) Dominic “Shodekeh” Talifero (Beatbox, Vocal Percussion) Simon Lepage (electric bass) Jaige Trudel (cello) Joey Abarta (uilleann pipes) The Whole (S)tory (TWS): What made you come up with [...]

Christian Lopez: Propelling Forward + Concert Ticket Giveaway

Several months have past since The Whole (S)tory caught up with Christian Lopez (see our last interview here) and he’s been getting down to business between touring and writing new material for his second full length studio album. Christian’s career is in the fast lane and in this interview we talk about changes in the band, new music, upcoming album, shows and more. The Whole [...]

Street Corner Symphony’s Coming for Christmas

The Whole Story (TWS): What made you want to make a Christmas album? Jeremy Lister/Street Corner Symphony (JL/SCS): We (most of us) really like Christmas music! Plus, our genre of music, a cappella, works out quite well when it comes to caroling. TWS: Who are the members of Street Corner Symphony? How did you connect as a band? JL/SCS: The current members of Street Corner are: myself (Jeremy [...]

Molly Venter of Goodnight Moonshine + Concert Ticket Giveaway

I am so excited to have the opportunity to interview Molly Venter of Goodnight Moonshine, a band she and her husband, Eben Pariser, started together. Of course I had heard Molly sing with Red Molly, but Goodnight Moonshine was new to me and it was time to sit down and listen to some inspirational new music. I got a chance to listen to their latest album at work during my lunch [...]

Living With Models Season 3, Better Then Ever

Living With  Models (LWM) is back for Season 3 and it’s better than ever! This season comes with relationship drama, special guest stars, and most importantly a spoof of LOST (which if you know me, you know is my #1 favorite show of all time) along with a parody of The Hunger Games to round out the season. I had a chance to interview Lauren Reeder who plays “Lauren” and [...]

The Bumper Jacksons: Bringing Old Music into the New Age

Visual Victoria (VV): Who are the Bumper Jacksons and how did they come to form a band together? How do the instruments each member plays fit into the mix? Jess Myhre (JM): The Bumper Jacksons are a ragtag crew of Washingtonians and Baltimorians that love early sounds and getting people riled up to boogie! Chris Ousley and I (Jess Eliot Myhre) formed the band in 2012 as a duo, playing jazz [...]

Save Yourself Sometime To Go Smoothies

A few weeks ago I posted some pictures on Instagram of to go smoothies I whipped up and a lot of people have been asking me about them so I thought why not write a blog post? I haven’t written a cooking related post in a while so this was a great excuse to get back to it. I have had a lot of early days lately so I thought about experimenting with frozen homemade smoothies. I got some [...]

Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble’s Founder/Director Catches Up

I caught up with Eileen Carson Schatz, founder and director of the Footworks Percussive Dance Ensemble. This past year Footworks celebrated their 35th Anniversary and coming up on April 30th is their semi-annual hometown show at the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts in Annapolis, Maryland. Eileen talked about the history of Footworks, their past accomplishments and what the future holds for the [...]

The Buzzing Melbourne Restaurant Scene

The wonderful city of Melbourne is a melting pot of nations, cultures and culinary diversity. Once you get there you will easily become enchanted with its mysterious laneways paved with narrow cobblestone and vivid atmosphere created by street jazz performance. Buskers are not the only special thing about this city. Its restaurant scene will leave everyone speechless. Even for a Sydney girl [...]
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