Musician

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 [...]

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 [...]

Catching Up With Christian Lopez

Recently I had the pleasure of interviewing Christian Lopez of the Christian Lopez Band, and upcoming artist in the Americana scene. We talked about songwriting, how he came to having his own band and being a full time touring musician, and the exciting news of headlining this year’s Shepherdstown Street Fest. Visual Victoria (VV): How did you get into playing country music and whose styles [...]

My Story with The Blues

I’ll be seventy soon, and with the acceleration of culture change, I’m my own history. I was born into a world where my father wrote legal documents in pencil on lined paper and my aunt typed them. The mail chute was right outside the office door. I learned to type by ear. My dad bought an electric typewriter for the office and brought the acoustic one home. I listened first to 78s of the [...]

Paul Mckenna Talks Band, Music, and Upcoming Tour

Recently I got to interview long-time friend, Paul Mckenna of The Paul Mckenna Band. Here he answers questions about their soon to be released album, Paths That Wind, their upcoming US Tour, and new additions to the band… Visual Victoria (VV): Who is in the PMB and how did the group come about? Paul Mckenna (PM): Myself, Sean Gray and Ewan Baird have been in the band since the beginning [...]

The Whole (S)tory Sits Down with Dom Flemons

–May 16th, The Bright Box Theater, Winchester, VA I sat down with Grammy award winning “American Songster” Dom Flemons recently before one of his shows. Dom is known for bringing his unique style to several traditional styles of music. We discussed Dom’s style of playing, his current projects, and where the future of folk music is headed. The Whole (S)tory (TWS): I want to start out [...]

One on One With Michael G. Ronstadt

I sat down (over Skype) with my good friend Michael G. Ronstadt to talk about being a touring musician with several different groups, what inspires him, what he looks for through music, and what projects he’s working on now. Check out our interview below! The Whole (S)tory (TWS): What sparked your life long musical passion? Michael G Ronstadt (MGR): I guess what initially sparked that is [...]

Lydia Sylvia and Her Debut Solo Album

Lydia Sylvia is one of my oldest friends, as well as one of my biggest musical (and life in general) influences. It’s really exciting that she has finally put out a solo album. I think she did such a great job. Lydia has always been one of my favorite banjo players and singers. I was lucky enough to work on this in depth interview with Lydia and hope you all enjoy! The Whole (S)tory [...]
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