Musician

Help Make Kristin Andreassen’s New CD “Gondolier” A Reality

(Originally posted August 5, 2014) One of my dear friends, Kristin Andreassen, has made a new album! It is her first album of original music in six years and I am super excited! If you ever listened to “Neighborhood Watch,” the show Erica Bailey and I hosted at Shepherd, you have heard Kristin’s music. She wrote “Crayola Doesn’t Make A Color For Your Eyes“ which we started every [...]

The Mountain Music Project: Tara Linhardt

(Originally posted April 9, 2014) Tara Lindhardt from The Mountain Music Project recently made another trip to Nepal furthering their work helping traditional Nepalese music stay alive. Through developing classes, modern music events, and a documentary film, The Mountain Music Project has made a big difference in keeping this tradition moving on to the next generation of Nepali citizens. In [...]

Featuring Chelsea McBee

(Originally posted April 4, 2013) Featuring Chelsea McBee I remember meeting Chelsea McBee around the time she started playing music and writing songs, and I can tell you first hand how far she has come since then. Chelsea is now a first class singer/songwriter and musician who when not traveling solo, travels around with several great bands who have helped her further develop her style over the [...]

In Depth with Laura Cortese

(Originally posted November 17, 2012) Laura Cortese is a Boston based musician working to get her new record “In The Lowlands” released next year. The record features original songs as well as some traditional ones. The new album has a lot of very special guest musicians who Laura has befriended over the years through being on the road and teaching at various music camps. Below is the video [...]

Porchlight Sessions: Anna Schwaber

(Originally posted October 17, 2012) When I first heard about this new documentary that was being made about Old-Time and Bluegrass music, I thought, this kind of thing has been way over done, so I was kind of skeptical…but I thought I’d check it out none the less. I found the trailer online and it caught my attention. I thought that it was a new take on Old-Time and Bluegrass music and did a [...]

Gracing the World With Her Voice: Lea Gilmore

(Originally posted March 31, 2012) I met this lovely woman when I was 6 years old. She has been a huge inspiration in my life. While growing up around Lea, I soon learned about all the work that she does, whether it be as a musician, social activist, mom, wife, and that doesn’t even come close to the list of things Gilmore has done and accomplished in her career. The Whole (S)tory (TWS): When [...]

Montana Gal: Jessica Kilroy

(Originally posted March 30, 2012) I met Jessica Kilroy several years ago at a music camp in Westminster, Maryland called Common Ground on the Hill in a songwriting class. We became instant friends and I fell in love with her voice and songwriting right away. I am really glad to be able to share this interview with you on Jessica. She has been touring around Europe this summer and is now back [...]
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