This week Kimberly spoke with Lesley Wamsley, a New York artist whose observation-based paintings work to document life in the present moment. Throughout the conversation, they spoke about Lesley's desire to document life through painting and the benefits that allowing herself to paint en plein air had on her art and life. Images courtesy of the artist
I'm not sure if it's a birthday or anniversary, but we made it to one year. Thank you to everyone who listens and extra thanks to those who take the time to click through the links I have been sharing since June. A mix a music that I have found through doing this podcast, some newer stuff and old faves. Also, I talk a little bit about the rally to #StopAsianHate that took place this past weekend in New York. As always, I am aiming to provide a jumping off point for the purpose of learning more. Here are some links to read more: Stop AAPI Hate  How You Can Join the Stop Asian Hate Movement
GangaLee is a Jamaican-born, Bronx-bred MC currently based in Tampa whose skills and dedication to music have been proven again and again. Here, she delivers a raw, direct performance for BTR Live Studio at Home.
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The former president can't muster the same enthusiasm as he did years ago, but the GOP is still happy to do it for him
Her recent LP ‘Dark River’ blossomed from “self-work” & “a lot of time spent alone.”
ICYMI: Musicians, bands, and artists we’ve been throwing at you all week, plus other music news.
New HostWelcome Cori!

Veteran of the jam music scene, Cori Kidney, is joining BTRtoday as the new host of the long-running Jam Session podcast! Hear her first episode by clicking any of the images above...

John Knefel comments on the most recent grim milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic as the United States passes 500,000 deaths due to the novel coronavirus.
It's your late winter, late pandemic, extremely over it Covid roundup. Plus, lessons from the communist party in Alabama in the 1930s. photo courtesy of Fulbert via Wikimedia Commons
Tasked with a clear mandate from more than 81 million people who voted for him, Biden & co. are clanging one open layup after another.
The Biden administration appears to be fighting harder for a cabinet nominee than meaningful economic relief.
HOORSEES are a Parisian indie rock band riding the line between sleepy bedroom rock and angsty alternative rock outbursts. Their debut LP sees the band solidifying their style, and here they deliver a LIVE SHOW for us. In a venue. Yes, remember those? What a relief to see a band getting hit the stage - in this case it’s a Paris venue Supersonic - and do what bands do best. HOORSEES’ self-titled debut LP is out now from Kanine Records (US), Howlin Banana Records (EU), and In Silico (EU) Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
When Penny was sick in the hospital, she asked Ollie not to tell her family out of worry that the news would hurt her ailing and elderly mother. But after Penny passed away, Ollie traveled to New Mexico to meet with Penny’s mother and talk to her about Penny’s final years. During this trip, Ollie learns about serendipity and how it can be found.
Jonas Carping is joined by Sigrid Carping for a serene, chilly, acoustic outdoor performance from Sweden for this very special episode of BTR Live Studio at Home!
Electronica via Skrinkle, Denton, Craig Compton, The Him, Rankay, Tookroom, MzVee, PURI help you work towards crushing your goals!
Another awesome one this week! Featuring new tracks from Poborsk, Ilkae, Syl Kougaï and way more! So let's do this together; glitch//idm!
Let's take some first listens together to new tracks from Whispering Sons, NasimiYu, Chaos Chaos, Honey Yard, and much more!
This week I chat with solo artist Lydia Luce & listen to her newest album 'Dark River'—tune in!
Transcend into this Jam Session episode with featured songs from Asheville rockers The Freeway Revival and Papadosio.
Electronica via Vintage Culture, Jamie Fielding, Afropoison, Newmanhere, DiMO! Cool down from your extended workout w/ LVNDSCAPE, Tomi Agape