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Executive Producer: Jeremiah McVay
Senior Producers: Bryan Bruchman, Charles Hinshaw, Jacqueline Soller
Associate Producer: Jeff Nazareno
Electric Grandmother is the DC-based duo Pete and Mary Alice, making hilariously surreal post-modern music that they affectionately call “Sitcom-Core.” Here, they join us from their home to perform their song about an intense Reagan-era tale of intrigue. Relaunch is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Drop D is an MC with an impressive flow - her soft vocals and smooth grooves sneak in and deliver hard lyrics. Here, she delivers a great, intimate performance recorded live at home.
Sanya N'Kanta is a Jamaican-born musician currently based in Charlotte, NC who writes, performs, and produces songs with a wide range of musical influences and styles. Here, he shares an exclusive, stripped-down performance of a song from his new EP. These Are The Days will be released February 12, 2021. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
In this episode, rapper Thunny Brown takes it to the roof in Brownsville for a raw performance! Heavenly Sword is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Sammi Lanzetta released her debut LP Ceiling Mirror in 2019 on 6131 Records, and like many musicians with a fresh release she was expecting to spend most of 2020 on tour promoting it. Of course, that didn’t happen. In this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, Lanzetta delivers an intimate solo performance from her NYC fire escape. Ceiling Mirror is available now from 6131 Records. Check out the video for "House Plants" and listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Gold Connections is the project of Will Marsh - currently based in Richmond, Virginia. A bit of a prolific songwriter, Marsh has released several albums and singles under the name, and recently took on self-producing - which is sure to keep the momentum going. Here, the band - as the trio of Will Marsh (guitar/vocal), Ryan Lipps (guitar), and Stephan LaRue (tambourine) - shares an exclusive remote performance! Ammunition EP is available now. Listen to the audio podcast for more music and interview.
Joe Biden’s first 100 days in office will provide insight about what the American people can expect over the next four years. John Knefel shares his thoughts on both Biden’s conservative history as well as some of the encouraging moves made by his transition team over the last few days.
John Knefel explains why Biden’s reactionary suggestion to pass a new domestic terror law is unnecessary and how this law could do more harm than good.
John Knefel comments on the inadequate rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Maggie shares some of the ups and downs of parenting during the pandemic and acknowledges that even while their family’s basic needs were always met, there has been a lot to balance over the last 10 months.
Stephen detais his experience of contracting the coronavirus back in late February/early March of 2020, before lockdowns shut NYC down. He also shares how the busy Brooklyn music scene he’s a part of may have helped to spread it among his friends before people knew how serious the pandemic would turn out to be–and perhaps already was, in retrospect–along with his thoughts on the response to the crisis and how, while hard to live through, it’s confirmed why he loves the city. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "Featherweight" by Fleet Foxes
Atlanta-native Kaddy describes his firsthand experience participating in Black Lives Matter protests compared to the media’s portrayal.
Alicia shares the story of how she began 2020 with an extended trip to Los Angeles to test the waters for a potential move from New York City only to be forced to cut the stay short once the COVID-19 pandemic began. She describes the eerie experience of rushing back to NYC to quarantine, as well as what she’s learned from the experience.
Michael recounts a situation years ago when he purchased a vintage guitar for a great price and the series of events that followed which ultimately led to him losing the guitar and his money.
Cassie moved to Georgia from Pennsylvania and has lived in the state for over 10 years. She witnessed the growing diversity of her city and how the efforts of people like Stacey Abrams gave voice to its citizens, which led to the state turning blue in the 2020 US presidential election for the first time in nearly 30 years. She shares that, despite this win for democracy, it is not a time to relax. The country must work towards being anti-racist, from one’s self to our government leaders, before it can properly heal. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "Cool Kids" by Shana Falana
Joanna Sternberg is an artist and musician from Manhattan, NY. With a background in jazz and tons of experience on a wide range of instruments, their own music uses folk composition to tell brutally…
Kevin Krauter is a musician based in Bloomington, Indiana, who plays in the increasingly popular band Hoops. As with that project, Krauter employees similarly universal melodies with his solo music,…
Mike Pace, formerly of Brooklyn post-punks Oxford Collapse, is back with another excellent batch of catchy tunes from his eponymous project. While we last saw Mike in an acoustic phase (doing…
Kevin Krauter is a musician based in Bloomington, Indiana, who plays in the increasingly popular band Hoops. As with that project, Krauter employees similarly universal melodies with his solo music,…