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BTR Live Studio
Musicians play exclusive sets and chat about their craft and experiences with our team of hosts, each a veteran of their music scene with a knack for asking questions musicians actually enjoy answering.

Maia was the show's longtime host and producer, leaving in 2020. Her 14 year run is something we'll always be proud of!
As of July 2020, our flagship music podcast, BTR Live Studio, is hosted by several different people on an episode by episode basis. A few of those people are: - Bryan Bruchman - Crazy DJ Bazarro - Jeanette D.…
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Featured Episodes
Prolific producer and songwriter Felicia Douglass is a fierce musical talent, whom you may recognize from her solo project or her work with Gemma, Dirty Projectors, Ava Luna, Baile, and Lip Set. This spring she has collaborated with dozens of artists online, found ways to keep moving while inside, and released several new tracks. This June, she’ll be the featured vocalist on Dirty Projectors new EP, Flight Tower. She recently invited us inside her Brooklyn home for a performance in her music room, along with a conversation with Maia Macdonald. “Ready For Your Miracle” (Felicia Douglass) and “Lose Your Love” (Dirty Projectors) are available now.
Today’s podcast features a recent conversation between Shana Falana and myself about everything, including life as a house painter, Slow TV’s National Knitting Evening, a chance encounter with young Brad Pitt in Bozeman Montana, Ram Dass and much more. Check out the latest song and video from Shana Falana, called “Everyone Is Gonna Be OK,” along with October 2019’s album Darkest Light, 2016’s Here Comes The Wave, and 2015’s Set Your Lightning Fire Free. Please check out the accompanying video from today’s show, which features a video diary shot by Shana herself.
The Joy Formidable is a Welsh alternative rock band currently based in London, whose dynamic songwriting and epic performances have made quite a mark over the band’s decade plus history. Now, in celebration of the 10th anniversary of their landmark debut record, A Balloon Called Moaning, the group has reissued that album with an additional version featuring Welsh versions of all 8 songs. Here, the band shares an intimate performance which, while a bit quieter and more acoustic than fans may be used to, shows no less power than their fully amped up shows. A Balloon Called Moaning (10th Anniversary Edition) is available now.
Recent Episodes
As we begin the 2020 Holiday season with this special Thanksgiving weekend episode of BTR Live Studio, we’re taking a look back to the first part of the year, back when we still did sessions with artists in person at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn. Here we’ll revisit music from sessions with Field Mouse, proper., Wintersleep, Pom Pom Squad, The Joy Formidable, and Momma.
Dolly Valentine, aka the new musical persona of Leslie Schott joins us to play a few songs from her debut album (accompanied by Andrew Valenti) and to chat about the project, and how this year at home has affected her life and music.
On today’s episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, London-based indie pop trio KIN plays some of their latest tunes. Grace and Adam speak with Jen about the making of the music video for L.O.V.E. choreographed by bandmate Ritu Arya and fellow Umbrella Academy cast mate David Castañeda. The band explains their writing process and favorite stories from gigs.
Foxanne is a musician originally from NJ, normally based in Brooklyn, but currently back in her home state, where the band is making use of a temporary studio where they’ve been able to keep working on music during the pandemic. Ahead of a trip to Mars (sorta, really!) Foxanne delivered an incredible duo performance for us and chatted about the upcoming debut full length, making a DIY music video at the beach, musical inspiration, and more.
One for the flow, two for the voice, three for the lyrics and Ke Turner is top choice. Ke Turner and her dj, Dj RedHanded, play no games on the performance level. RedHanded on the scratches goes hand in hand with Ke Turner’s energetic vibe. Tune in as we talk about her career, real life, and traveling to new places to start from step one – making a name for yourself in another region.
Jill Townsend is a Nashville-based musician whose solo project, Fetching Pails, released its debut record about a year ago. Here, she joins us for a conversation about that record and what’s happened in the year since, and delivers an amazing exclusive performance of one song from that release plus two new, unreleased songs for us.

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