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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
Lakes is a UK-based band whose album Start Again is out now. Here, Roberto Cappellina joins us to talk about the band's new album, their upcoming release show and tour dates, and the group's unique approach to songwriting, along with a fantastic solo acoustic performance. Audio and video for this session was recorded by bandmate Matt Shaw.
Black Nash is the bedroom-pop recording project of Jody Smith, a Brooklyn-based songwriter whose work reflects on his five years in the U.S. Army. Here, he joins Jen Meller for a conversation about his self-titled album, the musical process, and the making of the music video for "Alligator," along with an exclusive performance for BTR Live Studio at Home.
On today’s episodes of BTR Live Studio at Home, Rhode Island-based NOVA ONE stops by. Roz discusses their LP Loveable released April 2020 at the brink of the lockdown, the inspiration for the costumes, the making of the music video for “Your Girl” and their fondest tour memory. 
Will Stratton is an American musician living in Beacon, New York. His seventh album - The Changing Wilderness - is availalbe now from Bella Union. For this episode, Will recorded a great solo acoustic performance of three songs from that record, and we caught up to discuss the recording process, his life outside of music, and more.
On today’s episodes of BTR Live Studio at Home, Brooklyn based now Miami transplant niecesandnephews stops by. niecesandnephews is releasing a full length album, Mnemosyne on July 16th 2021. Jen sits down with Mario and discusses his Feb 2021 release Hit By A Parked Car. Mario explains his musical process, how quarantine effected him,  and what it was like touring in Israel. In September 2020 Mario did a merch fundraiser which raised $800 dollars for National Alliance on Mental Health NYC, Warriors in the Garden, and Fair Fight Action.
Straight Outta Crown Heights, Brooklyn comes the living legend Skanks The Martyr with his crew Bankai Fam. A real deadly and potent lyrical gunner on the mic, Skanks never pulls any punches. If you think you have him trapped into a corner, boom out of nowhere comes the Bankai Fam. Check out this interview and exclusive live performance!