In this episode, we're taking a look at the musical performances from some of my favorite BTR Live Studio at Home episodes from the second half of 2020! Thanks to all the artists who joined us on the show this year, all the various hosts, engineers, and video production people who made it happen!
On today's episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, Jen Meller ranks the top 10 funny moments on the show in 2020, as well as our top 5 favorite performances.
In this episode, we're taking a look back at the music from the first half of the year, including sessions recorded at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn with Travis Harrison, and the first batch of BTR Live Studio at Home sessions! All of these episodes were hosted by Maia Macdonald.
This weird year is wrapping up—finally. It feels strange to do a year’s end list. A lot happened this year, but also a lot didn’t happen. The music industry as we know it ground to halt in March, but we’ve adapted, and even if there aren’t any tours or sweaty club shows, people are still making music. And that’s a good thing. In this episode I’ll be recapping some of my favorite tracks from the artists who joined me on Live Studio from home. Thanks to everyone who joined me on the show to gripe about 2020  and shared their music with me.
Dominic Lavoie is a Portland, Maine-based musician whose new album, Wave With A Broken Arm, marks a new phase in the songwriter's decade-plus career. We caught up about all things music, and he delivered a great, stark, acoustic performance of three songs from the record, recorded live exclusively for BTR Live Studio at Home in his studio, Shabbey Load.
On today's episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, singer-songwriter Elizabeth Moen plays some of her latest tunes. Elizabeth speaks with Jen about the making of the single in a pandemic, her songwriting process, and chip clips.
The Rizzos return to BTR Live Studio, except this time instead of playing at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn they’re just playing in Justin’s living room in Ridgewood.  In this episode we catch up about staying creative in a global pandemic, the recording of their forthcoming full-length album (hitting your ear holes sometime in 2021) and the joys of quitting a job that you hate.
Jerry David DeCicca first found his way into our ears with the Columbus, Ohio-based band The Black Swans over a decade ago. Now living in Texas Hill Country and performing under his own name, he recently self-released his latest record, The Unlikely Optimist and His Domestic Adventures. In our conversation here, we cover themes familiar to his music: animals, cooking, and holiday songs; and Jerry delivers and intimate, exclusive performance of three songs.
Bird Language is Jake Backer and Will Hutchison, a producing duo who met back in college and have been making beats in Brooklyn ever since. This year Bird Language released their debut album, Insider Art, which was four years in the making. In this episode of BTR Live Studio at Home, Backer and Hutchison discuss their collaborative process, the joys of escaping the city to record, and their all time favorite birds.