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.
Ben made long walks a part of his quarantine routine once conditions in New York City were safe enough for that activity. On one of those walks, he was faced with a split-second decision to abandon all the caution he’d previously practiced (and which he discussed in a previous episode of 1st… | watch
LA-based singer songwriter Willa Amai is a superb young talent and the protegée to legendary songwriter Linda Perry (4 Non Blondes). With extensive critical praise ahead of the release of her debut record, it’s no surprise that Amai delivers a stunning solo performance here for BTR Live Studio at… | watch
Joyful Noise Recordings is an Indianapolis-based eclectic indie label begun in 2003 by Karl Hofstetter. In this episode, we'll hear a ton of great music from the label's releases, along with an interview with Karl where we cover the label's beginnings, the importance of physical art objects, and how… | listen
The trailer for Tony Soprano's origin story is here, and it's in the best hands it could possibly be. | read
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