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Maia
Maia is a songwriter, artist, producer, and radio host based in New York City. She's also a singer, multi-instrumentalist and frequent tinkerer, who has spent time in Haiti and Colombia studying folkloric music and drumming. She has spent the past decade riding her bike around Brooklyn, interviewing your new favorite bands for BTR, making show posters, befriending street cats, making records, touring the country, and filming everything along the way.

Maia can frequently be found playing around town -- and elsewhere -- with her latest musical project, Kid In The Attic, or playing various instruments while on tour with Mirah. In addition to hosting BTR Live Studio and The Folk Wave, Maia contributes to Tom Tom Magazine and Homoground.com, among others. She has interviewed over 800 artists for BTR.
Recent Posts
Today we sit in a patch of sun, listen to new music from Dirty Projectors, Ada Lea, Half Waif, Anna Burch, Why Bonnie, Locate S 1,  and Sorry, read reflections from the 1665 Plague, ponder my great grandmother's mincemeat recipe (tried November 1894), and remember the musicians we've lost so far to COVID-19.
A longtime BTR Live Studio favorite, Workman Song has been an ever-evolving project showcasing the songwriting of Sean McMahon, whose rich and bold-hearted folk music is as timeless as it is unconventional. This time around, McMahon performed solo for us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn to give us a taste of some of his latest work.   “Ragnarok” is the latest single out now from Workman Song.
Shadow Monster is the Bushwick, Brooklyn-based duo of Gillian Visco and John Swanson who play a potent sort of grunge-inflected indie rock. With heavy lyrical themes dealing with loss, depression, and isolation, there’s a tension just under the surface of their music that explodes into a cathartic big-riffed, hair-whipping frenzy. The band dropped by Serious Business Music to give us a taste of their awesomeness in this session. Punching Bag is out now from Dadstache Records.
Scoville Unit is a NY/NJ/PA melodic punk band fronted by Gandhar Savur, with Drew Isleib (bass), Kevin Shelbourne (lead guitar), and Rob Hunsicker (drums). With big riffs and solid hooks, the band plays in a style heavily tinged with nostalgia that makes these original tunes feel instantly familiar. They joined us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for this fun session! Scoville Unit is available now from Ernest Jenning.
Gia Woods is a super talented pop musician who is just beginning to unleash her music on the world. Here, she joins us at Serious Business Music in Brooklyn for an extra special stripped-down acoustic performance! EGO single is available now from Disruptor Records.    
Welcome to our new reality. On today's episode, I'm in conversation with my friend, colleague, and former bandmate Bryan Bruchman, wondering when we'll ever see each other again.

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