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The setting: Washington DC 2005.  The election? President Obama winning the white house  The memory? Priceless. Looking back on the night of that election. A piece recorded for NaPodPoMo in 2019, re-edited and scored election night 2020. Score:
It's day 3 of our NAMM Special with RME. We're on the homestretch of the trade show.  Today we're talking recording with JB Eckl and catching up with friend and former guest Sassy Black
It's Day 2 of the 2020 NAMM Show. I'm here recording with RME. Today we're talking with Derek Badala of RME, mastering engineer and a leader for women in audio, Piper Payne and Emmy winning film composer Vivek Maddala.
Gritty Birds has been missing the road, and frankly missing producing new episodes. So, we're taking things on the road in a whole new way thanks to the creator my interface, RME.  This is day 1 of NAMM, featuring 3 of the artists working and p
It's Sunday and we're spending it with my Dad for his Sunday Thoughts.  Listen to more at http://www.grittybirds.com
For this week's story telling Saturday, I'm diving in the archives to 2012. I took a trip to visit DC for the night of the Obama's election. One of the most defining experiences of my life, this was my experience.   Find more at http://www.grit
It's our second Content Friday. You can catch the visual tips in this episode with a secondary version on our YouTube Channel. Today's episode we talk about using brainstorming tools with Trello to create a foundation for future episode content
Day 6 of NaPodPoMo, we're getting into one of my most frequenting asked questions: What Mic should you use? In this short, I share some of the primary microphones I have used over the years and then we talk dynamic vs condenser mics!    More at
On Tuesday we're previewing Season 4 of Gritty Birds. This week's interview is with constantly touring married master duo Kolars. I met with the group while they were in Boise in 2017. They are infectious, not just in personality, but also thei
NaPodPoMo Mondays bring us back to season one of Gritty Birds. In this episode we revisit Jared Mees of Tender Loving Empire. The Portland company run and found by Mees and his wife Brianne has grown exponentially since the time the longform in
NaNoPodMod Day Three brings us Sunday Sessions. An empowering short with a meditation and my Dad's Sunday Thoughts. This week it's about All Saints Day, one of our Lutheran Family's Church Traditions and part of my life in Portland with Dia De
Adapted from a talk at Podcast Movement's PMX Competition 2019. A love story, a story about creating. During the years I was studying music in Seattle, I worked with jazz legend Overton Berry. In this episode, I share our story and how he helpe
Gritty Birds is back for a special daily series for the month of November and NaPodPoMo. Each day of the week will have a slightly different structure and theme. Fridays we’ll talk about creativity and content. Saturdays I’m going to be sharing
In episode 2 of Season 3 of Gritty Birds we’re talking touring the world as a one woman force of nature with Sassy Black at Treefort Music Festival and then coming to a live taping in Porland, Oregon with Lucia Fasano to talk about taking risks
Season 3 launches and we talk with Priests on message, Reptaliens on risks and songwriting with Wild Ones! In the first episode of Season 3 of Gritty Birds. When it comes to the lives of artists in the music industry, a certain amount of Grit h
Logan Lynn has something to say... about mental health. The artist has been everywhere from the LOGO network to the Grammy's. 9 year's sober he has found his ground following his latest record, adieu.    www.loganlynnmusic.com www.grittybirds.c
Vegas born artist Manika is a natural performer. She has a hefty resume: protégé of Michael Jackson’s manager Frank DeLeo, charting singles with artists including Tyga, touring with One Direction and as host of TLC’s Global Beauty Masters Stude
Aussie pop band The Griswolds have had a fast rise in recent years. The fun-loving band's new album "High Times for Low Lives" is and ode to the joys and perils of life on the road. Lead singer Chris sat down with me  to share the inspiration b
Mini Blinds describe themselves alt-pop and have a passion for fusing music with minimalism. They just released their first album, Air Signs last fall. The emerging Portland band joined us for our first live taping at Kelly's Olympian.    Liste
Ages and Ages joined us for our first live taping. Sometimes called "tent revival", it's music with a hopeful message. They shared songs from their latest release, Something to Ruin and a conversation about music and the power to connect.   Fin
Arcosanti is an artist community in Arizona unlike others. They're in a place of a transition asking themselves: "What's Next?" A Gritty Birds short, created for the @xrayfm #radioisyourscontest Official Contest Selection   Produced by Jeni Wre
We're celebrating our 50th episode! We'll be revisiting some of my favorite interviews, including Eyelids, Reva DeVito, Ezra Furman, Genders, David Bazan and more.   http://www.grittybirds.com Produced by Jeni Wren Stottrup Sponsored by XRAY.FM
The eponomous producer behind Elliott Smith’s Either/Or and editor of Tape Op Magazine shared some of his stories and where he sees the future of recording.   Featuring Music by The Secret Sea, Elliott Smith and Summer Cannibals   The episode w
Alaska's "Best Indie Band" of the last 5 years is going stateside with a personal new album, "Unwilling Participants". Listen to singer Jenni Toro's story of overcoming abuse and finding her voice with the band she calls family. Find out more a
Shelly Peiken is a Grammy Nominated Songwriter with multiple #1 hits to her name. But her current fight, for the rights of songwriters with action group Songwriters of North America is her most important work to date. Listen to her amazing stor
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