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FOF #2077 – Sami Grisafe Loves Her Ukulele

FOF #2077 – Sami Grisafe Loves Her Ukulele

On today’s live music podcast, we have Chicago’s LGBT music “It girl” Sami Grisafe! Sammi is giving us a sneak peek at her new album “Brand New Fairy tale” which features Eric Himan singing the hook in the title song.

Listen as Sami weighs in on the rapidly changing music scene, and how artists are doing it for themselves.

Posted in: Interviews, Live Music Sessions, Musicians, Podcast 1 month ago 2
FOF #2042 – The Bohemian Sensuality of Spencer Day

FOF #2042 – The Bohemian Sensuality of Spencer Day

We don’t usually associate sensual bohemian music with Mormons, but instead we think of wholesome Donnie and Marie types, where everyone smiles till it hurts.

But musician Spencer Day has been through hell and back- from pretending he was a heroin junkie in high school to look cool to struggling with his religious upbringing and sexual identity as an adult.

Today a live music sessions with the fabulous Spencer Day, playing songs from his new album The Mystery of You.

Posted in: Interviews, Live Music Sessions, Musicians, Podcast 3 months ago 18
FOF #2038 – A Streetcar Named Undesirable

FOF #2038 – A Streetcar Named Undesirable

Steven Strafford’s new musical Methtacular! delivers the gay side of Breaking Bad we never got to see, by taking us on a hilarious but harrowing journey of his three years as a crystal meth addict in Chicago.

Today actor Steven Strafford joins us for a live music session playing songs from Methtacular! Listen as Steven talks about having the courage to take some of the worst moments of his life and turn it into art.

FOF #2030 – Tom Goss on Staying Motivated as An Artist

FOF #2030 – Tom Goss on Staying Motivated as An Artist

The most important thing in life is the relationships we create with others. One of the best ways to bring people into your life is to make awesome stuff and share it. But it’s not always easy being a creative spirit in a challenging world.

Today Tom Goss joins us for a live music session and to talk about how to stay artistically motivated.

Posted in: Live Music Sessions, Podcast 4 months ago 14
FOF #2009 – My Favorite Year: 1997

FOF #2009 – My Favorite Year: 1997

The year is 1997, and American music companies are raking it in the money just before the Internet and Napster changed the value of buying music. It was a year that would introduce many one hit wonders, like Hanson’s “Mmmbop,” Aqua’s “Barbie Girl,” Chumbawamba’s “Tubthumping” and Tito Nieve’s “I Like It Like That.”

What an annoying year! But oh so good!

Today musician Stephen Leonard joins us to look at the one-hit-wonders of 1997, and why it was such an extraordinary year for big hits.

Posted in: Live Music Sessions, Podcast 5 months ago 5
FOFA #1893 – Jinkx Monsoon is the Queen of Off Broadway

FOFA #1893 – Jinkx Monsoon is the Queen of Off Broadway

Things are going great for Jinkx Monsoon. First she won RuPaul’s Drag Race and the $100,000 grand prize. Then an off Broadway theater asked her to do a one woman show for just one night, but instead she got them to agree to restage The Vaudevillians, a cabaret show she developed years ago with her best pal Major Scales.

Today Jinkx and Major Scales join us for a live music podcast, playing songs from their hit show.

FOF #1902 – Matt Alber’s Velvet Goldmine

FOF #1902 – Matt Alber’s Velvet Goldmine

Matt Alber’s music career exploded in 2009 after the video for his song “End of the World.” Since then, he’s gone the independent route, touring the country as a solo artist.

Today Grammy Award winner Matt Alber joins us for a live music podcast, playing music from his latest album Constant Crows. Listen as Matt talks about growing up in St. Louis, Missouri, his unique singing style and falling in love.

Posted in: Interviews, Live Music Sessions, Musicians, Podcast 1 year ago 0
FOF #1898 – Jann Klose Wants to Make it Better

FOF #1898 – Jann Klose Wants to Make it Better

Even though he often gets compared to Paul McCartney, Jann Klose’s down to earth style captures a relatable warmth and casual spirit. He was recently featured as the singing voice for Tim Buckley in the film Greetings from Tim Buckley which follows the journey the acclaimed musician Jeff Buckley took in dealing with the legacy of his late musician father.

Today Jann Klose joins us for a live music podcast, playing songs from his new album — Mosaic including “Song to the Siren” written by Tim Buckley.

Posted in: Live Music Sessions, Musicians, Podcast 1 year ago 3
FOF #1870 – And the Beat Goes On

FOF #1870 – And the Beat Goes On

It’s been an exciting journey for Eric Himan, who got a lot of attention in 2003 for his good looks and debut album All for Show. Suprisingly he’s taking his career in a new direction by starting an online cooking show.

Today Eric Himan cooks up for us a delicious live music session of songs from his new album Gracefully– and talks about the ever changing music scene for do-it-yourself artists.

Posted in: Live Music Sessions, Podcast 1 year ago 3
FOF #1867 – Lick it Up

FOF #1867 – Lick it Up

Nobody’s gotten more tongues wagging recently about tongue wagging like Miley Cyrus, who just said that she totally meant for her VMA performance to be awkward, and because she’s sick of people giving her hell, vows to never stick her tongue out again. Promises, promises.

Today we’re licking it up with musician Stephen Leonard – pop culture moments when stars stood out for sticking out their tongues.

Posted in: Live Music Sessions, Podcast 1 year ago 3