March 23, 2023

Jane Ira Bloom & Mark Helias

Today, the Spotlight shines On New York-based jazz innovators Jane Ira Bloom and Mark Helias, who join us to discuss their latest collaboration with drummer Bobby Previte, 2.3.23 . I’d like to read from Mark’s notes for the a...

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March 16, 2023

John Brodeur of Bird Streets

Today, the Spotlight shines On John Brodeur, leader of the music project, Bird Streets. John conceived of Bird Streets as his return to a band format after a long career as a solo artist. The new band point of view …

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March 9, 2023

Christopher Hale

Today, the Spotlight shines On Australian jazz heavyweight Christopher Hale. Christopher has been called “one of the most unique and respected musicians in Australia” ( Glam Adelaide ) and an “unconventional virtuoso of the b...

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March 2, 2023


Today, the Spotlight shines On rising electro soul artist, Nick Locke, who performs under the name Phyphr. A songwriter and producer, Phyphr combines his own live guitar playing with electronic elements to create a unique, ...

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Feb. 23, 2023

Jesse Colin Young

Today’s episode is a live recording of a conversation Spotlight On host Lawrence Peryer had in Santa Barbara, at the FestForums conference, with American musical treasure, Jesse Colin Young. Jesse Colin Young has been a pione...

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Feb. 16, 2023

Conic Rose

Today, the spotlight shines on the German electronic jazz collective Conic Rose. Their new, self-released debut album Heller Tag (or, Bright Day , in English), is out tomorrow, February 17, worldwide. Members of the group who...

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Feb. 9, 2023

Janishia Jones

Today, the spotlight shines on Janishia Jones, CEO & Founder of Fresh 'N Sassy Productions, a holding company whose mission is to empower and create an ecosystem of safe spaces for women of color in the music industry. Janish...

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Feb. 2, 2023

The Latest in Music and Tech

Today, the spotlight shines on two companies doing interesting work at the crossroads of music and technology. In our first segment, we talk to Adam Hasslert, CEO of online digital audio workstation and beatmaking platform So...

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Jan. 26, 2023

Bart Wirtz and Emiel van Rijthoven of WAAN

Today, the spotlight shines on musicians Bart Wirtz and Emiel van Rijthoven who perform and record together under the name WAAN (Dutch for ‘Craze’). WAAN have a new record, Echo Echo , out on February 24 through the Sonar Kol...

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Jan. 19, 2023

Michael Kuelker on The Ozark Mountain Daredevils

Today, the spotlight shines on author and educator Michael Kuelker, here to talk about his recent book, The Ozark Mountain Daredevils On Record: A Narrative Discography . Michae is a teacher, writer, and reggae radio DJ in St...

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Jan. 12, 2023

That Petrol Emotion

Today, the spotlight shines on the wildly influential post-punk group, That Petrol Emotion. Guitarist and songwriter Raymond Gorman and lead singer Steve Mack joined Spotlight On host Lawrence Peryer to mark the release of th...

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Dec. 8, 2022

Creativity and Innovation

Brigadoon is a global affairs news and information platform for founders + thought leaders with global ambition. Brigadoon curates the emerging issues and the independent thinkers shaping commerce + culture. Brigadoon sees th...

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Dec. 1, 2022

Jeremy Rose

Saxophonist-composer Jeremy Rose leads a multi-dimensional career spanning a dozen releases of original music with collaborative and solo projects across the world, including The Earshift Orchestra, Jeremy Rose Quartet, and T...

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Nov. 17, 2022

Markus Reuter

Markus Reuter is a music producer, composer, performer, and creative educator with international credentials and a vast discography. Reuter's work as a recording artist, solo performer, and collaborator spans (and frequently ...

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Nov. 10, 2022

Duncan Chapman

Duncan Chapman is a composer/musician based in Lincolnshire, UK. Much of his work involves collaborations with a wide range of people creating performances, installations & recordings. Recent projects include online live-stre...

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Nov. 3, 2022

Grahame Lesh

Based in the musical hotbed of Marin County, California, Grahame Lesh is a guitar player and singer-songwriter for Midnight North, Phil Lesh & Friends, & the Terrapin Family Band. A mainstay in the scene centered around Terra...

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Oct. 27, 2022

Nick Mason

Nicholas Berkeley Mason, CBE (born 27 January 1944) is an English drummer and founding member of the progressive rock band Pink Floyd. He is the only member to feature on every Pink Floyd album, and the only constant member s...

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Oct. 20, 2022

John Barry on Levon Helm

Writer John Barry joins us on the podcast to talk his new book, "Levon Helm: Rock, Roll & Ramble—The Inside Story of the Man, the Music and the Midnight Ramble." Ringo wrote the foreword, and Roger Waters, Graham Nash and …

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Oct. 13, 2022

The Headhunters

Back in the early 70s, drummer Mike Clark and bassist Paul Jackson were best friends living in East Oakland, playing flatbed gigs at Black Panther rallies, and generally raising hell. Cooking was not their forte, so the barbe...

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Oct. 6, 2022

Don Slepian

Born into a scientific family, music technologist Don Slepian showed both musical and technical talent early in life. He was a tester on the early internet as a member of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA),...

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Sept. 29, 2022

Backstage Pass: hermixalot In Conversation with LP

FEMME HOUSE fosters more equitable opportunity for women and gender-expansive individuals in the technical and behind-the-scenes areas of music. They are creating the future producers, mixers, engineers, DJs, artists, and exe...

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Sept. 22, 2022

David Carpenter

David Carpenter has spent 22 years in media and entertainment. He is an experienced Off-Broadway and Broadway producer, Multiplatform content developer, and has worked extensively in sales and marketing. David is currently th...

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Sept. 15, 2022

Steven Hall

Steven Hall grew up in Scotland in the '60s, singing in church choirs and learning the bagpipes. "I was shy, and wanted to be cool and meet boys and girls, so I taught myself the guitar and learned the songs …

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Sept. 8, 2022


As a founding member & producer of Orlando-based Hip Hop group, Solillaquists of Sound, DiViNCi first gained notoriety by using multiple drum machines in ways the world had never seen before. His frenetic finger drumming, son...

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