Season 8

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. 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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