The Airborne Toxic Event

The Airborne Toxic Event is named after a section in Don DeLillo’s novel “White Noise”. The group is known for its blend of rock music and orchestral arrangements, having performed frequently with the Calder Quartet, a string quartet based in Los Angeles. The group has also played concerts with the Louisville Orchestra and the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. In this episode, we explore the unique musical journey of lead singer, Mikel Jollett’s, and his textured storytelling songwriting landscape.


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On Tour is an Emmy Award winning music and performance program recorded live on location at local venues in and around Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. The On Tour series features regional, national and international artists performing a wide range of musical styles including rock n' roll, R&B, country, jazz, blues, alternative rock, indie, folk and classical. The hallmark of On Tour is the seamless weaving of intimate artist interviews with great performances.


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