Take in a slice of Americana with critically acclaimed host Ira Glass on "This American Life." Each week he picks a theme, then gives his writers and performers the freedom to weave real stories from real people around that theme.
This Philly native grew up in a large musically inclined family with three sisters and a brother, all with an aptitude for singing and various instruments.
Air Date: August 10, 2021
Carl's song "Flying With Drones" focuses on the everyday worker trying to break out of the workspace and become more than a cog in the corporate machine.
Avataria is a multi-instrumentalist who records in a small basement with her guitar, bass, computer, and ghosts.
Air Date: August 3, 2021
Mike is a multi-instrumentalist from the New Jersey/Philadelphia area. He started guitar at age 11 and had formal lessons from jazz instructor Bill Johnson.
Curt's single, "The Letter", is a delicate instrumental for finger-style guitar.
Alt-pop singer-songwriter Vân Scott is a sought-after singer in the Hollywood session scene.
Air Date: July 27, 2021
Lawrence DiPaolo, who performs in Delaware County and Wilmington as "Larry D", is a songwriter and singer from Illinois who now lives in Garnet Valley, Pennsylvania.
Mike “Shmitty” Smith
Mike Smith, aka Shmitty, is a music producer and songwriter from New Jersey.
“Song for the Mullica” is a reflection written by Dustin Windish of NorthEast Corners and The Quixote Project.
Air Date: July 20, 2021
Trevor B. Power
Trevor B. Power's song “Pandemic 2020”, composed during COVID-19 lockdown, is a catchy tune with surprising depth.
"Riff Raff" is an original composition by Wendell Hobbs and performed by The Master's of Jazz Orchestra.
Grace is the winner of many of the nation’s most prestigious songwriting contests, including NPR’s Mountain Stage New Song Contest.
Air Date: July 13, 2021
Mike Lorenz, guitarist/composer/educator, hails from Bethlehem, PA.
Maho Bay Ray
Maho Bay Ray is a tall ship sailor and singer-songwriter based in the Philadelphia area.
Phil Cole's first debut EP title “MDNGHT PRTNDRS” features a mix of genres blending lofi, trap, rap, jazz, and soul, all capturing the night life of Philadelphia.
Air Date: June 29, 2021
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