The radio program for people who love to eat, The Splendid Table explores everything about food: the culture, the science, the history, the back stories and the deeper meanings that come together every time people sit down to enjoy a meal.
Chipocrite uses original Nintendo Game Boys, often accompanied by guitar, bass, drums and/or other lo-fi sequencers, to create his compositions. Since emerging from the Philadelphia chip scene just a few years ago, he has taken the stage at numerous performance spaces around the country.
Greg Davis is a Philadelphia native who began playing guitar at age 8 and teaching guitar at 14. He has been a member of many Philly-based groups including In The Pocket, Beru Revue, and Crosstown Traffic.
Jessica Graae is a folk singer-songwriter who celebrated the release of her second album “Sea Dream” with a show at World Café Live in Philadelphia. Nominated for ten WSTW Hometown Hero Homey Awards, Jessica is a 2013 Philadelphia Folk Factory contest winner and a finalist in the 2012 and 2014 Delmarva Folk Hero contests.
Grimace Federation, a post-rock/kraut-rock/pysch-synth band, is the creator of many instrumentals behind Aesop Rock’s flow. The group was founded on “a need to shift sound, vast musical influences and free-form improv sessions.” (Grimace Federation)
Philadelphia’s Jasper String Quartet is the Professional Quartet in Residence at Temple University’s Center for Gifted Young Musicians. “The Jaspers… match their sounds perfectly, as if each swelling chord were coming out of a single, impossibly well-tuned organ, instead of four distinct instruments.” (New Haven Advocate)
Michael O’Reilly is an Emmy winning producer for the WHYY original production FRIDAY ARTS, and has received multiple Emmy nominations for his original music. He teaches at Rowan University and at PhillyCAM – the public access channel of Philadelphia.
The Outside Sound Ensemble is a chamber jazz ensemble that performs original pieces as part of the Philadelphia project, Outside Sound. The project uses visual artwork created by artists with disabilities as inspiration for musicians.
Phil Rizzo is a New Jersey native who has played bass and guitar in various rock bands of the Philadelphia and South Jersey music scene.
Rosetta recently released their sixth album, Utopioid, which was written as a four piece song cycle. As their style evolves, “they continue to search for the intersection of heaviness and beauty” in their music.
Al Serrani is a singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, sound engineer, and producer who owns his own sound studio. He is the founder of the band Armada, for whom he writes original material and plays nearly every instrument.
With influences ranging from Sun Ra to Bulgarian brass bands, West Philadelphia Orchestra began as a porch jam in West Philly. The group has continued expanding their repertoire of Eastern European music and has played all over the country, yet WPO’s heartbeat is always in Philly: they play every Tuesday night at Franky Bradley’s.