Ex’s with Benefits, interview with musician Dmitra Smith

Ex's with Benefits

Dmitra Smith gets around!  Bands.  She plays with a few bands.  Where’s your mind?  This time she came in to tell us the happenings of Ex’s with Benefits. About Exes: Ex’s With Benefits formed in 2012 when Alex Vincent (founding drummer of the seminal “grunge” band Green River) had written some music for possible future recordings by Green River that never […]

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The Polish Ambassador, interview with singer/songwriter Ayla Nereo

Ayla Nereo

A long time ago, I interviewed Ayla on Mornings in Sonoma when I discovered the band she created with her brother, Beatbeat Whisper.  This time we talked to her about her solo projects, as well as her new group project, Polish Ambassador. About Ayla: Ayla Nereo‘s voice hits straight to the heart. With an array of loop-pedals by her side, […]

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Singer/songwriter, interview with local musician Adam Traum

Always fun to have in studio, Adam Traum came in and gave us a private concert.  We of course shared it over the airwaves. About Adam: Adam Traum is an artist who seamlessly cross-pollinates Americana genres, blending folk, blues, bluegrass, rockabilly and country-blues music. When Adam takes the stage he brings a high-energy, well-polished show, whether he is playing as […]

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Singer/songwriter, interview with Natasha James

Natasha James in Concert

While I was out, Jason interviewed local singer/songwriter Natasha James about her music and local shows. About Natasha James: NATASHA JAMES is known for taking Roots music styles, turning them on their head, combining them, and coming out with tunes that are completely unique but totally familiar (Music Connection, Aug 2008) at the same time. To find her music and […]

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Static People, interview with front woman Dmitra Smith

After a few weeks of remote locations while the new studio was under construction, local singer/musician/punk goddess, Dmitra Smith, came in to tell us all about the Kickstarter for Static People’s newest album. About Static People: Static People posits a parallel universe where punk and pop are conjoined twins then splits them with a buzzsaw guitar.  The result is an […]

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The Doubleclicks, interview with music duo Angela & Aubrey Webber

The Doubleclicks

After the fake geek girl hoopla following SDCC and the success of their song, Nothing to Prove, it seemed like a great time to have the Doubleclicks duo, Angela and Aubrey Webber chat with us on the show. About the Doubleclicks: “The Doubleclicks are a pair of sisters from Portland, Oregon who write songs that are all at once snarky, […]

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Bella Bazarria, interview with singer Cherish Alexander

Cherish Alexander

Cherish Alexander contacted me about her new band, Bella Bazarria, and we were excited to have her on the show to talk all about it!  She is an amazing singer/songwriter in her own right, but combined with this talented group, Cherish is just stellar. About Cherish Alexander: “Early on Cherish landed a multi-album deal with major label RCA/BMG and publishing […]

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The Skivvies, interview with actor/musician Nick Cearly

Nick Cearley© Monica Simoes

We love the Skivvies!  I’ll have them on the show every chance I get.  This time, Lauren Molina was in rehearsals, but we still had Nick Cearly available to call in for an interview.  Check out their website and YouTube for all the musical fun. Here is our interview with Nick followed by a video of them performing.  Original air […]

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Unforgettable Fire, interview with director Michelle Regina

Director Michelle Regina of Unforgettable Fire, the story of a U2 tribute band, called in to talk about her documentary that was to show at the Sonoma International Film Festival.  I had the pleasure of seeing two versions of the film: director’s cut, and edited after not getting music rights.  Both versions were excellent!  I also got to see the […]

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