11 Things with Leigh Jones is a free music interview podcast! Leigh interviews musicians from all over the country working in a wide array of genres, from the folk-singing troubadour to the aspiring Broadway composer. Questions/comments/suggestions? Write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Episode 60: John Gallagher, Jr.
John Gallagher, Jr. is a NYC-based musician and actor. He released his debut solo record, Six Day Hurricane, in 2016. He has numerous film and TV credits, including a lead role on HBO's The Newsroom, and has starred on Broadway in musicals and plays, having earned a Tony award for his performance in Spring Awakening at the age of 22. Listen in as John discusses his Delaware roots, his influences from Springsteen to Ryan Adams to Green Day, and the balancing act between his acting career and musical pursuits. twitter.com/JohnGallagherJr
Episode 59: Frankie Boots
Frankie Boots is an Americana singer-songwriter from Northern California, currently residing in New Orleans. He has two full-length albums with his band, Frankie Boots and the County Line, and released his debut solo record, "Pagan Ranch," in December of 2016. Listen in as Frank reveals his real name, talks about being ready for inspiration when it strikes, and the rewards and challenges of relocating across the country. www.frankiebootsmusic.com
Episode 58: Justin Levine
Justin Levine is a NYC-based composer, writer, performer, music director, and arranger. His wide range of credits include serving as the music director for and performing in the Broadway musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Love's Labour's Lost at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Listen in as Justin discusses growing up in a musical family on Long Island, his freshman year piano man gig, and some of the lessons he's learned in working closely with David Byrne. www.justinlevineonline.com
Episode 57: Sean O'Neill
Sean O'Neill is a Portland, OR-based musician, songwriter, and cartoonist. His band, Otis Heat, has toured the U.S. extensively, and his cartoons have been featured in The New Yorker and The Harvard Business Review, among other publications. Listen in as Sean talks about growing up in suburban Maryland, the many forms and paths his creativity has taken, and how a bullying incident led to his best childhood friendship. www.seanoneillmaterial.com
Episode 56: Jans Ingber
Jans Ingber is a Portland, OR-based singer, songwriter, and percussionist. Jans recently parted ways with his longtime band, The Motet, after 17 years of touring to spend more time at home and to focus on a new project, Jans Ingber's Funk Fellowship. Listen in as Jans recounts his momentous first encounter with Stevie Wonder's "Innervisions," talks about the wide variety of music his parents exposed him to, and how he now relates with his three school-aged children through music. www.facebook.com/FunkFellowship
Episode 55: Annalisa Tornfelt
Annalisa Tornfelt is a songwriter and musician originally from Alaska and now based in Portland, OR. She is known for being the singer and fiddle player for Black Prairie (with members of The Decemberists). Her 2015 solo release, The Number 8, was recorded during the month of August, on an 8-track recorder, in the span of eight hours. She often performs with her musical siblings as Annalisa Tornfelt and the Tornfelt Sisters. www.annalisatornfelt.com
Indie Music Fans Ought to Subscribe
Great resource for indie fans. The notion that only famous people are worthy of interviews makes no sense, and 11 Things is the perfect example of how stories from up-and-coming artists are really interesting. Not to mention that Leigh is a pretty dang good musician herself. 11 Things is worth checking out, folks!