Harmonics with Beth Behrs is a new podcast exploring the unexpected ways that music and creativity can lead to wellness and healing.
Hosted and produced by actress Beth Behrs (The Neighborhood, 2 Broke Girls), Harmonics was born during a time when many people around the world are slowing down, looking inward and more in need of healing and self care than ever before.
Latin Grammy Nominee Gina Chavez on Catholicism, Being Queer, Multiculturalism, and Practicing Joy
This week's guest is Gina Chavez, a Latin Grammy nominee, multiethnic Austin native, queer Catholic, internationally acclaimed Latinx pop artist who is redefining Latin music in Texas and beyond.
A 12-time Austin Music Award winner, including 2015 Musician of the Year and 2019 Best Female Vocals, she is an Austin icon and word is getting out: she has more than one-million views on her NPR Tiny Desk Concert, and she has done a 12-country tour through Latin America, the Middle East and Central Asia as a cultural ambassador with the U.S. State Department.
Chavez talks with Beth on the universality of music, growing up Catholic and coming out as lesbian in college, the ancient Latin American traditions that inform her music, and so much more.
Mary Gauthier - Healing Through Songwriting
Singer, songwriter, activist, and all-around badass woman Mary Gauthier joins host Beth Behrs on this episode of Harmonics. The two talk about why superheroes are so often adoptees and orphans (and vice versa,) the power of songwriting for veterans, her last live show immediately before the shutdown, and so much more.
Mary Gauthier's name is spoken with reverence in songwriter circles. She’s won countless awards from organizations like the Americana Music Association, GLAAD, and Folk Alliance International, and was nominated for Best Folk Album at the 2019 Grammy Awards.
A Louisiana native, she’s been releasing her own music for over twenty years, but her 2019 record Rifles and Rosary Beads brought a whole new level to her art, when she collaborated with the Songwriting With Soldiers project to put wounded veterans’ stories to song.
Allison Russell (Birds of Chicago, Our Native Daughters) shares why she believes that "love will never die"
Allison Russell is one half of the acclaimed roots music duo Birds of Chicago, alongside her husband JT Gray.
Born and raised in Quebec, Russell survived a traumatic childhood, teaching herself various instruments as a way to cope before eventually finding her voice within the Vancouver music scene. On this episode, Russell talks with host Beth Behrs about that childhood trauma, the healing power of music and artistic community, the history of the banjo, the intersectionality of the honest conversations currently being had in our culture, and much, much more.
A word to our listeners: This episode contains intense and honest descriptions of the guest's childhood trauma that may be triggering to some listeners. While there is nothing directly explicit in the content, listener discretion is advised.
Tichina and Zenay Arnold Bring Laughter and Love to Their Work
The fourth week of Harmonics features actress Tichina Arnold, host Beth Behrs' co-star on CBS's The Neighborhood, along with her sister and manager, Zenay Arnold - both of whom Behrs considers her closest friends, dare she say sisters.
In this episode, the three friends discuss faith and trust in the face of life-threatening lupus, the spirituality of music and the musicality of comedy, the timeliness of The Neighborhood as well as the pure spirit on the set, the absolutely necessity of open conversation in active anti-racism, balancing a professional and a familial relationship, and much more.
Not only was Tichina Arnold in the original Little Shop of Horrors film, but she's also been a part of countless other works prior to The Neighborhood, including 2019's The Last Black Man in San Francisco, and sitcoms like Martin and Everybody Hates Chris. And her sister Zenay, through it all, has been her biggest fan and partner in show business.
In terms of spiritual coaches in her life, Behrs tells us that these two are it. "Their trust in a higher power... and their dedication to leading with kindness is something that is unparalleled in Hollywood, and it's probably why they've had such an incredible career." The sisters' belief that if we lead with kindness, faith, and trust, we're all gonna make it, is a perfect message for 2020.
Brandi Carlile's Keeping Busy in Quarantine
Brandi Carlile speaks with host Beth Behrs about spirituality and wisdom found through horses and nature, performing the album 'Blue' for Joni Mitchell, the joy and connection of live music, and singing with Dolly Parton at the Newport Folk Festival.
To a lot of folks, the first time they heard of Brandi Carlile was during her showstopping performance of "The Joke" at the 2019 Grammy awards. Brandi walked away with three trophies that night for her record 'By The Way, I Forgive You' (including Best Americana Album), but she's been honing her distinctive voice and building a dedicated audience for over twenty years, all the while staying committed to building a family and community with her band and team.
That commitment has made her the godmother of modern American roots music - as a curator of festival stages, interpreter of the legendary artists who came before, and producer and collaborator for a whole new generation of female artists.
Country Singer Mickey Guyton Breaks Out With 'Black Like Me'
Host Beth Behrs talks with Mickey Guyton about Country Artists speaking out against racism and injustice, the power and importance of three chords and the truth in the midst of Music Row fluff, lifting other women up as a form of therapy, and, of course, Dolly Parton.
Originally from Arlington, Texas, Guyton has made a name for herself as a powerhouse vocalist and impressive songwriter, being called “one of the most promising new voices in country in recent years.” In 2015, she released her self-titled EP featuring her debut single, “Better Than You Left Me,” and the following year she was nominated for her first ACM Award for New Female Vocalist. On September 11 she released her new EP Bridges, which has solidified her as "the unapologetic voice country music needs right now."
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Love BB. Very informative and relatable 👍👍
The podcast I never knew I needed but can’t live without!
This podcast has been so theraputic for me! Especially when my anxiety has been at a high and during these unpredictable times. I have found many new ways to combat my anxiety and hearing how others are healing in their lives helps bring in another perspective. Truly grateful to Beth for helping to create this platform of conversation and healing. It has been a wonderful experience for me!
My fav new podcast!
I really needed this. Thank you for launching! So Good.