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A music discovery podcast where famed creatives launch emerging artists. Hosted by Rain and Summer Phoenix LaunchLeft features intimate conversations about art, music, activism and all things left-of-center.
Find us at www.LaunchLeft.com or wherever you hear podcasts.

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A music discovery podcast where famed creatives launch emerging artists. Hosted by Rain and Summer Phoenix LaunchLeft features intimate conversations about art, music, activism and all things left-of-center.
Find us at www.LaunchLeft.com or wherever you hear podcasts.

    RICKY REED | Portrait Series

    RICKY REED | Portrait Series

    Grammy-nominated music producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and founder of Nice Life Recording Company, Ricky Reed joins LaunchLeft. He discusses a “day in the life” at the studio and the dichotomy of working with Top 40 recording artists such as Lizzo and artist just beginning their journey in the industry. He also talks about balancing his work with fatherhood, how music found him and shares a little bit about his newest collaborative project The Room. We end the show with a track off of the album No Stone featuring The Dirty Projectors.

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    LAUNCHLEFT OFFICIAL WEBSITE

    https://www.launchleft.com




    LAUNCHLEFT PATREON

    https://www.patreon.com/LaunchLeft




    TWITTER

    https://twitter.com/LaunchLeft




    INSTAGRAM

    https://www.instagram.com/launchleft/




    FACEBOOK

    https://www.facebook.com/LaunchLeft

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    LaunchLeft is an alliance of left-of-center artists, a label, a podcast, a curation engine.




    LaunchLeft Podcast hosted by Rain Phoenix is an intentional space for Art and Activism that enlists famed creatives to launch emerging bands.




    LaunchLeft begins with music, but ultimately aims to launch left-of-center artists in all creative fields.

    • 26 min
    ARLO PARKS | Portrait Series

    ARLO PARKS | Portrait Series

    Arlo Parks, breakthrough singer/songwriter/poet joins the LaunchLeft discussion. She opens up about her unique writing process by which she uses her poetry and “stream of consciousness” exercises as the foundation to her songwriting. Arlo also discusses some of her earliest musical memories and expounds upon her school of thought that not all art needs to be useful. We close out this week’s episode with her latest single “Hurt”. Art, music, activism and lots of left-of-center goodness on full display on this week’s installment of LaunchLeft.




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    LAUNCHLEFT OFFICIAL WEBSITE

    https://www.launchleft.com




    LAUNCHLEFT PATREON 

    https://www.patreon.com/LaunchLeft




    TWITTER

    https://twitter.com/LaunchLeft




    INSTAGRAM

    https://www.instagram.com/launchleft/




    FACEBOOK

    https://www.facebook.com/LaunchLeft

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    LaunchLeft is an alliance of left-of-center artists, a label, a podcast, a curation engine. 




    LaunchLeft Podcast hosted by Rain Phoenix is an intentional space for Art and Activism that enlists famed creatives to launch emerging bands. 




    LaunchLeft begins with music, but ultimately aims to launch left-of-center artists in all creative fields.

    • 24 min
    DANIEL LANOIS launches Heavy Sun

    DANIEL LANOIS launches Heavy Sun

    This week LaunchLeft welcomes the legendary Daniel Lanois from his home studio in Los Angeles California! He walks us through some of his earliest days in music, expounding upon how he connected with Brian Eno and later went on to co-produce with him many seminal records including U2’s The Joshua Tree. He gives us behind the scenes vignettes of Peter Gabriel’s SO and the iconic Emmylou Harris record “Wrecking Ball”. He also shares new tracks from the band Heavy Sun and offers a glimpse of his master wizardry by deconstructing the songs in real time. A special live performance by Heavy Sun closes out this week’s episode!




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    LAUNCHLEFT OFFICIAL WEBSITE

    https://www.launchleft.com




    LAUNCHLEFT PATREON

    https://www.patreon.com/LaunchLeft




    TWITTER

    https://twitter.com/LaunchLeft




    INSTAGRAM

    https://www.instagram.com/launchleft/




    FACEBOOK

    https://www.facebook.com/LaunchLeft

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    LaunchLeft is an alliance of left-of-center artists, a label, a podcast, a curation engine.




    LaunchLeft Podcast hosted by Rain Phoenix is an intentional space for Art and Activism that enlists famed creatives to launch emerging bands.




    LaunchLeft begins with music, but ultimately aims to launch left-of-center artists in all creative fields.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    ONDARA | Portrait Series

    ONDARA | Portrait Series

    Singer/songwriter/musician Ondara sits down with LaunchLeft to talk about his new record, “Folk N' Roll Vol 1: Tales of Isolation” written entirely while in lockdown in Minneapolis over the course of a week. He shares about his deep need to create as a form of therapy, and how moving from Kenya to Minneapolis had an impact on his work. We close the episode with his timely and timeless song, “The Ballad of Nana Doline”. Find us wherever you hear podcasts or at LaunchLeft.com

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    LAUNCHLEFT OFFICIAL WEBSITE

    https://www.launchleft.com




    LAUNCHLEFT PATREON 

    https://www.patreon.com/LaunchLeft




    TWITTER

    https://twitter.com/LaunchLeft




    INSTAGRAM

    https://www.instagram.com/launchleft/




    FACEBOOK

    https://www.facebook.com/LaunchLeft

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    LaunchLeft is an alliance of left-of-center artists, a label, a podcast, a curation engine. 

    LaunchLeft Podcast hosted by Rain and Summer Phoenix is an intentional space for Art and Activism that enlists famed creatives to launch emerging bands. 

    LaunchLeft begins with music, but ultimately aims to launch left-of-center artists in all creative fields.

    • 27 min
    TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS | Portrait Series

    TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS | Portrait Series

    “We have to think about each other,  [we have] same feelings, same actions whether black or white, we have to come together instead of fighting each other.“

    This powerful statement and many more from the legendary Toots Hibbert of Toots And The Maytals on LaunchLeft this week. In this brief but deeply personal conversation, Toots reveals some of his earliest music memories in church, his first ukulele made of fishing line and the story behind the Bob Marley cover on his fantastic new record “Got to be Tough”.  Listen to it here: http://toots.lnk.to/GotToBeTough

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    LAUNCHLEFT OFFICIAL WEBSITE

    https://www.launchleft.com




    LAUNCHLEFT PATREON

    https://www.patreon.com/LaunchLeft




    TWITTER

    https://twitter.com/LaunchLeft




    INSTAGRAM

    https://www.instagram.com/launchleft/




    FACEBOOK

    https://www.facebook.com/LaunchLeft

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    LaunchLeft is an alliance of left-of-center artists, a label, a podcast, a curation engine.

    LaunchLeft Podcast hosted by Rain Phoenix is an intentional space for Art and Activism that enlists famed creatives to launch emerging bands.

    LaunchLeft begins with music, but ultimately aims to launch left-of-center artists in all creative fields.

    • 17 min
    ALEKA'S ATTIC | River Phoenix 50

    ALEKA'S ATTIC | River Phoenix 50

    Join Rain in celebrating River through his music, words and friendships in this special Aleka’s Attic episode featuring conversations with 3 of his closest friends, Flea, Dermot Mulroney & Michael Stipe—all of whom contributed to the recently released single, 𝐴𝐿𝑂𝑁𝐸 𝑈 𝐸𝐿𝑂𝑃𝐸. You’ll get to hear stories of how they came to know River and his music and then through the magic of old press clippings, River answers LaunchLeft’s two questions- 

    1. how did music find you ? +

    2. what is your form of activism? Welcome to episode 52, Happy birthday River Phoenix!

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    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
152 Ratings

152 Ratings

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