20 episodes

Every artist starts somewhere. Some made music in their basements, and wrote love songs in their biology notebooks. Others were obsessed with that one mind-blowing band who seemed to write music just for them. At some point, they all felt inspired to make their own music. My Youth on Record (MYOR) is a podcast where artists share the music they created as teens, and the stories behind the songs. Host Shawn King from DeVotchKa, together with a featured teen co-hosts, take musicians back to the feeling of making music during their most awkward, vulnerable – and often most creative and raw – phase as novice music makers. Artists laugh, cry, cringe and hopefully learn something new about their own creative process as they take this musical trip down memory lane.

Broadcast from Youth on Record, a Colorado-based nonprofit that empowers youth to find their voice and value through music, MYOR interviews include early recordings from our musical guests, and conversations about the past, the present, and the future of music for all generations.

Executive Producers: Jami Duffy & Stephen Brackett
Host: Shawn King, DeVotchKa
Engineer: Jesus Rodriguez
Co-Hosts: Mona Magno, Shaun Dowdell, Stevie Selbie
Sponsor: Bonfils Stanton Foundation

My Youth on Record My Youth on Record

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Every artist starts somewhere. Some made music in their basements, and wrote love songs in their biology notebooks. Others were obsessed with that one mind-blowing band who seemed to write music just for them. At some point, they all felt inspired to make their own music. My Youth on Record (MYOR) is a podcast where artists share the music they created as teens, and the stories behind the songs. Host Shawn King from DeVotchKa, together with a featured teen co-hosts, take musicians back to the feeling of making music during their most awkward, vulnerable – and often most creative and raw – phase as novice music makers. Artists laugh, cry, cringe and hopefully learn something new about their own creative process as they take this musical trip down memory lane.

Broadcast from Youth on Record, a Colorado-based nonprofit that empowers youth to find their voice and value through music, MYOR interviews include early recordings from our musical guests, and conversations about the past, the present, and the future of music for all generations.

Executive Producers: Jami Duffy & Stephen Brackett
Host: Shawn King, DeVotchKa
Engineer: Jesus Rodriguez
Co-Hosts: Mona Magno, Shaun Dowdell, Stevie Selbie
Sponsor: Bonfils Stanton Foundation

    (S2) #19 Opiuo on the power of a supportive community

    (S2) #19 Opiuo on the power of a supportive community

    Oscar, aka Opiuo is an electric DJ. who grew up in the beautiful country of New Zealand, and has become a well-known artist with a fan base that spans far beyond his homeland. He took time out of his busy schedule to chat with us about the people who helped him celebrate his authentic self and follow his dreams.

    • 27 min
    (S2) #18 Rachel Blumberg of the Decemberists on Goal Setting and Enjoying the Process

    (S2) #18 Rachel Blumberg of the Decemberists on Goal Setting and Enjoying the Process

    You might know her as the drummer for the hit indie rock band The Decemberists. Rachel Blumberg was seemingly born with an affinity for music. This affinity has carried her through classical music concerts to DIY rock shows, all the way to the successful career she has today.

    • 32 min
    (S2) #17 JJ Italiano on carving a path of your own.

    (S2) #17 JJ Italiano on carving a path of your own.

    Meet JJ Italiano. JJ grew up right here in Colorado, and is now a well known producer, artist manager and producer. After being expelled one too many times knew he needed to take things into his own hands to craft an alternative lifestyle where he could thrive. We’ll discuss where he found support in the process, where it led him, and how music became a driving force in it all.

    • 36 min
    Thomas Gobena aka Tommy T. on Ethiopia and the life of a traveling bassist

    Thomas Gobena aka Tommy T. on Ethiopia and the life of a traveling bassist

    Thomas Gobena aka Tommy T. is a bassist known for his work in Gogol Bordello. He joined us to chat about the birth of his passion for bass while growing up in Ethopia and how it led him to the career he has now. He also touches on the danger of putting too much value on someone's taste in music.

    • 32 min
    (S2) #16 Sunny Jain of Red Baraat on finding a passion as a child and seeking solidarity.

    (S2) #16 Sunny Jain of Red Baraat on finding a passion as a child and seeking solidarity.

    Acclaimed jazz drummer, composer and dhol player Sunny Jain is most recently known for his work in the band Red Baraat. He took the time to join us in the studio today to discuss what it was that sparked his passion for the drums at age 10 and what he did to keep it going.

    • 34 min
    (S2) #15 Dan Cummins on channeling rebellious energy into art.

    (S2) #15 Dan Cummins on channeling rebellious energy into art.

    Dan Cummins experienced some changes in his young life that caused a lot of anger. His anger showed up in crime...until he found comedy.

    • 35 min

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