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With a different guest every Tuesday, host Kim Ware of the Good Graces dives into topics such as creativity, community, and staying connected during these unsettled and isolating times.

You can support this and my other musical-related endeavors by becoming a patron — in fact, patrons that contribute $5 or more each month get the unedited, video versions of these quarantuned chats. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and I appreciate any and all contributions, so thanks in advance for checking it out at patreon.com/kimware Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kim-ware/support

Quarantuned With the Good Graces Kim Ware

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With a different guest every Tuesday, host Kim Ware of the Good Graces dives into topics such as creativity, community, and staying connected during these unsettled and isolating times.

You can support this and my other musical-related endeavors by becoming a patron — in fact, patrons that contribute $5 or more each month get the unedited, video versions of these quarantuned chats. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and I appreciate any and all contributions, so thanks in advance for checking it out at patreon.com/kimware Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kim-ware/support

    Quarantuned Ep. 12: Monica Arrington (aka Nerdkween) on Kimono My House, juggling three different musical outlets, how the past year has been for her, the importance of hard conversations, & more.

    Quarantuned Ep. 12: Monica Arrington (aka Nerdkween) on Kimono My House, juggling three different musical outlets, how the past year has been for her, the importance of hard conversations, & more.

    Welcome to Quarantuned With the Good Graces! Quarantuned is an interview podcast that focuses on staying creative, present, and connected during these unsettled and isolating times. In episode 12 of “Quarantuned,” I’m talking with Monica Arrington, a wonderful singer-songwriter and composer from Atlanta who performs under the name Nerdkween.

    We had a very honest, deep, and varied conversation that felt very important for me to have. We touched on Kimono My House and the recent birthday bash in which she performed three times over the course of the weekend; the defining qualities of her primary musical outlet, Nerdkween, and how it's different from her other projects Blackfox and The Hills and the Holler; how the past year has been for her, considering not only Covid but also all the events surrounding the murder of George Floyd, Black Lives Matter, etc., and why it's important to be open to having difficult conversations but it's also equally if not more important to realize, as a white person, that trust is not a given. It needs to be earned.   

    I am very grateful for Monica's patience, insight, and friendship.   

    You can learn more about Monica / Nerdkween through her various musical outlets:
    Nerdkween - https://nerdkween.bandcamp.com/
    The Hills and the Holler - https://www.facebook.com/thehillsandtheholler
    Blackfox - http://www.blackfoxmusic.net/

    Music in this episode:
    Intro and outro: "Porchlight" by the Good Graces, from the album "Set Your Sights"
    Featured track: "...a year of the Dragon" by Nerdkween


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    • 50 min
    Quarantuned Ep. 11: Harley Eblen on Song School, his new single, approaching songwriting from a place of empathy, how music keeps him alive, recovering from burnout, and much more!

    Quarantuned Ep. 11: Harley Eblen on Song School, his new single, approaching songwriting from a place of empathy, how music keeps him alive, recovering from burnout, and much more!

    Welcome to Quarantuned With the Good Graces! Quarantuned is an interview podcast that focuses on staying creative, present, and connected during these unsettled and isolating times. In episode 11 of “Quarantuned,” I’m talking with Harley Eblen, a wonderful singer-songwriter based in Seattle, WA.

    Harley and I met through Song School, an annual workshop-style gathering of songwriters that takes place at Planet Bluegrass in Lyons, CO, so naturally we talked about our experiences there. We also discussed his new single, "I See You," and how the 2016 election inspired it; approaching songwriting from a place of empathy and how that can change you as a songwriter; how music keeps him alive; our experiences in recovering from burnout; his recent exploration into musical production; planning and non-planning; truths and non-truths in songwriting; and so, so much more!

    You can support this and my other musical-related endeavors by becoming a patron — in fact patrons that contribute $5 or more each month get the unedited, video versions of these quarantuned chats. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and I appreciate any and all contributions, so thanks in advance for checking it out at patreon.com/kimware

    You can learn more about Harley at https://www.harleyeblen.com/, and follow him on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/harleyeblen/
    Be sure to give a listen to "I See You" and follow him from your favorite streaming platform! https://www.harleyeblen.com/i-see-you

    Music in this episode:
    Intro and outro: "Porchlight" by the Good Graces, from the album "Set Your Sights"
    Featured track: "I See You" by Harley Eblen


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    • 56 min
    Quarantuned Ep. 10: Tracy Simpson on the Southern Songwriters Association (and songwriting in general), her newly released singles, the value of communities, the beauty of ungainliness, and much more!

    Quarantuned Ep. 10: Tracy Simpson on the Southern Songwriters Association (and songwriting in general), her newly released singles, the value of communities, the beauty of ungainliness, and much more!

    Welcome to Quarantuned With the Good Graces! Quarantuned is an interview podcast that focuses on staying creative, present, and connected during these unsettled and isolating times. In episode 10 of “Quarantuned,” I’m talking with Tracy Simpson, a very talented singer and songwriter, and the co-director of Southern Songwriters Association, a group based around the Fort Mill, SC area dedicated to the promotion and support of local songwriting.

    Tracy and I met through SSA, so naturally we talked a lot about the organization. We also dove pretty deep into songwriting, her newly released singles, the value of communities, the beauty of ungainliness, and much more. It was such a relaxed, rich conversation and I truly enjoyed it so much.

    You can support this and my other musical-related endeavors by becoming a patron — in fact patrons that contribute $5 or more each month get the unedited, video versions of these quarantuned chats. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and I appreciate any and all contributions, so thanks in advance for checking it out at patreon.com/kimware

    You can check out some of Tracy's original songs at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCstQF0R1ffGT7TWb_UMP-DQ and her studio recordings on Spotify at https://open.spotify.com/artist/5we9cVmlwNVRyBSkHoAtWB?si=G1Qx1-dNQ1qwRTtxlwXv7Q

    Music in this episode:
    Intro and outro: "Porchlight" by the Good Graces, from the album "Set Your Sights"
    Featured track: "Smoking in the Rain" by Tracy Simpson


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    • 1 hr
    Quarantuned Ep. 9: Abigail Dowd on Song School, how things have been going for during pandemic times, her new single "One Moment at a Time," her upcoming album, the universe and synchronicity, & more!

    Quarantuned Ep. 9: Abigail Dowd on Song School, how things have been going for during pandemic times, her new single "One Moment at a Time," her upcoming album, the universe and synchronicity, & more!

    Welcome to Quarantuned With the Good Graces! Quarantuned is an interview podcast that focuses on staying creative, present, and connected during these unsettled and isolating times. In episode 9 of “Quarantuned,” I’m talking with Abigail Dowd, a wonderful songwriter and beautiful person from Greensboro, NC. Abigail and I met a few years ago at Song School in Colorado. When we had this conversation, neither of us knew whether Song School would happen this year. But it turns out, it was just announced that it's on! We talked a lot about Song School and how special it is, how things have been going for her since the pandemic started, her new single "One Moment at a Time," her upcoming album "Beautiful Day," the amazing synchronicity that led her to meeting her husband, and so much more. This conversation was such a joy.

    You can support this and my other musical-related endeavors by becoming a patron — in fact patrons that contribute $5 or more each month get the unedited, video versions of these quarantuned chats. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and I appreciate any and all contributions, so thanks in advance for checking it out at patreon.com/kimware

    You can learn more about Abigail from her website at https://www.abigaildowd.com/​. Follow her on Spotify, etc. to hear the new album as soon as it's released on April 23!

    Music in this episode:
    Intro and outro: "Porchlight" by the Good Graces, from the album "Set Your Sights"
    Featured track: "One Moment at a Time" by Abigail Dowd


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    • 45 min
    Quarantuned Ep. 8: Chris Shaw (Topher James) on last week's "Folk Unlocked" conference, his current musical projects, our early life experiences in theatre, where he gets his news, and more!

    Quarantuned Ep. 8: Chris Shaw (Topher James) on last week's "Folk Unlocked" conference, his current musical projects, our early life experiences in theatre, where he gets his news, and more!

    Welcome to Quarantuned With the Good Graces! Quarantuned is an interview podcast that focuses on staying creative, present, and connected during these unsettled and isolating times. In episode 8 of “Quarantuned,” I’m talking with Chris Shaw, a very talented musician from Columbus, Ohio. Chris and I both attended last week's "Folk Unlocked" conference, the virtual version of the annual Folk Alliance International gathering, which brings in artists from all over the world. We talked about what from the conference resonated with us, his current musical projects, our early life experiences in theatre, where he gets his news, and more.

    You can support this and my other musical-related endeavors by becoming a patron — in fact patrons that contribute $5 or more each month get the unedited, video versions of these quarantuned chats. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and I appreciate any and all contributions, so thanks in advance for checking it out at patreon.com/kimware

    Chris is typically found performing with his R&B / soul outfit, "purveyors of art & soul" Topher James & Biscuit Brigade. You can find them online at https://topherjamesmusic.com/. Download their music from their Bandcamp at https://topherjames.bandcamp.com/, or find it on your favorite streaming platform.

    Music in this episode:
    Intro and outro: "Porchlight" by the Good Graces, from the album "Set Your Sights"
    Featured track: "No Need to Hide" by Topher James & Biscuit Brigade


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    • 1 hr 8 min
    Quarantuned Ep. 7: Lars Nagel on his rich history with the Atlanta music scene (from the Ditchdiggers to the El Caminos to the present as a solo artist), his BLT series on Kimono My House, and more!

    Quarantuned Ep. 7: Lars Nagel on his rich history with the Atlanta music scene (from the Ditchdiggers to the El Caminos to the present as a solo artist), his BLT series on Kimono My House, and more!

    Welcome to Quarantuned With the Good Graces! Quarantuned is an interview podcast that focuses on staying creative, present, and connected during these unsettled and isolating times. In episode 7 of “Quarantuned”, I’m talking with Lars Nagel, an awesome songwriter and guitarist from Atlanta. Lars and I had a great conversation and dove deep into songwriting and art in general, as well as his rich history with the Atlanta music scene, from back in the early 90s with the Ditchdiggers, to his time with the El Caminos, to the present as a solo artist and with his weekly "BLT" showcase that he hosts with Tom Cheshire (episode 3) in Kimono My House on Facebook.

    You can support this and my other musical-related endeavors by becoming a patron — in fact patrons that contribute $5 or more each month get the unedited, video versions of these quarantuned chats. You can become a patron for as little as $1 a month, and I appreciate any and all contributions, so thanks in advance for checking it out at patreon.com/kimware

    You can find Lars on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Lars-Nagel-474309662588846/, and his releases "American Honey" and "Happy to Be Hear" on your favorite streaming platform.

    Music in this episode:
    Intro and outro: "Porchlight" by the Good Graces, from the album "Set Your Sights"
    Featured track: "Gotta Move" by Lars Nagel (previously unreleased)


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    • 1 hr 6 min

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