37 episodes

This podcast is about trying to demystify the art of music by asking musicians how they figured out how to play instruments, write songs, be in bands, and make records.

Solving Sounds Brent Lyons

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    • 4.9, 11 Ratings

This podcast is about trying to demystify the art of music by asking musicians how they figured out how to play instruments, write songs, be in bands, and make records.

    EP36 - Dr. Quinton Morris (Key to Change)

    EP36 - Dr. Quinton Morris (Key to Change)

    We are honored to have Dr. Quinton Morris on today’s podcast.  Dr. Morris enjoys a multifaceted career as a concert violinist, educator, entrepreneur and filmmaker. He is an associate professor of violin and chamber music at Seattle University and the founder/executive director of Key to Change, a nonprofit organization that provides violin and viola lessons to students living in South King County. He performs and presents lectures all over the world. 
     
    Clearly, Quinton is a very busy man, so I really appreciated the fact that he took the time to speak with me and open up about his work ethic and mindset.  He takes us inside his brain and shows us his process for being so dedicated, focused, and confident in setting and reaching his goals.  Dr. Morris also generously opens up about his experience as a Black man in a predominantly white field, offers important insights into the current Civil Rights movement, and makes helpful recommendations on how silent supporters can get involved and become true allies. 
     
    Learn more about Quinton’s nonprofit, Key to Change: http://www.keytochangestudio.org
     
    Follow Quinton on social media: https://www.facebook.com/qimorris, https://www.instagram.com/qimorris/
     
    If you enjoy the podcast, it really helps us out when you subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes. Thank you so much for listening!
     
    Find us online and stay in touch here:
    Email: solvingsoundspodcast@gmail.com
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/groups/solvingsoundspodcast
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/solvingsoundspodcast
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/solvingsounds

    • 1 hr 55 min
    EP35 - Sean Foe & Emily Koo (Echo Ravine)

    EP35 - Sean Foe & Emily Koo (Echo Ravine)

    Sean Foe and Emily Koo from Echo Ravine call in from Tacoma this week and tell us what it was like getting into the Seattle music scene after moving from Massachusetts, how their sound and style has evolved over the years with different bandmates, and how they wrote and recorded their amazing new record that will hopefully be released soon.
     
    Listen to Sean and Emily’s music here: EchoRavine.bandcamp.com
     
    If you enjoy the podcast, it really helps us out when you subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes. Thank you so much for listening!
     
    Find us online and stay in touch here:
    Email: solvingsoundspodcast@gmail.com
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/groups/solvingsoundspodcast
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/solvingsoundspodcast
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/solvingsounds

    • 55 min
    EP34 - Justin Tamminga (Assertion, Pig Snout, Blind Guides, Dying Trades)

    EP34 - Justin Tamminga (Assertion, Pig Snout, Blind Guides, Dying Trades)

    My guest this week is Justin Tamminga from the bands Assertion, Pig Snout, Blind Guides, and Dying Trades.  If that wasn’t enough to keep him busy, Justin is also a well known local music teacher who has created a special program engineered towards people on the autism spectrum.  Listen in to hear us talk about his background in playing and recording music, and to hear us pick up where we left off with William Goldsmith on all things Assertion.
     
    Follow all of Justin’s bands here:
     
    Assertion: https://assertion.bandcamp.com
    Pig Snout: https://www.facebook.com/PigSnoutBand/
    Blind Guides: https://blindguides.bandcamp.com/releases
    Dying Trades: https://www.facebook.com/dyingtrades/
     
    If you enjoy the podcast, it really helps us out when you subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes. Thank you so much for listening!
     
    Find us online and stay in touch here:
    Email: solvingsoundspodcast@gmail.com
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/groups/solvingsoundspodcast
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/solvingsoundspodcast
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/solvingsounds

    • 1 hr 36 min
    EP33 - Emily McVicker (Singer, Songwriter)

    EP33 - Emily McVicker (Singer, Songwriter)

    I thought we could all use a lil boost in positivity and joy right about now, so this week I’m bringing out a secret weapon, Emily McVicker!  We actually recorded this interview before all of this COVID19 stuff, and listening back, I found it somewhat therapeutic to listen to a normal conversation about music and being a musician.  That, plus Emily’s infectious energy make this a great pick me up that I needed and I thought you might too.
     
    Follow Emily on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emilymcvickermusic/
    Follow Emily on Facebook (and check out her new show Coffee and Ukes every Thursday at 10am on Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/EmilyMcVickerMusic/
    Follow Emily on Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/emilymcvickermusic/
    Sign up for her newsletter: http://www.emilymcvicker.com
     
    If you enjoy the podcast, it really helps us out when you subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes. Thank you so much for listening!
     
    Find us online and stay in touch here:
    Email: solvingsoundspodcast@gmail.com
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/groups/solvingsoundspodcast
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/solvingsoundspodcast
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/solvingsounds

    • 1 hr 23 min
    EP32 - Dick Rossetti (Ball Bag)

    EP32 - Dick Rossetti (Ball Bag)

    The semi-iconic Dick Rossetti joins us this week to talk about all things Ball Bag, Twink the Wonder Kid, Squirt, and more!  Hear us explore Dick’s inspiration for writing lyrics, what he thinks of the current state of radio, and how he champions the smaller cities and towns often overshadowed by Seattle.
     
    Listen and follow Dick’s band Ball Bag here:
     
    https://www.facebook.com/BALLBAGUSA/
    https://www.instagram.com/ballbagrenton/
    https://twitter.com/BallBagRenton
    https://youtu.be/OqddujuefhI
     
    If you would like to watch Dick’s documentary, Semi-Iconic, (which I highly recommend) Dick says the only current way is to message the director, Issac Olson on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/isaac.olsen.39
     
    If you enjoy the podcast, it really helps us out when you subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes. Thank you so much for listening!
     
    Find us online and stay in touch here:
    Email: solvingsoundspodcast@gmail.com
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/groups/solvingsoundspodcast
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/solvingsoundspodcast
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/solvingsounds

    • 1 hr 3 min
    EP31 - Alexander "theZim" Zimmerman (Word on the Street Podcast)

    EP31 - Alexander "theZim" Zimmerman (Word on the Street Podcast)

    We’ve got podcast veteran, theZim on this week’s episode!  Tune in to hear us share stories of interviewing and documenting the Seattle music scene, how theZim applies his creativity to so many different mediums, and how he’s stayed true to his passion through the unexpected twists and turns in his life.
     
    Follow theZim on social media:
    YouTube: www.youtube.com/thezimvideo 
    Instagram: www.instagram.com/_thezim
    Tiktok: www.tiktok.com/thezim
    Email: the_zim@hotmail.com
    Word on the Street Podcast: www.wotspodcast.com
     
    If you enjoy the podcast, it really helps us out when you subscribe, rate, and review the show on iTunes. Thank you so much for listening!
     
    Find us online and stay in touch here:
    Email: solvingsoundspodcast@gmail.com
    Facebook: https://facebook.com/groups/solvingsoundspodcast
    Instagram: https://instagram.com/solvingsoundspodcast
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/solvingsounds

    • 1 hr 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

briankiddmusic ,

A Unique Perspective

Brent is a musician himself and he knows both the joys and trials and tribulations of making music and being in bands. He knows how to get his guests to give their unique experiences and perspectives of learning how to play music and navigate the sometimes turbulent waters of working with other personalities to create art, but at the same time, his guests often reveal intimate and candid details about their relationships with music. Oftentimes the stories you hear can be applied to not only music, but whatever craft you, the listener, are passionate about and I am often left greatly inspired after listening to each episode. In short, this podcast, to quote the affable Jim Carrey, is FAN DOUBLE TASTIC! Enjoy!

laurfinding ,

Great show!

What a unique podcast! Informative and interesting, I will definitely recommend it to some friends. You don’t have to be a musician to listen!

ryanlorenz ,

Great Easy going conversation!

Brent has a great relaxed vibe with his podcast! Easy going conversations and especially interesting for those who love music! Definitely worth a listen!

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