42 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 • 12 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.

    EP41 - Brent Lyons & Don Farwell (TBT - Lyons Mane)

    EP41 - Brent Lyons & Don Farwell (TBT - Lyons Mane)

    On this special Track by Track episode of Solving Sounds, I flip the spot light on to myself and talk about the album that I made called Lyons Mane.  I am joined by my great friend and record producer/engineer Don Farwell to dissect each song from a song writing and producing point of view. 
     
    This record would not have existed without Don and Earwig, so in an effort to assist the studio during this difficult time, I am releasing the album on Bandcamp and donating the money to Earwig’s gofundme.  At the same time, I am also selling Solving Sounds t-s***s on my Bandcamp page.  The money I receive from the shirt sales will go directly to Elijah McClain’s family gofundme.  I was very moved by his story, and want to do my part to help the cause.  
     
    If you enjoy the podcast, I hope you consider checking these out.  It would mean the world to me.
     
    Buy the Lyons Mane album and support Earwig Studio here: https://solvingsounds.bandcamp.com/releases
     
    Buy the Solving Sounds t-shirt and support Elijah McClain’s family here: https://solvingsounds.bandcamp.com/merch
     
    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

    • 2 hr
    EP40 - Kathy Moore (TBT - I Won't Let the End of the World Bring Me Down)

    EP40 - Kathy Moore (TBT - I Won't Let the End of the World Bring Me Down)

    We have a real treat for you this week!  Not only is Kathy Moore back as our first repeat guest, she also brought a copy of The Kathy Moore Super Power Trio’s upcoming album I Won’t Let the End of the World Bring Me Down!  Listen to us talk about how each song was written and recorded in the second installment of Track by Track.  Most of these songs have yet to be released, so come check out these exclusive clips of Kathy’s brand new music!
     
    Learn more about The Kathy Moore Super Super Trio here: https://www.kathymooresuperpowertrio.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 18 min
    EP39 - Lindsay Johnston (Vanna Oh!)

    EP39 - Lindsay Johnston (Vanna Oh!)

    Lindsay Johnston aka Vanna Oh! is our guest on this week’s podcast!  We talk about all sorts of interesting things, including how she became a full time musician, how she approaches songwriting and playing guitar, and how she has been spending her time during the quarantine.
     
    Check out the Vanna Oh! website here: www.vannaoh.com
    Watch the Vanna Oh! music videos here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFbK3bl0cXyA8VBSjaR7lTA/videos
    Buy the Chaperone T-Shirt here: https://vannaoh.bandcamp.com/merch/chaperone-ringer-tee
     
     
    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 28 min
    EP38 - Brandon O'Brien (TBT - Chemical X)

    EP38 - Brandon O'Brien (TBT - Chemical X)

    We are introducing a new version of the show this week called Track by Track.  Instead of covering a musician's entire career, we will spend our time doing a deep dive into one album that they have made.  We will cover everything from where it was recorded, who engineered, tracked, mixed, and mastered it, who played what instruments, how the songs were written and constructed, and what the tracks mean to the artists who made them.
     
    My first guest on Track by Track is my old friend Brandon O'Brien.  Together, we will deconstruct his band's self titled EP, Chemical X. The band consisted of Brandon on guitar and vocals, Robert Mitchell on bass, and Mitch Hill on drums. Link in bio and available everywhere podcasts are found!
     
    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 18 min
    EP37 - Floyd Reitsma (Engineer, Producer, Mixer at Studio Litho)

    EP37 - Floyd Reitsma (Engineer, Producer, Mixer at Studio Litho)

    Our special guest this week is producer, engineer, and mixer Floyd Reitsma.  Floyd primarily records at Studio Litho in Seattle, but also records in many studios around the city.  In this episode, we talk about how Floyd cut his teeth as a young producer, his philosophy around making creative choses, and how he goes about understanding an artist’s vision so he can best assist with bringing that to life on record.
     
    Find Floyd online here:
    www.FloydReitsma.com
    https://www.facebook.com/FloydCoInc
    https://www.instagram.com/floyd_reitsma/
     
    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 42 min
    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

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 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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