Alison Pipitone interviews working musicians about their art and what motivates them to continue on this difficult but incredibly rewarding path. Each episode features a working artist and a discussion about some of the pioneers in the industry who continue to inspire us.
Episode 34: Last Reign For The Joker
Alison sits down with longtime friend Brian Platter, the founder and talented shredder for melodic death metal band The Last Reign. They talk about the adaptations required for making music during a global pandemic, legendary guitarists, musical influences, and Brian’s other calling: Cosplaying the Joker.
Episode 33: Music is my Oldest Friend
Alison talks with her longtime friend and fellow musician Pamela Ryder about her experiences performing and succeeding in major music-centric cities, including Austin and Nashville. The two also discuss Pamela’s passions, which include improv, yoga, and of course, music—which finds her even when she tries to leave it behind.
Episode 32: AP Squared
Alison interviews pianist and singer Ann Philippone. The two APs discuss being female artists in what has historically been a male-dominated industry, the great Nina Simone, the Civil Rights movement compared to today’s push for racial justice, and much more.
Annie performs the song "Without You" on Localized: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/studio-session-ann-philippone-without-you/id1163434316?i=1000385579596
Episode 31: Project Walker
Alison spends some time with Carole Walker, a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and producer from Cincinnati, Ohio. They discuss myriad topics including activism, lyrical inspiration, the joys of gardening, and how loved ones can give us strength even after they’re gone.
Watch her video for "Burn (Falling Is Fun)" here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6c4OoNw-OQ
Episode 30: Walking Around in the Upside Down
Alison interviews writer and hip-hop artist Chuckie Campbell about his childhood, his creative process, and his music, much of which centers around social justice. From being the first in his family to finish college to unexpectedly booming bar gigs in Idaho, Chuckie's experiences are both fascinating and enlightening.
Episode 29: Don't Meddle With My Metal
Alison talks to metal singer Ryan Skerrett about starting, quitting, and re-starting various forays into music. Ryan schools Alison on Nu Metal and Alison schools Ryan on how there are no quitters here.
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