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The Junk and Jam Hour – produced, written and hosted by Christopher Albert – is a Talk-Radio program that provides its listeners with lively commentary, humorous satirical segments, extraordinary music and electric live performances, and foremost, features engaging interviews with new and seasoned comedians, musicians, writers and artists of all kinds.

The Junk and Jam Hour exists to highlight and share the impressive projects and imaginative contributions of talented underground and groundbreaking artists.

Tune in at www.radiofreebrooklyn.com
More info at www.junkandjam.com

The Junk and Jam Hour Christopher Albert

    • Comedy
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

The Junk and Jam Hour – produced, written and hosted by Christopher Albert – is a Talk-Radio program that provides its listeners with lively commentary, humorous satirical segments, extraordinary music and electric live performances, and foremost, features engaging interviews with new and seasoned comedians, musicians, writers and artists of all kinds.

The Junk and Jam Hour exists to highlight and share the impressive projects and imaginative contributions of talented underground and groundbreaking artists.

Tune in at www.radiofreebrooklyn.com
More info at www.junkandjam.com

    Musicians, Singer-Songwriters and Producers of Rock Band - Whole Damn Mess

    Musicians, Singer-Songwriters and Producers of Rock Band - Whole Damn Mess

    The Musicians, Singer-Songwriters and Producers of Rock Band Whole Damn Mess call in to The Junk and Jam Hour to talk all about their amazingly successful music careers - in and out of the band - the journey that got them there, their inspirations and challenges, their shared love affair and affinity for the guitar, as well as listen to and discuss their hopeful new music.
    On topic, the gents of a Whole Damn Mess talk about the importance of enjoying the process that propels you toward your goals - whether that be personal, professional or creatively - and how to fail forward and lean in to the discovery of what success mean to you. They also share how coming together for a collective vision, while approaching music from their own unique spaces, affords them the ability to merge their points of view to create the unique, polished music they do. Also on topic was the retrospective discussion of how meaningful their last live concert was, never knowing that a worldwide lockdown was about to dramatically affect the livelihoods of not just musicians, but venue and business owners alike.
    They also share their incredible new music, including 'Nothing in the World Feels Better' - a rockin' bop that captures the joy of being alive in this great moment that we are in right now, and reminding us all to, "embrace the mundane...and sink in to where you're at, instead of where you want to be." They also graciously allow their aspirational follow up, 'Some Big Something' - a tune that reinforces our need for hope, patience and appreciation that there IS in fact something bigger awaiting us around the corner.
    For more info and fantastic new music from Whole Damn Mess, please visit www.WholeDamnMess.com
    Also visit www.RadioFreeBrooklyn.com and www.JunkandJam.com
    Background music provided by www.FreeBeats.io

    • 57 min
    Award-Winning Queer, Trans/Non-Binary Filmmaker, Actor, Writer and Producer - Bowie Starr

    Award-Winning Queer, Trans/Non-Binary Filmmaker, Actor, Writer and Producer - Bowie Starr

    Award-Winning Trans/Non-Binary Filmmaker, Actor, Writer, Producer and LGBTQ+ Activist Bowie Starr joins Christopher Albert on The Junk and Jam Hour to talk about their fascinatingly successful career in filmmaking so far - specifically aimed at telling the important stories within the LGBTQIA+ communities, that are often underrepresented, if not fiercely censored.
    On topic: Bowie shares their unique upbringing in Dayton Ohio, and how they managed to navigate their way to exploring, and finding their identity, made even more complex when compared with their cis-gendered twin sister - whom they have fostered a supportive, and collaborative relationship with since. Bowie also walks us through their multiple 'coming-out' experiences - first identifying as bisexual, to now discovering their trans-masculinity - all outside of the constructs of societies binary labels. They also explain the importance of honoring their authentic identity through each part of their life, and being cognizant of bi-erasure.
    As an Award-Winning Filmmaker and Producer - of which they were the Grand Jury Winner at the 2020 Outfest Fusion Film Festival for their short film 'Gen Z' - Bowie details their tireless work to bridge and break Trans and Binary barriers within the entertainment world, and their incredible dedication as an LGBTQ+ activist, advocating for all in the TGI community (Transgender, Gender Variant and Intersex) as well as for BIPOC youth. Bowie talks about the necessity for trans protection and representation in a world that often invalidates their experiences and identity - and as someone who has personally experienced being shamed at the pharmacy for picking up their testosterone - Bowie also highlights their aim to normalize the conversation around transgender treatment.
    For more information about Bowie Starr and their upcoming films, visit www.BowieStarr.com
    Also visit www.RadioFreeBrooklyn.com and www.JunkandJam.com
    Background music provided by www.FreeBeats.io

    • 56 min
    Folk-Rock Singer, Songwriter & Poet - Jason Matu

    Folk-Rock Singer, Songwriter & Poet - Jason Matu

    Folk-Rock Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Poet, Wordsmith and Entrepreneur Jason Matu calls in to The Junk and Jam Hour via Zoom to share his journey in music, which is the culmination of his love of the craft of creative writing, ultimately leading him to discover his own musicianship during his law school edification - specifically acquired to serve his future goal of starting his very own record company!
    As the CEO and Founder of his own law firm, it was inevitable that music related matters would become an integral part of his practice, leading us into a discussion about the early mistakes music artists eager for a record deal make, and the importance for content creators to clear music and adhere to copyright statutes.
    Jason shares his delightful surprise to finding, nurturing and literally discovering his own voice, and how that led him to putting melody to lyrics that mean so much to him, including his joyfully fun hit, 'Pink Sun of Bisbee' - inspired from the special invitation he received from an even more special interest.
    We also chat about his latest single, 'Be Nice to Yourself', which expresses the feelings of someone in grief, and their ability - or inability - to take time for themselves, particularly in a time of tragedy. Jason is also gracious enough to share his own painful experience of losing the love his life to cancer not long ago, and how he went from strictly numbing that pain with alcohol, to opening up to receiving the help and guidance he needed to free him of his own torment and angst - with the insistence and support of his friends of course.
    We close with the effervescent, 'Ladycakes'.
    For more info and music of Jason Matu, please visit www.JasonMatu.com
    Also visit www.RadioFreeBrooklyn.com and www.JunkandJam.com
    Background music provided by www.FreeBeats.io

    • 57 min
    Singer-Songwriter, Producer and Multi-Instrumentalist - Dez Money

    Singer-Songwriter, Producer and Multi-Instrumentalist - Dez Money

    Singer-Songwriter, Producer and Multi-Instrumentalist Dez Money calls in to The Junk and Jam Hour all the way from Malibu, to talk about his unique upbringing being surrounded by music - particularly as one of five children to the late and great, legend and rock icon, Eddie Money.
    Ever-inspired by his father, Dez talks about how he started his own musicianship as a drummer, before finding his love and dedication to playing the bass, piano and guitar; the experience of joining his father on stage as the guitarist, playing alongside as a touring member; and eventually venturing off to front his very own band that also included two of his siblings, who all experienced the joys of performing - and being heckled - as openers for Eddie Money.
    Also on topic: Dez talks about how family was a leading factor to his success, and how they lovingly encouraged and supported him in his endeavor to create and produce music of his very own - especially his father who called him nothing short of a, "great songwriter."
    Dez also shares his latest track, entitled, 'Lost' - a soulful, gentle pop groove that recounts our desire for connectedness in a state of isolation, which critics have hailed as a song with, "masterfully crafted lyrics with solid vocals." We further talk about his forthcoming track, 'Trippin', another piece of music that showcases Dez's capacity for being an expert storyteller, who is freely exploring his versatility as a contemporary musician and songwriter.  
    To find out more about Dez Money and his marvelous music, visit www.DezMoney.com
    Feel free to also visit www.RadioFreeBrooklyn.com and www.JunkandJam.com
    Background music provided by www.FreeBeats.io

    • 56 min
    Indie-Pop Singer, Songwriter, Musician and Recording Artist – Emmrose

    Indie-Pop Singer, Songwriter, Musician and Recording Artist – Emmrose

    Indie-Pop Singer, Songwriter, Musician and Recording Artist Emmrose calls in to the Junk and Jam Hour to share her journey in music and songwriting, which began at the age of eight - when she sat down at the upright piano at her Sunday school, and was inspired to compose her very first instrumental song.
    Also on Topic: as someone raised in the digital era of streaming, Emmrose reveals that despite never having used or played cassette tapes or compact disks, she very much enjoyed - and was influenced by - the music from her fathers eclectic vinyl collection. We further talk about the success of her last album 'Hopeless Romantics'- and how incredible it was to be honored as the winner of a 2020 W.A.M. Award for Best Album in the Pop music category.
    Emmrose also graciously shares and discusses her latest hit single Waitlisted - her "anthem" for people who've been, "waitlisted or rejected," for something in life they really want - a song she was inspired to write after experiencing her own angst of never being quite rejected - or accepted - into The Clive Davis School of Recorded Music at NYU. We also listen to and chew over her song, The Imposter, in which she divulges about her anxiety of not feeling good enough for the success the present is now offering her - perhaps, as we discover - because she has yet to put her own past behind her. Just to clarify: Emmrose IS more than good enough -- she's amazing!
    To find out more about Emmrose and all her incredible music, visit www.emmrosemusic.com
    Also visit, www.RadioFreeBrooklyn.com and www.JunkandJam.com
    Background music by www.FreeBeats.io

    • 58 min
    Alt Rock Band and Trio – Crowd the Airwaves

    Alt Rock Band and Trio – Crowd the Airwaves

    The women of Alt Rock Band and Trio Crowd the Airwaves call in to the Junk and Jam Hour to discuss their incredibly fascinating journey and education in music, what it took to get them to where they are now and making the quality music they always set out to, and share their latest music - including the title track to their new album of the same name, entitled Nihilist.
    Also on topic: we talk about the fulfillment of writing, producing and playing their own original tunes, the joy of inspiring others, and the frustration of having to talk - yet again - about the experience of being women musicians in a male-driven industry within the context of an interview, rather than just their music. Regardless of the pushback, the conversation was still very much informative and engaging.
    We also play and discuss another fierce track from Nihilist, entitled 'Under'.
    To learn more about Crowd the Airwaves, visit www.CrowdtheAirwaves.com
    Also visit www.RadioFreeBrooklyn.com and www.JunkandJam.com
    Background music provided by www.FreeBeats.io

    • 57 min

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My favorite Podcast!

I had a blast being a guest on The Junk and Jam Podcast. Christopher Albert is so talented and makes all his guests feel loved. ❤️❤️

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Love me some Junk and Jam

I’m always thankful to speak with Chris. He’s super thoughtful and professional. Much love to Junk and Jam.

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Junk and Jam is my Jam

1 hr of Christopher is no where near enough. He is funny, smart, charismatic and and has a light about him that is just contagious. This show makes you excited to learn and create. I promise this radio station will make you a better person. I never miss a Monday. It gets my blood pumping, energy flowing totally brightens my afternoon. So happy Junk and Jam exists! I can’t wait to see it on television. 💚💚💚💚💚🤗 Christopher is the ultimate host.

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