The Truth In This Art is a podcast interview series supporting vibrancy and development of Baltimore's arts and culture.
Mark Dinerstein & Andy Hotchkiss of HammerJacks
Mark Dinerstein & Andy Hotchkiss are the owner/operators of Hammerjacks.Hammerjacks, a legendary Baltimore brand, was originally established in 1977, and reestablished in 2021 under new ownership. For 20 years, its reputation for showcasing regional and national musical talent propelled it to a strong national brand and was a beacon for live entertainment in the mid-Atlantic. The local and regional affinity for the brand continues to this day. Now, almost fifty years after first opening its doors, Hammerjacks is back and ready to raise the bar, inviting seasoned regulars and a whole new generation alike to join them in carrying on the legacy of a true Baltimore institution. Located at 1300 Russell Street, the new Hammerjacks operates with the same rock & roll attitude that fueled the original into entertainment history. The first phase of the new Hammerjacks features recycled shipping containers fashioned into food and beverage stations and the outdoor space will see a wide variety of usage, from large-scale NFL tailgate parties and live events.
Jamye Wooten of CLLCTIVLY
Jamye Wooten is the founder of CLLCTIVLY, an organization that’s building an ecosystem of grants and resources to nourish Black-led organizations that want to improve Baltimore.
Jon Bregel is a multidisciplinary filmmaker and photographer located in Baltimore, MD. He is also the founder and photographer of BaltimoreSmall.com, a media platform that gives voices to small businesses and nonprofits through photography and storytelling.
Jon tends to have a very hands-on approach which has led him to Direct, DP, and Executive Produce branded content for clients such as; Nike, Audi, National Geographic, Cadillac, ACLU, Samsung, Pfizer, Gap, Tiffany & Co., and many more. Jon's films have earned him Thirteen Vimeo Staff Picks, and has been featured in Adweek, Huffington Post and Gizmodo and awarded at Cannes Lion, AICP, Adweek ARC Awards, LIA, Clio, Webby, Shorty, One Show, Creativity, PDN and Spikes Asia..
Jon’s heart for connecting deeply with people keeps him rooted in his Baltimore community, while also giving him opportunities to travel around the world capturing humanity at large.
Ismael Quezada is 1st generation Latinx film photographer born and raised in Baltimore, MD.
Monesha Phillips of Pandora's Box Boutique
Monesha Phillips is the owner of Pandora's Box Boutique. Pandora's Box Boutique provides a unique selection of the latest trends, jewelry, gifts, home decor, and personal accessories.
Akio Evans continues to define innovation personified in the creative and fashion space while inspiring his local community. The creativity Evans brings to his sneaker art has allowed the Baltimore native to reach new heights attracting the attention of major celebrities, and production companies. Evans has captivated social media audiences, entertainers and influences while maintaining his connection to his community teaching art and video production to students in the City of Baltimore public schools.
Amazing at best
Rob captures Baltimore for you in every interview … He is the unofficial face of B More .
-JR from WV Uncommonplace
Rob asks great questions that really made me think, and he made the interview more like a conversation than an interview. Had tons of fun, and anyone doing anything positive in Baltimore should defiantly go on his show!
Great Baltimore Podcast
If you’re looking to learn more about Baltimore, this is the podcast for you! Rob is excellent at identifying creative minds throughout the city and allowing them to highlight their creativity.