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The Working Artist project is our attempt to answer questions and confront challenges that artists face on a daily basis. We are taking the time to get to know artist from every field with the intent of debunking the myths, and shedding light on the realities of the artist at work.

The Working Artist Project Darrian Douglas

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The Working Artist project is our attempt to answer questions and confront challenges that artists face on a daily basis. We are taking the time to get to know artist from every field with the intent of debunking the myths, and shedding light on the realities of the artist at work.

    Robin Barnes: Staying True to Yourself

    Robin Barnes: Staying True to Yourself

    In this episode of The Working Artist Project, Darrian Douglas and Gregory Agid talk to Robin Barnes about her career, music, business ventures, and family. With a voice that is as powerful with a whisper as it is with a bellow, contemporary New Orleans jazz singer Robin Barnes is here to stun audiences. She’s appeared on Bravo, ESPN, BET, NCIS and more. She has also been featured in publications like The New York Times, Forbes, Southwest Magazine, Travel and Leisure, Marie Claire and Southern Living. In addition to being an award winning music artist, she’s also one of the city of New Orleans’ biggest ambassadors and influencers, and has been featured in the press for the fitness movement she founded, Move Ya Brass.

    • 53 min
    Albert Allenback: Tank and Bangers

    Albert Allenback: Tank and Bangers

    Albert Allenback, well known as the tall, lovable, goofy flute and saxophone player in New Orleans’ beloved https://instagram.com/tankandthebangas?igshid=1ismb0518whot (Tank and the Bangas), is up to some serious stuff these days. Albert released his first instrumental solo single under the moniker https://open.spotify.com/artist/3o0lWNxlA7SGQLm0d409Vg (Alb the Builder). Earlier in 2020, his duo project,https://instagram.com/saxkixave?igshid=ml8jjtmubibp ( SaxKixAve), in partnership with rapper extraordinaire https://www.instagram.com/underdogcentral/ (Alfred Banks), came out with an EP, a line of merch, a bunch of videos and teasers for what’s to come. With Tank and the Bangas, Albert recorded the EP https://open.spotify.com/album/3lyvbuaHTM8p1xEe9pqdXX (Friend Goals), dove into dozens of writing sessions and intimate performances and built up an archive of songs that will end up on a full-length release, sometime in 2021. Albert has also dipped his hand into producing several acts, this past year, and with the cache of artists in his corner, this could be the start of whatever he dreams it to be.
    -https://www.verylocal.com/author/sabrinastone1/ (SABRINA STONE)

    • 56 min
    Lydia Liebman: The Power of Promotion

    Lydia Liebman: The Power of Promotion

    In this episode of The Working Artist Project, Darrian Douglas and Gregory Agid talk to Lydia Liebman about the subtle art of promoting musicians. Lydia Liebman is a New York City-based music industry professional with experience as a publicist, radio host, promoter, journalist, and musician. For a decade, she has been at the helm of Lydia Liebman Promotions, a leading music PR agency based in NYC that specializes in jazz, Latin jazz, and other creative music.

    • 54 min
    Makaya McCraven: Push Beyond

    Makaya McCraven: Push Beyond

    In this episode of The Working Artist Project, Darrian Douglas and Gregory Agid talk to Makaya McCraven about creating new music and post-pandemic life! Makaya is a beat scientist. The cutting edge drummer, producer, and sonic collagist is a multi-talented force whose inventive process and intuitive style of performance defy categorization.

    • 56 min
    Andy Farber: My Sound

    Andy Farber: My Sound

    In this episode of The Working Artist Project, Darrian Douglas and Noah Jackson talk to Andy Farber about his newest release, Early Blue Evening. Farber expands upon the legacy of Duke Ellington and Count Basie, paying homage to the kings of swings while bolding staking his place in jazz history.

    • 59 min
    Stranger Than Fiction with Jon Gordon

    Stranger Than Fiction with Jon Gordon

    In this episode of The Working Artist Project, Darrian Douglas and Cameron Clark talk to Jon Gordon about his newest release, Stranger Than Fiction which features artists like John Ellis, Alan Ferber, and Jocelyn Gould.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

lewis cohen ,

Great resource

Love Darrian’s approach with these interviews. His guests sound relaxed to speak with a fellow musical artist about their lives. Really interesting window into many of the great young musicians currently on the scene.

sirjakus ,

Yessir!

Shedding light on the stories and experiences of musicians and dope people...Thank you for this podcast.

Fimapianino ,

Perfect

It’s freaking incredible to hear those artists talking about life and music industry!

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