For decades, radio was where art met audience. It was the driver of tours, album sales, and the music industry as a whole. John Laurenti has spent thirty years as a regional and national DJ, so he has seen that history, along with what the internet and now pandemic means for music and LIVE music. We talk about the history, the people, the venues, and the changes that we’ve seen, and what we think is next.
We are halfway through Season 1 of the Tribal Mischief podcast!
To celebrate it with a mini bookend we had the wonderful Corinna Smith of the Adam Ezra Group (AEG) to talk about her background as an internationally touring fiddle player and educator. As with all the AEG artists, Corinna has chosen to focus on social issues that are near and dear to her heart. We discuss Corinna's focus on vote.org voting initiatives. We also discuss her and Adam's shared experience of contracting the COVID-19 virus early on in the quarantine and what that experience was like.
Corinna Smith's website: https://corinnasmithviolin.com
Adam Ezra Group: https://adamezra.com
Vote Registration Organization: https://vote.org
Updated: Mar 6
What is a Vocussionist? Well, you can either smash together "vocalist" and "percussionist" or you can watch Bethlehem The Vocussionist's #WhoAmI video on YouTube. In that 11 minutes, she will sing, stomp, or silently explain exactly who she is and her experience during the quarantine.
Bethlehem talked to Jake and Ethan about her artistic introspection in the time of COVID. While her musical projects and performances have mostly been on hold, she's taken the time to investigate who she is to herself. Her projects include Bethlehem and Sad Patrick, and the Lullabye Project in which she helps mothers create lullabies as a means to bonding with their children. She is an incredibly insightful artist and has an amazingly intentional approach to the world and her work. "I celebrate in knowing I am, and always will be, just fine." Bethlehem uplifts her fans just as she did us and the audience during this interview.
Here's our playlist of some of Bethlehem's work.