In addition to writing mega hits for Norah Jones, Madeleine Peyroux and others, the Grammy-winning Jesse Harris makes beautiful music on his own. Feasting on sushi and sake at Bozu with collaborator Richard Julian, he discuss making records, running a label, and the memoirs of a 19th-century New Orleans madam. This episode features live performances [...]
Amy’s honeyed-voice tales of love, loss and hope for redemption are delivered with infectious syncopation and have even inspired fans to fund her first self-release. She reunites with old friend Richard Julian over fried chicken and pie at Pies ‘N’ Thighs and gets to the naked truth about the promise and perils of following (and [...]
Commanding an array of acoustic and handmade instruments, Dirtfoot bewitches all within earshot with their kinetic, gypsy, punk, country, grumble boogie that rises like a moan from Louisiana swamps. Sampling tequilas and tapas at Mayahuel with Richard Julian, the boys discuss flying pigs, the profound peace of being in the moment, making friends and music. [...]
One of the “Top 100 Living Songwriters,” Josh Ritter’s imagination runs wild creating tuneful short stories filled with literary, historical and scientific references. Inspired by copious amounts of wine and food at Vutera, he and pal, Richard examine the creative process, the fear of failure and life as a journey rather than a destination.
Whether in The Little Willies (with host Richard and Norah Jones), as a soloist or as an in-demand session player… genre-crossing telecaster guitar hero Jim Campilongo dazzles. Joined by band mates at La Mela, the conversation careens from The Passion of Christ to the intolerance of the politically correct.
With a supple, polished, earthy voice backed by a top-notch African Rhythm section, the multi-lingual Somi transcends cultural borders with her exotic blend of holistic Nu-African Jazz. Sharing pan-asian vegan fare and love of travel at Dao Palate, topics span the unique nature of audiences to (possibly) the oldest living man on earth!
With foot-stomping and fiery alchemy, Hoots & Hellmouth blend social activism with soulful harmonies – resulting in uplifting, progressive revival music. Tucking into locally-produced BBQ at Fette Sau, these hardcore locavores and foodies riff on the American landscape, living on the edge while pursuing artistic freedom and the importance of community-supported farms.
Known the world over, the often sampled but never duplicated sultry-voiced singer-poetess Suzanne Vega is a true pioneer. Over pancakes at Tom’s Diner in Brooklyn, Suzanne Vega & host Richard Julian swap stories about strange encounters with Van Morrison; discuss the darker side of the music business and why she’s now heading up her own [...]