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SiS Podcast: Mark Nettleton

Chris has been hosting the podcast for Songwriters in Seattle since mid-2010. Also featured on www.songwritersinseattle.com

October, 2012
Alternative rocker Mark Nettleton (aka Bitsyras) is interviewed by SiS Organizer Chris Klimecky. Listen to Mark’s stories of moving around the country and playing music along his way to settling in Seattle, the origin of the name “Bitsyras” and his songwriting process. He finishes with a live solo acoustic version of Into the White.

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- Erin Jordan Podcast Posted!

We take a fascinating genre turn for the podcast in April with my interview featuring Erin Jordan. The descriptors read “Old time Americana and Lounge” or “Retro-cabaret” and the songs have a fascinating blend of a New Orleans or Dixieland music flavor wrapped in colorful storytelling and fantastical character vignettes. This is some really interesting music, people!

Erin talks about the journey from a more “typical” singer/songwriter background to the development of her unique sound and the band Bakelite 78. They have a new album out called What the Moon Has Done and are currently playing shows throughout the Pacific Northwest. Look for them at a lounge or cabaret theater near you!

Erin w/Robert Rial - Bakelite 78

I also want to thank Erin for playing one of the songs off the new album live – a hauntingly seductive song called “Jim.” Who is this mysterious “Jim” you may ask? These are the types of questions that Erin’s songwriting and storytelling pulls you into and paints a vivid picture of the lives of interesting characters. It was a real treat to talk with Erin in depth and I hope you enjoy the discussion and music that goes along with it. Catch you next month!

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SiS Podcast: Erin Jordan

Chris has been hosting the podcast for Songwriters in Seattle since mid-2010. Also featured on www.songwritersinseattle.com

April, 2012
Retro-cabaret singer/songwriter Erin Jordan is interviewed by SiS Organizer Chris Klimecky. Erin shares songs from her new album with the band Bakelite 78, insight into her original sound and songwriting process, and performs a new song, “Jim.”

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- Rebekah Ann Curtis Podcast Posted!

Welcome the warmth of spring with a voice you can just melt into, my podcast guest this month, a wonderful singer – Rebekah Ann Curtis! I’m so glad we had the opportunity to talk and discuss her background, her songwriting, and all the other musical work she’s doing these days. Not only will you get to know her better, but she brought new, unreleased tracks! This is a real treat to hear the latest music she’s working on.

While she does already have one album out, Stay Close, the podcast features songs from her upcoming album, Lessons. The first is a great demonstration of that beautiful voice she has – it’s called “You and I Are We.” Second is a slightly rougher mix that is still a work in progress, but shows off an upbeat, playful energy and is called “It’s Magic To Me.” Lastly, she pulls out the acoustic guitar and plays a new song live in the studio, a groovy little tune called “What Goes Up.”

Rebekah will be touring with her band in support of the new album. She also has her own podcast, “The Ebb and Flow,” as well as acting as producer for her husband’s family’s podcast, “The Family Meeting,” both for NWCZ Radio. Make sure to visit Rebekah on Reverbnation and sign up on her mailing list so you can keep up with all the great work she’s doing. Thanks to Rebekah for making this another great podcast. Catch you next month!

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SiS Podcast: Rebekah Ann Curtis

Chris has been hosting the podcast for Songwriters in Seattle since mid-2010. Also featured on www.songwritersinseattle.com

March, 2012
Singer/Songwriter Rebekah Ann Curtis is interviewed by SiS Organizer Chris Klimecky. Rebekah shares new, unreleased tracks along with stories about her songwriting and performing history. She performs “What Goes Up” live to finish the show.

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- Jabi Shriki Podcast Posted!

How are you going to spend your one extra day of February this year? Listening to the new Songwriters in Seattle podcast, I would suggest! My guest this month is Jabi Shriki, who brings a great combination of thoughtfulness and emotion to his music and our discussion. His new album, Puzzle Pieces, is out now and has a poetic depth to a pop/rock sound (think echo-y U2 guitars with a mellow tenor voice).

Jabi has a substantial catalog of recorded music and has been playing in bands for a while. For Puzzle Pieces, he played all the instruments and recorded it all himself, so a lot of effort went into it. He’s also a doctor (radiologist) and a book author, which all came into play with the concept of the album. It’s very interesting to hear him describe how he melds the different parts of his life in the expression of his music.

The cover art to Puzzle Pieces by Spiral at www.ToxicPretty.com

As a special treat, Jabi played/debuted a new song live in the studio, called “Mouse” – with just solo acoustic guitar and voice. A lovely song about your thoughts radiating out from the fly on the wall into the world. Make sure to visit http://jabi.us and connect with him so you can keep up on great new music like this. Thanks to Jabi for making this another great podcast. Catch you next month!

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SiS Podcast: Jabi Shriki

Chris has been hosting the podcast for Songwriters in Seattle since mid-2010. Also featured on www.songwritersinseattle.com

February, 2012
Pop/Rock musician Jabi Shriki is interviewed by SiS Organizer Chris Klimecky. Jabi shares tracks from his new album and the philosphy behind them as well as a new tune played live.

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