Author: Rachel Johnson

Ayron Jones : Rock & Roll Is Not Lost

Whatever happened to good old American Rock and Roll? According to the Seattle-based musician, Ayron Jones, the beloved genre isn’t lost, just newly interpreted. Upon anticipation of his sophomore album release, I was able to chat with Jones about his evolving craft, and his hopefulness for a classic rock resurgence. I want to start off by talking about Seattle because it’s very apparent that your home evokes a great deal of passion in you. Can you tell be a bit about your relationship with the city?     Yeah, I am a second generation Seattleite, my family moved here...

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A Moment with Composer, Chris Ridenhour

Chris Ridenhour is an LA-based film and television composer, whose melodic works can be sighted in an eclectic assortment of digital productions, some of which include the SyFy cult series, Sharknado (2, 3, 4, and soon to be 5). I recently had the opportunity to speak with Chris and gain perspective on his fascinating career. It’s the off-camera contributions that we tend to easily look past, but without these people, a film’s story could not be effectively told.   When writing for a typical hour and a half – two-hour long movie, how many different pieces are you composing?...

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A Chat with Linda Bassick of Girls Rock Vermont

Linda Bassick works alongside a group of highly inspirational individuals to diminish social prejudices based on gender. Their involvement takes shape in the form of Girls Rock Vermont, which is the Burlington segment of the Girls Rock Camp Alliance. This is an organization that empowers young women around the world to create music, to play it loudly, and to never compromise their creative dominance based on their feminine exteriors. Linda, could you begin by explaining Girls Rock Vermont to me?   Girls Rock Vermont is a summer day camp for girls aged 8-18, and our idea is to empower...

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KP and the Boom Boom

Immediately as I began to peruse the works of KP and the Boom Boom, I was lifted from my reality and taken on a “musical odyssey of love and magic”. The band’s first full-length album, The Brave, is an eclectic collection of emotion, excitement, and erotic enticement. Redefining the barriers of genre classification, this Austin based– band provides listeners with an innovative fusion of sound. It was my honor to chat with the band’s lead singer, Kate Priestley, and gain some insight on this dynamic group. You were born in the U.K., but your band is based out of...

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