The quirky, original, and amazing trio, Julia Massey & The 5 Finger Discount are poised to do great things in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. The band has a show coming up at Conor Byrne Pub in Ballard this Friday, December 23rd and other dates coming up after the first of the year.
Ms. Massey has been very busy during the holiday season but I was able to catch up with her via phone to talk about the band, their eclectic blend of music and other interesting stuff. I will also feature some music from their most recent record, “Is There Room For Me.”
Also, on this week’s show I catch up with RockStar Motel’s Lucca Sacchetti to get a progress report on his social networking music venture. Lucca was a guest on SMI Radio back in October when his new venture was just launched into Beta. The site is going through some interesting changes and there will be exciting things happening in 2012.
You can read my article that I wrote on examiner.com
In addition, you can access the October SMI Radio interview here.
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Word to the wise. Follow our pal Andrew Joslyn and the Passenger String Quartet's Instagram page @andrewjoslynmusic.
He's giving sneak previews of his symphonic work on network TV commercials and pop songs. Every student of violin and cello should be following his page. But so should you. You have heard Andrew and his writing on Grammy winning hits by Macklemore and Kesha.
...and his work with folks like Ethan Anderson to save the music industry locally and globally with the Recording Academy / GRAMMYs is something to watch.
Or don't follow him and life will be a little less colorful and inspiring, but sometimes you don't notice how good life can be without good art and good friends.
In that respect Art is dangerous because you will need more. Andrew has plenty in the vault... ... See MoreSee Less
If you love music and want to make a difference, Please support our friend Andrew D.B. Joslyn and this important cause. #DistrictAdvocateI’m excited to be joining the @recordingacademy in an effort to push critical legislation to help music creators around the country get the support and financial assistance we so desperately need to stay afloat. I’m leading a couple of meetings with Senator Maria Cantwell and my state representative Pramila Jayapal - and looking forward to joining with my fellow musicians, industry professionals and educators on doing our part to preserve our industry during Covid-19. #districtadvocate ... See MoreSee Less