Cody and Dan are excited kick off this year's line-up of musical guests with the new Detroit based band, The Invincible Man, fronted by 19 year old Noah Kirrkamm. The Invincible Man play songs off their fresh EP, "Any Chance", followed by a discussion with Noah and his fellow band member Bailey Scott.
Cody and Dan bring Detroit band, Chronic Tan, into Basement Sessions Talk Music studio for a live performance and great conversation discussing topics like their influences and aspirations as a band and what it is like to be part of Detroit's new age progressive music scene.
Cody and Dan get excited to have Chronic Tan come in studio to talk and share some music in their next episode. This episode gives a glimpse of what to look forward to and recaps the performance and conversation of the prior featured artist, Nina & the Buffalo Riders while highlighting the beauty and what it is like to be part of the Detroit and Michigan music scene.
In retro style fashion, to 60's psychedelic blues rock, with a vibrant modern edge, Detroit's own Nina & the Buffalo Riders showcase original songs in this episode of Basement Sessions Talk Music as they give a personable conversation with Cody and Dan.
In this episode Cody and Dan announce and discuss Basement Sessions Talk Music's new upcoming featured artists, which include Detroit bands, Nina & the Buffalo Riders, Chronic Tan, and Red Stone Souls. Songs played during this episode include Cool Me Down and Madness by Nina & the Buffalo Riders, Questionable Acid and La La Lodge by Chronic Tan, and Slow Haze and Phases by Red Stone Souls. They end the episode talking about upcoming local shows and events.
A lot is going on in the local music scene. Cody and Dan talk about current news regarding featured artists, Michigan music festivals, and local Detroit music events. Tune in to win a free Basement Sessions Talk Music t-shirt!
Cody and Dan talk with Mark Lavengood from The Mark Lavengood Bluegrass Bonanza! Grand Rapids’ native son, Mark Lavengood (affectionately known globally as “Huggy Bear”), has toured the Regional, National, and International music circuits for over 10 years. The Mark Lavengood Bluegrass Bonanza has been performing on the Michigan music scene since 2014. The band consists of masterful musicians hailing from Ann Arbor and Detroit, Michigan including Kyle Rhodes on guitar, Jason Dennie on mandolin, Spencer Cain on upright bass, Keith Billik on banjo, and Mark Lavengood on dobro and guitar. The band plans on releasing their first full length album this October, using some of the tracks recorded from this session. Tune in to hear Cody and Dan talk with Mark about the Bluegrass Bonanza project and hear new songs that will be released on their upcoming album.
Cody and Dan sit down with the critically acclaimed band, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys, for a special remote show at one of Michigan's most loved music festivals, Blissfest, located right off the shores of Lake Michigan in Harbor Springs. An international touring band, traveling 50,000+ miles and up to 200 days a year, Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellys, discuss what it takes to keep a band sustainable with such an extensive schedule, their musical inspirations, highlights of their career, what to expect from them in the upcoming year, as well as play a couple of tunes in an intimate "living room" setting. Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys was named one of NPR Music’s 12 best live performance sessions of 2015 by Mountain Stage with Larry Groce and have taken the stage with many prestigious artists that include Peter Rowan, Gillian Welch, David Rawlings, Willie Watson, John Hall, and Sam Bush, to name a few. Listen to Cody and Dan's conversation with this hard working stringband and hear rapid picking, punchy base lines, and angelic harmonies that all weave together to create the beautiful music they play, while ending the episode with a few live recordings from their main stage set at Bliss.
Cody and Dan document the intimate show The Native Howl hosted at their Studio, CAD Studios, where they had the renowned, Michigan loved artist, The Ragbirds, play. The night represented exactly the nature of the Michigan music scene, community, family, and friends, coming together for a joyful night of good music. Cody and Dan later speak directly with Alex Holycross from The Native Howl and Erin Zindle and Randall Moore from the Ragbirds about their perception of the unique music scene Michigan holds that we are all proud to be a part of.
On this episode of Basement Sessions Talk Music, Cody and Dan, talk with a Detroit native band, The Social Bandits, about the process of songwriting, inspirations, and how they developed as a band. They also play two, five song sets, debuting new material that will coming out on their new album, In Retrospect, late august. They sample from many genres ranging from reggae, alternative rock, and lounge, to some 60's soul-pop; blending them together to create their own style and unique song arrangements.
Cody and Dan talk about previous featured artists, Olivia Millerschin and Escaping Pavement, and give insight on what talks they have lined up with other artists. As the summer approaches they discuss Michigan's music festivals and upcoming events.
Cody and Dan talk with Emily Burns and Aaron Markovitz from Escaping Pavement, one of Detroit, Michigan's best Americana duos. In this episode you will hear Emily and Aaron talk about their past experiences that molded them into the musicians they are today as well as hear new, unreleased songs from their upcoming album The Night Owl.
Cody and Dan talk about previous featured artists, The Native Howl and Olivia Millerschin, and give insight on what talks they have lined up with other artists. They also share their list of upcoming events in the Detroit area.
Olivia Millerschin, Detroit native singer songwriter, talks with Cody and Dan about her musical accomplishments and how she became the artist she is today. Only being 20 years old, she has toured with Teddy Geiger, Tyler Hilton, Orla Gartland, Ryan Cabrera, and Howie Day. She has won the John Lennon Songwriting Award, made the quarter-finals on the NBC reality show America’s Got Talent, and was nominated three times for her latest album in the Detroit Music awards. Tune in to the show to hear her conversation with Cody and Dan and play intimate performances of her songs.
Basement Sessions Talk Music kicks off their first episode featuring The Native Howl. Tune in to hear what Basement Sessions strives to accomplish for their local music community, followed by a live performance by The Native Howl. Not only will you hear some heart throbbing, rustic, acoustic…..THRASH GRASS, you will be able to get to know the band a little better with an in depth conversation of personal experience and stories surrounding the band.