Episode 25 - Matt Beck
Though we almost lost him to the world of professional tennis playing, Matt Beck luckily returned to his gift of playing music. Currently as a member of the band, Matchbox Twenty, Matt talks about his early days of playing for Broadway shows like 'Rent', and how he eventually ended up performing with artists such as, Lisa Loeb, (The) Edge, Rod Stewart and many others.
Episode 24 - Drew Sarich
Drew Sarich tells about how he got cast to play the role of Rocky Balboa, in the original production of ROCKY The Musical. He also shares stories of touring as a back-up singer with Liza Minelli, Playing the lead role in Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and many other fascinating tales from the world of musical theater.
Episode 22 - Will Petzel
In this episode, Will and I get into some serious math questions like, 15% of 16. We also dive into other incredibly important subjects such as, poker, Bigfoot, whether or not The Celestine Prophecy was a good or terrible book and modern physics.
Episode 21 - Slaid Cleaves
Slaid Cleaves shares his stories of growing up in a blue-collar town, in Southern Maine. He also talks about his most recent record, 'Still Fighting The War', as well as the success of his early release, 'Broke Down' and what that album did for his career.
Chris Moore, a favorite of Teddy's and many other singer/songwriters, talks about his early days in Detroit, MI as the drummer for the punk band, Negative Approach; moving to NYC after already being part of a major scene; finding his voice as a singer/songwriter; and what life was like for him while writing his first solo album, 'Outa State Plates'.
Episode 19 - Richard Julian
Richard Julian talks about his musical journey from Delaware to Las Vegas, back to Delaware, and then to New York City. He shares great stories about his travels and his music. Teddy and Richard compare notes about their ability/non-ability to fix stuff and their love of old Volvos. Plus, Richard plays two songs live!
Stephen and Teddy talk about Time Warner Cable. Stephen also performs two songs, live!
Episode 17 - Jon Darling
Jon Darling comes by and performs two new songs in-studio! He shares what life was like growing up in New Zealand, what brought him to America and how he became a sideman, playing guitar for Tracy Bonham. Teddy and Jon talk about the challenges that come with making big life changes - and they even sing a couple jingles.
Episode 15 - David Wilcox
David Wilcox talks about his early days of songwriting and the mania that may, or may not, need to be a part of the process. He also helps Teddy to straighten out his attitude on what's important in life.
Episode 14 - Anne Heaton
This episode is a conversation with my long time friend, Anne Heaton. We talk about finding honesty in songwriting, what leads to creativity and the idea of what it would be like to say, "screw it" and move into a hotel.
Episode 13 - Matt Smith
Managing Director of Club Passim (Cambridge, MA.), Matt Smith, talks about what got him out of the Boston Globe collating business and into one of the best music clubs in the country. Matt tells about his love for this very special listening room and reminisces about how he came to find the artists of the modern folk era.
Episode 12 - Melissa Ferrick
Melissa talks about her early days in music. From being on a major label, to becoming a successful independent artist and the ups and downs along the way - we cover it all. She also tells why you can't vacuum and listen to an Edie Carey record at the same time.
Episode 11 - Tom Freund
Was Tom Freund's song, Not In The Business, responsible for landing Teddy on a therapist's couch?...Maybe. In this episode, Tom and Teddy share their memories of the major label days - Teddy's from the inside of a tape room. They talk about family, what it means to grow up, and if a song can ever truly be "happy".
Episode 10 - Chuck Brodsky
Chuck Brodsky tells about the ten-year plan that led him to become an acclaimed singer/songwriter. He takes us through the patient journey of finding his own voice and style, and talks about the amazing group of songwriters he came up with in the Bay Area music scene. Chuck also talks about his deep love and knowledge of sports and Teddy talks about his lack thereof.
Episode 9 - Julia Darling
Julia Darling talks about her journey from New Zealand to Australia and how she came to sign a record deal in America. We also talk about the process of songwriting and address the age-old question, who's more messed up, songwriters or stand-ups, in this intense and highly humorous episode.
Episode 8 - Dan Bern
In this episode, Teddy and Dan Struggle to figure out who knows less about Studs Terkel. Dan talks about the great group of songwriters he came up with on the Chicago open-mic scene, how he found his way to his first record deal, and how writing about painting may have actually been what led him to paint.
Episode 7- Andrew Kerr
If you've ever wondered why so many people on Roosevelt Island are rolling around on hospital beds or you think you are a huge James Taylor fan, then this is the episode for you. In an incredibly inspiring interview, Andrew Kerr talks about the accident that almost took his life and may have been partly responsible for bringing him back to music.
Episode 6- Amy Correia
In this conversation with Amy Correia, we talk about it all - death, back pain, Teddy's years of therapy. Plus, we also get to chat about Amy's music and her illustrious career.
Episode 5- Jess Klein
Jess Klein comes to the podcast and talks about her life in Austin, TX. Among other things, Jess shares stories of starting out on the Boston scene and finding her way into her first record deal...and Teddy remembers his memories of being on the road.
Episode 4- Josh Rouse
In this episode, Teddy tests Josh's knowledge of the music program, Protools. Josh also talks about the early days of moving to Nashville and getting his career started. He has just released his latest record, 'The Happiness Waltz' and lives in Spain. He tells what life is now like as a touring musician with a family and how he continues to write.
Episode 3- Rachel McCartney
Rachel talks about the effect singing has on her. We also explore Rachel's early years as a budding songwriter. Teddy explores his fear of test taking and what the SAT's did to him emotionally. The conversation ends in a meltdown as both her children wake up.
Episode 2- Rob Giles
In this talk with Rob Giles, the conversation quickly turns to death and dying. Rob also talks about how growing up in Dallas affected him and how lying that he knew how to play the guitar led him to songwriting.
Episode 1- Edie Carey
In this first episode, Edie and Teddy talk about what possibly led them to songwriting, how they each came to find Shawn Colvin and if you actually need to be miserable to write songs.