Behind the Music: Maita

Ethan got a chance to talk to Maria Maita-Keppeler aka MAITA who is a singer-songwriter living in Portland. She’s the kind of songwriter who takes you on magnificent, moody, melodic journeys with her lyrics and her music. She is a recent signee to the Kill Rock Stars label and her label debut record Best Wishes… Continue reading Behind the Music: Maita

Behind the Music: Simon Barber

Ethan interviewed the songwriter, songwriting expert, and co-host of the essential songwriting podcast, Sodajerker, Simon Barber. That’s a tongue twister! Although we can’t say “songwriting” that many times and fast, we don’t have to, because Simon’s creative and academic life is dedicated to the study of the craft, and has much to say. This interview… Continue reading Behind the Music: Simon Barber

Behind the Music: Royce Hall

Ethan talked to Royce Hall, a genre-bending Afro-futuristic/Black Liberation Soul/Funk/Hip-Hop music recording artist, multi-instrumentalist, arranger, composer, MC , vocalist, and actor based in Atlanta, GA (dang, impressive!). We’re inspired by how enmeshed in music they are since birth, and their expansive artistic pursuits. This interview has been edited for brevity and clarity. All photos courtesy… Continue reading Behind the Music: Royce Hall