Kyle Meredith With... Kyle Meredith With... is an interview series in which WFPK's Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Meredith digs deep into the artist's work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2, and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty.
Kyle Meredith With...

Kyle Meredith With...

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Kyle Meredith With... is an interview series in which WFPK's Kyle Meredith speaks to a wide breadth of musicians. Meredith digs deep into the artist's work to find out how the music is made and where their journey is going, from legendary artists like Robert Plant, Paul McCartney, U2, and Bryan Ferry, to the newer class of The National, St. Vincent, Arctic Monkeys, Haim, and Father John Misty.

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Kyle Meredith With... Kathleen Edwards

Kathleen Edwards speaks with Kyle Meredith about Total Freedom, her first new album since 2012's Voyager. The two discuss her need to leave music and start a coffee shop called Quitters, her barista abilities, and making foam butt cracks. The Canadian songwriter also talks about singing about her comeback within the new songs, taking inspiration from The War On Drugs for her sound, and appreciating the work that Cracker's David Lowery is doing for copywriting. Edwards also takes us back to her early days of touring with My Morning Jacket and tells us why she keeps a Louisville Slugger beside her bed. Follow on Facebook | Podchaser | Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Kyle Meredith With... Joe Bouchard

Former Blue Öyster Cult bassist Joe Bouchard speaks with Kyle Meredith about his new solo album, Strange Legends, which finds the songwriter embodying several strange characters. Bouchard discusses the lost art of the rock instrumental, covering The Kinks, and his ability to make happy songs sound dark. He also discusses "Don't Fear the Reaper" as an anthem for the apocalypse, its use in Stephen King's The Stand, and the Cowbell Edition of this new LP. Follow on Facebook | Podchaser | Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Kyle Meredith With... G.E. Smith

Legendary guitarist and side-man G.E. Smith speaks with Kyle Meredith about his new album with Leroy Bell called Stony Hill. Smith takes us through how he met Bell, what prompted the album, writing music with a message, and the duo's concern for our country. The former Saturday Night Live band leader also talks about playing alongside greats such as David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Roger Waters, and Hall & Oates, covering Buffy Sainte-Marie, and writing a song that stretches back to his time with Jean-Michel Basquiat. Follow on Facebook | Podchaser | Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Kyle Meredith With... The Front Bottoms

The Front Bottoms hop on the line to talk with Kyle Meredith about In Sickness & In Flames, an album that finds the duo thinking about getting older while still making sure to laugh at themselves. Brain Sella and Mat Uychich discuss the need for a song to change along with the listener's experience, going back to basics for recording, and finding resolution in hindsight. The Jersey duo also take us into the destruction of memories within the song "Montgomery Forever", their love of including Easter eggs within the records, and if there is a rock opera in their future. Follow on Facebook | Podchaser | Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Kyle Meredith With... Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega connects with Kyle Meredith about her new live album, An Evening of New York Stories and Songs. Recorded in the legendary Cafe Carlile, the new set of songs paint a fading picture of the Big Apple — her longtime home. Together, the two discuss the loss of famous rooms across the city, coming up in the '80s folk scene, and how her relationship with the metropolis has evolved over the years. Vega also talks about the darker side of community that led to the passing of her brother and how nostalgia reveals the ghosts left behind, one of which includes her friend Lou Reed. Follow on Facebook | Podchaser | Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Kyle Meredith With... Yes co-founder Jon Anderson

Yes co-founder Jon Anderson gives Kyle Meredith a call to talk about 1000 Hands: Chapter One. The new solo album took 30 years to finish, and Anderson revisits its epic journey. He also discusses the origins of the tracks, working with Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson, where he gets his sense of melody, and the vocalizations he does each day. The legend also discusses the four new songs to be written for the album, their themes of living in the now, and his quest to figure out where music comes from. Follow on Facebook | Podchaser | Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Kyle Meredith With... Chicano Batman

Chicano Batman vocalist Bardo Martinez catches up with Kyle Meredith to discuss their new album, Invisible People. Martinez also digresses on larger topics such as being Latino during the Black Lives Matter era, challenging racial identifiers, immigration, and geographical privilege. Martinez also discusses the importance and impact that Daniel Quinn's book Ishmael has had not only on his outlook, but also the lyrics for the new record and his love of Black music. Follow on Facebook | Podchaser | Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Kyle Meredith With... Harry Shearer

Comedic legend Harry Shearer gives Kyle Meredith a call to talk about The Many Moods of Donald Trump, a new album that finds The Simpsons voice talent getting into character as our current president. Shearer discusses how he chose to parody which events, singing about Jared Kushner, the hurricane map, and the Very Stable Genius moment, the motion-capture videos he's been making, and having members of The Meters and Dumpstafunk help out. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Kyle Meredith With... Harvey Mason Jr. and Milana Lewis

Harvey Mason Jr., chairman and interim CEO of the Recording Academy and Grammys, and Milana Lewis, founder of Stem, both join Kyle Meredith With... to discuss how the two companies are spearheading new ways to make sure artists get paid for their work. First, Harvey Mason Jr. takes us through the Recording Academy's Summer of Advocacy, namely how they're bringing aid to the music community and their efforts to lobby Congress. Mason also discusses activism in the pop world, partnering with the Color of Change organization, their continuing efforts with MusiCares, and the 2021 Grammy ceremony. Milana Lewis takes over in the second half to tell us about founding Stem in 2015 as a way to help artists navigate a new digital and streaming industry and to get paid for their work. Lewis also talks about the importance of monetizing an artist's core fans, giving $100,000,000 in artists advances earlier this year, the importance of good investments, the harm of bad ones, and how 2020 is ultimately an opportunity for musicians to get creative and the industry to reinvent itself. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

Kyle Meredith With... Ani DiFranco

Ani DiFranco speaks with Kyle Meredith about her collaboration with the Prison Music Project on Long Time Gone. DiFranco takes us through her team up with Zoe Boekbinder, who brought in songs from inmates incarcerated within New Folsom Prison, and how it's set to be adapted into a stage play. The legendary musician and activist also weighs in on capital punishment, citizen journalism, her hopes for Joe Biden, and the importance of voting in November's election. Follow on Facebook | Podchaser | Twitter --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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