Front Row Podcast from Swallow Hill Music
What is the alchemy that makes music happen? What are the ingredients that go into its creation? Who are the tribe of people that create this sound? Swallow Hill Music presents the world of music to through the varied people that make it happen. Teacher, performer and world traveler Martin Gilmore talks, plays and chats with luminaries of the music world known and unknown, seen and unseen. National performers, local songwriters, iconic instrument shop owners, managers, luthiers, sound engineers, and journalists are all brought into the conversation one at time to fill in the picture of how music is made, appreciated, and transformed.

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Brad Van Loenen builds Turkey Creek Mandolins in his workshop high above Denver in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. His unique designs are becoming synonymous with Colorado acoustic music. You can find information about his mandolins at tcmandolin.com.

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Natalie Padilla grew up playing the fiddle in contests all over the USA. Now, a professional musician and teacher, she has a new solo record and is bringing Bluegrass to The University of Northern Colorado. We cover all of that and more in this interview.

Direct download: Front_Row_Podcast_-_Episode_33_-_Natalie_Padilla.mp3
Category:Musicians -- posted at: 2:51pm EST
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Aaron Youngberg is a well known name in the Rocky MountainRegion. His band, Finnders and Youngberg, has performed all overthe United States and make some of the most creative and intriguingmusic happening in the Acoustic Music World. Martin joined him atthis recording studio in the Foothills above Fort Collins to talkabout his recording business, playing music and much more.

Direct download: Front_Row_Podcast_-_Episode_32_-_Aaron_Youngberg.mp3
Category:Musicians -- posted at: 4:59pm EST
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Julie and John Pennell visited us at Swallow Hill last summer and performed a great concert as well as hosting a great songwriting workshop. Both great songwriters and musicians, they made the trip from Nashville, Tennessee to join Martin in the basement of his house and talk about songwriting in the modern world, performance and The Beatles.

Direct download: Front_Row_Podcast_-_Episode_32_-_Julie_and_John_Pennell-Master.mp3
Category:Musicians -- posted at: 2:59pm EST
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Ill Se7en is a rapper, MC, poet, teacher and so much more. Through his work with organizations like Youth on Record and  his work in the public schools, Ill Se7en has helped build a vibrant Hip Hop scene that is flourishing in the Denver area. Martin talks to Ill Se7en about his roots, the beginning of Hip Hop and the scene and culture here on the front range. Check out his music at:  illse7en.bandcamp.com

Direct download: Front_Row_Podcast_-_Episode_30_-_Illse7en.mp3
Category:Musicians -- posted at: 4:01pm EST
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Raul Reynoso is a guitar virtuoso, songwriter, singer and all around nice guy. He is a champion of swing guitar, bluegrass and many other styles. From beginnings as a musician and performer at Disneyland to a lifelong career of making music Raul has a lot to say about what being a musician entails. Martin and Raul talked at the Olde Town Pickn’ Parlor while Raul was in town in June of 2015.

Direct download: Front_Row_Podcast_-_Episode_30_-_Raul_Reynoso.mp3
Category:Musicians -- posted at: 1:29pm EST
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Ross Martin is a guitar master! He has performed with The Motet, The Matt Flinner Trio and many more. Ross and Martin talk about crossing genres, learning music and the new Jeff Austin Band that features Ross on guitar. More information about Ross is available at: rossmartinguitar.com. Enjoy! {Photo by: Leah Latella}

Direct download: Front_Row_Podcast_-_Episode_29_-_Ross_Martin.mp3
Category:Musicians -- posted at: 3:40pm EST
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Dominick Leslie is a mandolin virtuoso who hails from Evergreen, Colorado. He is known for his mandolin work with the acclaimed band "The Deadly Gentlemen" as well as "Missy Raines and the New Hip" and many, many more. Martin and Dominick talk about the mandolin as an instrument, the Berklee School of Music in Boston and much, much more. Enjoy!!!

Direct download: Front_Row_Podcast_-_Episode_28_-_Dominick_Leslie.mp3
Category:Musicians -- posted at: 12:06pm EST
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Lindsay Kupser is an awesome singer songwriter originally from Calgary in Alberta, Canada. She joins Martin for a conversation about songwriting, her musical education and her new record Quiet Songs. You can learn more about Lindsay at: lindsaykupser.com

Direct download: Front_Row_Podcast_-_Episode_27_-_Lindsay_Kupser.mp3
Category:Musicians -- posted at: 7:50pm EST
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Lauren Stovall is the lead singer and guitar player for the Colorado Bluegrass band "The Railsplitters". Since their foundation in 2012, The Railsplitters have already made their mark on the bluegrass scene by winning the Rockygrass band competition in 2013 and the Pickin in The Pines band competition in 2012. Their progressive sound is unique, energetic and very entertaining. Lauren and Martin talk about songwriting, recording and much more. "The Railsplitters will be performing at Swallow Hill Music on May 9th. www.therailsplitters.com

Direct download: Front_Row_Podcast_-_Episode_26_-_Lauren_Stovall.mp3
Category:Musicians -- posted at: 1:46pm EST
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