Episode 5: Paul Benoit

Paul Benoit, co-founder of the band Haunaman, has been touring for over 20 years, performing with songwriters including Chris Chandler, Dan Bern, Reggie Garrett and Laura Love. In June 2019, Paul released his 11th album Lost Days, Long Nights. After a string of shows from Southern Oregon to Seattle, I caught Paul at home just before he ran off to work. We talked of the travel bug, touring, and making the troubadour life work.

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Episode 4: Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms

Have you heard Foghorn Stringband? Then you’ve heard Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms. Their vocal blend is uncanny and dreamy and makes me want to kick off my shoes, pull up a swinging chair on the front porch and sip lemonade. I spent the afternoon with them, talking about songwriting, learning to sing, juggling projects, dealing with fear and The Great Big Fais-do-do.

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EPISODE 2: Stand and Sway

Beth Wood and Ara Lee James of the new vocal duo Stand and Sway, let it rip in this boisterous conversation. Unruly at times, super fun and full of laughter, these women playfully dive deep into the waters of fame, the value of live music, and the process of creating their upcoming new duo album Deep Blue.

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EPISODE 1: Anna Tivel

Anna Tivel shows little movies in every one of her songs. Stories of extraordinary characters living ordinary lives. She is mostly on the road these days and a world of folks are discovering why this disarming singer-songwriter with the sky in her voice is melting hearts from every stage she graces. We sipped tea while sitting on her living room couch in Portland, Oregon and she shed some bright light on living the life of a touring Troubadour.

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