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Erin McKeown

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KRVB Session Chatter Podcasts

26mins

4 Feb 2021

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Episode 163 - Erin McKeown - Part Two

Above The Basement - Boston Music and Conversation

We took a lovely drive to western ma to sit alongside a flowing river with our new best friend Erin McKeown.  OK, she might not be our best friend, but we certainly wish she was.  Erin is a force of nature.  A persistent welcoming smile immediately put me at ease. So much so that we talked for almost two hours.  Which is why this episode is in two parts. We talk music, musical theater, writing, name dropping, COVID, hope, and other things too numerous to mention.Over the last few decades Erin McKeown’s unique voice and guitar playing has garnered her a loyal fanbase, has grabbed the attention of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights, has been awarded several Drama Desk Award nominations for her musical Miss You Like Hell, numerous awards and residencies, a writing fellowship, and is now a Professor of the Practice at Brown University.Her most recent event was a live stream celebrating the 20th anniversary of her first album Distillation, where she ceremoniously burned the dress she wore for the album cover and many promotional photos. The end of an era, but the beginning of another.As we finished the conversation, a huge Blue Heron flew right by us. Erin said it was an omen. We looked it up. The heron symbolizes stillness and tranquility, and how these two things are needed to recognize opportunities. It also signifies determination, because there will be plenty of marshes and ponds that you will wade through in life as well.A great way to end our conversation.

28mins

22 Oct 2020

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Episode 162 - Erin McKeown - Part One

Above The Basement - Boston Music and Conversation

We took a lovely drive to Western MA to sit alongside a flowing river with our new best friend Erin McKeown. OK, she might not be our best friend, but we certainly wish she was.  Erin is a force of nature.  A persistent welcoming smile immediately put me at ease. So much so that we talked for almost two hours.  Which is why this episode is in two parts.  We talk music, Musical theater, writing, name dropping, COVID, hope, and other things too numerous to mention.  Over the last few decades Erin McKeown’s unique voice and guitar playing has garnered her a loyal fanbase, has grabbed the attention of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights, has been awarded several Drama Desk Award nominations for her musical Miss You Like Hell, numerous awards and residencies, a writing fellowship, and is now a Professor of the Practice at Brown University.  Her most recent event was a live stream celebrating the 20th anniversary of her first album Distillation, where she ceremoniously burned the dress she wore for the album cover and many promotional photos.   The end of an era, but the beginning of another.  As we finished the conversation, a huge Blue Heron flew right by us.  Erin said it was an omen.  We looked it up. The heron symbolizes stillness and tranquility, and how these two things are needed to recognize opportunities. It also signifies determination, because there will be plenty of marshes and ponds that you will wade through in life as well.  A great way to end our conversation. 

52mins

22 Oct 2020

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Trust Ends At The Windshield (Hank Green, Meg Bashwiner, Erin McKeown)

Our Plague Year

The days passed like weeks but the weeks passed like hours. Call and leave us a message at (805) 366-3085, and we may include it in a future episode. This show currently does not have any income, and it takes money and a good amount of hours every week to produce. If you find this show helpful, and you have the means, we’d definitely appreciate your support. It will allow us to make this show more sustainable. Thank you. Donation link here. Produced by Joseph Fink Essays by Hank Green, Meg Bashwiner, and Erin McKeown The song "This Too Shall Pass" by Danny Schmidt  All other music by Disparition Logo artwork by Jessica Hayworth A production of Night Vale Presents

27mins

2 Jul 2020

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Conversation with Erin McKeown

Music in our Veins: Conversations with June Millington and Friends

Erin  McKeown is known as a fabulous songwriter, using guitar and keyboards with an understated production approach that fill out her songs in a particular way. Her guitar playing I find to be extremely stylistic, and she has such an amazing ear (she co-wrote the songs to the musical "Miss You Like Hell"). Erin's compositions and what she surrounds her recordings with are unerringly simple and spare, yet full. Many people have studied her, as I have. Such a pleasure and honor to have Erin as a guest on this show!! Prepare to be a bit surprised ... ~ June Millington--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/june-millington/support

48mins

15 Jun 2020

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Episode 123: INTERVIEW w/ Justin Hiltner & Kara Kundert of Bluegrass Pride, Ladama, Nana Grizol, Suzy Callahan, Ben de la Cour, The Northern Belle, American Aquarium, Andrea & Mud, Victoria Bailey, Will Hawkins, Erin McKeown, Courtesy Tier, Misty River, H

Adobe And Teardrops Podcast

I kick off this episode by discussing the importance of anti-racist white voices in music -- and what I mean by anti-racism. To hear more white artists who stand up against racism -- and grapple with their own roles within it -- you can listen to my Spotify playlist.   I also interview Kara Kundert and Justin Hiltner about the Bluegrass Pride nonprofit and their streaming festival Porch Pride. You can catch it on Saturday, 6/27 and Sunday, 6/28!   Thanks again to Patreon and Ko-fi contributors who helped me buy the laptop; I need it specifically to make the podcast. The rest is gonna go to to the Trans Justice Funding Project! Ladama -- “Misterio” AND “Tierra Tiembla” (Oye Mujer) Nana Grizol -- “We Carry The Feeling” (South Somewhere Else) Suzy Callahan -- “Bicycle in Your Future” (Not Exactly Sad) Ben de la Cour -- “Amazing Grace (Slight Return)” (Shadow Land) The Northern Belle -- “Remember It” (Single) American Aquarium -- “The Luckier You Get” (Lamentations) Andrea & Mud -- “Birmingham, AL 8:30 AM” (Lines) Victoria Bailey -- “Honky Tonk Woman” (Single) Will Hawkins -- “Bright Lights” (Single) Erin McKeown -- “The Queer Gospel” (Mirrors Break Back / According to Us) Courtesy Tier -- “There Will be Fire” (Ithaca) Misty River -- “Take This Dance” (Live From Under the Apple Tree Studios) Handsome Hound -- “Geometry of You” (Geometry of You) Imperial April -- “Peachy” (Single) Jake Blount -- “Where Did You Sleep Last Night?” (Spider Tales) The Jerry Cans -- “Swell (My Brother)” (Echoes) INTERVIEW: Justin Hiltner and Kara Kundert of Bluegrass Pride discuss their livestream festival Porch Pride!   Send me music via SubmitHub! Send me money via Ko-fi or Patreon. Find Rachel and her comic via https://linktr.ee/rachel.cholst

2hr 5mins

12 Jun 2020

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Twelve Songs of Christmas

In this special NSFW episode of "12 Songs of Christmas," singer Erin McKeown makes the case against Christmas and holiday music. In 2011, she released F*ck That!--and in this episode, we do say "Fuck"--which started as a laugh and ended up being a tool to work out some demons. She talks with host Alex Rawls about her fairly typical childhood experience with Christmas, and how at some point her questions and issues surrounding the holiday came together to constitute a genuine antipathy toward the holiday season.  This conversation features music from F*ck That! as well as "Hey Lord" by Suicide and "Christmas with You (Merry Me)" by New Orleans' Kelcy Mae.  After that, Alex talks about Lucy Dacus' recently released version of "Last Christmas," which was originally done by Wham! To help explain his take on that song, Alex also plays Taylor Swift's version.

53mins

6 Nov 2019

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Basic Folk 20 - Erin McKeown

Basic Folk

Erin McKeown has been queering the folk world for over two decades with her unpredictable and relentlessly unwavering superhuman musical gifts. Erin gets real in our conversation. She talks about (my favorite) summer camp, being super into drugs and sports in high school, her relationship with her gender (she thinks she's an alien), spirituality and her friendship with Rachel Maddow. American Songwriter Podcast Network

48mins

4 Apr 2019

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Design Matters with Debbie Millman

Debbie talks to muscian, playwright, and activist Erin McKeown about the ups and downs in her career, and about writing a musical for the first time.

54mins

28 May 2018

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Erin McKeown, Singer-Songwriter

Sandi Klein's Conversations with Creative Women

Talk about creativity! Singer, multi-instrumentalist, writer, producer Erin McKeown is known as an artist who dispenses with stylistic boundaries. Her music includes pop, swing, rock, folk, electronic. Erin, who’s performed here, there and everywhere has released 9 studio albums. She has also worked closely with a range of non-profits focusing on passion for media justice and immigration reform. Here’s yet another ‘not to be missed’ conversation.

29mins

20 Jun 2017

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