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003 | Musician and Luthier Armand Aromin

Making Life Podcast

Heather and Cate interview Armand Aromin, professional singer, multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, and luthier -- maker of songs, sounds, and instruments with strings -- who is also half of the Providence-based songcentric duo The Vox Hunters. *Content warning for discussion of racism. In this episode, we discuss: -building a career in the arts with -- and without -- a college degree -teaching your art, and when it does -- and doesn't -- fit with your path -the value and pitfalls of trade schools -Filipine music -wearing many creative hats, and how to determine when to monetize your creative projects -loving and making art that's part of a culture you don't identify with, and cultural appreciation vs. appropriation -navigating -- and how to avoid -- toxic environments -being real instead of "Instagram-able" -the virtues of rice, sunlight and wandering art stores -and lots more. Subscribe to hear future episodes, and please consider leaving a review on your favorite podcast platform. You can also follow us on your favorite social media site: instagram facebook twitter

1hr 49mins

29 Mar 2021

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RI 5 with Armand Aromin

Where The Living Room Used To Be

Give a listen to find the pattern with some of Armand Aromin's favorite things in Rhode Island! The end of this bonus episode has a favorite song of mine from The Vox Hunters latest record -Fresh From The Board: Music From The Ocean State Songster, Volume 1 - which is a ballad entitled "The Single Sailor". Interview recorded May 16th, 2020 via ZoomIntro music by CedrosHosted by James Toomey 


25 Jun 2020

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Sound Advice with Armand Aromin

Where The Living Room Used To Be

In this bonus episode Armand Aromin shares some words of encouragement... what can happen at pub sings... and the merits of making something your own.  The end of the episode includes a live performance by The Vox Hunters at The Music Mansion in 2017 (video credit: The Music Mansion) The song is "Bristol March" originally composed by Oliver Shaw. For those not familiar with Oliver - he composed dozens and dozens songs during his career which began in the early 1800s and was recognized by some as the very first American-born music star in the United States. In 2012, Oliver Shaw was inducted into the inaugural class of the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame.  Interview recorded May 16th, 2020 via ZoomIntro music by CedrosHosted by James Toomey 


18 Jun 2020

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Armand Aromin (The Vox Hunters, Aromin Violins, The Ivy Leaf)

Where The Living Room Used To Be

Multi-instrumentalist Armand Aromin and I cover many things during our conversation such as what I would consider is a unique inspiration to start playing music... his path to becoming a violin maker... and the approach he and his partner, Ben, take to playing traditional folk music! Interlude song order:"The Fairy Reel" by The Ivy Leaf"The Cucanandy" by The Ivy Leaf"Fresh From The Board" by The Vox Hunters"Cardinal" by Mountainess"Little Rhode Island" by The Vox Hunters Interview recorded May 16th, 2020 via ZoomIntro music by CedrosHosted by James Toomey 

1hr 16mins

11 Jun 2020

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Episode 141: The Vox Hunters (Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi)

Get Up in the Cool

Welcome to Get Up in the Cool: Old Time Music with Cameron DeWhitt and Friends! This week’s friends are The Vox Hunters: Armand Aromin and Benedict Gagliardi! We recorded this 2 weeks ago in Providence, Rhode Island, right before a house show we played together with Jake Blount. Tunes in this episode: Pawtuxet Fort Smith Breakdown Ten Hours a Day The Swamp Hornet Reel/The Bells of Newport Nickerson’s Reel Bonus track: What Will We Do If We Have No Money The Vox Hunters’ website: https://thevoxhunters.com/ Order and download The Vox Hunters’ self-titled album! https://thevoxhunters.bandcamp.com/ Purchase The Ocean State Songster Vol. 1: https://thevoxhunters.com/the-ocean-state-songster Rhode Island Pub Sings on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1575704726067388/ The Vox Hunters on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thevoxhunters/ The Vox Hunters on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thevoxhunters/ The Ivy Leaf’s website: http://ivyleafmusic.com/ Aromin Violins: http://www.arominviolins.com/ Join The Vox Hunters for an old time jam at Nick-a-Nee’s every 3rd Sunday! Support Get Up in the Cool on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/getupinthecool I want to thank Elderly Instruments in Lansing, Michigan for sharing Get Up in the Cool online with their customers and increasing the reach of the show. Next time you need an instrument upgrade or new music gear, visit their online store at https://www.elderly.com/. Support Get Up in the Cool


8 May 2019