Carsie Blanton


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014. Carsie Blanton joins us hot off her appearance on Judge John Hodgman to play some sweet jazz-infused folk and talk sex, love, relationships, New Orleans, following your muse, songwriting and her new card game The Fing Truth. 

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Jamie Drake


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013. We're back! Jamie Drake is a folk singer songwriter from Los Angeles, CA. On this episode we talk touring Portland, life in a post-divorce world, losing your sense of wonder and much much more.

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Modern Huge

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012. Modern Huge is the music of Charo Molina, a songwriter and performer based out of Los Angeles, CA who draws influence from the likes of Elliott Smith, Jeff Buckley and Nelly Furtado. She and Zen chat living in Los Angeles, what it's like to have a gun pulled on you and hosting the queer radio show and podcast 'Homoground'.

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Nik Bartunek of Picture Atlantic

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011. Nik Bartunek, lead singer for Picture Atlantic, sits down to treat us to some solo acoustic versions of the Alternative Indie Bands tunes. He and Zen go deep on Dungeons and Dragons, the Music Industry and being a Christian in the modern world of music and divisive politics.

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Jason Hawk Harris

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009. Country Singer-Songwriter Jason Hawk Harris, lead guitarist for The Show Ponies, joins Zen to talk about his new solo project, Harry Potter, his favorite books, how social media and our image-based society is ruining our lives, his love for sad songs and much much more.

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Derek Ted

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007. Derek Ted is a singer songwriter from the San Francisco Bay Area who currently resides in Los Angeles. The lead singer of Owl Paws, Dereks solo material shifts away from his prog-rock roots into serious folk indie territory. Him and I sit down to rap about being best friends with THSS alumni Field Medic, getting almost arrested in the desert, what it's like working for SoFar Sounds and more!.

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Eden Iris

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006. Eden Iris is a singer songwriter based out of Los Angeles by way of New Zealand who writes exquisitely crafted acoustic pop songs. Her and I sit down at Primitive Ears in North Hollywood to discuss moving across the world, playing board games, collaborating with Grammy Award Winning artists and how drawing from her influences like Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Nicks, Noah and the Whale, Bon Iver and Sigur Ros affects her songwriting.

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Deep Breaths

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005. Deep Breaths is the atmospheric indie finger-picked song stylings of Daniel Berkman. Joined by guitarist Trevor O'Neill, the three of us sit down at Primitive Ears in North Hollywood, CA to discuss growing up, moving between the Bay Area, Los Angeles and Portland, decades long friendships, owning a dog and how your influences (Radiohead, The National and Dashboard Confessional to name a few) affect your songwriting.

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