Interviews from 2015 to 2016

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Into An Interviews from 2015 to 2016!

Here are interviews I did on MIKE’s DAILY PODCAST starting back at the beginning of 2015 and taking us right up to the present.  The most recent ones are down at the bottom of this page.  Click on the links to listen.

2015…

Crumb Catcher

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I spoke with Marc, Matt, and Gregory as they huddled around a speaker phone in the cold of winter in Burlington, North Carolina.  They are proudly the first interview of 2015 and they have a lot to say about IHOP, humidity, drummer deaths, and writing songs.  Listen to the different parts of the interview along with the shows they were featured on here…

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Idiot

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Anthony Vernon, who also goes by the name “Idiot”, is a very creative guy.  He makes music, art, video, video games, but you’ll have to google him since we didn’t quite know what the name of his bandcamp website was.  Till then, listen to this discussion we had about everything from the Gorillaz to pirating to bikini farms…

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Lowlands

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I spoke with Lowlands founder Tom Rorem on Skype and watched him drink a delicious beer sitting somewhere in Seattle.  I was quite jealous.  NevertheFREAKINless, I absolutely love his music!  Listen to our chat and some of his great tunes here…

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Morgan Riley

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Morgan Riley is a Country singer but she’s also a writer, a dancer, and a very beautiful woman.  The songs we play on our INTO AN INTERVIEW are designed to get you dancin’!  Morgan discusses the road she traveled to become a Country artist and what inspired her songs here…

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Great Highway

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Here’s my fun interview with vocalist Sarah Morgan and producer Jason Hunter who make up the San Francisco band “Great Highway.”  In this interview we cover being uncovered (naked) at their concerts and working with their other band members guitarist Sean McAllister and DJ Merideth Whelan.  Listen here…

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T Bird & the Breaks

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I talked to T Bird the night he played in Oakland.  He is based out of Austin, Texas, so it was cool that he brought a bit of Austin to Oakland creating “Ausland.” (Wow, that’s pretty Germanic!) We talk about making his funky soul music and what it’s like touring from Texas through the West, Northwest, and back again.  Listen to the interview along with each show here…

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(Unfortunately, T Bird & the Breaks broke up a few months later. I hope this interview wasn’t to blame. We wish the band members all the best.)

Mullerette

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The lovely Lupe and wonderful Joey Muller are the husband and wife team of the band Mullerette!  She has an amazing sultry voice and writes great songs while Joey is a total keyboard wiz!  We discuss keyboards, midi’s, writing songs, and partying all night in Argentina on our interview spread out over four shows here…

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D. Edward & Jenna Lavoie

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I met D. Edward and Jenna Lavoie in San Francisco and we had a fun Mike on Mobile interview!  They get all soulful and sexy on the tune “Show Me,” plus we talk about some of D. Edward’s other funky “joints.”  We also discuss if I’m using the word “joint” correctly in that sentence and if Beyonce really is part of the Illuminati.  Listen to the interviews here…

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Pete Jordan of Cloud Person and Kye Alfred Hillig

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Kye Alfred Hillig returned to Cafe Anyway all the way from Seattle, Washington bringing his friend and fellow awesome singer/songwriter Pete Jordan of the band Cloud Person.  This is probably the crazies, funniest, and weirdest interview I have ever done!  Enjoy all the parts and the corresponding shows they were featured on here…

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Angeline Saris

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I’m so happy I finally got Angeline on the show!  She is a busy busy bass player who talks to me in this interview about everything from Huey Lewis to black leather cat suits.  Listen to our chat and the show it was featured on by clicking here!

Katie Garbibaldi

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Katie Garibaldi was featured in the “Holiday 2014” issue of Guitar Player Magazine.  We met at a crazy busy San Francisco cafe/laundromat and chatted about her album “Follow Your Heart.”  Listen to the different parts of the interview along with the shows they were featured on here…

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Daniel G. Harmann

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Daniel is such a fun singer/songwriter to talk to!  I spoke to him first over a year previous to this interview.  Here we discuss Seattle, the CW, Counting Crows, Christian Pop, and, of course, his album White Mountains.  Listen to the different parts and the shows they were on here…

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Sam Cohen

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Sam discusses with me working with his past bands Apollo Sunshine and Yellowbirds, plus we get into how he got to hang out with Guster and Bob Weir and how that inspired songs off his album “Cool It.”  Listen to the interview in its different parts and the shows they were featured on here…

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Petra Hausmann

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My German friend Petra was visiting America so I knew I had to get her on the show while she was here.  She talked about Germany and traveling in the U.S.A.  We also discuss Basil the boxer’s gaseous nature.  Listen to the interview along with the entire show here.

March to May

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In this interview, Darren Guyaz and Beth Wesche tell me about a tree house they stayed in on vacation plus how they made their EP, “The Waters Edge.”  The name, March to May, refers to the length of time it took from meeting each other to booking paying gigs.  We find out more about them in these parts which include the shows they were featured on here…

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The Ramblin’ Years

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In 2015 I spoke to a lot of Seattle, Washington bands and artists.  This band has an interesting history which begins at a great university I wish I had gone to.  Listen to the interview by clicking here!

Wartime Blues

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Nate Hegyi (also Nate Vernon) and I talk about living in scary apartment complexes, how people can’t pronounce Hungarian names, and how this amazing eight piece band got together.  Listen to the different parts and the shows they were on here…

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Billy Grima

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Billy lives in Caledon Hills in Ontario, Canada.  He’s a very nice guy who has some cool little country, pop, rock, and Americana songs.  We chat about one of my favorites, “Sugar & Cream,” in this interview which also feature the rest of the podcast.  You can hear it by clicking here.

The Orange Peels

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One of my favorite band, The Orange Peels make phenomenal lush music.  Allen Clapp, the lead singer and songwriter, talks to me about living in the Santa Cruz mountains, how rock bands stay together, and what really is a Foster City accent.  Listen to the interview along with the corresponding podcasts here…

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The Illogistical Resource Department

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Dan Menapace and I had a chat over a glass of wine in the Dogpatch area of San Francisco where we talked about his amazing history and the creation of the sound of this very unique band.  Listen to the different parts of the interview along with the shows they were on here…

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Exohxo

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I spoke with Jasen Samford and Danny Oleson of Exhoxo about the band’s interesting name and how the band formed.  Get ready for a surprise visit from Art Bell!  Unfortunately the band broke up in September of 2015. Listen to the interview in its different parts on the different shows they were featured on here…

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K.S. Rhoads

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I was so happy to find out K.S. Rhoads was going to let me interview him despite his very busy schedule. We learn about the behind-the-scenes of Nashville: Both the television show and the actual city. Plus we hear about how he makes his lush, beautiful songs. Listen to the different parts of the interview along with the shows they were on here…

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An Intimate Evening with Michael Shaw

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Michael Shaw has tuned in to the amazing sound that came out of the 70’s from the likes of the Who, the Electric Light Orchestra, John Lennon, and Elton John. The story behind his album “This Is It” (and the name of his band) is interesting as is our discussion on a myriad of topics about the Bay Area and more. Listen to our chat along with the podcast it was on here…

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Dark Ocean Colors

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Dark Ocean Colors is Scott Hunt and Mark Mikel from Toledo, Ohio who have also worked with the band The Pillbugs. We chatted about their name and their interesting recording process. Listen to the two parts of the interview and the shows they were featured on here…

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Natalie Gelman

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Natalie spent some time chatting with me about her music and I basically fawned all over her which I think anyone would do who got to talk to her. Her music is so beautiful and she’s so funny and nice. Not to mention the camera loves her. Listen to the different parts of our interview along with the crazy introductions I do on my podcast here…

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Danny Newcomb and the Sugarmakers

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There doesn’t seem to be a single thing this man can’t do. He plays in a bunch of bands, manages a farm, constantly writes music, and maintains a myriad of friendships with amazing musicians. Listen to our four part chat on the following podcasts…

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Calgary James

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Does he live in Canada? No. That name is misleading. He’s actually a prolific singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist in Walnut Creek, California in the East Bay. We talk about his eclectic music on my eclectic show. You can hear the different parts here…

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Adam Burnett and Dangermaker

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Adam, the one on the far right side in the picture, has been on the show before. I went to see them play live in San Francisco and really enjoyed the show. When he and the band released a new EP a year later he came back and we discussed his new music. Listen to the three parts included on the podcasts they were featured on…

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Wren

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Wren spoke to me while working on an album and she talked to me about the songwriting and recording process. Her songs have interesting inspirations behind them which she discusses in our interview. Hear the different parts along with the podcasts they were on here…

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The Gnarly Men

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Tyler Yarbrough (the guitarist in the picture above on the far right side) and I discussed his fascination with surf rock. Plus we look around his amazing garage which features his custom made guitars and a very interesting mural. Listen to the different parts of our interview along with the podcasts they were featured on here…

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Craig Marshall

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Craig is a singer/songwriter from Austin who spoke with Hayley and I one autumn day. He told us about his many side projects and what life is really like being a musician in that progressive Texas town. We spoke over three podcasts…

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The Bobbleheads

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John Ashfield and I discuss his band The Bobbleheads and his migration from New Jersey to San Francisco. We also have an interesting chat about the 80’s band Roxette. Listen to the three parts of our interview and the podcasts they were featured on here…

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Madelyn Victoria

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Beautiful, lovely, kind, sweet Madelyn Victoria. I am smitten with this Texas singer/songwriter. She makes fun country and warm ballads. I could have talked to her forever but instead we kept it to four parts. Hear them along with the podcasts they were on here…

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Loose Fruit Museum

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I spoke with Loose Fruit Museum over Skype which allowed me to see their wonderful rehearsal space. We talked about their interesting life in England and their music. Listen to the two part interview and the podcasts they were featured on here…

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Donica Knight

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Donica Knight took time out of filming a music video in Hollywood, California to talk to me about her music and living in Alabama. She also makes some funny observations about California. Check out the three parts of this interview along with the podcasts they were on here…

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Franki Dennull

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Franki was fun to chat with from Massachusetts as we discussed his interesting history and making music. Listen to the two parts of our interview here…

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Ed Roman

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Ed and I had spoken before in 2014. We get caught up here towards the end of 2015 by talking about music, philosophy, Jamaica, and life in general. Enjoy our chat and the podcasts they were featured on here…

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2016…

Kye Alfred Hillig

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In January 2016 Kye Alfred Hillig came back as we chatted on the phone and talked about his new album called Great Falls Memorial Interchange. I featured four songs and four parts of our Into An Interview you can hear here…

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Kye then came back to the Bay Area in June of 2016 where I spoke to him very briefly before he hit the road and drove from San Francisco to Colorado. We talked about some of my favorite Kye Alfred Hillig songs. Listen to our chat and the show it was featured on by clicking here.

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Kinderjazz

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I spoke with Christobel Llewellyn of the Australian jazz band for kids called Kinderjazz about what brought them together and their mission. Hear the three parts here…

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The Go Ahead

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This was a fun Into An Interview done live in San Francisco with the band called The Go Ahead. We find out why they’re called The Go Ahead and how they make their great music. Listen to it by clicking here!

Richard Lynch

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Richard Lynch is doing great Country music. We talk about his Country roots and his latest album, plus a little bit about his farm. Click here to listen to this fun interview!

Henry River Honey

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The lovely Shaelee and Tracy also known as the band Henry River Honey talked to me about their songwriting process and how they met. I also reveal the interesting way I discovered them. Click here to listen this fun conversation as they called me from their tour. 

Daniel G. Harmann

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The picture above is not from Seattle, Washington where Daniel is from but it was the picture I used for the 1100th anniversary show, and I was pleased to have Daniel on the show for the fourth time. His newest album, Slowing Down, came out on his 40th birthday but I had the chance to debut some songs off it before anyone else heard them. Listen to our fun Into An Interview here.

Constant Coogan

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Off in the distance in the picture above you see the Golden Gate Bridge which is a reminder of San Francisco. The band, Constant Coogan, is based there and I spoke to husband and wife Jen and Matt Coogan on a busy San Francisco street for this Into An Interview. Listen to our chat here.

Erin Suth

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Erin is a wonderful actress in PodCastro Valley who also performs in her own band as well as the improvisational group The Men’s Department. Listen to our chat and the podcast it was featured on by clicking here.

Autopilot

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I talked to Marlon of the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan band Autopilot when he called in for a little chat just before the crazy 2016 election. We talked hurricanes, touring, songwriting, and more. Listen to the INTO AN INTERVIEW by clicking here.

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