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Ep. 8: Alyssa Spector

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Founded in 2014, Lysten Boston is a music agency that books and promotes shows, and manages and develops artists. With a passion for supporting the Boston music scene and emerging artists, Lysten Boston curates events to showcase the area's talent, and to bring great music to the local community. Topics mentioned: Lysten Boston Ed Balloon Oompa Ugly Duck Studios Gratitude Sound Follow Lysten Boston @lystenboston everywhere online, and find The Barton Brothers at thebartonbros.com and @thebartonbrothers
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Ep. 7: Lauren Weintraub

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"Standing at five feet tall, Lauren Weintraub is proof that good things come in small packages. A "half-pint dynamite" to quote April Boyle of the Portland Press Herald and a "rising-star" to quote accomplished songwriter Jeremy Schonfeld, Lauren is a seasoned performer from Massachusetts displaying poise and grace while delivering clear, soaring vocals and an impressive range. At only 19 years old, her lyrics are mature beyond her young age as she captures her stories in her songs." Topics Covered: Belmont University America's Got Talent Faneuil Hall street performing co-writing musical theater Follow...
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Ep. 6: Ryan LaPerle

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Ryan LaPerle is a singer/songwriter and performer who makes the bulk of his living as a street performer at Boston's Faneuil Hall. He sat down with The Barton Brothers to discuss transitioning to music full time and strategies that keep him going. Topics covered: Faneuil Hall Marketplace  And the Writer Is...  Amanda Palmer: The Art of Asking (TED Talk)  NACA: National Association for Campus Activities Follow The Barton Brothers on Instagram and Facebook
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Ep. 5: Matt McArthur

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Matt McArthur is the Founder and Executive Director of The Record Co., which is a Boston-based music incubator which seeks to fulfill the creative visions of music makers and build a sustainable creative community. Primarily, they provide subsidized time in their recording studio and seek to operate all-ages venues as well as rehearsal space.In 2017 they hosted 1,219 subsidized recording sessions for more than 3,500 emerging professionals. The studios have become spaces for creators to experiment and develop their artistry and a hub for freelance producers and engineers to start...
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Ep. 4: Adam Sickler

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On Episode 04 of Boston Music Explorer, we host singer-songwriter, producer, and youth mentor Adam Sickler. As one of the most active members of the Boston music scene, Adam hosts the Sunday open mic night at Article 24 in Brighton. His latest single, The Cure can be heard on Spotify, and iTunes. The video, which has gathered 500k views on facebook, can be VIEWED HERE. The Barton Brothers’ new song Overgrown is out now. Keep up with the bros @thebartonbrothers on Instagram, Facebook and at thebartonbros.com Topics Covered: Indie release strategies META – Music educators and teaching artist fellowship Mass Cultural Council Klarman Family...
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Ep. 3: Desi Oakley

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Episode 3 of Boston Music Explorer featured Desi Oakley, who is currently starring as Jenna in the national Broadway tour of Waitress the Musical, hops on a call with Dan Barton to chat about Broadway, music education, life on the road, and being authentic. Desi is a singer/songwriter from Wichita, Kansas. Studying dance, voice, piano, and theater, she began performing musical theater professionally at age fourteen. After earning her BFA from The University of Michigan, Desi Oakley moved to New York City and within two years, made her Broadway debut...
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Ep. 2: Dan Masterson

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  For episode 2, we hosted Dan Masterson, who is a Boston-based performing songwriter whose influences -- including Jack's Mannequin, Sara Bareilles, and Billy Joel -- come together to create a distinct piano-driven alternative pop-rock sound which has traversed the airwaves on over 100 independent radio stations nationwide.
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Ep. 1: Abby Krawson

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For our first episode, Abby Krawson joins us to discuss her life, her entrepreneurial track, living and working in Boston, and the pros and cons of grad school and a conservatory education. Krawson is the director and a performer for the Boston Chapter of Opera On Tap, a countrywide organization devoted to bringing opera to the masses. In 2018 Abigail is thrilled to be role-debuting Musetta with Boston Opera Collabortive and High Priestess with Connecticut Lyric Opera. She will also be the soprano in Cantos de Taos at the Taos...
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