Season 5 Episodes



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Episode 9 – Season 5 Highlights

Because we are so proud of the guests in our fifth season, we’re sharing choice conversational segments from these songwriters, artists, producers, mastering and mixing engineers, record, publishing and film executives, and an industry leader in the design and manufacture of audio equipment. Uniting this lively roster — aside from their award-winning accomplishments – is their sheer devotion to their art and craft. We hope these words resonate with your music-loving soul.

Interview segments with Cheryl Pawelski, Michael Graves, Darrell Brown, Manny Maroquin, Emerson Mancini, Holly Knight, EveAnna Manley and Evan Bogart


Episode 8 – Cheryl Pawelski & Michael Graves

This episode features two Multi-Grammy Award winners, currently nominated for two 2024 Grammys for Written inTheir Soul: The Stax Songwriter Demos. Over 17 years, producer Cheryl Pawelski gleaned 146 songs from 665 possible choices; hits like “Respect Yourself,” and “634-5789,”alongside never-released gems. Through the wizardry of mastering engineer Michael Graves, these recordings – barebones performances to full funk horn-driven testimonials—represent a vital link in American Music. Cheryl and Michael share the magic on Storyophonic.

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Episode 7 – Maia Sharp

Maia Sharp is an artist with an unmistakable musical signature, and a profound dedication to songwriting. Raised in Los Angeles, she now calls Nashville home, as she tours the country sharing her music. With songs recorded by artists like Bonnie Raitt, Lizz Wright, The Chicks and Trisha Yearwood, Maia’s solo projects chronicle her personal path. We are proud to share tracks from latest collection Reckless Thoughts, along with this in-studio interview.

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Episode 6 – Holly Knight

As the songwriter who created towering anthems for Tina Turner, Pat Benatar, Heart, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi and countless others, Holly Knight’s musical achievements are monumental. I Am The Warrior: My Crazy Life Writing The Hits and Rocking The MTV Eighties recounts her journey from grungy clubs to the Songwriters Hall of Fame with humor, insight, and provocative candor. Holly Knight is Rock Songwriting Royalty on Storyophonic.

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Episode 5 – EveAnna Manley

She proudly calls herself “The Tube Chick,” and as the president of Manley Laboratories, Inc., makers of high-end pro audio equipment, she is certainly deserving of the title. Advancing the principles of high-end audio quality and integrity in American manufacturing that continues to guide a revered brand, EveAnna is an industry icon honored with a “She Rocks Mad Skills Award.” Join us as she fires up the tubes with Storyophonic.

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Episode 4 – Manny Marroquin

As his 17 Grammy awards confirm, Manny Marroquin is among the most accomplished mixing engineers in modern music. He has an astonishing résumé, encompassing Whitney Houston, Bruno Mars, Paramore, Rihanna, Lizzo, and Kendrick Lamar. Pop, Latin, hip-hop, electronica and beyond – his command of multiple genres has propelled him into the upper stratosphere of his profession. We head to Larrabee Studios for a spirited conversation with the master of the mix.

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Episode 3 – Darrell Brown

Multi-hyphenate songwriter, producer, arranger, and manager Darrell Brown might be best known for writing platinum hits for LeAnn Rimes, Keith Urban, and Faith Hill, but his multitude of musical endeavors are vast and varied, representing a roster from Ariana Grande to Neil Young. Meet a creative original as he shares humor and hard-won wisdom with us on Storyophonic.


Episode 2 – Evan Bogart Returns

Spinning Gold, a feature film depicting the meteoric career of Neil Bogart, founder of Casablanca Records, grooves to a Seventies soundtrack including Kiss, Parliament, and Donna Summer. Evan Bogart takes us inside the drama as an executive producer of his dad’s improbable story. A hit songwriter for Beyonce, Lizzo and
many others, Evan’s perspective on the music landscape is shared with an insider’s savvy, and a deep devotion to the power of the popular song.

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Episode 1 – Emerson Mancini

Honored at the 65th annual Grammys with a Record of the Year Award for About Damn Time by Lizzo, mastering engineer extraordinaire Emerson Mancini dials in the sparking sonics for a client roster encompassing the most successful artists in contemporary recording: Kendrick Lamar to Fitz and the Tantrums; Paramore to Jon Batiste. Experience Emerson’s journey from Music College to the Grammys, as we go behind the glass for this spirited and enlightening conversation.

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