Season 3 Episodes



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Episode 21 – Brian Kehew

Concluding our third Storyophonic season is Brian Kehew, a musician, producer and keyboardist with golden ears and extraordinary skills. A one-man audio excavation team, he explores deep musical vaults, mining hidden gems for bonus tracks and remasters by Fleetwood Mac, Aretha Franklin and hundreds of other artists. Currently touring as a technician with The Who, Brian, who co-authored the book Recording the Beatles, presents an annual lecture series at Abbey Road Studios In London.



Episode 20 – Rachel Stilwell

Attorney Rachel Stilwell represents the legal interests of a vast constituency of the Hollywood entertainment industry in the music, film and literary worlds. Her clients also include the non-profit musicFIRST coalition and she serves on the Board of Governors of the Recording Academy’s LA Chapter and the Board of the Future of Music Coalition. Rachel breaks down the issues and explains vital issues affecting music makers and other creators in this modern age and in the future.

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Episode 19 – Laura Karpman

Across a vast span of mediums, Laura Karpman composes for feature films, documentaries, episodic television, concert works, operas and video games. A four time Emmy winner and the composer of the Grammy winning album Ask Your Momma, Laura’s mastery of classic form and modern technology designates her as one of Hollywood’s preeminent creators. We visit her studio at the beach, where surrounded by a museum-worthy collection of instruments, she shares her creative processes and musical methods.

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Episode 18 – Don Murray

From classic Philly Soul to Progressive Jazz, and beyond: With a career span from the early Seventies until now, recording engineer and producer Don Murray has been behind the board for artists ranging from Phil Collins, Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston to jazz icons Terence Blanchard and Dave Grusin. As one of the recording world’s foremost sonic practitioners, with thousands of projects to his credit, Don is a modest and insightful guest in a rare interlude on the other side of the glass.



Episode 17 – Lynne Earls

A producer-engineer-mixer-composer and player: Irish-born, Liverpool-educated Los Angeles transplant Lynne Earls’ credits include recording K.D. Lang, Calexico, Rumer, Lizz Wright, Wayne Shorter and many others. In this conversation, she compares recording to photography, instinct and intuition guide her as she captures the authentic soul of a sound in the optimal instant.

This episode features “Is Cuma” produced by Lynne, featuring legendary Celtic recording artist – Moya Brennan with Cormac DeBarra from the album “Timeless” on Beo Records.

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Episode 16 – Bonnie McKee

She’s an “American Girl,” one of the “California Girls,” and a “Teenage Dream” who can “Roar.” Artist, songwriter and producer Bonnie McKee might be best known from her multiple award winning collaborations with Katy Perry, as a recording artist, or as a guest vocalist with dance provocateurs Kygo and Armin Van Buuren. If you listen to pop music, you have heard her songs for Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert and many others. Meet the luminous, glamorous and fabulous Bonnie McKee.

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Episode 15 – ASCAP Composer & Writer Highlights

Three distinctively different creators: one special show. In honor of this month’s ASCAP Expo, we have curated segments from three very prominent ASCAP members: Pinar Toprak, the composer who scored Captain Marvel; songwriter and producer Dave Bassett, whose hits include “Ex’s and Oh’s,” with Elle King, and “Fight Song” with Rachel Platten, and Lindy Robbins, one of Hollywood’s most accomplished pop songwriters with songs recorded by Jason Derulo, Andra Day, David Guetta and many others.

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Episode 14 – Pam Sheyne & Richard Harris

Although Pam Sheyne is probably best known for “Genie in a Bottle,” her breakthrough hit for Christina Aguilera, she has thousands of additional credits with recording artists plus songs for network television shows. Likewise, Richard Harris has thousands of credits with a roster of international artists plus television shows, films and national advertising spots. The two recently teamed up for Songwriting Camps, with a mission of mentoring and educating the next generation of music creators.

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Episode 13 – Kay Hanley & Michael Eames

The relationship between Songwriters and Music Publishers is integral to the music business. Representing both sides are Kay Hanley, a songwriter and recording artist who writes music for television shows like Doc McStuffins and Josie and the Pussycats among many other credits, and Michael Eames, co-founder and president of PEN Music, promoting legendary catalogs and indie songwriters alike. Kay and Michael are advocates for new legislation impacting the future of the music industry.

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Episode 12 – Leslie Ann Jones

Engineer, producer and mixer Leslie Ann Jones has been behind the board for everyone from Rosemary Clooney and Kronos Quartet to Herbie Hancock and Alice in Chains. As Director of Music Recording and Scoring for Skywalker Sound, she records scores for video games and feature films including Apocalypse Now, Requiem for a Dream and Happy Feet. A multiple Grammy Award winner inducted this year into the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame for her achievements, Leslie Ann Jones is an Audio Icon of the first order.

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Episode 11 – Michael Graves

As one of the leading audio restoration and re-mastering specialists in music, Grammy-winning engineer Michael Graves works with a vast spectrum of projects, from classic jazz, world music and field recordings to obscure rock cult artists and legendary country originators, including Hank Williams. Pairing technical knowledge with a deep reverence for the legacy of these recordings, Michael Graves brings audio to life. Experience musical history on Storyophonic.

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Episode 10 – Lili Haydn

A classically trained violinist who has played with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, Sting, Josh Groban and George Clinton’s P-Funk, an ethereal vocalist, and a notable singer-songwriter with a rich catalog of albums. Nominated in the New Age category for a 2019 Grammy with her group Opium Moon, Lili Haydn is also an accomplished film composer who scored, contributed songs and co-music supervised the new darkly sardonic indie film Driver X. Lili Haydn takes the wheel on Storyophonic.

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Episode 9 – Sue Fink

For 25 years, Angel City Chorale and Artistic Director Sue Fink have been bringing people together with their community-building world music concerts. Celebrating the spirit of diversity, they make music in a wide variety of musical styles and for everyone to enjoy. With their recent performances on America’s Got Talent, a huge television audience could experience this harmonious magic as well. Angel City Chorale founder artistic director and conductor Sue Fink leads the chorus on Storyophonic.

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Episode 8 – Jim Wilson

With his 10th album Remembrance: A Collection Of Cinematic Portraits, a #2 hit on the Billboard charts, composer and pianist Jim Wilson matches visual imagery to poignant melodies. In addition to his recording career, Jim is well known for bringing the piano into the 21St Century for artists like Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Billy Joel introducing new technologies. Hear about Jim’s musical odyssey from Texas to Los Angeles, as he shares the inspiration for his luminous compositions.

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Episode 7 – Sam Phillips & Eric Gorfain

With a rich catalog of releases, including her latest, World On Sticks, the songs and music of Sam Phillips entertained an immense audience on the famed television show Gilmore Girls. Her partner in music and life is Eric Gorfain, leader of the Section quartet; a brilliant player who has worked with artists like Beyonce, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. Together, Sam and Eric create the sound of the television hit The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. They are in tune, in time and in tandem on Storyophonic.

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Episode 6 – Dina LaPolt

She’s been described as “a relentless advocate for creators rights,” who filed suit against the U.S. Department of Justice. Now, with the signing of the Music Modernization Act, Dina LaPolt emerges victorious in her ongoing mission on behalf of songwriters. As Dina explains for us the changes inherent for worldwide creators in the new digital landscape, she reveals personal details of her journey from rocker to leading Hollywood Intellectual Property and Entertainment Lawyer.

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Episode 5 – Teresa James

Music from the roadhouse” is how Teresa James describes her music. With Teresa James and the Rhythms Tramps, she mines a rich vein of blues and roots influences informed with a gritty vocal prowess. Performing at concerts and festivals across the U.S., and on soundtracks and sessions, she is proof positive that timeless music and dedicated artists will always have an audience. You can hear it all on her latest release, Here in Babylon. Teresa James rips it up on Storyophonic.

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Episode 4 – Dave Bassett

With songs recorded by artists ranging from Shinedown to Josh Groban, Dave Bassett possesses an eclectic résumé. “Ex’s and Oh’s,” co-written and produced with Elle King, and the anthem “Fight Song,” co-written with Rachel Platten, have added substantially to his diverse portfolio. The Storyophonic team travels to Dave’s solar-powered studio high in the mountains above Malibu for an elevated look into the art and craft of this industrious and inventive songwriter, producer and musician.

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Episode 3 – Terence Blanchard

2018 USA Fellow and five time Grammy-winning composer, trumpeter and recording artist Terence Blanchard is a national treasure. His score, recorded with his quintet E-Collective and a 75-piece orchestra for the film BlackKkKlansman, bolsters the film’s devastatingly timely message. His latest Blue Note release with E-Collective, titled Live, reveals bitter frustration with these times juxtaposed with a healing emotional balm. Consciousness, conscience and commitment: Terence Blanchard goes deep.

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Episode 2 – AES Pro Audio Convention Special Edition

In this special AES Pro Audio Convention Edition, we feature conversation highlights with three prominent engineer/producers: 18-time Grammy winning Al Schmitt has worked on over 150 gold and platinum records with everyone from Bob Dylan to Paul McCartney; Ed Cherney’s credits include the Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton, and Greg Wells produced and mixed the soundtrack to The Greatest Showman, the first No. 1 selling album of 2018. Join three masters of the craft in this very special episode.

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Episode 1 – ROSCOE & ETTA

Maia Sharp and Anna Schulze are celebrated songwriters and artists with vibrant solo careers – together, they have appropriated the names of a pair of antique guitars to create a shared musical persona as Roscoe & Etta as they explore a musical landscape of vibrant Americana, underscored by quirky electronica and on their self-titled debut.

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