Karen Ponzio, CT Music Oral History Podcast, 8.29.23
Connecticut Music Oral History Podcast
by Verso Studios at the Westport Library
4M ago
This episode features, Karen Ponzio, arts and culture journalist for the New Haven Independent. Karen has shared her poems, displayed her artwork, and hosted a variety of live shows at venues throughout the New Haven area over the past ten years as well as the CygnusRadio.com show The Word According to KP which featured both poetry and music. Here’s our conversation… https://www.karenponzio.com ..read more
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Jim Slice, Connecticut Music Oral History Podcast, Verso Studios, 2.8.23
Connecticut Music Oral History Podcast
by Verso Studios at the Westport Library
4M ago
The Connecticut Music Oral History Podcast returns with an interview conducted all the way back In February of this year (2023). It’s a complete deep dive with hip hop artist and documentary filmmaker, Jim Slice. From growing up in and around the advent of hip hop culture, performing all over the globe with New Haven’s Stezo, and now documenting Connecticut’s Skinny Boys and the legend of 70s funk band, Skull Snaps; Jim Slice’s story is integral to the foundation and evolution of hip hop. Enjoy the ride ..read more
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Christine Ohlman, Connecticut Music Oral History Podcast, Verso Studios at the Westport Library 5.31.22
Connecticut Music Oral History Podcast
by Verso Studios at the Westport Library
4M ago
https://christineohlman.net/home.html This queen of blue-eyed rock n’ soul, who grew up loving equally the sweetness of a Memphis horn line and the raunch of an electric guitar riff, whether played by Muddy Waters, Keith Richards, or Pop Staples, teased her blonde hair into a beehive in honor of Ronnie Spector and never looked back, picking up a guitar and forging a career as a songwriter in the process. She’s the current, long-time vocalist with the Saturday Night Live Band (SNL40’s anniversary post-show concert also featured her star turn onstage with Jimmy Fallon, Elvis Costello and the B-5 ..read more
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Lys Guillorn, Connecticut Music Oral History Podcast, Verso Studios at Westport Library 12.7.21
Connecticut Music Oral History Podcast
by Verso Studios at the Westport Library
4M ago
http://www.lysguillorn.com/ Lys Guillorn is a singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and multi-disciplinary artist based in Shelton, Connecticut. She is of the same musical school as Laura Veirs, and Kristin Hersh, with a little Emmylou Harris thrown in: dreamy, lyric-driven, melodically interesting, and undefinable. She calls her genre of music "Avant-Twang ..read more
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Big Al Anderson, Connecticut Music Oral History Podcast, Verso Studios at Westport Library 12.14.21
Connecticut Music Oral History Podcast
by Verso Studios at the Westport Library
4M ago
Connecticut music legend! https://bigalanderson.com/ He’s been known as one of rock n’ roll’s greatest guitar players. Listed as one of the top 100 guitar players of the 20th century by Musician Magazine and with over 900 cuts internationally, Big Al’s music career was destined. Raised by his piano teacher mother and a radio that would get WWVA in Wheeling West Virginia late at night, he would devour all genres of music from Hank Williams, The Everly Brothers, The Ventures, Chet Atkins, Elvis, Little Richard, Ray Charles, Motown and Stax paving the way for what would be a giant life in music ..read more
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Kalt, Connecticut Music Oral History Podcast, Verso Studios at Westport Library 11.29.21
Connecticut Music Oral History Podcast
by Verso Studios at the Westport Library
4M ago
Kalt began his radio career in Detroit, moving to Connecticut in 1970 to join the management team of WPLR-FM New Haven which is celebrating its 50th year of broadcasting. As most of us know, WPLR has been central in the Connecticut community and music scene. is an expert at creating synergistic buzz and making the seemingly impossible, possible. In 1981 joined Connecticut Radio Network as a partner and executive vice president where he has created and directed many of the company’s award-winning broadcast marketing campaigns. Today hosts the Distraction Podcast a podcast on coping and connecti ..read more
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Rick Allison, Connecticut Music Oral History Podcast, Verso Studios at Westport Library 11.2.21
Connecticut Music Oral History Podcast
by Verso Studios at the Westport Library
4M ago
Rick Allison is a central and towering Connecticut music figure both literally at 6 foot four and figuratively. Rick has been a radio DJ at an alphabet soup of stations including: wybc, wkci, wplr, whcn, kpig, wpix, sirius satellite radio and cygnusradio.com. Rick has also been an announcer for abc, nbc, cbs, espn, hbo and a bushel of commercial clients. For 29 years Rick has also been the co-host of the Local bands Show on WPLR New Haven and cygnusradio.com. The Local Bands Show is the longest running radio program showcasing the wealth of local musical talent in Connecticut. http://thelocalb ..read more
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Frank Critelli, Connecticut Music Oral History Podcast, Verso Studios at Westport Library 9-22-21
Connecticut Music Oral History Podcast
by Verso Studios at the Westport Library
4M ago
https://frankcritelli.bandcamp.com/ Frank Critelli writes songs and often performs live. Many times solo, and sometimes accompanied by one or more musical co-conspirators. For over 30 years, he's played in streets and subways, clubs and coffeehouses, barrooms and classrooms, colleges, festivals, theaters, and in his kitchen. Frank Critelli co-host The Local Bands Show on 99.1fm WPLR-New Haven and CygnusRadio.com w/ Rick Allison ..read more
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Karen Ponzio, CT Music Oral History Podcast, 8.29.23
Connecticut Music Oral History Podcast
by Verso Studios at the Westport Library
7M ago
This episode features, Karen Ponzio, arts and culture journalist for the New Haven Independent. Karen has shared her poems, displayed her artwork, and hosted a variety of live shows at venues throughout the New Haven area over the past ten years as well as the CygnusRadio.com show The Word According to KP which featured both poetry and music. Here’s our conversation… https://www.karenponzio.com ..read more
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Barbara Reis, Connecticut Music Oral History Podcast, 3.7.23
Connecticut Music Oral History Podcast
by Verso Studios at the Westport Library
10M ago
Welcome to another installment of the Connecticut Music Oral History Podcast. This episode features Westport’s own Barbara Reis, a musician, composer, and music therapist whose travels took her to Julliard, High School of Music and Arts, University of Michigan, Tanglewood, the Brill Building, Westport Country Playhouse and theater committee. Barbara’s story is truly inspirational and vital to anyone who considers themself an artist. Subscribe to our Enews for more videos like this: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/vgrQ5ou/versostudio   Your support helps us continue creating online ..read more
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