Episode 23 - Winter Plans
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by Michael Monahan
2M ago
Title: "Harmonizing Through the Seasons: A Sit-Down with Winter Plans" Description: In this captivating episode of Stagepass, we dive deep into the heart of South Eastern Virginia's music scene with the band Winter Plans, a group that's rapidly gaining recognition for their unique blend of indie and folk sounds. With their latest album painting auditory landscapes reminiscent of the region's seasonal shifts, Winter Plans discusses the inspirations behind their evocative melodies, the stories that weave through their lyrics, and the journey that has brought them together as a band. Listeners wi ..read more
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Episode 22 - Roger Adams
Stagepass
by Michael Monahan
2M ago
Spotlight on Roger Adams: The Voice Reigniting Country Music’s Golden Era In the ever-evolving landscape of country music, one voice stands out, embodying the heart and soul of its golden era – Roger Adams. With a style that bridges the gap left in country music for decades, Adams brings to the stage a compelling blend of authenticity and charisma that has been long-awaited by fans of the genre. Roger Adams, a proud American country music singer, possesses a “Golden Voice” that captures listeners with its smooth, captivating quality, combined with the grit reminiscent of country classics. His ..read more
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Episode 21 - Jacob Vanko
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by Michael Monahan
2M ago
This Week on Stagepass: The Art and Ambition of Jacob Vanko Join us on an inspiring journey with Jacob Vanko, a beacon of talent in the South Eastern Virginia music scene, known for captivating audiences with his profound songwriting and compelling performances. In this episode, we delve deep into the creative process of this local favorite, uncovering the essence behind his mesmerizing recordings. Behind the Music Jacob shares his unique approach to crafting songs that resonate with fans across the globe. From the strum of the first chord to the final mix, get an exclusive look into how his m ..read more
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Episode 15 - Abbie Palmer
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by Michael Monahan
3M ago
Abbie Palmer is a multi-genre musician, composer, recording artist, music therapist, teacher, meditation facilitator, and music director. With roots in World music, Classical training, and a contemporary writing style, Abbie brings an eclectic and eccentric flavor to any stage.  Musician: She is most known for her unique percussive style of playing on the harp as well as her gentle and sometimes haunting singing voice. She has had the pleasure of playing with some of DC’s most highly esteemed musicians, spanning a range of genres and continents of origins, namely traditional Celtic, Hip-H ..read more
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Episode 13 - Michael Monahan
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by Michael Monahan
3M ago
This week’s podcast will be a short session of me talking about my first season of having Stagepass on the air, the guests, and the music. I'll also reveal who our top three guests were this year. Speaking of music, since that’s what it’s all about, I’ll be featuring a recording of a song that I have never shared before. The song was recorded in a local studio by myself and Gregg House from our band Paris, and is an original song of mine from “back in the day ..read more
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Episode 20 - Monarch
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by Michael Monahan
3M ago
New Episode Alert: Spotlight on Monarch – The Rising Stars of Southeastern Virginia’s Music Scene! In this week’s episode of Stagepass, we’re thrilled to introduce you to the sensational duo, Monarch, comprising the dynamic Clover Stokes on vocals and the exceptionally talented Grace Collins on guitar. This young and vibrant pair is quickly making waves across Southeastern Virginia, gracing stages with their electrifying performances. What’s Inside This Episode: Behind the Music: Get an exclusive look into Monarch’s journey, from their early days to their rising local awareness. On Stage & ..read more
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Episode 19 - Michael Lille
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by Michael Monahan
3M ago
Our next guest on Stagepass is the incredibly talented Michael Lille!  A Virginia native, Michael has been captivating audiences with his award-winning songwriting and soulful melodies for nearly five decades, and he’s nowhere near slowing down. From the global stages to the intimate corners of local cafes, Michael’s journey is a testament to his passion for music and adventure. His accolades include winning the 1993 Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Award and the 1996 Telluride Troubadour Competition, marking him as a true craftsman of storytelling through music. Michael’s talent shines thr ..read more
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Episode 18 - Allegra Duchaine
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by Michael Monahan
3M ago
This Norfolk, VA-based talent is thrilled to announce the release of “EVOLUTION,” an album that promises a deep dive into the essence of growth and artistry, available everywhere on January 27th, 2024. With the dynamic Grant Hart weaving magic as the producer and the full band lighting up stages, Allegra is also captivating hearts with solo/duet gigs across Hampton Roads. Before “EVOLUTION” takes the world by storm, get a taste of Allegra’s genius with the four recently dropped singles: “Typical Mess,” “Me Time,” “Drive,” and “Toast.” These tracks are just the beginning of what promises to be ..read more
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Episode 10 - Devil Scott
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by Michael Monahan
3M ago
This week we're visiting with Devil Scott, a very unique sounding singer and songwriter, and we'll be premiering the first song from his forthcoming album, titled A Drunkard's Prayer, as well as another contender for the album called A Song Like That ..read more
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Episode 17 - Lewis McGehee
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by Michael Monahan
3M ago
This week, we’re honored to feature a true icon of the Hampton Roads music scene – the legendary Lewis McGehee! With half a century of captivating performances, Lewis has become a cornerstone of our local culture, renowned for his exceptional acoustic artistry. From the bustling streets of Virginia Beach to the cozy corners of Norfolk’s cafes, Lewis has serenaded generations with his masterful guitar work. His journey is not just about music; it’s the story of South Eastern Virginia itself. Join us on Stagepass as we dive deep into the life and melodies of Lewis McGehee. Hear his reflections o ..read more
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