Artist Interview with Gene Shinozaki

After getting his start as a busker on the streets of Boston, Gene Shinozaki has gone on to become a world class professional beatboxer, musician, performer and artist.  He sat down with recently me via telephone to answer a few questions about the state of beatboxing and what he has planned for the upcoming All…

Female in Rock: Engaging Males, Embracing Allies

*Guest post by Anna Rae ©2017.   *Illustration by Kip Lyall   Not long ago I was on a walk with a friend of mine who is a male musician. I was railing about the fact that young females are forced to think about adorning their bodies and pandering for male attention, while young males…

All Together Now, 3rd Installment

With the summer slowly rolling to an end the final installment of All Together Now approaches.  The showcase on August 27th at the Lily Pad in Cambridge is the third installation of a series of multimedia art events that have unfolded over the course of the summer starting last April.   The brainchild of local musician…

Interview with an Artist: Tracy Levesque

Life as an artist is never easy and “making it” is even more of a challenge.  Join me as I sit down with Tracy Levesque, also known as “the Birch Lady” and discuss some of the ins and outs of making your way in the art world. As my first attempt at this by no means…

Road Tripping: A Prodigal Son Rdiscovers the American Northwest. Part 2

When I was in high school in the mid- to late 90’s, I’d occasionally visit Tacoma.  It wasn’t without some trepidation that adults agreed to chaperone whichever trip we were taking.  Local legend pegged it as a rough place that shared an airport with Seattle, a city with much better PR.  Even now, whenever I…

Road Tripping: A Prodigal Son Rediscovers the American Northwest.

There’s something indescribable about the Northwest.  I took the vastness of the place for granted when I was a kid: the great open spaces; the epic mountains; the beauty of the hills and rivers and lakes.  I go back to the Northwest because there is something incomprehensible about it, something intangible. I don’t live in…