Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 by Rachel
Eliza and Johnny stopped by WLOY on Thursday, January 30th, for an interview on Kat and Rae in the Morning and a coffeehouse that evening. Kat and I were graced with an in studio performance, which included their songs Blue and Down By The Sea. The siblings are members of local band, Eliza Doering and the Penny Black. Kat and I got some insight to their start as a band and what they’re working on now. Their fun in studio performance, along with their full interview can be found below.
Friday, January 17th, 2014 by Rachel
Philadelphia based singer/songwriter Kenny Ferrier came down to Baltimore back in October, 2013 for an interview, on air performance and Coffee House performance for WLOY and Loyola. During his Coffee House he brought along his looper and took too Loyola students put on stage with him to help him harmonize. The crowd was very engaged and he had the chance to play quite a few originals as well as some classic covers. When Kat and I interviewed him we had the opportunity to ask him pressing, intriguing questions, including how he approaches his writing process, who his favorite Power Ranger is and who influences him. He’s is a very talented musician and songwriter and we are thankful to have had him share some of his music with us. Listen in to the full interview and enjoy some of his original songs.
Thursday, January 16th, 2014 by Rachel
Kat and I (of Kat and Rae in the Morning) recently had the chance to sit down with Baltimore based band, Blind Man Leading, and were graced with their answers to our intense questions, as well as an awesome in studio performance. We had the chance to get to know their music a bit better as well as getting an insight into who they. So tune in to the full interview below and get to know Blind Man Leading like we did!
Here is the full interview from Kat and Rae’s time with Blind Man Leading!
Monday, January 13th, 2014 by Rachel
Kat and I had the distinct pleasure of sitting down with former Loyola Professor and forever musical genius Kevin Gift, who is also known as Wendel Patrick. Between Kevin and Wendel he is releasing a combined number of 4 albums this January, and we had the chance to get a first look, as well find out a little about him. During the interview, we discovered the origin of his alter ego and his musical interests, and we also learned more about his experience teaching at Loyola (with a special appearance from Patricia, his former student and a current WLOY Staffer!) and much more! Listen to the whole interview to hear all about what it’s like to have two names.
Wednesday, November 20th, 2013 by Rachel
You may be asking yourself, who is The 5th L? Well, they are a popular, local group that performs spoken word. Your next question might be, what is spoken word? Kat and I will leave that one to the experts. The 5th L came into the station a few weeks ago and gave us the full experience of what it means to be spoken word artists, how art and creativity can help kids growing up in the inner city, and even a performance. The group is comprised of the ever talented David “Native Son” Ross and Femi “The DriFish” Lawal (Pictured above, along with their children, Kat and Rae). The two hilarious and inspiring artists took us into their world and gave us a tour of their lifestyle, writing process and inspirations. Take a listen to the whole interview and get inside the heads of two insane, powerful artists, as well as enjoying an exclusive performance.
Here is the full interview from Kat and Rae’s time with the dynamic duo!
Monday, October 7th, 2013 by Rachel
The lovely and ever talented Sandy Asirvatham and ellen cherry, producers of the Pink Floyd tribute album Mobtown Moon, were celebrated for their triumph on Saturday, September 28th. Mobtown Moon received a standing ovation in their premiere performance of the Pink Floyd tribute, and it was well deserved. The night began with individual performances from artists who contributed to the album. We were graced with the musical interludes of June Star, The 5th L, and Naked Blue. In the second act, the musicians performed Dark Side of the Moon in it’s entirety. Featuring over 50 artists in the live show, including a full chorus, strings, brass, and spoken word artists, the live performance brought the house down at Goucher’s Kraushaar Auditorium. (more…)
Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 by Kathryn O'Brien
It’s a classic. It’s been admired and covered by musicians all over the planet. It’s Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon and now it’s Baltimore’s turn to re-imagine this legendary, 1973 album. With over forty musicians participating, each bringing with them their own musical genre, this album is sure to be an eclectic, musical experience. Collaborators and co-creators Sandy Asirvatham and ellen cherry have been at the center of this album since its inception.For over four years, these two talented musicians/composers have achieved the tremendous feat of combining musicians and genres from all walks of life to complete one epic album. Together, they have formed an album that features jazz, bluegrass, hip hop, classical and rock music. (more…)
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013 by The Professor
Guitarist Ryan Mendez interviewed by Hillary Bowman ’14 – with our apologies for the bad phone connection…
Thursday, June 13th, 2013 by The Professor
On June 10, 2013, Ryan Nisley sat down with Foals drummer Jack Bevin at Rams Head Live for a quick chat about their album, tour and life.
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 by The Professor
What if you recorded an album, and then never released it? What if 30 years later, someone handed you the master tapes and said, “this is good, you should do something with it.”? Well, Climbadonkey went from on the rise, to broken up back in the 1970s in Baltimore, leaving behind a full album recording that was never released. The guys in the band went on to form a lot of other good bands including the Ravyns and Crack the Sky, to name a few. Now, here they are, with a finished album from the good old days and a plan to reunite and tour behind it. (more…)