Johny, Jennifer, and Eric welcome steel guitar sensation Ryan Little. Since he moved to northern New Mexico a little more than a year ago, Ryan Little has become the most sought after sideman around. He plays with Broomdust Caravan, the Gunsels, Les Gens Bruyants, Cowboys and Indian, Connie Long, and more. His steel guitar playing has come to define the Santa Fe Americana sound. We had a blast jamming and talking about music and a wide array of other fascinating subjects.
The triumphant return of the Casita de Broomdust Podcast! After more than a year hiatus, we are back! Episode #55 features longtime Casita de Broomdust resident photographer Jennifer Esperanza, fiddle, mandolin, and sound effects maestro and CDB sound engineer Eric Chappelle, and Santa Fe sculptor and frequent Casita de Broomdust jam session player Laird Hovland. Along with the usual witty banter, the Podcast features some musical jamming and some great original tunes, including the new Casita de Broomdust Podcast theme!
The Casita de Broomdust Podcast is back! After a four month hiatus, we dusted off the equipment for a wonderful chat with Vince Kadlubek, Meow Wolf co-founder, nightlife impresario, and man about town. Vince and Johny discussed local and national politics, culture, art, music, basketball hoops, and everything in between. Tune in and don't forget to comment! Photograph by Jennifer Esperanza.
Johny is joined by Santa Fe's most photographed and celebrated artist couple photographer Jennifer Esperanza and artist Richard Kurtz. They discuss Richard and Jennifer's upcoming project in Brazil -
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Back from the Broomdust Caravan's big road trip to Monterey, California, Rama Kim and Johny Broomdust were still awake at dawn on Easter/Passover Sunday 4-20. They were the last folks there after the after party following the Broomdust Caravan's epic show at the Cowgirl Saturday night. Rama and Johny decided to set up microphones and record a spontaneous podcast, featuring words of wisdom, guitar playing, and quite a bit of silliness. Enjoy!
Photo by Felecia Ford
"Little Bird" Paula Rhae McDonald was at Casita de Broomdust this morning. We talked about Paula Rhae's new blues album and the Friday musical events at Paula's Little Bird at Loretto Gallery this spring and summer. We also talked about Paula Rhae's musical childhood in Abilene, Texas, touring the "Caravan Circuit" with a country band, local music in Santa Fe, and much much more.
Coach Heather McKearnan of Crossfit Santa Fe was in the Casita this morning. We talked about Heather's transition from Best Bartender in Santa Fe to elite athlete and Crossfit Coach. We also talked about live music, coming to Santa Fe from Brooklyn, the Whole Life Challenge, the Crossfit Santa Fe Community, and much more.
Great little discussion in the casita this morning with Lord Benzo! Lorenzo Hernandez is the newest coach at Undisputed Fitness and a monster competitive athlete in snow boarding and Crossfit. Lorenzo and I talked about motivation, training, the Whole Life Challenge, the federal criminal justice system, and lots more.
Laurianne Fiorentino and the legendary intergalactic Santa Fe cellist currently known as Wedon Depensai will be performing a "multi-media event" for Imbolc on February 3 7:00 p.m. at the Center for Spiritual Living. Laurianne talks a bit about the event and about her music. But most of the Podcast is improvised music played live right here at Casita de Broomdust by Laurianne and Wedon. And get this. We did an entire Podcast before this one. After a couple of hours of outrageously beautiful and intense music, we started listening back, and suddenly the Podcast disappeared. So we did it again! What happened before this Podcast can be heard between the lines . . . listen for it! Sadly, it will always be the one that got away.
Ben Wright was in the Casita this morning. We played a few tunes from new CD's by Mi and D Numbers and had a great little conversation about electronic music, Ben's creative process, the life of a full time musician, family, music and collective consciousness, the Grateful Dead, much, much more.