The Company You Keep with Phillip-Michael Scales
By Phillip-Michael Scales
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Chicago Songwriter, Phillip-Michael Scales has always enjoyed thoughtful conversations with other creatives on process, culture, and life. He decided to turn on the microphone and share them with the world.
||ExplicitCARL CLEMONS-HOPKINS (HAMILTON - CHICAGO)||Phillip-Michael sits down with Carl Clemons-Hopkins who plays George Washington, Aaron Burr, and Hercules Muligan/James Madison in Chicago's production of Hamilton. They discuss the details of getting inside of characters, 8 auditions for the show, voc||8/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJOSH TERRY||Josh Terry is the former music critic for The Chicago Redeye. He wrote cover stories for artists such as Chance the Rapper, Eryn Allen Kane, Meatwave and Lil Dirk. We discuss Talent vs Story, How he approaches writing, how he can tell a band is about to||4/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJC BROOKS LIVE||On stage, JC Brooks is a bombastic ball of pure energy and talent. In this episode, we get to know his thoughtful side and discuss theatre, poetry, race and health. JC surprises Phillip-Michael, plays an acoustic song from his new record, Neon Jungle an||4/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitARCHIE POWELL||Archie Powell is a such Chicago rock scene staple that Jepson's Malort asked him to write and record it's theme song. On the podcast he discusses Chicago, making records, and his compulsion to keep writing.||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMIKE MAIMONE LIVE||Mike Maimone is known for his gruff voice, insane work ethic and his energetic live show! It's only appropriate that his band is called "Mutts" because he is the definition of a Road Dog." We talk vocal health, songwriting, pop music, and swap terrible||3/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMAJOR TAYLOR||Major Taylor is an international DJ based out of Chicago and LA. He set himself apart with a musicianship he’s cultivated through playing in punk bands to coming up in the Philly scene alongside the likes of Jazzy Jeff. We discuss not fitting in, peop||2/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDONNIE BIGGINS LIVE!||Ever wonder how someone under 30 with 3 kids and a wife owns a venue (Tonic Room), a production company (Harmonica Dunn), runs a festival (Dunn Dunn Fest), plays in a band (The Shams) and still manages to put out a solo album (Profiles)? Donnie Biggins||2/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitZEBULON KROL||Phillip-Michael sits down with one of his favorite musicians and former RA's from college. They discuss lyrics, why they write, and production value!||6/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBB KING||A rare intimate interview with the king of the blues about his experience with racism, traveling the world, rock and roll festivals, and getting a ride from Hell's Angels. Audio from a 2007 interview I did with my uncle B for a paper.||5/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMATT HIRES||Matt Hires is a singer-songwriter formally on Atlantic Records who has had songs on Grey's Anatomy and Toured the world. Phillip-Michael will join him on tour in February 2016||2/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDanielle Ate The Sandwich||We're back in action folks and I couldn't be happier to begin the new year with Danielle ate the Sandwich! She's a great singer songwriter, is a big deal in ukelele community and a youtube sensation! We talk about LA vs elsewhere, feeling fulfilled in||1/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRocko Wheeler||Los Angeles Singer-Songwriter Rocko Wheeler sits down with Briar Rabbit to discuss songwriter, his position on marketing and what the job of a songwriter should be.||12/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitPhredley Brown||Phredley Brown (Bruno Mars, Selena Gomez) might be one of the most all around talented people I've ever known. We discuss his musical process, hit songwriting (he wrote on treasure) and his experience with the top 40.||11/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJosh Moshier||Josh Moshier is an LA based Film Scorer, Composer and Pianist who happened to produce Briar Rabbit's 2013 LP From Your Bones. Rabbit and Josh talk about scoring movies, producing records, and a bit about Jazz.||11/12/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitYellowbirddd (Liam McCormack)||--||10/28/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTolliver||Tolliver is a great Soul/RnB singer I met in Chicago. He plays in a band called "Black Diet." One of my best friends, he and I spend an hour talking about all the things you're not supposed to talk about. Race? Yup. Politics? Yes. Money? Sure did. All t||10/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDecorations (Devon Geyer)||If you're interested in production this one's for you! Rabbit sits down with the producer of his upcoming EP/Best Friend/Front man of Decorations (French Kiss Records) and talk about everything as friends do. Topics include: Songwriting, Arranging, Grow||9/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitTiny Stills (Kailynn West)||Kailynn West stopped by and we discussed how High School English class influenced our lyrics, what makes a song universal, pop punk, building a community, and even planned a tour. Name drop: Zac Barnett (American Authors), Allison Weiss, Anthony Renari||9/16/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitJonah Wei-Haas||Former roommates and (sometimes bandmates) discuss meeting in college, Jazz as it relates to electronic music, youtube and aspirations of young musicians.||9/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitCarsie Blanton||Carsie Blanton and I had a blast talking about songwriting, self management, the importance of separating art and business, and expressing your belief as an artist. Oh we also touched on racism, sexism, and jazz influences.||8/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIntroducing Briar Rabbit||Briar Rabbit introduces himself and the show.||8/5/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
I love this show
I'm a touring musician and the conversations really keep me engaged while I'm on the road. Keep it up Phillip-Michael!
It is great inspiration. I love listening at work.