By Dear Gear
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Dear Gear originated as a brainchild of Kathleen Cooper and Rhonda Simmonds, two Australian-Canadian-American musicians that have been close friends and colleagues for over two decades. Rhonda Simmonds hosts other musicians and artists, some friends, some very well known, and some just starting out in their musical careers. Dear Gear asks each artist about their personal connection to the gear that they have chosen for their profession; music, art, poetry or expressionism. Dear Gear is not merely about the gear (guitars, amps, bass, drums, effects, etc.) itself, but about the finding, the making, the connection and the story attached to these artists. This opens up an intimate side of the artist to their audience, making Dear Gear somewhat unique in that sense.
||CleanDear Gear Episode 7 – Tegan Quin||Dear Gear Episode 7: Tegan Quin, of Tegan and Sara. Tegan and Rhonda discuss delicate exchanges and magic in a time when the noise outside is almost deafening. Crafting words and music and being a strong storyteller with a desire to be heard. -||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDear Gear Episode 6 – Sara Quin||Dear Gear Episode 6: Sara Quin, of Tegan and Sara. Sara and Rhonda discuss how the twins relationship with their gear is pushing more towards hate on the love and hate scale. What happens when sisters take control of their own story and truths? -||5/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDear Gear Episode 5 – Justin Pearson||From their homes in Los Angeles, CA Justin Pearson joins Rhonda Simmonds of Dear Gear to talk about his beautiful bass, punk ethos and their shared love for exceptionally cutting bass tones and drummers that make you feel good to be alive.||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDear Gear Episode 4 – Brendan Canty||Brendan Canty joins Rhonda Simmonds from Dear Gear to discuss his favorite piece of gear and guess what it is not a drum or a cymbal. Brendan is known mostly for his work in Fugazi and it’s a lot of work. Canty has appeared in various DC based bands||4/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDear Gear Episode 3 – Vanessa Wheeler||VAVA is Vanessa Wheeler, Vanessa is an American musician, singer-songwriter and guitarist with a mystic artistry that is unrivaled. Often compared to St. Vincent, Vanessa’s style is distinctly her own. Vanessa is a Berkley Music School graduate with s||3/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDear Gear Episode 2 – Corin Tucker||Features: Corin Tucker of Portland, Oregon bands Sleater-Kinney, Filthy Friends and Heavens to Betsy. Corin talks to Dear Gear from her Portland, Oregon home about her first guitar. She walks us back to her childhood and relationship with her father wh.||3/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDear Gear Episode 1 – Marissa Paternoster||Features: Marissa Paternoster of New Jersey trio Screaming Females joins Rhonda from the road to discuss her favorite amplifier that she got at a young age, the connection to that amplifier, the albums it was used on,||2/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|