Hero Radio: Stories Beyond The Music
By Melodic Connections
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From the call to adventure, to the darkest moments of the abyss, to the triumphant return home, students from Melodic Connections use the story archetype of the hero’s journey to tell the stories of prominent musicians in their hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Musicians are interviewed by students at Melodic Connections, a music therapy studio for individuals with developmental disabilities, who use this podcast to journey with musicians they admire and make connections based on their shared love of music. Our students find common ground between their experiences in our community music therapy studio and the lives and stories of professional musicians. Whether you conduct a world class symphony, sing at a local hot spot, or are an avid music listener, this podcast will connect you with interesting musicians of all abilities.
||Clean2.10 Maria Carrelli||In this episode we interview Maria Carrelli, a singer songwriter from Cincinnati. We discuss how she writes songs and what inspires her. Maria shares stories from the road and even plays guitar for us! We hope you enjoy this episode!||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2.9 Freekbass||In this episode we interview Freekbass! We find out what inspires him and he performs a funky version of our theme. We hope you enjoy this special episode!||11/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2.8 Missy Werner||In this episode we talk with Missy Werner who plays mandolin with the Missy Werner Band and Comet Bluegrass Allstars. We discuss her travels, her career and what inspires her. Missy even played mandolin for us! We hope you enjoy this episode of Hero...||11/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2.7 Eddy Kwon||In this episode we interview Eddy Kwon, head of MyCincinnati, a free youth orchestra in Price Hill, Cincinnati. We discuss the influence of El Sistema on MyCincinnati and the plans of there future of MyCincinnati. Eddy also shares his personal growth...||10/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2.6 Alecia Kintner||In this episode we interview Alecia Kintner, CEO of Artswave. We discuss her time as Dance Critic in Moscow, Russia as well as her previous work in Hartford, CT. We learn how Artswave supports our local arts scene.||10/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2.5 Kathy Schneider and Dan Curtin||In this episode we interview Kathy Schneider and Dan Curtin from the Riley School of Irish Music. We learn about Sean Not singing and discuss the traditional music of Ireland. Kathy welcomed us into her beautiful home and even sang for us! We hope you..||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2.4 Fox Gibson||In this episode we interview Fox Gibson, a member of the Knights of the Bailey at FC Cincinnati home games, orchestra director at Walnut Hills and fiddler with Jake Speed and the Freddies. Fox shared his stories of the origin of the Knights, his...||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2.3 Lauren Eylise||Our guest, born and raised in Cincinnati, is Lauren Eylise, a singer-songwriter who blends multiple genres with life experiences to create her music. In this episode, you’ll not only hear Sing our Theme and the Joe’s Joke but also a Lauren Eylise...||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2.2 Joe Sierra||In this episode of Hero Radio, meet Joe Sierra, one of the founders of Fretboard Brewing, a Cincinnati brewery with music at its core. Joe talks about opening a new business, merging these two unique things, and shares some of his best jokes.||8/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2.1 Bob Ross||Welcome back to Hero Radio: Stories Beyond the Music, season 2! Our first guest is Bob Ross, not the man who paints “happy little trees” but the extremely talented jazz guitarist. Bob shares how he gets the inspiration for his compositions and...||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Announcement!||Join us for new episodes beginning July 19th!||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHappy Holidays!||The Hero Radio team shares their holiday plans, live and unedited. If you want to give feedback on season 1 or suggestions for season 2, take our...||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.10 Tom Kaper||The Hero Radio team completes season one by bringing in the father of one of our own-- Tom Kaper, a guitarist, owner of TECServices, an audiovisual company, and Executive Director of Play It Forward, a Cincinnati non-profit dedicated to helping...||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHappy Thanksgiving from Hero Radio!||Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Hero Radio: Stories Beyond the Music and from the Melodic Connections studio! We hope you have a wonderful holiday filled with family, friends and all your favorite foods. Stay tuned for the last episode of season...||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.9 Christopher Nichter||Join us at the Rockwern Band Center for this episode of Hero Radio featuring Christopher Nichter, the new director of the University of Cincinnati Bearcat Bands. For the first time, an interviewee states that they may have reached the end of their...||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.8 Aaron Klauber||The Hero Radio team takes the show on the road interviewing Aaron Klauber, Director of Marketing, Promotions, and Events at IHeartMedia while inside the WEBN studios. This radio veteran shares his experiences, his life, and how he got to Cincinnati...||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.7 Karen D'Agostino||Sit down with Karen D’Agostino, the Executive Director of the Music Resource Center, a place for urban teens to learn recording and music production skills. For the first time, the Hero Radio team interviews a non-musician, who never imagined that...||10/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.6 Diedrich Jones||The Hero Radio team is joined by Diedrich Jones, singer for the reggae band, The Cliftones. Feel “irie” with us as you learn about his musical career, unique inspiration, and hear his completely improvised Sing Our Theme.||9/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.5 John Morris Russell||Conductor of the Cincinnati Pops, John Morris Russell, trades his red blazer for a red cape in this episode of Hero Radio. With a “Sing our Theme” not to be missed, get to know this vivacious man as he shares his keys to musical success, favorite...||9/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.4 Russ Childers||Join us for this episode as we meet with Russ Childers, who at the age of 40, discovered his true passion and left a position as an architectural draftsman to pursue Appalachian music. Listen to comical tall tales and folk tunes that remind you of the..||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCheck us out on the radio!||Quincy was featured on WVXU's Cincinnati Edition this Monday! To listen, click here: http://wvxu.org/post/music-therapy-studio-reopens-after-flood. Don't forget to write us a review, we'd love to hear your thoughts and give you a shout out!||8/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.3 Get to Know Your Hosts||In this Hero Radio special, go behind the scenes to the podcast’s core: the interviewers that make the magic happen. Get to know Quincy, Ashley and “the Joes” and how they came to be the Hero Radio Team.||8/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanContest Winner!||Listen for details about our review contest winner and how to claim your prize!||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.2 Suzanne Bona||Host of Sunday Baroque, a national syndicated radio show, and classical flutist, Suzanne Bona, meets with the Hero Radio team. Suzanne discusses embarrassing flute performances, spelling errors and supervisor’s orders that lead her to the music...||7/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1.1 Kick Lee||Connect with Cincinnati native, Kick Lee, a music producer and composer who’s written music for Disney, MTV, VH1 and more. Get the inside scoop on sampling for his beats, and whose voices are really featured behind the music you hear on your TV....||7/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHero Radio Stinger||Welcome to Hero Radio: Stories Beyond the Music! Check out our website, melodicconnections.org/heroradio and write us a review for free swag!||7/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
What a great way to showcase Cinci musicians! I loved hearing the personalities of the guests and hosts play off each other and look forward to hearing more from Hero Radio. So inspiring to hear from musicians who are dedicated to use their musical talents to build community relationships, like Kick Lee and the hosts of the show themselves!
Great stories, told well
I am so proud of this project finally coming to fruition! This talented and creative group of music lovers are providing a high quality story telling experience showcasing amazing abilities. Great work team!
This podcast is such a fun listen! I learned a lot about different careers in music and the personal stories of each interviewee. I can't wait to hear more! Definitely check this one out!