42: Nightstones is an up and coming Minneapolis band with a wonderful EP, Muted Faces, available now. Antoine, Lucas, Freya and Bob (excluding Ramone, who was on a date) discuss their incredible five years as a group and highlight what's in store.
41: DeCarlo Jackson is a freelance musician from St. Paul, Minnesota. In addition to performing and collaborating with Hippo Campus, Allan Kingdom, Nazeem and Spencer Joles, Trio Milieu, etc, he's worked as a Program Associate at the Walker West Music Academy. DeCarlo is a fellow graduate of SPCPA.
We discuss building a career in music, touring, education, social media, responsibility and more.
Episode 40: Chance shares an update about his nomadic lifestyle, then talks to young Twin Cities Artist Murad about drawing, film, Russia, meditation, social media, and more.
39: Dave Rogers owns one of the largest independent guitar stores in the country, showcasing thousands of guitars at any given time.
Located in La Crosse, WI, the shop just celebrated its 35th Anniversary, dating back to 1982 when Dave rented 400 square feet in a vacant dental office.
Without formal business education, armed only with a passion for all things guitar, Dave has grown his dream into a place that people now travel miles to experience.
Dave's Guitar has done business with ZZ Top, REO Speedwagon, The Eagles, Eddie Vedder, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Eric Clapton...the list goes on and on.
38: One of the most creative people I know, Barthollomew Presby discusses his self-transformation and the projects he's spearheading.
37: Laura Zabel, Executive Director of Springboard for the Arts, Bush Foundation Fellow, Visionary Leader
We discuss the strengths and weaknesses of local systems and institutions, focusing specifically on the 2008 Legacy Amendment, which laid the foundation for our arts culture today.
36: Dr. Richard Kyte, Director of the D.B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership at Viterbo University, Author, Columnist for the La Crosse Tribune
We discuss the steady erosion of civic engagement in America, from voting to participation in service organizations and volunteering. We look at the symptoms and causes of this decline and discuss ways to restore health by reversing that trend, some of which the youth have already set into motion.
Fellow SPCPA alumni Jemar Michael (Dear White People, Life in Pieces) joins Chance for a conversation on life in Los Angeles. He talks about making the transition to the city, including how to make connections and land jobs. We touch on fashion, body image, and more.