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"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

Rock N Roll Archaeology

03:36 min | 1 year ago

"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"Great. Well that's the record than it is out now. It's everywhere and before we let you go so the last time you weren't here we did not get a chance to do this because it had wasn't doing it yet. The lightning round. Okay so I'm GonNa ask you some fun questions okay. You're ready ready okay. Nor gene struthers. What is the first Song You learned on the Guitar? I don't know the first one I can think of is Which is a really hard song. So it certainly wasn't the first one is the is the boxer by Simon and Garfunkel. Wow what is your vocal register in high school? I was lyric soprano and I sang opera. And right now I sing. Folk singer really low What's Your Karaoke Song? Ooh Pearl Jam Daughter dogs are cats dogs face. I'm allergic to cats. What is your coffee order? So lame. Cindy it's DECAF. Americano something lamb favorite. Us City Pass. Okay first album you bought with your own money. Maybe like more said be too so he First Concert first big concert was that's actually why I answered Marseille because I first big concert was more. So he's Dream collaboration ooh number one dream collaboration there more. There's so many top three. Oh Gosh I really WANNA sing with Willie Nelson and Iris dement. And I'm counting that one. Okay even though. It's not WANNA be amazing. This too hard Something with Eddie vedder or Tim. O'brien who I know. But still he's. He's been number one tim. O'brien he's like folk tim. O'brien of course okay. Okay for when you have a baby. Gender reveal or wait to find out. Oh I mean I could not wait I want. I wanted to wait and not even I mean. I barely waited until I could have called the fertility clinic and been like what is it you know. As soon as we found out we were pregnant really. Yeah because they knew the gender of the embryo transfer it to me but I didn't. I waited until the second trimester Star Trek or star wars at this exact moment. I'M GONNA say track but really I'm more steeped in worse last one. What is the most beautiful place you've ever visited so many places? I don't know I think the pops into your head There's this the river in the Shenandoah Valley. Nice Yeah Great. I asked that question because then I'll plan my trips for my life based on people's questions. Yeah Nora Jane others you have done the lightning round. Thank you so much. Thanks for doing this experiment with me for the new record which is out now. Bright Lights long drives first words. Thank you for having me Based folk this week was produced by Adam Corey. Thank you Adam. You are a rock star. Laura McCarthy also producer on basic folk are business manager is Lindsay Myers. Alex Stanton of townspeople does or music. I'm Cindy House and I've been the person talking this entire time. It was me the whole time. Thank you for listening to this podcast. Please share it with your friends if you enjoyed it posted about it on your social media's and we'll talk to you next week okay..

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"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

Rock N Roll Archaeology

02:56 min | 1 year ago

"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"In this on us the line the darkest hours right before the sun comes up which was like so true but again like when you're in the middle of the shit. It's sometimes hard to believe that you talk about how you feel about that line when you're in the middle of a crisis versus how you feel after you've moved through it. I've only been one crisis since I wrote that song and I don't think yeah I mean so I would imagine after you wrote that line. You've maybe past the crisis so you were probably like that's so true like everything. Hindsight is twenty twenty but when you're in crisis you're like it's like it's Kinda like when we were talking. This is where I live now. This is where I live now. This is life. It's dark yeah In you just never think is gonNA end. Yeah no I think No I think I have evolved over time to be able to to know in my brain if not in my heart and skin and soul that it's going to that that everything changes in it's GonNa Shift and get better even when something is dark and I read about that on my on my twenty fifteen record. It's the first song is called The same road and I always introduce that song by talking about. How like you know when you go through something hard you get to the other side of it and you think okay. I had to go through that to get here and then I think I think I am able to bring that forward and say as I'm going through something difficult. We like well. You know this is GonNa end and like when I end up on the other side of it. I'm GONNA understand like how this shaped me in a good way and you say about this song. We made it. He say I love my band. I love rocking out. I love the energy we create and give to the audience and they give it right back to us so it's really important for me to have songs like we made it on every project. Do you have a descriptors like the rocking out? Nora Jane Songs. Yeah Yeah it's just like like a tune where we all rage rage. Sean DO INTENTIONALLY WRITER ROGER. I well no I don't intentionally. I can't like sit down and be like a camera Raider like and even when I wrote this it wasn't a raider. It was like Super Lane when I wrote it like this. The on the guitar I was thinking Acoustic Guitar and I was playing it in this like really square way but I like I knew in my bones that it was a good song in that I just need to change how I was playing like Qatar but But I I. That's the thing like when when? I'm in the moment when I'm writing something I'm not GonNa worry about all that stuff. I'm just GonNa like get the song out do whatever I need to do. I'm not gonNA like postpone. I all judgment and just I like pin it up to the ceiling and dislike. Let myself move around down here without without hindering myself because it can be tweaked later. Yeah right that's we made it.

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"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

Rock N Roll Archaeology

01:32 min | 1 year ago

"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"The next song good friends dedicated to a New Jersey. Friends again. No Act I mean. They're in my mind but I really read this for my drummer. Yeah I mean it's just it's hard when you're when you're close to someone and they are going through a rough patch in you know. I'm I'm a fixer Cindy. I like to fix problems. I know that that's typically male quality but I am very much a fixer and it's not always useful because you can't fix everybody's problems do you. Have you done the annual grim test? Yeah Yeah I'm not like super into it but I'm three an achiever not a helper not helper. I haven't taken the test either but I'm not. I don't know if you're familiar with Taylor Ashton. He has a new album out called the romantic and that is one of the anti grams. And he's like I actually saw him play at the club last night and we were sitting You know hanging out and he was like have you taken the test I was like? Oh God. No 'cause my My girlfriend's very good friend has a PhD in Myers Briggs And so I've never taken the Myers Briggs but they're like your t s Elementary so I really loved that kind of stuff but I think it's really. I think it's really interesting to talk to someone who's really into it and you know and like here everything they think about it. I definitely don't discount it. It's just hasn't hasn't occupied my. Yeah I don't have the brain space for it. Bryce.

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"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

Rock N Roll Archaeology

02:13 min | 1 year ago

"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"Cold lonely dark is the next song and the songs very intensely lyrically and musically. I don't want to assume what the song is out but if you'd be willing to share would love to know at least even in general and and then like where that intensity came from. Yeah so this. Is the one song on the album? I wrote years ago this years ago and I wrote it for somebody else This was for a man who He actually backed one of my kickstarter campaigns and twenty thirteen and my my first kick campaign and the reward that he chose was like the high dollar reward. Where you know you give me you pledge a thousand dollars towards his campaign and I will take one of your stories from your from your personal history or your family history and turn it into song for you and he did and when we met for lunch he came down to Nashville from Minnesota. We met for lunch and he just told me his life story and it was. It was It was really dark. Really You know he His mother committed suicide when he was like a a young boy. He and his brother were put into the foster care system and bounced around and abused and he struggled with addiction. It just kept going and going and at the end of this story. I was like listen. You know mark I would love to write your your story and I would be honored that you would entrust me with this. But it's going to be a really sad song and he said perfect. So that's that's where this came from. Your singing is amazing on this song. Thank you you sound like a blues powerhouse. How how did you stretch yourself vocally for this song? I sing like no. Yeah no I actually I wrote the song with this malady that as it is on the album. And I really didn't feel comfortable or like I didn't like I had the vocal power to do it until this record Wow so that yeah. I don't know it just you know. Hopefully I keep getting better over time and SORTA grew into maybe. Does Your Voice. Change at all. After you had your baby during the pregnancy I I think I was able to sing hire more comfortably and I think it may be still pretty funny hormones or crazy pushing on your team. Yeah I don't know come on mom. Okay that's cold and lonely.

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"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

Rock N Roll Archaeology

03:31 min | 1 year ago

"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"The hunger this neck song. I thought was so metal lyrics. I've been hungry since I wrote into town and then the line that I was like. That's so metal. No-one here likes staring into starving. Is pull off your face put on this disguise metal metaphor. He's not like you're not literal. No that one's a metaphor also. The Phoenix thing is a metaphor too. In case that wasn't clear not a real thing cindy okay. That's not real. You really going to death valley and tear your heart. I was about to book Air Okay so this song the hunger about keeping your passion while remaining a normal human. Yeah Yeah I mean okay. So the hunter Really it's started out or like the the inspiration for the song was just about my experience in Nashville as a woman. And I feel like you know you can sort of take with a grain of salt. You can listen to this. Everyone wants to this but my experience has has been I have felt sort of put aside by like the the men in the music. Industry there Mostly because I think that the fact that I'm ambitious and I have plans and I can like execute. Those plans is a little bit distasteful. Because I'm a woman To to people I think that a lot of these Like music row. Business men types would be Happier or more excited about helping me. If I were a bit more lost in the woods and more of a Damsel in distress and like you know. that they could swoop down and save That to me that I've you know women deal with that kind of thing that to me is just like so annoying because you have so much you want to get done so annoying. Yeah I didn't really realize it. I didn't realize that this was a thing until I had a meeting. With a a woman who was an an Ar rep of a record label and this I earlier I mentioned that I had a label that was ready to sign me and ended up falling through. And that was that was to no fault of hers. I mean it was like a whole structural thing the label ended up being sold and they stopped signing everybody so anyway but I had a meeting with her over lunch and like halfway through the lunch. I was like man. This is really easy. Like why is this so different than any meeting I've ever had before and it took me a long time to figure out like. Oh it's it's because she's a woman and there aren't all these like invisible threads attached to our sentences like pulling it at like which direction they need to go and I don't know if this is making any so totally okay So yeah that's what the song the hunger really is about about like okay. So if people don't like me if I'm ambitious maybe I need to let go of that and try to just like you know be aloof and like be cool and then realizing like no. That's actually nothing's GonNa get done if I do that right. I'm so that's no. You are not who I am. And it's like exhausting. It's also sort of a form of manipulation. Yeah with you yeah. It's all I mean. Well I sort of couched as I tried it. I- couched it in the the sort of new agey thing of just like letting go you know being like okay. I want all these things. I'm GonNa try to let go of them. He which like I. I think there's some goodness to that idea. I don't I'm not. I'm not against that idea. In this context it was not positive for me. The hunger.

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"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

Rock N Roll Archaeology

03:02 min | 1 year ago

"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"The line faraway in Death Valley. There's one way to catch a phoenix. You have to put out your heart and leave it on the ground and then you're like talking about like can't stitch it up you just gotTa leave it out there and hope that you're strong enough So this song seems like a different type of writing for you. Like it's kind of zoomed in on the poetic telling of pain. Yeah it's definitely. It's definitely the the the lyrical style is is way different than anything on the record. I feel like strangely self conscious about it. We almost didn't put it on there and we. This is one of two songs that we really sort of worked up in the studio with the band everything else. We played out on the road and got really comfortable with. And I sort of through this one in last minute It's definitely like you know it's kind of like Gabriel Garcia Marquez. E little magical realism going on with like. It's like a quest This is where the Harry Potter came through. This is where the Harry Potter came through there. It is because I was thinking like it would be a good. I was writing like trying to think of like a good movie. That would be good for it and I thought like Hunger Games. Be Good like something. That's like very passionate. Were the protagonists. Like cutting off the motions. Yeah yeah that must be it. I really have had Gabriel Garcia Marquez. In my head the whole time but like no. It's totally Harry Potter. Lovech so about this song and I think I might. I got the lyrics to the record late so I think I might be missing the part you ever catch the Phoenix It's it's open ended. You may or may not catch the PHOENIX Actually no I think in the song. No it's it is opened but I think in the song The Phoenix like. No I think the Phoenix gets away. But but what it leaves behind is like your your heart right so the way the way you do it is you cut out your heart and gay and you gotta be in Death Valley in Salt Pans situation heart and you leave it on the ground and you hope it's still beating and you hope it's beating loud enough for the Phoenix to come and like to hear you and if it comes it might not choose you. If it doesn't use just flies away so it does. It does choose you so but if he does choose you it eats your heart and leaves behind a little glowing heart seed right and then you have to put the heart seat flies away after. Eat your heart and put your hearts. He'd back in your chest and then you have to so it up. And like if you're lucky like a flame will ignite and then you will get to grow a new heart and it's about. It's about how you have to if you want something you have to go for it. This is some sci-fi yeah see stuff go for it. One more question why? Death Valley over the Phoenix. Death really just like you know the idea that like through through death is rebirth. A great song. it's very goth. Thank you this. Next Song can go too hot topic and listen to it totally to catch a phoenix playing in a mall near you.

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"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

Rock N Roll Archaeology

02:02 min | 1 year ago

"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"Know the next song. I wanted all this waltz and it has. It seems like a very important song because it has the title track in it. Bright Lights long drives first words and correct me. If I'm wrong. It seems to be a song about you wanting both you want it all you want family you WANNA career. I was trying to think about this. I wanted to know about your experience. If you had anything specific in your life or somebody told you that you couldn't have both. Oh I mean I just. I think it's just a societal expectation that Yeah it seems like not even something. That's like over. Yeah I mean well and and also just realistically I think it's challenging to to have a career at a family. I think that everybody. Who Does it agrees that is challenging and you know of course the burden is like an burden is not maybe the right word but they will. Yeah the burden of the choice is so often like put on the mother If only if only because she may or may not be nursing and like the amount of time that that takes away from The way that that requires you to be physically. Present is different than for a father. I feel like so far. We've been able to balance balance. I'm like hasn't used the word balance to do. Both and Yeah I mean I guess. There's some pretty good balance I'm really. I mean I'm really like my husband is in my band and you know he's not only is he like just the best human ever. He gives me so much space to do what I need to do. So is the baby on the road. Oh Yeah we bring our with US yeah. Held is Sheena. She's fourteen months and she's the cutest I love all the The the pictures and videos you put on instagram. Where like you enjoy or being like so adorable and cute. And she just sorta like she kinda like hardly knows that she's alive. It's like a acute confusion like.

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"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

Rock N Roll Archaeology

01:53 min | 1 year ago

"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"Slow climb is the next one Song about working towards something. The right way slowly as someone who has who enjoys having control How do you feel about that process? That's pain in the ASS man. No I wish Yeah it'd be nice if things didn't have to be so slow but that's just the experience of that I have in my life is that you know it really. It is a pain but honestly it's so much better because I think about how like like I put out a record in two thousand fifteen and like I don't know how I got. I got it into my head my drummer and I both maybe the whole Bandon and I got it into our heads that we were going to like break. We're going to get like big this record. This was going to be the record we got we got like a big booking agent. You know we just. We were feeling like this. Is it man and And I think about it you know now in. Oh my gosh thank goodness. That wasn't the record that made us big because we were. I don't know we're just not ready to handle anything like that. So But just in case you're running. We're ready now ready now. All right now no but I think yeah I think that getting building something from the ground up and building it yourself is a great way to go through life and it's funny because I when I wrote the song I was really feeling like it was more of a Secular Gospel. I I was feeling like Blue Grassy about it and you come from like a bluegrass background and I was like my bands. Never GonNa play this but I I have the philosophy that if I start writing a song I need to finish writing it just to get it out so I can move onto the next one you know the is going to finish it and like maybe like. I thought it was good. It was not that I thought it was bad. I just didn't think that we would play it so in that way. It's like a little useless you know and then I sent it to my bandmates. And they're like no. It was going to be sweet like we just need to. We just need to like change. The feel like okay. That's great. Yeah..

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"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

Rock N Roll Archaeology

02:14 min | 1 year ago

"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"Tactic. What you want in round Bay the Turnpike in New Jersey Jersey. Okay tell me about this on yeah I mean I you know so. I grew up in Jersey and I live in Nashville. I've been a national for eleven years. Mo- I have a really great group of friends from high school there. There's one that's like my those are my old friends I didn't. I did not sustain a group of friends after college I went to Nyu. And I'm just like it was just hard to find and build community there. I think such a big school But Yeah I've got great friends from high school and I'm like pretty bummed that I'm like missing out on raising my kid in that community because I just love those people so much and I also just love New Jersey so much but I also have been living in the south and I'm like soft now you know what I mean. I don't WanNa live soccer. That a care bear. Yeah exactly I'm too soft to south. May I like Navigate Jersey really well and I like love going back? I love the culture. I love the like funny gruff. Friendliness of the northeast. You know But I I also like just. It's a lot easier to be in the in the soft. Friendliness of the south rate. Yeah you do make a lot of References to how kind of like hard edged people in New Jersey are. Yeah and you miss that I. I like how like just like open book people. Are you know in the north? We're three songs into the record. And we come upon like the first kind of slower song It's it's the very clear like duet between you and Joe on the album which he's been on the other songs but this is like definitely the two of you singing. It's the first acoustic song. The sequence of the album is is interesting to me. Like in general like how people decide what songs to put where You have three very strong rock songs and then this lovely song with you and your husband. Yeah this is the best song on the record in case you were wondering maybe the Best I've ever written as called a good thing. That's eight right. That's the next thing. Okay yes great. Yeah I think this might be the best thing I've ever none.

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"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

Rock N Roll Archaeology

02:58 min | 1 year ago

"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"Feel like my old self. That's the next one is the second best song on the record. Is that way. It's the second song Maybe that might be why as it sounds like. The the clouds are parting ways yet. So I wrote as I said. I wrote these songs in two thousand. Eighteen in two thousand seventeen was really hard year for me. We were dealing dealing with all this infertility and trying trying to overcome it in sort of more More nontraditional ways like not using Western medicine we are doing some eastern medicine. We're doing some acupuncture and it really seemed I mean I. I still believe that all of that stuff could've worked it just. It just didn't work so there was that and then there was also like a whole business plan. I had this whole thing set up a new record. I had a team. I thought that was just about to come together. I had a record label that was about to sign me. I had a manager that was about to sign me and then everything like totally fell apart. Sound twenty seventeen was a tough year and I just like at the end of it. I felt like I really had my aspect and so then twenty eight team came and it was something about just like having the clean slate of the New Year and Yeah I wrote this song on July. I mean on January. I think this was really. I think it was January fourth. There's really something to be said about taking that moment. You know we because when you're in that dark period of time it feels a lot of times like this is just how life is going to be now. Life is hard I feel like the heaviness is going to be on me every day but then when the clouds part and you start feeling like your old self again. It's sometimes hard to even recognize. That things are better now. Do you know what I mean. This is coming from a place of like practicing meditation more Just trying to get through dark time where you're acknowledging that there is like there is like a blue sky pest. Those clouds yeah. Do you take time to to do that during those dark times or you just like. This is the way it's going to be. Oh man I mean I like very much when I'm when I'm in any kind of darker period like that it's really hard for me to see past the clouds But the thing the things that I do are like I like make sure to get outside and like walk around under the you know in the air and like move myself forward through time and space with my own body always like you know they can kind of like is is a weak substitute for control and But but helpful nonetheless. It's like you gotta do something. Yeah Yeah Yeah and then also my my partner Joe is just like he's always being never say that right. You know what I'm saying right. I think that's the right way and Has just you know you can put anything in perspective? So that's very helpful very helpful.

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"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

Rock N Roll Archaeology

09:01 min | 1 year ago

"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Rock N Roll Archaeology

"Ohi It's basic folk where we have honest conversations with folk musicians. I'm Cindy House and I am the host. Thank you for joining me. I hope you're well. The world is crazy. Music is great I've been listening to a lot of great new music and I promise last week that I would send out a newsletter with my favorite records from February and it didn't do it not because they didn't want to. I have my list. Ready to go But maybe I'll try to get to that this weekend and if you'd like to see what have been listening to. You can sign up for my mailing list. Cindy House Dot net and there's also a facebook group. I will post on basic folk basics. We still have. We still. Has this niche hats for sale. Basic Folk beanies They are still available so you can check them out my website Cindy House Dot net today on the podcast very excited to welcome back. I repeat guest. Nora Jane struthers who was on the fourth ever episode basic folk four. This time around. We're going to go track by track on her new album which just came out. Bright Lights LONG DRIVES FIRST WORDS. One of my favorites. That was released in February. The record was recorded while she was eight months pregnant after a long struggle with infertility which he talks all about on episode four of basic folks. She tells the whole incredible story. This album addresses the dichotomy between realizing this hard earned dream and also the actual reality of keeping her career alive going on the road and everything like that in the wake of becoming a new mom. There are songs about finding home in your family being too far away from your friends and the song nor Jane claims is the best song she's ever wrote on this episode. She's kind enough to go through the album song by song and address different themes in different styles. My favorite song on the album is an amazing track called to catch a phoenix which is super dramatic. Very game of thrones hunger games Harry Potter so Nora. Jane is so smart and so well spoken and she's also very funny in She has a very dry sense of humor in a way that. Sometimes I'm like you being serious and I'm like no she's just joking and it's she's very funny when she's like breaking down the metaphor of how you catch a phoenix line by line like very straight face and I'm sitting there like listening to her with my job on the floor. It's like very cool. Please enjoy this track by track on basic for Nora. Jane struthers and her new album right lights long drives first words on basic folk struthers. Thanks for being here. The new album. Bright Lights long drives first words. And we're doing something different on the episode today because you have been on basic folk before one of the very first guests that we had on news very fun interviewing me. Learn so much about you but I want to talk specifically about this album today and do a track by track and get some background information It's a great record. Thank you and I have some specific questions about what was going on at the time with you. But if there's anything that you might have been listening to or watching or reading when you were writing these songs that might have crept in as an influence. That's such an interesting question I So yeah I wrote the record Really between January and September of two thousand eighteen and then river we recorded it in November. So I wrote the songs ever like a nine month period. I Dunno I is with us. Andy I really liked. Don't when I'm when I'm writing. I don't listen to a lot of music for this. This is so lame but it's the truth for like the second half of the months when I was writing songs I was listening to the Harry Potter audiobooks. They're so good narrated by the one and only Jim Dale because I was pregnant and I was like trying. I specifically didn't WANNA be taking in like media or entertainment that would like raise my adrenaline levels Because I thought that would be like negative that would negatively impact. My fetus Because I've read things about that. How if you are pregnant and in a war torn country all the adrenaline spikes will like cause your baby To have like really strong limbs and like less like less of the most of the growth will go to their brain because they're like born like more ready to like. Isn't that crazy than as I know? It sounds like it's not true but it's true you can look it up well anyway so Yeah a lot of Harry Potter. I don't really feel like that crept. Its way into my songwriting. But Fun fact yes. More of a fun fact. The last time we spoke you were pregnant And that was very exciting as you had had many infertility issues and was always a dream of yours have a family You recorded the album while eight months pregnant and I found this this great quote. You're talking about like I really recommend being eight months pregnant. Will you make a record? Yeah no I think it was a great experience. I think There's a lot about pregnancy. That is humbling. And and for someone like me who may be sort of drives in the Line of Control. Freak a little bit. I mean I'm not I'm not a control freak but I'm definitely very comfortable being in control And I can also relinquish control when You know that's good. Yeah but yeah so I think being pregnant like you just you have no control over anything and so for me. It was a real paradigm shift and it of that Experience it really invaded all spaces of my life and so in the studio I was just like you know just kind of letting everything be what it was. And that was really. That was really fun for me in a in a it was really fun to just let it happen and be witnessed to it and then you started this garden which I want to hear about. Were you did all this research? And you're trying to take your mind off of things Is that correct? Yeah well some of it was about yes. Some of it was about having a project I think so. My Mom's dad my grand. My my maternal grandfather was a farmer and he also ran a fertilizer company like a bone bone meal fertilizer company in Pennsylvania and so part of my identity has always been that we come from farmers. Like I I feel connected to the land sort of vicariously through that family connection and I and I was thinking about you. Know How if we are about to have our own child which we were you know. We had the embryo transfer scheduled for April so this is like in January and February. I'm planning this garden and I'm thinking like if we don't have a garden then it's it's not going to be enough for her to have her great grandfather who she's never met and you know what I mean. Who shall never meet just like? I want her to have more of a connection to the land. Because I feel like it. It is so grounding and routing and So there was that and then there was also just that. I like wanted to get into really good shape and I don't like going to Jimmer exercising in a traditional sense anymore. I lived in New York. I used to do the whole gym. And like you know I used to run every morning and I don't know it's just so intense and like the whole gym thing like it's great if you love doing it. That's great. I associate that that thing with being stressed out since I was like really stressed out when I was living in New York and I would go to the gym to like relieve the stress. So I have this sort of counterintuitive pairing of stress and working out if that makes any sense so it's like a job. It's not fun right so instead you know the way I prefer to get my exercise now is like building things and like being able to see at the end of it like the fruits of my labor. So yeah I wanted to get into like I wanted to get into good shape before we did the embryo transfers that could be really strong for pregnancy and Like yeah it took us a whole month to build this garden as twenty one raised beds we built a drip irrigation system. It's it's a whole thing. You could water the garden on your phone. Yeah we'll you're on tour. Yes it's amazing that's mine. It's mind blowing and it's and it's fantastic because otherwise. I mean if you ever if you grow anything you know like the most time. Consuming thing is the watering like. It takes no time to put a seat in the ground but like you have to water it twice a.

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"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Breaking Character

Breaking Character

06:13 min | 2 years ago

"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Breaking Character

"Charles. Michigan. So so like families stalled across all, so, you know, feel friends and family for them for them. And and yeah. I say. Possibly gig inspire people, you know, don't necessarily know. Like the spending time in this day. Maybe. So it's such a possibility. You know, I mean for me growing up, and I grew up in north Manchester. And when I am on the in life. I'm now is because I had of feature within our tiny town and she your head and usable. You know after school them at high school, and then we also like to prevent with all. And you know. Mentor in me and concentrated junior year the possibility for college, which I had never thought. Engineer from math and she yesterday. I. Kinda opened my eyes to new future, you know, and one day, obviously was really interested in and say if if if from can be contributing that teams. Giving that awareness impossibility to people in these smaller towns these kids, you know, might not have the inspiration to see from like this. That's really cool once again, the national touring production of jersey boys presents a one time only performance seven pm Thursday may sixteen at the middle center Lake Michigan college eleven hundred your haven't been harbor tickets ranged from forty seven ninety five dollars or very close to selling out to buy those last few seats. Visit V Mendel center dot com. Call the mental center box office at nine to seventy seven hundred option one we're stopped by weekday between ten and six. The artists. Caroline, Pampaloni alone. A robbers his installations of multiple screenings of newly developed dance performances in body movements is on display in the Chrysler art center's art lab presents a live dance performance at both to into thirty PM Saturday at the crash L seventy seven lake Boulevard Saint Joseph now Carolina's. She's a member of the wellspring. Corey Terry in dancers who has performed for. Oh, just a little band called coal play never Omni world Caribbean. Celebrity cruises poet, the act goes the union project dance company box Lumieres, phantom of the opera and Nickerson Rossi dance company. Among others. This is free and open to the public also joined the crabs from five to seven pm next Wednesday may twenty second as they unveil the twenty nineteen Kreso art fair on the bluff poster design enjoy. Bites complimentary beverages at this annual event in tandem with the poster reveal Michigan's great southwest sustainable. Business form will host green drinks a quarterly networking event. For professionals interested in sustainability recycling in green business. There will be brief remarks from the sustainable business form and Chrysler center at about five thirty Botha free and open to the public for more information on these are all Chrysler centre events or KC events. Those of us that are in the no, that's right. Call ninety three zero two seven one or visit Craigslist dot org. Now, Paul I know that you've been making some casting announcements recently for the go sleds inaugural season. Do you do you want to? Let us know who on the first Nick announced will we'll do the first show. We'll about the summer when things we've got most of the shows mostly cast, but the first show were already under hersal for the rob around musical the opens are season June thirteenth, the numbers of Madison County and first off I want to announce that we have six paid barely paid interns. That are coming to us this summer in with an LLC partnership. I think I can announce that now they'll be staying in the dorms Lake Michigan college and leading back and forth to the ghost light and those interns. We have one local kid who's a local boy done. Good, my stage manager interns as management production design honchos Vig from saga talk. He's finished first year LLC, he's one of the six and the other five four of them are singer performers girl named Fafa Schaffer from Issaquah Washington state, who's at rider university Westminster choir college in New Jersey, Carina cancer, who's actually from elmhurst, Illinois. But she goes to NYU Tisch. Zachary Myers, tenor from Arkadelphia, Arkansas and base Bertone from Rockwell Rockwall, Texas and Mike Brooks, and then in addition to those four performers soprano tenor and bass baritone, we have another production design scenic design props design, custom design intern for Melbourne Florida named prince raise so six interns are going to be on-site every day all day indentured servants and all that work in the theater and being in the shows out of the shows working backstage. It's a small sampling of what a bigger young artists summer stock program. Could look like yeah. But it's a start, and they're they're here. All summer all summer. It's awesome for them arrived tomorrow or whatever today is that. You're listening to this day more right next week. And couldn't be happier to have them fill out her shows. So now you hear some of the same names in our first cast of bridges of Madison County that runs June thirteen fourteen fifteen sixteen and second weekend of June twenty twenty one twenty two twenty three. All tickets are available immediately right now. Go at goes like go slight be h for Benton harbor dot com. Ghost light be h dot com. Get your tickets today. Tickets limited on the eighty five seats per show, eight o'clock Monday sorry, Thursday, Friday and

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"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Breaking Character

Breaking Character

07:57 min | 2 years ago

"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Breaking Character

"Franken. Not a recording on now that good. He's good. This story of Frankie Valli and the four seasons makes one night only tour stop at seven pm. Thursday may sixteenth at the mental center at Lake Michigan college in the final performance of the mental center main stage twenty eighteen twenty nineteen season. I recently caught up what Jonathan cable who portrays Nick Massi in the production. It to talk about the ship about show will just all of your favorite hits. How about Guardiola in seasons? You get kind of behind the scenes look at their actual live band got together. And some of the Negrete details. How it's you know, so business in this life is always more. It's backed up to me, you know, there there were some joins the mob. And and, you know, they're going up in New Jersey, and you know, some some debts that have paid, and you you get a sense of me. So he's like working class kind of guy. Came up maybe along by the cracks got out, but still had no one in old. And and you know, the fun. Fun dealing. The. Upon them. But actually because. For the die. But each for the unions gets the own sort of sexual narrowed. You all of their perspectives and their story. I'm sure and good for people in this. Tell me your platelet, right? Told me, Nick. Yes. Think mass. Bass player anything base in the group. And he did some of the arranging vocal arranging for the group all the on he'll Hughes exit of I leave so any ritual of Siemens eating and their names of all Catholics and ended up. The best. He can end up to like Lingle. Years. Got forgotten Holzer wasn't given. And he actually on the end of which is their long ago and. And. Your is kind of. The quiet. The kind of guy, and it's it's fun to get the play them because. You know, the other guys are stupid from it can come. And from the show, I kinda get the fly under the window. And and. In the second act where I'm at express. Been forgotten about. It's art. In host good about stepping into like this. Because I mean, obviously, you're musical Peter veteran, but Dino doing something like this is different than you know, fictional story. Like say, what that story on which I know you multi done her or, you know, Hello, Dolly, tell me what it's like for you to step in the shoes of real person, and and their responsibility there of getting it, right or your tummy to me your perch to that. Certainly a response to early. I don't know. I feel holding anybody like I I think I would feel as strongly about them to get right? If I was doing that story will it's almost it's no piece, but it's it's the same and different. I mean, what what I bring to it from my love the within the census, the kind of fame the facts events that we have to draw on kinda give me a clear rubric follow as opposed to kind of coming up with things on my own fictional. Hang on. Komo artistic listens with with story was driven servicing said. And we kind of you know, you have to organize. Exactly those. Yeah. That no for sure. It. A story, but I wasn't strenuous with his thirteen years. But I'm sure it's been rightly successful of. And now we just had so much to. Sure. Tell me about about this touring. Because obviously when you're you're taking a four one Broadway show like this in in, you know, after break down every night, two different. So tell me how you guys are are, you know, able to do that in in the intake, the ready to reach people, you know, gutsy me not be able to get to guide. Our some of the bigger cities where we're Cheryl is usually put on what's pool. Ball is really saying from beans cities and towns that don't get shows like this very often. And it's like we told you found Jairo and actions. Area. You know, these like in Weston chance of people, and you know, getting to see. So like is mill. I didn't. That's all it's worth out dogs and thrown new word. You know, inspire a generation of new actors or musicians or for all technicians. You know, getting into help in some very like you'll stand there and always been. Goes and. Eaton's rain prisoners knowledge. Smaller towns built that are working on bag lighting themselves in having a show from then is huge huge economic in. Towns and for the restaurants. So if you're on that so very as and. Not seen. Maybe surly Chris in all of you know, they live. That's when it becomes. Into some Charles.

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"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Breaking Character

Breaking Character

05:43 min | 2 years ago

"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Breaking Character

"Counters. And you know, I know recorded Jingle Bells for first thing. Everybody does their like got buy Jingle Bells from baton or their. I created do that was the one that was one that will and they had to all be jewel on. I didn't. I just nobody can be. You know, she'll spend Christmas record. Nobody can be early. Love singing this on. He can be being Crosby. You know? What? I mean. There you go. There's no reason to revisit some of it has to be that. And then also I just didn't want to cram up on of schmaltz down. Somebody throw there's complex nearly devotion this holiday trim, you know, especially when you're little kid from you know, complete and total ecstatic joy team. Utter disappointment in fishing, so things. In the record in honestly with a image. To to get back to the beans. Root of doing pretty purist. John being rock and roll moon stuff. And it was some of the most fun either have record. It's harder had writing record. Van has made it on back bad kid. Famous hotel in what? Thank miss on. No. And then. About the record before that. We're just gonna twenty seventeen tell me tell me about what you know. That was here. I think third studio album under by heart and fill took about that. Because you know, you had had successful I team and. And several to me you hell that maybe -pected guys of the what you went to do for that project. Record ways. Kind of. Also challenge because I just their writing songs that mood fit anywhere on the first records. I was hyper aware of the fact that I wasn't. Songs that were coming out weren't. Like anything else? The role was expected in. Really kind of difficult bird trying to get that train and made in so many ways than that. You know couple of twelve. A lot of money wasted and ended up recording studio that's not even a function studio recording. Our sees the which probably one of the most important locations in American popular music, but they've been a museum, and I don't know if years anyway, they have cores every day, but we had to load in any backtrack a little bit in order to even get in there. I I really let her just to kind of a letter to the country did hall thing. Get record in there knowing that there's no way it'd be like somebody saying can I bring my easel from paint into you know. After Kolding and paint and their Redmond thing. So. Just that the party. You're going to pull phones. Okay. So after the indoors, call we'd go in night and town Walker so men and before tunes we in the morning, and then completely tear down. We set the room for the tourism morning. So it was not the usual which record pay. But if you're in there, the staff is like, you know, nothing really going on here because it's your record. We won't tell anybody. We did it is kinda like straight day being this really inspiring place that has full of so much history. We should record. You know, we started off kennel make record sounds like maybe a, you know, something that was made here in the sixties or something. Louder and funnier and. Seemed almost like please. Go some loans wanted to get. Said. Become visible or something all those years and her somebody could compete at like at the time, and they can meet their peak cutting edge. So maybe just a spirited this. This. In me. Listen. In a hot, drew. And in now. Uninvited required. Your the? Records

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"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Breaking Character

Breaking Character

07:26 min | 2 years ago

"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Breaking Character

"Some. Tell me a couple of times to put it in the LifeZette that maybe you can hear when you here in in town. Well, can you problems? Claim mostly party already. But we we haven't telling us line almost everywhere, which is not a party. It's called good thing. And it's wall, and I wrote it wrote it the week after I got home from spending kind of gay like fiddlers thing. Mention in south West Virginia southwestern Virginia to be more specific. And that little is always really roots me and. Musically. I mean, and I am seriously. And I wrote we saw I writing it. I was thinking, you know, there's void in my head. This is this is not going to be something for the band. And then we cleaner. I got Joe the same harmony all the way through the whole song and then to ban, but he is definitely more favorites. I think it's one that people come up to the show and say, hey, what record is a big thing on the old. It's not sorry. So that's good. That's really good to have people responding to like that. Yeah. And then you mentioned that Josh Morad. So. Have you found a permanent replacement or even has been subbing? What's happening there? We had a show. I can't call them permanent yet because. Logistics here. But we have we have had our Steve daily plan with us. And he has been such a good job. We've been having so much fun. It's hard, but you know after playing for five years but Josh for five years. It was hard to imagine what it would be like different player, but I have to say it's been a real pleasure. And and it's been creating like you energy. I think the whole band like the way that he plays inspired me to sing for you know, freezing differently. Try to front melodies on things. And that's what was exciting. And you know, the more newness that can be brought old songs. I think better. So Steve will be with us in the short him off because he'd really really. Wickson? Day in. Have you know, how is motherhood affected your songwriting if at all have been as cheating respective at all when you're when you're writing songs. Yeah. I haven't been writing out much totally. I think I'm just about to enter new writing. Phase. I always do this. Jeremy I deserve takes times thing time off from writing writing is. And I think we've talked about this before. But for the sake of talk cast, and anyone who does not follow every word between you and I. You know, I think. Writing an act of self reflection and in order for me to have I I need to spend checks of my life where I'm not really reflecting. And I'm just experiencing and that I can that I can sort of follow that with the phaser. I'm, you know, really looking at okay, who am I now how is how Mike Sirius' seeks me changed me? And what is that mean? And and so I think I'm about to enter as reflective face. But I really just been living for a while. That has been a joy, nor gene stuff is in the party line. Or the barbecue blues bluegrass stage on two pm next Jerry talk fest. Headliner JD, McPherson, whose music is largely rooted in the rock, rockabilly and rhythm and blues music of nineteen fifties JD spoke about what fans can expect to hear when he plays this holiday or kind of did. A mix of everything. We sometimes like when you go on long to live to go over. So that we kinda speak with because we have a lot of. Cues? Meaning that we not have any here than show. There's usually some needed happening pretty much all the time. So when songs over Unisphere. Swapping insurance out or something like that something else happening somewhere. So we do current tend to author the little did but Langley been expanded a little bit. I would say when we place inches. If it's going to be kind of nice nice healthy mix of all the records, minus the Christmas record, baby. Every now. Speaking of that when the talk about latest release, which I believe the FOX right on the left new member to me coming bit about that recording and went what was kinda goal going in. What were some of the things that were on your mind as you're reading? Thongs in in. What did you to convey with this project? I wouldn't know I would say probably since the first years live spin of being and people were suggest in some Chris material and they wanna. Thing wanna feel some Starbucks. They wanna feel from, you know, some trips to the mall, and I really to ones on and okay, actually fell Starbucks. But and I was like undone, and I wanna do it anymore. I live Christmas, but I don't I don't not interested in making full record. And then that's to last year in actually couple of years ago, and one of my those Niccolo made they record that was a holiday record. But it was completely flipped on a year. And it was kind of a really smart record. And like really hit been smart. And it's interesting Sanjoy food, and within any really, I think he did some covers million skier covers or covers are maybe people haven't heard in a very long time. So it seemed like I. Album. And so I really want that Wecker to walk in. So started kind of think about it a little bit. Well in the final good make a record 'cause there's tiny year wrote that would be in. That would be. Trope? It's more on what not to do. And so that kind of started the whole idea almost like a personal orange to. Gee, what could happen year in? Counters.

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"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Breaking Character

Breaking Character

06:43 min | 2 years ago

"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Breaking Character

"Has been Shelby. X rays. Jeremy lamb, Paul. We both have a passion for the vigilant forming art share that it's slightly different ways, I'm recovering print journalists. Specializing in everything music fists, and I'm an operatic. Tenor. Eater director producer came home to help nurture the next generation of local talent right here in southwest. Michigan this show that not only gives you behind the scenes look in the south west. Michigan's are sitting team it seen invites you into the conversations. Welcome to breaking care. Breaking character. Brought you by Lake Michigan college to go slight theater pres- center, heiress gallery, arts and culture centre, the twin city players and the Mason jar cafe this. This. Hello. And welcome to episode ninety seven breaking character recorded from the federal building and the Benton harbor district. Jerem rebound, fig Leo, and I'm Paul Mao episode seven nine two seven you better watch out better hold my beer 'cause I'm gonna take you to the old town road and be the rest iris and got her Susan's. Plaque. I don't think we have the rights for that song play along. That's the mood. I'm in. Let's take in the bag while we're talking about it. We got some blues barbecue bluegrass. Right right into it. It's right. Of course. So ninety seven wouldn't be complete without some Amy's APL plug gray. Exactly as of course last week. You heard our friend ABC APL exactly as the executive director of St. Joe today. Talk about the seventh annual barbecue blues and bluegrass all day music borough and feed event. Well, it takes place this weekend, the Saturday noon to eight pm at whirlpools intending park. So this week we turn to seven the musical acts themselves this year's lineup. Features the special consensus, Nora Jane Struthers in the party line shea, Apache patch Appalachia at bow cheese them. Yeah. Like Appalachian, go back and episode and see way Appalachian. Yeah. To make it and headliner JD McPherson. Erased are sorry for that dupe. I'm not trying to. Yeah. I just caught up with my friend or Jane Struthers, Nashville based musician. Who has long made southwest? Michigan a regular tour. Stop to talk about playing her very first barbecue blues and bluegrass events and newest in decidedly youngest member of the party line crew. Her new daughter, really great Paul that we had her. She this week little girl. Her name is Annabel. Jane? She's be shied Naito next weekend. She's I think we should. Are your mental? But but yeah, we're not as. Ever have before. And just feel really really good now. She's good baby. Are you breaking her in these? It's definitely a learning process for everybody involved. But but yeah, she actually pretty well. It's really like flying. That's favorite hang on in time. But working out the car thing. Three till you're you are coming up for barbecue believes bluegrass, obviously the plant this area lot for. But this is the first time at this festival. Tell me tell me. Taking part in this ending up doing mcchrystal's. So. How does that kind of change the set list, and and and then being able to do with here in in the area? That's really responded to you guys as well. Yeah. In tortured, I'm psyched, we definitely want the best parts of the job. And if you know kill job all so badly, and yeah, I'm up there in summer. I feel to me like but harbor summer yet, it's still spring, but he asked me up here a lot in the fall and winter for some reading grows here getting signed experience the region, and the I mean how do these for half there yet down here along the spring? But you know, we were just up in Arbor with toxic. And it was not a string. It depends on the day here in Michigan some days, it feels like spring some days, you know, like impossible to bring a little bit of everything pilot. So. You hasn't been working on new album? Tell me Comey would've been about about that. And when we might expect it to be released. Have done recorded it in November when I was eight months pregnant, and I was like only a little worried of reduced lung capacity. Went into the studio turned out turn out fine. They're really well. The band kind of farewell album to our Qatar player. Josh who has been with us for five years, and he is taking stock to focus on full-time anti pipeline activist community in Virginia. So you know, I wanted to read playing my knee songs together for several months, and I was looking I don't want. I don't want not capture this. You know, everything that we have always. Out to special. So we went in. I don't know in a lot of ways that we've ever done. And I think other you know. You know, my manager has heard it, and she's she's on that on that page we've ever done. So you know, it's got to have. Have full perspective of. But I will say I think the ban sounds are gonna ever on it, and that's awesome. So hopefully the next next year. I don't know let's see of the new commit to offer that much. Some.

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"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Fresh Air

Fresh Air

01:36 min | 3 years ago

"nora jane struthers" Discussed on Fresh Air

"Ito lira lives happening year this is what's involved in getting water for the table you know this is how nice people can be or how gentle or a complicated oil it just seems to me the more you are able to show people's everyday lives often as they revolve around food and daily tasks when something happens in the news you have a better idea who who were talking about here anthony boarding thanks so much it's been fine thank you anthony boarding series parts unknown is now in its ten th season on cnn and he has a new documentary about food waste cold wasted coming up kentucky reviews the new album from singersongwriter nora jane struthers this is fresh air this is peter sehgal many years ago we began wait wait don't tell me with a dream that if we treated the news as if it were completely ridiculous sunday become completely ridiculous we just can't making rude remarks and dumped jokes eventually the wilbur change so that rude jokes are in fact now the best way to talk about it at least to say it worked join us for wait don't tell me the news quiz that tells it like it really is on the npr one app or wherever you listen to pocket the nashvillebased singersongwriter nor a gene struthers has a new album called champion rock critic ken tucker says the collection is her most personal and accessible to date and catalysts meaning.

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