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11 Things with Leigh Jones

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11 Things with Leigh Jones is a free music interview podcast! Leigh interviews musicians from all over the country working in a wide array of genres, from the folk-singing troubadour to the aspiring Broadway composer. Questions/comments/suggestions? Write to 11thingspod@gmail.com

Latest Episodes

Episode 60: John Gallagher, Jr.

John Gallagher, Jr. is a NYC-based musician and actor. He released his debut solo record, Six Day Hurricane, in 2016. He has numerous film and TV credits, including a lead role on HBO's The Newsroom, and has starred on Broadway in musicals and plays, having earned a Tony award for his performance in Spring Awakening at the age of 22. Listen in as John discusses his Delaware roots, his influences from Springsteen to Ryan Adams to Green Day, and the balancing act between his acting career and musical pursuits.twitter.com/JohnGallagherJr

53 MIN2017 AUG 23
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Episode 60: John Gallagher, Jr.

Episode 59: Frankie Boots

Frankie Boots is an Americana singer-songwriter from Northern California, currently residing in New Orleans. He has two full-length albums with his band, Frankie Boots and the County Line, and released his debut solo record, "Pagan Ranch," in December of 2016. Listen in as Frank reveals his real name, talks about being ready for inspiration when it strikes, and the rewards and challenges of relocating across the country. www.frankiebootsmusic.com

66 MIN2017 JUL 25
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Episode 59: Frankie Boots

Episode 58: Justin Levine

Justin Levine is a NYC-based composer, writer, performer, music director, and arranger. His wide range of credits include serving as the music director for and performing in the Broadway musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Love's Labour's Lost at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Listen in as Justin discusses growing up in a musical family on Long Island, his freshman year piano man gig, and some of the lessons he's learned in working closely with David Byrne. www.justinlevineonline.com

48 MIN2017 MAY 18
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Episode 58: Justin Levine

Episode 57: Sean O'Neill

Sean O'Neill is a Portland, OR-based musician, songwriter, and cartoonist. His band, Otis Heat, has toured the U.S. extensively, and his cartoons have been featured in The New Yorker and The Harvard Business Review, among other publications. Listen in as Sean talks about growing up in suburban Maryland, the many forms and paths his creativity has taken, andhow a bullying incident led to his best childhood friendship. www.seanoneillmaterial.com

64 MIN2017 MAR 28
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Episode 57: Sean O'Neill

Episode 56: Jans Ingber

Jans Ingber is a Portland, OR-based singer, songwriter, and percussionist. Jans recently parted ways with his longtime band, The Motet, after 17 years of touringto spend more time at home and to focus on a new project, Jans Ingber's Funk Fellowship. Listen in as Jans recounts his momentous first encounter with Stevie Wonder's "Innervisions," talks about the wide variety of music his parents exposed him to, and how he now relates with his three school-aged children through music.www.facebook.com/FunkFellowship

70 MIN2017 FEB 1
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Episode 56: Jans Ingber

Episode 55: Annalisa Tornfelt

Annalisa Tornfelt is a songwriter and musician originally from Alaska and now based in Portland, OR. She is known for being the singer and fiddle player for Black Prairie (with members of The Decemberists). Her 2015 solo release, The Number 8, was recorded during the month of August, on an 8-track recorder, in the span of eight hours. She often performs with her musical siblings as Annalisa Tornfelt and the Tornfelt Sisters. www.annalisatornfelt.com

64 MIN2016 OCT 26
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Episode 55: Annalisa Tornfelt

Episode 54: Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons

Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons are an American roots duo based in Seattle. They won the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN in January 2016, coming in first place out of 94 acts from 16 different countries. Their two albums, The North Wind and the Sun and Take Yo Time, represent a broad range of pre-war American music, frompre-blues a cappella field hollers, fiddle and banjo breakdowns, and duet distillations of early jazz. www.benjoemusic.com

72 MIN2016 OCT 19
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Episode 54: Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons

Episode 53: Kate Ferber

Kate Ferber is a NYC based musician and songwriter. Her one-woman original show One Child Born, The Music of Laura Nyro has been widely acclaimed in New York and beyond. Shestarred inGhost Brothers of Darkland County, written by John Mellencamp and Stephen King, with musical direction by renowned producer T Bone Burnett.Her forthcoming solo albumis entitled The Great Thaw, and singles from the record can be found on her website: www.kateferber.com

58 MIN2016 OCT 10
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Episode 53: Kate Ferber

Episode 52: The Bengsons

The Bengsons are a married duo based in NYC. They've written an indie folk opera, had their music featured on the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance, and just earlier this month they embarkedupon a brand new project...parenthood! Listen in as Shaun and Abigail Bengson discuss their respective musical roots and influences, what it's like to be romantically involved with your music partner and musically involved with your romantic partner, working with renowned dancer/choreographer Sonya Tayeh, and so much more. www.bengsons.com

49 MIN2016 SEP 28
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Episode 52: The Bengsons

Episode 51: Tommy Alexander

Tommy Alexander is a Portland, OR based indie folk singer-songwriter. His upcoming album, Old News, is scheduled for release on March 23, 2016. Listen in as Tommy discusses working with producer Mike Coykendall (of other notable acts such as M. Ward, She and Him, Blitzen Trapper, and Bright Eyes) on the new record, opening for Michael McDonald, his former life as a pro baseball hopeful, and founding an artist collective in Burlington, Vermont. www.tommyalexander.com

56 MIN2016 MAR 22
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Episode 51: Tommy Alexander

Latest Episodes

Episode 60: John Gallagher, Jr.

John Gallagher, Jr. is a NYC-based musician and actor. He released his debut solo record, Six Day Hurricane, in 2016. He has numerous film and TV credits, including a lead role on HBO's The Newsroom, and has starred on Broadway in musicals and plays, having earned a Tony award for his performance in Spring Awakening at the age of 22. Listen in as John discusses his Delaware roots, his influences from Springsteen to Ryan Adams to Green Day, and the balancing act between his acting career and musical pursuits.twitter.com/JohnGallagherJr

53 MIN2017 AUG 23
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Episode 60: John Gallagher, Jr.

Episode 59: Frankie Boots

Frankie Boots is an Americana singer-songwriter from Northern California, currently residing in New Orleans. He has two full-length albums with his band, Frankie Boots and the County Line, and released his debut solo record, "Pagan Ranch," in December of 2016. Listen in as Frank reveals his real name, talks about being ready for inspiration when it strikes, and the rewards and challenges of relocating across the country. www.frankiebootsmusic.com

66 MIN2017 JUL 25
Comments
Episode 59: Frankie Boots

Episode 58: Justin Levine

Justin Levine is a NYC-based composer, writer, performer, music director, and arranger. His wide range of credits include serving as the music director for and performing in the Broadway musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Love's Labour's Lost at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. Listen in as Justin discusses growing up in a musical family on Long Island, his freshman year piano man gig, and some of the lessons he's learned in working closely with David Byrne. www.justinlevineonline.com

48 MIN2017 MAY 18
Comments
Episode 58: Justin Levine

Episode 57: Sean O'Neill

Sean O'Neill is a Portland, OR-based musician, songwriter, and cartoonist. His band, Otis Heat, has toured the U.S. extensively, and his cartoons have been featured in The New Yorker and The Harvard Business Review, among other publications. Listen in as Sean talks about growing up in suburban Maryland, the many forms and paths his creativity has taken, andhow a bullying incident led to his best childhood friendship. www.seanoneillmaterial.com

64 MIN2017 MAR 28
Comments
Episode 57: Sean O'Neill

Episode 56: Jans Ingber

Jans Ingber is a Portland, OR-based singer, songwriter, and percussionist. Jans recently parted ways with his longtime band, The Motet, after 17 years of touringto spend more time at home and to focus on a new project, Jans Ingber's Funk Fellowship. Listen in as Jans recounts his momentous first encounter with Stevie Wonder's "Innervisions," talks about the wide variety of music his parents exposed him to, and how he now relates with his three school-aged children through music.www.facebook.com/FunkFellowship

70 MIN2017 FEB 1
Comments
Episode 56: Jans Ingber

Episode 55: Annalisa Tornfelt

Annalisa Tornfelt is a songwriter and musician originally from Alaska and now based in Portland, OR. She is known for being the singer and fiddle player for Black Prairie (with members of The Decemberists). Her 2015 solo release, The Number 8, was recorded during the month of August, on an 8-track recorder, in the span of eight hours. She often performs with her musical siblings as Annalisa Tornfelt and the Tornfelt Sisters. www.annalisatornfelt.com

64 MIN2016 OCT 26
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Episode 55: Annalisa Tornfelt

Episode 54: Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons

Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons are an American roots duo based in Seattle. They won the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN in January 2016, coming in first place out of 94 acts from 16 different countries. Their two albums, The North Wind and the Sun and Take Yo Time, represent a broad range of pre-war American music, frompre-blues a cappella field hollers, fiddle and banjo breakdowns, and duet distillations of early jazz. www.benjoemusic.com

72 MIN2016 OCT 19
Comments
Episode 54: Ben Hunter & Joe Seamons

Episode 53: Kate Ferber

Kate Ferber is a NYC based musician and songwriter. Her one-woman original show One Child Born, The Music of Laura Nyro has been widely acclaimed in New York and beyond. Shestarred inGhost Brothers of Darkland County, written by John Mellencamp and Stephen King, with musical direction by renowned producer T Bone Burnett.Her forthcoming solo albumis entitled The Great Thaw, and singles from the record can be found on her website: www.kateferber.com

58 MIN2016 OCT 10
Comments
Episode 53: Kate Ferber

Episode 52: The Bengsons

The Bengsons are a married duo based in NYC. They've written an indie folk opera, had their music featured on the hit TV show So You Think You Can Dance, and just earlier this month they embarkedupon a brand new project...parenthood! Listen in as Shaun and Abigail Bengson discuss their respective musical roots and influences, what it's like to be romantically involved with your music partner and musically involved with your romantic partner, working with renowned dancer/choreographer Sonya Tayeh, and so much more. www.bengsons.com

49 MIN2016 SEP 28
Comments
Episode 52: The Bengsons

Episode 51: Tommy Alexander

Tommy Alexander is a Portland, OR based indie folk singer-songwriter. His upcoming album, Old News, is scheduled for release on March 23, 2016. Listen in as Tommy discusses working with producer Mike Coykendall (of other notable acts such as M. Ward, She and Him, Blitzen Trapper, and Bright Eyes) on the new record, opening for Michael McDonald, his former life as a pro baseball hopeful, and founding an artist collective in Burlington, Vermont. www.tommyalexander.com

56 MIN2016 MAR 22
Comments
Episode 51: Tommy Alexander
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