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Maia is a songwriter, artist, producer, and podcast host based in New York City. She's also a singer, multi-instrumentalist and frequent tinkerer, who has spent time in Haiti and Colombia studying folkloric music and drumming. She has spent the past decade-plus riding her bike around Brooklyn, interviewing your new favorite bands for BTR, making show posters, befriending street cats, making records, touring the country, and filming everything along the way.Maia can frequently be found playing around town -- and elsewhere -- with her latest musical projects, or playing various instruments while on tour with Mirah. In addition to hosting BTR Live Studio and Mutual Core, Maia has contributed to Tom Tom Magazine and Homoground.com, among others. Previously for BTR, Maia has produced and hosted The Folk Wave and Second XI podcasts.She has interviewed over 800 artists for BTR.

Latest Episodes

Farewell, Episode 6

"Listeners, thank you for fourteen years. Artists, thank you. BTR colleagues, thank you for everything. Stay healthy, keep creating. Signing off - Maia 00:00 - Thanks and Farewell 03:25 - Skiss 1 (2014) - Alice Boman 06:16 - Interview - Alice Boman 10:23 - Maia 12:43 - Introduction to Baeb Rxxth 13:35 - Gutter (2015) - Baeb Rxxth 18:29 - Interview - Baeb Rxxth 24:40 - Maia 25:32 - Night Walker - Ghost Funk Orchestra 28:08 - Interview - Ghost Funk Orchestra 30:35 - Boneyard Baile - Ghost Funk Orchestra 33:51 - Maia 35:06 - Tick Tock (2013) - Celestial Shore 37:38 - Same Old Cult Story (2013) - Celestial Shore 40:09 - Interview - Celestial Shore 44:23 - Maia 45:34 - Upright Behavior - Landlady 48:57 - Interview - Landlady 54:31 - Maia 55:45 - Interview - Honey Cutt 57:55 - Outro 58:41 - Finish "

58 minJUN 30
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Farewell, Episode 6

Farewell, Episode 5

"It's almost the end, folks. On today's show, I'm revisiting moments in the studio with Jo Schornikow, Air Waves, Liz Vice, Worriers, and Miwi La Lupa. 00:00 - Farewell, Episode 5 01:23 - Incomplete (2019) - Jo Schornikow 04:34 - Interview - Jo Schornikow 07:32 - Maia 08:28 - Horse Race (2015) - Air Waves 11:28 - Interview - Air Waves 16:20 - Maia 17:34 - Enclosed By You (2015) - Liz Vice 22:11 - Interview - Liz Vice 32:00 - Maia 32:35 - Cruel Optimist (2015) - Worriers 34:43 - Interview - Worriers 45:10 - Maia 46:39 - Radio (2014) - Miwi La Lupa 50:49 - Interview (2014) - Miwi La Lupa 55:35 - Maia 55:59 - Interview (2016) - Miwi La Lupa 62:06 - Outro 62:41 - Finish "

62 minJUN 26
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Farewell, Episode 5

Farewell, Episode 4

"Hi. On today's episode, the fourth of six goodbye episodes, I reminisce some more about my fourteen years at BTR, and revisit moments with Amy O, Dar Williams, Vagabon, Lina Tullgren, Sophie B.Hawkins, and Tom Brosseau. 00:00 - Farewell, Episode 4 01:44 - Introduction to Amy O 02:10 - Lavender Night (2017) - Amy O 03:50 - Sunday Meal (2017) - Amy O 06:08 - Interview - Amy O 09:24 - Maia 12:18 - Buzzer (2015) - Dar Williams 14:59 - Interview - Dar Williams 17:23 - Maia 18:33 - Cold Apartment (2017) - Vagabon 21:33 - Interview - Vagabon 25:15 - Maia 26:52 - Fitchburg State (2017) - Lina Tullgren 30:23 - Interview - Lina Tullgren 35:21 - Maia 36:42 - Interview - Sophie B. Hawkins 38:35 - Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover (2015) - Sophie B. Hawkins 45:06 - Maia 47:04 - Love High John The Conqueror Root (2015) - Tom Brosseau 49:54 - Interview (2015) - Tom Brosseau 55:18 - Maia 56:03 - Interview (2016) - Tom Brosseau 58:32 - Outro 59:30 - Finish "

--JUN 23
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Farewell, Episode 4

Farewell, Episode 3

"Hello friends, on today's episode, I reminisce about past sessions with Heliotropes, Orenda Fink, sad13, Shilpa Ray, and Thelma & The Sleaze. 00:00 - Farewell, Episode 3 03:45 - Psalms (2012) - Heliotropes 07:54 - Interview (2012) - Heliotropes 14:45 - Maia 15:19 - Interview (2016) - Heliotropes 17:39 - Maia 18:43 - Introduction to Orenda Fink 19:11 - Why Is The Night Sad (2015) - Orenda Fink 21:56 - Interview - Orenda Fink 25:30 - Maia 26:20 - The Devil In U (2017) - sad13 30:05 - Interview - sad13 33:23 - Maia 36:33 - Northern Soul (2014) - Shilpa Ray 40:14 - Interview - Shilpa Ray 47:25 - Maia 48:23 - Hot Steam (2017) - Thelma & The Sleaze 54:05 - Interview - Thelma & The Sleaze 59:53 - Outro 60:34 - Finish "

--JUN 19
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Farewell, Episode 3

Episode 23 // What I Love About Music

"On today's show, the last episode of Mutual Core, I'm remembering what I love about music. 00:00 - Mutual Core 02:57 - Pelo Cucu - Lido Pimienta 07:07 - the book on how to change part II - Hand Habits 13:11 - Lose Your Love - Dirty Projectors 15:58 - Mutual Core 16:35 - Muy Muy Chico - Juan Wauters 18:45 - Given Our Good Life - Luke Temple 24:41 - Es Is (Live on BTR) - Zenizen 27:33 - Mutual Core 27:48 - Young People Are The Future - The Good Ones 30:43 - Rational Animal - Thao & The Get Down Stay Down 34:57 - Compelled - Land of Talk 38:08 - Ataraxia - Sufjan Stevens and Lowell Brams 39:19 - Hope We Meet Again - Laura Marling 43:04 - Mutual Core 43:42 - Quiero Que Me Salves (preludio feat. Rafael Cassiain Cassiani) - Lido Pimienta 46:16 - Mutual Core 46:21 - Watching Thus, The Heron Is All Pool - Bibio 49:03 - Outro 52:17 - A Pure Answer To A Pure Question - Aviva Jaye 59:07 - Finish "

--JUN 17
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Episode 23 // What I Love About Music

Farewell, Episode 2

"In the second of six farewell episodes, I reminisce and revisit some truly special sessions from the past, including interviews with Des Ark, Courtney Barnett, and Fred Thomas. 00:00 - Goodbye 2 02:12 - Unfading Flower (2015) - Fred Thomas 05:30 - Interview - Fred Thomas 10:26 - Maia 11:09 - Interview - Fred Thomas 15:08 - Maia 16:22 - Play Nice (2020) - Skylar Gudasz 18:55 - Interview - Skylar Gudasz 22:53 - Maia 24:10 - Introduction to Courtney Barnett 24:42 - Canned Tomatoes (2013) - Courtney Barnett 27:50 - Interview - Skylar Gudasz 29:36 - Maia 31:15 - Introduction to Des Ark 31:39 - 50 Shades Of Shitbags (2015) - Des Ark 37:11 - Interview - Des Ark 50:45 - Maia 52:34 - Coming Back Home (2017) - De’Wayne Jackson 56:32 - Interview (2017) - De’Wayne Jackson 58:35 - Maia 59:03 - Lost (2017) - Emel 66:43 - Interview - Emel 68:54 - Outro 69:31 - Finish "

--JUN 16
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Farewell, Episode 2

Farewell, Episode 1

"Well, friends, all good things must come to an end. After fourteen twisting and turning years and interviews with some 1400+ artists, I have decided to move on from BTR. Today's episode, along with the next 5 episodes, will contain my goodbyes. Please join me as I revisit memories and sessions from the past decade. Today's show looks back at performances and conversations with Dan Mangan, Vandana, Adia Victoria, Becca Mancari, gobbinjr, and Rose Cousins. 00:00 - Goodbye 1 05:24 - Oh Fortune (2011) - Dan Mangan 08:50 - Interview (2011) - Dan Mangan 11:47 - Maia 12:45 - Race To The Bottom (2016) - Dan Mangan 15:50 - Interview (2016) - Dan Mangan 16:51 - Maia 17:39 - Salt Land (2019) - Vandana 22:47 - Interview (2019) - Vandana 25:10 - Maia 26:11 - Sea Of sand (2016) - Adia Victoria 33:18 - Interview - Adia Victoria 36:03 - Maia 37:20 - Arizona Fire (2017) - Becca Mancari 42:24 - Interview (2017) - Becca Mancari 44:32 - Maia 45:22 - undies (2017) - gobbinjr 49:45 - Interview (2017) - ...

--JUN 12
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Farewell, Episode 1

Nana Grizol At Home

"Today’s show features a conversation with Theo Hilton, front person of Athens, GA band Nana Grizol, along with a socially distanced live performance of the song "Autumn" from the band. Their new album, South Somewhere Else, will be released on June 26 from Arrowhawk Records and Don Giovanni. As recommended in today’s episode, check out Southerners On New Ground. [youtube]https://youtu.be/EiZrlxvCZBw[/youtube] 00:00 - Nana Grizol At Home 01:26 - Conversation with Theo Hilton 06:58 - Autumn - Nana Grizol 09:34 - Conversation with Theo Hilton 26:11 - Outro 26:50 - Finish "

--JUN 9
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Nana Grizol At Home

Black Lives Matter

"Black Lives Matter. Visit Bandcamp to purchase music from the artists featured on today's show, and check out the list of artists and labels who are contributing their proceeds to organizations in support of racial justice. On June 19th, Bandcamp will donate their share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Click to support the artists you've heard on today's show: Maneka Shormey Proper. Zenizen Saint Mela 00:00 - BTR Live Studio 01:18 - Never Nowhere - Maneka 05:07 - Interview - Maneka 07:17 - Positive - Maneka 12:14 - Boogie Island - Shormey 16:10 - Interview - Shormey 19:12 - Cruise! - Shormey 23:23 - Lime Green Jheri Curl - Proper. 27:11 - Interview - Proper. 28:28 - Toby - Proper. 31:42 - Interview - Proper. 33:31 - Es Is - Zenizen 36:20 - Interview - Zenizen 39:38 - Follow The Leader - Zenizen 44:34 - Interview - Zenizen 47:47 - Sway - Saint Mela 53:13 - Interview - Saint Mela 62:01 - First Bloom - Saint Mela 66:12 - Interview - Saint Mela 70:17 - Outro 70:45 - Finish "

--JUN 5
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Black Lives Matter

Episode 22 // Restless

"Hi. On today's show, Maia catches up with BTR's own J McVay about demonstrations in Austin, what post COVID movie-going may look like, being a New Yorker away from New York in 2020, and moving his songwriter's series online, among other things. We also listen to new tracks from Deerhoof, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, and more. 00:00 - Mutual Core 03:09 - The Loved One - Deerhoof 05:47 - Conversation with J McVay 14:30 - Phenom - Thao & The Get Down Stay Down 17:08 - Conversation with J McVay 34:58 - Moth - Cassowary 38:29 - Conversation with J McVay 56:30 - Outro 57:14 - Life Is Hard - The Good Ones 60:53 - Finish "

--JUN 3
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Episode 22 // Restless

Latest Episodes

Farewell, Episode 6

"Listeners, thank you for fourteen years. Artists, thank you. BTR colleagues, thank you for everything. Stay healthy, keep creating. Signing off - Maia 00:00 - Thanks and Farewell 03:25 - Skiss 1 (2014) - Alice Boman 06:16 - Interview - Alice Boman 10:23 - Maia 12:43 - Introduction to Baeb Rxxth 13:35 - Gutter (2015) - Baeb Rxxth 18:29 - Interview - Baeb Rxxth 24:40 - Maia 25:32 - Night Walker - Ghost Funk Orchestra 28:08 - Interview - Ghost Funk Orchestra 30:35 - Boneyard Baile - Ghost Funk Orchestra 33:51 - Maia 35:06 - Tick Tock (2013) - Celestial Shore 37:38 - Same Old Cult Story (2013) - Celestial Shore 40:09 - Interview - Celestial Shore 44:23 - Maia 45:34 - Upright Behavior - Landlady 48:57 - Interview - Landlady 54:31 - Maia 55:45 - Interview - Honey Cutt 57:55 - Outro 58:41 - Finish "

58 minJUN 30
Comments
Farewell, Episode 6

Farewell, Episode 5

"It's almost the end, folks. On today's show, I'm revisiting moments in the studio with Jo Schornikow, Air Waves, Liz Vice, Worriers, and Miwi La Lupa. 00:00 - Farewell, Episode 5 01:23 - Incomplete (2019) - Jo Schornikow 04:34 - Interview - Jo Schornikow 07:32 - Maia 08:28 - Horse Race (2015) - Air Waves 11:28 - Interview - Air Waves 16:20 - Maia 17:34 - Enclosed By You (2015) - Liz Vice 22:11 - Interview - Liz Vice 32:00 - Maia 32:35 - Cruel Optimist (2015) - Worriers 34:43 - Interview - Worriers 45:10 - Maia 46:39 - Radio (2014) - Miwi La Lupa 50:49 - Interview (2014) - Miwi La Lupa 55:35 - Maia 55:59 - Interview (2016) - Miwi La Lupa 62:06 - Outro 62:41 - Finish "

62 minJUN 26
Comments
Farewell, Episode 5

Farewell, Episode 4

"Hi. On today's episode, the fourth of six goodbye episodes, I reminisce some more about my fourteen years at BTR, and revisit moments with Amy O, Dar Williams, Vagabon, Lina Tullgren, Sophie B.Hawkins, and Tom Brosseau. 00:00 - Farewell, Episode 4 01:44 - Introduction to Amy O 02:10 - Lavender Night (2017) - Amy O 03:50 - Sunday Meal (2017) - Amy O 06:08 - Interview - Amy O 09:24 - Maia 12:18 - Buzzer (2015) - Dar Williams 14:59 - Interview - Dar Williams 17:23 - Maia 18:33 - Cold Apartment (2017) - Vagabon 21:33 - Interview - Vagabon 25:15 - Maia 26:52 - Fitchburg State (2017) - Lina Tullgren 30:23 - Interview - Lina Tullgren 35:21 - Maia 36:42 - Interview - Sophie B. Hawkins 38:35 - Damn, I Wish I Was Your Lover (2015) - Sophie B. Hawkins 45:06 - Maia 47:04 - Love High John The Conqueror Root (2015) - Tom Brosseau 49:54 - Interview (2015) - Tom Brosseau 55:18 - Maia 56:03 - Interview (2016) - Tom Brosseau 58:32 - Outro 59:30 - Finish "

--JUN 23
Comments
Farewell, Episode 4

Farewell, Episode 3

"Hello friends, on today's episode, I reminisce about past sessions with Heliotropes, Orenda Fink, sad13, Shilpa Ray, and Thelma & The Sleaze. 00:00 - Farewell, Episode 3 03:45 - Psalms (2012) - Heliotropes 07:54 - Interview (2012) - Heliotropes 14:45 - Maia 15:19 - Interview (2016) - Heliotropes 17:39 - Maia 18:43 - Introduction to Orenda Fink 19:11 - Why Is The Night Sad (2015) - Orenda Fink 21:56 - Interview - Orenda Fink 25:30 - Maia 26:20 - The Devil In U (2017) - sad13 30:05 - Interview - sad13 33:23 - Maia 36:33 - Northern Soul (2014) - Shilpa Ray 40:14 - Interview - Shilpa Ray 47:25 - Maia 48:23 - Hot Steam (2017) - Thelma & The Sleaze 54:05 - Interview - Thelma & The Sleaze 59:53 - Outro 60:34 - Finish "

--JUN 19
Comments
Farewell, Episode 3

Episode 23 // What I Love About Music

"On today's show, the last episode of Mutual Core, I'm remembering what I love about music. 00:00 - Mutual Core 02:57 - Pelo Cucu - Lido Pimienta 07:07 - the book on how to change part II - Hand Habits 13:11 - Lose Your Love - Dirty Projectors 15:58 - Mutual Core 16:35 - Muy Muy Chico - Juan Wauters 18:45 - Given Our Good Life - Luke Temple 24:41 - Es Is (Live on BTR) - Zenizen 27:33 - Mutual Core 27:48 - Young People Are The Future - The Good Ones 30:43 - Rational Animal - Thao & The Get Down Stay Down 34:57 - Compelled - Land of Talk 38:08 - Ataraxia - Sufjan Stevens and Lowell Brams 39:19 - Hope We Meet Again - Laura Marling 43:04 - Mutual Core 43:42 - Quiero Que Me Salves (preludio feat. Rafael Cassiain Cassiani) - Lido Pimienta 46:16 - Mutual Core 46:21 - Watching Thus, The Heron Is All Pool - Bibio 49:03 - Outro 52:17 - A Pure Answer To A Pure Question - Aviva Jaye 59:07 - Finish "

--JUN 17
Comments
Episode 23 // What I Love About Music

Farewell, Episode 2

"In the second of six farewell episodes, I reminisce and revisit some truly special sessions from the past, including interviews with Des Ark, Courtney Barnett, and Fred Thomas. 00:00 - Goodbye 2 02:12 - Unfading Flower (2015) - Fred Thomas 05:30 - Interview - Fred Thomas 10:26 - Maia 11:09 - Interview - Fred Thomas 15:08 - Maia 16:22 - Play Nice (2020) - Skylar Gudasz 18:55 - Interview - Skylar Gudasz 22:53 - Maia 24:10 - Introduction to Courtney Barnett 24:42 - Canned Tomatoes (2013) - Courtney Barnett 27:50 - Interview - Skylar Gudasz 29:36 - Maia 31:15 - Introduction to Des Ark 31:39 - 50 Shades Of Shitbags (2015) - Des Ark 37:11 - Interview - Des Ark 50:45 - Maia 52:34 - Coming Back Home (2017) - De’Wayne Jackson 56:32 - Interview (2017) - De’Wayne Jackson 58:35 - Maia 59:03 - Lost (2017) - Emel 66:43 - Interview - Emel 68:54 - Outro 69:31 - Finish "

--JUN 16
Comments
Farewell, Episode 2

Farewell, Episode 1

"Well, friends, all good things must come to an end. After fourteen twisting and turning years and interviews with some 1400+ artists, I have decided to move on from BTR. Today's episode, along with the next 5 episodes, will contain my goodbyes. Please join me as I revisit memories and sessions from the past decade. Today's show looks back at performances and conversations with Dan Mangan, Vandana, Adia Victoria, Becca Mancari, gobbinjr, and Rose Cousins. 00:00 - Goodbye 1 05:24 - Oh Fortune (2011) - Dan Mangan 08:50 - Interview (2011) - Dan Mangan 11:47 - Maia 12:45 - Race To The Bottom (2016) - Dan Mangan 15:50 - Interview (2016) - Dan Mangan 16:51 - Maia 17:39 - Salt Land (2019) - Vandana 22:47 - Interview (2019) - Vandana 25:10 - Maia 26:11 - Sea Of sand (2016) - Adia Victoria 33:18 - Interview - Adia Victoria 36:03 - Maia 37:20 - Arizona Fire (2017) - Becca Mancari 42:24 - Interview (2017) - Becca Mancari 44:32 - Maia 45:22 - undies (2017) - gobbinjr 49:45 - Interview (2017) - ...

--JUN 12
Comments
Farewell, Episode 1

Nana Grizol At Home

"Today’s show features a conversation with Theo Hilton, front person of Athens, GA band Nana Grizol, along with a socially distanced live performance of the song "Autumn" from the band. Their new album, South Somewhere Else, will be released on June 26 from Arrowhawk Records and Don Giovanni. As recommended in today’s episode, check out Southerners On New Ground. [youtube]https://youtu.be/EiZrlxvCZBw[/youtube] 00:00 - Nana Grizol At Home 01:26 - Conversation with Theo Hilton 06:58 - Autumn - Nana Grizol 09:34 - Conversation with Theo Hilton 26:11 - Outro 26:50 - Finish "

--JUN 9
Comments
Nana Grizol At Home

Black Lives Matter

"Black Lives Matter. Visit Bandcamp to purchase music from the artists featured on today's show, and check out the list of artists and labels who are contributing their proceeds to organizations in support of racial justice. On June 19th, Bandcamp will donate their share of sales to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Click to support the artists you've heard on today's show: Maneka Shormey Proper. Zenizen Saint Mela 00:00 - BTR Live Studio 01:18 - Never Nowhere - Maneka 05:07 - Interview - Maneka 07:17 - Positive - Maneka 12:14 - Boogie Island - Shormey 16:10 - Interview - Shormey 19:12 - Cruise! - Shormey 23:23 - Lime Green Jheri Curl - Proper. 27:11 - Interview - Proper. 28:28 - Toby - Proper. 31:42 - Interview - Proper. 33:31 - Es Is - Zenizen 36:20 - Interview - Zenizen 39:38 - Follow The Leader - Zenizen 44:34 - Interview - Zenizen 47:47 - Sway - Saint Mela 53:13 - Interview - Saint Mela 62:01 - First Bloom - Saint Mela 66:12 - Interview - Saint Mela 70:17 - Outro 70:45 - Finish "

--JUN 5
Comments
Black Lives Matter

Episode 22 // Restless

"Hi. On today's show, Maia catches up with BTR's own J McVay about demonstrations in Austin, what post COVID movie-going may look like, being a New Yorker away from New York in 2020, and moving his songwriter's series online, among other things. We also listen to new tracks from Deerhoof, Thao & The Get Down Stay Down, and more. 00:00 - Mutual Core 03:09 - The Loved One - Deerhoof 05:47 - Conversation with J McVay 14:30 - Phenom - Thao & The Get Down Stay Down 17:08 - Conversation with J McVay 34:58 - Moth - Cassowary 38:29 - Conversation with J McVay 56:30 - Outro 57:14 - Life Is Hard - The Good Ones 60:53 - Finish "

--JUN 3
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Episode 22 // Restless
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