Kim Edwards – Audio Gumshoe 158

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Kim Edwards

Kim Edwards album art for Wanderlust

Songs Played

– Wanderlust
– The Show
– It Was Me
– Oceans
– No Other (Acoustic Version)
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About the Show

Each of the songs I’ve written for Wanderlust has been a reflection of a different place of travel—the album is a collection of songs from my journeys.

Kim Edwards is one of the artists that I featured on my recent “The File Box – Part 2” episode of Audio Gumshoe. Her songs are smooth, soulful pictures of her experiences. She shares talent that comes from a lifetime of deep musical exploration. She explains:

As a kid I studied Alan Menken’s Disney Scores for The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin. I remember being 14 and doing some online research and I found the company in charge of the scores and I wrote them said ‘I’m a student of orchestration, could you send me some scores?’ and they did!

The music on this episode of Audio Gumshoe is from the album “Wanderlust.” The songs are described as “chamber pop.” Kim’s early study of classical piano has obviously contributed to the lush arrangements and appreciation for the classical styles. She starting training at age four and was a piano performance major in college for a short while. It is obvious that she has a firm grasp of music theory, orchestration, and arrangement, all of which can be heard on Wanderlust.

From her press package:

Kim’s uniquely playful musicality has garnered favorable comparisons to Regina Spektor and Ingrid Michaelson. Wanderlust debuted at #25 in the iTunes Top 200 Singer-Songwriter charts, an impressive feat for a totally D.I.Y. artist who used standard networking platforms like Kickstarter and Facebook for exposure.

Photo of Kim Edwards smilingShe explains that she simply put out a Facebook message asking friends and fans to support her digital release. On the day of her Facebook message she noted that she had been scanning the bottom of the Top 200 Singer-Songwriter list on iTunes. It wasn’t until she moved up to #92 that she realized that Wanderlust had debuted that well. By day’s end the album had reached #25. She said, “[it] was remarkable considering there wasn’t any marketing or publicity.”

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Artist Links

Kim Edwards
Kim Edwards on Twitter
Kim Edwards at Facebook
Kim Edwards at YouTube
Kim Edwards at ReverbNation

Associated Links

Association of Music Podcasting
Blubrry Podcast Network
Audio Gumshoe on Twitter
Audio Gumshoe on Facebook

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Mahoney – AG PT3

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Audio Gumshoe Pinched Tracks

Pinch [pinch] -verb Slang
a. to catch
b. to arrest
Specifically as seen in film noir featuring gumshoe detectives.

Audio Gumshoe Pinched Tracks are songs that have been submitted to the show by artists hoping for play to potential new fans. Often, these artists don’t submit enough material to be featured artists. Their songs are still good, though, and worthy of playing at Audio Gumshoe. If you like these, please visit the artist links to find out more — and to purchase their music if it is available.

Mahoney

song art for Mahoney's We're on Our Way
Mahoney, a passionate singer/songwriter from Dublin, Ireland, has declared that all proceeds from the sale of this song will benefit the LauraLynn Children’s Hospice in Dublin. The song had more than 250,000 hits the first week it was released on YouTube.

Mahoney co-wrote the song with Rob Malone, who also produced the track. Malone is David Gray’s bassist.

Song Played

We’re On Our Way [on iTunes]

Artist Links

Mahoney at:
Official Site

Associated Links

Association of Music Podcasting
Blubrry Podcast Network
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The File Box – Part 2 – Audio Gumshoe 156

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The File Box – Part 2

File cabinets image
Today’s show features a variety of artists from the submission files. If you like what you hear — or perhaps don’t — please leave me your thoughts (vis a vis feedback) by clicking the tab on the right hand side of the page — or by visiting the voicemail page.

Songs and Artists Played

– Alright (Janus 4-14)
– Played Along (DZ)
– Black Shoe (BalloonMan)
– Call to Arms (BalloonMan)
– The Show (Kim Edwards)
– Lottery (Sam Page)
– Corner of My Eye (Jack Davis and Crossbite)
– Hangin’ Out at Brown’s (Stone Pony)
– Amusement Park (Brother Octopus)
– Wrong Direction (Edgar Allan Poets)
– Six Feet Under (The Centerfolds)
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Many thanks to the crew at Ariel Publicity for helping us find Kim Edwards, one of the artists on this episode. Their support is always greatly appreciated.

Also, thanks to “mcfarlandmo” for the use of the file cabinet photo on this post. Follow on Flickr. The image is Creative Commons licensed (some rights reserved).

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Association of Music Podcasting
Blubrry Podcast Network
Audio Gumshoe on Twitter
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The File Box – Audio Gumshoe 155

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The File Box

Image by Junior Henry
As I mentioned in the last episode of Audio Gumshoe, today’s show features a variety of artists from the submission files. Episode 156 will also feature a variety of artists, rather than the usual feature artist format. If you like what you hear — or perhaps don’t — please leave me your thoughts (vis a vis feedback) by clicking the tab on the right hand side of the page — or by visiting the voicemail page.

Songs and Artists Played

– Neurogenesis (Monks of Mellonwah)
– Million Pieces (Patchy)
– If I Could Fly (Charity Chapman)
– Get Dirty (Alec Berlin)
– Henry at Home (Alec Berlin)
– Backbone (Lay Low)
– Safe to Say (Russell Howard)
– Comfortably (Leaving Venus)
– Jump (DimWisdom)
– Doin’ Nothin’ (Tom Fuller Band)
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Many thanks to the crew at Ariel Publicity for helping us find several of the artists on this episode, including Lay Low, Charity Chapman, and Tom Fuller Band. Their support is always greatly appreciated.

Also, thanks to Junior Henry for his use of the photo “Bi-axial Spin” on this post. Find him on Flickr. The image is Creative Commons licensed (some rights reserved). You can request to license his images at Getty Images.

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Secret Skwirl – Audio Gumshoe 149

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Songs Played

– Jeez Louise
– Fragile
– Where Are You Now? (sample)
– Dream Believer (sample)
– Blow It Away //

In late 2009, a recording engineer (Sheldon Gomberg) and a friend of his drove by a garage sale, in Tarzana, CA; and noticed a stack of 2 inch tape boxes. After a brief discussion with the homeowner, he found out that the tapes had apparently been left in a closet, under the stairs of her home, and were there when she moved in. She found the tapes when the wood floors of the house were being refinished. She was the fourth owner of the home, which was built (according to her) in 1972. There were 23 boxes of tape; which Sheldon bought for the forty-seven bucks that he had in his wallet, at the time.

Sheldon took the tapes back to his recording studio The Carriage House in Silverlake, and cracked them open. The only information in the boxes were song lists with the name “Sloan Kramer” written by hand, beside each title. A quick count of the titles totaled slightly over one hundred songs!

Sheldon had the tapes baked (to avoid delamination) and digitized, for playback in Pro Tools.

Sheldon Gomberg at the mixing consoleAnd if you want to know more about what happened to these songs — and the entire back story behind Secret Skwirl (and Sheldon Gomberg) you should listen to the podcast. If you just want to read about it — and, of course, pick up a copy of the album for yourself — you should go here. Obviously, you can also click any of the links about Secret Skwirl in the section below.

Though I’m the eternal skeptic about the story behind this music, I dig the tunes. Go get a copy of this album.

Get the Music

On iTunes

Artist Links

Secret Skwirl
Secret Skwirl on Twitter
Secret Skwirl at Facebook
Secret Skwirl at ReverbNation
Secret Skwirl at MySpace
Sheldon Gomberg

Associated Links

Association of Music Podcasting
Blubrry Podcast Network
Audio Gumshoe on Twitter
Audio Gumshoe on Facebook

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