Tamar Berk Interview

Dr. J spoke with Tamar Berk in the evening on Wednesday, May 11, 2022 for Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative. Tamar spoke about the powerful new record Start at The End, her music career, songwriting and her approach to recording and producing her music.

Tamar shared some compelling insights as a songwriter in this interview! Anyone interested in the subject should explore her thoughts on the subject. Tamar was honest and remarkably introspective about how pain can be transformed into art through music. It was a real pleasure to speak with her about the music that she has made in her various music projects (Starball, Countdown, Pynnacles and Paradise to name a few). And it was a singular joy to talk to her about the exciting music that she has made in the past few years under her own name with The Restless Dreams of Youth (2021) and Start At The End (2022).

If you do not know these records, we highly recommend that you explore them. Tamar’s songs evokes The Spinanes/Rebecca Gates and Liz Phair but the musical space she surveys does not end there. She uses a variety of musical ideas to create a sound that paints with a rich pallet of color and texture. The music is infectious, passionate, personal and introspective in an adventure that leads the listener into a communal rather than singular experience. Start At The End is one of our favorite records of the year!

You can listen to Tamar’s music anywhere you stream but we recommend buying her excellent music at Bandcamp!

You can contact Tamar through her social media https://twitter.com/TamarBerk

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Instagram.com

For a complete list of her social media and music: https://ffm.bio/tamarberkmusic

Touchy Feelys on the show this week

This week we joined in the studio with some incredibly authentic Americana musicians, The Touchy Feelys! Their latest record Breakup Songs about Staying Together is available now! Andrea Dawn Courts and Jason Trout — collectively known as The Touchy Feelys — are incredible songwriters and vocalists. The ability to create meaningful songs about the pressures, pushes and pulls of relationships and make those feelings understood within a prism of release for each listener is a rare talent. To call these songs evocative is to give a slender acknowledgement to the portent captured in this record. Produced, engineered and mixed by The Wizard Patrick Himes at Reel Love Studios in Dayton, Ohio, this record captures a raw authentic feel when two voices collide together around a swirl of guitars, drums, upright bass, piano and more. Our good friend Mr. Himes did incredible duty on this record! Patrick contributed drums, guitar, piano, organ, banjo, mandolin, omnichord, xylophone, vibraphone and pedal steel. Yeah, he helped out a little. But no matter the brilliant cacophony, without excellent songwriting and emotional singing, even the best of intentions would fall flat. We are happy to say that is not the situation here. These songs are the real deal.

Whether Andrea Dawn or Jason take the lead, there is an inescapable realization that these songs come from a genuine and authoritative vision. The best moments for me are when they sing together complimenting their individual strengths. Andrea Dawn has voice that draws from great roots voices of the past yet turns her phrasing around into something quite modern and relatable. Jason sings each song as if it is to be the last song he ever sings. These songs should be heard. Any fans of country, folk, Americana and roots music would be well served to give this album a passionate listen. Standouts on the record for us at YTAA include the driving ‘Hard Time,’ the rollicking “If You Weren’t My Lover,” the propulsive “Left Me Lonely” and the pensive “On High Lullaby.”

We are looking forward to speaking with them this week in the studio! Join us from 3-6pm on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative on WUDR Flyer Radio.

Video of the Day: Seth Canan & The Carriers – Saturday’s Shirt

One of our favorite Dayton-based bands, Seth Canan & The Carriers! This song is taken from their self-titled first release.

This song captures the feeling of being out of sorts and managing, maybe just barely. How often do we find ourselves in situations where we are ‘just getting by’. Perhaps today that feels all the more real to us. When Seth sings about wearing ‘Saturday’s shirt on a Sunday morning’ – that is a feeling or actual decision that we all can understand. This personal music helps us reflect on feeling being wrong. But there is a joy in the song that we can move on and feel better, do better, be more than what we were in the past.

You can find out more about them on their Facebook page and Twitter.

YTAA Playlist for 08-04-2020

Our weekly playlist of music we would play on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative if we could. Playlist of some new & local music we play on YTAA! So, enjoy and check us out on Facebook, twitter and instagram as drjytaa! Today’s YTAA Playlist featuring new music from The Psychedelic Furs, Katie Von Schleicher, George Huntley, Viceroy Kings, Advertisement, Fontaines D.C. Nana Grizol, Next To Nowhere, Leah Senior, Blitzen Trapper, Little Rooms, The Cleaners from Venus and more! Plus tons of Dayton area music from Rich Reuter, Simply Burris, Kris N., HEXADIODE, The Nautical Theme, Charlie & Amanda, Me & Mountains, Me Time, Real Lulu, Yuppie, Smug Brothers, M Ross Perkins, Mike Bankhead and Auburndale!

And some indie classic from Matthew Sweet and Uncle Tupelo!

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Interview with Charlie & Amanda Part 1!

Part one of our interview with Charlie & Amanda Jackson about their new record, ‘The King & Queen of Dayton Country,’ recording, songwriting and their approach to music. We can consider this record to be a powerful return to a classic country duet sound that has been missing for quite some time. Check out their Facebook page! You can find their music on bandcamp! They are playing a safe outdoor show at the Yellow Cab Tavern on Saturday! Please check the Yellow Cab Tavern’s page regarding their policies for a social distancing outdoor show!

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YTAA Playlist 07-14-2020

The playlist this week includes so much new music it should be illegal! But do not fret, there is nothing but terrific music here! The Beths, John Dubuc’s Guilty Pleasures, Alejandro Escovedo, White Poppy, Slaid Cleaves, Young Jesus, Ruetschle, XL427, The New Old Fashioned, The Spook School, The Paint Splats, Pure Bathing Culture, Charmpit, Dead Moon, Mo Troper, Wussy, The Districts, Flyying Colours, Young Guv, Los Campesionos!, Chain Wallet, Guided by Voices, Margo Price, The Radio Dept., TINO, Future Islands, The Connells, Richard Thompson, Paul Westerberg, DIIV, Beverly Hills Supper Club and Nick Kizrnis!

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End of June YTAA Playlist

Hey there music lovers! We have today’s playlist! Featuring new music from Tiny Stills, HUM, The Orange PeelsCharlie & Amanda, exciting live music from JAPANDROIDSNick CaveFontaines D.C., Mourn, Nada SurfMike Bankhead MusicTrue LiesSports TeamHAIMKyleen Downes, Tino, The Rentals, Corb Lund and Owen.

Plus songs care of The Boxcar SuiteDavid PayneXL427BRAT CURSEThe ConnellsSmug Brothers, Kris N., The Mayflies USAhuman reunionThe Beths, ESP Ohio, Jordan Hull, Me Time, Buffalo TomJim Basnight and The 1984 Draft!

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YTAA YouTube Channel

Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative has a YouTube Channel where you can watch past shows, interviews and live performances on #YTAA! Dr. J also adds videos about doing YTAA, his record collection and music! If there is something you wish to see, let us know!

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This Tuesday: Kevin Serey

 

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This week musician and songwriter Kevin Serey joins Dr. J in the studio to discuss his music and play a few acoustic songs for us. Kevin has an amazing and distinctive voice and his upcoming release promises to be a terrific country album!

Spend some time with Kevin and Dr. J this week from 3-6pm on Your Tuesday Afternoon Alternative on WUDR Radio!

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