Lingua Musica with Red June

Western NC band Red June had a lively and delightful conversation with host Joe Kendrick at Moonlight Mile studio in our latest installment of the Lingua Musica Show series.  (l to r) Will Straughan, Natalya Weinstein, Jeff Hersk, emcee Barbie Angell, John Cloyd Miller and host Joe Kendrick

You can find their latest album, Ancient Dreams, on Organic Records. They play the title track to their album in this episode. Click here to see the video, and we hope you enjoy the show!



Learning the Music Business with Rick Barker

Moonlight Mile studio and Lingua Musica are psyched to bring a music industry pioneer to western NC for an all-day workshop July 10th. Rick Barker is an author (check out his free book The $150,000 Music Degree), consultant and former manager of Taylor Swift, for starters. He has a wealth of experience and wisdom and is sharing it with music professionals and artists for the first time in person here in the southern Appalachians. Below is a link to the event. Join us!


The Lingua Musica Show with Emily Easterly

Emily Easterly and her husband J Seger have traveled up and down the East coast, from Richmond to Miami, Brooklyn, and now, Asheville. Here, host Joe Kendrick talks with Emily and J before their performance with drummer Andy Woodward at Moonlight Mile studio in Arden, NC, on April 19th, 2014.

Emily and J talk about the genesis of their new EP, Get Bothered, which features artwork from Asheville artist and friend, Nathanael Roney. Nathanael also produced the video of her song "Decent Animal". We cover everything from why they chose to call Asheville home, working with heavy-hitting artists Johnny Hickman (Cracker) and Alan Weatherhead (Sparklehorse), how they manage life as a married couple working together in a band, Emily's Beatles fixation growing up and a lot more. The show kicks off with the title track of her record, "Get Bothered".

Thanks to Barbie Angell for emceeing the show, Tony Preston for hosting the event and producing the video, and to Emily, J and Andy for a great interview and performance! Click here to see the show, and thanks for visiting!

(left to right) J Seger, Joe Kendrick, Emily Easterly and Andy Woodward backstage

Our next show: Hank West & the Smokin' Hots 3/8

The room will fill quickly for the swinging cabaret that is Hank West & the Smokin' Hots this Saturday night, so let us know if you'd like to be on the guest list! It's a free show following our interview with the Smokin' Hots' Andrew Fletcher which will be filmed live for our next episode in the Lingua Musica show series. Showtime is 7:30 p.m.

Asheville, NC's Hank West & the Smokin' Hots


Aaron Burdett on the Lingua Musica Show 2/28/14

We're excited to welcome Aaron Burdett and his band to the show Friday, February 28th at Moonlight Mile studio in Arden, NC. Our show begins with an interview at 7:30 and continues with Aaron's live set thereafter.

Aaron's fifth album, Fruits Of My Labor on Organic Records, is getting a lot of well-deserved critical praise. His CD release show is March 7th at ISIS Restaurant & Music Hall in Asheville.

To be a part of the studio audience, drop us a line for your invitation to this free show! The room will fill quickly, and you will have a chance to be interviewed for a chance to be on the finished video of the show!

Saluda, NC's Aaron Burdett

Getting To Know Noah Guthrie

Update: the episode is posted in a follow-up below.

We had a marvelous time last weekend with Noah Guthrie and his family when they trekked up the mountain to be with us for our latest Lingua Musica show. I interviewed Noah before his performance with his brother Ian in front of an intimate, adoring audience, some of whom had driven over two hours to get to Moonlight Mile. Ian Guthrie plays drums with Noah on the show 2-8-14

Noah just turned 20 and comes across as incredibly well grounded, even though his career has taken off into the stratosphere. Already making appearances on Dancing With The Stars and the Today show, and with millions of views of his YouTube channel, you might think Noah could have an air of superiority about him, however that's not the case whatsoever. He is as down to earth an artist as I've ever met, and has an easy-going demeanor that helped make conversation flow easily. Noah's father David Guthrie and host Joe Kenrdrick before the show

Stay tuned for our video of the show and for news of our upcoming shows this February 28th with Aaron Burdett and his band,  Hank West & the Smokin' Hots on March 8th and Danny Barnes on March 22nd.

Thanks to Barbie Angell for emceeing the show!

The Lingua Musica Show with Dave Desmelik

We're happy to bring you the first episode in our new series with western NC singer-songwriter Dave Desmelik. Dave sat down with host Joe Kendrick and his longtime band mate Josh Gibbs for an interview and put in a performance with his band at Moonlight Mile studio in Arden, NC.

We welcome your comments here and on our social media; the conversation is never complete without you! -Joe Kendrick

Lingua Musica is sponsored by Country Fried Rock

We Have Liftoff!

The new Lingua Musica series launched last weekend with our friend Dave Desmelik and his band, who played at the new Moonlight Mile studio near Asheville, NC. Gary Wiley (bass), son Grady Wiley (drums) and Dave Desmelik play on the Lingua Musica show

With a brand new concept for the show in a studio that opened only weeks before, we wanted to choose wisely with our first guest. Who better to pick than Lingua Musica veteran subject Dave Desmelik? Dave is a kind and generous individual, and lucky for us, a bit of a risk taker. He jumped into our untested project without hesitation, bringing both his live band as well as his longtime friend and band mate, Josh Gibbs, for the interview portion of the show. Josh would have played live in the band as well were it not for a broken shoulder.

As showtime approached, we enjoyed seeing an audience full of friends and fans as Tony Preston adjusted lights, cameras and gear. We breathed a sigh of relief as the production went off without a hitch. The interview gave a view of Dave, Josh and his band as artists and family men that treasured their music as avocation, with profound dedication to not only their spouses and children but to each other as well. The performance was intimate and engaging, with Dave and his band playing music ranging all over his career, from his latest album Instrumental Swim all the way back to his days in the Flagstaff, Arizona band Onus B. Johnson.

Many thanks to Dave and his band, to Tony Preston of Moonlight Mile and to Sloane Spencer of Country Fried Rock for making the show possible. Also, thanks to longtime contributor and supporter of Lingua Musica, Barbie Angell for being there and live-tweeting the show. We'll be posting the finished video here as soon as it is finished later this week!

New Series Begins with Dave Desmelik

Lingua Musica begins a new music performance and interview series in partnership with Moonlight Mile studios near Asheville, NC with singer-songwriter Dave Desmelik on Saturday, January 18th. Dave Desmelik

Tony Preston, owner of AMR Media Productions, and Joe Kendrick, founder of Lingua Musica, have developed a new production which will be filmed in front of a live audience at the new Moonlight Mile studio. The show will feature live performances along with interviews of the artists. You will be able to see them here shortly after our live sessions.

On February 8th Lingua MUsica welcomes Upstate SC's Noah Guthrie. Noah is an incredibly talented songwriter with a powerful voice, and will perform with his brother Ian.

We're also excited to announce our media partnership with the syndicated radio show, Country Fried Rock. Sloan Spencer has produced more than 200 weekly broadcasts of music and conversations from legends like James McMurtry to rising stars in genres from Americana to bluegrass and rock.

Potential sponsors, media partners and artists are encouraged to contact us about their interest in the new series. Stay tuned for more news on the show!