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Episode 38 - This or That w/ Jukumari Clinic

For Episode 38, Songbyrd Radio is joined by Eduardo Colmenares and Tico Nichole of Jukumari Clinic for the first in a series called "This or That" where we discuss rising indie artists and established stars and ponder if we'd rather listen to 'this or that'!

Episode 37 - Music Policy Forum Preview

For Episode 37, Songbyrd Radio presented a preview of the upcoming Music Policy Forum Summit taking place at Georgetown University! We're joined by co-founders Michael Bracy and Amy Terrill (of Music Canada) as well as panelists and organizers Chris Naoum (of Listen Local First DC) and Kwende Kefentse to discuss some of the music policy issues that will be the focus of the Summit and spin some great music!

Episode 36 - Frank McComb

For Episode 36, Songbyrd Radio is joined by veteran soul/jazz musician Frank McComb! Frank has played with music legends Prince, Chaka Khan, Frankie Beverley and Maze, DJ Jazzy Jeff and more! Frank talks about his life and career and performs in studio!

Episode 35 - Aretha Samples

For Episode 35, Songbyrd Radio revisits Aretha Franklin's catalog of soul hits to discover those tracks that were used as samples in classic hip hop songs! We spin Aretha hits and deep cuts and the songs that sampled them!

Episode 34 - Growroom Productions & Global Soul

For Episode 34, Songbyrd Radio welcomes Mylie Durham IV aka DJ Honest Lee to discuss his music projects, including his work with local label Growroom Productions! We spin music from Growroom's latest project from Igloo Two as well as inspirations from the world of global soul music!

Episode 33 1/3 - All Things Vinyl

For Episode 33 1/3, Songbyrd Radio welcomes Songbyrd Music House and Record Cafe vinyl buyer Jonathan Druy and vinyl collector Alex Torres to talk vinyl records, collecting, buying and events!

Episode 32 - Adams Morgan Day Music Preview

For Episode 32, Songbyrd Radio previews the music lineup and overall activities for the upcoming 40th anniversary of Adams Morgan Day! We are joined by Michele Casto of DCPL to preview artists, including headliner Trouble Funk!

Episode 31 - Fall 2018 Show Preview

For Episode 31, Songbyrd Radio previews some of the great artists and shows coming up at Songbyrd Music House in Fall 2018!

Episode 30 - Classic Album Sundays ft. Jane's Addiction "Nothing's Shocking"

For Episode 30, Songbyrd and Classic Album Sundays Washington D.C. reprise their Jane's Addiction "Nothing's Shocking" session, spinning tracks from and inspired by this seminal alt-rock album and providing commentary along the way!


Episode 29 - '93 Til Infinity

For Episode 29, we take a trip through the Golden Age of Hip Hop...  1993, specifically! Joe Lapan of Songbyrd and his guest Markus Videnieks talk about the music and the times and spin some their favorite '93 tracks!

Episode 28 - Chris Naoum

For Episode 28, Songbyrd Radio welcomes Chris Naoum, founder of Listen Local First DC and Funk Parade and all around #dcmusic champion! We talk the DC music scene, neighborhood festivals, music policy and of course spin some of the best DC music tracks!

Episode 27 - Flex Mathews

For Episode 27, Songbyrd is joined in studio by DC hip-hop artist and veteran Flex Mathews! Flex discusses his new project "Dreams & Vibrations" out on Redefinition Records and drops a freestyle verse live in studio!

Episode 26 - Cecily

For Episode 26, Songbyrd Radio welcomes rising DC music soul/R&B artist Cecily! Cecily discusses her latest project 'Songs of Love and Freedom' and her musical background and influences plus we share some of her music and other great soul music!

Episode 25 - Summer '18 ft. Marcus Dowling

For Episode 25, Songbyrd Radio is joined by writer/journalist Marcus Dowling to discuss the state of national/local music in 2018, spin some of our favorite tracks of the year and dig in on Marcus' work!

Episode 24 - Dynamite! w/ Alex Torres

For Episode 24, vinyl enthusiast Alex Torres takes over the Songbyrd Radio airwaves to play some of his favorite and most groovy Summer records!

Episode 23 - Father's Day w/ Alex Torres of Brothers & Sisters

For Episode 23, Songbyrd Radio is again joined by vinyl collector and enthusiast Alex Torres of Brothers & Sisters at The Line Hotel DC (and special guest, Enrique Torres, Alex's dad!) for a special Father's Day vinyl set!


Episode 22 - The Actual Heat w/ J Scienide and Kev Brown

For Episode 22, Songbyrd Radio hangs out with DC MC/Producers J Scienide and Kev Brown to talk about their upcoming vinyl release show for J's "The Actual Heat" album! Check out tracks from the album and the careers of two of DC's finest!

Episode 21 - Jose Lopez-Sanchez

For Episode 21, Songbyrd Radio welcomes DC music writer Jose Lopez-Sanchez! We discuss the DC music scene, up and coming bands and the Kanye-Drake hip hop beef situation!

Episode 20 - Dante Pope

For Episode 20, Songbyrd hosts rising DC soul/jazz artist Dante Pope! Dante discusses his musical influences and projects, his newest album set to release and performs live in the Full Service Radio studio!

Episode 19 - 2 Seater Radio Takeover

For Episode 19, Songbyrd Radio gets taken over by the 2 Seater Radio crew, who welcomes special DC music guests and spins some hot new tracks!

Episode 18 - Dedicated to Mom w/ Alex Torres

For Episode 18, it's all about the moms for Mother's Day! We're joined by Alex Torres of Brothers & Sisters at The Line Hotel to spin an all vinyl set inspired by our mom's record collections and talk about our formative family music experiences!

Episode 17 - Songbyrd Staff Hour

For Episode 17, the Songbyrd Music House team comes together to talk about our work with booking, marketing and selling music in Adams Morgan and sharing some of our favorite tracks!

Episode 16 - Classic Album Sundays ft. The Wailers "Burnin'"

For Episode 16, Songbyrd and Classic Album Sundays Washington D.C. reprise their Bob Marley & The Wailers "Burnin'" session, spinning tracks from and inspired by this seminal reggae album!

Episode 15 - Classic Album Sundays & The Loft ft. Colleen 'DJ Cosmo' Murphy

For Episode 15, Songbyrd is joined by creator and founder of Classic Album Sundays Colleen "DJ Cosmo" Murphy and local DC dance music DJ and music professor Adrian Loving to discuss the philosophies and intent behind CAS and the famous NYC Loft Party!

Episode 14 - Ezko

For Episode 14, Songbyrd is joined by DMV hip hop artist Ezko in advance of his first headline show at Songbyrd! We talk to this Cameroon-born artist about his "emotional dirt rap" genre and life as an artist!

Episode 13 - DC Music Legends w/ Jeff Krulik

For Episode 13, Songbyrd is joined by foremost DC music historian and filmmaker Jeff Krulik to talk about Jeff's work around some of the tallest legends in DC and Adams Morgan music history, like Jimi Hendrix at the Ambassador Theatre in 1967 and Led Zeppelin's first DC area show in 1969!

Episode 12 - Music Festivals & DC w/ John Liipfert

For Episode 12, Songbyrd welcomed veteran event and music festival production professional John Liipfert to discuss the music festival scene in DC and spin tracks from our favorite upcoming festivals and festival artists coming through Songbyrd!

Episode 11 - J Scienide

For Episode 11, Songbyrd welcomed DC hip hop artist J Scienide! J Scienide opened up for legendary Main Source earlier in 2018 and played tracks from his album The Actual Heat and discussed his career and music!

Episode 10 - The R&B Club

For Episode 10, Songbyrd sits down with Marcus Dowling, Justin Tinsley and Ashley-Dior Thomas of The R&B Club to spin classic 1990's era R&B and discuss The Club's 'Diary of an R&B Classic' series recently launched at Songbyrd Music House!

Episode 09 - DC does Motown w/ Kevin Coombe of DC Soul Recordings

For Episode 9, Songbyrd is joined by Kevin Coombe of DC Soul Recordings and Federal Green Records to discuss and enjoy records that reprsent the deep connections between DC soul music and Motown Records in the 1960's and 1970's!

Episode 08 - FootsXColes

For Episode 8, Songbyrd welcomes DC artists FootsxColes into the studio! We discuss their new project "Sitting in Outer Space" and play some of the best tracks off the album!

Episode 07 - Classic Album Sundays ft. Alice Coltrane "Journey in Satchidananda"

For Episode 7, Songbyrd and Classic Album Sundays Washington D.C. reprise their Alice Coltrane "Journey in Satchidananda" session, spinning tracks from and inspired by this seminal jazz album!

Episode 06 - Super Bowl Sunday w/ Neal Becton of Som Records

For Episode 6, Songbyrd links up with Neal Becton of Som Records for a special Super Bowl Sunday pre-game show! We play classic tracks from Boston and Philadelphia and talk records, music and sports in preparation for the Big Game!

Episode 05 - Dreamcast

For Episode 5, Songbyrd hosts local DC musician, producer and DJ Dreamcast! Dreamcast tells us about his upcoming projects and shows with Gus Dapperton at Songbyrd and Jordan Rakei and we play great tracks!

Episode 04 - Classic Hip Hop w/ Maishah Hendrix

For Episode 4, Songbyrd hosts DC based Hip-hop publicist Maishah Hendrix, who has been involved in hip-hop from its beginnings, working with the likes of MC Lyte, Audio 2 and Main Source! We talk Golden Age hip-hop and spin classic tracks!

Episode 03 - Classic Album Sundays ft. Steely Dan "Aja"

For Episode 3, Songbyrd reprises it's monthly Classic Album Sundays event featuring the January classic album Steely Dan's "Aja"! We spin classic tracks from the album and tracks sampling the album while dropping tons of knowledge!

Episode 02 - An Intro to Songbyrd

For Episode 2, Songbyrd co-owners Joe Lapan and Alisha Edmonson (aka DJ Heed Alisha) spin some of their favorite tracks that help tell the story of Songbyrd Music House while sharing their purpose and back story!

Episode 01 - Interview with Large Professor & Main Source

Songbyrd Radio launches with an interview of Hip Hop legends Large Professor, Neek the Exotic and Joe Fatal of Main Source in advance of their show at Songbyrd Music House!