Queen City Music Podcast

Music Podcasts

A podcast dedicated to the local music scene in Charlotte, North Carolina. The show host speaks with local musicians, music venues, shop owners and artisans in around the Charlotte metro region.

Location:

United States

Description:

A podcast dedicated to the local music scene in Charlotte, North Carolina. The show host speaks with local musicians, music venues, shop owners and artisans in around the Charlotte metro region.

Language:

English


Episodes

E64 - Curtis Wingfield, drummer/composer

1/1/2023
This month host Matthew Ablan speaks with drummer/composer Curtis Wingfield who has been a staple on the local Charlotte music scene since the later 90's! Curtis talks about his back ground, the formation of Jazz is Led, his history with Old House Studio, his approach to composing and of course his latest music releases! _________________________________________________ Curtis Wingfield Website Instagram Facebook _________________________________________________ Matthew...

Duration:01:21:17

E63 - 2022 The Year in Review

12/1/2022
For this final episode of 2022 I go back and take interesting parts from the years past episodes (52 - 56) which feature: E52 - Daniel Grimmett, Dark Label MusicE53 - Ron Brendle, bassist E54 - Marina Alexandra, classical guitaristE55 - Jim Brock, percussionist E56 - Jeremy Radio, Four Finger Records/Thousand Dollar Movie _________________________________________________ Matthew Ablan website Instagram Facebook _________________________________________________ Sponsors Middle C...

Duration:00:42:23

E62 - Jennifer Givens, singer/songwriter

11/1/2022
This month host Matthew Ablan speaks with singer/songwriter Jennifer Givens. Jennifer talks about her love of music, evolving into a songwriter, her new recording and a whole lot more! _________________________________________________ Jennifer Givens Website YouTube Facebook _________________________________________________ Matthew Ablan website Instagram Facebook Support Local Carolina ______________________________________________ Sponsors Banzoogle Middle C Jazz Midwood...

Duration:01:32:30

E61 - Pete Lents, Brookstone Bards

10/1/2022
This month host Matthew Ablan speaks with musician Pete Lents from the entertainment company Brookstone Bards. Pete spills the facts on his Twitch stream, original music with Art & Pete, the yacht rock spectacular Thurston Howell a much more. If that wasn't enough we geek out at the end of the episode and continue their online debate on the Disney+ show Kenobi! _________________________________________________ Brookstone...

Duration:02:19:51

E60 - Todd Johnson, musician

9/3/2022
This month host Matthew Ablan speaks with musician Todd Johnson who you may know from his solo recordings or performances with Todd Johnson and the Revolvers. The two discuss Todd's music background, studying audio recording, his approach to songwriting and much more! _________________________________________________ Todd Johnson Facebook Instagram YouTube _________________________________________________ Matthew Ablan website Instagram Facebook Support Local...

Duration:01:37:08

E59 - Courtney Lynn & Quinn, Americana duo

8/1/2022
This month host Matthew Ablan speaks with Courtney Lynn & Quinn - who's amazing harmonies make them a stand-out in Americana music! The ladies discuss how they met, their approach to songwriting, the role social media plays for indie artists, their business pursuit away from music and a whole lot more! _________________________________________________ Courtney Lynn & Quinn Facebook Instagram YouTube _________________________________________________ Matthew...

Duration:01:05:38

E58 - Chad Andrew Harris, guitarist

7/1/2022
This month host Matthew Ablan speaks with guitarist Chad Andrew Harris who has been making a name for himself on the Charlotte scene as both a teacher and performer. The two discuss Chad's music background, his evolution into Bluegrass music, living in Belize, playing in the Enrage Against the Machine Tribute band and many other topics! _________________________________________________ Chad Andrew Harris Facebook Instagram Enrage Against the...

Duration:01:23:08

E57 - Colby Dobbs, singer/pianist

6/1/2022
This month host Matthew Ablan speaks with singer/pianist Colby Dobbs. The two discuss Colby's music background, coming into his own as a singer, the murder mystery of the Lawn Friends, what it's like working with booking agencies and so much more! _________________________________________________ Colby Dobbs Facebook Instagram Lawn Friends _________________________________________________ Matthew...

Duration:01:10:17

E56 - Jeremy Radio, Four Finger Records/Thousand Dollar Movie

5/1/2022
This month host Matthew Ablan speaks with Jeremy Radio from Four Finger Records. The two discuss Jeremy's music background, how Four Finger Records formed, it's devotion to the Charlotte music scene, his band Thousand Dollar Movie and so much more! _________________________________________________ Four Finger Records Website Instagram Facebook _________________________________________________ Jeremy Radio Instagram Thousand Dollar...

Duration:00:57:02

E55 - Jim Brock, percussionist

3/29/2022
This month host Matthew Ablan speaks with renowned percussionist Jim Brock who is an innovator in the world of drums of drums and percussion. Jim has traveled the world extensively as a performer and appeared on hundreds of recordings with artists such as Joe Walsh, Joan Baez and Joe Cocker. He has five solo recordings, a DVD entitled The Nature Of Drumming and has also being nominated for an Emmy for his music in the film “The Spirit of...

Duration:00:42:10

March Extra - Teddy Johnson, Middle C Jazz

3/16/2022
This month Matthew speaks with Teddy Johnson from Middle C Jazz. The two discuss what happening at MCJ regarding Covid updates, local artists, rennovations and a whole lot more! _________________________________________________ If you'd like to DONATE to the podcast we would appreciate you help! Sponsors: Middle C JazzMidwood Guitar Studio _________________________________________________ Local Partners: Records on the WallReporting from 20XXQueen City LiveCharlotte New Music

Duration:00:21:11

E54 - Marina Alexandra, classical guitarist

3/3/2022
This month host Matthew Ablan speaks with classical guitarist Marina Alexandra. The two discuss Marina's musical background, her various recordings, solo vs ensemble playing and the Southern Guitar Festival & Competition among other things. ----------------------------------------------- To donate to the QCMP Matthew Ablan on You Tube Queen City Music Podcast sponsors Middle C Jazz Midwood Guitar Studio

Duration:00:47:22

E53 - Ron Brendle, bassist

2/1/2022
This month host Matthew Ablan speaks bassist Ron Brendle who is staple on the Charlotte music scene. Ron has been named "Best Bass Player" by Charlotte magazine and "Jazz Artist of the Year" by Creative Loafing. Then two discuss Ron' s music background, how he came to play bass, what he enjoys about being a sideman and many of his musical projects. Please visit our sponsors: Middle C JazzMidwood Guitar Studio

Duration:00:44:38

E52 - Daniel Grimmett, Dark Label Music

1/1/2022
This month host Matthew Ablan speaks with Daniel Grimmett founder of Dark Label Music. Daniel talks about his music background, his journey into the music business and everything that DLM does. Follow Dark Label Music on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

Duration:00:52:55

E51 - The Wormholes

11/30/2021
This month Matthew Ablan speaks with Chris and Ben from The Wormholes a band who's music has been described as a blend of "art-pop and psychedelic rock". The duo discuss the band's history, their unique sound, their creative process and the story behind their most recent recording "Light in the Dark". Follow The Wormholes on: Instagram and Facebook!

Duration:00:57:08

E50 - The Mood Kings

11/3/2021
This month host Matthew Ablan speaks with The Mood Kings - Herman Ospina - guitar/singer, Joey Townsend - bass/vocals and Mark Schwarze - drums. The band discusses their history, the fun of creating music later in life, their acclaimed single "Dust and Bone" and about their overall creative process.

Duration:00:54:18

E49 - Justin Honigstein, Jambox

10/3/2021
This month host Matthew Ablan speaks with Justin Honigstein from a Jambox - a rehearsal studio in South Charlotte. Justin fills us in on how the idea for Jambox came about, what makes it such a unique rehearsal space and future happenings.

Duration:00:23:04

E48 - Joni Deutsch, Amplifier podcast

9/1/2021
This month Matthew speaks with Joni Deutsch host of WFAE's Amplifier podcast which is devoted to the local Charlotte. NC music scene. Joni discusses how she got involved with broadcasting, her interest in podcasts, what brought her to the CLT, how the Amplifier podcast came to be and developing the Charlotte Podcast Festival. You can find Joni on: Twitter and Instagram,

Duration:00:48:54

E47 - Chris Garges, Old House Studio

8/1/2021
This month Matthew is happy to welcome Chris Garges from Old House Studio! Chris is the first in-person interview the QCMP has had since the Covid outbreak. The two discuss Chris' rich musical background as a drummer/percussionist, his development as a recording engineer to now studio owner and all things Old House Studio. Check out Old House Studio on Instagram and Facebook! If you'd like to help out North Carolina musicians struggling with mental health and substance abuse please visit...

Duration:00:50:29

E46 - The Silencing Machine

7/1/2021
This month host Matthew Ablan speaks with members of the heavy metal band The Silencing Machine. The band discuss how they got into music, their influences, how the band came together, the appeal of heavy music, their songwriting process and more! You can find The Silencing Machine on Spotify, Facebook and Instagram.

Duration:00:00:59