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Your Music Digestion Podcast Taste Test Live podcast is a weekly music digestion podcast. Hosted by singer, radio presenter & producer, Damien Lamar along with his co-host, Blue Franswa, photographer and serial-entrepreneur & songstress, MJbaker. Taste Test Live features in-depth music discussion, passion-filled opinions, and interviews by creatives, change-makers, exclusive tracks and more.

Your Music Digestion Podcast Taste Test Live podcast is a weekly music digestion podcast. Hosted by singer, radio presenter & producer, Damien Lamar along with his co-host, Blue Franswa, photographer and serial-entrepreneur & songstress, MJbaker. Taste Test Live features in-depth music discussion, passion-filled opinions, and interviews by creatives, change-makers, exclusive tracks and more.
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Jacksonville, FL

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Your Music Digestion Podcast Taste Test Live podcast is a weekly music digestion podcast. Hosted by singer, radio presenter & producer, Damien Lamar along with his co-host, Blue Franswa, photographer and serial-entrepreneur & songstress, MJbaker. Taste Test Live features in-depth music discussion, passion-filled opinions, and interviews by creatives, change-makers, exclusive tracks and more.

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English

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904-423-9927


Episodes

Episode 48 - Singer-songwriter Jessica Leigh Walton

5/26/2019
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Put This In Your Mouth Rihanna and Drake will not be doing a collab on her new album, she’s working on a new album that will be an all reggae album.Ciara recently was accepted into the Ivy League school Harvard. (Essence Magazine)Kim and Kanye finally announced the name of their baby, Psalm West. MediaTakeout reported that Steve Harvey will likely be losing his job. Grammy award-winning DJ Maseo of legendary Afrocentric rap group De La Soul, is teaming up with SSH Investments to build a...

Duration:00:46:40

Episode 47: Conversation with Emerging Visual Artist Christopher Clark

5/26/2019
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Welcome back to another episode of Taste Test Live, the tasty podcast For our episode 47, we sat down with emerging visual artist, Christopher Clark to discuss his work, writing a children's book for his daughter and creating as an artist. Christopher Clark has written and illustrated a children’s book and is looking for publishers. He is also working on a second children’s book.“The artist is just as important if not more important than the art.” He finds it important to share his life...

Duration:01:00:37

Episode 46: Bachelor Party Brothers and entrepreneur Ty Williams Jr.

5/26/2019
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Put This In Your Mouth (Segment) Janelle Monae & Lupita Nyong'o Rumoured To Be Dating After Met Gala. Woodstock50 was cancelled. Ayesha Curry gets backlash from Red Table Talk. Los Angeles based musician, Flying Lotus, has new music coming out. About Ty Williams Jr Planning Bachelor Parties is a vision and talent that came from God. Ty Williams was in one wedding after another of friends or family. The only exciting part for him was the bachelor party. He would anticipate the excitement...

Duration:01:00:42

Episode 45: Learning About ArtLife with KD Sadler

5/26/2019
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Welcome back to another episode of Taste Test Live, the tasty podcast For our forty-fifth episode, podcast hosts Damien Lamar & Blue Franswa chat with Art Life Studios founder, KD Sadler. Listen above and subscribe now to stay updated on all things tasty! In the recent past, World Arts Film Festival was held inside Main Library of Jacksonville. Students were having hands-on workshops regarding the film industry. Most of the students had learning disabilities. During the evening films from...

Duration:01:00:37

Episode 44: Paul Holmes Teases New Album ‘The Whinnys’ & Shares Exclusive Preview with Leading Single "Reaction"

4/27/2019
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From touring with Franz Ferdinand, Tegan and Sara, The Futureheads, Divine Comedy, Gomez, and Los Lonely Boys to having been featured on MTV, Paul Holmes is as dynamic of an artist as he is talented. Paul Holmes spent years collaborating with other artists and bands in Boston, New York, and London. Some of these collaborations have even made it to recognizable ads for Target and Macy’s. Paul has recently side stepped from collaboration to develop his talents as an individual artist. He is...

Duration:00:40:16

Episode 43: No Other Options But Music - Exclusive Interview with Music Producer and Performing Artist, Jai.Mal

4/27/2019
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Put This in Your Mouth Brandy and Monica may tour together soon. Coachella was a big hit, Ariana Grande brought on Justin Bieber to perform, Childish Gambino put on a great show, Ella Mai, Jaden Smith brought out Will Smith and Tierra Whack floored the crowd. Kanye West’s Sunday Service at Coachella - apparently had 50,000 people in attendance.Beyoncé released Homecoming: The Live Album which was a dedication to HBCU’s.Anderson .Paak released 'Ventura'.Aretha Franklin became the first...

Duration:00:57:29

Episode 42: From MizTheWriter to the Ministry of Marc Dickerson

4/19/2019
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Singer/songwriter/Sr. Pastor/Worship Leader of Amazing Life Church, Marc Dickerson shared his journey touring with R&B superstar Fantasia, his life in ministry and shares a Taste Test Live exclusive of his new single "King of My Heart" which is available worldwide in online digital stores and streaming services. Check out this exclusive interview to learn more about this amazing man of God. About Marc Dickerson Marc Dickerson is a singer, songwriter, and Lead Pastor of Amazing Life...

Duration:00:59:56

Episode 41: Celebrate Jazz Appreciation and National Poetry Month with poet Love Reigns and jazz bassist, Jonathan Baptiste

4/19/2019
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This week, we had the privilege of interviewing award-winning poet, Founder, Artis(Tree) Live and The Artis(Tree) Youth Project and Co-founder of The Cypher Open Mic Poetry & Soul, Taryn C Wharwood, also known as @IAmLoveReigns who dropped by to discuss the upcoming Jax Poetry Fest: Party in the Park with Al Letson which will be held in Hemming Park later this month. Then we witnessed jazz bassist Jonathan Baptiste perform a special rendition of the gospel-classic "Amazing Grace" and...

Duration:00:45:26

Episode 40: What's in the Stank Sauce

4/18/2019
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Have a taste of last week's "Put This in Your Mouth" segment with our guests Stank Sauce who joined us for our "music digestion" session and later performed "I Know Who I Am". Can the full-length interview on our Taste Test Live Youtube Channel. About Stank Sauce Band The Stank Sauce Band started in Jacksonville, Florida in 2011. This group of musicians have grown and played around each other for many years, some as early as elementary school. But, it wasn't until they decided to come...

Duration:00:32:49

Episode 39: The Power of Women and Words with guests Christina Parrish Stone and Ebony Payne English

3/29/2019
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After a full day delay of our podcast, we are proud to present a special 2-hour show with guests: two managing directors, Christina Parrish Stone from Friends of Hemming Park and Ebony Payne-English with The Performers Academy. These influential women joined the hosts to discuss collaborating with Hope At Hand and the Florida Humanities Council on National Poetry Month, Jax Poetry Fest kickoff at Downtown Jacksonville's First Wednesday Art Walk and a closing ceremony with Peabody & Emmy...

Duration:01:39:33

Episode 38: What's in Room 404 with Multi-instrumentalist Devin Way

3/21/2019
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We’re back and are a day late with another episode of @tastetestlive !! Hear the full 1-hour exclusive interview with this week’s guest is up-and-coming producer and multi-instrumentalist, Devin Way. Put This In Your Mouth (segment) GUEST INTERVIEW: DEVIN WAY

Duration:00:51:09

Episode 37: Powerhouse Vocals and Passion with Kim Reteguiz

3/14/2019
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Put This In Your Mouth - Colorism debate about Will Smith’s new role, the debate started because of the complexion of Will Smith compared to the role of Venus Williams’s father - AP press sited the Jaden Smith is working with a church to bring water to Flint - Leaving Neverland omitted details, Michael Jackson was already investigated, ‘Leaving Neverland’ and “leaving out” details how the investigation was dropped, settled and expunged - breakfast club reported that empire could face...

Duration:01:39:33

Episode 36: Meet Evolving Violinist, Philip Pan

3/7/2019
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Taste Test Live hosts welcome Philip Pan, violinist and former concertmaster with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra. Philip dropped by to share some really insightful stories & favorite memories during his tenure with JSO, growing up with musical parents, being an Asian guy in a Mariachi band and also shared two exclusive songs from his work with Folk is People andMariachi Primera Costa: "Jesusita en Chihuahua" and "The Siren Song", respectively along with his work with the Bold City...

Duration:01:22:20

Episode 35: Musical hugs from the incomparable & soulful Mama Blue

2/28/2019
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On this week’s episode, we are joined in the studio with the incomparable, soulful and everybody's favorite - Mama Blue who dropped by to share her journey through song, sharing her love for music and connecting with the people with her voice. She also performed an exclusive live set of new music she's working on and gives Taste Test Live listeners a taste of "Brown-Skin Blues" and "No Need" originally performed by Orcastratum featuring Eric Bibb & Shaneeka Simon. And of course, we...

Duration:01:03:03

Episode 34: Why Jussie? Plus guest interviews with Latina Polymath, Carliana Harris and founder of Ronan School of Music and singer-songwriter Darren Ronan

2/21/2019
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Tuesday night was jammed packed with fun and the most interesting conversations! On this week’s episode, it’s the first time we featured TWO GUEST!!! Latina Motivational Coach & Journalist, Carliana Harris and founder of Ronan School of Music and singer-songwriter Darren Ronan — who also gave us an advance exclusive from his forthcoming album, “Good Things”. #HaveATaste - Damien Lamar and MJbaker reviewed highlights from music played on the air during Taste Test radio show which on aired on...

Duration:01:13:08

Episode 33: Have a Taste and Put This In Your Mouth with new co-host MJbaker

2/13/2019
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It’s “new podcast release day”. We're releasing this episode a day early --- Hosts Damien Lamar and Blue Franswa are back for another week of music digestion with a new co-host, singer-songwriter and return guest MJbaker who will now be featured on the weekly "Have A Taste" segment where Damien and MJbaker will review highlights from music played on the air during Damien's Taste Test radio show which aired the previous Saturday night. On this week's show, the "Put This In Your Mouth"...

Duration:00:43:59

Episode 32: In the Spirit of Now with Mixed Media Artist Overstreet Ducasse

2/7/2019
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We're back again this week with mixed media artist, Overstreet Ducasse who shared his experiences growing up in a hard-working background which led him to become an artist. Overstreet is an unorthodox creative and who turned to art to release frustrations. Creating art as a social experiment, Overstreet's work is also visually controversial. He hopes that it will bring awareness to and make fun of serious and political issues through his work. Overstreet Ducasse refuses to be locked-down by...

Duration:01:15:36

Episode 31: The Crew Meets for Damien Lamar's Not-So-Birthday Show

1/31/2019
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Each Week on our podcast, Taste Test Live, we have heartfelt and insightful “music digestion sessions” and highlight the happenings in the music and entertainment industry. On our show, you’ll hear artist interviews AND exclusive music you won’t hear on other podcasts! We want to keep our podcast subscribers happy by offering new fresh content. We are also now booking guests into April 2019. So, if you’d like to be a guest on this podcast, Taste Test Live - head over to www.tastetest.live...

Duration:00:39:06

Episode 30: From Sweet Nothings to Beautiful Chaos with Charity Linique

1/24/2019
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Listen to Taste Test Live for an exclusive interview with R&B Diva and singer-songwriter Charity Linique who joins hosts Damien Lamar and Blue Franswa to discuss her debut "Sweet Nothings". Charity talked about balancing work and artistry, dancing, the inspiration process and being inspired after Blue Franswa gave her the opportunity to perform live. Since beginning a solo career, Charity Linique allows herself to get uncomfortable which lead to her learning how to adjust to the changing...

Duration:00:53:26

Episode 29: Turning Poison into Medicine with Ace Winn

1/17/2019
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Taste Test Live, your new weekly “music digestion” podcast. Each week, the hosts sit down to talk to some of Jacksonville Florida’s my prolific culture creators and artists. This week, Ace Winn dropped by to discuss the beginnings of his music career, recording with Christian reggae band, “Christifari”. Ace also shares their hit single from my years touring with the band. He toured and recorded 5 albums with them from 1997-2005. The album entitled “ Word Sound and Power’ achieved a Dove...

Duration:01:08:45