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New York City, NY


Paul Stinson is a Brooklyn-based singer, songwriter, and performer. He is also host of the Make It Big! podcast.




Make It Big! Episode 11 - Ryan Brown (professional drummer, currently with Dweezil Zappa)

While suffering from a broken foot, Paul checks in with his old friend Ryan Brown - drummer extraordinaire and current skin beater for Dweezil Zappa's band (the name of which we're not actually printing here because there's some controversy about it - check out the WTF episode with Dweezil for details). It's a pretty long episode because they had a lot to catch up on, but well worth it! ABOUT RYAN BROWN Ryan Brown is a professional drummer and percussionist in Los Angeles, California. In...

Duration: 01:30:02

Make It Big! Episode 10 - Chris Masuak (Radio Birdman, The Hitmen, Screaming Tribesmen)

Paul talks to guitar legend Chris Masuak (all the way from Spain!) about his long and amazing musical history, overcoming language differences through rock n roll, his loathing for "junkie chic," and much, much more. About Chris (by Barman) Chris “Klondike” Masuak's musical history reads like a muscle car ride through the mean streets of Australia’s rock and roll underground. The Canadian-born prodigy achieved teenage notoriety as guitarist for legendary Radio Birdman and then waged a War...

Duration: 01:42:26

Make It Big! Episode 9 - Ida Blue

This week on the show Paul sits down for a chat with Brooklyn-bred blues chanteuse Ida Blue, followed by a phenomenal, intimate performance by her band. If you're a fan of early blues, this is the episode for you! Recorded on location at Freddy's Bar & Backroom in Brooklyn, NY. "Born and bred deep in Mill Basin, Brooklyn...long and lanky, with gold nameplates and brass knuckles, she proves day-in and day-out that swagger is the name of the game. Ida makes a sweet song sassy, a bitter song...

Duration: 01:04:09

Make It Big! Episode 5 - Holland Greco (Murdergram, The Peak Show, The Stripminers

Paul has a fun, in-depth conversation with another Stripminer, and also Zappa Records recording artist, Holland Greco. Holland is a Los Angeles vocalist, songwriter, performer, and musician. She released her debut album, Volume One, on Zappa Records in June of 2014. It is two contrasting E.P.s showcasing the light and dark sides of her personality and musicality. Side A: Tunnel Vision, reflects her first-loves of poetry, radio hits of the 70’s, 80’s, & 90’s, and uniquely stylish...