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Seattle, WA

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SMI Radio invites you to follow us as we take you inside of the local music scene here in Seattle and the Northwest. SMI Radio will cover a variety of bands and musical genres. You will be taken where you may have never or may not have time to go. In addition SMI Radio will evangelize some of the great work from some of the finest local, regional, national and global music artists. SMI Radio is about our musical community as well as the passion and love for music that lives inside all of us. Moreover, we believe that music has the power to bring people of all races, creeds, colors and genders together through the common language of rhythm, chords and notes. SMI Radio is committed to shining the spotlight on groups and organizations that serve the broader community via music and music education We hope that you enjoy the show and the wonderful music that our city and region offers the world. Thank you for listening. Peace, Love & Music - Greg Roth / Seattle Music Insider

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English


Episodes

SMI Radio Ep.114 (The BGP)

1/24/2016
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The BGP is a Northwest outfit that doesn’t sound like they are from The Northwest. Their sound flows through cities like New Orleans, Memphis, Atlanta, NY or Philly; it is definitely not the Puget Sound, if you dig. One could say that this group of friends and accomplished musicians plays a very sophisticated yet accessible brand of soul pop and rock. The truth is The BGP defies categorization. Oh sure you hear the influences but the boys have their own thing goin’ on and have for several...

Duration: 01:01:10


SMI Radio Ep.114 (Lemolo)

11/4/2015
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Lemolo’s last effort, The Kaleidoscope, released in 2013, was a critical success and one of our favorite releases of the year. The follow up, Red Right Return has been highly anticipated by fans and press alike. I have heard the new disc, and it is a brilliant collection of highly addictive, progressive, dream-pop ditties. After a few listens, it is obvious that Meagan Grandall has grown as a songwriter, arranger and musician. On the newest record, the songs and arrangements are more...

Duration: 01:01:10


SMI Radio Ep.113 (Vaudeville Etiquette - Chinook Fest)

7/10/2015
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On this Episode, SMI Radio’s Greg Roth invites Vaudeville Etiquette into Critical Sun Radio Studio for a chat and an in-studio performance, including an unreleased song from their forthcoming release. Greg talks to the band about their history, their sound and their upcoming performances at Chinook Fest. Vaudeville Etiquette will be performing on the main stage on Saturday, July 11 at 3:15. Also on this week’s show, we feature tracks from Chinook Fest artists, X-Ambassadors and Allen Stone.

Duration: 01:01:10


SMI Radio Ep.112 (Naked Giants / Marco Collins

7/8/2015
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On this week's episode of SMI Radio, Naked Giants visit the Critical Sun Radio Studio to chat with host Greg Roth and perform live in studio. The boys will be performing live at Timber! Outdoor Music Festival taking place in Carnation, Washington July 16 - 18. Naked Giants will be taking the main stage at 4:40 on Saturday (6/17). Based on what you we heard and saw in the studio, this is a band not to be missed! In the second half of the show, Greg caught up down with Rock and Roll Hall of...

Duration: 01:01:10


SMI Radio Ep.111 (Catherine Feeny & Chris Johnedis / Carrie & Kristen Watt - Seattle Living Room Shows)

6/24/2015
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On this week's episode of SMI Radio, Greg Roth takes you back inside Critical Sun Radio Studio for another live session with the brilliant Catherine Feeny and Chris Johnedis. Feeny and Johnedis create a big, etherial and eclectic sound with their unique arrangements and tones. Fenny talks about the challenges and joys of being a recording artist and shares her experience of participating in the Occupy Wall Street movement which began in September 2011 in Zuccotti Park. Feeny and Johnedis...

Duration: 01:01:10


SmI Radio Ep.110 (Super Jam / Stephen Graham & Ryan Crowther - Everett Music Initiative)

6/18/2015
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SMI Radio's Greg Roth sits down for an interview and live in-studio performance with Seattle Supergroup, Super Jam at Critical Sun Radio studio. Roth talks to the band and their promoter Steven Roseta about the project and their upcoming show which took place at Seattle's Triple Door on Saturday, May 23 The band performs music from UK music legends, Squeeze and Elvis Costello

Duration: 01:01:57


SMI Radio Ep.109 (Cody Beebe / Austin Jenckes)

5/13/2015
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Chinook Fest kicks it's fourth year but unlike previous years, Chinook Fest brings music fans double the fun on both sides of the Snoqualmie pass. Chinook Fest at the summit will feature Allen Stone headlining the main stage along with X Ambassadors, Barcelona, Vicci Martinez, Austin Jenckes, The Maldives, Northwest supergroup, Rust on The Rails, Tess Henley and a lot more. Check out the complete lineup by going to http://chinookfest.com. On this week's episode you will here my interview...

Duration: 01:00:00


SMI Radio Ep.108 (Eldridge Gravy / Zarni)

4/29/2015
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On this week's episode of SMI Radio, host Greg Roth sits down with long time friend of the show and soul singer Eldridge Gravy from Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme. Roth debut's the band's brand new single, "Hey Big Freak" and talks to Eldridge about the band's plans for 2015 and their new record which will drop later in this year. In the second half of this week's episode, Zarni steps into Critical Sun Radio studio for a special in-studio performance of selections from her recently...

Duration: 01:00:00


SMI Radio Ep.107 (Allen Stone / Maiah Manser)

4/23/2015
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In the first half of this week's episode SMI Radio's Greg Roth has an exclusive backstage interview at Seattle's Triple door on night one of his 5 night series, Allen Stone: Evolution of an Artist. Roth and Allen talk about how his life has changed in the last 3 years and his forthcoming May, Capitol Records release, Radius. In the second half of the show Roth interviews Seattle artist Maiah Manser. Mariah opened for Stone earlier in the evening at The Triple Door

Duration: 01:00:00


SMI Radio Ep.106 (Sarah Gerritsen / Darrell Fortune - NWCZ Radio)

10/31/2014
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On the most recent episode of SMI Radio I catch up with NWCZ Radio founder, Darrell Fortune and host of his new show True Fidelity which can be heard every Thursday night from 6:00 - 8:00pm PST. In the second half of the show we treat you to a wonderful in-studio performance and conversation with a very talented Northwest singer/songwriter, Sarah Gerritsen, recorded at Critical Sun Radio.

Duration: 01:00:00


SMI Radio Ep.105 (Hobosexual / Olivia De La Cruz)

10/12/2014
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In the first half of this week’s episode of SMI Radio, I catch with Ben Harwood and Jeff Silva, who form the powerful, high-octane rock duet, Hobosexual. The boys talk about they got together, their approach unique approach to how they make up their sound, the origins of the band’s name and some interesting entrepreneurial ventures they are embarking upon. Hobosexual recently performed at Chinookfest 2014. In the second half of this week’s show, I take you back inside of Critical Sun Radio...

Duration: 01:00:00


SMI Radio Ep.104 (Dr. Fink / Susan Galbraith)

9/29/2014
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SMI Radio is back for the new Fall Season and we are kicking it off right with two brilliant artists. It is hard to believe that it was 30 Summers ago that that the iconic movie and record Purple Rain.was released. Both were a blockbuster successes and the film and recording still holds up as a wonderful musical snapshot which captured Prince at his commercial peak. In the first half of this episode we bring back a good friend of SMI. Matt Fink AKA, Doctor Fink . The good Doctor recorded...

Duration: 01:00:00


SMI Radio Ep.103 Timber! Shows! (5) (Julia Massey & The Five Finger Discoun

7/3/2014
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SMI Radio in conjunction with Critical Sun Recordings and Artist Home present another episode of a newly launched series entitled “Timber! Shows!” The series features exclusive artist interviews and live, exclusive music sessions recorded at the Critical Sun Radio studios. The second annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival is slated for July 24 – 26 in beautiful Carnation, Washington. On this week’s episode, SMI Radio’s Greg Roth, along with Timber! Critical Sun’s Bubba Jones welcomes...

Duration: 00:59:48


SMI Radio Ep.101 Timber! Shows! (3) (Eldridge Gravy & The Court Supreme

6/10/2014
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SMI Radio in conjunction with Critical Sun Recordings and Artist Home present another episode of a newly launched series entitled “Timber! Shows!” The series features exclusive artist interviews and live, exclusive music sessions recorded at the Critical Sun Radio studios. The second annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival is slated for July 24 – 26 in beautiful Carnation, Washington. On this week’s episode, SMI Radio’s Greg Roth, along with KIRO Radio's Sean De Torre welcomes Timber!...

Duration: 01:00:03


SMI Radio Ep.100 Timber! Shows! (2) (Mikey & Matty)

6/10/2014
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SMI Radio in conjunction with Critical Sun Recordings and Artist Home present another episode of a newly launched series entitled “Timber! Shows!” The series features exclusive artist interviews and live music sessions recorded at the Critical Sun Radio studios. The second annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival will be taking place July 24 – 26 in beautiful Carnation Washington. On this week’s episode, SMI Radio’s Greg Roth, along with Artist Home's Phil O' Sullivan welcomes Timber! artist,...

Duration: 01:00:00


SMI Radio Ep.99 Timber! Shows! (1) (Lonesome Shack)

6/10/2014
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SMI Radio in conjunction with Critical Sun Recordings and Artist Home present the debut episode of a new series entitled “Timber! Shows.” The series features exclusive artist interviews and live music sessions recorded at the Critical Sun Radio studios. The second annual Timber! Outdoor Music Festival will be taking place July 24 – 26 in beautiful Carnation Washington. On this week’s episode, SMI Radio’s Greg Roth, along with Critical Sun’s Bubba Jones welcomes Timber! artist, Lonesome...

Duration: 01:00:00


SMI Radio Ep.97 (Reignwolf / Robert Roth & Hiro Yamamoto (Truly)

1/9/2014
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he Jordan Cook AKA Reignwolf crazy buzz started almost two years ago with a stunning in-store performance at Easy Street Records in Seattle and an equally stunning performance at Sasquatch! and Bumbershoot 2012 and Sasquatch! 2013. Mr. Cook is wowing fans across the land with his electric and intense showmanship. Reignwolf is an artist in perpetual motion and there is no stage or space that can contain him. This is one wild wolf that can’t be caged and consumes anything and everything in his...

Duration: 01:00:00


SMI Radio Ep.96 (Eldridge Gravy / Kevin Sur - Artist Home )

1/1/2014
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When SMI Radio launched in April of 2010 our very first musical guest was Joe Simpson AKA Eldridge Gravy from Eldridge Gravy and The Court Supreme. The band released their most recent record, Gravy’s In Your Area which was released last month. I catch up with Joe to talk about the band’s new disc, some of the personal changes in the group and we spin some selected tracks from the new release. In the second half of the show I welcome back Artist Home's Kevin Sur. Kevin and his crew are...

Duration: 01:00:00


SMI Radio Ep.94(Kithkin / Sean DeTore /Rachel Bell)

11/7/2013
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Kithkin is more than just a band they are truly a Tribe. This percussive and highly rhythmic outfit possess strong chops and produces and eclectic blend of afro-beat, rock and more. The band wowed audiences this past summer with powerful performances at Timber! Outdoor Music Festival and Bumbershoot 2013. The band did Cascadia proud this past week by performing at the Iceland Airwaves Music Festival. On this week's episode of SMI Radio, I chat the group about their unique sound, influences...

Duration: 01:00:00


SMI Radio Ep. 93 (Tony Levin)

10/23/2013
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On this week’s episode of SMI Radio, I catch up once again via Skype with one of the best bassists in the biz. Tony shares some tales about working with Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominee, Peter Gabriel and his most recent project Levin, Rudess Minnemann, produced by former Seattle resident, Scott Schorr of Lazy Bones Recordings (he also produced a project with Tony a couple of years back, Levin Torn White.) LRM features the brilliant keyboard work Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess and...

Duration: 01:00:00

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