Van Sessions 2.1 - Amir Jackson
It was an honor and pleasure hosting Amir Jackson in #TanVan for an acoustic set of 4 songs along with in-depth interview questions with the purveyor of one of Ogden's most prolific non-profits, Nurture the Creative Mind.
Jackson touched on living an authentic life as an artist, how listening to Tracy Chapman growing up wasn't cool and would get you beat up because real New York cats listened to hip hop. Jackson also informed us he's bought a lot of albums at Ogden's Lavender Vinyl on Historic 25th Street. He enjoys flipping though albums to find a gem and prefers soul, blues, and rock genres.
Running a nonprofit as a full time job is tough work, but Jackson informed us that with his particular job, the students help nurture and inspire him.
Where will Ogden's art scene be in 5 years? Amir Jackson has a great answer! That and more on this 4 song acoustic set of #VanSessions with the multi-talented, Amir Jackson
- Song 1, 1:30 - My Baby
- Song 2, 8:18 - (Cover) Tracy Chapman, Fast Car
- Song 3, 18:10 - Amen
- Song 4, 33:15 - (Sittin’ On) The Dock of the Bay, Amir Poetry Remix
4-song Van Sessions with Scott Rogers recorded LIVE at The Monarch Building.
Recorded LIVE in a van backstage at the Ogden Music Festival, this is Jubilee with a 2-song mini Van Sessions.
Keyvin VanDyke with a 2-song Mini-Session backstage at the Ogden Music Festival.
Brooke Mackintosh as recorded LIVE at The Monarch Building in the heart of the new Nine Rails Arts District in downtown Ogden, Utah.
4 song acoustic set with musician Paddy Teglia as recorded LIVE at The Monarch Building in the heart of the new Nine Rails Arts District in downtown Ogden, Utah.
Van Sessions with Carrie Myers LIVE at The Monarch.
Van Sessions featuring a 4-song set from local Jazz band Standards and Substandards.
Michelle Moonshine 4-song set on Van Sessions.
Van Sessions at The Monarch Building featuring Dave Garofalo, formally of SafetySuit, with a four song set of new music.
The best local professor-attorney band in Ogden, The Snarlin’ Yarns with an 8-song set on Van Sessions live at The Monarch.
Van Sessions at The Monarch with Battle of the Bands winners, Farr Gone. Recorded LIVE inside TanVan, inside The Monarch Building which is located in the heart of Ogden’s Nine Rails Arts District.
LIVE from The Monarch Building in Ogden, Utah, Carrie Myers with The Proper Way debut songs off their album Ain’t No Good Thing Ever Dies.
Wasatch Wildgrass 3-song set, LIVE from the Ogden Music Festival.
September 2018 Van Sessions kicked off with a bang and included a rocking set from Nothin’ Special! High energy entertainment in a van during Ogden’s First Friday Art Stroll.
Michael Furry - Utah State Flatpick Champion as recorded in a van down by the river backstage at the Ogden Music Festival
Recorded LIVE in a van at the Garden beside the Monarch Building in Ogden Utah in conjunction with Ogden City Arts, First Friday Art Stroll, and arts nonprofit, Ogden First, this is Van Sessions with Ogden local and Nashville recording artist, Sammy Brue, with KJ Ward.
This is what it sounds like when you get 6 musicians in a van backstage at the Ogden Music Festival presented by Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music. Sugar and the Mint were phenomenal!
Branson Anderson rounds out Season 4 of Van Sessions with a phenomenal 4-song set!
2 members of The Hollering Pines joined us for a mini-Van Sessions set recorded LIVE backstage at OFOAM.
An eclectic 4-song set by solo artist Lysergic Ashes in a van down by the railroad tracks during Ogden Utah's First Friday Art Stroll.
A phenomenal 4-song acoustic set in a van by a Jill Johnson, a melancholy singer who will leave you with a smile and a warmed heart.
Busting onto the Ogden scene, Giants in the Oak Tree, crushed their 4-song Van Sessions set. Busting out the doors with the drums, this episode sounds amazing for shoving a full band in a tight space. This one is a must listen!
From rocking a piano bar to playing 88 keys in a van down by the railroad tracks, Kendrick Zane along with guitarist Tom Hopkins performed 4 original songs in this Billy Joel inspired set.
Nicholas Garn otherwise known as The Reverend & The Revelry performed an amazing 4-song set for #VanSessions.
#VanSessions Season 4 featuring a 4-song set with the sultry sweet soul of Cherry Thomas.
We flipped the actual stage to the Utah Arts Festival on the Big Mouth literary stage, and talked to readers and writers to look at where they believe literature, its readers, and the industry sits today.
Adrian Todd Zuniga (Yes, that famous guy who started Literary Death Match) talked to us on the LITerally Podcast, and we laughed a lot!
Sean Prentiss, author of Finding Abbey and editor of multiple creative books, talked to us for what seemed to be no time at all. We wished we could have talked longer. We delve into creative nonfiction, into crafting narrative, in what it means to be 'true' in you memoir.
Tessa Fontaine is the author of The Electric Woman:
A Memoir in Death-Defying Acts, A New York Times Editors' Choice; A Southern Living Best Book of 2018
Amanda Luzzader schooled us on what it means to build worlds and then tear them apart and start again -- in the book and as the writer at the desk.
Roxanne Veletzos took us to Romania and back not only in her BESTSELLING Novel The Girl They Left Behind but also in our interview with her.
“Intimidating and Illuminating,” as quoted in the most recent article in SLUG Magazine, is the only way to describe our conversation with Author Espido Freire, along with Isabel Asensio, Professor of Spanish, and Electra Gamon Fielding, Associate Professor of Spanish.
We harvested just the smallest yield from the bounty of writing experience that came together to talk writing before our Utah Humanities Book Festival LITerally reading.
We got poetry. We got prose. We got a performance piece. And there is so much more in our podcast with J.A. Carter Winward.
Paul Rowley talks to us about his first chapbook, one that gives a picture of living always on the borders -- the borders between the expectations and realities of growing up as Native American, though this is just the catalyst for a much deeper discussion about the place of art in our time.
Teresita Dovalpage, writing about food and murder and what it's like to wrap them together in Cuba, made us laugh and opened up on the LITerally Podcast about being a writer.
Ryan Sharp, a poet and a hell of a good guy, read some old and new poetry for us at LITerally.