Share

cover art for Introducing | Breaking Waves: Seattle

Festival Circuit

Introducing | Breaking Waves: Seattle

Breaking Waves: Seattle is the story of the scene that defined rock in the ‘90s. The show traces the roots of grunge, and details the rise and fall of the Seattle scene, and concludes with a look forward, examining the legacy of grunge and highlighting the current and emerging artists who will create Seattle’s next breaking wave. Produced for Audacy by Osiris Media.

More episodes

View all episodes

  • Introducing | Sugar Maple

    38:46
    Hey there, Festival Circuit fans! Check out the first episode of our new fiction podcast Sugar Maple, starring Fred Savage. If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe to hear where the story goes from here!In the series premiere, we meet our narrator, Terrance Woodridge, who brings us a tale he’s chased down: the story of Sugar Maple, the guitar of legend with a timeless sound that's passed from hand to hand over the years.In this episode, we go back to 1951 and hear the story of "Sweet Licks" Bobby Lindro, an orphan from the farmlands outside Chicago. When his brand new Telecaster’s neck is destroyed, he's sure nothing can replace it, until his Aunt procures mysterious wood that seems to make Bobby's guitar truly sing, and gives Bobby dreams that carry him places he never meant to go.Sugar Maple is presented by Osiris Media. Be sure to listen to the premiere of the song from this episode, Brimstone Lampfire, on March 15, wherever you listen to music. Please check out the limited edition poster for this episode, and the limited NFT release of episode and series art. If you like what you hear, please give us a review wherever you listen to your podcasts. Episode 1 stars Fred Savage as Terrance Woodrige, pRicky Gee as Bobby Lindro, Connie Castanzo as Becky, Jo Walker as Rebecca Woodridge, Deborah Geffner as Aunt Buggy, Daniel Light as Del Faucet, and Michelle Hurst as Doc. Brimstone Lampfire was written by Patrick Hart and Michael John Hancock.  The Executive Producers of Sugar Maple are Tom Marshall and RJ Bee. Produced, Edited, Mixed and Mastered by Brad Stratton. Story by Ben Colmery, A.R. Moxon, and Tom Marshall. Episode 1 written by A.R. Moxon and Ben Colmery. Directed by James Masciovecchio. Musical direction by Don Hart. Produced by Tom Sullivan. Production assistance from Zach Brogan and Christina Collins. Art by Mark Dowd. Legal assistance from Gerald Gottesman. 
  • 5. S2 Newport Folk | Episode 5: When We Dream Together

    01:01:26
    For the series finale, we go back to the Fort. Join us as we bring you the sights and sounds we experienced at Fort Adams as Newport Folk returned after a necessary break in 2020, and presented their six-day, half capacity 2021 festival, Folk On. We'll take you from the meaningful first notes sung by the first performers to grace the stage, Resistance Revival Chorus, to one of the last - Lake Street Dive, and their tribute to beloved member of the folk family and former WFUV Program Director, the late Rita Houston. We also hear from Andrew Bird and Hiss Golden Messenger's MC Taylor about their return to performing and paying homage to John Prine, from mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile about the magic of Newport and why it continues to gives him hope, and the kismet journey of Allison Russell organizing and performing during the most talked about set at Folk On, Sunday night's 'Once and Future Sounds', curated by, and featuring women of color, with a very very special guest.We also check in with Margo Price and Jeremy Ivey, Katie Crutchfield (Waxahatchee), Yola, Newport Executive Director Jay Sweet, and many other artists, fans and members of the Folk family about their experiences at Folk On, their reflections of the past 18 months, and where we are headed. Through it all, the feeling of family and community is ever present, giving us the courage to take tentative steps forward, leaning into the truth and power of music, and the magic that happens when we dream together.Festival Circuit: Newport Folk is presented by Osiris Media, and hosted by Carmel Holt. It is co-written, co-produced and edited by Carmel and Julian Booker, who is also the series' audio engineer. Production assistance from Zach Brogan. Executive producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Show Logo and art by Mark Dowd. The series theme music is "Ruminations Pt. 3 (Afternoon Haze)" by Steven Warwick. Thanks to Billy Glassner of the Newport Festivals Foundation for providing archival audio. Thanks to our Folk Family guests Abena Koomson-Davis, Nelini Stamp, Andrew Bird, MC Taylor, Margo Price, Jeremy Ivey, Yola, Allison Russell, Dan Knobler, Samantha Betley, Josh Wool, Julien Baker, Holland Saltzman, Nancy Sheed, Natalie Hemby, Katie Crutchfield, Jay Sweet, Chris Thile, Jonathan Russell, Rachael Price and Bridget Kearney.---------Visit SunsetLakeCBD.com and use promo code FESTIVAL for 20% of premium CBD productsVisit Melophy.com and use promo code FESTIVAL for 20% off your first virtual lesson.Visit GarciaHandPicked.com to find Garcia cannabis products near you and to learn more. Have you heard Black Pumas self-titled debut album? Don’t miss a chance to see Black Pumas live if they come to your town and pick up a copy of their album wherever you purchase or stream music. Visit TheBlackPumas.com to learn more.
  • 4. S2 Newport Folk | Episode 4: Surround Hate & Force It to Surrender

    42:49
    We're hearing a lot about diversity and inclusion these days (which is great!) but as we'll learn in this episode, those two words and what they stand for are at the very core of what guided the earliest days of Newport Folk and Jazz over sixty years ago, continuing to this day. And as we know, there is still much work to be done to make our world a just and equal place. Listen in as the women of Our Native Daughters share the experience of their powerful performance at Newport in 2019, their mission of amplifying the perspectives of Black American women from the time of slavery through the present, and discuss the ongoing need for better representation across genres - in particular Americana and Country - that have their roots in the black community, and at events like Newport Folk. Amplifying women's voices, and women of color, is an important part of this conversation, too, and Yola speaks on the importance of The Highwomen's debut at Newport Folk and Brandi Carlile's all female headlining set, as well as her own sense of purpose in occupying and owning space in what is currently an overwhelmingly white genre. We dive into the history of Newport and why the insistence racial equality and diversity of its lineups was an especially personal mission of George Wein's - one that he carried to New Orleans when creating Jazz Fest alongside the parents of Preservation Hall's Ben Jaffe. and how that festival in turn helped to integrate New Orleans. And Colin Meloy and Judy Collins join us to talk about folk music's history as a tool for organizing and empowering the disenfranchised, especially through the voice of Pete Seeger. The fight continues to surround hate and force it to surrender.Festival Circuit: Newport Folk is presented by Osiris Media, and hosted by Carmel Holt. It is co-written, co-produced and edited by Carmel and Julian Booker, who is also the series' audio engineer. Production assistance from Zach Brogan. Executive producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Show Logo and art by Mark Dowd. The series theme music is "Ruminations Pt. 3 (Afternoon Haze)" by Steven Warwick. Thanks to Billy Glassner of the Newport Festivals Foundation for providing archival audio. Additional archival audio provided by the Alan Lomax Collection at the American Folklife Center, Library of Congress, courtesy of the Association for Cultural Equity. And many thanks to our folk family guests Amythyst Kiah, George Wein, Ben Jaffe, Bob Boilen, Leyla McCalla, Rhiannon Giddens, Allison Russell, Yola, Colin Meloy, Judy Collins, Martin Anderson, Phil and Brad Cook, Jay Sweet, Holly Laessig, Jess Wolfe, Brittany Howard, Brian Lima and Allison Pangakis.---------Visit SunsetLakeCBD.com and use promo code FESTIVAL for 20% of premium CBD productsVisit Melophy.com and use promo code FESTIVAL for 20% off your first virtual lesson.Visit GarciaHandPicked.com to find Garcia cannabis products near you and to learn more. Have you heard Black Pumas self-titled debut album? Don’t miss a chance to see Black Pumas live if they come to your town and pick up a copy of their album wherever you purchase or stream music. Visit TheBlackPumas.com to learn more.
  • 3. S2 Newport Folk | Episode 3: Expect the Unexpected

    52:18
    There’s one thing you can be sure about when you go to Newport: Expect the Unexpected. From the festival’s inception, it’s been an event packed with surprise sit-ins and once-in-a-lifetime collaborations. In this episode, you’ll hear about some of the most memorable, emotional, and legendary moments in Newport’s recent past, from the people who participated in them. We’ll bring you vivid memories and behind-the-scenes stories from the teary-eyed John Prine & Friends set in 2017, Brandi Carlile’s groundbreaking all-female headlining set in 2019, and so many more . One of the most beautiful things about Newport is the seamless melding of past, present and future: it’s a place where you can see young talents share the stage with musical legends, soul quenching moments with their own heroes that neither will ever forget. Drop all your expectations and enjoy the ride!Festival Circuit: Newport Folk is presented by Osiris Media, and hosted by Carmel Holt. It is co-written, co-produced and edited by Carmel and Julian Booker, who is also the series' audio engineer. Production assistance from Zach Brogan. Executive producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Show Logo and Art by Mark Dowd. The theme music is "Ruminations Pt. 3 (Afternoon Haze)" by Steven Warwick. Thanks to Billy Glassner of the Newport Festivals Foundation for providing archival audio. And many thanks to our folk family guests Jess Wolfe, Holly Laessig, Martin Anderson, Danny Clinch, Nicole Atkins, Bob Boilen, Jim James, Amythyst Kiah, Allison Russell, Yola, Amy Ray, Judy Collins, Mc Taylor, Phil And Brad Cook, Jay Sweet, Jody Whelan, Margo Price, Nina Westervelt, Kathie Sever, John Mccauley, Kristian Mattson and George Wein.---------Visit SunsetLakeCBD.com and use promo code FESTIVAL for 20% of premium CBD productsVisit Melophy.com and use promo code FESTIVAL for 20% off your first virtual lesson.Visit GarciaHandPicked.com to find Garcia cannabis products near you and to learn more. Have you heard Black Pumas self-titled debut album? Don’t miss a chance to see Black Pumas live if they come to your town and pick up a copy of their album wherever you purchase or stream music. Visit TheBlackPumas.com to learn more.
  • 1. S2 Newport Folk | Episode 1: Hope and Sunscreen

    44:55
    Welcome to Festival Circuit: Newport Folk! In our first episode, we take you straight to historic Fort Adams State Park, the site where the Newport Folk family gathers to celebrate music and community each July. We learn directly from Newport crew members about the energy, planning, work, and love that goes into envisioning and building the festival each year. We’ll take you across the Harbor, through the gates, and into the Fort to experience Newport through the eyes, ears, and hearts of some of the people who are at the center of making Newport Folk what it is, year after year. And we'll find out why one Veteran Nurse from Newport takes her vacation days every summer to stand at her gate. This is where we begin to weave together some of the voices and stories across the decades that all make up the fabric of the bigger story of how Newport Folk has endured and continues to offer magic and the unexpected, for all.We'll see you at the Fort, don’t forget to hydrate and wear sunscreen!Festival Circuit: Newport Folk is presented by Osiris Media, and hosted by Carmel Holt. It is co-written, co-produced and edited by Carmel and Julian Booker, who is also the series' audio engineer. Production assistance from Zach Brogan. Executive producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Show Logo and Art by Mark Dowd. The theme music is "Ruminations Pt. 3 (Afternoon Haze)" by Steven Warwick. Thanks to Billy Glassner of the Newport Festivals Foundation for providing archival audio. And many thanks to our folk family guests Mary Ann Crook, Alison Pangakis, Art Jenkins, Pete Caigan, Pete Hanlon, Judy Collins, Colin Meloy, Jay Sweet, George Wein, Jim James, Brian Lima, Brittany Howard, John McCauley, Phil and Brad Cook, Margo Price, Jody Whelan, Jess Wolfe, Holly Laessig, and Amy Ray.---------Visit SunsetLakeCBD.com and use promo code FESTIVAL for 20% of premium CBD productsVisit Melophy.com and use promo code FESTIVAL for 20% off your first virtual lesson.Visit GarciaHandPicked.com to find Garcia cannabis products near you and to learn more. Have you heard Black Pumas self-titled debut album? Don’t miss a chance to see Black Pumas live if they come to your town and pick up a copy of their album wherever you purchase or stream music. Visit TheBlackPumas.com to learn more.
  • 2. S2 Newport Folk | Episode 2: It Became a Utopia

    52:59
    Now that you’ve heard what a special place Newport Folk has become, let’s go back in time to learn a bit more about how we got here. Guided by the founder of the Newport Folk Festival, the legendary George Wein, we’ll take you to the roots of the festival with one-time Newport board member Judy Collins, and we'll hear from Preservation Hall’s Ben Jaffe about the role Newport played in developing the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which you may have learned about in Season 1. We’ll travel from legendary moments from the festival's early history, including Mavis Staples’ first opportunity to meet Bob Dylan and Joan Baez, to Newport’s return from hiatus in 1985, all the way to Jim James and current Executive Director Jay Sweet first approaching George Wein with a vision for the future of the festival, which simultaneously brought it back to its roots. All of these moments have led to a stronger Newport community than ever, a place where veterans and newcomers alike are constantly working together, influencing each other, and inspiring us all to strive for a spirit of unity and a better world. Festival Circuit: Newport Folk is presented by Osiris Media, and hosted by Carmel Holt. It is co-written, co-produced and edited by Carmel and Julian Booker, who is also the series' audio engineer. Production assistance from Zach Brogan. Executive producers are RJ Bee and Christina Collins. Show Logo and Art by Mark Dowd. The theme music is "Ruminations, Pt. 3 (Afternoon Haze)" by Stephen Warwick. Thanks to Billy Glassner of the Newport Festivals Foundation for providing archival audio. Additional archival audio provided by the Alan Lomax Collection at the American Folklife Center, Library Of Congress, Courtesy of the Association for Cultural Equity. Many thanks to our folk family guests: Ben Jaffe, George Wein, Judy Collins, Phil And Brad Cook, Kari Estrin, Amy Ray, Emily Saliers, Jim James, Jay Sweet, Kristian Mattson, Margo Price, Brittany Howard, Danny Clinch, Jess Wolfe, Holly Laessig And Yola.---------Visit SunsetLakeCBD.com and use promo code FESTIVAL for 20% of premium CBD productsVisit Melophy.com and use promo code FESTIVAL for 20% off your first virtual lesson.Visit GarciaHandPicked.com to find Garcia cannabis products near you and to learn more. Have you heard Black Pumas self-titled debut album? Don’t miss a chance to see Black Pumas live if they come to your town and pick up a copy of their album wherever you purchase or stream music. Visit TheBlackPumas.com to learn more.
  • S2 Newport Folk | Trailer

    02:23
    Hosted by Carmel Holt, Festival Circuit's Season Two will tell the story of Newport Folk Festival through the eyes, ears and hearts of the many artists, fans, organizers and staff who have built the festival into something that continues to evolve past the notion of a single concert event into something much larger and more meaningful: a living, breathing community. We’ll weave together the story of this community with the help of interviewees like founder of the Newport Folk & Jazz Festivals George Wein, musicians Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Margo Price, Judy Collins, Colin Meloy (The Decemberists), Brittany Howard (Alabama Shakes), Our Native Daughters (Rhiannon Giddens, Amythyst Kiah, Allison Russell and Leyla McCalla), Ben Jaffe (Preservation Hall Jazz Band) and Indigo Girls, photographer Danny Clinch, Newport Executive Director Jay Sweet and many more.Premieres July 7th. Presented by Osiris Media. 
  • Let's Go Together: Morgan Jerkins Interview

    30:14
    Thanks for listening to Festival Circuit: New Orleans. We wanted to share an episode of Let's Go Together, from the publishers of Travel + Leisure. Journalist, pilot and travel expert Kellee Edwards hosts this podcast about celebrating inclusivity while inspiring people to explore the world. The episode we're going to include here is an interview with Morgan Jerkins, a writer and travel expert who has a new book called “Wandering in Strange Lands,” about tracing the journeys of her ancestors who were part of the Great Migration. This is a period between 1916 and 1970 when six million African Americans left the South to travel North and West. Kellee and Morgan also talk about exploring Russia, Japan and lots of other countries—and about traveling the world as black women. Please subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher or wherever you find your favorite podcasts. Enjoy this conversation with Willie Nelson.