The Maine Experience Podcast
SnugHouse

SnugHouse

July 29, 2019
Episode 9 of The Maine Experience features a conversation with two of the founding members of the Portland band, SnugHouse. They discuss how their band formed, their writing process, and what they love about the music scene here in Portland.
 
Learn more about SnugHouse and their upcoming shows here.
 
The Maine Music Feature is a track SnugHouse recorded recently, a cover of the Peggy Lee classic, “Fever”.
 
Hear more from SnugHouse on Spotify.
 
This episode's Maine Soundscape was recorded at Fore River Sanctuary
 
Interview recorded at The Studio Portland.
Musician Rob Duquette

Musician Rob Duquette

July 1, 2019

Episode 8 features a conversation with professional musician, Rob Duquette. He discusses his career, music, practice routine, and what he loves about Maine.

Learn more about Rob Duquette and his music here.

Get tickets for duquette at Cadenza in Freeport, ME July 20th here.

Episode 8's Maine Music feature is a song by Rob Duquette called "You'll Be the Tree"

Epsiode 8's Maine Soundscape was recorded on a recent camping trip in Bangor, ME.

Interview recorded at The Studio in Portland, ME. 

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Podcaster Shea Gunther and When Particles Collide

Podcaster Shea Gunther and When Particles Collide

June 24, 2019

Episode 7 features a conversation with Shea Gunther, founder of the company MJToday Media, who produces podcasts and news for the legal marijuana industry. Shea discusses his career in digital media, his passion for cannabis legalization, and his love of Maine. 

Learn more about MJToday Media here.

Episode 7's Maine Music Feature is the song "Best Friends" by the band When Particles Collide.

Learn more about When Particles Collide here.

See their upcoming tour dates in Maine here

The episode 7 Maine Soundscape was recorded at Hinckley Park in South Portland, Maine.

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Videographer Kevin Sennett and a new single from Crystal Canyon

Videographer Kevin Sennett and a new single from Crystal Canyon

June 17, 2019

Episode 6 of The Maine Experience Podcast features a chat with a videographer friend of mine, Kevin Sennett. Kevin had an early passion for art and media and turned that into a successful career. He shares the arc of that career, what he is thinking about when he is on a shoot, and what it was like growing up in Maine.

Check out some of Kevin's work here.

Episode 6's Maine Music Feature is the new single "Boomerang" from the band Crystal Canyon.

See Crystal Canyon June 28th at the Port City Music Hall, get tickets here.

Hear more music from Crystal Canyon here.

The Maine Soundscape features some early morning bird calls recorded on a recent trip to Mt. Desert Island, ME.

 

Interview with Jenny Van West and her track “Happiness to Burn”

Interview with Jenny Van West and her track “Happiness to Burn”

June 10, 2019

Episode 5 of The Maine Experience Podcast features a conversation with singer songwriter Jenny Van West. Jenny shares what built the foundation of her love of music, and the production process of her last two records. She discusses her passion for her other projects, the Maine Immigrant Musical Instrument Project, the International Open Mic, and the Women’s Singer-Songwriter-Composer Showcase.

Learn more about Jenny here.

The Maine Music Feature showcases the title track off Jenny's latest album, Happiness to Burn.

The Maine Soundscape in Episode 5 was recorded at a campground near Acadia National Park on Mt Desert Island, ME

 

Animator James LaPlante and music by The Gainers

Animator James LaPlante and music by The Gainers

June 3, 2019

Episode 4 of The Maine Experience features a conversation with James LaPlante, owner of Sputnik Animation and SoPo Coworks. James discusses the artistic challenges of animating for documentaries and his career arc from a young person inspired by a film to running an Emmy nominated animation studio in Maine. He also chats about his love of Maine and his co-working space in South Portland. 

Learn more about Sputnik Animation here

Learn more about SoPo Coworks here.

The Maine Music feature this episode is a song called “Coastal Route” by The Gainers, a band from the midcoast area of Maine. Their new E.P. released this year is available here.

The Maine Soundscape features sounds recorded on The Eastern Trail in Scarborough, ME. 

Thanks so much to The Portland Pod for hosting The Maine Experience Podcast.

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A conversation with photographer Mark Rockwood with featured music by Jenny Van West

A conversation with photographer Mark Rockwood with featured music by Jenny Van West

May 27, 2019

Episode 3 of The Maine Experience features an interview with photographer Mark Rockwood. Mark has been doing commercial photography in Maine for over 30 years. He has a long history with Portland and Maine, going back to when he first attended school there in 1969. Mark provides insight on photography both as a business and an art. He also shares his feelings on his love of Maine, and some of the places he enjoys most.

 Learn more about Mark by visiting his website here.

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 This episodes Maine Music Feature is a song by Jenny Van West called "Live in a New Way"

 Learn more about Jenny by visiting her website here.

 This episodes Maine Soundscape was recorded at Pine Grove Preserve in Falmouth, Maine

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A discussion with songwriter Greg Klein

A discussion with songwriter Greg Klein

May 20, 2019

Episode 2 features songwriter Greg Klein. Greg has been a staple on the Maine music scene for more than 15 years. He has performed and recorded with projects such as Dark Hollow Bottling Company and The Worrisome Hearts.

Greg has a new album coming out on May 24th called Dead Man’s Motto. Greg was nice enough to sit down and discuss his music, songwriting, family, and of course Maine. He was also gracious enough to perform a couple of songs. Listen to him perform “The Crossing” at 53:45 mark in this episode.

Check out the video for Greg’s new song “So What”

Check out Greg’s new album on Spotify

Get tickets for Greg’s album release party

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Thanks to The Studio Portland for hosting The Maine Experience Podcast

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Introduction to The Maine Experience

Introduction to The Maine Experience

May 7, 2019
Our introductory episode features a short description from the host, introducing himself and the origin of The Maine Experience. There is a short sneak peak of things to come in future episodes as well as a song by Maine artist Greg Klein called “So What” off his new record Dead Mans Motto.
 
Watch the video for “So What” here:
 
Greg will be performing at Frontier in Brunswick Maine May 24th with Special Guest Builder of the House.
 
 
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