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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about The Portland Pod here.
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.
Follow Mark on Instagram
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
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.
Thanks to The Studio Portland for hosting The Maine Experience Podcast