Tapestry Music Podcast

Hosted ByKelly Phillips

Tapestry is a podcast that explores music, the thread that weaves between us all. Explore the intricate fabric of the human experience as it relates to the universal language: music.

Hosted out of Pittsburgh, PA, Tapestry dives into conversations of all kinds, usually about more than just music.

  • Episode 13 | Raiju

    Welcome to Episode 13 of Tapestry. Today's episode features two of the five talented members of Raiju, a self-professed "freakish mix" of technical death metal, pop punk, and progressive metal. The guys walk me through their approach to music, including how they use spreadsheets to stay organized, how they discovered their vocalist and bassist on Craigslist, and how they manage to write authentic music which also resonates with listeners. Credit for the episode photography goes to Rob Watkins of Watkins Media (IG: @ watkins_media). www.RaijuMusic.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/RaijuMusic YouTube: www.Youtube.com/user/RaijuMusic IG & Twitter: @RaijuMusic Bandcamp: RaijuMusic.Bandcamp.com Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7bNMLK0X5arSGHqKtHOv2y?si=xk3zbwZUR_S-VREbB8zZ2Q #aethereus #allshallperish #angusyoung #animosity #anthonygreen #anupsastry #arsis #astronoid #audioengineering #avengedsevenfold #bandpractice #baroness #bass #bayarea #beardfish #betweentheburiedandme #billboard #bjork #blink182 #boston #brandnew #bringmethehorizon #btbam #california #californiastate #cancersurvivor #catholicschool #chico #circasurvive #coachella #colors #composition #craigslist #deadlanguage #deafheaven #deathmetal #demiseofallreason #destrage #disasterpiece #doubleness #emotional #experimental #fallujah #floridadeathmetal #fortress #haustmanagement #hawaii #imogenheap #inspiration #jazz #jeffloomis #johncoltrane #kansas #latin #m83 #machinehead #masterofpuppets #mcr #metallica #mikepatton #musiccharts #musiciansinstitute #musicinterview #musicproduction #mychemicalromance #necrophagist #neobliviscaris #nevermore #nonsequitur #popmusic #poppunk #posthardcore #production #progmetal #progressive #progressivemetal #protestthehero #punk #queen #raiju #raijumusic #sanfrancisco #sempiternal #sikth #slipknot #songwriting #spreadsheet #standupbass #surfing #takingbacksunday #techdeath #technicaldeathmetal #tesseract #theacidmantle #theblackdahliamurder #thedearhunter #theodiusconstruct #thesafetyfire #westcoast #zackohren […]

  • Episode 12 | Shiva Skydriver

    Welcome to Episode 12 of Tapestry. Today’s episode is a conversation with Shiva Skydiver, a three-piece rock band based in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania. The trio took time out of their packed schedule playing shows all over town and beyond to talk with me about what it’s like playing in a band with members born across almost three different decades, the importance of band chemistry and how it helps them play from “feel” alone - and how they ended up being booked to play a gig for a birthday party… all the way in Austria. Credit for the episode photography goes to Savannah Butler. Go have a look at what Kelsey, Luke, and Ed are up to here: www.shivaskydriver.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shivaskydriver/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shivaskydriver/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/59yzFMoszZyPRGuPlbarwT #acdc #acousticduo #aliceinchains #arcobass #arttherapy #austria #bandleader #bass #blues #bluesrock #buckcherry #chemistry #chuckberry #clarinet #classcalguitar #coverband #davidbowie #drumcircle #drums #edskero #ericclapton #facetime #fanbase #fleetwoodmac #funk #greensburg #guitarhero #guitarists #guitarlessons #gunsnroses #GWAR #jackwhite #jimihendrix #jimmypage #johnfrusciante #johnleehooker #kansas #kelseyjames #kings #kiss #kiss #latrobe #ledzeppelin #ledzeppelin #letgoofallyouknow #lukezajdel #marchingband #mattmuckle #megwhite #mindfulness #musicelitism #musichistory #musiciansinstitute #musicnetworking #musicteacher #musictheory #musictherapy #neilpeart #paulgilbert #percussion #primus #privatelessons #progrock #queen #radiohead #redhotchilipeppers #restraint #rhcp #rockband #rockmusic #rush #sessionmusician #setonhill #shivaskydriver #skero&jingles #stagepresence #stardom #steelworker #stevenperkins #stuartcopeland #synthesizers #thesmiths #thewho #timalexander #unsigned #vanhalen #wallofvoodoo #westernpa […]

  • Episode 11 | Natalie Hornyak (Cabinets of Curiosity)

    Welcome to Episode 11 of Tapestry. Today I have a conversation with Natalie Hornyak, the singer and pianist of New Jersey-based 7-piece progressive rock band Cabinets of Curiosity. We delved into a variety of topics, including furthering opportunities for women in the progressive music scene, writing songs about traffic on the Garden State Parkway, and even fan-fiction about the band Genesis. Please go support Natalie and her 6 talented cohorts here: cabinets-of-curiosity.com Bandcamp: cabinetsofcuriosity.bandcamp.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cabinetsofcuriosityofficial/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cabinetsofcuriosityofficial/ SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/cabinetsofcuriosity Twitter: https://twitter.com/cabinetsofprog #70sprog #afterlife #anniehaslam #annwilson #apocalyptic #bentknee #betweentheburiedandme #blackcomedy #btbam #cabinetsofcuriosity #caroleking #chaos #cheddar #classicalmusic #classicprog #cliques #conceptalbum #corporateworld #cosmichumor #craigslist #creativewriting #deeplywoven #destruction #deviantart #discord #douglasadams #dreamtheater #drummers #drums #einarsolberg #emersonlakeandpalmer #endoftheworld #epistemology #fanart #fantasy #feelings #femalefronted #femalemusicians #femalevocalists #feminism #fiction #frankzappa #gatekeeping #genesis #ghostreveries #haken #iamthemorning #indieartists #janellemonae #jazz #jazzband #jazzfusion #jethrotull #johancable #jonathanhoward #jonimitchell #keyboards #kingcrimson #kscope #kurtvonnegut #leprous #livejournal #livejournal #lydianmode #lyricists #management #marillion #marketing #millennials #montclairstate #musiccomposition #natswagger #neilgaiman #nerds #newjersey #novel #opeth #petergabriel #philadelphia #philcollins #philosophy #piano #porcupinetree #prog #progladies #progressiverock #progrock #quadrophenia #renaissance #rush #singer #singers #slashfiction #socialization #socialmedia #songwriters #steampunk #stevenwilson #thankyouscientist #thechaosgame #thegoodplace #thepineapplethief #thewho #tvtropes #vocaltechnique #vocaltraining #voicelessons #windandwuthering #womeninmusic #worldbuilding […]

  • Episode 10 | Joey Frevola (Kyros & Edge of Reality)

    Welcome to Episode 10 of Tapestry. On this episode I chat with Joey Frevola, a multi-talented musician currently living in Nashville. Joey keeps himself busy by playing guitar for the UK-based prog rock group Kyros, the American prog metal act Edge of Reality, and also writes his own solo material. We cover topics such as the challenges he faces being an active member of a band that’s in a different country, composing film scores, and why one of his favorite albums is one that hasn’t even been released yet. Go have a listen to Joey’s many projects here: Solo stuff (Gone): 'Empty' lyric video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymgeSbhY3Yo Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Chuchaka2112 Bandcamp: https://joeyfrevola.bandcamp.com/album/gone Kyros  'Monster' music video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI-Ql6im-jA Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/KyrosOfficial/ Bandcamp: https://kyrosmusic.bandcamp.com/ Edge of Reality  'Grababyte' playthrough video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwuNyZrr_9Q Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/edgeofrealitymusic/ Bandcamp: https://edgeofreality.bandcamp.com/ Come join us on Discord at Images & Words: https://discord.gg/uWmXBpb _________________ #7deadlysins #80s #activ #akdongmusician #akmu #animatedfilm #anotionofsilence #audioproduction #auxpercussion #ayreon #batman #belmont #belmontcollege #berklee #bowmanbrock #british #bucketed #cardiacs #cardiacs #casualtiesofcool #conceptalbum #craigblundell #crazytrain #cynic #dancedancerevolution #dannyelfman #deconstruction #devintownsend #dir #disappearingact #discord #dragonforce #edgeofreality #edguy #elderscrolls #empath #epicloud #epicmusic #experimental #filmcomposition #filmmusic #filmscore #flashflashrevolution #florida #frost* #ghibli #gigs #gone #guitarists #haken #hayaomiyazaki #hisaishi #horehound #humanequation #imagesandwords #imogenheap #independentmusicians #japanesefilm #jeffgoldblum #jeremysoule #jessebrock #joehisaishi #joeyfrevola #kazoo #korean #kpop #kyros #linesinthesky #london #mikepatton #mixing #miyazaki #montypython #morrowind #moviesoundtrack #mrbungle #musiccareer #musicmajor #musictheory #musicwriting #nashville #nealmorse #nealmorse #nephew #nightverse #oblivion #oingoboingo #orchestral #ost #overture #ozzyosbourne #paulmasvidal #percussion #perfectionism #piano #popmusic #powermetal #prog #progmagazine #progmetal #progressive #progressive #progrock #progrock #recording #rockband #rockopera #ruins #rush #rush #sampling #secretchiefs #singtogod #skyrim #slidewhistle #smoothjazz #solomusician #solowork #strawberrygirls #studioghibli #synaethesia #synthesizers #thedearhunter #theelderscrolls #thelisteningchair #theresidents #timburton #timsmith #touringband #transatlantic #twostepsfromhell #viciouscircle #videogamesoundtracks #vocoder #voxhumana #yyz […]

  • Episode 09 | Louis Snyder (Riparian)

    Welcome to Episode 9 of Tapestry. Today I sit down with Louis Snyder, guitarist of the Pittsburgh-based death metal band Riparian. Throughout this episode we riff on misconceptions about metalheads, the connection between animal activism and music, and a LOT about beer, both consuming it and getting to sponsor and brew your own. Go check out Lou and his bandmates in Riparian here: Bandcamp: https://riparianpgh.bandcamp.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RiparianPgh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/riparian_pgh/ Episode photographer credit: Nick Prezioso (@nick.prezioso on IG) #animaladvocacy #animalrights #anneke #annekevangiersbergen #batushka #beer #blackforgecoffee #blackforgecoffeehouse #boughtinblood #brewtalbeerfest #brewtalbeerfestival #brimstonecoven #buckethead #caninus #cannibalcorpse #carvin #catch33 #cattledecapitation #christian #christianmetalcore #dadrock #deathmetal #devintownsend #devintownsendproject #drumandbass #drums #dyingfetus #environment #environmentalstewardship #festivals #frommarstosirius #fruityloops #gentlemen #godden #gojira #gretavanfleet #greyhoundrescue #grindcore #guiltypleasures #guitarhero #hardcore #harmony #hatebeak #horehound #hurryhomehounds #ibanez #icaruswitch #inflames #ironmaiden #kiesel #ladybeast #larsulrich #ledzeppelin #localmusic #magma #mckeesrocks #mediaplay #meshuggah #metal #metalcore #metalgenres #metalhead #metallica #metalocalypse #monolord #muhhamedsuicmez #musicfestival #musicscene #necrophagist #neilyoung #northcountrybrewing #onionmaiden #paulreedsmith #pendulum #pittsburgh #pittsburghmusicians #pittsburghmusicscene #porcupinetree #prs #pyrithe #radio #recording #riffs #rigsofdad #riparian #riparianpgh #rockontherange #serjtankian #shred #smallbusinesses #soad #soundtracktoyourescape #stageae #stanger #stevenwilson #subgenres #systemofadown #theblackdahliamurder #thesmilingmoose #tokiwartooth #trumpet #vegan #vegetarian #vuur […]

  • Episode 08 | Casey Buchanan-Smith & George Smith

    Welcome to Episode 8 of Tapestry. On this episode, I sit down for a cozy conversation ALL about bagpipes with Casey Buchanan-Smith, a friend of mine from high school, and her husband, George Smith. Both are members of the MacDonald Pipe Band, based here in Pittsburgh, and have a huge breadth of experience in the bagpiping world. We talk about plenty of things, including pickup bands, instructor loyalty, and, you guessed it - the bagpiper at John McCain’s funeral. Please go check out these pipe-related links: MacDonald Pipe Band: www.macdonaldpipeband.net Colin Kyo Bagpipes: https://www.facebook.com/Colin-Kyo-Bagpipes-293095517408491/ #accordion #adjudication #alybain #amach #anglo #anglophile #bagpipes #bagpiping #baldwin #balmoral #blues #breakingbenjamin #breton #british #britishempire #carnegiemellon #cmu #ceilidh #chanter #classicrock #corps #cream #dancing #dci #direstraits #donaldmccloud #doublereed #drumcorps #drumming #drums #edinboro #edinburgh #english #ericclapton #ethnotech #fiddle #fiddler #fightinghighlanders #fireband #flowerofscotland #folk #folkmusic #frontensemble #garthbrooks #glasgow #glockenspiel #golf #gordanduncan #guitar #henderson #highland #highlanddancer #highlandgames #history #ireland #irish #irishpunk #jamband #jamsession #johnmcain #julliard #ledzeppelin #macdonald #martynbennett #macysdayparade #malletpercussion #marchingarts #marchingband #marchstrathspeyandreel #military #miltonbaker #motioncitysoundtrack #msr #musicmajor #musichistory #niteworks #oberlin #orchestrabells #pibroch #piobaireachd #pipeband #pipeline #pinkfloyd #pit #pitensemble #pittsburgh #professionalmusician #reedinstrument #redhotchilipipers #regiment #rugby #scotch #scotland #scottish #scottishdance #scottishhistory #senatormccain #steelthistle #tartan #tattoo #thebeatles #thelowkings #thenagus #theparkbar #tidelines #topsecretdrumcorps #trailwest #valleyforgecollege #vibraphone #westernmusic #woodwinds #worldpipeband #worldpipebandchampionships […]

  • Episode 07 | Cam Gillette (Smoke From All the Friction)

    Welcome to Episode 7 of Tapestry. On this episode I talk with Cam Gillette, frontman of Raleigh, North Carolina-based electronic pop project Smoke From All the Friction. This is a good episode for tech-lovers, as Cam and talk a lot about using technology as a means to further connect fans to music, from gear to streaming services, and using tension and friction as a way to spur creativity. Please go support Cam and Smoke From All The Friction by checking them out here: Bandcamp: https://smokefromallthefriction.bandcamp.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/smokefromallthefriction/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/smokefromallthefriction/ Spotify: ‘Smoke From All the Friction’ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCME1nCdImFxKxrE0rCyMrqg ____________ Topics of discussion for Episode 07: #Ambits #Analytics #APerfectCircle #Authenticity #Blogging #BMTH #Branding #Breakcore #Caretaker #Coding #Collaboration #Counterculture #Darkpop #Desensitization #DevinTownsend #DiscoVolante #Drake #Dubstep #ElectronicMusic #Electropop #Empathy #Enya #Exercise #Facebook #Friction #GretaVanFleet #Hands #Hands #Hedonism #HipHop #Homeschooling #HumanConnection #Imurge #Industrial #InternetEra #KidsReact #LedZeppelin #Lighting #LinkinPark #LocalBands #Masculinity #Mathstep #Maynard #MentalHealth #Mentoring #Metalcore #Metalstep #MIDI #Millenials #ModularSynthesizers #MusicBranding #MusicDiscovery #MusicEngineering #MusicHistory #MusicScience #MusicTechnology #NC #NewModel #NIN #NineInchNails #NorthCarolina #OwlCity #Perturbation #Perturbator #Poetry #Pop #PopCulture #PopMusic #PopPunk #Popstar #PositiveMasculinity #Predictability #Programming #Raleigh #Release #Running #Schizophrenia #SFATF #SmokeFromAllTheFriction #SocialMedia #Sociology #Spotify #StageDesign #StrappingYoungLad #Synthesizers #Synthwave #TheAlgorithm #TheXX #Tool #Touring #TrentReznor #TwentyOnePilots #Watermark #YouTub […]

  • Episode 06 | Miles Maltbie / Werwisp

    (** CW/TW: this discussion includes content related to rape and sexual assault, abuse (physical, mental, emotional, verbal, sexual), drug addition/substance abuse, and suicide. The purpose of this discussion is to find solidarity and support in overcoming traumatic events.) On this episode, I dive into some deep and difficult topics with Miles Maltbie, a Santa Cruz-based multi-instrumentalist, otherwise known as Werwisp. We discuss the nature of long-scale musical collaboration, using music as a means for closure in overcoming trauma, and how and why advocacy is important. Please go support Miles’ music with Werwisp by checking out their music here: www.werwisp.com Werwisp: on Spotify, Reverb Nation, Facebook, Twitter & Instagram Miles also directed me to leave some descriptions for some of the collaborators they mentioned in this episode. Affiliated Musicians: sophie fielding (drums), maitland vaughan-turner (bass / violin), matt gray (guitar) Affiliated Sound Engineers: James Meder (Pique Recording) [Los Angeles, CA], Sammy Fielding (Ancient Owl Audio) [Berkeley, CA] Chris Nicholson (Dancing Moontree Productions) [Portland, OR] Fiance / Co-Manager of my Dreams: Erin Roberts (Magical Unicorn Womyn, Amazing Pet Hair Stylist, Founder of The Whole Kitten Capoodle pet grooming empire) Orion Rose (Director / Activist / Musician / Partner in building the Dream Scene Records community) Justin Stie (Musician / Songwriter / Collaborating on upcoming songs together) ___________ Topics of discussion for Episode 06: #abusesurvivors #activism #addiction #aladdin #bigegostudios #brazilianmusic #california #catpower #ChallengeToxicMasculinity #changeling #closure #collaboration #collective #contentwarning #crossgenre #depression #disneymusic #domesticabuse #DreamScene #drugaddiction #emo #emotional #flamenco #freakfolk #gbye #genderqueer #godspeedyoublackemperor #gratefuldead #guitar #healing #hemispheremusicmovement #hiphop #improv #improv #jamband #ladygaga #lgbt #lionking #longbeach #losangeles #markgrabow #mentalheath #monarchservices #monterey #mrhollandopus #musicalhealing #musicvideo #nature #NoStage #NoStage #oakland #od #overdose #poetry #portland #psychedelia #psychology #psychology #ptsd #quantumcore #quantumcreature #rapecrisis #rapeculture #safespace #safespaces #santacruz #saxophone #saxophone #saxophone #sensitive #sensitvity #sexualabuse #sexualassault #sia #siamesedream #smashingpumpkins #smashingpumpkins #spotify #squatting #stigma #strawberrygirls #survivors #talktherapy #telecaster #theinciters #thirdeyeblind #trauma #triggerwarning #trombone #troyesivan #videoproduction #WeAreNotAlone #werwis […]

  • Episode 05 | Conner Cherland

    On this episode, I tackle all sorts of topics with Santa Barbara-based songwriter Conner Cherland. In between talking at length about what it means to ‘make it’ in the music industry, we also squeeze in plenty of references that every 90s kid should get, a little about maturity and masculinity, and some details about Conner’s new album, The Choices of John Still. Please go support Conner by checking out his music here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/connercherland/ Bandcamp: https://connercherland.bandcamp.com/ www.connercherland.com _____________ Topics of discussion for Episode 05: #1990s #90skids #allthat #americanidol #artmaking #artrock #avatar #avatar #bisexual #blessthefall #bmth #breathofthewild #bringmethehorizon #california #careerchange #careerplans #celebrity #churchclub #churchmusic #cityandcolor #clairvoyance #claudiosanchez #coheed #coheedandcambria #collaboration #comingout #community #competition #contentcreators #diary #diy #drakeandjosh #drakebell #dreaming #dreams #edsheeran #eminem #english #experimentation #fairytale #fairytales #feminism #feminist #folk #folkmusic #gig #gigmusician #godspeedyoublackemperor #goodapollo #grunge #grungicana #heartfelt #highschool #highschoolmusical #houseshow #hozier #humility #imagination #independent #indie #jaimefoxx #journaling #julienbaker #legacy #legendofkorra #legendofkorra #legendofzelda #legends #lgbt #LIGHTS #liveperformance #localmusic #losangeles #lyrics #macmiller #marriage #marriedlife #marshallmathers #marvel #masculinity #memory #musical #musicbusiness #musicindustry #musicpromotion #myths #nickelodeon #nintendo #nintendoswitch #noworldfortomorrow #noworldfortomorrow #piano #pokemon #pokemonsilver #positivemalerolemodels #positivemasculinity #postrock #production #rap #recording #relationships #relationships #rock #sanfrancisco #santabarbara #selftaught #shakeygraves #smallvenues #songwriter #songwriting #stardom #storytelling #swords #taylorswift #teachers #the59sound #thechoicesofjohnstill #thegaslightanthem #theprizefighterinferno #therareoccasions #toadboy #ucsb #videogames #vocabulary #volleyball #waltdisney #wonderwall #wordplay […]

  • Episode 04 | Trevor Roberts (The Anima Effect)

    On this episode, I sit down and chat with Trevor Roberts, main guitarist and songwriter of the Redding, California-based progressive metalcore band The Anima Effect. Trevor talked to me at length about the struggles in his life that have inspired his songwriting, his relationship with his luthier, and the state of djent/metalcore. Please go support The Anima Effect by checking out their music here: Bandcamp: https://theanimaeffect.bandcamp.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theanimaeffect Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theanimaeffect/ Reverbnation: https://www.reverbnation.com/theanimaeffect Spotify: 'The Anima Effect' 
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHLxtNJSQD1UwqHxuZoJ5Ng _____________ Topics of discussion for Episode 04: #1984 #8string #abuse #aftertheburial #amir #artificialintelligence #asilaydying #astrology #atheism #audacity #augustburnsred #bandmanagement #blackdahliamurder #bornofosiris #bots #ca #california #californiaband #chico #composition #conceptalbum #darknesshour #deathcore #deathofamartyr #djent #dystopia #dystopian #emotion #endorsement #evolution #extendedrange #fannedfret #ferrari #gemini #groovemetal #guitar #guitardesign #guitarhero #guitarist #guitarporn #harshvocals #haustmanagement #heavymusic #independentbands #independentartists #instagram #interview #integrity #joecocchi #joshmiller #katiethompson #kendricklamar #kiesel #killswitchengage #krashburnguitars #language #leadguitar #localbands #luthier #lyricist #manfishinc #matriarch #metalcore #metal #millenials #musicalexpression #musiceducation #musictheory #nationalism #newspeak #norcal #northerncalifornia #oceana #oregon #overthrow #parkwaydrive #patriotism #periphery #phenomena #pii #posthardcore #prog #progmetalcore #recording #redding #religiousindoctrination #rhythmguitar #riffs #rockband #ryanmartinez #scifi #selftaught #socialcommentary #songwriter #strandberg #sumerian #sumerianrecords #terminalencryption #theanimaeffect #tone #tool #touring #trevorroberts #upheaval #veilofmaya #warhawk #withintheruins #writing #youtub […]