Tapestry Music Podcast

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 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 […]

  • Episode 03 | Deeply Woven

    On this episode, I interview the members of Deeply Woven, an instrumental progressive/fusion band based out of southern New Jersey. Jorge Torres, Shawn Hadid, and Sean Wallace walked me through the details of their new self-titled EP, releasing on September 21st. Please go support Deeply Woven by checking out their music here: 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DeeplyWoven/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deeplywovenband/ Website: deeplywovenband.com Or get in contact with them here: deeplywovenband@gmail.com _____________ Topics of discussion for Episode 03: #aal #adambentley #albumrelease #altosax #animalsasleaders #anthonygreen #archaeologist #archecho #audio #bass #betweentheburiedandme #btbam #chocolatecroissants #chon #circasurvive #comaecliptic #considerthesource #cryptodira #cubase #cynic #danieltompkins #davidmaximmicic #deeplywoven #deeplywovenband #dingbats #djent #euphonium #extendedrangeguitar #flea #franklintheturtle #guitarhero #guitars #hacktivist #holoport #ibanez #imogenheap #improv #incubus #independentartist #instrumental #instrumentalmusic #intervals #jazz #jimihendrix #johnferrara #joyofmotion #kyleschaefer #language #ledzeppelin #localband #mariokart #mastering #mathrock #matthalpern #metal #midi #mixing #musicbusiness #n64 #nativeconstruct #newjersey #nolly #nollygetgood #obscura #parallaxii #periphery #philadelphia #philly #phillymusic #piano #plini #popmusic #prog #progmetal #progrock #protestthehero #rageagainstthemachine #recording #redhotchilipeppers #rhcp #rockband #saxophone #saxsolo #selfsufficiency #shadowtheater #siamesedream #smashingpumpkins #songwrting #southjersey #speakforyourself #stargazer #synthwave #textures #thecontortionist #thefaceless #tigranhamasyan #touring #tracedinair #unsigned #whitemothblackbutterfly #zeta […]

  • Episode 02 - Katie Dee | Katie Dee & The Quaking Aspens

    On this episode, I interview Katie Dee, of Katie Dee & The Quaking Aspens, a Gothic-Americana one-piece based out of Pittsburgh, PA. Put your history cap on - especially if you’re a fan of classical, folk, punk, and country. Please go support Katie by checking out her music here: Noisetrade: noisetrade.com/katiedee 
Instagram: www.instagram.com/the_quaking_aspens/ _____________
 Topics of discussion for Episode 02: #1880s #59timesthepain #60smusic #accordion #adlib #afi #alkalinetrio #alleghenycollege #altcountry #altcountry #alternativecountry #altpress #anthropology #aolinstantmessenger #appalachia #appalachian #badreligion #bards #bass #bass #belgium #blackforge #blackforgecoffeehouse #blueclutch #boysofageneration #bread #britishinvasion #britishmusic #britishpsychedelic #burlives #canterburyscene #cassettetapes #castleshannon #characterstudy #collegedj #collegeradio #d&d #daisyrock #darkfolk #deutschtown #driving #dungeonsanddragons #emo #emomusic #europeanhistory #evanescence #eyeballrecords #femaleempowerment #femaleguitarist #femalebassist #feminism #festivals #folk #folktales #francophone #franzschubert #freakbeat #french #garagepunk #garagerock #gerardway #german #germany #girlsrock #gordonlightfoot #goth #gothpunk #gothic #gothicamericana #graveyardshift #gristhousebrewery #haiku #hardcore #history #improv #industrial #irishfolk #jamestaylor #johnlennon #johnnycash #katiedee #katiedeeandthequakingaspens #kidsmusic #kraftwerk #ladyfest #leventdunord #librarian #libraryscience #lieder #littlejoegold #livemusic #livejournal #manatees #marilynmanson #meadville #meadvillepa #melodichardcore #millvale #mrsmalls #murderballad #murderballads #murderbydeath #musicfestivals #musichistory #musiceducation #mychemicalromance #mythology #neilyoung #nena #noisetrade #orchestra #pastelgoth #paulmccartney #piano #pinkfloyd #piperatthegatesofdawn #pittsburgh #poetry #poppunk #progrock #prog #protestthehero #protoprog #psychedelia #punk #quebecois #radiostation #rammstein #rhinorecords #rodywalker #romanticism #rubbersoul #russia #saharahotnights #scandinavian #scottish #scottishfolk #sea shanty #sexpistols #shanty #shoegaze #sigurros #sixties #slovenia #slowcore #songwriter #songwriting #soviet #spacerock #stagefright #stagepersona #storyteller #storytelling #storytime #suzukiviolin #sweden #sweetrevenge #sydbarrett #theartofdrowning #theclash #theguesswho #thehives #thebeatles #thepraguespring #thursday #twee #violin #violinist #webutterthebreadwithbutter #womeninmusic #womenownedbusiness #wy […]

  • Episode 01 - Eric Foote | Strange Dream

    On this episode, I interview Eric Foote, who records under the moniker Strange Dream. We discuss everything from Tina Turner to Opeth, and descend into true music geekery by the end. Enjoy the very first episode of Tapestry! Please go support Eric by checking out his music here: Bandcamp: https://strangedream1.bandcamp.com Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/finite_automaton _____________ Topics of discussion for Episode 01: #airgigs #anxiety #arcane #aviations #ayreon #bandcamp #betweentheburiedandme #bluesguitar #btbam #caligulashorse #caspian #carnegiemellon #churchmusic #collaboration #composition #computerscience #concertgoing #concerts #conceptalbum #creed #cultofluna #dantompkins #deathmetal #demonhunter #depression #devintownsend #devintownsendproject #drone #dtp #ericfoote #falseawakening #fandom #ghostreveries #guitar #haken #heavyblogisheavy #improvisation #intronaut #ironmaiden #jazz #jimgrey #johnmellencamp #katatonia #keyboards #knownlearned #linkinpark #longdistancecalling #longdistancerelationships #metal #metalscene #metalhead #moshpit #mrsmallstheater #mrbungle #musical #musicalexpression #nickelback #numetal #opeth #orphanedland #ozzfest #percussion #perfectionism #philadelphia #piano #pittsburgh #postrock #prog #progmetal #progressive #recording #rochester #satelliteradio #schecter #setlistfm #shoegaze #sithuaye #skyharbor #solitarycrusade #songwriter #soundbetter.com #soundcloud #strangedream #stevenwilson #sunderance #symphonyx #talentshow #tesseract #thankyouscientist #therpmchallenge #thetheoryofeverything #tinaturner #trivium #tvthemesongs […]

  • Episode 00 - Introduction to Tapestry

    Hello, and welcome to the first (technically a precursor) episode of this podcast! Tapestry is a podcast where I, your host Kelly, discuss music and how it weaves its thread through the lives of family, friends, and folks in the industry. I hope to interview guests and learn about what music means to them. This introduction episode has no guest and is just me explaining a bit about my musical background and what inspired me to make this show. Feel free to follow on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tapestrymusicpodcast/ _____________ Topics of discussion for Episode 00: #alternativerock #anupsastry #athensoh #bandgeek #bandnerd #bisexuality #btbam #college #columbus #comingout #countrymusic #dci #dreamtheater #drumcorps #drumming #drums #elementaryband #ericwhitacre #frankticheli #graphicdesign #greeklife #highschool #highstep #jazz #jeffloomis #linkinpark #lowbrass #marching110 #marchingband #metal #metalhead #musicals #numetal #ohiouniversity #periphery #pittsburgh #prog #progmetal #progressivemetal #protestthehero #rockband #rush #saxophone #singing #symphonicband #taubetasigma #teenageangst #trombone #visualart #vocals #windband #woodwinds […]