Ep. 79 Green Room Interview with Tracy Bonham

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to perform as a guest artist with the Blue Man Group at the Hollywood Bowl in two sold out shows for 18,000 people. Here’s a green room interview backstage at the Hollywood Bowl with my fellow guests artist, Tracy Bonham. You may know Tracy from her GRAMMY-nominated hit “Mother Mother” in 1997, or from her current performance and teaching work as a singer and violinist/fiddler and guest artist with the Blue Man Group.

Here’s our short green room interview backstage. Enjoy!

Ep. 78 Green Room Interview

A couple of weeks ago I was fortunate enough to perform as a guest artist with the Blue Man Group at the Hollywood Bowl in two sold out shows for 18,000 people.  Here’s a little green room interview backstage at the Hollywood Bowl with a few of my fellow guests artists, beatboxer and singer Butterscotch, singer and songwriter Emily Zuzik, and singer, songwriter, musical saw player Janeen Rae Heller.  Enjoy!

Ep. 53 Riffs, runs, and melismas with guest Matt Cusson!

In Episode 53 Sara invites her friend, Spectra Jazz recording artist Matt Cusson to sing some songs and talk about riffs, runs and melismas in the R & B/gospel tradition. Matt is well known as a singer, songwriter, and keyboard player, and won the 2009 Maxell Song Of The Year John Lennon Songwriting Competition for his original song “One Of Those Nights”. Matt Cusson has a wealth of touring credits including Brian McKnight and Christina Aguilera.  Learn more about Matt’s music at http://www.mattcusson.com and buy Matt’s awesome music on iTunes http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/matt-cusson/id388203148.

Ep. 52 Producing with guest Fabrice “FAB” DuPont

In Episode #52 Sara sits down with well known producer, mix engineer, and studio owner Fabrice “FAB” DuPont. Fab explains what a producer does, and why it’s important for singers to have a good producer. Fab has worked with diverse artists like Kirk Whalum, Mark Ronson, Les Nubians, Musiq Soulchild, and of course, Singing TV’s own Sara Leib. Check out more about Fab’s blog at Fabulousfab.com.

Ep. 51 Mix Engineering with guest Fabrice “FAB” DuPont

In Episode #51 Sara sits down with her own mix engineer, or mixer, well known producer, mix engineer, and studio owner Fabrice “FAB” DuPont. Fab explains what a mix engineer does, and why it’s important for singers to have a good mixer. Fab has worked with diverse artists like Kirk Whalum, Mark Ronson, Les Nubians, Musiq Soulchild, and of course, Singing TV’s own Sara Leib. Check out more about Fab’s blog at Fabulousfab.com and his wonderful NYC recording studio http://fluxstudios.net.

Ep. 49 Interview with Producer/Engineer Eric Robinson pt. 2

Part two of our interview with producer, engineer,and multi-instrumentalist Eric Robinson. He has worked with many artists such as Matt Nathanson, Matt Wertz, Brooke Fraser, Bethany Dillon, Aqualung, Natasha Bedingfield, and Gabe Dixon.

Ep. 48 Interview with Producer/Engineer Eric Robinson pt. 1

Part one of our interview with producer, engineer,and multi-instrumentalist Eric Robinson. He has worked with many artists such as Matt Nathanson, Matt Wertz, Brooke Fraser, Bethany Dillon, Aqualung, Natasha Bedingfield, and Gabe Dixon.

Ep. 43 A Conversation With Session Singer Fletcher Sheridan

So, even though I haven’t posted in a while (I’ve been INCREDIBLY busy, so I apologize) I’m making up for it by bringing you someone very, very special.  My long time buddy Fletcher Sheridan is a very successful (recording) session singer in Los Angeles.  He has sung on albums for Michael Jackson, Randy Newman, Bobby McFerrin, and David Foster.  He has also sung for television shows like Family Guy and the Simpsons, and the movies King Kong, Anastasia, Ice Age, Watchmen, Horton Hears a Who, Avatar, American Pie, and many more.  Fletcher has also performed at the Academy Awards, and sings in an a capella vocal group called M-Pact.  In this episode, Fletcher shares with you every you need to know to be a successful session singer.  Pay close attention, peeps, this episode is awesome!

Ep. 36 An awesome interview with singer Laura Jane Jones!

In this episode Sara takes you into the life of another great working singer.  Laura Jane an incredible, versatile vocalist and currently is the featured vocalist with Enrique Iglesias.  She has performed with a veritable legion of wonderful performers, including Joss Stone, Michael Bolton, Dave Matthews, Kelly Clarkson, Tina Marie, Taylor Dane, Anastacia.  Laura is a WONDERFUL guest, so enjoy, and I hope you’ll leave some comments below!

Ep. 34 A Chat About Listening with Singer and Bassist Kristin Korb

In this episode, Sara welcomes bass player and singer Kristin Korb. Korb is well known in the jazz world for her performance as well as her standing as an educator. Korb is currently directing the jazz vocal department at the University of Southern California. Here she and Sara rap about how important it is as a singer to LISTEN to what the other musicians are doing.