Piano Barbarians
Paul Seiz, Steve Savage, and Jarret Izzo host this podcast about roaming the earth as professional piano players and the various wildlife they encounter. Each of these barbarians perform regularly at dueling piano clubs around the the US and overseas. It's at these clubs that they meet some of the most exotic entertainers the world has to offer.

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E61 - James Barr

Cheerio!  Today's episode features an Englishman living in New York, James Barr!  Steve and James sit down for a chat about solo piano lounges on cruise ships and the process of transitioning into dueling pianos.  James also talks about a particular sales technique that he employs with audiences on gigs.  Tune in!  

Direct download: E61_-_James_Barr.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:02pm EDT
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The Barbarians are back with a brand new episode featuring a conversation between Steve Savage and Drew De Four...  Drew has the distinction of being possibly the youngest player to be doing the gig for 10+ years.  Anyone fortunate enough to share the stage with Drew has a unique understanding of his superb ability when it comes to dueling pianos.  Tune in for a glimpse at Drew's philosophy on the gig!  

Direct download: E60_-_Drew_De_Four.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:23pm EDT
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Today's guest is the well-traveled Orin Sands.  Steve and Orin sat down for a chat before their Saturday evening gig in Lincoln, NE, and got to talking about Orin's history with dueling pianos as well as his tenure in Holland at Crazy Pianos.  Wondering what it may be like to be a piano barbarian overseas?  Don't miss this episode!  

Direct download: E59_-_Orin_Sands.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:52pm EDT
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Deep in the mysterious, northwest-Arkansas landscape, Paul met with Stephen Winter and Piano Barbarian alumnus Brian Lee.  This podcast takes the record for most tangents in an English accent.  The merits of live music and music-capitalism will be debated and discussed with fervor because Paul read an interesting article and is caffeinated.

Direct download: E58_-_Stephen_Winter_And_Brian_Lee.mp3
Category:Roundtable -- posted at: 11:08pm EDT
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California King Ryan Bueter spends and hour with Paul, hashing out everything you need to know about your chances as a dueling piano player, especially on the west coast.  Also, deep dives into the male psyche and bar behaviors.

Direct download: E57_-_Ryan_Bueter.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:41pm EDT
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These are some heavyweight Colorado players, people.  Paul finally got a chance to nab Ashley and Piano Barbarians alumnus Eric Blumenfeld for a chat that is sure to transform modern entertainment.  Have you ever considered a LIVE POWER-HOUR?  No?  Pick up the pieces of your blown mind and listen to this.

Direct download: E56_-_Ashley_Owen_and_Eric_Blumenfeld.mp3
Category:Roundtable -- posted at: 12:43pm EDT
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E55 - Jeff Spence

Steve sits down with veteran traveling piano man Jeff Spence who is currently performing nightly on the NCL Epic.  Steve and Jeff do a bit of shop talk about balancing music with comedy, but focus mainly on some of Jeff's great stories from his years of performing.  Tune in to hear all about Jeff, from his first piano bar gig playing japanese singalongs in Texas, to his jazz studies with Ellis Marsalis in New Orleans.  Towards the end of the episode both Steve and Jeff get philospohical about the emotional cache that piano bar entertainers access on a regular basis at work.  A fun episode for sure, get it in your ears! 

Direct download: E55_-_Jeff_Spence.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:35pm EDT
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E54 - Luke Jerram

Luke is one cool dude. We invited the UK-based artist on the show to talk about his project "Play Me, I'm Yours," which installs pianos on street corners in a city, allowing anyone to play at any time. But then learned: he also designs hospital atriums. He creates glass sculptures with lightning. He sends hot air balloons up over cities to play music and inspire peoples' dreams. And he's colorblind. Jarret speaks with him about his artistic process, installing street pianos in Boston in Summer 2013, and the differences between foxes and hedgehogs.

Direct download: Luke_Jerram_broadcast_interview.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:20am EDT
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If a Piano Barbarians host should be stranded in LA because of a blizzard in Denver, he should take the initiative and track down old friend Kelsie Clark for an interview.  Paul did just this. He and Kelsie delve into life in California, song fads, and Kelsie's feature-film debut.

Direct download: E53_-_Kelsie_Clark.mp3
Category:Interview -- posted at: 1:48pm EDT
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Part 2 of the epic Savage/Genuardi interview series, in which Steve and Joe delve into health and singing techniques.  Paul's "Whiskey Method" goes unappraised.  Relax your ears and enjoy.

Direct download: E52_-_Joe_Genuardi_Part_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:20am EDT
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