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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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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Joe Genuadi has worked at Howl at the Moon for nearly 20 years! Steve and Joe recently sat down in Orlando to discuss Joe's history with the gig. This is the first of a two-part series. Be sure to check back in a few days for Part 2 featuring a discussion of Joe's work as a voice coach and keeping vocal chords healthy while maintaining a full schedule.

Direct download: E51_-_Joe_Genuardi_Pt._1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:13pm EDT
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Congratulations to the entire Piano Barbarian family as we crest into our 50th episode!  Paul randomly bumped into Frank McGlynn and Dave Puszykowski in Denver last week, and they were gracious enough to be guests on the podcast 24 hours later.  This episode features a deep-dive into straight-to-video Disney animation, which is a requirement for any podcast reaching 50 episodes.  It says so in the podcast manual.

Direct download: E50_-_Frank__Dave.mp3
Category:Roundtable -- posted at: 11:56am EDT
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After a year of running Piano Barbarians from different corners of the earth, Paul and Steve had a chance to work together in Denver for New Year's Eve.  They tell their survival stories of the night, and wax on the future of the music and entertainment industry.  All this from the comfort of their pajamas.

Direct download: E49_-_Steve__Paul_Reunited.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:11pm EDT
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E48 - Mark Weiser

Steve sits down with The Piano Whore himself, Mark Weiser of NYC's "Shake Rattle & Roll Dueling Pianos."  Steve and Mark get to the root of Mark's philosophy on a "New York Style" dueling piano show, as well as some discussion of Mark's stake in musical theater scene in the big apple.  Tune in!

Direct download: E48_-_Mark_Weiser.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:09pm EDT
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It's been a while since the hosts have gotten together for a chat.  Steve has been busy recovering from pneumonia, Paul has been busy interviewing guests and keeping the podcast alive.  Jarret has been busy surveying real estate in Boston.  That being said, we're back with another episode discussing a variety of topics... "new country" music, facebook dramas in the DP forum, cover charges, and celebrity encounters in the world of dueling pianos.  Tune in!   

Direct download: E47_-_Steve_Jarret__Paul.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:14pm EDT
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