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The Man Behind Your Jams: Producer Will Yip

September 10, 2018 - by Jonah Bayer - Artists

To say Will Yip is in demand is an understatement. If you listen to punk, hardcore, metal, or emo, you’ve probably heard his work. The producer, engineer, songwriter, and musician has masterminded countless albums in the catalog of heavy music,…

Roots on the Road: the Van Lears on Touring, Writing, and a New EP

April 10, 2018 - by Jonah Bayer - Artists

When guitarist Trey Van Lear and bassist Andrew Van Lear say they’ve been playing together since they were in diapers, they aren't kidding. The two brothers from Redbud, Georgia, are the real deal when it comes to Southern outlaws. In…

Far Out: Rock and Roll Renaissance Man Jonah Matranga

March 15, 2018 - by Jonah Bayer - Artists

Jonah Matranga may not be a household name, but for over 25 years, he’s been making a living in music, whether it’s playing under his own name, the Onelinedrawing moniker, or sharing the stage with his bandmates in Far, Gratitude,…

Feel What U Feel: Grammy Winner Lisa Loeb on Her Guitars and Writing Across Generations

February 22, 2018 - by Jonah Bayer - Artists

If you were around in the nineties, you’re probably familiar with Lisa Loeb. The bespectacled singer-songwriter may be known best for her ubiquitous 1994 hit “Stay (I Missed You),” which was the first ever song by an unsigned artist to…

Feeding the Beast: Sam Beam of Iron & Wine

August 31, 2017 - by Jonah Bayer - Artists

Sam Beam of Iron & Wine reflects on the creative approach that shaped his latest opus, Beast Epic. A longer version of this interview is included in the Fall 2017 issue of Wood&Steel. Sam Beam has been busy. Among other things,…
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