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Jana Lee Macheca, a.k.a, Lady Jaye, is a writer, professional music photographer and the owner of First Angel Media, which focuses on bringing the emotion of music to it's fans through articles and photos. The company has local, national, and international aspects. Working as editor and photographer for Chimera Magazine, a fast growing online publication that focuses on National and regional names, she is able to bring attention to our area bands in a unique way. Whether working with bands as a PR rep, heading up groups designed to help Pittsburgh's local music scene, or any other of the many projects she's involved in, she tries to bring a positive and passionate approach to the Pittsburgh Music Scene.

Audio Gossip with Lady Jaye Episode 16 – Greywalker


Tonight we’re talking to Brian Howe of Greywalker about the cool stuff his band is doing – awesome shows, a new release and a very recent video release among so many other things!! Brian also talks about some of the awesome things he does personally – podcasting, being on the board of Brewtal Beerfest to name a few! Listen in and find out more!!

Audio Gossip with Lady Jaye Episode 15 – Alter the Design


Sitting down with Alter the Design to talk about the great things they have happening that include an upcoming concert with Puddle of Mudd and a new release, but finding out more about the members behind the music. Find out more about them as a band and as the amazing people they are!!

Audio Gossip with Lady Jaye Eps 14 – Fuel Up on Food and Music in Pittsburgh!


On a special episode of Audio Gossip with Lady Jaye, Justin Sanford (Neverwake) and Jason Kozura(Silence Follows/The Crucible Project) talk with her about some of the shows coming up but really, the focus is on the food! They give suggestions on what to eat at the venues they’ve visited, their favorite meals, some of the best places to eat in Da ‘Burgh and a glimpse into the recipes that will be posted on their pages with the podcast share! That’s right, these two are well known for their food as well as their music and they’re going to share both with you! You’re not going to make it through this one without getting hungry!!

Let Jason, Justin and Lady Jaye know what your favorite places in Pittsburgh are!!

2018 Summer Throwdown Fueled by Monster Energy – Country Music and Miles of Trails Add Up to an Amazing Festival!

The first annual Summer Throwdown at Mines and meadows ATV/RV Resort in Wampum, PA was a huge event of country music!! This family friendly festival had everything you’d expect and so much more, four days might not be enough time to explore it all!

While our focus is the music there was so much going on that there really was something for everyone. From the big stage to the bike jumps, vendors, woods, mines and trails, there was music, laughter and a great time was had by all. Many came to camp while others came for the day, even the rains on Friday did nothing to dampen the spirits or those who were a part of this four day festival. Folks stayed in the shade when possible during the warm day as they relaxed but couldn’t be kept from the stage area when Township Road started with their feel good sound and came out in droves to see John King hit the stage when the sun went down Friday night.

Saturday I caught a mixed bag of delights, with the music playing between freestyle motocross jumps and an announcer from Froggy FM letting everyone know more about the bands and what was going on that day, the crowds easily moved to and from the trails and across the large open field. Perfectly blended times meant not racing from one thing to the next and this was a first for me, watching mid air action as riders performed stunts high above the crowd. One of the amazing men flying through the air was 2017 X-Games Gold Medalist, Destin Cantrell and all three stunned the crowd with their feats.

Some of the bands I caught during my time there were:

Township Road – Country, Rock
John King – Country
The Hills and The Rivers – Post-Apocalyptic, Street Folk
Molly Alphabet – Country, Folk, Rock
Bindley Hardware Co. – Americana
North of Mason-Dixon (NOMaD) – New Country, Rock

Fueled by Monster Energy this festival was a highlight of my summer with friendly people, amazing food vendors (there is such a thing as portabella mac and cheese and you need to try this!!) and taking my time checking out just some of the 85 miles of trails for riding over the over 870 acre area. This is going to be a mainstay in my summer festival stops and hopefully next time I get to try out a mine tour as well!

Photo and article credit: Jana Lee Macheca/First Angel Media

Audio Gossip with Lady Jaye Episode #13 – Among Thorns


Members of Among Thorns sat down to talk about this new band, their new music and their rather full calendar! Giving props to all the musicians and events they are working with and having fun with every step. Find out more and here what’s in store with Among Thorns on Audio Gossip with Lady Jaye!

Audio Gossip with Lady Jaye Episode #12 – Behind the Screams with Leprosy!!


Heading off the beaten path and down a darker genre, Lady Jaye had the chance to talk to the very well known and established band, Leprosy. Definitely different, no matter what type of music you listen to… probably not the podcast you’d think it is! Listen in as we talk about the stuff this band is still up to, 30 years and they refuse to fade away. Be it your first or your favorite – get your taste of Leprosy!!

Audio Gossip with Lady Jaye Episode #11 – Durandal

Lady Jaye talks with members of Durandal in a fun, yet at times touching, interview. There’s a deeper message behind the name, the music and some of the meanings behind the songs are simply inspirational. Find out more about this band and the members themselves by listening in!

Audio Gossip with Lady Jaye Episode #11 – Interview with 9 Stitch Method


In today’s episode, Lady Jaye has a fun and informative chat with the members of 9 Stitch Method about their band, the changes they’ve seen in their music, their positive support of the local music scene and….. a big pink bunny??? A very fun chat with some great guys who happen to make some great music!!

Audio Gossip with Lady Jaye Episode 10 – Devil Inside Promotions


Today I had the pleasure of interviewing a close friend and fellow media company owner, Dakota Horbaczek, about what his company does for unsigned artists and his success at bringing shows and bands to the public view….. There may also be some talk about chicken wings in there…… Listen in and find out more about the man behind the name!

Superheroes Believe in Miracles! Reaching out across the U.S. to help children with illnesses.


On episode 9 Lady Jaye brings in guest host Bill Domiano to talk with Superheores Believe In Miracles founder Amy Faltot and associate Steve Bechtold. Some topics covered are how to be a part of this amazing charity, how to sign up a child you know, the upcoming concert to help financially support this cause and more. Tune in to hear the details about this amazing charity helping children with illnesses to get birthday packages and feel like the superheroes they are!