Tapestry Music Podcast

Hosted ByKelly Phillips

Tapestry is a podcast that explores music, the thread that weaves between us all. Explore the intricate fabric of the human experience as it relates to the universal language: music.

Hosted out of Pittsburgh, PA, Tapestry dives into conversations of all kinds, usually about more than just music.

  • Episode 17 | Chaney Crabb

    Today’s episode is a great discussion with Chaney Crabb, the vocalist from technical death metal band Entheos. We chat about topics like how being engaged to a member of her band has advantages for the creative process, drawing lyrical inspiration from philosophy, psychology, and personal tragedy - and what the most criminal aspects of the music industry are. TW/CW: there is brief mention of suicide and PTSD, if you are sensitive to these topics. Please listen to the episode at your own discretion! 📷 Jade Alex Photography Check out Chaney and Entheos here: FB: https://www.facebook.com/entheosband/ Instagram: @entheosofficial Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/4ZBgVz7Pg5ZAX7pZjURSOI?si=hG94lGI8Rd-Hwl2Crn6nsw Topics discussed in this episode: #AIR #allegaeon #amazeofrecycledcreeds #animalsasleaders #animosity #anthonygreen #anxiety #azusa #beyondcreation #broughtbypain #catharsis #cattivo #chaneycrabb #circasurvive #concertvenues #conjurer #darkfuture #deadlettercircus #deathcabforcutie #deathmetal #depechemode #depression #drabmajesty #entheos #evanbrewer #femalevocalists #feminism #fleetwoodmac #fleshwrought #frankcosta #fredrikthordendal #gorod #haters #intothemoat #intronaut #iowa #jobforacowboy #laurenbabic #losangeles #lyrics #merchcuts #merchcuts #metal #midlifecrisis #misandry #monuments #musicrecommendation #navenekoperweis #nihilism #nirvana #philosophy #pittsburgh #progrock #ptsd #R&B #recommendations #redhandeddenial #revolvermagazine #riversofnihil #santacruz #sarahlongfield #scalethesummit #sleepmakeswaves #songwriting #spinefarmrecords #suicide #synthpop #tastemaker #techdeath #technicaldeathmetal #theblackdahliamurder #thecontortionist #thedilingerescapeplan #thefaceless #theinfinitenothing #theocean #theoceancollective #tosinabasi #travislevrier #veilofmaya #venues #youtub […]

  • Episode 16 | Sun Trash

    Today’s episode features Columbus, Ohio-based duo Sun Trash, and we get to chat about the experience of writing an experimental album featuring some of their friends as collaborators, trends in the Columbus noise, jazz, and dance scenes, and on the difference between free music and Improvisation — with a capital I. Facebook: Sun Trash, Worms Rise Up! (rock opera), Whatever You Niche (podcast) and Very Much Recordings (record label) Bandcamp: https://suntrash.bandcamp.com/ Instagram: @suntrashband #4:33 #aggretsuko #americanjazz #asmr #athensohio #battletrance #calebmiller #cassette #cheeraccident #clarinet #collaboration #columbus #communication #conceptualart #contemporarydance #dance #deerhoof #experimental #freejazz #freemusic #halrammel #horselords #improv #improvisation #jamiestewart #jazz #jazztradition #johncage #johnzorn #joycecooling #jpop #keyboards #kindo #kingcrimson #longform #mathrock #microtonal #minimalist #musiceducation #musicpedagogy #newyorkcity #nickweckman #noise #nord #ohio #ohiouniversity #openimprovisation #oregon #ou #palberta #pepperonirolls #philadelphia #philipglass #pianist #podcast #primitive #process #processmusic #progressiverock #progrock #puppetshow #radarhill #rockopera #sax #saxophone #sleepytimegorillamuseum #sonsofkhemit #stevenreich #structure #suntrash #synethesia #synthesizer #themercurytree #thereignofkindo #theymightbegiants #timbre #trio #trombone #verymuchrecordings #weirdonoise #whateveryouniche #wormsriseup #xenharmonic #xiuxiu […]

  • Episode 15 | Raid the Quarry

    On today’s episode of Tapestry I have a chat with some of the members from Raleigh, North Carolina’s Raid the Quarry. Dan, Aaron, and Brian joined me to talk about their new album Temporary Cemetery, our shared musical influences, and ideas on how to promote their music and interact with fans - some of them including ice cream. Photo credit: Kristin Abigail Photography Go keep up with the band here: raidthequarry.com https://www.facebook.com/raidthequarry https://www.instagram.com/raidthequarry https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbAJlciY3m7_Qeyz43eGxQQ Topics covered: #alternative #alternativerock #altrock #anberlin #avettbrothers #bass #blink182 #chapehill #christianrock #crimsonmoonrecords #gretavanfleet #grunge #hairmetal #hardrock #hotones #learningtobreathe #localmusic #localmusicscene #lyrics #mae #marilynmanson #northcarolina #nostalgia #raidthequarry #raleigh #rock #rockmusic #rocknroll #ska #skillet #smashingpumpkins #songwriting #steelpanther #switchfoot #tarzan #theclassiccrime #theeverglow #themcrookedvultures #thesilvercord #tic #touring #tuba #weezer […]

  • Episode 14 | A Novelist

    Welcome to Episode 14, where I have a funny and inspiring chat with Alex Babineaux and Ben Nugent, who together make up the duo A Novelist, based out of Louisiana. Their 2019 album Folie is one of my favorite progressive death metal albums possibly ever, so don’t miss this conversation. Today we discuss topics such as what determines when a piece of music is finished, why power metal dorks and death metal dorks are the SAME dorks, and stopping in the middle of traffic to go to a Derek Roddy drum clinic. Find the guys here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ANovelistband/ Bandcamp: https://anovelist.bandcamp.com/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/37dWv08NxXBJrs3fCo5rye?si=9Udcd-3aR7agex2mw90tew #acidbath #alcest #alexbabineaux #amputecture #atthegates #bayou #behemoth #bennugent #billieholiday #bjork #blackgaze #blindguardian #blueknights #burnedatthestake #cacophony #caseycrescenzo #cattledecapitation #cedricbixlerzavala #chimera #chopin #chrisconnor #christianscott #conceptalbum #danpresland #darktranquillity #deathmetal #deathmetal #deepsouth #depechemode #derekroddy #dirkblast #dirkverbeuren #dorks #doublestroke #dreams #drumclinic #drumline #drummers #drumming #drumtechnique #epitaph #epitaph #finnish #fleshgodapocalypse #folie #folieadeux #francesthemute #fredericchopin #goatwhore #googoodolls #hateeternal #heavyblogisheavy #heretics #heretoir #impenitent #inferi #inquisition #isa #jamieking #jazz #jeffloomis #jimihendrix #joeyjordison #kalmah #killswitchengage #lafayette #lambofgod #lantlos #ledzeppelin #louisiana #marchingband #melodeath #melodicdeathmetal #metal #metallica #moellertechnique #music appreciation #musictheory #nautilus #necrophagist #neobliviscaris #neural #neworleans #niege #nightmares #nile #nocturne #novelist #numetal #obscura #omarrodriguezlopez #omnivium #osdm #paradiddles #pearldrums #plini #portraits #powermetal #progressivedeathmetal #psycroptic #religiousbigotry #riversofnihil #saxophone #searbliss #shredguitar #snakefeast #snare #snow #soilwork #spanishinquisition #sunlessdawn #techdeath #technicaldeathmetal #thearmed #theblackdahliamurder #thedearhunter #thehouseofautodafe #thehumanabstract #themarsvolta #toiletovhell #travisryan #whiteward #wintersun […]

  • Episode 13 | Raiju

    Welcome to Episode 13 of Tapestry. Today's episode features two of the five talented members of Raiju, a self-professed "freakish mix" of technical death metal, pop punk, and progressive metal. The guys walk me through their approach to music, including how they use spreadsheets to stay organized, how they discovered their vocalist and bassist on Craigslist, and how they manage to write authentic music which also resonates with listeners. Credit for the episode photography goes to Rob Watkins of Watkins Media (IG: @ watkins_media). www.RaijuMusic.com Facebook: www.Facebook.com/RaijuMusic YouTube: www.Youtube.com/user/RaijuMusic IG & Twitter: @RaijuMusic Bandcamp: RaijuMusic.Bandcamp.com Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7bNMLK0X5arSGHqKtHOv2y?si=xk3zbwZUR_S-VREbB8zZ2Q #aethereus #allshallperish #angusyoung #animosity #anthonygreen #anupsastry #arsis #astronoid #audioengineering #avengedsevenfold #bandpractice #baroness #bass #bayarea #beardfish #betweentheburiedandme #billboard #bjork #blink182 #boston #brandnew #bringmethehorizon #btbam #california #californiastate #cancersurvivor #catholicschool #chico #circasurvive #coachella #colors #composition #craigslist #deadlanguage #deafheaven #deathmetal #demiseofallreason #destrage #disasterpiece #doubleness #emotional #experimental #fallujah #floridadeathmetal #fortress #haustmanagement #hawaii #imogenheap #inspiration #jazz #jeffloomis #johncoltrane #kansas #latin #m83 #machinehead #masterofpuppets #mcr #metallica #mikepatton #musiccharts #musiciansinstitute #musicinterview #musicproduction #mychemicalromance #necrophagist #neobliviscaris #nevermore #nonsequitur #popmusic #poppunk #posthardcore #production #progmetal #progressive #progressivemetal #protestthehero #punk #queen #raiju #raijumusic #sanfrancisco #sempiternal #sikth #slipknot #songwriting #spreadsheet #standupbass #surfing #takingbacksunday #techdeath #technicaldeathmetal #tesseract #theacidmantle #theblackdahliamurder #thedearhunter #theodiusconstruct #thesafetyfire #westcoast #zackohren […]

  • Episode 12 | Shiva Skydriver

    Welcome to Episode 12 of Tapestry. Today’s episode is a conversation with Shiva Skydiver, a three-piece rock band based in Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania. The trio took time out of their packed schedule playing shows all over town and beyond to talk with me about what it’s like playing in a band with members born across almost three different decades, the importance of band chemistry and how it helps them play from “feel” alone - and how they ended up being booked to play a gig for a birthday party… all the way in Austria. Credit for the episode photography goes to Savannah Butler. Go have a look at what Kelsey, Luke, and Ed are up to here: www.shivaskydriver.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shivaskydriver/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shivaskydriver/ Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/59yzFMoszZyPRGuPlbarwT #acdc #acousticduo #aliceinchains #arcobass #arttherapy #austria #bandleader #bass #blues #bluesrock #buckcherry #chemistry #chuckberry #clarinet #classcalguitar #coverband #davidbowie #drumcircle #drums #edskero #ericclapton #facetime #fanbase #fleetwoodmac #funk #greensburg #guitarhero #guitarists #guitarlessons #gunsnroses #GWAR #jackwhite #jimihendrix #jimmypage #johnfrusciante #johnleehooker #kansas #kelseyjames #kings #kiss #kiss #latrobe #ledzeppelin #ledzeppelin #letgoofallyouknow #lukezajdel #marchingband #mattmuckle #megwhite #mindfulness #musicelitism #musichistory #musiciansinstitute #musicnetworking #musicteacher #musictheory #musictherapy #neilpeart #paulgilbert #percussion #primus #privatelessons #progrock #queen #radiohead #redhotchilipeppers #restraint #rhcp #rockband #rockmusic #rush #sessionmusician #setonhill #shivaskydriver #skero&jingles #stagepresence #stardom #steelworker #stevenperkins #stuartcopeland #synthesizers #thesmiths #thewho #timalexander #unsigned #vanhalen #wallofvoodoo #westernpa […]

  • Episode 11 | Natalie Hornyak (Cabinets of Curiosity)

    Welcome to Episode 11 of Tapestry. Today I have a conversation with Natalie Hornyak, the singer and pianist of New Jersey-based 7-piece progressive rock band Cabinets of Curiosity. We delved into a variety of topics, including furthering opportunities for women in the progressive music scene, writing songs about traffic on the Garden State Parkway, and even fan-fiction about the band Genesis. Please go support Natalie and her 6 talented cohorts here: cabinets-of-curiosity.com Bandcamp: cabinetsofcuriosity.bandcamp.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cabinetsofcuriosityofficial/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cabinetsofcuriosityofficial/ SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/cabinetsofcuriosity Twitter: https://twitter.com/cabinetsofprog #70sprog #afterlife #anniehaslam #annwilson #apocalyptic #bentknee #betweentheburiedandme #blackcomedy #btbam #cabinetsofcuriosity #caroleking #chaos #cheddar #classicalmusic #classicprog #cliques #conceptalbum #corporateworld #cosmichumor #craigslist #creativewriting #deeplywoven #destruction #deviantart #discord #douglasadams #dreamtheater #drummers #drums #einarsolberg #emersonlakeandpalmer #endoftheworld #epistemology #fanart #fantasy #feelings #femalefronted #femalemusicians #femalevocalists #feminism #fiction #frankzappa #gatekeeping #genesis #ghostreveries #haken #iamthemorning #indieartists #janellemonae #jazz #jazzband #jazzfusion #jethrotull #johancable #jonathanhoward #jonimitchell #keyboards #kingcrimson #kscope #kurtvonnegut #leprous #livejournal #livejournal #lydianmode #lyricists #management #marillion #marketing #millennials #montclairstate #musiccomposition #natswagger #neilgaiman #nerds #newjersey #novel #opeth #petergabriel #philadelphia #philcollins #philosophy #piano #porcupinetree #prog #progladies #progressiverock #progrock #quadrophenia #renaissance #rush #singer #singers #slashfiction #socialization #socialmedia #songwriters #steampunk #stevenwilson #thankyouscientist #thechaosgame #thegoodplace #thepineapplethief #thewho #tvtropes #vocaltechnique #vocaltraining #voicelessons #windandwuthering #womeninmusic #worldbuilding […]

  • Episode 10 | Joey Frevola (Kyros & Edge of Reality)

    Welcome to Episode 10 of Tapestry. On this episode I chat with Joey Frevola, a multi-talented musician currently living in Nashville. Joey keeps himself busy by playing guitar for the UK-based prog rock group Kyros, the American prog metal act Edge of Reality, and also writes his own solo material. We cover topics such as the challenges he faces being an active member of a band that’s in a different country, composing film scores, and why one of his favorite albums is one that hasn’t even been released yet. Go have a listen to Joey’s many projects here: Solo stuff (Gone): 'Empty' lyric video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ymgeSbhY3Yo Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Chuchaka2112 Bandcamp: https://joeyfrevola.bandcamp.com/album/gone Kyros  'Monster' music video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hI-Ql6im-jA Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/KyrosOfficial/ Bandcamp: https://kyrosmusic.bandcamp.com/ Edge of Reality  'Grababyte' playthrough video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwuNyZrr_9Q Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/edgeofrealitymusic/ Bandcamp: https://edgeofreality.bandcamp.com/ Come join us on Discord at Images & Words: https://discord.gg/uWmXBpb _________________ #7deadlysins #80s #activ #akdongmusician #akmu #animatedfilm #anotionofsilence #audioproduction #auxpercussion #ayreon #batman #belmont #belmontcollege #berklee #bowmanbrock #british #bucketed #cardiacs #cardiacs #casualtiesofcool #conceptalbum #craigblundell #crazytrain #cynic #dancedancerevolution #dannyelfman #deconstruction #devintownsend #dir #disappearingact #discord #dragonforce #edgeofreality #edguy #elderscrolls #empath #epicloud #epicmusic #experimental #filmcomposition #filmmusic #filmscore #flashflashrevolution #florida #frost* #ghibli #gigs #gone #guitarists #haken #hayaomiyazaki #hisaishi #horehound #humanequation #imagesandwords #imogenheap #independentmusicians #japanesefilm #jeffgoldblum #jeremysoule #jessebrock #joehisaishi #joeyfrevola #kazoo #korean #kpop #kyros #linesinthesky #london #mikepatton #mixing #miyazaki #montypython #morrowind #moviesoundtrack #mrbungle #musiccareer #musicmajor #musictheory #musicwriting #nashville #nealmorse #nealmorse #nephew #nightverse #oblivion #oingoboingo #orchestral #ost #overture #ozzyosbourne #paulmasvidal #percussion #perfectionism #piano #popmusic #powermetal #prog #progmagazine #progmetal #progressive #progressive #progrock #progrock #recording #rockband #rockopera #ruins #rush #rush #sampling #secretchiefs #singtogod #skyrim #slidewhistle #smoothjazz #solomusician #solowork #strawberrygirls #studioghibli #synaethesia #synthesizers #thedearhunter #theelderscrolls #thelisteningchair #theresidents #timburton #timsmith #touringband #transatlantic #twostepsfromhell #viciouscircle #videogamesoundtracks #vocoder #voxhumana #yyz […]

  • Episode 09 | Louis Snyder (Riparian)

    Welcome to Episode 9 of Tapestry. Today I sit down with Louis Snyder, guitarist of the Pittsburgh-based death metal band Riparian. Throughout this episode we riff on misconceptions about metalheads, the connection between animal activism and music, and a LOT about beer, both consuming it and getting to sponsor and brew your own. Go check out Lou and his bandmates in Riparian here: Bandcamp: https://riparianpgh.bandcamp.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RiparianPgh/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/riparian_pgh/ Episode photographer credit: Nick Prezioso (@nick.prezioso on IG) #animaladvocacy #animalrights #anneke #annekevangiersbergen #batushka #beer #blackforgecoffee #blackforgecoffeehouse #boughtinblood #brewtalbeerfest #brewtalbeerfestival #brimstonecoven #buckethead #caninus #cannibalcorpse #carvin #catch33 #cattledecapitation #christian #christianmetalcore #dadrock #deathmetal #devintownsend #devintownsendproject #drumandbass #drums #dyingfetus #environment #environmentalstewardship #festivals #frommarstosirius #fruityloops #gentlemen #godden #gojira #gretavanfleet #greyhoundrescue #grindcore #guiltypleasures #guitarhero #hardcore #harmony #hatebeak #horehound #hurryhomehounds #ibanez #icaruswitch #inflames #ironmaiden #kiesel #ladybeast #larsulrich #ledzeppelin #localmusic #magma #mckeesrocks #mediaplay #meshuggah #metal #metalcore #metalgenres #metalhead #metallica #metalocalypse #monolord #muhhamedsuicmez #musicfestival #musicscene #necrophagist #neilyoung #northcountrybrewing #onionmaiden #paulreedsmith #pendulum #pittsburgh #pittsburghmusicians #pittsburghmusicscene #porcupinetree #prs #pyrithe #radio #recording #riffs #rigsofdad #riparian #riparianpgh #rockontherange #serjtankian #shred #smallbusinesses #soad #soundtracktoyourescape #stageae #stanger #stevenwilson #subgenres #systemofadown #theblackdahliamurder #thesmilingmoose #tokiwartooth #trumpet #vegan #vegetarian #vuur […]

  • Episode 08 | Casey Buchanan-Smith & George Smith

    Welcome to Episode 8 of Tapestry. On this episode, I sit down for a cozy conversation ALL about bagpipes with Casey Buchanan-Smith, a friend of mine from high school, and her husband, George Smith. Both are members of the MacDonald Pipe Band, based here in Pittsburgh, and have a huge breadth of experience in the bagpiping world. We talk about plenty of things, including pickup bands, instructor loyalty, and, you guessed it - the bagpiper at John McCain’s funeral. Please go check out these pipe-related links: MacDonald Pipe Band: www.macdonaldpipeband.net Colin Kyo Bagpipes: https://www.facebook.com/Colin-Kyo-Bagpipes-293095517408491/ #accordion #adjudication #alybain #amach #anglo #anglophile #bagpipes #bagpiping #baldwin #balmoral #blues #breakingbenjamin #breton #british #britishempire #carnegiemellon #cmu #ceilidh #chanter #classicrock #corps #cream #dancing #dci #direstraits #donaldmccloud #doublereed #drumcorps #drumming #drums #edinboro #edinburgh #english #ericclapton #ethnotech #fiddle #fiddler #fightinghighlanders #fireband #flowerofscotland #folk #folkmusic #frontensemble #garthbrooks #glasgow #glockenspiel #golf #gordanduncan #guitar #henderson #highland #highlanddancer #highlandgames #history #ireland #irish #irishpunk #jamband #jamsession #johnmcain #julliard #ledzeppelin #macdonald #martynbennett #macysdayparade #malletpercussion #marchingarts #marchingband #marchstrathspeyandreel #military #miltonbaker #motioncitysoundtrack #msr #musicmajor #musichistory #niteworks #oberlin #orchestrabells #pibroch #piobaireachd #pipeband #pipeline #pinkfloyd #pit #pitensemble #pittsburgh #professionalmusician #reedinstrument #redhotchilipipers #regiment #rugby #scotch #scotland #scottish #scottishdance #scottishhistory #senatormccain #steelthistle #tartan #tattoo #thebeatles #thelowkings #thenagus #theparkbar #tidelines #topsecretdrumcorps #trailwest #valleyforgecollege #vibraphone #westernmusic #woodwinds #worldpipeband #worldpipebandchampionships […]