15 Minutes: a podcast about fame, with Jamie Berger
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Welcome to 15 Minutes. I'm Jamie Berger. First off, yes, 15 Minutes is the name - no, the episodes aren't all 15-minutes long. Sorry for any confusion! We'll be talking to everyone from the famous to high-school students and anyone and everyone in between, about FAME. Join me, won't you? For more about our guests, and how you can grab a chunk of your quarter hour, See also:
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Most Recent Episode
Episode 33 - Kate Lorenz and Matt "The Suitcase Junket" Lorenz
Matt and Kate Lorenz
are siblings and artists who’ve taken divergent paths since the now legendary band they formed with friends in Amherst, MA, in 2006 more or less stopped playing together in 2014.
Now, Matt, who makes music as “The Suitcase Junket” is releasing his fourth solo album. The Suitcase Junket is often called a “one-man band” but that chestnut somehow belittles what he accomplishes musically he can range from blues to rock to folk and pop, from fuzzy garaginess of White Stripes to Led Zeppelin to the somewhat more melodic sound and sweet harmonies on the new record.
Matt is also a visual artist, whose work adorns the covers of his albums. I have known the two of them through their music, as a fan, and as one of too many owners of a bar called the Rendezvous in Turners Falls, MA - where we’ve been lucky enough to host them in all of their musical incarnations and with a show of Matt’s large scrapwood-and-metal bird wall sculptures.
When Matt started making solo records, Kate hit the books, going to grad school in education. A few years later, she has the degree and has started a teaching career, but is also ready to return to the stage and studio. Her solo debut will be out this fall.
We talked in early March, at Matt’s house in rural Western Mass, amid his work on boiling down sap from his maples for syrup.
In the conversation, you’ll hear three songs: one from Kate, “Slide tackle into your heart,” one from Rusty Belle, “I’m Alive,” and one from Matt’s new Suitcase Junket album, “Piledriver” called “Beta Star”
Kate’s album and related URLs will out later this year. Find Matt at thesuitcasejunket.com - All the albums are great, but, if you get the chance, catch Matt live sometime, what he does is amazing to witness. Rusty Belle, their former band can be found at rustybelle.com
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