Mad Valley Lodge Podcast
About This Show
The Mad Valley Lodge is a house concert series based in Nashville, that for the last two years has hosted some of Nashville's most talented artist. Nick Pankey will be interviewing some of the musicians that have played the lodge or are going to in the future. This podcast will seek to understand how they got where they are, where they are going next and what drives them to play and write music.
Most Recent Episode
Ira Wolf MVLP #7 - 9/15/16
Hailing from the mountains of Montana, and making a home in Nashville, TN, Ira Wolf's music and writing is filled with "..original and accessible lyrics without a hint of cliches." With two studio albums to share, Ira has performed on stages across the U.S., parts of Europe, and Southeast Asia since she began touring in 2014. She draws from personal experience, and connects on an intimate level with her audience through her honest lyrics and melancholy vocals. With roots in folk, americana and bluegrass genres, Ira has found a unique sound that resonates well with any crowd.
A former Berklee College of Music student, Ira has been recognized for her lyrical content, and vocal capabilities in multiple songwriting competitions including Rocky Mountain Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase, Great American Song Contest Finalist, International Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist, Gate City Music Festival Songwriting Competition Winner, CT Folk Festival Top Five Songwriting Finalist, and a scholarship recipient for Folk Alliance International's 2015 Conference. Beyond songwriting and performing, Ira has been acknowledged for her fearless dedication to a full-time touring schedule as a soloist. As she has continued living on the road throughout the past two years, her music and lifestyle have been featured in blogs such as She-Explores 'Women on the Road', and Sonicbids 'Success Stories'.
Ira recently returned from a five-month-long run; The Gowesty Tour, after releasing her sophomore album 'Honest' in March. She continues to tour extensively inside the states and overseas as she works toward her next project.