Author: Molly Barber

Collateral On The Road with Phillip Phillips

Photos by Jesse DeFlorio and Molly Barber     Technology has had a massive impact on the music industry in the last couple of decades. The internet changed the game with Napster and YouTube. Cellphones allowed people the convenience of adding to and carrying on them their media library. And television, well television brought us American Idol.       American Idol is a singing competition series that first aired in 2002. Contestants battled it out for weeks on end for the winning prize of a record deal with a major label. The contestants not only had to make it...

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River Of Dreams

Aaron’s Journal Entry: First night on the river Very dark now. We are traveling upriver by flashlight. We haven’t found the tribe yet but can’t stop  because it’s too dangerous to sleep in the open jungle. Hoping to see tiki torches soon.  Getting later and colder. Still no village. Hoping the flashlight batteries last. Getting later. Heavy fog building on water. No village in sight. On the boat now for 12 hours. Spotted a faint light on the shore. It was a indigenous family that has lived on the river for 43 years. They saw our desperation and told...

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The Magic of the Night with Eugene Hütz of Gogol Bordello

    There is a musical ensemble traveling the world, spreading positive vibes and a contagious energy. With strong Slavic and Latin infused beats, this is a band that’s hard not to move along with. Ringleader Eugene Hütz’s strong Ukrainian accent spills over verses and choruses with lines that will play on repeat in your head for days on end. The skill and beauty of every note played by The Professor, Sergey Ryabtsev, cuts straight through you like butter. And if you’re lucky enough to see these troubadours live, the onstage presence of Boris Pelekh, Pedro Erazo, Pasha Newmer,...

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Looking Out My Back Door Wildlife Photographer Jan Ramelli

Photos by Jan Ramelli Since the beginning of its inception photography has captured the hearts of people near and far. What was once a treat for only the prominent, photographs are now commonplace- many of us carrying the technology to take them in our pockets. While we’ve come to a place and time where everyone can take pictures, there’s still a huge amount of talent and work that goes into being a photographer. One of the hardest parts of photography is finding your muse. While many photographers travel great distances for their inspiration, Jan Ramelli finds it in the...

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The Alchemy of Music with Mickey Raphael Harmonica Phenom

Photos by Danny Clinch and Jack Spencer There is an alchemy in music. A special combination of the right people, at the right time, with the right goods. A little of this, a pinch of that- it’s like watching grandma cook. She never uses a recipe or measuring cups and yet the alchemy is always spot on. That’s the good stuff. The stuff people remember. The stuff that lasts. When you stop and think about the alchemy of music, think about a song like God Only Knows by the Beach Boys. Brian Wilson used a bunch of unorthodox instruments...

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