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The Backstage Sessions at Sig Sounds: Ruth Ungar Merenda & Anais Mitchell

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The Backstage Sessions at Signature Sounds
Guest Interviewer Ruth Ungar Merenda w/ Guest Artist Anais Mitchell
Songwriter multi-instrumentalist, festival promoter Ruth Ungar Merenda (most recent recording Nonet with The Mammals) interviews Tony and Grammy awards-winning Anais Mitchell
Sunday, January 17th at 8pm, ET
One of the luckiest things about working in music is the unforgettable life of backstage conversation. The off-handed chat of musicians and old friends, crossing paths out on the road, of radio personalities interviewing stars, of promoters chatting with players in green rooms, well into the small hours. This winter, on all the cold and locked-down Sunday nights, we’re bringing you behind the scenes for a new online series called the Backstage Sessions. We asked some of our favorite industry friends—dj's, music writers, podcast hosts, festival promoters, even musicians and dancers themselves—to choose an artist they'd love to talk to. Each Sunday is a different pairing, with conversation and unexpected music.The series is online at It’s by donation. So if you’re broke, come for free. Rolling in it? Throw in a $20 or more. The majority of the income goes to the interviewer and artist, or to a cause of their choice. The rest goes to keeping the Sig Sounds crew working till we can reopen our doors. The Backstage Sessions will run from January 2021-March 2021.
Stream it here:
Most of the income from tonight’s show will go to Shift Meals, an innovative response in Vermont to Covid19, working with farms, gardens, and restaurants to provide food for people during a time of food insecurity.
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