Jason Mundok

Podcast #130: Canyon.

Canyon

Canyon. Canyon is technically from Connecticut but has adopted Lancaster as a home away from home and has spent the better part of the past year here working producer Chad Kinsey on her debut solo album called Half. Canyon first came to Lancaster to showcase at a Launch Music Conference four years ago. She continues…

Podcast #129: American Hollar and Shawnama Cinema

The Things You Can't Change by American Hollar

American Hollar & My Rural Radio Mike Males is the frontman of the York County based country band American Hollar. The band recently released a brand new album called The Things You Can’t Change that features a whole host of stellar guest musicians. Mike is also one of the founders of My Rural Radio, a web-based streaming…

The Commitment Diet

fruits and veggies

I have noticed a dramatic increase in “busy” among my creative friends over the past few years . It seems like any time I ask how they’re doing, their eyes roll, they let out a dramatic sigh, and then they say something like, “Oh man, I’m really busy. Too busy”. I’m sure this is not unique to…

The Key to a Successful Creative Endeavor: One Man’s Theory

Wood Stove Fire

I have been developing a very simple theory about the key to successful creative endeavors. Before I go any further, I would like to acknowledge that “successful”, “creative”, and “endeavors” are all relative terms and mean different things to different people. This theory is general and hopefully applicable to you, regardless of how you define…

Podcast #126: Lavacave LIVE at Triforce Studios and it’s Mickel Time!

ATWS Live at Triforce

Lavacave LIVE Lavacave is a retro-pop, gypsy cabaret, and woodland punk trio from Lancaster, PA featuring Robin Chambers (vocals, violin), Nick DiSanto (vocals, guitar, drums, xylophone), and Donna Volles (bass). On First Friday, March 7, 2014 the band joined Mike McMonagle and me at Triforce Studios for the first episode of Around the Wood Stove recorded…

Podcast 125: #LancasterRockShow

Lancaster Rock Show #1

#LancasterRockShow On a ridiculously cold Friday night at the end of February I had the privilege of joining some of the area’s best rock bands for killer night of live music at Lancaster’s premiere rock club, the legendary Chameleon Club. The show was dubbed the #LancasterRockShow, an idea that is sure to become a series…

Podcast #124: Hickorytown Ruckus, Joe Devoy, and Shawnama Cinema

Gordon Smoker Live from the Cellar

The HickoryTown Ruckus Gordon Smoker is a Lancaster based singer-songwriter who works under the name The Hickorytown Ruckus who recently released a new album called Old City Night. Gordon sprinkles references to Lancaster throughout the album and includes several duets with area female vocalists Kimberliana, Kelly Lapp, Canyon, and a special performance by Gordon’s niece,  …