Sofar DFW Podcast

Sofar DFW Podcast
Official Sofar DFW Podcast presented by Ana Xavie…
Interview: Madison Daggett
Jun 11 • 12 min
On this episode, we’ll introduce you to a musician who’s a master of blending soul, poetry, and music. Her name is Madison Daggett. Her folky, melancholic music draws from her deep introspection… there are a special innocence and purity about her sets…
Interview: The Marmalakes
May 7 • 10 min
On this episode, Ana Xavier sat down with Chase Weinacht and Josh Halpern, the core of Marmalakes. These lifelong friends love to create beautiful, melodic, rock and roll songs and if you have never heard their music live… don’t worry, we have a live…
Interview: The Dunwells
Apr 20 • 13 min
Hi, welcome to the Sofar DFW Podcast. Every other week we release a new interview and a live performance from a Sofar artist right here, in the Dallas Fort Worth area. On this episode Ana Xavier talks to brothers Joe and Dave Dunwell, two very talented…
Interview: Nick Flora Sofar
Apr 6 • 12 min
On this episode, Ana Xavier catches up with performer singer-songwriter Nick Flora. Nick’s passion for stories, comedy and audience interaction is obvious from the first minute he steps in on stage. We looked back at his early music years, gyms metaphors……
Interview: The Mammoths
Mar 23 • 9 min
On this episode Ana Xavier sat down with David Kapsner, Michael Jekot, Tyler Rush and Tim Durand, the four members of rock and roll band The Mammoths. Honoring the pretty wild side of rock and roll, the Austin band has lived some wild adventures…and has…
Interview: Thomas Csorba
Mar 9 • 11 min
Singer-songwriter Thomas Csorba talks about his debut EP, how he felt when we got to share the stage with his idol at ACL and recording in cassettes… Listen to the full interview for a special treat! Follow
Interview: Brandon Luedtke
Feb 23 • 6 min
We caught up with Austin-based singer-songwriter Brandon Luedtke to hear about the artist’s debut LP, Morning Light, touring, and we also detoured the conversation to talk about mixing coffee and beer. Follow Apply…
Interview: Nightcap
Feb 9 • 5 min
On this episode, Ana Xavier caught up with Nightcap band members Ryan King, Jake Bomgaars, Alex Alfonso ‘Fonzi’, Adrian Ayala and Deryk Camazine and learned that their music is a varied buffet of experiences. Don’t forget to give…
Interview: The Brook & The Bluff
Jan 26 • 7 min
The Brook & the Bluff are a very friendly 4-piece from Birmingham, AL founded in the Spring of 2016. Ana Xavier sat down with frontman Joseph Settine, drummer John Canada, guitarist Alec Bolton and bassist Fred Lankford to talk about their most recent…
Interview: Henry The Archer
Jan 12 • 6 min
Now released bi-monthly, the latest Sofar DFW Podcast features Sofar alumni Henry the Archer. We spoke to Richard Phillip Hennessy (aka “Henry”) about music awards, floating flamingos and the meaning behind his track ‘Pillow People’. Follow Henry the…
Interview: LEV
Dec 29, 2017 • 6 min
We caught up with LEV, unveiling her plans for 2018 and revealing her passions from music to vintage clothes and her entrepreneurial side. Follow Apply to the next Sofar DFW gig:
Interview: Blayr
Dec 15, 2017 • 7 min
We caught up with Alex Blair, front woman from electric soul band Blayr.
Interview: Molly Bush
Dec 8, 2017 • 6 min
For musicians, the whole “How did you end up playing Sofar shows?” happens in all sorts of ways. For singer-songwriter Molly Bush, it happened in a very special way… Follow Apply for tickets for the next Sofar…
Interview: Kelsey Lewis
Dec 1, 2017 • 7 min
Kelsey Lewis can light up a room in seconds with her melodic, joyful voice and incredible expressiveness. Ana Xavier spoke to the singer for the Sofar DFW Podcast and heard about her one-take music video ‘Falling’, how as an independent musician she dealt…
Interview: St Yuma
Nov 23, 2017 • 6 min
If you’re a fan of St. Yuma you should listen to this…
Interview: RHU
Nov 17, 2017 • 5 min
“Very eclectic and sonically exciting”, that’s how RHU defines her latest EP ‘Transitioning’. We spoke to the jazz artist about her latest release and the thought process behind it; porcelain and Indian food. Give a follow.…
Interview: Baylor Wilson
Nov 10, 2017 • 6 min
Sofar artists come from all walks of life and Baylor Wilson is no different. The Dallasite, now living in Nashville became known to the american public after her performance in Survivor back in 2014. Today, Baylor enchants audiences with her music skills,…
Interview: Garret Owen
Nov 3, 2017 • 6 min
Garrett Owen spent his childhood and teenage years traveling the globe with his parents, in missionary missions in Africa and Central America so it’s no surprise that his tracks showcase a lot of that. We dived deep into his past experiences as he had…
Interview: The Riverside
Oct 27, 2017 • 7 min
Jake Jeanson, Lorien Jeanson, Angela Miller, Sarah Organista, Lindsey Letto and Evan Kramer are more than friends - they became family after touring the country, sleeping under the stars and playing extraordinary venues. Hit ‘Play’ to get to know the…
Interview: Chad Goodson
Oct 20, 2017 • 6 min
When you meet Chad Goodson for the first time you’re bound to talk about Ne-Yo, coffee, Mondays and doing what you love. Don’t believe us? Just hit play! Follow Apply to get into the next Sofar DFW gig:
Interview: LO
Oct 13, 2017 • 3 min
We caught up with singer-songwriter LO before her first Sofar performance in Oak Cliff and she revealed some exciting news about her upcoming debut EP! Apply to get into the next Sofar DFW gig:
Interview: D And Chi
Oct 6, 2017 • 5 min
D and Chi reveal all about their deal with Sony (LSE/EDMG/Orchard/Sony), their adventures while busking in Oak Cliff and their trip to Houston after Hurricane Harvey hit the city. Follow Follow this link to apply to get into…
Interview: Slam Poet T Odis
Sep 29, 2017 • 4 min
Terry Odis is a man of many talents: he is an architect, a teacher, a poet and also a singer. He’s performed countless times at Sofar Sounds Dallas/Fort Worth and he’s even curated a show. Curious? Listen now. Follow this link to apply to get into the…
Interview: Casey Reid
Sep 22, 2017 • 5 min
Casey and Ana sat down for a chat about inspiration, writing to your future self and RV’s. Casey’s upcoming album ‘490 days’ is out October 14th. Check @thecasemaster Follow this link to apply to get into the next Sofar DFW gig:
Interview: Blue Apollo
Sep 15, 2017 • 4 min
Fall in love with acoustic performances all over again with Blue Apollo and Luke Nassar, Jeremiah Jensen and Rodman Steele undeniable music chemistry. Ana Xavier speaks to the band: they revealed how they unexpectedly came to play at Southwest Airlines’…
Interview: Heartland Nomads
Sep 8, 2017 • 4 min
American-roots duo Heartland Nomads speak about how nonprofit organization Liberty in North Korea played a key role in their inception as a band; their Small But Fortunate National Tour with Sofar Sounds and how they consider themselves to be Jambalaya.…
Interview: Jim And Sam
Sep 1, 2017 • 5 min
Jim and Sam decided to tour every day for a year and to see where that would take them. Ana Xavier met up with them back in July during their stop in Dallas for a Sofar Sounds gig in Oak Cliff and they spoke about what started it all; playing an outdoor…
Interview: A.J. LeGrand
Aug 25, 2017 • 4 min
Meet A.J. LeGrand: a self-taught musician that since an early age has fallen in love with the stories of others. Follow Apply to get in to the next Sofar DFW gig:
Interview: Deanna Valone
Aug 18, 2017 • 5 min
Deanna Valone speaks about her own ‘progressive nostalgia’; family talent shows and genre jumper musicians. Skip the line - use promo code ANA-03E6E to get your Sofar DFW ticket:
Interview with Walker Lukens
Aug 11, 2017 • 4 min
Austin-based singer-songwriter Walker Lukens speaks to Ana Xavier about his music, being compared to Prince and playing in teepees. Follow Skip the line - use promo code ANA-03E6E to get your Sofar DFW ticket:…
Interview: Bemyfiasco
Aug 4, 2017 • 4 min
Soulful singer-songwriter Bianca ‘Bemyfiasco’ Rodriguez speaks to Ana Xavier about her love for ribs, how “refreshing” performing for Sofar Sounds audiences’ feels like, and the moment social media enabled her to collaborate with her music hero Phonte.…
Caroline Murphy
Jul 27, 2017 • 4 min
Award-winning singer-songwriter Caroline Murphy is a talented storyteller. Listen to the podcast to find out how she turned dishwashing into an emotional song about heartbreak. Follow Skips the line - use promo…
Brothers and Brides
Jul 21, 2017 • 5 min
Folk band Brothers and Brides sit down with Ana Xavier to talk about states’ cultural differences; art, and lessons about persevering when (almost) everything goes wrong from the word ‘GO’. Listen to Brothers and Brides:…
Francine Thirteen
Jul 14, 2017 • 5 min
Francine Thirteen celebrates the sacredness of feminine power through her quirky ritual pop. The Dallas native revealed her take on patriarchal archetypes; the many sides of her own artistic persona and taking a new approach to her music. Connect with…
Tyler Marco’s secret notes
Jul 7, 2017 • 4 min
Tyler Marco’s sweet and charismatic personality shone through her first ever Sofar DFW Performance in Deep Ellum. Ana Xavier caught up with the folk singer-songwriter about her upcoming EP, honing her sound and secret neighbor notes. Listen to…
Jun 30, 2017 • 4 min
Aaron Long, aka Arlo, is an Americana singer-songwriter from Dallas. Just before he performed his first ever Sofar Sounds show, we spoke to him about his upcoming album, a winery tour, and his late dad. Want to ensure you get a spot at a Sofar DFW gig?…
The Band Camino
Jun 23, 2017 • 4 min
“Heaven on Earth? Dallas”. Hit play to find out why The Band Camino hold Dallas in such high regard. Check Want to make sure you get in at a Sofar DFW gig? Use promo code ANA-03E6E to get your ticket:
Duo Contra
Jun 16, 2017 • 5 min
Duo Contra reveals the (unusual) way by which they’ll sharing the three parts of their album; “massaging ears” and the what they are their preferred ways of listening to music. Want to make sure you get in at a Sofar DFW gig? Use promo code ANA-03E6E to…
Jun 8, 2017 • 4 min
Alternative-pop-rock band ‘The WLDLFE’ spoke to Ana Xavier from the Sofar DFW team about their ‘Bloodmobile’; the release of their most recent music video ‘Oversentimental’ and their tour around the country. Want to make sure you get in at a Sofar DFW…
Migrant Kids
Jun 2, 2017 • 5 min
This week we traveled to Austin to meet with (2/3 of) Migrant Kids. The band explained how last year’s election affected the band’s path and how hate mail and the anti-immigration rhetoric nearly convinced them to change the band’s name. Ana Xavier also…
Swimming With Bears
May 26, 2017 • 5 min
Swimming with Bears is a four-piece band based in Austin. Ana Xavier spoke to Joe and Jonathan about their ‘Yes attitude’, missing countless friends’ weddings and Sofar Sounds after-parties. Book your next gig now:
The truth of Andrew Holmes
May 19, 2017 • 5 min
Andrew Holmes is a full-time Folk/Americana singer-songwriter from Abilene, Texas. On this edition of the Sofar DFW Podcast, he talks to Ana Xavier about the highs and lows of chasing his dreams, his first Sofar DFW experience and dives into ‘his truth’.…
Daisy O’Connor
May 12, 2017 • 5 min
Lightsabers, sheep, and degrees of Poltz are all included in this talk with Daisy O’Connor. Be part of the next Sofar DFW gig:
Pearl Earl
May 5, 2017 • 3 min
Denton-based rock band Pearl Earl tell Ana Xavier all about flying maracas, pink vinyl and their love for dressing up. Be part of the next Sofar DFW gig:
Joseph Neville’s Sewing Kit
Apr 28, 2017 • 5 min
Joseph Neville told us how his music helped a family overcome the trauma of a canceled wedding; his opinion on how to find an “artist’s voice” and the kickstarter campaign he’s running for his upcoming album ‘Sewing Kit’. Want to help…
Joe Hertler And The Rainbow Seekers
Apr 21, 2017 • 4 min
Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers are touring the country, spreading the word about their newest album ‘Pluto’. We caught up with the band in Dallas right before their first ever Sofar Sounds gig and they revealed why they always give their very best even…
M’Lynn Musgrove
Apr 13, 2017 • 4 min
At the early age of 4 M’Lynn Musgrove learned how to play the piano and in middle school. she took her first steps in songwriting by drawing inspiration from her diary. Ana Xavier spoke to M’Lynn about jazz and songwriting, her first Sofar performance and…
Friday’s Foolery
Apr 7, 2017 • 4 min
‘Creativity through diversity’ is the band’s motto and quite frankly, we LOVE it. Brandon, Felix, Kwinton, Kevin and JaQuay Morgan had different paths in music and Friday’s Foolery is the explosive result of it. Ana Xavier spoke to the band about their…
David Tribble
Mar 30, 2017 • 4 min
David Tribble’s music is highly inspired by his faith, his family and, interesting fact here, his experience in The Voice. Ana Xavier also found out why his Twitter feed includes so many pictures of…socks?! Be part of the next Sofar DFW gig:…
An honest interview with McAllister
Mar 24, 2017 • 4 min
Discovering your own sound isn’t always easy, especially when you just started a band. Ana Xavier met McAllister’s front man Ty and heard about how sometimes finding your own sound can be an emotional roller coaster. Check out McAllister’s music on…
Mar 17, 2017 • 5 min
This edition of the Sofar DFW Podcast features Harumph, a five piece band from Norman, Oklahoma. Ana Xavier spoke to the band about signing nearly 1,000 CDs; bathing suits and sailor hats. Be part of the next Sofar DFW:
Mar 10, 2017 • 5 min
Beams are a Toronto-based alternative folk band touring the US and we were lucky enough to catch the 7-piece before their Sofar performance in Dallas. Ana Xavier spoke to Anna, Martin and Mike who revealed their run against time to fulfill a childhood…
The soulful voices of Saint Marie
Mar 3, 2017 • 4 min
Singer-songwriters Aymi and Chris formed Saint Marie in 2016 but when they’re on stage their performance will trick you into thinking these guys have been together for a lifetime. Their beautiful soulful harmonies and deep, intimate lyrics will take you…
What fuels Loyal Sally?
Feb 24, 2017 • 4 min
Ana Xavier sat down with Michael Lewis and Bubba from Loyal Sally to talk about their music projects; writing songs for children’s audiobooks, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty. Did you know Loyal Sally made our jingle? Be part of the next Sofar DFW gig:…
Talking funky tunes with Ronnie Heart
Feb 17, 2017 • 4 min
Ronnie Heart crafts songs exploding with funk, r&b and electronic sonorities and complements it with positive and high energy lyrics. Ana Xavier from the Sofar DFW team caught up with Ronnie: he confessed his love for theatrical performances (including…
Beatboxer Mike Lackey
Feb 10, 2017 • 5 min
Texas born and raised Mike Lackey speaks to Ana Xavier from the Sofar DFW team about the beatboxing community; inspirational encounters and taking part in major US beatboxing championships. A big thank you to Good Records for hosting our first episode of…