This is the seventh “Quick Hits” episode – a compilation of micro-interviews with four artists. It’s a fun way for the podcast to expand its scope a bit and talk to a wider range of guests.
This episode features:
- Heavy folk outfit The Dirty Beat
- Jazz improvisers Freddy and the Fire Nation
- Indie pop singer-songwriter Rein
- Pop singer Carlo Capobianco
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