POM65: big sun * big heart “big sun * today”

• June 27th, 2019

Javan DeHaven and Jake Mitchell have been collaborating on various musical projects for more than 15 years. big sun * brief heart, their most recent project is an effort to explore themes of Americana, folk, and rock 'n roll. Lyrics and music were contributed by both. Recording took place at Sun Dog Studio in Mount Vernon, Maine. Other songs from the project can be found at their sound cloud link.


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POM64: aLunarLanding “Crying > Dying”

• June 15th, 2019
aLunarLanding is an emcee, artist and songwriter residing in Portland, ME.  Originally from South Florida, aLunarLanding made his way to Portland in October of 2015.  He can be found hugging rappers at Monday of the Minds every second and fourth Monday at Flask Lounge. 
He has played shows up and down the east coast sharing the stage with acts such as Sage Francis, B. Dolan, Afro Man, LMFAO, Ceschi, D II, Eyenine, Seth on Gray Street, Ill By Instinct, Stay on Mars, Graphic Melee, Myles Bullen and many more.
His most recent project “Notes from the Corner of the Room” is available at www.alunarlanding.bandcamp.com 
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POM63: Spall “#56”

• May 30th, 2019
Jack Blagdon and Ian Smith have been making music off and on in one form or another since the 80’s. Spall is their current incarnation as a two piece band playing mostly instrumental originals with Jack on drums and Ian electric guitar. Ian opened Sun Tiki Studios on Forest Avenue in Portland in April of 2018. Sun Tiki is a live performance venue with fully equipped hourly rehearsal rooms. Shows include nearly every genre of music and happen three or four nights a week.
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POM62 Elaine Colella “Count You In”

• May 28th, 2019

I’ll let Elaine tell you about herself:

I have been playing guitar since my college days when I soul searched for a guitar maestro. I began my training with classical guitar. Folk music soon came a-calling and I met weekly with an excellent finger-picking teacher, Jerry Lund. I was introduced to singer songwriters Shawn Colvin,
John Gorka, Nancy Griffith, Richard Shindell, and Lucy Kaplansky. I love writing music, poetry, and instrumentals. I also experiment with alternative tunings and a mashup of capos to create unusual and airy chords.
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POM61 Olivia Frances “Moon to My Sun”

• May 6th, 2019

When Olivia Frances walks on stage, her infectious positive energy and powerful stage presence captures a room. After winning four distinguished awards in 2018 alone, this pop/folk artist is now working on her highly-anticipated third release. 

This Cincinnati-native continues to be recognized by Nashville Songwriter Association International (NSAI) as a “Ones to Watch” songwriter, now over a dozen times. Her songs on SoundCloud have reached over 100,000 streams, generating a loyal fanbase around the world. Her critically-acclaimed single, “Moon to My Sun” was the VOX Pop Winner in the Love Song Category at the 2018 Independent Music Awards (IMA’s) held at Lincoln Center. The IMA’s  “honor the year's most exceptional self-released & indie label projects from around the world.” She also won 1st place in the Singer-Songwriter Category in the 2018 New England Songwriting Competition. 

As an independent artist, Frances has organized several tours throughout the Midwest, South, and along the East Coast, impressing audiences from Nashville to Boston. In 2018, she was one of the few American artists selected to perform at IndieWeek Canada in Toronto, where she made her international debut.

In the midst of co-writing, practicing, and performing, Olivia is also a full-time college student in her senior year at Clark University in Worcester, MA majoring in Global Environmental Studies and minoring in Music. After graduation, she’s excited to call Nashville her permanent home. Her fans, who are affectionately referred to as “Frances Friends,” and new listeners alike, can keep up with her upcoming shows and news at www.oliviafrancesmusic.com

Olivia and former podcast guest Sigrid Sibley (POM52) will be playing at Lenny’s in Westbrook on Tuesday, June 4th at 7pm.

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POM60 Paul Rainone “WIldflower”

• May 2nd, 2019

Paul Rainone started writing songs in his teens.  All he ever wanted was to write good songs.  He studied music at Berklee and spent the last decade living in random towns in random states.  He hopes to release his first album independently late 2019.  

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POM59: Kelcie Caldwell “Oh You”

• April 18th, 2019
A long time resident of Maine, and current resident of Portland.  Kelcie has played guitar/music for 19 years, since age 12.
Since then has picked up several instruments which are featured in most of his recordings including banjo, mandolin, washboard, double
bass, dobro, and ukulele.   Kelcie was in various bands such as Cold Shower, The Loconuts!, The Cash Onlys!,  and From Around Here.
You can find his music on spotify as The Loconuts!
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POM58: Frank Pennisi “Carnival (Tommy’s Song)”

• January 10th, 2019
Frank Pennisi has appeared on the POM Podcast twice previously, but this is his solo debut.
Frank is a coworker of yours truly, and also a friend.

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POM 57. Michael Freitag. “Softly Comes Nightfall”

• November 16th, 2018

Michael Freitag is a musician based out of Southern Maine. After studying music theory at the University of Southern Maine and playing many Zeldas, he's been combining his two loves as a hobbyist composer, creating soundtracks in his spare time for games that don't exist. He aspires to one day write music for real, actual video games, and maybe even get paid for it.

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POM 56 Endo Gena: “Think So”

• November 8th, 2018

Endo Gena is an artist out of Trenton, New Jersey, with many performances and rap battles under his belt. He is the youngest of 7 children. Throughout his diverse education he often participated in performing arts classes for his fellow classmates. His music style is very unique and innovative. In the 2000's he moved from state to state looking to find the best audiences and performance venues. Even though he experienced hardship in the city, he always stayed humble and positive, looking for the greater opportunity. As a self starting young entrepreneur with a very ambitious attitude, he is making his way up. When obstacles come his way, he overcomes them, always keeping a smile on his face. His music is versatile with a new age rap style, incorporating the traditional flowing method of late 90's and 2000's songwriters and rappers. Some of his influences are Biggie Smalls, Tupac, Eminem, Big Daddy Kane, Drake, Future, Lil Uzi Vert, and a host of others. With all that he has conquered, he's determined to thrive and seek excellence!!!

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