Audio Barre

Audio Barre is a music podcast hosted by Mike Sains and Chris Lee that features artist interviews, performances, gear rundowns, and candid conversations featuring up-and-coming, established local DMV-area musicians, national acts, and beyond! SUBSCRIBE! Rate and Review the show on iTunes!

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Episode 10: Of Tomorrow


Blue Hippo Recordings Presents: Audio Barre Episode 10

MERRY CHRISTMAS! HAPPY HANUKKAH! It's the holiday season and just in time for Christmas Day, we have our SEASON FINALE! DC's own Of Tomorrow sits down with Mike Sains to talk about the formation of their band - which includes a rotating cast of players - and the release of their new album, coming soon! 

Don't forget to check out the videos of the interview and performance of "The March" hitting the Audio Barre YouTube...


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30m
 2016-12-25

Episode 9: FuzzQueen


The election is over, Thanksgiving has come and gone. It's the start of winter and we're dropping a heavy dose of rock music with DC's own FuzzQueen! Mike Sains is joined by first-time co-host and local sound engineer Ryan Leonardo (Da Vinci Sound and Vision). The two of them talk with the four members of FuzzQueen about how they formed this band after spenind many years on the road, how living together in a band house informs their music, and much more! 

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1h7m
 2016-12-05

Episode 8: Big Mama Shakes


Blue Hippo Recordings Presents: Audio Barre Episode 8, Big Mama Shakes!

 

 

Autumn is in full swing and this time around Mike and Chris are joined by Richmond, Virginia's own Big Mama Shakes! The guys talk about all kinds of stuff with the band, from their formation to their albums, changing out members of the band to create a new sound, and the future of where the band is headed.

Listen to the interview to get to know the boys in the band, then stick...


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45m
 2016-10-20

Episode 7: Three Man Soul Machine


Blue Hippo Recordings Presents: Audio Barre Episode 7, Three Man Soul Machine!

It's the Dog Days of Summer and Mike and Chris back with another band interview and showcase for your ears! This time around. Mike Sains and Chris Lee sit down to talk with Washington, DC's very own Three Man Soul Machine. Funk! Soul! Jazz!  

 

Listen to the interview and get to know Frank, Carter, and Lee, then sit back and listen to their massive 4 song set!

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49m
 2016-08-23

Episode 6: The Trongone Band


Blue Hippo Recordings Presents: Audio Barre Episode 6, The Trongone Band!

The boys are back, this time around in the middle of a summer heatwave. Mike Sains and Chris Lee sit down to talk with Richmond, Virginia's very own The Trongone Band. Classic, Southern American Rock with lots of Soul to go with it! 

The interview is short and sweet, and this time around, we're giving you something in the musical performance worth waiting until the very end for - hint hint, wink...


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42m
 2016-07-14

Episode 5: Taco and Elise Olmstead


Blue Hippo Recordings Presents: Audio Barre Episode 5, Taco and Elise Olmstead! 

Mike Sains and Chris Lee interview the creators and publishers of Appalachian Jamwich Magazine, as well as concert / festival organizers, Taco and Elise Olmstead. 

The guys talk with them about what it takes to start a publication, how you go from a regular, working man to an event organizer - literally overnight, how to work within a tricky industry like the music business, and the ups...


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55m
 2016-05-24

Episode 4: Black Masala


Blue Hippo Recordings Presents: Audio Barre Episode 4, Black Masala!

Mike Sains and Chris Lee interview one of DC's biggest and best World Beat bands with a heavy emphasis on Balkan-style funk with a New Orleans twist and plenty other elements to throw in the mix! 


They talk about the history of the band, how they grew from their beginning / forming the band to being a multi-award winning group that's played the Hamilton Theater all the way to The Kennedy...


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53m
 2016-04-20

Episode 3: LITZ Part 2!


Blue Hippo Recordings Presents: Audio Barre Episode 3, the second part of our interview with LITZ! Mike Sains and Chris Lee talk with Austin Litz, Justin Robb and Will Ess about the family dynamic of forming bands from a young age, working together as musicians, and the family business: Victor Litz Music in Gaithersburg, Maryland!

Stay tuned until the end of the interview for TWO musical performances of the songs, "Rat Daddy" and "Tomatoes"! Be sure to check out the first part...


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43m
 2016-04-01

Episode 2: Annie Stokes


Blue Hippo Recordings Presents: Audio Barre Episode 2 with Annie Stokes! Mike Sains and Chris Lee interview singer / songwriter, Annie Stokes about her new album "Doll", her 2016 Spring Tour, and the process of making her first full-length LP. 

In the 2nd half, Annie is joined by "Doll" engineer and album producer, Sean Gotkin, as well as bassist Will Berger. 

Stay tuned until AFTER THE OUTRO hear Annie perform 3 songs from her new album, "Doll", available now on...


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1h10m
 2016-03-15

Audio Barre Episode 1: LITZ


Blue Hippo Recordings Presents: Audio Barre Episode 1 with LITZ! Mike Sains and Chris Lee introduce their new podcast, Audio Barre, with Maryland-based band, LITZ, featuring part 1 of their 2-part interview and a performance of their song, "Gypsy Queen"!

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50m
 2016-03-01