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Purists may whine that the best days of music are behind us, that capital “M” music has seen its peak and is no longer relevant. But here at Play It Like It's Music we believe the opposite: not only is the act of musicmaking an essential life skill with a lineage stretching back to the beginningsRead more

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"The thing that I enjoy the most"

Mar 24 • 01:04:35

"A safe place to deal with my problems"

Mar 17 • 48:51
Listen now | 079: Dwight Ritcher is a captivating performer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, standing far out from the slagheap of gutless conformity. He plays a Gibson Flying V guitar – picking up his first one as a teenager in Long Branch NJ – he has never played anything else. It was a great honor to get Dwight on a mic and dig a little bit into his background and...

"It's important to find things that give you pleasure in life"

Mar 10 • 01:04:27
Listen now | 078 Gideon Freudmann is on the show today. He’s been at this for way longer than it was trendy. In fact it’s his mission to make the cello hip, modern and fun. He’s toured all over the place, worked in lots of small ensembles, he’s a founding member of the Portland Cello Project and the band Caravan Gogh… he’s one of those guys who, if you’re into the cello yo...

Creativity is in the cracks.

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"Music is the first language that made sense to me"

Feb 24 • 01:00:26
Listen now | 076: Eugene Friesen Eugene was one of the very first cellists I ever saw on stage when I was a kid, someone who liberated us from the idea that we had to stay in line and only play the notes on a page with pre-prescribed intent and a general lack of flavor or modern relevance. He took his classical education and helped the cello grow into the modern musical la...

"It's part of the fabric of my family and my community"

Feb 17 • 45:01

"Music is the most powerful method for advancing culture."

Feb 10 • 57:03
Listen now | 074: Joey Chang we’ve got a cool guest musician on the show today. Joey Chang aka CelloJoe is an anomaly in the world of cellists. He plays the cello while beatboxing, looping, and singing. We get into some good horror stories about destroying instruments for dumb reasons,  the roundabout journey that someone would take to become the kind of musical polymath t...

Stephen A. Thomas

Feb 3 • 01:08:17
073: Stephen A. Thomas (aka Sejen Aios)

Good morning! This is Play It Like It’s Music. I’m Trevor, thanks for listening.

On Wednesday, February 3 of 2021 music is not content. It’s connection.

I’m rockin the new theme music today, which you may recognize from the new record I just put out on Monday. True to my promise, but it was definitely down to the wire. I set the deadlin...

New album out today!

Feb 1 • 04:50
Good day to you all! I have a special announcement to share with you today.

TRIOS 01: lo-fi chamber electronica is available today.

This is my first release in six years. But if you read my newsletter and listen to the show you probably know that a lot of music has been brewing.

I’ve been through a lot of changes: personal, geographical, spiritual and sonic among others. And ...

"To connect with other people about things that matter"

Jan 27 • 50:57
Listen now | 072: Aaron Gilmartin When you commit to the music life, without picking a lane early on and never ever deviating or getting interested in anything else, you may experience occasional periods of journeyman syndrome. Side effects might include lonely nights and long voyages into the unknown, as well as episodes of feeling lost but can also be accompanied by epip...

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