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Belly Up Podcast

Welcome to the Belly Up Podcast! This is a podcast that features things related to the world famous music venue located in Solana Beach, CA - our friends, touring artists, people that make us laugh and everything in between. To check out who is playing the club: www.be​llyup.​com. To download albums and singles from past artists: www.be​llyupl​ive.com. Your hosts are: Meryl Klemow, Show Promotions Manager. Meryl enjoys podcasting, green juices, cheese and round animals like manatees. Say hi (or send her a happy animal video) to Meryl on fb or instagram: @merylklemow. Damian DeRobbio, Production Director. Damian enjoys family, surfing, cooking, lovable humans and honest music. Say hello to D at Bellyu​pprodu​ction@​gmail.​com
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Sep 13, 2016

What's Up at the Belly Up Podcast takes it on the road this week, recording in the lovely Observatory in North Park with Rusted Root. We talked about Pennsylvania, pierogis, helicopter rides in Catalina, and Liz being left behind in Vegas. Rusted Root is comprised of Michael, Liz, Patrick and around 26 other members (according to them) and have been writing and releasing music together for around 26 years!!!!

 

Aug 30, 2016

What's Up at the Belly Up Podcast this week features Donavon Frankenreiter and us having the honor of being his first podcast (if you know of another he is on please just let us have this and don't burst our bubble)! We talked about collecting art, Hawaii, opening slots, trusting people with facial hair, and underwear. He is a musician, painter, retail store owner, and a family man and we couldn’t be more happy to have him on our show and stage.

 

Aug 16, 2016

What's Up at the Belly Up Podcast this week features the one and only CeeLo! We held his dog, talked about going in jacuzzi's, conducting the love train, and PRINCE calling out of the blue. He's an artist, performer, businessman, mentor, and love doctor extraordinaire! Thanks for two sold out shows CeeLo! We drank bullet.

Aug 9, 2016

What's Up at the Belly Up this week features Z-Trip! We talk about creating the perfect event mashup, navigating work flow, what to do when your equipment malfunctions, UFO's and we hear a great story about getting his stolen records back. He works with just about every type of artist in every genre and we love him both in our club and Belly Up Aspen! We drank Scotch.

Jul 26, 2016

What's Up at the Belly Up Podcast this week features Marc Ford! We talked about the letter B, his ability to waterski, disguising life lessons as music lessons, and that one time he rode a unicycle to school. We also talked about his time playing with The Black Crowes, touring with the Rolling Stones, and what it was like to have his son in the band.

Jul 19, 2016

Whats Up at the Belly Up podcast this week features bluegrass band Hot Buttered Rum! We talk fiddle strings, our love for Mormons, saving souls at college parties, fishing and getting lost in the High Sierras - plus a conference room sessions song at the end!

Jun 28, 2016

What's Up at the Belly Up podcast this week features Nahko (Nahko and Medicine For the People)! We learned what it's like to become domesticated, theJerry Springer of fish, birthing seahorse babies, Burning Man behind the scenes, a crazy story on forgiveness and hear some music. We drank whiskey!

Jun 14, 2016

What's Up at the Belly Up features Lukas Nelson!! Ever wonder what a Lukas summer camp would be like? Spoiler alert: it involves Mezcal margaritas. In this episode things get real with "staff favorite" Lukas Nelson as we talk about Trump, growing up and touring with dad Willie Nelson, feeling the Bern, his connection with dragons, and burning calories with Neil Young.

Jun 7, 2016

This week's What's Up at the Belly Up Podcast features guitar player, Andy McKee! We talked about the perks of being a touring solo musician, what it's like to go viral on YouTube, being a video gamer, and an amazing encounter with Prince where he ended up playing several shows with him! He also performs his song Ebon Coast. We drank Jameson!

May 24, 2016

What's Up at the Belly Up this week features Johnny Clegg! He is one of South Africa’s most celebrated singers, dancers, anthropologist and a musical activist! We talked about blending Western pop with African Zulu rhythms, touring with his son Jesse, and received demonstrations on several different instruments from the man himself including a MOUTH BOW! This was also filmed for our TV show, Live at the Belly Up on KPBS. We drank water but it felt intoxicating because of how interesting Clegg is as a musician, person and teacher.

May 10, 2016

What's Up at the Belly Up this week features Roger Clyne! We talked about his favorite places to play in the US (spoiler alert: Belly Up is one!), meditation, Arizona Diamond Backs, our love of thai food and his funny brother. We drank his very own Mexican Moonshine. And liked it...a lot.

May 3, 2016

What's Up at the Belly Up this week features Eric Hutchinson! We talk about April fools pranks, his long haired puppy, the power of Taylor Swift, Damian has a coughing attack and we hear "Good Rhythm!"

Apr 19, 2016

What's Up at the Belly Up Podcast this week features Yonder Mountain String Band! This was a taping for KPBS TV Show Belly Up Live that can be seen on Fridays in the fall! We talk about the do's and don'ts of mandolin solos, Meryl gets confused that there is no drummer in a string band, little lambs bouncing to the music, knitting and sexy acid reflux!

Apr 12, 2016

What's Up at the Belly Up Podcast this week features Matisyahu. This was part of our KPBS TV Show - Live at the Belly Up which will air Fridays in the fall. We talked about the zoo, macrobiotic diets, acid, fan art, Phish and much more! We drank wine and Matisyahu drank ginger tea.

Apr 5, 2016

What's Up at the Belly Up this week features Makana and Paula Fuga. We start off by hearing a beautiful performance of Hi`ilawe. We talk about social media'ing in the third person, their experiences of playing the White House, causes important to their hearts, olive oil and how Paula knew she would play with Makana even back when they were 13!

Mar 29, 2016

What's Up at the Belly Up this week features Anderson East! This podcast was part of our TV show, Live at the Belly Up on which will air Fridays in the fall on KPBS. We learn about Anderson's house cleaning skills, grass cutting skills and FOOD ALLERGIES or lack thereof!

 

Mar 22, 2016

What's Up at the Belly Up this week features Robert Cray. In just over 40 years Blues Hall of Fame inductee Cray and his band have recorded 20 studio releases, 15 of which have been on the Billboard charts, and played bars, concert halls, festivals and arenas around the world. There are five Grammys with Cray’s name on them! We talked about Pinot making you younger, his passion for cooking, the Northwest, the Beatles, having fun and garage bands. Damian tries to get him on as a consultant for our stage and...we drank mint tea!

Mar 15, 2016

What's Up at the Belly Up Podcast this week features singer songwriter Shawn Mullins! We talk about Tom Waits, Shawn feels sorry for Meryl, phone apps, weird forensic cases, how the hit song Lullaby came to be, his new song My Stupid Heart, and beagles!!! We drank coffee and for dessert had a podcast take over from Steve Poltz!!

Mar 8, 2016

What's Up at the Belly Up features blues guitarist Bill Magee! We talked about the time Otis Redding battled a promoter to the pond, the “Sandman” (a band’s worst nightmare), and Magee’s inspirations - the “Kings”. Bill shares one of a kind stories and memories of playing with Hendrix, James Brown, and evenings at the Apollo. Bill comes clean about a pretty strange night at the Days Inn - this episode is on fire!

Mar 1, 2016

What's Up at the Belly Up this week features The Routine - singer Bryan Barbarin and guitarist Russell Ramo! Voted Best Rock Band at the San Diego Music Awards, check out their new CD "Black Tropics". We talked about Bryan's as Tin Man, angry pandas, Russell's nice teeth, fishsticks and sadness! Meryl accidentally texts a person that their own party was lame, and ponders if humans can get kennel cough. We hear a Conference Room Sessions song, "Mountain". We drank Pabst Blue Ribbon baby.

Feb 16, 2016

What's Up at the Belly Up podcast this week features Dave Wakeling of English Beat! We talk about the importance of not hot tubing alone, the strangest things he’s seen on stage, and his involvement with Green Peace. Dave tells us about his moment with David Bowie involving Red Stripe. Is Dave secretly introverted? Did he once play "Twist and Crawl" three times in a row? Listen more to find out....but the answer is yes in case you have a disorder where you need to know answers right away. We hear his song “The Love you Give Lasts Forever" in our Conference Room Sessions.

Feb 9, 2016

What's Up at the Belly Up this week features a trifecta of fun! Alyssa Jacey visiting from Nashville with the lovely singer songwriter Alyssa Jacey, Jamie Minotti of Madero Group and Alternative Power Productions and a sampling of beer from Director of Beer Education and Certified Cicerone Dave Adams with Green Flash Brewing! Jamie and D get it out in the air whether or not they hate each other, Meryl gets happily confused about beer terms and we hear a Conference Room Sessions song "Heart Breathe" from Alyssa!

Feb 2, 2016

What's Up at the Belly Up this week features JohnnySwim - Amanda Sudano and Abner Ramirez! This episode felt less like a recording and more like a hangout with friends which I guess is the point! Light cyber stalking does pay off folks - not only are these two a super successful musical duo but they are married with an adorable child. We talk about songwriting in Nashville, how the name JohnnySwim came about, and having nice manners. They played here on their Christmas Tour but Christmas is over. We drank Mexican Mules thank you to Beertender Brit.

Jan 26, 2016

What's Up at the Belly Up this week features Anuhea! She tells us about her Hawaiian roots and upbringing, singing the National Anthem at a Vikings game, spam (the food not the e-mail annoyance), things that make us cry, and if things happen for a reason or if it's just that we are idiots. We drank red wine! You can see her live at The Observatory North Park on March 3.

Jan 19, 2016

What's Up at the Belly Up this week features Steve Poltz! He is playing the Belly Up on Feb 20 for his 7th Annual Birthday Bash. We start off with a call from his agent in Australia, hear the best Michael Keaton story ever, hear how a bad reaction to pot led to a party for Steve Wozniak (co-founder of Apple), what stocks to invest in, and the positive side of his recent health scare. We hear not one, not three but TWO songs at the end! We drank mint tea.

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