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Episode 115 - Ceci Juno

 A conversation with Ceci Juno

A conversation with Ceci Juno

recorded October 2, 2018 

One thing that is clear when you have a conversation with Ceci Juno, thoughtfulness is the theme to her work, whether in the studio or in the hospital treating patients. 

Her songs are soothing yet at the same time catchy, and seem to draw from jazz, pop and folk with traditional Latin inspiration. 

Ceci is a graduate of Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Therapy. She is an active Neurologic Music Therapist in her home country of Ecuador and serves as a true ambassador of this important field. 

She is also a vocalist, pianist, guitarist and songwriter who holds the #1 hit song in Ecuador called Fantasmas. 

Ronnie sat with Ceci between lectures at the annual American Congress of Rehab Medicine, where music and the arts have come to play in the same space as treatment and science for people with neurodisabilty.

It was a pleasure to learn about Ceci’s journey, dual passions and her growing success.

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Episode 114 - Thalia Zedek

 A conversation with Thalia Zedek

A conversation with Thalia Zedek

recorded September 23, 2018 

Thalia Zedek came to Boston in 1979, started her first band White Women and from there became ingrained the Boston music scene – a mainstay through an impressive string of different bands including Dangerous Birds, Uzi, Come and Live Skull, when she moved to NY for a brief stint.

She currently has a trio called E with Gavin McCarthy and Jason Sanford, but focuses much of her energy on her solo work in The Thalia Zedek Band.  Her most recent release is called Fighting Season that is in my opinion a perfect fit for a Fall playlist.

The album has a raw power that you hear not only through her guitar but also in her mournful and earnest voice – backed by a fantastic group of musicians that includes violist Dave Curry, bassist Winston Braman, pianist Mel Lederman, and drummer Jonathan Ulman.

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