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Shuffle is your backstage pass to Northeast Ohio's independent music scene. Ideastream Public Media’s Amanda Rabinowitz and Brittany Nader speak with performers, producers and other artists to highlight the stories behind the music on the Shuffle podcast.

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Shuffle is your backstage pass to Northeast Ohio's independent music scene. Ideastream Public Media’s Amanda Rabinowitz and Brittany Nader speak with performers, producers and other artists to highlight the stories behind the music on the Shuffle podcast.

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From rocker to children’s entertainer: Jeff Klemm is now Mr. Jeff

5/30/2024
Jeff Klemm has been active in the Northeast Ohio music scene for years, playing in bands like Maid Myriad and Diamond Kites. Sobriety, fatherhood and teaching inspired him to begin writing and performing children's music as Mr. Jeff. His debut album, “Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful,” was released this spring.

Duration:00:11:52

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Jazz artist Bobby Selvaggio celebrates father-son bond on latest album

5/16/2024
A musical legend when it comes to jazz in Northeast Ohio is out with his 12th album. Saxophonist Bobby Selvaggio talks about how his son inspired his latest music.

Duration:00:10:45

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From viral hit to major-label deal, Cleveland’s Jack Harris signs with Columbia Records

5/2/2024
After several years of building a social media audience for his music, Jack Harris posted a short video that got the attention of a major record label.

Duration:00:13:45

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Cleveland’s Third Law Collective offers space for jazz experimentation

4/18/2024
A collective of Northeast Ohio jazz players created a lab to test new music and attract composers from near and far. Bryan Kennard and Aiden Plank of The Third Law Collective talk about their goal of making Cleveland a "jazz composer's city."

Duration:00:11:13

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Cleveland's Jenna Fournier channels past trauma into experimental songs as Kid Tigrrr

4/4/2024
Kid Tigrrr is the new project from singer-songwriter and visual artist Jenna Fournier of Cleveland band NIIGHTS. In 2020, Fournier ventured into audio engineering to experiment with home recording and music production. She said the work for her debut solo album is her most personal writing to date, with lyrics exploring themes of abuse, addiction and mental health.

Duration:00:18:14

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Cleveland-Akron band PAL makes waves with egg punk sound inspired by DEVO

3/21/2024
A four-piece band from Cleveland and Akron is embodying the spirit of local legends DEVO and The Waitresses. On Shuffle, we hear from Maureen Joyce and Jake Schott from PAL, who perform "egg punk" songs — a sub-genre of punk rock recognized for its energetic rhythms and funny, sarcastic lyrics.

Duration:00:11:34

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Josh Compton tells the story of Tuscarawas County’s rich history through song

3/7/2024
Dover musician Josh Compton's folk songs share the struggles and triumphs of some of the Tuscarawas County's earliest settlers. He details the inspiration behind his new, collaborative album and his pride for the region.

Duration:00:11:27

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Cleveland R&B artist Charity Evonna makes her Brite Winter debut

2/22/2024
Drawing from the deep roots of the South, Dallas-born Charity Evonna writes and performs songs of hope and empowerment. Now based in Cleveland, the R&B and neo-soul artist is playing bigger stages around the city, including the Brite Winter music festival.

Duration:00:11:29

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Dave Rich creates an all-star lineup of Akron musicians with his 'Enablers'

2/16/2024
Dave Rich, a longtime Akron musician has hundreds of new songs, and he is getting some help from other big names in the music scene to play them live. Chris Butler, David Giffels and "Friday Mike" Wilkinson round out Dave Rich and His Enablers.

Duration:00:11:17

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Wooster native Lee Miller Matsos transitions from opera to pop with ‘Metamorphosis’

1/11/2024
Singer-songwriter Lee Miller Matsos released his debut EP, "Metamorphosis, Pt. 1," in late 2023. It is the first of three albums that chronicle the artist's growth as a musician.

Duration:00:10:34

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Shuffle’s favorite Northeast Ohio music of 2023

12/14/2023
A pair of debut albums from Northeast Ohio bands top the list of this year’s favorites for Ideastream Public Media’s music podcast Shuffle. Hosts Amanda Rabinowitz and Brittany Nader discuss their picks.

Duration:00:23:24

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Northeast Ohio’s Ava Preston is rising the ranks as a jazz singer-songwriter

11/16/2023
Jazz vocalist Ava Preston learned to pen lyrics and refine her vocals from mentors around Cleveland. Now, she's hitting stages around the country and performing for her music heroes.

Duration:00:11:08

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Canton hip-hop artist Jéan P the MC talks hometown pride and the rhymes that saved his life

11/2/2023
Canton rapper Jéan P the MC released his new album Oct. 6. Jéan Pierre Johnson, the writer and emcee behind the moniker, has had a prolific career in Northeast Ohio and says he's ready to reach the next level.

Duration:00:11:02

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Cleveland musician Grace Sullivan finds her voice as Wish Queen

10/19/2023
Grace Sullivan found the courage to put her original music out into the world during the pandemic. As her alter ego, Wish Queen, she recorded a debut album to be released Oct. 27.

Duration:00:11:00

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Prog-rock band Soleo tells a family’s story of fleeing Iran in the 1970s

10/5/2023
Northeast Ohio band Soleo pulls from family experiences, Iranian history and Middle Eastern musical traditions on their debut prog-rock album.

Duration:00:10:55

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Ngina Fayola draws on Guyanese roots to create her fusion of folk and soul in Cleveland

9/21/2023
Despite years of shyness, singer-songwriter Ngina Fayola found her voice as a musician in Cleveland. She will soon find her way back to her homeland of Guyana to record her next album.

Duration:00:10:58

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From country to the Rock Hall, singer-songwriter Ri Rosecrans evolves her sound

9/14/2023
Lorain County native Ri Rosecrans is gaining momentum as a musician after participating in this summer's Artist in Residency program at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The opportunity inspired the singer-songwriter to transform her sound from country to hard rock.

Duration:00:10:59

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Anya Van Rose leans into Canton’s music community to release first full-length album

8/31/2023
Anya Van Rose is a dream-pop band from Canton that just released its debut full-length album with support from the Realgrey Records studio and local songwriting community.

Duration:00:10:58

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Akron band Detention grows up on the PorchROKR stage

8/17/2023
Akron four-piece band Detention formed when most of its members were in elementary school. The rockers have been a staple of the PorchROKR stage and will headline the festival this year.

Duration:00:12:30

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Longtime Cleveland harpist Kristy Kline evolves from rock covers to pop originals

7/27/2023
Kristy Kline is known for her covers of popular rock songs on the electric harp. Now, the Cleveland singer and harpist is trying her hand at her own pop songs.

Duration:00:10:50