Groove Therapy

What exactly happens in our minds and bodies during live music? Can it help us to heal and grow? Musicians and health and wellness experts discuss how to live your best life every day.

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  • Episode 23: Making it Happen Part 1 with Paul Levine

    In this 3-part series, Taraleigh and Leah talk to three different heroes behind the curtain (aka live music producers and promoters) to highlight all they do to bring live music to the people. Of course, with covid this is a whole new ball game, and these heroes deserve a lot of props for their courage,…

  • Episode 22: Phish in Academia with Dr. Stephanie Jenkins

    Did you know that you could listen to Phish and discuss the philosophy of art and music for college credit? In this episode, Taraleigh and Leah chat with Dr. Stephanie Jenkins about Phish in Academia including a for-credit college course that she designed and teaches called the Philosophy School of Phish and a Phish Studies…

  • Access for Every Body with Amy Pinder & Leah Barron

    In this episode, Taraleigh and Leah chat with founders of Inclusion Festival and board members of Accessible Festivals Amy Pinder and Leah Barron. Amy and Leah share why accessibility at live music concerts and festivals is so important. They shine a light on how much work there is to be done when it comes to this.…

  • Episode 21: Access for Every Body with Amy Pinder & Leah Barron

    In this episode, Taraleigh and Leah chat with founders of Inclusion Festival and board members of Accessible Festivals Amy Pinder and Leah Barron. Amy and Leah share why accessibility at live music concerts and festivals is so important. They shine a light on how much work there is to be done when it comes to this.…

  • Episode 20: The Power of Lyrics with Ryan Montbleau

    In this episode, Taraleigh and Leah chat with singer-songwriter Ryan Montbleau about the power of lyrics. Ryan describes his process of writing lyrics and following his inner compass in painting a picture that grabs the listener and takes them on a sensory journey. He shares about his newest project, four distinct EPs, Wood, Fire, Water,…

  • Episode 19: Coping Through Crazy Times with Taraleigh and Leah

    In this special episode, co-hosts and health and wellness experts Taraleigh and Leah discuss strategies they have used over the past year to cope through the craziness of it all. Listeners will learn simple techniques they can use through the wildest of times to stay sane and balanced. Taraleigh brings her humor and light-hearted spirit…

  • Episode 18: Making Lemonade with Gregory McLoughlin

    In this episode, Taraleigh and Leah talk with bassist and songwriter Gregory McLoughlin who has built a thriving community over the past year with his consistent Monday night live streams. Greg talks about how quarantine opened up opportunities for him and new fans that have been silver linings of this time. They are creating a…

  • Episode 17: Famoe.ly History with Vinnie Amico and Al Schnier

    In this episode, Taraleigh and Leah talk with Vinnie and Al from the band moe. about their experience of creating a close-knit community and what it’s like from their perspective. moe.rons and newfound fans will love hearing about how certain traditions started and the connection they feel with their famoe.ly. Vinnie and Al discuss what…

  • Episode 16: The Soundtrack of Our Lives with Elizabeth Beck

    In this episode, Taraleigh and Leah talk with writer Elizabeth Beck about how the music of our favorite bands can create the soundtrack of our lives, spanning births and deaths, celebrations and challenges. They dive into the healing power of music through personal experiences and those of her characters. Elizabeth talks about her love of…

  • Episode 15: Finding Flow with Lebo

    In this episode, Taraleigh and Leah chat with Dan “Lebo” Lebowitz about the relational aspect of live music and how he can feel a response in the audience, whether it is an insight in their head or a twitch of their mouth. Lebo talks about how he combines discipline and surrender to find flow and…

  • Episode 14: Using Time for Fun with Marco and Katie Benevento

    In this episode, Taraleigh and Leah caught up with Marco and Katie Benevento to talk about the idea of using time for fun. Marco lets us in on where the phrase originated from and how it has become his life philosophy. They talk about how it translates into family life and what that looks like…

  • Episode 13: Love, Devotion & Surrender with Edith Johnson

    In this episode, Taraleigh and Leah chat with Hippie Chick writer and live music fan, Edith Johnson, about the essence of live music. Edith talks about how she met her Hippie Chick collaborator Jay Blakesberg and her Festival Girl blog that propelled her on her live music writing and researching adventure. She describes life-altering experiences…

  • Episode 12: Turned On with Jay Blakesberg

    In this episode, Taraleigh and Leah chat with music photographer Jay Blakesberg about his experiences over the last 30 years capturing “lightning in a bottle” moments of live music. He talks about his initial quest for sex, drugs, and Rock n’ Roll and how it led to a thriving career where he remains inspired and…

  • Episode 11: Recapping 2020 with Taraleigh and Leah

    In this episode, Leah and Taraleigh talk about the live music experience inspired by the conversations from the past episodes. They discuss themes that arose from previous guests such as innovation, inspiration, deep connection, and resilience. Listeners will get a glimpse of what to expect from Groove Therapy in the coming year. Taraleigh and Leah…

  • Episode 10: Manifesting Musical Magic with Eric Gould

    In this episode, Leah and Taraleigh chat with musician and creative businessman Eric Gould to hear how he has used 2020 to help manifest musical magic. Eric talks about his new projects that have come out of the extra time of quarantine, including an exciting new band and Curbside Concerts. Throughout the episode, in full…

  • Episode 9: Everyone Loves Matt Butler

    In this episode, Leah and Taraleigh sit down with Matt Butler, musician, multi-instrumentalist, and creator of Everyone Orchestra to chat about the importance of connection in live music and how to get creative with our magical connection in these COVID times. Matt discusses how he is pivoting into the virtual space with Everyone Orchestra and…

  • Episode 8: It’s a Family Affair with Bobby, Denise & Adam Deitch

    In this episode, Leah and Taraleigh have the pleasure of sitting down with a whole family of talented musicians, Denise and Bobby Deitch, and their son Adam Deitch. Fans get a real treat by experiencing the love, connection, and support of the Deitch family and a glimpse into Adam’s early influences and first live performance…

  • Episdoe 7: The Bright Side with Jenna Lebowitz

    In this episode, Leah and Taraleigh sit down with Jenna Lebowitz from Jenstar Productions to chat about live music, health and wellness, and creating the life of your dreams. She shares her health and wellness secrets for life on the road, and off, and leaves listeners with tips on how to navigate these changing live…

  • Episode 6: Surrender to the Keller

    In this episode, Taraleigh and Leah chat with musician Keller Williams about the current state of live music and how it is has impacted him as a performer. He highlights the upside to starting over in the post COVID era and ways he has continued creating connections with fans in the digital world. Shout out…

  • Episode 5: Katie Fox – The Music Never Stopped

    In this episode, Taraleigh and Leah bring in music publicist Katie Fox to discuss the current state of affairs in the live music scene and what we can do right now to help make sure we have a scene to return to. Katie helps to provide us with a sense of hope and leaves listeners…

  • Episode 4: Reed Mathis Vulnerable, Honest, Brave Part 2

    In Part 2, Taraleigh, Leah, and Reed come back to finish the conversation about live music as a potential for trauma and grief resolution and insecure attachment. Reed gives a specific example of his own healing through live music and how he uses Beethoven as a means of healing for others. Leah discusses many reasons…

  • Episode 4: Reed Mathis Vulnerable, Honest, Brave Part 1

    In Part 1, Taraleigh and Leah sit down with musician Reed Mathis and dive deep into the healing potential of live music. The three discuss the role of the nervous system and early attachments on a person’s experience and how live music could affect these aspects later in life in therapeutic ways. Psychedelics as part…

  • Episode 3: Ride the Wave with Zach Gill

    In this episode, Taraleigh and Leah sit down to chat with musician Zach Gill. Zach talks about when everyone is “feeling it” at the same time and how it is his favorite part of live music. Is it inspired, connection, love, what is it? The three discuss aspects of this experience and Zach talks about…

  • Episode 2: The Joel Cummins Connection

    In Episode 2 of Groove Therapy Taraleigh and Leah chat with musician Joel Cummins of Umphrey’s McGee. Joel talks about what he loves most about the live music experience and what he is doing to keep himself healthy and sane during times of COVID and quarantine. He also lets listeners in on his inspiration for…

  • The Pilot: Where it all Began

    In this pilot episode of Groove Therapy Taraleigh and Leah talk about their journey into health and wellness and what inspired them to take a nontraditional focus in their careers by combining health and wellness with live music. They also discuss what they love most about the live music experience and what listeners can expect…

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