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 48: Holistic Health with Mike Gantzer

    In this episode, Dr. Leah and Taraleigh chat with Mike Gantzer of Aqueous and The Death Kings about his journey to holistic health. He gets real about his recent divorce, sobriety, and how covid was the perfect time to finally establish lasting healthy habits he continues to rock! Mike talks about wellness as a whole…

  • Episode 47: Let Your Heart Lead with Benjy Eisen

    In this episode, Dr. Leah and Taraleigh sit down with music legend Benjy Eisen to hear how leading with heart has brought about all that he has accomplished in life so far. Benjy is a fabulous storyteller, and he treats listeners to tales of how he “accidentally” got started in his musical writing career, how…

  • Episode 46: You Make it Fun with Peter Anspach

    In this episode, Dr. Leah talks with Peter Anspach from Goose about the incredible trajectory his career is on and how he is staying grounded throughout. He attributes the fans big love and participation to what makes it fun and talks about how he has grown more into himself throughout his time with Goose. Peter…

  • Episode 45: Mastering Mindfulness with Dr. Leah Taylor and Taraleigh Weathers

    In this episode, Taraleigh and Dr. Leah dive into mindfulness meditation to help you ditch the constant worry, overwhelm, and fear and find freedom from your thoughts. The two go over common myths of meditation including their own misconceptions that held them back. They share their personal experience of meditating for over 7 years, what…

  • Episode 44: Life Lessons from the Stage with Rob Compa

    In this episode, Taraleigh and Dr. Leah talk with guitarist Rob Compa from Dopapod about how he’s evolving as a musician and a human and the practices that help him find presence, cope with emotions, and get out of his head. He shares about his meditation practice and a hilarious story about his first silent…

  • Episode 43: Riding the Edge with Walter Strauss

    In this episode, Taraleigh and Dr. Leah talk with guitarist Walter Strauss about how he rides the edge in making music and life in general. Listeners get a music lesson as he breaks down concepts of groove, melody, rhythm, and harmony for all to understand with guitar accompaniment for experiential learning. The three discuss spontaneity…

  • Episode 42: Be a Good Neighbor with Richard James

    In this episode, Taraleigh and Dr. Leah talk with keyboardist Richard James about his new band Neighbor and the abundance of exciting energy surrounding them. Richard talks about the innovative ways they have introduced new Neighbors to the band and are now giving away free tickets to encourage Neighbors to improve their health. It truly…

  • Episode 41: Exploring Psychedelic Assisted Therapy with Dr. Raymond Turpin

    In this fascinating episode, Taraleigh and Dr. Leah talk with Dr. Raymond Turpin about the past, present, and future of psychedelic-assisted therapy. Dr. Raymond tells his inspiring story of being turned on to psychedelics in the 1980s and knowing they would be part of his career path. He shares all the research and training he…

  • Episode 40: Feel Good About Giving with The Mockingbird Foundation

    What happens when a group of Phish fans with a common purpose get together and start a non-profit? The Mockingbird Foundation! Taraleigh and Dr. Leah talk with Liora Sponko and Drew Hitz, board members of the Mockingbird Foundation, about the incredible impact the organization has had on music education for children over the past 25…

  • Episode 39: The History of ALO with Steve Adams and his mom Cyndy Thomas

    Taraleigh and Dr. Leah had the pleasure of chatting with ALO bassist Steve Adams and his mom Cyndy Thomas about all things ALO. The quintet dive into ALO’s Tour D’Amour XV, the first inception of the band and their first gig playing intermission of a Middle School play they joined just for the intermission gig.…

  • Jamming with Jimkata

    In this exclusive interview, Taraleigh and Leah had the pleasure of chatting with Evan Friedell and Packy Lunn from Jimkata about their return from hiatus, their new album Bonfires, and their upcoming West Coast tour. The two share how taking a pause from the band allowed them to see how impactful Jimkata has been. They…

  • Episode 38: Jamming with Jimkata

    In this exclusive interview, Taraleigh and Leah had the pleasure of chatting with Evan Friedell and Packy Lunn from Jimkata about their return from hiatus, their new album Bonfires, and their upcoming West Coast tour. The two share how taking a pause from the band allowed them to see how impactful Jimkata has been. They…

  • Episode 37: Peak Live Music Experiences with Dr. Leah Taylor & Taraleigh Weathers

    In the finale of a three-part series, Taraleigh and Leah ask live music fans, musicians, and industry personnel to describe a recent peak live music experience. The pair then talk about how these can provide long-term therapeutic benefits using examples from Dr. Leah’s research as well as topics discussed in past episodes, particularly the holistic…

  • Episode 36: Mental Health and Live Music with Dr. Leah Taylor & Taraleigh Weathers

    Have you ever wondered how live music is beneficial to your mental health? In this three-part series, Taraleigh and Leah ask live music fans, musicians, and people in the industry questions about what live music means to them, how it affects their mental health, and to share a recent memorable experience with live music. In this…

  • Episode 35: What Live Music Means with Dr. Leah Taylor & Taraleigh Weathers

    In this three-part series, Taraleigh and Leah ask live music fans, musicians, and people in the industry questions about what live music means to them, how it affects their mental health, and to share a recent memorable experience with live music. In this episode, they dive into the question “What does live music mean to…

  • Episode 34: Master of the Universe with Nat Keefe

    Taraleigh and Leah chat with guitarist, producer, and master of beats Nat Keefe. Nat shares all the ways he is bringing live music to the people including being an original member of Hot Buttered Rum, his new electronic project BeatMower, intimate acoustic gigs strengthened by the pandemic, and as a producer of other creators’ music.…

  • Episode 33: Backline for Mental Health with Kendall and Hallie

    Taraleigh and Leah chat with Backline co-founders Hallie Lincoln and Hallie Kendall Corso about the role Backline is playing in providing mental health and wellness resources for the music industry. Hallie and Kendall talk about the inspiration for Backline after two big names in the music industry lost their life to death by suicide, shining…

  • Episode 32: Embracing Magic in the Other with Ezra Lipp

    Taraleigh and Leah talk with drummer/songwriter Ezra Lipp about his philosophy to life that has given him the courage to constantly evolve and shine his talents in multiple ways, as a session musician around the Bay Area, frontman of his own band, stepping in as drummer for ALO, and recently writing and producing his first…

  • Episode 31: Get to Know GrooveSafe

    Taraleigh and Leah talk with GrooveSafe founder Ashley Driscoll and transformational coach Jessica Hans-Smolin. Ashley shares her passion for the movement of consent culture behind GrooveSafe’s mission and talks about her recent experiences hosting bystander awareness trainings, spreading the message of consent, and hosting a table inside venues on Phish tour. Jess informs listeners how…

  • Episode 30: Reaching for your Dreams with Dawn Jenkins

    Taraleigh and Leah talk with fellow podcaster and passionate Phish phan Dawn Jenkins. Dawn shares what it’s like to be the first female podcast host on Osiris Media and how she has the courage to reach for her dreams. She inspires listeners to create the thing you want, especially if it doesn’t exist and gets…

  • All Sides of You with Haley Jane

    Taraleigh and Leah chat with musician, artist, and shopkeeper Hayley Jane in what began as a conversation about reinventing oneself during pandemic times and turned into a soulful tale of deep emotions, self-expression, and allowing all parts of the whole to thrive. Hayley Jane shares her courageous story of recovering from addiction, regaining her health,…

  • Episode 29: All Sides of You with Hayley Jane

    Taraleigh and Leah chat with musician, artist, and shopkeeper Hayley Jane in what began as a conversation about reinventing oneself during pandemic times and turned into a soulful tale of deep emotions, self-expression, and allowing all parts of the whole to thrive. Hayley Jane shares her courageous story of recovering from addiction, regaining her health,…

  • Season 2: Diving Deep with Dr. Leah Taylor & Taraleigh Weathers

    In this first episode of Season 2, co-hosts and health and wellness experts Taraleigh Weathers and Dr. Leah Taylor dive deep into the how and why of the Groove Therapy lifestyle. This season isn’t just about talking about the magic of live music or living a healthy lifestyle, it’s about experiencing it! Listeners will get…

  • Episode 27: Spirituality & Live Music with Peter Sawyer

    Taraleigh and Leah chat with musician, producer, and researcher Peter Sawyer about all things live music for a special ending to Groove Therapy’s Season 1. The trio start by talking about the meaning of live music for fans and the role spirituality and ritual play in the experience. Leah and Peter swap research while Taraleigh…

  • Episode 26: Making it Happen Part 3 with Alex Crothers

    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 25: The Return of Live Music with Dr. Leah Taylor & Taraleigh Weathers

    In this special episode, co-hosts and health and wellness experts Taraleigh Weathers and Dr. Leah Taylor celebrate their 25th Groove Therapy podcast episode by talking about the return of live music! In it, they discuss all the feels of coming back to live music after quarantine and insights they are making about how important live…

  • Episode 24: Making it Happen Part 2 with Greg Keidan

    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 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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    What exactly happens in our minds and bodies during live music? Can it help us to heal and grow? Explore these questions and more with your favorite musicians and learn from health and wellness experts how to live your best life every day.  See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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