Zan Agzigian

Join Zan as she hosts a phone interview with Canadian born, NYC based pianist/vocalist and educator Brenda Earle Stokes, speaking about her debut solo album recorded in one take, "Solo Sessions: Vol. One," early days as a cruise ship singer, and what it is to be a teacher and musical activist, with sample tracks.

Join Zan as she hosts a phone interview with folk rock legend Steve Forbert speaking about the 40th anniversary celebration of the release of his 2nd album, "Jackrabbit Slim," why he loves and supports spinning vinyl, and his 2018 memoir, "Big City Cat: My Life in Folk Rock," with sample tracks.

Join Zan as she hosts a phone interview with Montreal drummer, composer, arranger and band leader, Aaron Dolman, speaking about his process, what inspires him, and his debut album, "Nostalgia and Other Fantasies," with sample tracks.

Join Zan as she hosts a phone interview with Canadian Juno-nominated drummer, Larry Graves, speaking about leading a band from behind the drums, what innovation means to him, and his new band's album, "Surefire Sweat," with sample tracks.

Join Zan as she hosts a phone interview with international meditation and chant singer/songwriter, SIMRIT, talking about her process, what life is like touring throughout the world, what inspires her, and her new album "When We Return" with sample tracks.

Steven Dewall

The New York Times once described Jesse Sykes and the Sweet Hereafter’s sound as “spellbound music, rapt in fatalism and sorrow.” In this interview with singer-songwriter Jesse Sykes, Zan has created a wonderful assemblage, a literal conversational collage, where they cover everything from the woes of the digital age, to the ache of melancholy, and the emotional challenges of capturing the ephemeral on magnetic tape.

Jesse Sykes and The Sweet Hereafter are in the process of recording their 5th album.

Join Zan as she hosts a phone-in with Dan McCarthy, Canadian vibraphonist, as he speaks about his instrument, his collaborations, his leaving New York to head back to Canada to pursue his master's, and his new album, "City Abstract," with sample tracks. (Podcast Only, recorded via phone in SPR Studios on 10/3/2019.)

Join Zan as she hosts a phone-in with Irish singer/songwriter and guitarist Ronan Furlong, calling from Wexford, Ireland, speaking about his journey, his evolution, being signed to a label, and his new album, "The Nebula EP," part of an upcoming album release, with sample tracks. (Originally aired September 26, 2019)

Watermelon Mojito  

30 large fresh mint leaves (or basil, parsley, a little little bit of rosemary), coarsely torn by hand

3 to 4 thick slices fresh watermelon

Poetry Shared by Dennis Held

Oct 11, 2018
Spokane Public Radio

Dennis Held visits the studio to share poetry by local Spokane poets. 

Zan Agzigian reads "I've Been Asking" by Dylan Running Crane

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Agzigian reads "Columnar Basalt of Moses Coulee" and "Spring" by Tom I. Davis

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Agzigian reads "Rebellion" by Victor Charlo

Zan Agzigian reads "Where Everything Is Music" by Rumi

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Agzigian reads her poem, "Body and Soul, Spring, Writing to Coltrane"