Something From Nothing

Podcast
  • Local Host Justin Lewis

"Something from Nothing" is a local podcast about local makers for local listeners.

The show is about the creative process that many local artists employ when creating their works. You'll hear from musicians, potters, poets, print makers and more. Subscribe to our season. 

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Justin Lewis

 

Mitch Kimball is the guest on today’s episode. Mitch’s artist talent is in the realm of pottery. He explains the type of work he does and where he does it. The unique opportunity for him to interact with the public is made possible by him having a potter’s wheel in his shop “Ochre” located in the Coke Plant.

 

Kimball is also an art teacher and offers insight into how that helps shape his work. He and his wife saw the beginnings of the Lowertown Arts District and he gives the listener an idea of what it is like to be a part of that community.

 

Mitch ends the show talking about his favorite part of being a potter.

Today’s show features Meg Mahoney whose artistic talent is displayed most in animation and illustration. She is inspired by the way she is able to blend story, drawing, and a natural propensity of people watching to make this her art of choice.

The artist describes how she blends psychology with art when drawing characters. She explains how practicing in public is helpful for developing her skills. The movie she is currently working on is explained and she also goes into detail as to what type of career options are available for someone interested in illustration and animation.

Meg tells the story of how she became interested in this type of art and how she was led in this path. The episode ends with her talking about project completion.


Justin Lewis

In this episode we meet Murray State student, Melanie Davis. The musician talks about her experience making the finals of the WKMS Singer/Songwriter competition.

During the episode she talks about her vocal inspirations and the reason why she learned to play guitar. Her writing style is covered in the show, talking about some of the influences for lyrics, including a one specific situation she tells in detail.

In addition to her solo work she explains her band Cruel Waves and the unique style of “Beachy Dream Pop.”

The show closes with Melanie playing a song live in the studio.


Marshall Toy is the guest for episode 6 of the show. Marshall’s creative outlet is in the form of woodwork. The episode was recorded in Marshall’s shop behind his home.

Hear how Marshall got into woodworking and how his skill set has developed over the past few years. He talks about the pen making process and how that has become one of the most popular items he creates.

Also, learn about Marshall’s most challenging projects.

The episode closes with Marshall discussing his favorite piece of furniture he has made personally.


Glenn Hall Photography

In this episode of Something from Nothing, Justin interviews Nathan Lynn in the guest’s van--down by the river. Justin and Nathan begin the interview by briefly reminiscing about an incident during their time together at Heath High School.

Nathan discusses in detail one of his songs that happens to be one of Justin’s all time favorites. The guest shares some of his songwriting influences including how his family played a role in his development as a musician. The origin of Bawn and the Mash and Wheelhouse Rousters is covered in the show.

 

In this special edition of Something from Nothing, host Justin Lewis sits down with a few local musicians to preview the upcoming music at the Lowertown Arts and Music Festival.

 

During episode two of two shows recorded at Loud and Clear studios--Saturday night’s music is featured. The musicians that join Justin are Stephen Montgomery of The Savage Radley, Jeran Simmons of Fairseas, and Luke Taylor of Leonard the Band--who play the main stage Friday evening.

 

 

In this special edition of Something from Nothing, host Justin Lewis sits down with a few local musicians to preview the upcoming music at the Lowertown Arts and Music Festival. During episode one of two shows recorded at Loud and Clear studios--Friday night’s music is featured. The musicians that join Justin are Stephen Montgomery of The Savage Radley, Jeran Simmons of Fairseas, and Luke Taylor of Leonard the Band--who play the main stage Friday evening.

 

This week’s show was recorded inside the Yeiser Art Center, located in downtown Paducah. The YAC is currently under Stacey’s care as she is the curator and director. In this episode Stacey is gives insight on how the collection and arranging of pieces in a museum is a form of art.

Jay Holland

 

This episode of “Something from Nothing” was recorded at the home of Luke Taylor, in the area of his house where he does much of his song writing and practicing. Luke, with his acoustic guitar in his lap, talked with host Justin Lewis about his music career.

Tommy Stewart

 

In the second installment of “Something from Nothing” Grace Yocum is the guest. The barista, and artist of several types, discusses many of her artistic endeavors. The episode is recorded in her apartment, the place where she creates much of her art, especially painting.

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