The Nate Chung Project

On this episode of The Music Room, WVUD had the opportunity to speak with Nate Chung and Casey Dawson, two out of the four members, from The Nate Chung Project. Throughout the interview, we were able to get perspective on what it’s like to be a full-time college student with an unpredictable schedule while still managing to record music for your band. The two were able to explain to us how they all came together and what’s next for the band following graduation.

Listen to the Interview

The Nate Chung Project, recorded on November 16, 2017. Aired on December 12 2017.
62.4 MB

About the Band

The Nate Chung Project is an acoustic rock band made up of four members: Nate Chung, Casey Dawson, Sean Horan, and Frank Dwyer. The band came together in the Spring of 2017 at The College of Holy Cross and has been recording music together ever since. Nate Chung, the main vocalist from the band, first started fooling around with music in middle school but began to take it more seriously in high school. While attending The College of Holy Cross in Worcester Massachusetts, the band has been preforming at many local establishments and college events. Recently, they recorded their first album and it’s now streaming on Spotify and iTunes and has received great feedback.

The Music

  • Artist / Track / Album / Year
  • The Nate Chung Project / 23rd & I / Dreaming / 2017
  • The Nate Chung Project / Dreaming / Dreaming / 2017
  • The Nate Chung Project / Taking Off to See the World / Dreaming / 2017

Richard Gordon: Producer, Audio Engineer, Co-host
Ryan Thornton: Co-host
Nicole Parr: Web Page Author & Audio Editor

Some rockin’ new records!

There was no guest on May 2, 2017’s episode of The Music Room. So we played a stack of new records that came in while Mandorichard was recuperating from knee surgery. Some of these are “folk,” but overall, it was a wild and energetic batch of tracks! The Music Room airs every Tuesday, 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. on WVUD, 91.3 FM, Newark DE (University of Delaware) and streams live on ShoutCast and TuneIn. Playlist below:

Artist / Song / Disk / Disk Released

Las Cafeteras / Vamos to the Beach / Tastes Like L.A. / 2017

Bumper Jacksons / Dirt Road Blues / I’ve Never Met a Stranger / 2017

Merlin Snider / Procrastination Blues / One Light Many Windows / 2016

The Hooten Hallers / Further from Shore / The Hooten Hallers / 2017

Modern Mal / Just a Satellite / The Misanthrope Family Album / 2017

Mélisande [électrotrad] / Plantons la vigne / Les millésimes / 2017

Taarka / Carried away / Fading Mystery / 2017

Lexie Roth / Hanging around / Move Me – EP / 2017

Lake Street Dive: Soul, Spunk, & Side Ponies

Lake Street Dive“Be yourself, do your thing . . . rock your side pony,” says Bridget Kearney, bassist of ’60s soul and pop rock revivalists Lake Street Dive, of the band’s 2016 release Side Pony. Side Pony, the band’s Nonesuch Record label debut, radiates playfulness and energy through its upbeat and glimmering soul-soaked tracks. Lake Street Dive expertly balances the retro with the contemporary on Side Pony by restoring and revitalizing ’60s Motown for a modern audience. On May 19, Liz Webb spoke with Bridget before the band’s stop at the World Cafe Live at the Queen in Wilmington on their Side Pony tour.

While attending the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Rachael Price (vocals), Mike “McDuck” Olsen (trumpet, guitar), Bridget Kearney (upright bass), and Mike Calabrese (drums) formed Lake Street Dive in 2004, naming the band after a street housing multiple dive bars in Olsen’s hometown of Minneapolis. The band recorded their first CD in 2006, titled in this episode…. Ten years later, their fifth studio album Side Pony would reach No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums, Folk Albums, and Alternative Albums charts.

SinLake Street Dive 3ce gaining widespread recognition after performing a stripped-down cover of the Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back” on a sidewalk in Boston (which currently has over 4 million views on YouTube), Lake Street Dive has made appearances on shows like The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and The Today Show as well as NPR Music’s Tiny Desk series. This fall, the group is set to continue their tour on the East Coast, with notable stops at Philadelphia’s Union Transfer and New York’s Radio City Music Hall.

While in The Music Room, Bridget spoke to Liz about the band’s songwriting process, her personal inspirations, and her experimentation with rhythm and sound on Side Pony. A skilled and innovative musician, Bridget contributes to the band’s unique sound with her intricate compositions and upright bass-playing. Listen to the interview below to hear tracks from Lake Street Dive’s newest album Side Pony and to learn more about the exceptionally talented Bridget Kearney.

The Interview

Bridget Kearney, Host: Liz Webb, Recorded May 19, 2016, originally aired May 24, 2016.
22.3 MB

The Music

Artist Song Album Year
Due to copyright restrictions, the podcast contains excerpts of the music heard during the broadcast of the interview.
Lake Street Dive Side Pony Side Pony 2016
Lake Street Dive Call Off Your Dogs Side Pony 2016
Lake Street Dive Can’t Stop Side Pony 2016
Lake Street Dive Godawful Things Side Pony 2016
Lake Street Dive Hell Yeah Side Pony 2016
Lake Street Dive Saving All My Sinning Side Pony 2016