Apparently it’s a podcast.

One of my proudest accomplishments of 2021 is starting a podcast series called Apparently for 90.3 KEXP, here in Seattle, Washington. My friend Evie Stokes and I tell stories of parents in music. We started doing this in the beginning of the year and by the end of the year, an incredible journalist named Celine Teo-Blockey asked if she could start contributing. (of course!!)

Getting to know these moms and dads, through such a vulnerable time in my own parenting journey, was incredible. I felt these connections. I needed these connections.

It made me feel more connected as a parent. As a human.

I love telling these stories.

If you have some extra time and want bite-sized audio to listen to, please take a listen.

Apparently…

We hear from Grace Love about her journey of becoming a solo artist and a single mother at the same time. Listen here.

Story told by Evie Stokes.

We meet Reese Umbaugh, who’s known on the drag stage as Cookie Couture. He talks about being a foster dad by day and a drag mom by night. Listen here.

Story told by Rachel Stevens.

Pearl Nelson, also known as Pearl Dragon of the band Champagne Champagne, talks about idolizing Kurt Cobain and Jimi Hendrix, falling into addiction on tour, and his path to recovery. Listen here.

Story told by Evie Stokes.

Seattle musician JusMoni shares her story, which explores artists who are juggling parenthood with their art. Listen here.

Story told by Evie Stokes.

Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses and 50 Foot Wave discusses her new book, Seeing Sideways: A Memoir of Music and Motherhood. Listen here.

Story told by Rachel Stevens.

On this episode, Kate Stables of This Is The Kit talks about what it was like taking her baby on tour and how she released an album with her now-teenage daughter during the pandemic. Listen here.

Story told by Rachel Stevens.

Seattle-area musician and visual artist J’Von talks about how becoming the father he never had comes up in his music. Listen here.

Story told by Rachel Stevens.

Ella Vos talks about how getting pregnant inspired her to become a solo artist and how her popular song, “White Noise,” was about her struggles with postpartum depression. Listen here.

Story told by Rachel Stevens.

Ezra Furman talks about what led her to come out as a trans mom, and what it means for her to leave her young son at home once touring begins again. Listen here.

Story told by Celine Teo-Blockey.

Hopefully there will be more Apparently episodes in 2022. Please let me know if you have a great subject in mind!

[apparently: we’re doing this.]

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