The Philadelphia music scene and radio station, 88.5 WXPN, are pretty much linked at the hip. Almost every major artist that has launched from Philly has been played on WXPN, and many other successful touring acts have been lifted up by them. The station got its start through the University of Pennsylvania in 1945. Through the 60’s Folk Show hosted by the legendary Gene Shay, with artists such as Bob Dylan gracing the studio, and up through today’s more recent stand outs like Dr. Dog and Amos Lee, it continues to break ground and is well loved amongst most music patrons locally and world wide. The station is also distributed by NPR.
Recently, I was thrilled to be offered a feature on their online blog platform, The Key. A new series called The High Key Portrait Series was created by talented photographer, Josh Pelta-Heller with the concept of highlighting and telling Philadelphia musicians story’s, who’ve made an impact in the music scene here, through his portraits of them. I was honored to be asked to be a part and here is the story – click the image below to head over to the full write up.