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A podcast about local music and art.

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The Local Glow is an independent podcast production based out of Chicago, Illinois, created by Tariq Shihadah. Through our featured interviews, live performances, and story-telling, we dig into the heart of local music and arts throughout the Midwest and beyond, uncovering what makes your art and music communities come to life. This podcast is a celebration of art and the unique relationships that it fosters as it draws individuals from different worlds into a space where we all feel a little more alive. This production is also here as a resource to connect you to your local music community and to connect your local community to its rich and ever-changing neighbors around the Midwest and beyond.

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After a successful and exciting 7-episode first season, the podcast took a break for a while to re-structure, re-focus, and expand the team. With the vision cast, the stories brimming, and the team grown from one to four, The Local Glow is weeks away from launching Season 2. This season will feature an exceptional line-up of narrative explorations of community experiences, passionate showcase performances by musicians and poets from around the country, and in-depth looks at the creative world around us.

 

Aug 31, 2017

Usually when he’s on stage, Evan is bursting with energy, fingers dancing along the fretboard of his guitar while horns blast in the background over a complex, math-y rhythm section. You’ll probably be bobbing your head and sweating next time you hear him perform, but today we get a glimpse into the more delicate...


Aug 6, 2017

“That feeling...when your only friend in the whole-wide-world is a giant mythological bird.”

Rebecca Jasso has a voice that fits so naturally with the classic voices of American folk music--timeless, free, and curiously familiar. Her music, soft but engaging, will take you along with her, into the wintry forests...