About In Their Own Voice
These audio interviews were made for radio rebroadcast and distribution in print media, and were recorded with the full knowledge of the artists involved. All material in this collection are used with the permission of the interviewers. The content has been edited to avoid copyright infringement.
The award-winning and critically acclaimed Williamson began his professional career in writing in 1988. As a freelance writer, Williamson has been featured in the Worcester Telegram, Worcester Monthly, North Shore Living, Artscope and Blues Wire. He lists Sonny Rollins, B.B. King, Laura Nyro and Waylon Jennings among his favorite interviews.
Joe Zupan has been "radio active" for the majority of his adult life, working at public radio stations in Spokane, Detroit, and Worcester before moving to Virginia in 2005. Joe has been public radio-active since 1980, broken only by a four-year stint teaching in Southern California and two years as a Broadcast Advisor in the Peace Corps serving in the South Pacific Republic of Vanuatu. He made his return to WCUW in 2008.
A noted radio host, photographer, and musician, Harry Platcow started his radio career at his college radio station at Grahm Junior College, where he also produced 4 TV shows called “Jazz from the ‘Combs” featuring Berklee students and professors. He went on to host radio shows at WCUW and WICN in Worcester, MA, where he hosted the popular “Sunday Tasteful Blend” for 8 years.
While graduating from the University of Rhode Island with a master's degree in Music Education and also being alumni from the University of North Texas Mitchell Kaplan had the privilege to study under such names as Jeff Coffin (Dave Mathew's and Bella Fleck's saxophonist), Gregg Abate (Ray Charles's saxophonist), Dan Hearle (the piano player who recorded on several Jamie Abersol cd's) and Mark Earley (Roomful of Blues's saxophonist)...