BZ Listening

19 EpisodesProduced by Beezy Douglas

Beezy Douglas is a Cleveland-based musician, event producer, and family man. On this show he sits down to talk with grassroots performers, activists, and other persons of interest that he's had the fortune to cross paths with.Follow me @bzdug, and use #bzlistening if you share any of the episodes!ht… read more

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19 Episodes | 2018 - 2019

18. Michael McFarland - Indie Rock Musician

April 22nd, 2019

1:26:08

This week my guest is indie-rocker and musical architect, Michael McFarland. We ended up covering a lot of ground, so I had to break this interview up into two parts. Today’s episode covers Michael’s childhood being …

17. Madeline Finn - Songwriter Singer

April 15th, 2019

1:22:02

On today’s episode, Madeline Finn and I talk about her early start in music, the lessons she learned as an American Idol contestant, and how she …

16. Indré - Singer/Songwriter

April 8th, 2019

1:01:51

Welcome to another Music Monday, today my guest is Indré, a local singer/songwriter that splits her time between Cleveland and Akron. I caught one set by her at the Winchester open mic in Lakewood and immediately booked …

15. Personal Day: Trans Issues with Valouria Douglas

April 4th, 2019

45:19

Today’s episode is part two of a new segment on the show, “Personal Days”, where I talk with friends and family about issues we are currently dealing with or have in the past. The subject of for this personal day is …

14. Personal Day: Trans Issues with Sara Kaplan

April 3rd, 2019

41:41

Today kicks off a new series on the show that I call “Personal Days”, where I focus on a topic that hits close to home for me. This first one is on trans-rights and acceptance because this year, my brother Carl has come …

13. Cutleri - Avant Folk Trio

April 1st, 2019

1:11:46

I’ve known Cutleri for about a decade going back to when I first started playing music in 2009. 

It was at Penny’s Open Mic that I first discovered Cutleri when they were the featured guest. They immediately stood out, …

12. Larry Elefante - Musician

March 25th, 2019

1:01:16

Today my guest is Michael Rutushin, aka “Larry Elefante”. On the show we talk about Michael’s musical family, his first gigs, his worst gigs, and his new album, “I Get Sentimental” recently released on vinyl by way of a …

11. Steve Holecko - Political Director CCPC

March 20th, 2019

1:21:55

Today my guest is Steve Holecko, Political Director of the Cuyahoga County Progressive Caucus or CCPC for short. This is by far the longest episode I …

10. Robert Evans - Journalist

March 18th, 2019

52:06

Today my guest is Robert Evans: journalist and host of the “Behind the Bastards” podcast. I first noticed Robert’s work in 2013 when he was writing for Cracked.com, a comedy site that did a surprising amount of …

9. Kate Hart - Musician

March 18th, 2019

1:05:24

Kate Hart is a Cleveland pioneer of “nerd folk”, a genre she may or may not have invented. Please do let me know on twitter or elsewhere if she’s …

8. Mikey Silas - Musician

March 11th, 2019

1:04:58

Today’s episode is with another rising star of the Cleveland music scene, Mikey Silas. Mikey’s stage presence is as big as his heart, and is a font of positivity and encouragement, both in person and online. I first …

7. Occupy Wall Street Reflections

October 23rd, 2018

47:57

Today’s episode is another throwback, reflecting on Occupy Wall Street, which we are currently in the 7th anniversary of. The occupation began on September 17th, 2011, and was viciously evicted on November 15th.

Living …

6. Hannah Stak - Musician

October 10th, 2018

56:58

This week’s episode is with Cleveland singer-songwriter, Hannah Stak. I first heard her play at the McFarland Manor house show, and she lived up to the high praise I’d been hearing from my wife, Deb. She was one of the …

5. Holly LeCraw - Author/Activist

September 26th, 2018

1:04:03

Today’s interview is with my first non-musical guest, Holly LeCraw. She’s a Boston-based author of two books, The Swimming Pool and The Half Brother, …

4. Curtis Eller (2014) - Musician

September 18th, 2018

1:00:36

I discovered Curtis in the summer of 2009 when he opened for the Squirrel Nut Zippers in New York City. I don’t remember a thing about them, but I’ll …

3. Charley Crockett (2018) - Musician

September 13th, 2018

57:36

It has been an honor and a privilege to know Charley Crockett, and get to watch his star rise. I met Charley Crockett in 2009 at a small open mic in Astoria, back when I was giving standup comedy a shot. Shortly after …

2. Charley Crockett (2014) - Musician

September 10th, 2018

51:36

Charley Crockett is the man who nicknamed me BZ, back in 2009 when we first met at an open mic in NYC. This episode is pulled from my very first …

1. Ray Flanagan - Musician

September 5th, 2018

1:03:14

Ray Flanagan is one of the most prolific musicians in the Cleveland music scene, and can be found delivering his own songs intimately in his dynamic …

A Brief Introduction

September 4th, 2018

1:10

Hi there, I’m BZ Douglas, a musician, and event producer.

I came to the craft of music late in life. I waded into the waters of the New York open mic scene back in 2009 as a stand up comic, and came out a musician. The …

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