All around the world right now, amazing creative, thoughtful and driven musicians are carrying their musical traditions forward into the new millennium. The relationship between cultural traditions and original creativity is complicated one that lays bare the myriad ways that music plays a role in our lives and societies. From community building to individual artistic expression, social activism to deep personal relationships, music plays a fundamental role in our lives and the musicians who create these moments have a unique perspective.
The goal of TradCafe is to present accomplished and unique musicians chatting informally with Neil, peer-to-peer in long form conversations. Paired with live unplanned musical collaborations, these conversations give the listener a window on the artist's journey and creativity in a way that doesn't happen in a more polished media interview. Hopefully through their struggles and successes we can glean inspiration and new ideas for our own endeavors, discovering new music along the way.