Creative Peacemeal

Creative Peacemeal

Well known, and up-and-coming guests—ranging from artists, actors, musicians, authors, illustrators, chefs, designers, and more—share starts, struggles, triumphs, and more in compelling, thought-provoking interviews. The show is sure to inspire, spark curiosity, and maybe even having you dust off that clarinet, pick up a paintbrush, start that novel, or anything else you can dream.You can find host, Tammy Takaishi, a Board Certified-Music Therapist, continuing the conversation about fine and creative arts, along with recipes from guests via her blog


October 2, 2023 32 mins

Angelo Mincey is a talented pianist, vocalist, and beloved educator currently completing his Bachelor’s degree in Texas. In his short tenure in undergrad, he has already performed internationally, and was the 2021 Semi-Finalist for the Sam Houston State Piano Concerto Competition with his performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 20 in d minor. Angelo is a star on the rise, and one to watch!

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 Vickie Lan is a writer, and host of Speculative Sandbox, a podcast that delves into writing tropes with industry professionals. This appearance marks Vickie's return to the podcast. She catches me up on what she's been doing since we last chatted, and we get into the importance of seeking creative activities and endeavors, touch on the topic of outer space, and so much more.

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September 18, 2023 35 mins

According to his website, Jeff Daly is a writer, artist, cartoonist, director, animator, producer, paper engineer, lecturer and competitive duck herder (the last one’s a joke). In addition to those pursuits, Jeff gives back to the community. He was a Study Buddy at Longfellow Elementary for 35 years and gives talks at schools about writing and drawing. But I know him mostly as my best friend’s father, and a wonderful, humorous, tal...

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Firstly, I want to thank all the guests and listeners for supporting the show thus far! 100 episodes is a huge milestone and I am honored to reach it, and look forward to what else is in store for the podcast.

It was SO much fun to have the a turn on the other side of the microphone for this special milestone episode! Mark Alan Miller and Elizabeth MacDuffie (both podcast alums) and I sat down for a chat and I got to exper...

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Steve March-Tormé returns to shoot the breeze about baseball, future projects, and upcoming concerts, and more in this fun episode! Steve joins a small cohort of guests who've made return appearances, and it's a delight to host him!

 Son of legendary singer-songwriter Mel Tormé and the stepson of well-known actor/comedian Hal March, is a talented entertainer in his own right.  Since the late 1970s, he has been a ...

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John Head is a Board Certified-Music Therapist, and a member of the Music Therapy team at Houston Methodist Hospital system. He joins the already illustrious list of Music Therapists who have been a guest on this show, and it is always a delight to interview colleagues. This episode was originally recorded in September 2022, and was incredibly stimulating to conduct as one professional to another in which John traverses a range of ...

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Pasadena Playhouse, the official State Theater of California, is internationally recognized for its significant role in the development of American theater. One of the most prolific theaters in the country, the Playhouse has staged thousands of original productions since its founding in 1917 including premieres of works by Tennessee Williams, Eugene O’Neill, Suzan Lori Parks and hundreds more.

Under the leadership of Produ...

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Lance Lopez was born in Shreveport, Louisiana.  At the age of 12, he moved to Dallas to live with his mother, and then on to New Orleans, two years later, to reside with his father. By the age of 14, Lopez was playing guitar in the local bars and clubs in the French Quarter in New Orleans, already a professional musician. Since then, Lance has toured extensively, and played with some of the biggest names in music. His newest album ...

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Tony Mantor is an established and successful American singer-songwriter, pianist, podcast host and record-charting music producer who is celebrating working in Nashville for more than 30 years.

The Madison, Maine native first arrived in Nashville as a touring sideman for country music sensation Ronnie McDowell in 1976.

Since that time, Mantor has progressed into an award winning music producer, recording and placi...

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June 19, 2023 33 mins

Jane McCarry, a brilliant Scottish Actor, known for the comedy show STILL GAME, (and one of my all-time faves) joins to show today to dispense words of wisdom, and share funny stories. She's a delight and I cannot wait to have her back again for part two! She's also a teacher, acting coach, and producer!

To find our more about Jane and her current projects, please follow the links below:
Website: https://www....

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June 12, 2023 38 mins

Hybrid author, and one of my besties, Cheyanne Young returns to the show to discuss new projects, her love of puzzles, and gently scold me about the importance of outlining in one's writing process. Don't miss all the banter, and book talk!

To learn more about Cheyanne, or to order her latest novel THE YEARS BETWEEN US, visit the following links:
Author Website<...

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Jessica Kuba is a Board Certified-Music Therapist located in Salem, Oregon. After earning her Masters in Music Therapy from Montclair State University, Jessica has spent the past decade exploring the use of music therapy with a variety of populations, including work with geriatric and hospice patients, as well as with Native American youth. In recent months, Jessica has stepped away from clinical work in order to focus her efforts ...

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Robin Anderson is a multi-passionate freelance musician, singer, pianist, teacher, composer, singer-songwriter, recording artist, & arts advocate. She is a social media consultant and content creator based in Columbia, Missouri. With a focus on helping nonprofits, mission-oriented groups, and service-based community organizations, Robin assists her clients in crafting their message to make a meaningful impact. With her expertis...

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John Lawrence "Jack" Canfora is an Award-Winning American playwright, actor, musician and teacher. After receiving his dramatic training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, he began his career as an actor in regional theater, working mostly in Shakespearean roles such as Mercutio and Macbeth. He’s been hailed by the Associated Press as “White-hot Entertainment” for his off-Broadway plays including Poetic Lice...

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April 24, 2023 47 mins

At 20 years old, Mathias Lattin won 1st place at the 2023 International Blues Challenge in the band category and was awarded Best Guitarist by the judges.

Mathias Lattin is a product of the Houston ISD Fine Arts magnet program. He is a 2020 graduate of Kinder High School for Performing and Visual Arts.

Mathias Lattin is an emerging young Texas guitarist. He’s heavily influenced by music legends B.B. King, Johnny “Guitar” Watson, Albe...

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Maryanna Sokol is a Board Certified-Music Therapist and talented Singer/Songwriter. She joins the show to discuss current projects, the power of songwriting both in her work, and personal life, digs into the creative process, and so much more.

You can find her at the links below! Be sure to follow her socials and support local music!
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April 10, 2023 31 mins
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The brilliant author and playwright, John Cotter returns to the podcast mere weeks before his memoir, LOSING MUSIC hits the shelves. We discuss a myriad of subjects, and always, his deep introspection is a delight. Tune in, and if you haven't heard part one, make sure to check that out too.

John Cotter is the author of the memoir Losing Music, from Milkweed Editions, portions of which have appeared in Raritan, Catapul...

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March 27, 2023 24 mins

Olivia Krodel is a graphic designer, obtaining her degree from High Point University.  Her work has been featured across a variety of media from newspaper ads, to freelance work such as fun designs for this very podcast on the RedBubble site!

To learn more about Olivia, or to book her for freelance work, visit her website here.

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It was a pleasure to interview the last remaining members of the band, Savoy Brown, bassist Patrick DaSalvo and drummer Garnet Grimm.

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The History of Savoy Brown 

Defining the British Blues Boom music scene in London in the mid ‘60’s

The British R ‘n‘ B boom of the early 1960’s led directly to the British Blues Explosion in 1968.

The London  R n B boom led by, for exam...

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