The Truth in This Art with Jazz Vocalist Aaron Myers

The Truth in This Art with Jazz Vocalist Aaron Myers

In this episode, Rob Lee interviews Aaron Myers, Executive Director of the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities, discussing Aaron's Texas upbringing, career in arts and activism, and community support initiatives. They explore Aaron's experiences with radio, challenges on a Russian tour, and the significance of music and community. Tune in to discover the profound impact of music on the soul and the role of family and community in Aaron's journey.

Episode Content:
  • Introduction (00:02:07): Aaron introduces himself as a versatile artist involved in jazz, writing, advocacy, and volunteer work. 
  • Creative Process (00:11:59): Aaron discusses the satisfaction and vulnerability of the creative process, emphasizing the challenge of materializing internal visions.
  • Blog Talk Radio Era (00:17:35): Aaron shares his experiences with blog talk radio, including political op-eds and live reporting.
  • Staying Informed (00:18:06): Aaron reflects on feeling most informed during his blog talk radio era and discusses challenges such as reporting on Michael Jackson's death and a stressful tour in Russia.
  • Realizing Success (00:21:57): Aaron reflects on achieving success and embracing sacrifices in his career.
  • Music's Impact (00:34:27): Aaron discusses how music from his past nourishes him, particularly during tough times.
  • Emotional Effects of Music (00:35:51): Exploration of music's emotional and psychological impact on individuals.
  • DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (00:37:45): Explanation of the agency's objectives, initiatives, and influence on arts and culture in Washington, D.C.
  • Connecting Creative Communities (00:43:09): Emphasis on the importance of connecting diverse creative communities to foster collaboration and artistic exchange.
Social Media Links:
X: @aaronmyers
Instagram: aaronlmyers
LinkedIn: Aaron Myers
YouTube: Aaron Myers

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation.

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Original music by Daniel Alexis Music with additional music from Chipzard.

Episode illustration by Alley Kid Art.

About "The Truth In This Art"

Hosted by Rob Lee, "The Truth In This Art" podcast dives into the heart of creativity and its influence on the community. This arts and culture podcast from Baltimore highlights artists discussing their ideas, sharing insights, and telling impactful stories. Through these artist interviews, listeners gain a deeper understanding of the creative economy and artistic life in Baltimore. 

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Creators and Guests

Rob Lee
Rob Lee
The Truth In This Art is an interview series featuring artists, entrepreneurs and tastemakers in & around Baltimore.
Aaron Myers
Aaron Myers
OFFICIAL: Artist (4 albums) - Author (2 books) Activist (Obama vet) - DC Grammy Chapter Governor: Views on this page are my personal opinion