Vermont Voices is a series of extended interviews with some of Vermont’s greatest creatives - as well as artists who regularly return to Vermont as a destination place for inspiration.
Hosted by Joshua Sherman, MD and Founder/President of Old Mill Road Recording. Sherman is also the Owner/Publisher of VERMONT Magazine.
Benjamin Lerner, the great grandson of Irving Berlin (composer of such standards as God Bless America and White Christmas), is a classically trained pianist, with a passion for rap and hip-hop. Benjamin is currently working on his debut album, featuring his all-original piano-raps, which focus on his journey through opiate addiction and sobriety.
Vermont-based playwright Theresa Rebeck has had four shows on Broadway. TV and Film stars ranging from Katie Holmes to Alan Rickman have championed her work. She has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and named by Newsweek as one of their "150 Fearless Women in the World." A regular presence at Dorset Theatre Festival (DTF) this summer, Rebeck directs her new play, Dig, at DTF. She sat down recently with Producer/Publisher Joshua Sherman to discuss her work, her influences, her life in Vermont, her newest play, and how to fix a Broadway show from a gurney.
Vermont author Archer Mayor stopped by the studio for an in-depth interview on his life and career. Listen to Mayor discussing his new novel Bomber’s Moon on Old Mill Road’s SoundCloud. Check out a preview of Bomber’s Moon in the summer issue of Stratton Magazine, available now.
Adam Guettel is the two-time TONY® Award-winning composer and lyricist of The Light in the Piazza, which also garnered him a GRAMMY® Award nomination. He wrote the music and lyrics for Floyd Collins, which won the 1996 Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical and the Obie Award for Best Music. The grandson of Richard Rodgers and the son of Mary Rodgers, Adam is a third- generation Broadway composer.
BENJAMIN J. ARRINDELL
Benjamin J. Arrindell is a GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer who has lent his signature sound to such diverse talents as Aretha Franklin, Janet Jackson, Busta Rhymes, The Village People, Mary J. Blige, En Vogue, Kool & the Gang, The Temptations, Gerald Levert, and Yolanda Adams, among others. He is the in house engineer at Old Mill Road Recording in East Arlington, Vermont.
Iain Pirie has guided the careers of some of the most important names in music, first with RCA Records UK; then for 17 years at 19 Entertainment (ultimately as executive vice president); and most recently as founder of Tritone. After initial work for Spice Girls and Pop Idol, he subsequently managed the audition process and the entire music part of the American Idol franchise from Seasons 1 through 13, overseeing the creative of the most successful artists to have launched their careers from the show, including Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Fantasia, and Adam Lambert.