Renaissance Soul Podcast: Ep. 8 – The These Days Episode (w/ Indie Soul/Americana Artist Stephie James)

Renaissance Soul Podcast: Ep. 8 - The These Days Episode (w/ Indie Soul/Americana Artist Stephie James)

Renaissance Soul was originally a Detroit hip-hop website started in 2001 by your host Kelly “K-Fresh” Frazier that first centered around the discography of legendary producer Jay Dee aka J. Dilla before it branched out to all Detroit hip-hop and music. In many cases, Renaissance Soul was the first place you heard many Detroit music artists that you love today. With it’s revival as a podcast, each episode will focus on specific topics (an album, an era, a legacy, etc) from Detroit music of all genres from the past and present from a historical perspective.

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For this episode, your host Kelly “K-Fresh” Frazier is joined by Indie-Soul/Americana musician, singer, and songwriter Stephie James to discuss her debut EP, These Days. Growing up in the Detroit area, she helped kick start a DIY coffee shop with her brother that doubled as a music venue when she was teenager. She has since toured with 8-time Grammy Award winner Anita Baker when she was 17, enjoyed years on the road with Nikki Lane (opening her shows and playing in the band), and was an assistant engineer at Dan Auerbach’s studio.

Now making Nashville her home, she hasn’t forgotten her soulful Michigan roots, but has been able to hone her skills in the musically vibrant city. During are conversation, we talked about her upbring and how that influenced the making of These Days. We go into a track-by-track breakdown of the EP along with the visuals that accompany.

Purchase / Stream These Days EP: ingroov.es/these-days-4

Follow Stephie James:
Website: stephiejamesmusic.com
Facebook: facebook.com/stephiejamesmusic
Instagram: instagram.com/stephie_james_
Patreon: patreon.com/StephieJames

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About the Author

Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier
Kelly "K-Fresh" Frazier has been an online advocate for Detroit hip-hop, electronic, and rock music for over a decade now. As a tastemaker in the Detroit scene, he writes about the city's music and culture through various forms of social media along with publications both here in Detroit and internationally. Outside of writing, he is a well-respected DJ within the city who has played numerous gigs in many of Detroit's most legendary venues