We are celebrating the first full day of summer with a brand new release from the very talented Sophistafunk. They brought their high energy mix of funky rhythms, old-school hip hop and spoken word artistry to the Belly Up back in January when they were on tour with The Motet. Head to our show page to hear samples and download the entire hour long set album for only $6.99.”

Click here to check out their new album “Live at the Belly Up”



This week’s podcast guest is Lukas Nelson! I first met him many years ago when he came up to our booking office during a meeting an my co worker Beth and I tried to take photos of us but really it was just to get him in the background! I loved hearing his stories about how he is – I would call it – energetically relaxed. He was extremely present during our interview and had a lot of interesting things to say about his political stance, touring with Neil Young and his former days as a competitive swimmer!

I really appreciate what a kind soul he is and look forward to talking with him again soon. This episode also got a ton of positive listener feedback from his fans and that is honestly why we do what we do! Hopefully his fans loved hearing him open up, and the Belly Up podcast fans got to learn why we love Lukas so much and consider him family.

Belly Up Live Podcast Host Meryl Klemow.