Something From Nothing

  • Local Host Justin Lewis

"Something from Nothing" is a local podcast about local makers for local listeners.

The show is about the creative process that many local artists employ when creating their works. You'll hear from musicians, potters, poets, print makers and more. Subscribe to our season. 

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Something From Nothing: How Josh Coffey Makes Art

Apr 24, 2019

Something from Nothing returns with local musician Josh Coffey. This week, how a fast food restaurant and grief changed the course of a musical career.

Tune in to hear about Josh’s career in a few different bands and what reignited his love for music as an adult. He also gives the history of Time on the String.

This week's episode is the Season Four Finale. Host Justin Lewis saves the best for last with the episode exploring the knitting and sewing habits of his wife, Erin Lewis. 

The distinguished knitter discusses her inspiration for learning how to knit, her wardrobe goals, and #whereerinknits.

And, yes, that scarf was knit for the host. 

This week on Something from Nothing is author and professor Crystal Wilkinson. On the show she discusses her book Water Street and common misconceptions she faces as an author. Crystal ends the episode by talking about a unique location she wrote much of Water Street. 

This week on Something from Nothing is the story of fiber artist and instructor Lauren Taylor. Lauren discusses how she got into sewing, knitting, and teaching. Also, hear about Google coming to Lauren for information. 

On the show this week Paul Lorenz, an abstract artist, discusses his story to becoming a professional artist. He also describes the evolution that occured that led him to music composition and what drew him to move from San Francisco to Paducah.

  This week on Something From Nothing is the young up and coming embroidery artist, Chloe Quint. In the episode she discusses several elements of her art of choice. She shares her surprising inspiration and the thing that kept her from giving it up.

This week on Something From Nothing is the story of how Andy Carloss started Midtown Market. The entrepenuer shares what brought him back to Kentucky from living in Boston operating in the tech world to open a grocery store. 

This week on Something from Nothing, a movie maker who also creates beats. Kasper-an alias that he explains in the episode-talks about how a major loss in his life caused him to nearly quit making music but in the end, inspired him.

 Hawktail is a band that is formed with musicians capable of grammy nominations. This week Something from Nothing explores the forming of this Nashville based band before the band members discuss their recently released album. The band members present for the recording were Brittany Haas, Jordan Tice, and Paul Kowert. They talk about the writing process behind individual tracks and give some insights as to how they select specific tracks.

The episode ends with Brittany-the fiddle player-discussing her experience on public radio show Live From Here.

  Recent Murray State graduate and singer/songwriter Haleigh Martin is the guest this week. The highly talented musician talks about how her experience with The Voice changed the direction of her music. She discusses the quirks that seem to work for her when writing a song and the unique challenges of being a female musician.

The episode features several of her originals but ends with a 90s cover.