Featured Guest, Clare Means February 24, 2020

Life Changes Show

Life Changes Show with Filippo Voltaggio
Show Host: 
Filippo Voltaggio

Come and join the conversation about what's going on and what we can do together about it, with it, and for it. We have the choice, we have the power. We can do magic if we just believe!

A show about the changes going on in us, to us, around us, and because of us. Therefore, it's technically a show about "Everything," only with a how to make it better, see it better, be better.

In the show, there is talk about, and with, people who have either been through major changes, are helping others with major changes, or people who are changing the world for the better in a major way.

The show is a one-hour talk show format with a monologue by the host, a 30 minute interview with a guest of note, capped by a "Producer's Wrap" segment, in which Filippo and Co-Host Mark Laisure, and sometimes surprise guests, bring it all home for the listeners in a sometimes humorous and sometimes touching, but always entertaining conversation.

Weekly Show
BBS Station 1
Monday
Starts: 
7:00 pm PT
Ends: 
7:55 pm PT
Broadcasting Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 07:00 pm

Guest, Clare Means

Guest Name: 
Clare Means
Clare Means
Guest Occupation: 
Musician
Guest Biography: 

CLARE MEANS

Clare Means’ latest album, Sidewalk Astronomy, is a cohesive patchwork of musings on life in Los Angeles, love, forgiveness, and the recent loss of her estranged father.  Sidewalk Astronomy debuted at #1 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter charts and #66 (right below Kanye’s recent album) on the iTunes All Genres Chart. As Clare says, “Most of the songs on Sidewalk Astronomy were written over the course of a couple years and were sparked by a variety of moments in my life… the day I found out my father was sick, when I fell in love, when I knew my relationship was doomed, when I got my heart broken, the day my father died, and when I woke up from a strange dream about sheep.”  Clare’s quirky take on life is fresh and comforting at the same time. 

Part of what makes Clare stand out as a performer is the unconventional path she has taken. Always a hustler, Clare has made a name for herself as one of LA’s most popular, hardest working street performers. She’s built a dedicated following by being one of the very few performers to perform almost exclusively original music. While most depend on covers to stop foot traffic, Clare learned to work on her songwriting craft and challenged herself to capture audiences using her own songs.  Clare’s street performances are musical experiments in which she interacts with the colorful and chaotic scene of the environment.

In September of 2015 Clare began live streaming her daily performances on Periscope. She is now one of Periscope’s most watched musicians and has made it onto the Periscope trending list multiple times and has over 100,000 followers on the app. Clare has independently sold thousands of copies of her albums through her live streaming, street performances and while playing shows at various venues across Los Angeles and touring the US, Canada and Europe.

Clare has also been featured in many popular online blogs and magazines including Billboard, No Depression, PopMatters, American Songwriter Magazine, Buzzbands,LA,  Yay LA! and Digital Music News.  Also, you may have read about her and her live streaming success in the two top selling books How To Make It In The New Music Business: Practical Tips On Building a Loyal Following and Making a Living As A Musician, Editions 1 and 2.