Episode #244.  Terry Klein and Justin Trawick have never met, but that doesn’t keep Justin from inviting Terry into his apartment and jumping straight into a conversation about law, campaigns, and of course, songwriting.  Don’t miss a live performance from Terry near the end of the podcast.  For more information go to TheCircusLife.com.  

Direct download: TCL_-_244_-_Terry_Klein_-_111318_5.53_PM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 3:34pm PST

Episode #243.  Musician and part time amateur tuba player Jason Ager comes by Justin’s Arlington, VA apartment for a podcast about vinyl, Philly folk music, and terrible boxy cars.  Near the end of the podcast Jason performs a new song.  For more information go to TheCircusLife.com and JustinTrawick.com.  

Direct download: TCL_-_243_-_Jason_Ager_-_11518_9.42_PM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #242.  Host Justin Trawick finds himself in Charlottesville, Virginia interviewing musician Lora Kelley from her child’s bunkbed. Conversation includes collegiate diving, the Americana Music Awards, and the balance of family life and music.  For more information on the show go to TheCicusLife.com and to find information on Justin’s concerts go to JustinTrawick.com.  

Direct download: TCL_-_242_-_Lora_Kelley_-_103018_12.26_AM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #241.  After a week off, today we present Justin’s conversation with his Aunt Jacqui in her fifth wheel trailer during his visit to Truckee, California, a small mountain town near Lake Tahoe. Conversations include bacon, murder by bear, and taking care of our planet Earth.  Go to TheCircusLife.com for more information and check out Justin’s band at JustinTrawick.com.  

Direct download: TCL_-_241_-_My_Aunt_Jacqui_-_102218_11.26_PM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #240. Justin joins Anthony, Jared, Izzy, and Brent from the DC band DuPont Brass for a podcast recorded live in the basement of an undisclosed DC charter school. The guys have a very open and honest conversation about music, life, style, and sound. Justin realizes quickly they’re not a brass band but something far more unique and different.  Songs featured are “Eclectic Soul (Can You Feel It)” and “Holiday”. Go to TheCircusLife.com for more information and share with your friends. 

Direct download: TCL_-_240_-_Dupont_Brass_-_10918_1.03_AM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #239.  The sound of air conditioning is extremely noticeable in this week’s episode featuring North Carolina band Bombadil.  Recorded in the basement greenroom at The Songbyrd in Washington DC, Daniel, Stacy, and James talk about touring and always being on the search for a good tiki bar.  We play two songs from their album “Fences”: “What’s So Great About You” and “Fence”.  For more information go to TheCircusLife.com. 

Direct download: TCL_-_239_-_Bombadil_-_10118_11.24_PM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #238.  This week we present Eli Lev's performance from the July 14th, 2018 TCL Anniversary Show at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC.  Eli joins Justin for a short intro recorded in the back room of 49 West in Annapolis, Maryland.  Topics of conversation include dis tracks, favorite 9:30 Club shows, and fans getting tattoos of your lyrics.  For more information go to TheCircusLife.com. 


Episode #237.  This week Justin records from Georgetown Visitation, a private high school in DC where Stella and Dave from the band Kentucky Avenue practice.  The three talk about meeting Bob Dylan, eating pickles before shows, and “dad bands”.  Songs on the show in order include “Nothing Here is Mine” and “Salted Wounds”.  Go to TheCircusLife.com to see a YouTube video of a live performance of “Black Horse Riding”.  Thanks for listening and share this show with your friends! 

Direct download: TCL_-_237_-_Kentucky_Avenue_-_91818_12.07_AM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #236.  Host Justin Trawick finds himself at Louisa Hall’s house in Alexandria, VA, where they make coffee and perform live on the show their new song “Oh Love”.  See them on stage together Thursday, September 20th at the Dupont Underground in Washington DC.  As always, go to TheCircusLife.com for all info and past episodes of TCL.  

Direct download: TCL_-_236_-_Louisa_Hall_-_91118_12.45_AM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #235.  Longtime friend Joshua Kirk drops by this week to help present Benjamin Carter, our second act from The Circus Life Podcast 5th Anniversary Concert at the 930 Club this past July 14th, 2018.  It’s always wonderful to sit down and talk music and food with Joshua Kirk.  Make sure to find him on YouTube.  As always, go to TheCircusLife.com for more information and tell your friends! 


Episode #234.  This week host Justin Trawick finds himself backstage in the green room with Letitia VanSant and The Young Novelists before they go on stage at Pearl Street Warehouse in DC. Favorite green rooms are discussed as well as Canadian healthcare and being roommates with band members.  For more information go to TheCircusLife.com.  


Episode #233. On today’s episode of The Circus Life, Alex Vans and Floris Boere of the band “Bad Business” join Justin at his dining room table to talk about "yacht rock”, biking in the Netherlands, and prisoner’s dilemma in New York City.  We also play two Bad Business songs: “Day Job Guys” and “Turn it On”.  For more information go to TheCircusLife.com. 

Direct download: TCL_-_233_-_Bad_Business_-_81918_6.47_PM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #232.  On this week’s podcast, Justin presents the first act from The Circus Life 5th Anniversary Concert held at the 930 Club on July 14th, 2018.  Enjoy this live performance from the show opener, Nardo Lilly.  Helping Justin with the show intro is author and business coach Lauren LeMunyan.  For more information on the podcast go to TheCircusLife.com. 


Episode #231.  On today’s podcast Justin performs a brand new song live on the show called “A Picture of Us”.  Only hours before cooking dinner for his girlfriend and parents who are already on the way over to his apartment, Justin talks about opening for ukulele legend Jake Shimabukuro with Louisa Hall over the weekend and cooking within Weight Watchers guidelines.  Check out TheCircusLife.com for all podcast related info.  

Direct download: TCL_-_231_-_Justin_Trawick_-_8618_11.20_PM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #230.  Today’s episode is a goodbye to Justin’s friend Rachel Pletts, who is leaving for San Francisco in September.  The show photo for this episode is from 2014 when Rachel and Justin played in NYC together.  Along with classical guitarist Alex Barnett, topics include a little Jesus, a little drugs, and a lot of San Francisco.  If you don’t want to hear these three talk for an hour, skip to the end to listen to Alex play a beautiful instrumental song on his guitar.  Make sure to go to TheCircusLife.com for all past episodes and don’t forget to share this podcast with your friends.  


Episode #229.  On today’s podcast drummer Ben Tufts invites Justin to Claude Moore Park in Loudoun County, Virginia, the 300 acre park where Ben grew up during his early childhood.  Recorded inside Frogshackle Cabin, a tiny log cabin built in the 1700’s, Ben and Justin talk about fishing, politics, vinyl, and history.  Go to TheCircusLife.com for more information on past podcasts from The Circus Life and make sure to subscribe for free on iTunes.  

Direct download: TCL_-_229_-_Ben_Tufts_-_72318_6.42_PM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #228.  Rapper Flex Mathews join’s Justin for lunch where they talk about skateboarding, the Warped Tour, and being a part of a community.  Lauren LeMunyan joins the guys (it’s her apartment) and spends most of the podcast keeping Rico Suave off the guest.  Go to TheCircusLife.com for all podcast related information and don’t forget to donate via Patreon.  

Direct download: TCL_-_228_-_Flex_Mathews_-_71718_1.01_AM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #227.  On today’s podcast Justin sits down with Sara Niemietz in the lobby of The W Hotel next to the White House for a conversation about Postmodern Jukebox, presidential bowling, the American Civil War, and oddly named handbags.  Note: Justin is more nervous than normal, probably because he’s really excited to talk to Sara.  Breath.  Check out The Circus Life Podcast 5th Annual Anniversary Concert at the 930 Club in DC on July 14th.  www.TheCircuslife.com.

Direct download: TCL_-_227_-_Sara_Niemietz_-_7918_11.39_PM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #226.  Having only met less than 24 hours earlier, host Justin Trawick and musician Benjamin Carter get together for a podcast episode about soccer in the Cayman Islands, marriage, and life in Lakeland, Florida.  Benjamin performs two songs during the show and will be playing with his band for The Circus Life Podcast 5th Annual Anniversary Concert on July 14th at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC.  Get your tickets now!  For all other info go to TheCircusLife.com.  

Direct download: TCL_-_226_-_Benjamin_Carter_-_7318_12.51_AM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #225.  After two hundred and twenty-four episodes, host Justin Trawick takes a moment to thank everyone for listening to TCL over the past five years.  Justin performs a three songs live during the show and talks about his recent blue couch purchase as well as his borderline unhealthy obsession with hats.  Don’t forget to buy your tickets for The Circus Life 5th Anniversary Concert at the 930 Club in DC on July 14th.  For all info about TCL, go to TheCircusLife.com.

Direct download: TCL_-_225_-_Justin_Trawick_-_62618_12.35_AM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #224.  Justin sits down for dinner with Kate Moran at her home in Del Ray Alexandria, VA for a conversation about volunteering in Puerto Rico, running a successful children's band, and the joy's of bubbly water.  Don't forget to buy your tickets for The Circus Life Podcast 5th Anniversary Concert on July 14th at the 930 Club.  For info go to TheCircusLife.com. 

Direct download: TCL_-_224_-_Kate_Moran_-_61818_6.10_PM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #223.  On today’s podcast, musician Eli Lev meets up with Justin at The Wharf in DC to talk about white underwear, Navajo humor, British lesbian rugby weddings, and of course, music.  Go to TheCircusLife.com to download a free live recording from Eli Lev and buy your tickets now for July 14th’s live show at the 930 Club in DC! 

Direct download: TCL_-_223_-_Eli_Lev_-_6418_5.33_PM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #222.  Having not seen each other for eighteen years, Justin sits down with high school friend Alexandra Moody who recently came out as being both a medium and an empath.  Recorded in Asheville, NC on the porch of his rented Airbnb, Justin and Alex talk about ghosts, depression, and the correct way to say pillow and milk.  For past episodes and the link to our Patreon page go to TheCircusLife.com.  Don’t forget to buy your tickets for The Circus Life Podcast 5th Annual Anniversary Concert at the 930 Club on July 14th!  For Justin’s tour dates go to JustinTrawick.com. 

Direct download: TCL_-_222_-_Alexandra_Moody_-_6318_10.03_PM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #221.  Justin and Lauren meet with musician and former NPR journalist Bryan Russo early in the morning at Abi’s Diner in Berlin, MD down the street from Ocean City.  It’s a crowded restaurant so excuse the room noise as we continue to do these guerrilla style podcasts.  Don’t forget to get your tickets for The Circus Life 5th Anniversary Concert at the 930 Club in DC on July 14th.  For all things TCL, go to TheCircusLife.com.  

Direct download: TCL_-_221_-_Bryan_Russo_-_52918_12.06_AM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #220.  The Circus Life 5th Anniversary Concert at the 930 Club in DC is July 14th.  Get your tickets now!  On today’s show Justin visits the One Love Massive office in DC and speaks with founder Molly Ruland.  Molly is extremely open and insightful making this episode one not to miss.  Lauren LeMunyan helps keep Justin on tracks and puts her life coaching skills to good use once or twice.  Support the show by contributing to our Patreon fund which can be accessed at TheCircusLife.com.  

Direct download: TCL_-_220_-_One_Love_Massive_-_52118_8.54_PM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #219.  Today's podcast is recorded from President Lincoln's Cottage four miles north of the White House in Washington DC.  Justin speaks with Director Erin Carlson Mast about Lincoln, the history of his home away from home, and the upcoming Bourbon and Bluegrass event on May 19th and 20th with Justin's band headlining on the 20th. The Circus Life 5th Annual Anniversary Concert will be on July 14th at the 930 Club featuring The Bumper Jacksons, Louisa Hall, Justin Trawick and The Common Good, and more to be announced.  Support The Circus Life on Patreon by clicking the link at TheCircusLife.com.

Direct download: TCL_-_219_-_President_Lincolns_Cottage_-_g_-_51418_4.28_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #218.  The Circus Life Podcast 5th Anniversary Concert is July 14th at the 930 Club in DC including Justin Trawick and The Common Good, Bumper Jacksons, and more TBA.  On today’s podcast Justin sits down with Jeff “Junior” Bryce to talk about touring Italy with the “Temptations”, depth charts, and MyRoyaltyGuy.com.  Don’t forget to support The Circus Life Podcast on Patreon which you can click through from TheCircusLife.com.  

Direct download: TCL_-_218_-_Junior_Bryce_-_5118_12.29_PM.mp3
Category:Music, Comedy, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #217.  After five days of dog sitting Rico Suave, Southwest DC’s resident English Bulldog, host Justin Trawick sits with Lauren LeMunyan to recap her five day tale of wedding planning in Buffalo, NY.  Today’s mobile studio is in an 11th story apartment overlooking the Potomac River.  Apologies to those of you who are hungry: Justin and Lauren are eating tacos throughout the entirety of this podcast.  Lauren LeMunyan is a strategic business and life coach.  Check out her website www.laurenlemunyan.com.  Support The Circus Life on Patreon by going to www.thecircuslife.com.  Buy your tickets now for The Circus Life 5th Anniversary Concert at the 930 Club in Washington DC on July 14th.

Direct download: TCL_-_217_-_Lauren_LeMunyan_-_43018_3.10_PM.mp3
Category:Comedy, Music, Podcast -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Episode #216.  After a six month hiatus, The Circus Life Podcast is back.  Host Justin Trawick talks about the slightly amended format and departure of co-host and friend Sean Russell.  Sitting outside of the Kenmore Inn in Fredericksburg, VA, Justin speaks candidly with mandolin phenom Jack Dunlap.  Topics of conversation includes apprenticing with Danny Knicely, have a family of musicians but no family band, and Justin definitely not being a “tech guy”.  Mark your calendars: The Circus Life 5th Anniversary Concert is July 14th at the 930 Club, lineup to be announced soon.  Visit www.thecircuslife.com and www.justintrawick.com as well as https://www.blueroommusicstudio.com/herndon-music-studio/ to book recording time with Sean Russell.  

Direct download: TCL_-_Jack_Dunlap_-_Episode_216.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:12am PST

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