Category Archives: Interviews

Wye Oak’s Jenn Wasner opens up about her songwriting process for new solo album

Baltimore singer and songwriter Jenn Wasner is working on a new full-length solo album under the name Flock of Dimes. (Photo by Mickey Freeland)

With Wye Oak on hiatus from touring, Jenn Wasner has been working on songs for her first full-length album for her solo project, Flock of Dimes. This month she’s on the road opening for Sylvan Esso, testing eight of her new tracks in front of live audiences. When she gets back, Wasner plans to work…

Listen: Adam Lempel on Baltimore Hit Parade


Sam Sessa’s guest is Adam Lempel on this episode from the Batlimore Hit Parade Archives. Adam is a musician and composer who performs with the bands Adam Lempel and the Heartbeats as well as Weekends and Winks.

Listen: Black Lung on Baltimore Hit Parade


Black Lung has the goal to be the loudest band in town, their new record is very heavy. See what Sam Sessa has to say about them on this episode from the Baltimore Hit Parade Archives.

Listen: Celebration on Baltimore Hit Parade


Sam Sessa hosts living legends on this episode from the Baltimore Hit Parade Archives. Check out the thriving music scene, plus Celebration performs live in our studio.

Listen: Ceramic Tones on Baltimore Hit Parade


David Neil Adams is the man behind Ceramic Tones, who makes music by beating his knuckles on ceramic plates and does spoken word as well. Check out this interesting interview, hosted by Sam Sessa, from the Baltimore Hit Parade Archives.

Listen: Deaf Scene on Baltimore Hit Parade


Sam Sessa’s house band is Deaf Scene on this episode from the Baltimore Hit Parade Archives. Deaf Scene is an instrumental drum-bass-guitar trio experimental group from Baltimore.

Listen: Horse Lords on Baltimore Hit Parade


The instrumental quartet Horse Lords are one of the leaders in Baltimore’s experimental music scene. Check out the interview with Sam Sessa from the Baltimore Hit Parade Archives.

Listen: Lauren Ruth Ward on Baltimore Hit Parade


On this episode from the Baltimore Hit Parade Archives, Sam Sessa has the first radio interview from talented and promising singer and songwriter Lauren Ruth Ward.

Listen: Roomrunner on Baltimore Hit Parade


Sam Sessa talks with Roomrunner on this episode of Baltimore Hit Parade Archives. Roomrunner is  a loud and heavy band who is releasing their new EP ‘Separate’ that has melodic and thoughtful passages.

Letitia VanSant’s Record Release Party

Letitia Van Zant

Letitia VanSant visits ‘TMD to share her new album, Parts And Labor, play a new song called ‘Bootstraps,’ and to chat with morning show host Alex Cortright about her record release party at the Baltimore Creative Alliance on Friday, February 27, 2015.

Cris Jacobs and Kenny Liner on WTMD (for a very good cause!)

Cris Jacobs and Kenny Liner, known for their band The Bridge, join morning show host Alex Cortright for a cracklin’ Blind Faith cover and to speak about the Hopewell Cancer Support fundraiser on Saturday, February 28, 2015. The Bridge reunite for special performance at the benefit.

Listen: Red Jones on Baltimore Hit Parade


In this episode of Baltimore Hit Parade Archive, Sam Sessa interviews Red Jones,  who has been picking the blues in Baltimore for almost 30 years.

Listen: Sun Club on Baltimore Hit Parade

sun club

Energetic Baltimore rock band Sun Club is Sam Sessa’s house band on this archive episode of Baltimore Hit Parade.

Dan Deacon talks new album ‘Gliss Riffer,’ the craziest place he’s ever played and more

Dan Deacon is one of Baltimore’s most popular and influential musicians. And after spending several years touring and recording with an ensemble of musicians, he went back to his roots as a solo artist for his new album, “Gliss Riffer” (out now on Domino Records). Since he moved to Baltimore in 2004, Dan has amassed some…

The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company’s The Importance of Being Earnest


The Chesapeake Shakespeare Company Managing Director, Lesley Malin, joins Alex Cortright, WTMD’s morning host, to share details about the new production of Oscar Wilde’s classic comedy of errors, The Importance of Being Earnest.

Listen: Kristen Toedtman on Baltimore Hit Parade

Kristen Toedtman

Soul singer songwriter Kristen Toedtman is live in studio to support her new album.