Sonata Sessions

Sonata Sessions is a video series of intimate performances.

Andrea Von Kampen | See It Through

Andrea Von Kampen plays "See It Through" on November 8, 2015. Despite our shared fear of heights, Von Kampen and I climbed ladders to the untouched third floor of a granary, turned brewery in Seward, Nebraska.

Hottman Sisters | In Excess

Jessica and Heather Hottman play "In Excess" on August 20, 2015.

WindpantS | Jacksonville

Tim Carr plays "Jacksonville" on August 5, 2015.

Way Down Wanderers | No Breaking Now

Way Down Wanderers play "No Breaking Now" on July 31, 2015.

Simon Joyner | Sonny

Simon Joyner and Megan Siebe play "Sonny" on July 25, 2015. "Sonny" is off of Joyner's thirteenth album "Grass, Branch and Bone" released March 2015.

Talbott Brothers | Love the Ride

Nick and Tyler Talbott play "Love the Ride" on July 17 2015. The Talbott Brothers performed their song by lamplight — little more than an hour after their 2015 Good Living Tour appearance in their hometown Imperial.

Evan Bartels | Two at a Time

Evan Bartels plays "Two at a Time" on May 31, 2015.

Jack Hotel | Hattie Barlow

Günter Voelker plays "Hattie Barlow" on April 22, 2015.

Esmé Patterson | Bluebird

Esmé Patterson and David Strackany play "Bluebird".

Logan Vath | Love Like This

Logan Vath plays "Love Like That" on April 7, 2015.

Izzy Dominguez | Baby in a Man

Israel Cilio plays "Baby in a Man" on March 14, 2015.

Mina Moore | Yasmina

Mina Moore plays "Yasmina" on March 3, 2015.

Moore explains her process behind this song, "I came to a point where I felt tired of hearing women singing their hearts out over a man. Aretha, Whitney, Mariah, Beyonce, Fiona Apple, even ... So much talent spent pining over unrequited love. So I decided to write a record for and about the women in my life. My mother, my sister, my 'enemies,' my best friends, Caroline [Smith] has a track. As I was writing, I accidentally wrote a song about myself - 'Yasmina'."

Audio: Ian Aeillo

Caroline Smith | The One Thing

Caroline Smith plays "The One Thing" on March 3, 2015.

Caroline Smith's most recent release is "Half About Being a Woman" (2013).

Audio: Ian Aeillo

BOTH | Social Expectations

Scky Rei and INFNTLP play "Social Expectations" on February 20, 2015.

BOTH released their self-titled album April 2014.
 

Matt Whipkey | Sam

Matt Whipkey plays "Sam" on February 16, 2015.

AZP | The Lone Wolf

Zachary Watkins plays "The Lone Wolf" on January 28, 2015.

Small Houses | Staggers and Rise

Jeremy Quentin plays "Staggers and Rise" on October 2, 2014.

Quentin calls many places home, as he spends most of his year on the road, touring as Small Houses. He has four albums released, including his most recent ablum, Still Talk; Second City released February 2015 on The Cottage Records.

Eli Mardock | You Should Have Seen Your Face

Eli Mardock and Carrie Mardock play "You Should Have Seen Your Face" on January 16, 2015.

Both Mardocks are known for their time in Eagle Seagull. Mardock released his album Everything Happens for the First Time in August 2013 on Paper Garden Records.

Lars and Mal | Rabbit Hole

Laura Weiss and Mallory Finch play "Rabbit Hole" on December 27, 2014.

Listen to their self-titled 2014 ablum.

Josh Hoyer | The First One

Josh Hoyer plays "The First One" on December 23, 2014.

Hoyer is known for his band, Josh Hoyer and the Shadowboxers. Order their self-titled 2014 album, as well as their sophomore album, Living By the Minute, released only nine months later.

I Forgot to Love My Father | I Understand, I Can't

JP Davis plays "I Understand, I Can't" on December 8, 2014.

IFTLMF released a split cassette on Fantastic Cassettes in December 2014.

Twinsmith | Seventeen

Twinsmith plays "Seventeen" on December 7, 2014.

Twinsmith signed with Saddle Creek Records in October 2014. Their new album "Alligator Years" is set to be released May 2015. Pre-order it here.

Save Her Sheep | Sheep

Mary Lawson plays "Sheep" on November 4, 2014.

Lawson is also known for her projects Mesonjixx and Xion.

Miniature Horse | North Wind

Rachel Tomlinson Dick plays "North Wind" on October 29, 2014.

Dick is also known for playing in Manic Pixie Dream Girls, and the Portland-based band, HERS.

Cale Chloupek | No

Cale Chloupek plays "No" on October 27, 2014.

Anna McClellan | Midnight Storm

Anna McClellan plays "Midnight Storm" on October 10, 2014.

Max Holmquist | Same Way

Max Holmquist plays "Same Way" on September 12, 2014.

He is known for his current project, Oquoa, and from his prior albums as Great American Desert.

Bonehart Flannigan | Sweet Release

Jon Dell plays "Sweet Release" on September 18, 2014.

Bonehart Flannigan's ablum "Backpacks and Mason Jars" was released in October 2014.

Gerardo Meza | Rescue Your Heart

Gerardo Meza plays "Rescue Your Heart" on September 12, 2014.

Outside of his solo projects, Meza is known from his band, The Mezcal Brothers.