The Circus Life Podcast – Episode 57

Pictured (L to R): Daniel Perry, Regan Perry, Rachel Levitin, Sam Snow, and Justin Trawick.

Pictured (L to R): Daniel Perry, Regan Perry, Rachel Levitin, Sam Snow, and Justin Trawick.

Episode #57. The Circus Life Festival is October 19th and we announce the lineup including the headlining band “The Pietasters”!  Our musical guest today is New Zealander Regan Perry and his brother Daniel. Discussion includes American accents, what exactly a Kiwi is (the bird, not the fruit), and basic geography of the east coast. Rachel Levitin and Justin get excited for the Lifetime “Saved By The Bell” movie (Sean does not) and Sam Snow discusses his love for the film “Guardians of the Galaxy”.  Our show is brought to you by our Amazon link, which gives us a piece of your purchase if you click through the sponsor link on our website  This podcast is also brought to you by, Saucony, RCS Photography, and Cue Recording Studios.

Had a great type during this taping of The Circus Life. Be sure to give it a listen the next time you have a chance and check out the show’s episode archive!

The Circus Life Podcast – Episode 49

The Circus Life Podcast - Episode 49

Pictured from Left to Right: Sean Russell, Louisa Hall, Justin Trawick, Rachel Levitin, Neal Humphreys, and Don Kim.

Louisa Hall Music and I auditioned for The Voice in June. We didn’t make it but we did get a pretty good story out of the adventure. Hear that and more on Episode 49 of The Circus Life Podcast ( featuring co-hosts Justin Trawick + Sean Russell, Neal Humphrey of the Flashband Project, songs/banter from DonKimMusic, and a few words from Rafael Suanes of RCS Photography.

Listen to the full episode here —>

unrehearsedDC – ‘Nearly Broken’ (acoustic) video

“Generally, when one breaks their foot it puts he or she out of commission for the duration of their recovery. When we heard that Rachel Levitin had broken her foot due to a freak subway accident, we asked her if we could make her and her foot the focus of our next video. Singing “Nearly Broken”, a song written about her relationship with her father during his heart transplant, Rachel performs from the very place she’s been recovering from for the past two months: her couch in her tiny studio apartment in DC. Not opposed to making house calls, we thought this video turned out very nicely. Hey, we even signed her cast.” – unreahearsedDC

Now Streaming: Rachel Levitin Live at Jammin’ Java

Live at Jammin' Java

Want to re-live the magic that WAS Rachel’s Jammin’ Java debut? Now you can! The entire show can be streamed here:


1. Scar Tissue 04:04
Solace 05:08
Dreaming 04:40


Recorded live at Jammin’ Java in Vienna, VA on February 10, 2014. Audio provided by Don Kim. Audio edited by Zia Hassan.


released 13 February 2014
Tracks 1, 2, and 3 by Rachel Levitin.
Track 4 by Rachel Levitin and Brittany Jean.
Tracks 5 and 7 by Rachel Levitin and Dave Mallen.
Track 6 by Rachel Levitin, Dave Mallen, and Taylor Carson.

Next Show: Ebenezers Coffeehouse on Friday, April 12

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This past Fall, I had the extreme pleasure of sharing a bill with my new found friends out of Chicago The Future Laureates at The Velvet Lounge in Washington, DC. They’re a pop-rock band that really know how to 1) make a solid album of memorable songs and 2) play an impressive live show.

When TFL member Danny Surico called me up a few weeks ago to see if I wanted to join the boys for another show in DC this Spring, along with the extremely talented Mike Mangione & The Union (also out of Chicago), I couldn’t say no. I’m really looking forward to sharing the DC stage with these two bands from my hometown (aka the Windy City) in one of my favorite listening rooms in town. It’ll be a great night of live original music.

Ebenezers Coffeehouse is a top-notch venue and also proves to be a pleasant experience as a performer, patron, or audience member. The coffee’s great, the vibe is chill, and the people who go to concerts there actually stop chatting long enough to listen to the music being played. In the words of another Chicago band Cobalt and the Hired Guns, “Everybody Wins!”

Tickets are now available for Friday, April 12’s show at Ebenezers featuring Rachel Levitin, The Future Laureates, and Mike Mangione & The Union. 

We Love DC Hates Cancer: Benefit Event in DC

We Love DC Hates Cancer // Help us help one of our own
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Monday, November 5th at Pound the Hill, 621 Pennsylvania Ave SE, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

$4 happy hour (beer, wine, appetizers) all night

$10 suggested donation at the door. Let’s show cancer how powerful we are!

If you cannot attend, please consider donating to Cathy’s cause. Visit Unite Against ( to learn more.


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