Cover to Cover with Matt Tarka

by Matt Tarka

A podcast featuring musical conversations about an album or song which has changed and enhanced someone’s life. 

Podcast episodes

  • Episode 103: Scout Gillett (Musician)

    Episode 103: Scout Gillett (Musician)

    Today, we’re speaking with one Scout Gillett, from Brooklyn, NY by way of Kansas City, MO. Scout is a musician and runs her own booking agency called Road Dog Booking. Her atmospheric and contemplative debut record titled “no roof...

  • Episode 102: Jeff Cumpson - Musicologist/Marketing Professional

    Episode 102: Jeff Cumpson - Musicologist/Marketing ProfessionalExplicit

    Today, we are speaking with a very old friend of mine. He is one Jeffrey Thomas Cumpson. These days, he’s a marketing professional and I also know him as a musical mastermind in such projects as The 9th Great Power and The Block S...

  • Episode 101 - Continental Drifters (Rock band)

    Episode 101 - Continental Drifters (Rock band)Explicit

    Today’s conversation focuses on an as-yet untitled book written by musician Sean Kelly (A Fragile Tomorrow, So Sure) about an acclaimed and criminally overlooked American rock and roll band known as Continental Drifters .Formed in...

  • Episode 100: Jamie Aston (Musician/Bassist)

    Episode 100: Jamie Aston (Musician/Bassist) Explicit

    Our guest today is south central Pennsylvania's Jamie Aston, acclaimed bassist of Wes Hoke and the Bare Roots and the Joe Olnick Band. Back in August of 2022, we had a lively conversation about Burlington, Vermont's Phish and thei...

  • Episode 99: Salim Nourallah (Musician/Producer)

    Episode 99: Salim Nourallah (Musician/Producer)

    Our guest today is a solo artist, producer, Palo Santo Music Group co-founder in Dallas, TX, and its indie music godfather. He is one Salim Nourallah. You may remember Salim as our guest in Episode 40 and our discussion about one ...