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Bushwalla

 
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Recorded Nov. 14, 2012

 

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Singer, song-juggler, and self-proclaimed “Original Gangster of Cleveland,” Bushwalla represents the assorted talents of Billy Galewood.

Bushwalla began performing in musical theater at the early age of nine. At 18 he was studying theater at the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York City, supporting himself as a street performer by incorporating such feats as juggling, magic, face-balancing, and fire-breathing. Today, Bushwalla’s sound has evolved into a unique blend of acoustic hip-hop, folk, and funk with a soul deeply rooted in authenticity and optimism.

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Singer, song-juggler, and self-proclaimed ''Original Gangster of Cleveland,'' Bushwalla represents the assorted talents of Billy Galewood.

Bushwalla began performing in musical theater at the early age of nine. At 18 he was studying theater at the American Musical & Dramatic Academy in New York City, supporting himself as a street performer by incorporating such feats as juggling, magic, face-balancing, and fire-breathing. Today, Bushwalla's sound has evolved into a unique blend of acoustic hip-hop, folk, and funk with a soul deeply rooted in authenticity and optimism.

A songwriter, collaborator and free-styler, Bushwalla co-wrote Jason Mraz's debut platinum album, ''Waiting For My Rocket to Come,'' and sophomore release, ''Mr. A-Z.'' Recently, his songs have been featured on hit television shows such as ''Weeds,'' ''Revenge,'' Fuel TV, E!s ''The Daily 10'' and ''The Rachel Ray Show.'' Bushwalla co-wrote the title track to the breakout film ''New York Minute'' and, in 2012, his song ''Mayhem is Beautiful'' will be featured in the film ''10 Year,'' starring Rosario Dawson and Channing Tatum.

Bushwalla has produced two full-length albums and two EPs. ''Ghetto Blaster,'' his debut release, was produced by Spooner Oldham. His full-length albums include ''Autodidactical Freestyle & Radical'' (2008) and ''The Man Who Invented The Sky'' (2010) which features Pigeon John, Rebecca Taylor of Slow Club, Teenie Hodges, and Spooner Oldham.

Bushwalla's albums have accumulated worldwide sales to fan bases in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Canada, Eastern and Western Europe, and South America. Bushwalla has ten years of national and international touring experience with the likes of Jason Mraz, G. Love & Special Sauce and K'Naan. Bushwalla has won over audiences in countries such as Australia, Canada, Singapore, France, England, Holland, Denmark, and Scotland, to name a few. He has performed at historic venues including Red Rocks, The Greek, The Hollywood Bowl, Sheppards Bush Empire, The Enterprise, Corn Exchange, Komedia, Paradiso, House of Blues (LA, San Diego, Las Vegas, New Orleans, Cleveland), Eagles Ballroom, The Metro, World Cafe, Fillmore, Highline Ballroom, CBGBs, Avalon, Henry Fonda theater, and The Troubadour.)

Total Play Time: Approx. 38 Minutes
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What's Up at the Belly Up this week features one of our favorites - Billy Galewood who you also know as Bushwalla! Billy has since retired the name Bushwalla, and tells us why within this episode. We also talk about eating dog food, the need for crispy things, his very special birthday surprise at the Belly Up thrown by Jason Mraz and friends and his morning routine. There are many stories we don't finish - make the endings up for yo' fine self. We drank Green Juice.
 

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