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Hi and welcome to What's Up at the Belly Up, a podcast that features all things related to the world famous Belly Up music venue! We talk to our friends, touring artists, people that make us laugh and everything in between.

Some fun facts about our hosts: Meryl seems to have done it all at the Belly Up. Over the past 9 years she has been responsible for hospitality, marketing, and terrifying sweet young interns. A woman of many talents she also writes for the local variety show, Tonight in San Diego and has her own segment, My San Diego where she tries weird and wacky things. She loves drinking celery juice and has an affinity for round animals like manatees and pufferfish. Meryl also has done tequila shots with Prince Harry, and trended on the front page of Reddit for an unfortunate run-in with a falcon!

Damian has been a touring artist, audio engineer and is the Production Director of the Belly Up! He enjoys family, surfing, cooking, loveable humans and honest music. He loves talking about audio gear, and makes a fine cup of Yerba Mate. D is the man!

featuring your hosts: Meryl Klemow & Damian DeRobbio
contact Meryl at: @MerylKlemow on fb & instagram or contact Damian at:

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Kevin Fowler

Mar. 06, 2017
Our podcast episode this week features country star Kevin Fowler! We talked about Kevin's misplaced Texan fans, pretentious accordion players, deer hunting tips, and San Diego as his second home!

Martin Sexton

Feb. 22, 2017
For nearly 30 years, Martin Sexton has channeled his love of soulful folk, blues, rock and pop music into accessible, emotional songs that recall the work of Van Morrison and Otis Redding. We discuss living in Western Mass and the Adirondacks, Bobcats, 80s music, hair metal, and highlights of his early career. Politics are brushed upon, but the message is all about unity through music. Can't remember what we drank… it was that good!

Lee Fields

Feb. 14, 2017
What's Up at the Belly Up podcast this week features the amazing and very interesting R&B / Soul Singer Lee Fields! We talk about how his band The Expressions came to be, growing up in his very own speakeasy and how powerful the words we use have on influencing impressionable minds!

Taylor Williamson

Feb. 06, 2017
What's Up at the Belly up features comedian Taylor Williamson! We talk about Goldberg, text etiquette and letting people down gently.

Pete Yorn

Jan. 24, 2017
What's Up at the Belly Up this week features Pete Yorn!! We talk about Syracuse University, the making of his latest album "Arranging Time" and his signature cool "far away" sound. We drank WHISKEY!

Marc Broussard

Jan. 11, 2017
What's up at the Belly Up features the great Marc Broussard! We talk good food, conspiracy groups and heard a performance! Cheers!

Anya Marina

Jan. 02, 2017
What's Up at the Belly Up this week features the lovely and funny and beautiful Anya Marina! We talk about Damian's eyelashes, Anya's long walks and her journey from San Diego to New York, calming our minds and food / drink things. We drank KOMBUCHA.

Soul Rebels

Dec. 10, 2016
What's Up at the Belly Up podcast this week features the Soul Rebels live and direct from New Orleans! We talked about church, science, linear thinking, how they started as drum line competitors and ended up as tour mates and yummy southern food. Please subscribe to our podcast on iTunes, Soundcloud and leave a good review + who you would love to see on the Belly Up podcast!

Bebel Gilberto

Nov. 22, 2016
What's Up at the Belly Up features the great Bebel Gilberto! It's short and sweet - just like her and maybe you too. We talk touring strategy, growing plants, doing whatever you want and then the episode ends abruptly because she went to play our sold out show. We drank margaritas.

Tristan Prettyman

Nov. 09, 2016
What's Up at the Belly Up features the lovely and talented Tristan Prettyman! We talk about not saying sorry, come up with a cooking show, fun smoothie ideas (warning don't drink these and drive!), Peyote ceremonies, health, friends babies and love!! She also plays a song for our Conference Room Session. We drank Turkish Lattes with almond milk!

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