The Gritty Birds Podcast: Ingrid Renan

Vortex Music Magazine

Bringing you an insider’s view of the Portland music scene, this week's episode features band manager and savvy tastemaker Ingrid Renan.

After introducing you to The Gritty Birds Podcast with artist and activist Jeremy Wilson followed by musician, writer and social media expert Stirling Myles, we're back with band manager and savvy tastemaker Ingrid Renan.

Shortly after having her now 11-year-old daughter, Renan was itching to get back into the music scene, coming on as the production manager for Kill Rock Stars and eventually becoming a day manager for the label. Nearly a decade later, since leaving KRS she has forged a lasting legacy in the Portland scene as a manager for some of our most recognizable local acts including Starfucker, Typhoon, Blitzen Trapper, And And And and Y La Bamba. After taking nearly a yearlong break from managing, Renan has come back into the forefront as the manager for the newly revived Y La Bamba and as Kill Rock Stars' official showcase curator for the Red Bull Sound Select concert series.

Renan stopped by the studio and chatted with The Gritty Birds about management, photography, music, and why she thinks there should be equal objectification of the sexes.

Note: This episode also features "Crystalize" by Coco Columbia. She's currently seeking funding to record and release her sophomore album, When the Birds Begin to Walksupport her Kickstarter before it ends this week!

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