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One songwriter, one song. Podcast about stories & songs of Champaign-Urbana music. In each episode Sven sits down with a person from the C-U music scene to hear the story & the background of a favorite song they’ve written.

July 3, 2020

Episode 43 Bardo and James - “Tranquila”

Sven Zooms with Bardo and James Treichler to talk about the song "Tranquila (feat. Jazz Lisette.)" How did Bardo and James meet? Find out how their first performance together went and find out what what Bardo and James' favorite non-musical things are... 

SONG: Tranquila (feat. Jazz Lisette.)

ALBUM: Single (Album in the works)


Bardo: Black Cotton

James: Turbo Pascal, Crazy Marvin, Sangamon, Matt Carter Band, The Dirty Feathers, Elsinore (EP35), Tang Dynasty, Emily Blue (EP41), and Mermaid Heaven

Favorite treat: Bardo: C C Lemon   James: Buffalo Trace Bourbon

Bardo Photo Credit: Vanessa Velasquez

James Photo Credit: Della Perrone


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Jazz Lisette

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Feel the Love [Song]

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Pogo Studio

Mark Rubal

Perennial Sound Studio

Church Booty (EP7) now: Fay Ray

Emily Blue (EP41)

Germany Vs. Brazil (2014 World Cup)

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Reggae [Genre]

The Roots [Band]

Channel Orange [Album]

Frank Ocean

Velvet Lounge

Dub Music [Genre]

Cultura Profética

Tim Maia

Gilberto Gil


Seu Jorge

Vanessa da Mata

Bob Marley

So Much Things to Say [Song]

Tranquila [Video]

Talus Films


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I Just Wanna Kick It (Feat. Bardo) [Video]

Sci-Fi [Genre]

Cowboy Monkey [No longer Music Venue]

HighDive [No longer Music Venue]

The Accord [No longer Music Venue]

Joe's Brewery


The Blind Pig

Ward Gollings

Rose Bowl Tavern

The City Center

The Canopy Club

Exile on Main St.

Seven Saints



Nature's Table

F1 Racing

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