Spirit of the Stairs http://kmuw.org en A Musical Life: Zack Roach http://kmuw.org/post/musical-life-zack-roach <p></p><p><i style="line-height: 1.5;">Zack Roach is a Wichita-based musician who has recorded acclaimed albums with both Spirit of the Stairs and Senses Fail. You can hear him on several Spirit of the Stairs recordings, including <i>Lambo Doors</i> and with Senses Fail on <i>Renacer</i></i></p><p></p><p></p><p>“My name is Zack Roach. I play guitar in Divorce Corpse, Spirit of the Stairs, and Senses Fail.</p><p>The first song that I learned was by Counting Crows. It was that really giant hit.</p><p>I wanted to learn some Metallica but it was way above my skill set at that point.</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 17:36:30 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 34558 at http://kmuw.org A Musical Life: Zack Roach A Musical Life: Torin Andersen http://kmuw.org/post/musical-life-torin-andersen <p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Torin Andersen is a Wichita-based independent artist and musician. He has played with more than 20 original musical acts (not including solo performances) since 1996. His current projects include: <a href="http://kmuw.org/post/artist-spotlight-spirit-stairs">Spirit of the Stairs</a> (guitar), </span>Bridegeist<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (drums), </span>JOOM<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (guitar) and Theta (</span>synth<span style="line-height: 1.5;">/keys/programming).</span></em></p><p><em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Also a visual artist, </span>Torin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has shown work since 1999 including paintings, drawings, photographs and video installations. Constant exploration and experimentation has brought him to many different venues wearing many different hats, such as frequently hosting </span><a href="http://creativerush.org/events/1st-tue/" style="line-height: 1.5;">1st Tues Talks for CreativeRush</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and writing for Wichita's weekly alternative newspaper, </span><i style="line-height: 1.5;">F5</i><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Married to local artist Georgia Andersen, </span>Torin<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> continues to grow and challenge himself in new fields daily.</span></em></p><p> Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:00:00 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 22372 at http://kmuw.org A Musical Life: Torin Andersen Artist Spotlight: Spirit of the Stairs http://kmuw.org/post/artist-spotlight-spirit-stairs <p></p> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:46:53 +0000 Jedd Beaudoin 5840 at http://kmuw.org Artist Spotlight: Spirit of the Stairs