Rachel Taft is the founder of the Baltimore based non-profit Feed The Scene. For over a decade, she and a small (but growing) group of people have been supporting the independent music scene by providing a place to sleep for artists traveling through the greater Baltimore area at her home, which can hold upwards of 20+ people. Feed The Scene also provides meals to these artists, which for anyone that has experienced life on the road is always such a welcome treat as there is not always a guarantee that venues will provide food.
Born out of a turbulent time in her life, Rachel has been able to house well over 1700 different artists/bands over the years, often times having multiple bands of varying genres in her house on any given night. Everyone from The Jukebox Romantics to Joey Cape and Chris Cresswell to A Wilhelm Scream have stayed at her house, often on multiple occasions.
Beyond the housing and feeding, Feed The Scene are also promote shows in their area. All-in-all, Rachel and her crew have become an integral part of the Baltimore music scene. As we discuss in this episode, it’s a labor of love that she has embraced, and as was part of her main goal, was a way for her to get through some tough times by doing something incredible positive.
You can find out more about Feed The Scene at their website.
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Question The Answers Podcast is hosted by Andy Pohl, who is the founder of Sell The Heart Records and the guitar player for Tsunami Bomb. Every week we will be presenting a brand new episode featuring an individual that has made a contribution to the independent music scene in some way. Check back here on Wednesdays for a premiere of each episode, and you’ll also be able to find us on Spotify, Apple Music, Stitcher and other audio podcast streaming services in the days following the initial premiere.