The Justin Rielly Show

It's free-form music programming mixed with perceptive interviews with local creators - just the way it should be...brought to you by the mind behind Aspie Works.

Past Episodes

  • The Justin Rielly Show - From Curtis' Mind to Your Ears (6/23/19) Aired: Sunday, June 23, 2019

    This episode features MMB 1/Sankofa director Curtis Rivers and MMB 1 communications director Kevin Hicks, discussing Rivers' latest play "Ole Toms Need Not Apply" and a Sankofa preview of Karen Culley's work "Welcome to the Lilly"; features music by Aretha Franklin (with the song chosen as a tribute to the late lighting designer Toni Elderkin), Miles Davis, Marvin Gaye, Al Jarreau, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, The Four Tops, Earth, Wind and Fire and Bill Withers.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Pride and Defamation on Father's Day (6/16/19) Aired: Sunday, June 16, 2019

    This episode features director Don Bartalo, talking about his latest project, the legal drama "Defamation"; featuring an all-LGBTQ+ set list, with songs by Elton John, Melissa Etheridge, Courtney Barnett, The Japanese House, Caroline Rose, George Michael, Julie Peel, Indigo Girls, Brandi Carlile, Peter Allen and Jenny Owen Youngs.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Dancing Through a Summer's Day (6/9/19) Aired: Sunday, June 9, 2019

    This episode features dancer-choreographers Laurie MacFarlane, Ruben Ornelas, Roy Wood and Ethan Beckwith-Cohen, as they discuss the sixth annual "Dances at MuCCC" festival; includes songs by Bruce Hornsby, Sara Bareilles, Florence + the Machine, Wendy Eisenberg, The Avett Brothers, Jason Isbell, John Prine, Gord Downie and The 1975.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - An Appreciation of Bat McGrath (6/2/19) Aired: Sunday, June 2, 2019

    This episode gives respect and admiration to Rochester Music Hall of Famer Bat McGrath, whose storytelling style as a singer-songwriter gained a loyal following in Rochester over a 50+ year career; along with solo tunes from Bat, this episode also features songs by The Showstoppers, Bat with great collaborators like Don Potter & Fred Mollin, and co-written efforts performed by Wynonna & Kenny Rogers.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Six Guests and a Dog, Three Talks and '94 Songs (5/26/19) Aired: Sunday, May 26, 2019

    This episode features Rochester Brainery owner Danielle Raymo, director Luane Davis Haggerty, actor-designer Danica Zielinski, stage manager/assistant director Bev Bauman, and actors Justin Gommel & Dylan DeGeorge - all of them in the same show; featuring music from 1994, with songs by Dave Matthews Band, Johnny Cash, Green Day, The Cranberries and Jeff Buckley.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - I Saw a Dog Seeing God in 1989 (5/19/19) Aired: Sunday, May 19, 2019

    This episode features director Jace Meyer-Crosby and actors Marianna Tonas & Giordano Mancini from Grey Noise's latest production "Dog Sees God"; including music from 1989, from The B-52's, Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, The Cure, Swing Out Sister, Simply Red, Nirvana, The Blue Nile and Richard Marx. 

  • The Justin Rielly Show - M.J., Mario and Some 1989 Melodies (5/12/19) Aired: Sunday, May 12, 2019

    This episode features actor M.J. Savastano and director Mario Savastano, as they discuss their work on Screen Plays' upcoming production "Black Comedy"; featuring music from 1989, with Billy Joel, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, The Replacements, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ramones, George Harrison, Phil Collins and Eddie Money.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - Technical Issues Happened in 1984, Right? (5/5/19) Aired: Sunday, May 5, 2019

    Despite a rough technical start to this episode, it features music from 1984 and a conversation with director Karen Dieruf, actor Emmett Michie and writer & frequent guest Philip Frey on Open Road Theatre's "Richard III: Villain or Hero?"; includes music by Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams, Don Henley, R.E.M., The Smiths, Prince, David Bowie, Bruce Cockburn and Leonard Cohen.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - The High Seas Crew on the S.S. Four O'Clock (4/28/19) Aired: Sunday, April 28, 2019

    This episode features an ensemble of guests from Penfield Players' "Peril on the High Seas" - director Jerry Argetsinger and actors Maggie Cain, Wyatt Doremus, Lupita Hahn, Nadine Heroux, Kiyomi Oliver and Karen Wilson; featuring music by The Beach Boys, Rod Stewart, Steely Dan, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Bruce Hornsby, Split Enz and Bat McGrath.

  • The Justin Rielly Show - C'est La Musique de France (4/21/19) Aired: Sunday, April 21, 2019

    This episode features director Wayne Dunbar and actor Amy Martin from Out of Pocket's "Barbecue Apocalypse" and a set list featuring French musicians in English or their native language; includes songs by Charles Aznavour, Johnny Hallyday, Julie Peel, Chrys Alice, Christine and the Queens, Jacques Dutronc, Phoenix, Daft Punk with Romanthony, Georges Delerue, Jean Constantin and Edith Piaf.