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Podcast MEDIAWed 03/02/22 Discussing John Williams’ best non-Star Wars scores
WSTR Galactic Public Access
Podcast MEDIAThu 11/18/21 Weekly podcast guestInterview re featured song “She Takes Bad Selfies – Polka”
The FuMP
Huntington, WV MEDIAThu 09/23/21 Mention in “Tri-State Happenings: ‘Captain Ambivalent’…”
The Herald-Dispatch
Fredericksburg, VA MEDIAWed 09/22/21 Interview “Captain Ambivalent pairs funny lyrics with polka power”
The Free Lance-Star
Northern Virginia MEDIATue 09/21/21 Interview “Superhero Songwriter ‘Captain Ambivalent’ To Sing”
Potomac Local News
Canandaigua, New York MEDIAMon 09/13/21 Mention in “New features, same vibe: KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival Goes Live”
Daily Messenger/MPNnow.com
Elgin, IL MEDIAFri 09/03/21 Mention in “Spotlight: Ready for the Fringe? Elgin’s arts celebration returns for its 8th year”
Daily Herald
Elgin, IL MEDIAWed 09/01/21 Mention in “Uncurated slate of artists at Elgin Fringe Festival allows audiences ‘to take a chance'”
Daily Herald
Podcast MEDIAWed 09/01/21  Interview and songs
WSTR Galactic Public Access
Elgin, IL MEDIAMon 08/23/21 Photo in “Elgin Fringe Fest ‘showcases some of the most exciting, unique experiences you can have in the performing arts,’ director says”
Elgin Courier-News
Podcast MEDIAThu 05/13/21 Weekly podcast guestInterview re featured song “Are We There Yet?”
The FuMP
Podcast MEDIATue 05/04/21 Played “Goin’ Jawa Rap” 1:24:45 inWSTR Galactic Public AccessWaukegan, IL MEDIAWed 03/24/21 “Captain Ambivalent brings accordion, satirical songs to Three Brothers Theatre in Waukegan”
Lake County News-Sun
Podcast MEDIAThu 02/18/21  Interview re featured song “Goin’ Jawa Rap”
The FuMP
Virtual MEDIAMon 09/21/20 Interview on Facebook Live
Elgin Finge Festival – Virtual Edition
Local Public Radio, Podcast MEDIAFri 09/11/20 Spotlight interview
Art On The Air
Elgin, IL MEDIAThu 09/03/20 Mention in “Show goes on for 2020 Elgin Fringe Fest, with mix of live and online performances starting Friday”
Elgin Courier-News
Elgin, IL MEDIAThu 08/27/20 Mention in “Elgin Fringe Festival offers a mix of virtual, live events”
Elgin Courier-News
Elgin, IL MEDIATue 09/03/19 Mention and photo in “More than 100 performances set for ‘innovative, uncurated’ Elgin Fringe Festival”
Daily Herald
Valparaiso, IN MEDIASat 07/27/19 Mention in “Front Porch Music staff rallies to rock in the park”
Northwest Indiana Times
Podcast MEDIAMon 05/13/19 Theme song contest entry! Segment starts at 7:40.
Nobody Listens To Paula Poundstone
Valparaiso, IN MEDIAMon 04/15/19 Quoted in “Stars Over Valpo” report
Valpolife.com
Northwest Indiana MEDIAFri 01/18/19 “Take your talent to ‘Captain Ambivalent’s Talent Show’ in Michigan City”
Dig The Dunes
Local Public Radio, Podcast MEDIAMon 12/10/18 Rebroadcast 5:00 PM – 6:00 PMArt On The AirLocal Public Radio, Podcast MEDIAFri 12/07/18 11:00 AM – 12:00 PMInterview with live performances
Art On The Air
Elgin, IL MEDIAWed 09/05/18 Mention in “Fringe Festival offers performances, after parties in Elgin”
Daily Herald
Blog MEDIAFri 08/24/18 Featured in “Star Tunes: Five Lesser Known Star Wars Inspired Jams”
The Pop Insider
Indianapolis MEDIASun 08/19/18 “… a tongue-in-cheek, satirical look at the American landscape since we all fell asleep one night in 2016 and awakened in disbelief, confusion, and despair… It’s about the lyrics. And that’s why you should go and listen to this show.”Review
IndyFringe Talks Blog
Indianapolis, IN MEDIASat 08/18/18 “… a rollicking, entertaining hour full of lots of great music and lots of family-friendly fun.”Review
Plays With John and Wendy Blog
Chicago, IL MEDIASat 04/14/18 Played “Heisenberg”
The Midnight Special
Three Oaks, MI MEDIASun 02/04/18 Photo in “A Lighthearted Open Mic Night”
Harbor County News
Elgin, IL MEDIAFri 09/15/17 “Captain Ambivalent’s catchy songs and clever insights will have you saying to yourself “oh yeah, that’s right” before he moves on to the next part of his nerdy tale. A crowd-pleaser with an accordion, this show is definitely worth seeing”Review
Elgin Walkabout
Elgin, IL MEDIATue 09/12/17 Mention in “Elgin Fringe Festival returns this week”
Daily Herald
Pittsburgh, PA MEDIAWed 04/05/17 “Unpredictable Treasure: The Fringe Fest Day 3” review
Pittsburgh In The Round
Pittsburgh, PA MEDIASat 04/01/17 “Friday Fringe at AIR” review
Pittsburgh In The Round
Elgin, IL MEDIAThu 09/15/16 “Captain Ambivalent is a nerd-rock virtuoso on a sparkly gold accordion, as well as an array of toy instruments, augmented by multimedia, multiple costume changes, and a blast from the past animated by forced air.”Review
The Elgin Review
Elgin, IL MEDIATue 09/13/16 Photo in “New acts, more artists add depth, variety to Elgin Fringe Festival”
Daily Herald
Podcast MEDIAMon 09/12/16 Interview with live performances
Are You Famous Yet?
Chicago, IL MEDIASat 09/10/16 Played “You Can’t Sing, You’re Ugly, And The Sixties Are Over”
The Midnight Special
Elgin, IL MEDIAWed 09/07/16 Photo in “Elgin festival puts the Fringe front and center”
Elgin Courier-News
Elgin, IL MEDIAWed 02/03/16 Mention in “Celebrating Valentine’s Day through art, performance in Elgin”
Daily Herald
Elgin, IL MEDIAWed 09/02/15 Profile
Bravo (arts and culture paper)
Indianapolis, IN MEDIAThu 08/20/15 Review
Jay Harvey Upstage Blog
Indianapolis, IN MEDIATue 08/18/15 Review
NUVO (alternative/arts paper)
Indianapolis, IN MEDIATue 08/18/15 Review
Plays With John and Wendy Blog
Indianapolis, IN MEDIAWed 08/12/15 interview: “Chatting Up The Captain”
NUVO (alternative/arts paper)
Nationwide TV MEDIAWed 07/29/15 10th Anniversary Special montage behind Piers Morgan saying “I quickly realized I would have absolutely no idea what was coming out next on stage,” about 54 minutes in
America’s Got Talent
South Bend, IN MEDIAThu 07/23/15 “The Thousand Mile Song”
WNIT Michiana’s Rising Star
Nationwide TV MEDIATue 06/02/15 Cameo in dance-off segment playing “Pump Up The Jam” solo on accordion just past the third commercial break
America’s Got Talent
International MEDIAThu 03/05/15 Semi-Finalist (Comedy/Novelty)
International Songwriting Competition
Podcast MEDIAMon 11/17/14 Explained why Captain Ambivalent was their favorite guest in their first fifty episodes
Are You Famous Yet?
South Bend, IN MEDIAFri 08/08/14 Live “Are We There Yet?”
WNIT Michiana’s Rising Star
South Bend, IN MEDIAThu 07/31/14 Live “Eclipsed By Your Behind”
WNIT Michiana’s Rising Star
Local MEDIASat 07/26/14 Cameo on “PierogiFest” Segment
MANCOW TV
Podcast MEDIAMon 07/07/14 Interview with live performances
Are You Famous Yet?
Salem, OR MEDIAWed 04/09/14 Interview with live performances
Tara Hathaway’s “More Accordion!”
South Bend, IN MEDIASun 04/06/14 Sunday print edition photo promoting 4/1 web video
South Bend Tribune
South Bend, IN MEDIATue 04/01/14 “The Hero Song” (with dinosaur) on the “Press Play” video series
South Bend Tribune
Valparaiso, IN MEDIATue 02/04/14 Interview with live performances
Mickey Camp’s “Songs From Camp”
Valparaiso, IN MEDIAMon 08/05/13 Mention in “Front Porch Festival unites music lovers”
Northwest Indiana Times
South Bend, IN MEDIAFri 08/02/13 Live “Everything”
WNIT Michiana’s Rising Star
Merrillville, IN MEDIAFri 07/26/13 Played “Captain Ambivalent Theme Song” during interview with Chad Clifford about the First Annual Front Porch Music Festival
89.1 FM The Lakeshore
Chicago, IL MEDIASun 05/12/13 Played “Rebecca’s Reindeer-Snowflake Christmas Socks”
WXRT Local Anesthetic
Valparaiso, IN MEDIAFri 05/03/13 Live variety benefit program with infamous accordion breakdown and a capella version of “Eclipsed By Your Behind”
WVLP-LP
Merrillville, IN MEDIAThu 11/29/12 Song and interview on Tavis Buchan’s “Lakeshore Drive” show 4:40-5:00
89.1 FM The Lakeshore
Northwest IN MEDIAMon 10/29/12 Feature “Kidnapped dreams? Captain Ambivalent to the rescue”
Post-Tribune
Merrillville, IN MEDIAThu 10/11/12 Song and interview on Tavis Buchan’s “Lakeshore Drive” show 4:40-5:00
89.1 FM The Lakeshore
Valparaiso, IN MEDIATue 10/09/12 Interview with live performances
Mickey Camp’s “Songs From Camp”
San Luis Obispo, CA MEDIAMon 08/27/12 Song on “Songwriters at Play” program/podcast
Songwriters At Play
Valparaiso, IN MEDIATue 05/08/12 Interview with live performances
Mickey Camp’s “Songs From Camp”
National MEDIASat 03/31/12 Played “Captain Ambivalent Theme Song”
Doctor Demento
Text Adventure Game MEDIAMon 03/26/12 Victory song at end of text adventure game
Narrow Your Eyes
Harbor County, MI MEDIAFri 03/16/12 Acorn Theater open mic broadcast
WRHC-LP
Valparaiso, IN MEDIASun 11/13/11 Live “Best of Front Porch Open Mic” special
WVLP-LP