Meet Reach Provo’s Newest Writers

Reach Provo wouldn’t be possible without the help of our amazing volunteers. Take a moment to learn a little bit about those who are behind the scenes of writing articles. Name: Mary Bagley Hometown: Lehi, Utah Favorite Genre: Indie Folk Favorite Album: Lydia’s “Paint It Golden,” or Novo Amor’s “Bathing … Continue reading

Exclusive: Cherish DeGraaf

All present were captivated, listening to every lyric as Cherish played through her repertoire of brilliantly crafted originals. February 17, 2017 We have seen many great singer-songwriters come through Provo. We hear them at Muse, Velour, house concerts, and on college campuses. So how is it that Cherish DeGraaf is … Continue reading

Exclusive: Emmalie Arntz of Pipes

  Every band has a story.   January 31, 2017 By Mary Bagley From beginning to end, every band has their very own story line about how they came into existence. This last week I had the opportunity to sit down with Emmalie Arntz of Pipes, and learn about their story … Continue reading

Exclusive: Na-G on Faith, Marriage, and The Provo Rap Scene

  Na-G’s influences are an impressive blend of rap, indie folk, pop, and literature.   Provo rapper Na-G released his debut album, Hey Na-G, on November 11th, 2015. We loved the album, so naturally we had to reach out to him and ask him about his music. See what he … Continue reading

Exclusive: Claire Grayson on The Madness, Artistic Vision, and Musical Influences

Claire Grayson discusses her past, her new image, and the future.   Claire Grayson is a genuine person. As a young musician, she has talent and insight beyond her years. Currently residing in Seattle, Washington after an extended stay in Provo, we were able to snag a few minutes with her … Continue reading

Exclusive: An Afternoon With Mindy Gledhill

Written by Brittany Plothow January 20, 2016 Mindy Gledhill wants you to wear fancy socks. “What you wear affects how you feel,” says the Provo-based musician who is known for her quirky clothing and musical style. “Just start with one little thing. Wear some fancy socks. It’s amazing how fancy … Continue reading

Exclusive: Jake Justice Talks New Album, Solo Career in LA, and Star Wars

Former Strike pianist Jake Justice explores EDM influences on upcoming album.   We got to speak with Jake Justice on December 28, 2015 – a cold and snowy day for us in Provo that never got above 20 degrees. In LA, however, it was a partly sunny 55 degrees for the affable, easy … Continue reading

Exclusive: Up the Punx – Ted Richards of Doris Day.

Doris Day. frontman discusses the band’s formation, his favorite local acts, and growth in the Provo Punk scene.   As the high resolution image he provided us with indicates, it is very difficult to spend time around Ted “The Red Ranger” Richards and remain serious for too long. We managed … Continue reading

Exclusive: Danny Olguin of Carpoolparty

Danny Olguin is one half of the Vaporwave duo Carpoolparty, which features his wife, Mary Olguin, on vocals. He is known for his work at Rock Canyon Studios, where he helped to produce the first three episodes of their live web series. He also collaborated with local rapper Na-G early … Continue reading

Interview: Jordan Ottesen Talks Couch Series Reboot

Earlier this year, The Couch Series creators Eden Wen and Nicolle Okoren announced that they were placing their beloved local talent series on “indefinite hiatus.” On their official Facebook page, they said:   As you most likely noticed, we haven’t put up a video in a long while… we simply haven’t the … Continue reading