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Moving Music interviews musicians, and those in the music industry, about the film or album that most influenced them. Listeners peek into the intimate and emotional conversations resulting from the inspiration of these art forms. Our aim with this effort is to affect and influence the way people think and feel through artistic collaboration.

Jul 7, 2019


In 1939 Hollywood had its greatest year. Ten years into The Great Depression, the population had a grand love affair with a movie that journeyed beyond reality. Through the years, it has been proven timeless as a children’s story, a philosophical metaphor, and as a musical influence. To many of us, it represents all that was pure during an innocent time. “The Wizard of Oz” is perhaps the most viewed film in history and the subject of our current focus.

I like vertical conversations that reach for purpose rather than horizontally chasing its tail. Just after our time with Jason Kroniger, I had such a conversation with Matt Mees. Jason was headed to Florida with Matt’s daughter, Melissa, to start a new life together. During the farewell party, mister Mees and I had an elevated and revealing conversation. I knew he was perfect for our purpose. Please join us for this 2 part episode with longtime Columbus artist, Matt Mees.