Carolyn Lederach | photo by C.J. Harvey | | courtesy of the artist

On the latest episode of the 25 O’Clock podcast, host Dan Drago shifts his sights from the scene to behind the scenes as he welcomes Carolyn Lederach to the show. Best known as curator of the mothly SoFAR Philly living room concert series, Lederach has also made a name for herself locally as a photographer, blogger and – more recently – an artist manager working with The Sun Flights and Josh Miller.

On the show, Lederach and Drago have a wide-ranging conversation. They discuss the nature of her shows and how it can be a more fulfilling experience to see an artist in a living room with 50 attentive people than in a club with 200 chatty, drunken people. Lederach also shares her experience ushering artists through the ever-evolving independent music network, and candidly speaks about facing the challenges of sexism in the music industry.

As Drago says, behind-the-scenes players like Lederach are vital to the music community:

Celebrate your scene-makers, whomever they are, whatever they do. You need them, and they need you. That’s how communities get formed and sustain. Carolyn is key to the Philly scene, and we have a great chat about how she got involved, and how she keeps things moving in her own way.

Stream or download Lederach’s appearance on 25 O’ Clock here, and subscribe to the series via iTunes here. Watch some videos from Lederach’s SoFAR Philly shows below, and check out her photography here.