The Hustle Season Podcast LIVE

Tues, Sept 24 @ 7:30pm

$10 adv / $15 day of


If you're a fan of the Hustle Season Podcast, then you'll love The Hustle Season Podcast LIVE!

Homegrown musicians Kelli Strawbridge, Reggie Pace, James Seretis & Gabe Santamaria will bring their irreverent, outspoken, and at times thoughtful opinions to the Firehouse Theater September 24th. They’ll  focus on music pop-culture and politics both locally, nationally, and otherworldly!! The main focus for this special will be CRIME! Crime Movies, Crime TV, Crime Music (LIVE) and of course, Florida! Don’t miss it!!

Kelli Strawbridge is a musician and podcaster originally from Harrisonburg, VA. He relocated to Richmond to attend VCU, focusing in Jazz Performance. Upon graduating, Kelli has focused his creativity into playing drums with bands around the RVA area including Mikrowaves, Mekong Xpress & being the front man of The Big Payback: A Tribute To James Brown & KING$. Kelli has also recorded and performed with: Savion Glover, Claude Coleman (of Ween), DJ Harrison, Terrence Simean, Butcher Brown, Rex Richardson, Keller Williams, DJ Williams (Karl Denson's Tiny Universe), among others. In 2015, The Hustle Season Podcast was formed by Kelli & RVA Magazine founder R. Anthony Harris, focusing on an interview format. In late 2017, Kelli added musicians Reggie Pace, James Seretis & Gabriel Santamaria to round out the team, morphing the podcast into a weekly pop culture format, which now has over 6,000 downloads.

Reggie Pace attended VCU as a music education major. Majored in trombone, and minored in percussion. Co-Founder of NO BS! Brass, a high octane Brass explosion that's played festivals all over The United States, Europe, UK, and Canada. Toured the world with ‪Bon Iver, during which we won a Grammy for "Best New Artist". Played music in NYC’s Lincoln Center, DC’s Kennedy Center, The Billboard in Tokyo and Osaka, The Sydney Opera House, O2 Arena in Dublin Ireland, Wembley in London, Coachella, Bonnaroo, and the New Orleans Jazz Festival. 

Gabe Santamaria is an electric bass player that came onto the Richmond music scene in 2008 with The Santamaria Brothers and Soundstorm. Through the years, he’s been featured as a bass player in many Richmond staples such as Sam Reed Syndicate, Dance Candy, and eventually led his own outfit, The Flavor Project, who put out their first EP in 2014 titled ‘Frijoles Negros’. His skills landed him work as music director for RVA Tonight with Beau Cribbs. He’s continued work with all these groups and in recent years opened up La Cocina Studios with James Seretis where they produce and record music, as well as record The Hustle Season Podcast.


James Seretis is an audio engineer/producer and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist that grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He moved to Richmond in 2000 and spent a few years in VCU's jazz studies program. Around 2005 he became co-owner of the Richmond hip hop label Concice Records. Over the rest of the 2000s James focused on audio engineering and electronics repair. Then in 2012 he started making custom guitar effects for touring musicians. Two years later he started JS Laboratories, a custom audio electronics manufacturer. James's products have found their way to members of bands like Ween, Eagles of Death Metal and 21 Pilots. Around 2014 he became the engineer and second mic for Cut the Cord Radio. In 2016 he started La Cocina Recording Studios with Gabe Santamaria. He is currently engineer/producer for The Hustle Season Podcast and guitarist for the Flavor Project.